Holman Enterprises, a global automotive services organization, today announced several leadership appointments that will further support the company’s strategic vision and continued growth.
Company veteran Rick Tousaw will fill the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer for Holman Enterprises, overseeing the strategic development and execution of the organization’s marketing efforts. Tousaw also serves as Chief Commercial Officer for the Holman businesses focused on serving the fleet industry - ARI, Auto Truck Group and Holman Parts Distribution.
To further strengthen its position as the premier fleet management provider in the industry, ARI has promoted Anthony Foursha to Executive Vice President, Sales and Service Excellence.
Additionally, Craig Balfour has been named Vice President of Marketing for Holman Automotive, one of the largest privately-held dealership groups in the United States
TRUCE Software announced the release of its Employee Utilization Dashboard. A significant expansion of its Management Console tools, the Utilization Dashboard is designed to give customers increased visibility and insights into the use of the TRUCE application across their workforce with tools to identify risks in mobile device policy compliance.
TRUCE’s patented technology offers employers the ability to manage employee access to mobile apps in designated work zones and company vehicles using contextual indicators and location-specific beacons. As a result, employees work smarter and safer in designated zones, where an individual’s mobile device is in use – behind a desk, in a meeting room, driving a vehicle, working at a jobsite, etc.
The Utilization Dashboard ensures the TRUCE app is installed and operating effectively on employee devices, while improving policy compliance by identifying individuals – on an employee-by-employee and device-by-device basis – who may not be using the system properly.
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Driving Dynamics Inc. announced Carl Cormier, senior driving instructor for the company, will present: “The Brave New World of Technology and Driver Safety: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” on Wednesday, November 20th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the upcoming utility fleet conference.
His session will focus on educating participants about the safety challenges utility fleet drivers face in an era of emerging technologies and how these new tools and systems can help and potentially hurt fleets from a liability perspective. Cormier will conclude the session with best practices on how utility fleet and safety departments can decrease overall vehicle incident rates.
“We're experiencing drastic changes in how we conduct our lives, with technology becoming more imbedded in our daily routines. So, what impact are these trends having on your organization’s safety performance?”
Booster announced it has started gas routes in Seattle, Wash. The company launches the market with new, local customers including Advanced Government Services, Century Link, and Monarch.
Current customers have also expanded Booster service to their Seattle fleets including Traffic Management Inc. and Imperfect Produce. Seattle is the first market the company has launched since its $56 million series C funding round in June.
“Seattle holds a special place in Booster history. It was after sitting in line at a gas station on Capitol Hill one rainy day that I was inspired to create Booster,” said Frank Mycroft, CEO, Booster. “We’ve delivered over two million tanks of gas safely and sustainably. It’s exciting to see how much we’ve accomplished, and we’re just getting started. We believe a gas station that is mobile and comes to consumers and fleets is the future.”
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Becca Rabinowitz, Director of Strategic Business Lines at SpotHero
For decades, personal cars have been mobility’s bread and butter.
But with the rise of attractive alternatives to personal vehicles, car ownership is no longer a necessity for people living in urban areas. And with a new generation fully accustomed to finding services through their smartphones, dozens of shared car providers are looking to fill the new desire for cars-on-demand.
But when you consider how much work goes into maintaining just one car, it makes you wonder how car share fleets are managing the logistics of car ownership—the responsibilities consumers have been quick, and thankful, to relinquish.
Companies like ReachNow, Canvas, and LimePod have felt the weight of these challenges in recent months, making now an important moment to think critically about how fleets can continue to support this growing demand. Before assuming responsibility over thousands of cars at once, fleets will need to master the three core logistical challenges of managing shared cars at scale: storage, payments, and servicing.