Getting The Most Out Of Your ELD Data: Halliburton’s Story
(Sponsored by MiX Telematics)
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Thanks to the ELD Mandate, virtually every U.S. trucking fleet now has the means to track myriad levels of data, ranging from driver behavior to driver hours of service to vehicle location. Yet most fleets are using only a portion of that data – hours of service, to ensure compliance with FMCSA rules.
In this session, oilfield services leader Halliburton will describe how its fleet operations team is leveraging data collected from its ELDs to impact not only compliance but also safety and efficiency – ensuring a positive ROI on their ELD investment.
NAFA webinars are available for FREE for all NAFA Members and $25 for non-members. Register now for the March 27 webinar!
Motus released its 2019 Cost of Vehicle Ownership Trend Report, which reveals how new vehicle prices, residual values and depreciation directly impact the costs of owning and operating vehicles.
The report found that depreciation accounted for 32.9 percent of the total cost to own and operate a vehicle over the past 12 months.
“This is a slight year-over-year decrease and establishes a three-year trend of gradual decreases in the rate of depreciation, representing an eight percent improvement since 2016,” said Ken Robinson, market research analyst for Motus.
Read more to access the full report.
Merchants Fleet is expanding its Truck Sales & Engineering Group in response to growing demand for vans and trucks and the specialized equipment that goes along with them.
Candice Groth, Director of Purchasing – Operations at Merchants Fleet, said, “Our goal with this team is to provide high-touch service to clients so their drivers have the right vehicles to do their jobs safely and efficiently. We also combine engineering expertise with dedicated truck sales experts, who both have strong relationships with upfitters and suppliers, to provide a smoother experience.”
By Laura Jozwiak, Senior Vice President of Sales and Client Relations, Wheels, Inc.
Hundreds, if not thousands of books, have been written on the critical skills needed to be successful in today’s corporate environment.
Rapid technology changes, multi-generational teams, and global competitiveness are just a few reasons why it is important to be adaptable, collaborative and organized in order to keep pace with the complex dynamics of today’s workforce. Honing these three skills can open doors – allowing you to take on new responsibilities and to grow within your organization.
By Art Liggio, President and CEO, Driving Dynamics
According to recent reports, the annual accident rate for fleets is currently around 20 percent and each results in an average cost in excess of $24,000. These statistics shed light on an area of opportunity to improve driver safety, which starts with adopting the proper training programs.
Researchers at leading traffic safety institutes around the world acknowledge that training can play an extremely important role in developing cultural values, beliefs, sound habits, and skills. But, that’s only if the proper instructional design methods for adult learners are incorporated into the training regimen.
Why is this important? Because properly trained fleet drivers can lower their risk of crashes using advanced driving techniques. However, gaining control of the behavioral challenges of drivers— the largest safety issue fleet operators struggle with today, still seems elusive when using outdated training methods.
A case study in optimizing vehicle utilization
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
One of the issues uncovered in last year’s benchmark study by the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators was that many of them were uncertain as to how efficiently they were using their vehicles. And, as a webinar sponsored by the NAFA Fleet Management Association last month hinted, the problem is that it can be hard for government fleets to monitor and measure vehicle use, especially when they are highly decentralized.
The subject of the webinar was the fleet owned by the City of Stamford, Connecticut, a booming suburb of 130,000 people about an hour’s drive from New York City. Seven years ago, the fleet consisted of slightly more than 1,100 vehicles, of which 80 were sedans, all operated as the exclusive assets of more than 45 different city departments and agencies.
Today, the sedan fleet has been trimmed to 21 vehicles, all centrally managed as a pooled fleet, and happily shared by all the same users.
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
In what is possibly a sure sign that mobile fleet vehicle maintenance is here to stay, YourMechanic announced today that tire giant Goodyear has added the company to its distribution network for consumers and fleets.
Under the arrangement, YourMechanic technicians will inspect the tires of vehicles they service and, using Goodyear’s predictive analysis capability, determine when the tires need to be replaced and where Goodyear can replace them.
The difference between outfits like YourMechanic and brick-and-mortar service stations is that the company brings those services to the car, rather than having the driver bring the car to the service station. What mobile providers are selling is convenience, but in the fleet market, the key selling point for mobile service providers is the time, productivity and money that they save the driver and his or her employer.