As you know, the FLEXYs are a true fleet management industry award.
Every fleet management professional is welcome to submit an entry for the Fleet Excellence Awards, regardless of where their fleet is based in the world. Nominees are not required to be Members of NAFA Fleet Management Association and are not required to have a CAFM® certification. Further, there is no cost for submissions.
The Fleet Excellence Award winners are chosen from a blind voting process. FLEXY submissions depend solely on the quality of fleet-related accomplishments. Each submission contains a summary of the registrant’s work in 500 words or less. Winners will be honored at NAFA’s 2020 Institute & Expo. in Indianapolis, IN.
Global automotive finance, leasing, fleet and mobility management software provider, Sofico, can look back on a year of global success.
In terms of key market trends, Sofico sees the provision of a wider choice of mobility options through a managed mobility budget becoming more commonplace throughout Europe, a trend which it believes could gather pace throughout key EU markets in 2020.
“This doesn’t mean the company car is dead,” said Gémar Hompes, Managing Director. “Far from it, with cars becoming ever more sophisticated and low emission with each new generation. But there is a growth in multi-modal means of corporate transport that are more about getting the employee from A to B in the most cost-effective way, rather than providing them with a car as a matter of course.
The outlook for the 2020 used market is positive, at least according to three remarketers from three fleet management companies.
Brian Garner, manager, ARI Remarketing Solutions; Jeff Krogen, assistant vice president of fleet strategy for Enterprise Fleet Management; and John Wuich, vice president strategic consulting services at Donlen provided their insight.
Garner said that he and his team expect the used market to continue to be mostly healthy in 2020, but he does predict a slight downturn compared to 2019.
Read the article at Merchants Fleet.
Registration is now open for the AFLA Canada 2020 Fleet Summit, which is focusing on North American Best Practices & Benchmarking for anyone who has responsibilities within the Canadian fleet marketplace.
The preliminary program is outlined on the AFLA website here, and you’ll see that they are covering topics such as Understanding the Differences Between the Canadian and U.S. Fleet Markets, Achieving Sustainability Using Fleet Electrification without Breaking the Bank, and Order-to-Delivering Issues – just to name a few.
Register now to attend AFLA Canada 2020 Fleet Summit from February 12-13, 2020!
By Ed Pierce, Fleet Industry Marketer
As a regular “Call to Action” column reader, you have seen my oft-times mentions of investing in content marketing. It is the foundation of your marketing tactical calendar!
Yes, many professionals these days think of content marketing only in terms of a digital program, but “content” provides fodder for promotional and branding messaging in any marketing effort. Public relations, media relations, direct marketing, email marketing, sales presentations, seminars and webinars, and so on depend on strategic messaging.
Here are some characteristics of a compelling content marketing program to consider:
What interests the boss, fascinates and engages the workers!
By Ed Dubens, CEO/Founder of eDriving
Happy, healthy and successful New Year best wishes to all FMW readers! I hope you have entered 2020 well-rested and ready for an exciting year ahead.
The start of a new year is the ideal time to take check of the policies, standards and programs you have in place to help protect your employees who drive for work, and look at the ways you can improve your risk management approach in anticipation of your business plans for the new year.
Here’s my 10-point checklist to help ensure you and your drivers are on track for a safe and successful 2020.
In the end, all-electric and plug-hybrids are both more expensive than pure hybrids and traditional gasoline-powered sedans
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Washington Post columnist Charles Lane ignited a bit of a firestorm among some readers with a December 30th piece that bore the headline, “Why electric cars still don’t live up to the hype.”
Lane opened by noting that “For the past 10 years, I’ve waged a quixotic counteroffensive against electric-car boosterism, raining skepticism on the vehicles’ potential to cure climate change, much less to be the clean, green wave of the transportation future.”
Make no mistake, we at Fleet Management Weekly are convinced that global warming is a critical issue and that one part of the solution involves dramatically increasing the fuel efficiency of all vehicles. But the question is, are fully electric vehicles the right choice for now or the near-term for the sedan components of fleets? It appears to this writer that for many if not most, the answer is no.