AFLA is going NextGen — October 4-7, Tucson Arizona — JW Marriott Starr Pass
AFLA is excited to announce that registration is now open for the AFLA 2020 Corporate Fleet Conference. The theme this year is NextGen and the conference task force is busy planning a session that will include education around fleet technology and what is coming down the pike, along with a hands-on component that will allow attendees to experience some of the technology that is currently available. Join AFLA for the 2020 event showcasing the best and brightest minds in corporate fleet management.
True to AFLA tradition, baked in is a lot of valuable networking time and opportunities to meet new corporate fleet professionals while visiting your friends in fleet.
Driving Dynamics Inc.
Driving Dynamics Inc. announced the launch of DrivActiv iSight™, the latest product under the company’s DrivActiv™ digital safety and risk services brand.
It is a cost-effective, fleet risk and safety telematics service focused on real-time driving awareness and improvement.
This application, produced in conjunction with its development partner, DriveSmart, is a time-tested technology platform downloaded by more than 250,000 users. Using smartphone technology, it tracks and analyzes behaviors behind the wheel and enables fleet operators to identify trends, promote desired habits and skills, and monitor progress. To maximize objective self-assessment, drivers have access to personalized trip metrics and feedback.
Read the entire press release at Driving Dynamics Inc.
By Scott Conlon, Managing Director, Mercury Associates
Ask any fleet manager about fleet standardization and they will tell you that it can reduce the complexity of managing a fleet operation in many different areas.
The discussion will likely focus on improved technician proficiency, reduced on-hand parts inventories, and simplified purchasing—and having personally managed a transit bus garage, I know firsthand that these are all important benefits.
What is equally important, though, is how much these benefits affect total cost of ownership (TCO), and what other efficiencies are gained.
How great leaders use stories in tough, virtual times — Thursday, April 9, 2020 — 12:00 PM EDT
How do you engage, focus and inspire your people when they are in lockdown? One way is to use business stories. Stories cut through the clutter, make an impact, and stick.
In this free webinar Doug Keeley, one of North America’s leading communicators, will share basic practices and tips on how to use and tell stories as a leader, several story patterns, and many examples of stories at work.
Keeley says, “Give me 45 minutes + Q&A of your Coronavirus day to learn how stories can be a leader’s best friend in these crazy times – and once we’re through this.”
By Ed Pierce, Fleet Industry Marketer
Yes, the headline is borrowed from Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, but its direct and anthemic direction should be “A Call to Action” for every B2B business even as the pandemic brings everything around us to a grinding halt.
Like any marketing professional, I believe that focused communications that serves customers’ needs is always welcome —good times or bad. Knowing your customer, prospects, competition, and their environmental conditions can help you frame that messaging.
During COVID-19, that message must bring reassurance and speak about preparing for tomorrow. It must be delivered in innovative ways, too, virtual events, video conferencing, podcasts, webinars, interactive content, recorded video, live streaming and other forms of online engagement.
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Only two months after being named fleet manager for the City of Cincinnati in January, Ruth Alfson, CAFM was faced with managing the fleet’s 2,500 vehicles and 1,000 additional units of small equipment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A nearly 30-year veteran of the industry and president of NAFA Fleet Management Association from 2015 to 2017, Ms. Alfson had seen her share of crises, from the 9/11 terrorist attacks to three hurricanes while she was fleet manager for Seminole County, Florida.
Fleet Management Weekly called to interview Ms. Alfson last Tuesday, March 31, as the city’s mayor announced furloughs of 1,700 city employees, more than 20 percent of its workforce, in anticipation of a major shortfall in revenues caused by the virus. At the time, the illness hadn’t hit Ohio or the city with the fury it had already hit in other areas, but, as she explained, the city was trying to prepare for the worst by applying lessons learned from New York.
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By Gary Mott, President, FLD, Inc.
As a pioneer – and fleet-industry leader – for more than 40 years, there’s one thing our team here at FLD has learned, and that is vehicle remarketing is an inherently risky process. One fraught with pitfalls that can confound even the most experienced fleet professional.
Without a competent remarketing process or partner, fleets can lose big money, squander valuable resources, and face mountains of aggravation. In fact, the traditional remarketing process can wreak havoc on a vehicle’s total cost of ownership as fleets wait weeks – and sometimes even months – to get paid after an off-lease vehicle is finally sold.
That’s a lot of risk – and most of the time it’s placed squarely on the backs of sellers.
With so many remarketing providers claiming to be experts, who can fleets count on to simplify the process, handle the details, and ensure maximum return on investment?