eDriving invites you to take advantage of their new online road safety magazine for your employees and their families, Three60, which includes:
- Guidance for safer at-work driving, including avoiding distractions, winter driving and other seasonal safety messages
- Road safety news from around the world including new laws, studies and shocking headlines
- Family safety updates including tips and best practice advice on child and teen road safety
- Motorcycle safety news, maintenance and rider tips
NAFA Webinar: Wednesday , November 21, 2018, 12:00-1:00 PM EST
Instructors: Dennis Straight, Chief Technology Officer, Donlen; Elizabeth Rossiter, Director, Telematics and Safety Products, Donlen; and John Korte, VP Mobility Business Development, Donlen
Topics:Fleet professionals have to prepare for the arrival of connected vehicles, and be prepared for electrification, cyber security, and autonomous vehicles. You are the fleet expert, and your senior leaders will turn to you for answers. Learn how to be in a position of authority by learning what is on the horizon.
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.” 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.
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.
By John F. Wysseier, President and Chief Executive Officer, The CEI Group, Inc.
Of all the technological advances mankind has achieved over the millennia that have changed the way we live and work, Machine Learning (ML) may well prove to be the one with the most powerful and disruptive effects.
And while one application – autonomous vehicles – is still in its infancy, ML applications in many other business applications are already here and more are on the way.
ML grew out of the computer science of artificial intelligence (AI). Broadly speaking, AI refers to computers programmed to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, like recognizing images and speech and making decisions. As remarkable as that is, ML goes one step further: it creates computers that can learn from experience and actually improve their performance.
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
This year’s survey by the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) confirmed that most state and public university fleets follow best practices in many areas, but also found room for improvement in their acquisition and safety programs and their use of telematics.
The organization received complete responses from 27 state governments and agencies and 17 public universities, with more than 207,000 vehicles, from class 1 through 8, under management. Many of the fleets comprise law enforcement vehicles in addition to civilian assets. Results from the survey, which was managed by the fleet consulting firm of Mercury Associates, were presented at the NSCFA’s State Fleet Managers’ Workshop in New Orleans at the end of September.
By Andrew Boada, Editor at Large
More and more fleets are getting on board the zero emissions bandwagon these days, and so are accepting TCOs that are higher than those for fossil-fuelled cars and trucks in order to acquire electric vehicles.
And while it’s true that at the tailpipe, hybrids (HEVs) and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) emit fewer no greenhouse gas emissions, the bigger picture reveals another story.
The truth – which may be a surprise to some and appear to be heresy to others – is that when you consider the proverbial bottom line, both financially and environmentally, internal combustion vehicles (ICEVs) may be the way to go for fleets, at least for most locations and for the time being. This will take some explaining, but it comes down to this: manufacturing and powering EVs each entail the creation of greenhouse gases.