Enterprise Holdings, Inc. announced Chrissy Taylor, the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to CEO effective Jan. 1.
Taylor becomes only the fourth CEO in the company’s more than 60-year history and the third generation of Taylor family CEO leadership, preceded as CEO by her father Andy Taylor and grandfather Jack Taylor.
“With her hands-on and diverse experience at all levels of the company, Chrissy is well prepared to take Enterprise into its next era of success,” said Enterprise Executive Chairman Andy Taylor.
Read more of the press release.
WEX today announced that it will begin managing the proprietary fleet fuel card program of Valero Energy Corp.
The agreement, which the parties anticipate will be fully implemented by April 1, 2020, will enhance the technology and service of the fleet fuel card program, including introducing the ability to make mobile payments, and will provide added benefits to Valero’s fleet customers.
“We’re excited for the addition of Valero to WEX’s commercial fuel card portfolio and look forward to deepening the brand’s value in its core markets,” said Brian Fournier, Senior Vice President of Global Fleet Partners at WEX..
Learn more at WEX.
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.
One study shows that road rage at this time of the year rises by 200 percent due to holiday-related stress and experts say the best way to respond is to not react at all.
Tailgating was found to make motorists the angriest at 44 percent, followed by distracted driving (42 percent), getting cut off (33 percent), driving too slow (30 percent), and not using turn signals (28 percent).
If you feel you’re in danger because of another driver’s actions, use a cell phone to call police or drive to a police station if there’s one within proximity to get law enforcement involved. Never exit your vehicle to confront the other person if you’re at a traffic signal or are otherwise stopped.
Read the article at Forbes.
‘Twas the night before Christmas
when panic set in,
And Driving Dynamics’ got a call from a friend.
Mrs. Claus phoned the team
about an elf that’s been bold,
And that’s where our story of helping Santa unfolds…
“Santa my darling,” said Mrs. Claus, with a calm grin,
“The elves were out earlier, joy riding again.
Now the sled’s beaten up and the reins a bit stuck,
So for this Christmas Eve, you must take the truck.”
“I’ve called Driving Dynamics to teach all you need to know.
They are eager and happy to prepare you for driving in snow.
Give the deer the night off but take an elf (or two)
And follow Driving Dynamics’ safety advice
so you’ll know what to do.”
Read more to learn how Driving Dynamics helped Santa!
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Want help in making your fleet part of the mobility revolution? Want to be sure your pooled fleet is operating at maximum utilization?
Then look no further than Ridecell, a San Francisco-based company that has been selected as a strategic partner by some of the biggest names in the industry, like Penske, 3M, BMW, Volkswagen, and Denso, the Japanese maker of automotive components.
Not one to be bashful about its prowess, the company bills itself as having “the world’s most intelligent mobility platform.” Here’s what the company’s website says about it:.
“The Ridecell platform provides the technology needed to run a standalone ride-hailing or carsharing operation—or a hybrid service that combines both. End-to-end automation covers onboarding new riders, checking IDs, dynamic pricing, driver-rider matching, ride scheduling, payment processing, demand-supply balancing, personalized settings, and even referral programs and promotions. And, of course, there’s a customizable app that’s easy for drivers and riders to love.”
To learn more, Fleet Management Weekly recently spoke with Mark Thomas, Ridecell’s vice president of marketing and strategic alliances. READ MORE
Liability for a supsended License and multiple violations
By Trent Dressen, Director of Sales, SuperVison
March 1997, a 23 year-old man was driving his Chevy 4×4 pickup truck when he was hit by a semi-truck owned by a commercial trucking company.
The semi-truck crossed the centerline and hit the pickup truck head-on. The young man suffered a ruptured left anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, which required reconstructive surgery. He sued the trucking company for negligent hiring, retention, and supervision of its driver due to the truck drivers’ record. Between 1978 and 1997, the driver had been convicted of 21 traffic violations, most of which involved speeding, a DUI, and he was driving with a suspended license at the time of the accident.