Three municipalities across the United States have entered into agreements with Enterprise Fleet Management to enhance their vehicle management programs.
The partnerships with the cities of Bunnell, Florida; Hearne, Texas; and Mexia, Texas, will enable them to improve fleet performance, upgrade aging fleets and reduce ownership costs.
As part of its agreement with the City of Bunnell, Enterprise will supply 18 new vehicles – from police cruisers and medium-duty crane trucks to SUVs and half-ton pickup trucks. The partnership, which is projected to save the City of Bunnell more than $90,000 over the next eight years, has the potential to increase to 34 vehicles.
Steffen Schick has been appointed as the new CEO of the Fleet Logistics Group, Europe’s largest independent fleet management company.
He takes over the reins of the company from current Chief Financial Officer, Michael Beck, who had also held the position of interim CEO since March 2019.
“With Steffen Schick, we found a leader for Fleet Logistics who has extensive expertise in the automotive industry and in fleet management. The brand neutrality of the vehicle portfolio and the independence from leasing companies should continue to be the most important cornerstones of the corporate strategy,” explains Patrick Fruth, Head of the Auto Service Division at TÜV SÜD.
Ceres announces the launch of a new alliance to help companies accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, a key component of tackling the climate crisis.
Amazon, AT&T, Clif Bar, Consumers Energy, DHL, Direct Energy, Genentech, IKEA North America, LeasePlan, Lime, and Siemens lead push for expanded electric vehicle market and improved policy landscape through the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, led by Ceres.
The Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance will help member companies make and achieve bold commitments to fleet electrification, and is expected to boost the electric vehicle market by signaling the breadth and scale of corporate demand for electric vehicles — expanding the business case for the production of a more diverse array of electric vehicle models. It will also provide a platform to coordinate support for policies that enable fleet electrification.
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Did you know that eating and sleeping habits, physical activity, and mental and physical health affect driving behavior?
NETS is pleased to share the latest insightful Drive Safely Work Week® (DSWW) road safety campaign focused on a unique and often overlooked aspect in your road safety program: wellness. Integrating wellness components into your road safety efforts can have a positive impact on your employees’ overall health and driving habits.
This is where NETS “Driven to Wellness” toolkit can help. The toolkit includes a number of valuable concepts and proven solutions on how employees can reach a healthy body weight and increase sleep, as well as tips on how to become more physically active to develop and maintain better health – which ultimately improves safety on the road.
Just one liability lawsuit can bankrupt a company
By Trent Dressen, Director of Sales, SuperVision
We get it, businesses are always trying to save money while increasing profit. At first glance, continuous license monitoring may appear to be an additional unnecessary expense, but this proactive approach yields substantial cost savings for fleet management in the long run.
Myth: Continuous License Monitoring is Too Expensive
Fact: Save money with risky driver alerts.
Across the industry, it is reported that 20% of each fleet is involved in a crash annually. Just one “bent metal” crash cost employers $5,800 on average. For a fleet of 1,000 drivers, that’s 200 crashes and $1.16 million in employer cost per year, if there are no injuries or fatalities. When crashes become more severe causing injuries or fatalities, the costs to employers will grow exponentially. Forty years of continuous license monitoring for a 1,000-driver fleet, on average, costs less for a company than just one fatal accident.
By Mark Boada
Since 2013, Lukas Neckermann has been one of the most visible proponents of shared, electric, self-driving vehicles as the means to achieving the three “zeroes”: zero roadway accidents, zero tailpipe emissions and zero private ownership of cars.
Managing Director of the London, UK-based Neckermann Strategic Advisors, he is the author of three books on what’s widely called the “mobility revolution,” and has appeared as a keynote speaker at a number of fleet industry conferences. Neckermann is also an adjunct instructor at New York University and includes OEMs, government agencies and mobility startups worldwide among his clients.
In his latest report, “Being Driven,” Neckermann and his colleague Frederic John sound a first cautionary note for the high-tech and auto industry companies that are continuing to invest billions in the development of those kinds of cars. Subtitled, “A Study on Human Adoption and Ownership of Autonomous Vehicles,” the 71-page report, containing original research and released late last year, documents that many consumers aren’t as ready to buy in as quickly as the autonomous vehicle community would like or need them to.
The following is an edited transcript of an interview Fleet Management Weekly conducted this month in Neckermann’s London office.
Driver qualifications (DQ) and monitoring road behavior are cornerstones of driver management programs and, when properly implemented, can significantly increase safety, enhance operational efficiency, and reduce costs
By Bradley Kelley, Senior Vice President, Mercury Associates
Editor’s Note: According to industry surveys and fleet consultants, government fleets lag behind business fleets when it comes to proactive management aimed at preventing traffic accidents. While governments enjoy a certain amount of immunity against liability for accidents involving on-duty emergency vehicles, they can still be sued for damages when non-emergency vehicles are involved.
As business fleets have discovered over the last 10 to 15 years, safety programs that monitor their divers’ fitness to drive and on-road behavior and that identify a fleet’s high-risk drivers have improved fleet safety performance and prevented collisions. In this article, the author offers an introduction to the various ways and benefits of monitoring fleet driver behavior.
For those readers unfamiliar with a DQ program, it is the perpetual documentation and screening of driver credentials, motor vehicle records, and physical health to ensure they are “qualified” to get behind the wheel and drive.