Fleet Logistics Group, Europe’s largest independent fleet management company, is making a free, high-level fleet audit offer to large fleets to support them through the current pandemic and with their financial recovery.
The fleet audit is available through Fleet Logistics’ website for a limited period, and is aimed at optimizing the fleet operations of large international fleets during this time of crisis. The QuickScan offer is available to all fleet operators with a minimum fleet size of 2,000 cars in Europe, and offers a scan of the existing fleet setup, looking at controlling fleet spend and identifying savings potential.
On a first come, first served basis, Fleet Logistics will analyze provided information covering areas of fleet operation such as existing agreements, policies, and spend data.
By Ed Dubens, CEO/ Founder of eDriving
As countries around the world start discussing lockdown exit plans and businesses adjust to new ways of operating, are you prepared for living and working in a COVID-19 world?
It may feel like longer, but only a few weeks ago organizations around the world started taking drastic measures in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Now, although day-to-day life for the majority of companies remains significantly affected, for many there is a feeling that we will soon be gradually edging back towards “normality”, but what will the new “normal” look like?
According to The Brookings Institution, up to half of American workers are currently working from home, more than double the number who worked from home (at least occasionally) in 2017-18. And, while some jobs can’t be carried out from home, it is expected that the coronavirus outbreak is “accelerating the trend toward telecommuting, possibly for the long term.”
Sofico, global automotive finance, leasing, fleet and mobility management software provider, has been awarded Investors in People (IIP) Silver level accreditation, thanks to initiatives rolled out as part of the company’s ‘Learning Organization’ philosophy.
Sofico’s HR manager, Corinne Martens, said: “We are very proud to achieve IIP Silver accreditation which provides us with guidelines for the continuous improvement of our HR processes.
“The idea behind the learning organization is to encourage people to grow in their job role through continuous learning and to put people in control of their career by focusing them on future goals through their personal development plan.”
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
As deputy director of DeKalb County Georgia’s 3,500-vehicle fleet, Robert Gordon is responsible for all of the county’s emergency vehicles, including police cars, fire trucks and ambulances.
But you could excuse him if he never imagined he would someday be behind the wheel of a county bus, responding directly to an emergency himself.
But that’s what happened last month, when he got a call that 43 homeless people being sheltered by the county in a hotel in Doraville, a suburb of Atlanta, needed to be transferred to another facility.
Culture develops and grows within walls, but strong cultures live with or without walls
By Laura Jozwiak, Senior Vice President of Sales & Client Relations, Wheels, Inc.
Have you heard the pot roast recipe fable? The story goes something like this:
A young boy and his mom decide to make their family’s pot roast, using a recipe that has been in the family for years. They start by cutting off the ends of the pot roast, and the boy asks his mom: “Why do you have to cut the ends off the meat?” She said, “I don’t know, it’s what the recipe says to do.”
They decide to call her mom to find out why you have to cut the ends off the piece of meat. Grandma also says that she didn’t know why, but that it’s part of the recipe. This family was fortunate enough to have her mother still alive, so they called great-grandma to ask why. And she told them, she cut the ends off the pot roast because she had a small roasting pan at the time—and it didn’t fit.
This is a story of culture. During these remote work times, you can see how critical a strong culture really is!
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Eclipsed this month by wall-to-wall coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic was an encouraging bright spot of news about U.S. traffic fatalities.
In an early May report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that, according to an “early estimate,” in 2019 the number of highway deaths was down for the third straight year.
Specifically, NHTSA reported that data from the Federal Highway Administration shows a decline of 1.2 percent over the count for 2018. The 36,120 killed is still – what? – 36,120 too many, but marks a hopeful trend, or “trendlet,” if you will, since the end of 2016, when 37,806 people died on our roadways. That represented a stunning 6.5 percent over the number recorded in 2015 which, in turn, was a staggering 8.4 percent more than the 35,484 killed in 2014.
The prime suspect in that two-year increase was out-of-control growth in distracted driving, the focus being not just the normal daydreaming, eating, or fiddling with the A/C or radio, but talking and texting while behind the wheel. And you could also chalk the increase to the fact that we were nicely recovered from the Great Recession, which artificially deflated the highway fatality tolls by more than 9 percent each in 2008 and 2009, because so many people were unemployed and off the roads.
Challenges,Benefits, Statistics and Predictions for Remote Workers
According to Motus’ recently released report, Remote Work: A New Advantage, more than 90 million people in the U.S. have a job that could be performed at least partially from a remote location. Here are a few more interesting statistics:
- In 2019, 54% of all U.S. workers worked remotely at least 1 day a month
- As of April 2020, there were approximately, 330 million people living in the U.S.
- As of mid-March, an estimated 16 million workers in the U.S. started working remotely due to COVID-19
- It is estimated that 30-40% of workers will continue to work remotely full-time after the pandemic ends
How can organizations benefit if they choose to keep some or all their employees working remotely? Chief Technology Officer of Motus Rick Blaisdell answers: READ MORE