Kia, Toyota, and Volvo top the podium
The 15th annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America™ Awards were announced today with Kia’s five award winners spread across the Passenger Car, SUV & Crossover, and Van categories earning it more awards than any other brand. Toyota and Volvo were close behind, delivering an impressive lineup of four award-winning vehicles each.
“The 2020 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America Awards saw a broad range of manufacturers win multiple awards,” said Vincentric President, David Wurster. “As more manufacturers provide the fleet market with additional, viable options, Vincentric’s data-driven methodologies help narrow down the expanding array of choices and provide the fleet industry with insight into which vehicles are the best value for their fleets.”
eDrivingSM, a global provider of driver risk management programs, has announced the appointment of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) consultancy, Snow Advisory, LLC., to help customers more effectively combine driver risk management into their broader EHS&S strategies.
“I’m delighted to welcome Teri and her team as a valuable resource to eDriving’s global customers to help them create a seamless flow between their workplace and road safety strategies. In more and more jurisdictions, the vehicle is being recognized as a place of work and that creates an enormous opportunity to link driver and workplace risk reduction programs together. This approach would lead to a less compartmentalized strategy, creating one consistent mindset and attitude to risk management in the workplace,” said Ed Dubens, Founder / CEO of eDriving.
By Trent Dressen, Director of Sales, SuperVision
When it comes to business administrative duties, time is always a scarce resource.
In the fleet industry, a large portion of administrative duties revolve around driver license monitoring. Tasks such as running motor vehicle reports, CDLIS reports and filing paperwork all take time, and that time can add up fast. What if there was a program out there that could lighten this workload and streamline processes?
Myth: Continuous License Monitoring creates more complicated processes and a higher administrative burden
Fact: Continuous license monitoring saves administrative time
Following another year of record growth, global automotive finance, leasing, fleet and mobility management software provider Sofico, has revealed its five-year strategy for continued success – dubbed Vision 2025.
The five year strategy aims to build a bigger, better, stronger and smarter company with the purpose of better serving fleet, finance and leasing customers who require sophisticated, future-ready systems to respond to the changes in the automotive finance and mobility space.
Gémar Hompes, Sofico Managing Director, commented: “Building on a successful few years, with record figures in 2019, we have now laid out a strategy for sustained long-term success. “Sofico has grown from the grassroots as a privately owned company, allowing us to focus autonomously on long-term objectives.
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
The so-called “mobility revolution” has a variety of dimensions: among the most prominent are connected vehicles, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and ride-hailing as a more convenient alternative to hailing a taxi from a city sidewalk. By all accounts, the momentum for all of these continues to build.
One area that’s been faltering, at least in North America, is car-sharing. Over the last few months, a number of players in the business have scaled back their operations, leaving a handful of the biggest metropolitan areas in the U.S. and Canada, and a safe assumption is that the anticipated demand just hasn’t materialized, at least not yet.
So, it was with interest that I came across a press release last week from ANCAP Safety, the Australian affiliate of the world-wide non-profit organization that rates the safety of new cars. It was the headline that caught my eye: “Car-share offers alternative to ‘grey’ fleet vehicle use.”
NAFA Fleet Management Association announces the winners for NAFA’s 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs), the top honors in the fleet and mobility industry.
They will be presented on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, during NAFA’s annual conference, the Institute & Expo (I&E).
The FLEXYs shine a spotlight on those who have impacted fleet management in both the corporate and public fleet segments during the previous year. The awards’ nomination process was open to all fleet professionals throughout the United States and Canada, regardless of NAFA Fleet Management Association membership status.
Additionally, the winners are invited to present at an I&E session outlining their best practices in fleet, where they can share ideas with other fleet professionals. The session is, “Walk with the Winners – FLEXY Award Finalists Share Their Secrets,” on April 7.
And the Winners are…
Compared to fossil-fueled vehicles, electric vehicles (EV) save owners on oil and brake maintenance expenses, but they also come with higher costs to replace tires and glass that can eat away at those savings.
For every EV they sell, auto dealers are expected to see a loss of some $1,300 over five years (or $260 per year) a year in oil and brake maintenance revenue – savings for EV owners — because EVs require almost no oil and their brake pads last longer.
But “EVs consume tires at a much higher rate than internal combustion vehicles. They’re heavier and create near-instant torque off the line. You don’t need to hunt for long to find a Tesla owner who’s replaced their tires after a mere 10,000 miles. One of our portfolio companies, Zohr, an on-demand tire replacement service, sees its EV customers coming back for tire replacements 30% more frequently than traditional internal combustion vehicle owners. While EVs have less of a need to visit a service shop, they’ll need tire replacement more often.
“Electric vehicles also have more demanding cooling needs. They need to be incredibly efficient when cooling the cabin, careful not to impact vehicle range. The first line of defense against these thermal losses are more efficient glass structures and materials. Coupled with the increasing trend of larger windshields and moonroofs — note Tesla’s Model X panoramic glass costs $2,300 to replace — we’re entering an era of big, beautiful and expensive visibility.”
Read the article at TechCrunch.