Join your peers at the only conference focused exclusively on employer road safety
NETS 2018 Annual STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Benchmark Conference convenes each year to share road safety case studies, new research, emerging issues as well as review of the NETS annual STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Fleet Safety Benchmark Report. October 10-11, Omni Frisco Hotel, Frisco, Texas.
Be inspired by engaging keynote speakers representing leaders across the road safety industry and add your perspective to the conversation!
Webinar: Learn From Your Peers: How Fleet Leaders Identify Fleet-Ready Technologies to Avoid Risk When Deploying EVs
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Instructor: Clay Siegert, Co-Founder and COO, XL Hybrids
To meet sustainability requirements, more and more fleets are seeking electrified vehicle solutions that are outside the OEM box, including aftermarket upfits and even vehicles from start-up OEM’s.
To avoid unnecessary risk when deploying electrified vehicles, fleet managers want fleet-ready technologies that are reliable, that integrate seamlessly into fleet operations, and won’t affect their OEM warranty.
Work Truck Solutions is announcing that Tony Solano has joined the company as their VP of Sales.
Tony’s previous experience in Automotive DMS, SaaS, and CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) make him highly qualified to lead the growth of Work Truck Solutions, a company building business solutions in the work truck industry.
Tony is responsible for leading in-house sales managers and field representatives in building relationships with dealerships, OEMs, body manufacturers, distributors, and other industry contacts.
Following is an excerpt of the NAFA Foundation’s newest paper. To download a free copy of the full paper, please visit this link.
Driven by increasing demands from executive management to control costs, over the past decade procurement professionals have assumed a position of increasing influence over automotive fleet management.
This ranges from simply being granted a more assertive role in selecting vehicles and suppliers, to the absorption of fleet into the procurement domain.
While mobility as a service – known in the fleet world as “MaaS” – is gaining traction among fleets in Europe, it’s widely believed that in the U.S. many are talking about it but only a few are doing much about it. FMW recently caught up with John Korte, vice president of Donlen’s mobility business development team, to ask him what his company is doing about it, both in the U.S. and overseas. Here’s a transcript of our interview with him, edited for clarity and economy.
– Mark Boada, Executive Editor.
What kinds of products and services is Donlen offering to providers of mobility as a service that could also be used by traditional fleets?
At Donlen, over the last 12 to 18 months we’ve come up with several new products and services that are being utilized by ride-hailing and ride-sharing companies, three of which we could ultimately offer to our traditional corporate fleet clients.
By John Wolford, Vice President, Business Process, Quality, and Sourcing, The CEI Group, Inc.
Supplements are additions to original estimates that can knock you for a loop.
Ideally, you want your first estimates to be reliable before you authorize repairs. But how can you accomplish that? There’s a cure that sharp accident management service providers take advantage of, but before revealing it, let’s define terms.
Supplements occur when there is damage inside the vehicle that wasn’t seen or anticipated when an estimate is written. They are revisions to initial estimates, and require additional customer approval for repairs to proceed. According to industry experts, supplements are issued for some 30 percent of all collision repair jobs nationwide, and the average dollar amount is around 25 percent over and above the original estimate. If that’s your fleet’s record, take heart: you can cut the number of supplements you receive by half or more.
By John Challen, Editor, International Fleet World
As automakers continue to innovate and incorporate new technologies into cars for the ultimate driving experience, new safety and cybersecurity challenges are emerging.
Connected and autonomous vehicles will be dictated by software, so it is critical that this software is safe and secure over the lifetime of the car. Consumer safety, costly recalls and brand reputation are at stake when a vehicle is compromised. For fleets, security is essential to ensuring that uptime and efficiency levels are as high as possible, and drivers must be confident that they are safe – in every sense – behind the wheel.
In response to this, BlackBerry has set out a seven-pillar recommendation for OEMs and the fleet industry to follow to try to ensure that cars can be made as safe and secure as possible.