Motus CEO Craig Powell was named Executive of the Year – Medium and Large Companies category in the Best in Biz Awards 2018 International.
Best in Biz, which honors companies, teams, executives, and products worldwide for their business successes, recognized Craig for leading Motus through a successful merger and acquisition of Runzheimer to turn the company into the dominant market platform for cutting-edge mobile workforce solutions.
AFLA announces the program schedule for the 2018 Annual Corporate Fleet Conference, “Catch That Magic Moment Right Now”, to be held October 1-3 in Orlando, FL.
Check out the AFLA website for this year’s program schedule details, including speaker information and networking activities for Tuesday afternoon.
By John Round, Assistant Vice President of Sales, Wheels, Inc.
Many companies overcomplicate their customer experience by using the advice of outside focus groups and consultants. They forget the power of simply showing up.
I recently had an unexpectedly pleasant customer service experience just because someone showed up and did their job, and it made a powerful impression on me.
In the Midwest, spring begins to show some signs of life in June. However, along with the occasional 60-degree day comes the obvious reminder of winter’s toll on our neighborhood. It was during one of those 60-degree days that I was walking our dog and noticed our sidewalk looked as if it had been plowed with a jackhammer.
There were large cracks and uneven pavement that made walking on it a challenge. The more I stared at the sidewalk the more I wondered who’d be liable if someone were to trip and get hurt…in front of my house, which gets a ton of foot traffic.
By John Petrucelli, Vice President of R&D and Product Innovation, Motus
It may come as no surprise, but the number one question we hear from businesses with mobile employees is: How can we cut costs in our vehicle program?
The truth is, cost savings are easier than ever to achieve in today’s digital age. Not by paying mobile workers less or automating and diminishing your workforce, but by clearly understanding how you can transform processes with new technology. What’s really holding businesses back from cost savings is a lack of understanding around how seamless these changes can be.
For a long time, companies have thought about their vehicle programs in three main categories: company-provided vehicles, flat allowance programs and cents-per-mile programs.
By Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
Employers large and small are concerned about the question of employee engagement.
Increasingly, experts are finding that most American workers are not very “engaged” on the job. By definition, engaged employees are more productive, in tune with the organization’s goals, and enthusiastic about performing their jobs. However, surveys conducted by the Gallup Organization paint a very dark picture when it comes to the question “How engaged are American workers?” The answer is… Not very engaged.
According to Gallup, as many as 70 percent of American workers are actively disengaged. That translates to an estimated $300 billion lost annually by disengaged workers who are unmotivated, under-performing and mistake prone!
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
A “perfect storm” is forcing government fleets to outsource an activity that the overwhelming majority still complete in-house: routine vehicle maintenance.
That’s the outlook from Steve Saltzgiver, a 30-year-plus fleet management executive who’s spent the last six years as a consultant with Mercury Associates, in an hour-long interview with Fleet Management Weekly. Mr. Saltzgiver had previously been a journey technician, transit supervisor, and a fleet executive for a city, two states and two corporations, executive director of the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators and is currently a member of the NAFA Board of Directors.
In Part One, Mr. Saltzgiver said that in the face of an accelerating shortage of qualified auto technicians and increasingly complex vehicles, government fleets may need to begin considering the outsourcing of their routine maintenance. In Part Two, he talks about the economics of fleet routine maintenance in the public and private sectors, and explains why outsourcing is usually less expensive.