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NAFA Fleet Management Association seeks Subject Matter Experts(SMEs) to write an educational Resource Guide from a detailed outline provided and to create the associated Study Guide for a Department of Transportation (DOT) Module.
Once these reference materials are developed, NAFA intends to add them as a complete module of its Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) certification program.
Bids will be accepted for the entire module, or for individual chapters. Download the RFP here.
Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce Jen Gordon has been promoted to a full-time sales role as a Regional Sales Manager for its Southeast Team.
“During my time at Merchants, I’ve greatly enjoyed being able to work alongside our sales teams and deliver innovative solutions to clients,” said Gordon. “Working here has empowered me to grow professionally, and I’m excited to see what the future holds in this new role.”
Companies generally think of visits from the IRS the same way people think of being served a subpoena.
Whether it’s the possibility of an audit, or just … well, anything to do with an audit, not complying with IRS guidelines can be risky. And your vehicle program could be risking it all.
How does this work? Well, it depends on what vehicle program you have.
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By Bernie Kavanagh, Senior Vice President & General Manager, WEX Fleet
With 28 years in the fleet business, I’ve observed how technology has evolved and expanded to meet the diverse needs of businesses with vehicles.
But as we dive into the second half of 2019, one thing is plain: The pace of change in fleet is as fast as it’s ever been… and as slow as it will ever be.
In the span of about three weeks this summer, WEX rolled out payments for EV charges to its 11 million US fleet card holders, doubled its mobile payments network to 25,000 accepting sites and pondered what will happen “When the Car Becomes the Card” at an automotive tech conference in Southern California.
As work to connect the vehicle – and all its data — to your back office continues, the job becomes one of connecting dashboards, giving you an ever-more complete view of your fleet as it operates, visually, in real time.
We’re just getting started. READ MORE
More than 60 percent see autonomous trucks going mainstream within 10 years
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Keeping up with rapid changes in automotive technology is the greatest challenge facing the transportation industry this year, according to a survey of 120 fleet managers conducted by TD Bank at the NAFA Fleet Management Association Institution & Expo held in Louisville, Kentucky, earlier this year.
Some 52 percent of the respondents identified technological change as their biggest challenge, compared to 21 percent who said it’s the driver shortage. These concerns dwarfed others that have grabbed headlines recently: just 13 percent said their biggest worry is a potential economic slowdown, while only 8 percent pointed to disruption caused by e-commerce, and 6 percent said it is changing foreign trade policies.
“The transportation industry is on the brink of a major transformation,” said Anthony Sasso, Head of TD Equipment Finance at TD Bank. “Traditionally, the industry has been defined by trucks and infrastructure, but the use of mobile devices, GPS and electronics have revolutionized logistics.
“Looking ahead, we anticipate that transportation companies will invest heavily in innovation to help fleets optimize routes, better track inventory and produce more fuel-efficient and driverless vehicles.”
One last mile delivery service fleet achieved a stunning 81 percent reduction in collisions
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
The war against distracted driving has largely focused on cell phones and fleets have taken a variety of approaches to prevent it, from changing their policies to ban cell-phone use, to intensive messaging on its dangers, classroom and online driver training, and cell-phone blocking technology. To some extent or another, they all may have some effect, and all fleets need to pursue them. One big problem, though, is that using a cell phone to talk or text isn’t the only form of distraction.
In fact, distracted driving long predates the advent of digital technology. Before cell phones and lap top computers, there were many other actions that could take a driver’s eyes off the road long enough to lead to a collision, and all of them still exist. These include, but are not limited to, adjusting radio and climate controls, reaching for objects inside the cabin, reading, eating, grooming, talking to passengers, drowsiness, or simply gazing at the passing scenery.
One thing going for fleets that ban cell phone use while driving is that when someone is on the phone, there’s a record at the service provider that can be checked.