Mike Albert Fleet Solutions has announced a new Fleet Electrification Referral Program designed to pair customers considering electrifying their fleets with best-in-class charge point providers.
The program, which includes new partnerships with ChargePoint, Blink Charging Co., and Enel X Way, will help fleet managers quickly and seamlessly navigate the logistics of electrification, including charging infrastructure, navigating government incentives, financing, and ongoing support.
By Brian Holland, President and CEO of Fleet Advantage
Even though 2023 started a few months ago, the transportation fleet sector continues to face numerous industry, economic and environmental challenges that are certain to create operational turbulence.
Everything from fuel and equipment prices due to interest rates, ongoing driver and technician shortages, and a possible economic recession have many in the industry on edge as they navigate through the early parts of this year. There are a handful of critical areas the industry must continue to navigate through to remain prosperous during the current and ongoing economic turbulence.
With the right plan in place and the right asset management partner, you’ll find better flexibility to make agile business decisions that benefit your employees, customers, and the environment.
By Frank Terlep, Vice President for ADAS Services for OPUS IVS
In a recent survey, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that owners of vehicles equipped with front crash prevention, blind spot detection or rearview or other visibility-enhancing cameras, still had issues with the features even after the initial repair job was completed.
There’s no denying that identifying, recruiting, and retaining qualified repair technicians is difficult today, but the standardization of how vehicles are repaired properly, especially with crash avoidance technology, is simply not there.
By Dave Bean, FMW Associate Editor
Global fast-food giant Restaurant Brands International (RBI) transitioned nearly one-third of its Burger King US field team from driving gasoline-powered vehicles to more environmentally conscious EVs.
To accomplish the goal of electrifying much of its traveling workforce and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, RBI and Burger King reached out to Element Fleet Management, which has its own well-established track record of global corporate sustainability.
“It was instantly clear Burger King is serious about following through with their commitments and finding solutions that have long-term payoff and positive impact on the environment,” said David Madrigal, Chief Commercial Officer at Element Fleet Management.
By Ed Pierce, Contributing Editor, Fleet Management Weekly
Jennifer Costabile serves as General Director, Marketing and Sales Enablement for General Motors Fleet and brings more than 30 years of experience and success in automotive sales and marketing management.
She has worked for every division of General Motors and has held a number of leadership roles throughout GM’s U.S. operations. Here, Jennifer answers a number of questions that provide insight into her success in the automotive and fleet industries.
This is part of the Fleet Management Weekly series of Women in Fleet Management (WIFM) profiles.