EnVue Telematics has partnered with industrial Internet of Things (IoT) leader Samsara to offer products that increase the efficiency, safety and sustainability of operations that power the nation’s economy.
EnVue will offer Samsara’s industry-leading connected fleet management solutions. This includes fleet management software, AI-powered harsh event detection systems, dashboard cams, asset tracking systems that improve Department of Transportation compliance, and driver mobile apps.
“We are excited to kick start this partnership between Samsara and EnVue Telematics,” said Iain Denham, Senior Director of Global Partner Sales at Samsara.
Read more at EnVue Telematics.
NAFA’s CAFM program is recognized as the industry standard
In a year that saw dramatic advancements to its Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM®) program, including its computer-based testing platform going fully online in October, NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to recognize its Class Of 2018/2019 CAFM graduates.
CAFM-designation identifies excellence in fleet knowledge. The 2018/2019 class officially closed with the on-site graduation walk at the 2019 Institute & Expo, which took place on April 15-17, in Louisville, Ky.
The 2018/2019 graduates are:
Merchants Fleet News
Nashua N.H. native and CEO of Merchants Fleet Brendan P. Keegan has been named a silver winner in the Executive of the Year – Medium Companies category in Best in Biz Awards.
Keegan was recognized for his innovative leadership, which has fueled Merchants Fleet’s strategic direction and been the driving force behind its industry-leading growth.
“With our strategic focus on innovation across the company and our move into our new building, it has been a remarkable year for Merchants,” said Gary Singer, Owner of Merchants Fleet and Chairman of the Corporate Board.
Read more at Merchants Fleet News.
Partnering with mobile, eco-friendly, waterless car wash and detailing services
Auto Driveaway press release
Auto Driveaway Systems, LLC, through its newly formed entity, Sparkl Mobile LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a majority interest in Sparkle Mobile LLC, a leading provider of mobile, eco-friendly, waterless car wash and detailing services based in Chicago, Illinois.
“We’ve done extensive testing of the Sparkl service offerings and are very pleased with the results and the potential throughout our network,” says Rodney Ruth, President and CEO of Auto Driveaway.
By John Wysseier, CEO and President, The CEI Group, Inc.
In today’s rapidly evolving world of business, disruption is both a universal opportunity and threat. That’s why companies that want to survive and thrive need to practice disruptive marketing.
But what, you may ask, is disruptive marketing and how does it differ from traditional marketing? To answer, we first have to agree on what marketing is in general: the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines marketing simply as “the act or process of selling or purchasing in a market.”
If there’s one overriding characteristic that distinguishes disruptive marketing from traditional marketing, it’s the extent to which disruptive marketing takes advantage of digital information technology and the Internet, to which I will add another: disruptive marketing is driven by customer needs and desires.
READ MORE for a description detailing the differing characteristics between traditional marketing and disruptive marketing.
By Anthony Sasso, Head of TD Bank Equipment Finance
2019 was a year of disruption and change for fleets, which will set the tone for 2020.
According to FTR Associates’ latest Trucking Update, the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) spent most of the year in the negatives. This will set the tone for 2020, although the TCI is projected to be closer to neutral in 2020. FTR’s loadings outlook for 2020 is weakening but still shows growth, with a forecasted growth of .6% down from .9% previously.
There are two catalysts driving change in the industry. The first is e-commerce, which was the source of industry disruption in 2019. The second one has loomed on the horizon for a while now: we continue to see signs of a slowing economy. Even as growth slows, there is still plenty of room for fleet managers to maneuver so long as they prepare now for a possible downturn.
Next year promises to bring both challenge and opportunity for fleet managers.
By Kurt Thearling, Vice President, Analytics, WEX
Analyzing data is built into our brains.
The cavemen analyzed data to understand animal migration and hunting patterns to help them survive. Sailors analyzed data to make charting improvements on their ocean voyages. Astronauts use data to connect to places mankind had only dreamed of going.
In a sense, we’re still exploring and learning new things about how data can be collected and used. We often bring together new data, creating endless combinations and layers to answer a plethora of questions. By combining data in new ways, we may even answer questions that we didn’t know we had.
But, let’s start at the beginning. For a fuel payments company like WEX, that means right at the pump.