As vehicles and transport systems become smarter, a new report from Shell reveals, while 59% of industry professionals are excited about the role new technologies will play in their sector, over a third (39%) find it hard to stay informed about new developments.
Shell’s Planning for the Future of Fleets examines trends in commercial transport and explores how fleet professionals feel about their roles, future skills and training. The report includes advice about how to create new partnerships and negotiate contracts to accelerate adoption of new vehicles and technologies; anticipating the rise of ‘virtual fleets’ and their impact on operations and finance.
With organizations tasking fleet professionals to reduce costs and increase responsibilities, members look to NAFA to provide the education, resources, and information to meet these needs.
For over 60 years, NAFA has been the gold standard in fleet, offering valuable tools and insights developed by fleet professionals for fleet professionals.
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Winter weather conditions impact driver safety regardless of the experience level of the driver.
Here, eDriving provides safe winter driving tips for fleet, safety and risk managers to distribute to their employees who drive at work AND their families. These winter safety tips will help all drivers prepare for the hazards of winter and return home to their loved ones every day, whatever the weather.
By John Petrucelli, Vice President of R&D and Product Innovation, Motus
Cloud and mobility solutions have converged with the on-demand economy to fuel an increase in people that drive for work, while serving other roles for their business – the food delivery driver, the regional store manager, the repair specialist, to name a few.
All of these different mobile employees have unique needs that their businesses must be able to support. Vehicle programs, meanwhile, have been slow to catch up to the new dynamic. A one-size-fits-all program is no longer the soundest approach.
So how do you determine what type of vehicle program is the best fit for your mobile workers and your business? One key consideration: mileage. The best practices for low mileage drivers are very different from high mileage drivers.
By Ed Pierce, Fleet Industry Marketer
In my last three ‘Call to Action’ columns, I began a series of tips from an article by Anna Kucirkova of Connex Direct Marketing entitled “Four Key Steps Toward Successful Marketing Communication.”
It is a great read with plenty of ideas for fleet industry firms interested in better marketing. Here is the last installment of her story.
When it comes to developing and then deploying an effective marketing plan, there are some highly useful tools available that will make everything work more smoothly.
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
There’s more talk across America these days that the federal and state fuel taxes that are used to keep our highways and bridges in shape be replaced by another, more reliable source of funding: a Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) tax, also referred to as a mileage-based user fee.
The subject came up at the last meeting of NAFA’s government affairs committee, of which I’m a member, the agenda question being whether the organization should take a position on it. (We haven’t, at least not yet.) It was also the subject of an article in the September issue of NAFA’s Fleet Solutions magazine.
I, for one, like the idea of replacing the current federal and state fuel tax scheme with a mileage-based user fee, and believe it’s inevitable. But while it could solve one big program, it would it would also play havoc with fleets’ plans to transition to an electric fleet. Without a steep reduction in the cost of batteries, a steep rise in the price of gasoline, or a government mandate regardless of cost, a VMT could well slow down that transition.
Here’s a cheeky look at the 10 best and worst in automobile technology this year, from Alex Roy, a championship rally race driver-turned automotive gadfly and iconoclast for Meredith, Inc.’s automotive portal, The Drive.
“We love Top 10 lists, but it’s the 10 Worst lists that really get our hearts pumping. A lot of automotive ‘journalists’ pull their punches so as not to endanger those sweet, sweet junkets. I don’t have that problem. I was blacklisted years ago by just about everyone.
“Am I too honest? Maybe. Too unpredictable? Probably. But I say you can’t trust someone who hasn’t said something negative about someone. If everything was great, cars wouldn’t need warranties. If software-based tech functioned as promised, I wouldn’t have a column.
Read the article at The Drive.