Integration with the ARI insights system will offer fleets access to real-time authorization data and new features that will provide greater levels of control and flexibility
ARI® announces the introduction of a revolutionary new tool for managing fuel expenses: the WEX Millennium Platform. With access to real-time authorization data, increased control over transactions, and the ability to create multiple fuel profiles with different parameters, the new platform offers organizations greater clarity into their fuel expenses and enhanced control over their fuel spend.
“ARI is proud to be the first fleet management company to integrate with WEX on this new platform,” said Frank Carbone, vice president of global product management. “This new platform will empower our clients and provide them with the data, insight and tools they need to meaningfully manage their fuel expenses.”
NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, is proud to announce the newest members of its Board of Directors.
Recently elected to three-year terms were:
• Nancy Bean, CAFM®, City of Provo, Utah
• Richard Battersby, CAFM®, City of Oakland
• Michael Camnetar, CAFM®, LeasePlan USA
• Maria Neve, Merchants Fleet Management
NTEA recently published the 2018 Fleet Purchasing Outlook, which explores the commercial vehicle landscape and measures common acquisition incentives. This study is designed to give the work truck industry insight into the projected direction of the fleet community.
“The 2018 Fleet Purchasing Outlook is an essential tool for industry stakeholders,” said NTEA Executive Director Steve Carey. “It provides enhanced awareness of the fleet perspective and can help companies effectively navigate market fluctuations and understand vocational fleet purchasing trends.”
Safer With Sensors: Modernizing Your Fleet Safety Program
Time:12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Instructor: Eleanor Horowitz, Product Marketing Manager, Samsara
Organizations strive to reduce accidents across their fleet, to protect their drivers, the public, and their CSA scores. Safety programs that reward accident-free drivers and provide regular employee training are helpful tools, but the most effective safety programs reduce risky behavior by leveraging real-time information about driving habits and incidents.
In this webinar, learn how modern sensor technology can provide a live window into what’s really happening on the road — and how you can use this information to build a comprehensive program that gets buy-in and results.
There are going to be heroes in this revolution. My advice to government fleet managers everywhere is to embrace it, because there’s no stopping it. Your choice is simple: get on board or be left behind!
By Robert S. Martinez, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Police Department
Over the past 12 months, the all-electric vehicle revolution has accelerated to the point that there should be little doubt in anybody’s mind that EV’s are the future of government fleets, if not the world’s. Now, it’s time that every government fleet consider getting on board. What makes me say that? Four game-changing news items since the beginning of last year:
- The introduction of affordable electric vehicles that have a range of over 200 miles.
- More than 30 cities united last year to research a joint bid on more than 100,000 EVs to achieve lower prices.
- Expanding recharging infrastructure.
- Automakers’ plans for significantly expanded EV production, at a profit.
An attempt to clear up any confusion, or: is this any way to promote EVs?
By Mark Boada, Senior Editor
OK, so the federal government offers a tax credit if you buy electric vehicles, right? Well, actually, the correct answer is “Yes. No. And Maybe.” And you might well ask, “How can that be?”
It’s “yes” because the credit – which could reach as high as $7,500 – was set to expire as of the end of 2017, but was extended by the new tax law President Trump signed last December. But it’s “no” if you buy an EV in 2018, because the new tax law extended the credit only for purchases made in 2017. And it’s “maybe” because the credit could be extended again for 2018 or beyond, if Congress and Trump decide to later this year.
That doesn’t make it easy for fleets to plan, but it’s not the first time.
The Washington Post
Germany’s highest administrative court upheld lower court rulings that cities and towns can be forced to ban diesel vehicles to comply with European Union clean air standards for nitrous oxide emissions, which are blamed for some 75,000 German deaths a year.
In 2017, 66 German cities failed to meet the E.U.’s standards. The ruling itself doesn’t impose bans, but allows them as a last resort if other methods don’t bring emissions into compliance.
“Successive German governments have incentivized the sale of diesel vehicles, which were long thought to be a better environmental choice than gasoline-powered cars because, although they produce more smog and soot, the emit less heat-trapping carbon.
“Despite the ruling, the German automobile club ADC said in a statement that it does not expect cities across German to implement sweeping bans on diesel cars. Instead, it advocates hardware fixes and a more ‘comprehensive solution’ for attaining cleaner air.”
Read the article at The Washington Post