The next WIFM Webinar will be held Wednesday, May 16th from 2-3pm CT.
The host will be Carol Phillips, multiple award-winning author of, 52 Simple Ways to Health, and host of the Ask Coach Carol radio show on WTPL-FM. As an energetic corporate health coach and consultant, she has helped hundreds of employers and thousands of employees improve their wellness using her proven techniques.
Carol’s message is clear: Health is all about being happy, listening to our true inner voice, and making one healthy choice at a time!
Download Donlen’s free white paper to learn how you can manage your fleet’s safety data and take action to reduce your fleet’s accident rate.
Do you know which data points to monitor in order to proactively correct risky driving behavior and prevent accidents in your fleet? Download Donlen’s latest white paper today to learn how you can use data to prevent fleet accidents and most importantly, ensure your drivers get home safely.
LeasePlan USA announces the newest addition to its executive leadership team. Felipe Smolka joins the company as senior vice president and transformation officer.
Smolka will lead the strategy to drive modernization and innovation across the U.S. subsidiary and launch the company further into its journey to deliver what’s next for fleet, mobility and connected vehicles.
“The market moves fast, and the fleet industry – as we know it – is changing,” said Smolka. “Higher customer expectations, tech disruption and fast product cycles present an immense opportunity for LeasePlan to leverage data and user insights to deliver engaging products, and much deeper and meaningful experiences.”
NAFA Fleet Management Association will hold a unique panel of top automobile executives that will reveal the significant mobility and technological improvements in store for fleet vehicles.
This event, How OEMs are Addressing “Mobility” and the Future of Fleet, will take place at NAFA I&E on Thursday, April 26th, at 8:30 AM in Expo Hall D.
Lending their expertise and insight into this year’s panel are: Michele Bartlett, General Manager, Commercial and Government Fleet Sales, Ford; Frank Dankovich, Director, Fleet Sales, FCA; Dave Depew, General Manager, Fleet Sales, Toyota Motor, North America; and Ed Peper, US Vice President, GM Fleet.
The presentation will be moderated by Fleet Management Weekly CEO and Editor in Chief Janice Sutton.
By Bernie Kavanagh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Large Fleet, WEX, Inc.
By getting machines to recognize patterns on their own, machine learning has powered massive data transformations across industries, making computing processes more efficient and affordable and making it possible for cars to drive themselves and for internet search functions to become increasingly sophisticated.
In the fleet industry, it’s already helped companies cut down on unnecessary fuel spend and to adopt technologies such as video-based driver safety systems. And thanks to new advances in Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), machine learning is now providing an entirely new level of data protection and security for B2B and cross-border payments.
These types of payments are historically complex and scattered through multiple parties. They require the movement of data along with funds and have been more complicated to track for mishaps and more vulnerable to fraudulent and unethical spending. In the past, to predict future spendings, companies had to manually track data-focused spending trends and habits. Today’s APIs allow fleet companies to monitor for suspicious behavior and fraudulent activity while also providing their employees with several options for payment.
READ MORE to learn how APIs can help fleets tackle these risks.
By Laura Jozwiak, Senior Vice President of Sales and Client Relations, Wheels, Inc.
Now what do we do?
We started having these Customer Driven conversations 18 months ago, sharing many topics over that time ranging from the importance of practice to going beyond expectations to building loyalty and authenticity. I have enjoyed hearing and being part of the conversations that these topics have spawned. It is inspiring to know that these ideas have expanded beyond this column.
That said, while we may have read and talked about these topics, taking action is what makes a difference. And now seems like a good time to discuss how to integrate this information into your specific world; what works for one person or organization may not work for others.
This is where it is helpful to have someone with whom you can bounce ideas around to determine how to best incorporate them into your situation. Think about a good role model or mentor within your organization who knows you well and can help direct what ideas would work best for your personality, your role, and company culture.
By Art Liggio, President and CEO, Driving Dynamics
Picture this scene: you, a seasoned fleet driver; are driving through the city, traveling at the posted speed-limit. You find yourself passing through busy controlled intersections—all of a sudden your cell phone rings, what is your next move?
Same scenario, but this time imagine your newly-licensed teenage son or daughter behind the wheel, driving through the city, traveling at the posted speed-limit, moving through busy controlled intersections—all of a sudden the cell phone rings, what will be your teenager’s response?
Like all parents, you hope that your teen will make the decision not to answer the call or respond to the text message. What assurances do you have that the correct decision will be made? The first step in helping your child become a safe and responsible driver is to acknowledge that you play the most important role in their success behind the wheel.