Donlen is proud to announce the appointment of Michael Ferreira to the role of Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing.
Dr. Ferreira brings more than 30 years of international experience to the role, spanning over five continents, including nearly four years at Donlen, where he most recently served as Vice President of Sales for Strategic accounts, leading critical sales positioning, new business development and overall responsibility for marketing and our global partner network.
“I am delighted Michael is joining the Donlen senior leadership team,” said Donlen President Tom Callahan. “He has a deep knowledge of the global leasing and fleet management markets, mobility products, channel partnerships, and the ability to transform his subject matter expertise into profitable sales results. We look forward to seeing continued success from Michael in this new role.”
The health and wellness of conference attendees is of utmost priority. Therefore, given the current pandemic situation, NETS annual conference this year will be a virtual event during the week of October 12th.
Stay tuned for more information coming soon regarding exact dates, conference registration, speaker line-up, virtual Sponsor exhibits, and more!
NETS annual STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Benchmark Conference convenes each year to bring together Global, Corporate, Government, and Non-profit employers. Conference participants include NETS member companies from diverse industries, representing a collective global fleet of more than half-a-million vehicles, ~80% passenger vehicles, that travel nearly 11 billion miles annually.
NAFA Fleet Management Association is seeking candidates for its 2021 Board of Directors.
The process began June 1, 2020 and concludes Thursday, October 1, 2020. To be considered, nominees must complete a Candidate Consideration Form, available online at http://www.nafa.org/BoardCandidate
The Association seeks forward-thinking professionals to help shape the future of the fleet industry. They should have a passion for fleet management, strong strategic and critical thinking skills along with a consensus building approach to problem solving.
The NAFA Board helps shape the future of the profession and set the agenda for the industry to achieve high levels of performance.
After temporarily suspending its flagship DriveReady Advantage™ open enrollment program to avoid health exposure related to the COVID-19 crisis, the company has introduced additional social distancing components to continue providing fleets with essential driver safety training.
Driving Dynamics Inc., a provider of advanced performance driver safety training, coaching and risk services for organizations that operate vehicle-fleets in North America and around the globe, has announced the open enrollment format of its foundational skills-based driver safety program will resume with a phased roll-out starting in June.
The DriveReady Advantage™ (DriveReady) course now includes heightened safety protocols, format changes and new virtual options to adhere to social distancing guidelines and accommodate policy mandates and comfort levels of its customer base.
Read the release at Driving Dynamics.
By Ed Pierce, Fleet Industry Marketer
Although the economy has been growing for some time now, businesses continue to focus on savings when comparing products and services. Savings is just too limited a means of determining the potential benefit of a product or service.
A good example: cost savings persist in carrying the most weight in the procurement’s “weighted scorecard”. Worse, there is the oversimplification of costs into two buckets — “hard” or “soft.” This effort may uncover easy-to-find “hard” cost savings while disregarding or undervaluing “soft” costs that have a detrimental effect on the business.
Value, on the other hand, is all-encompassing. It takes into account both cost reduction and revenue generation. Yes, it is inherently harder to analyze but provides a more accurate basis for decision-making by offering an entire spectrum of possible business rewards.
By Paul Atchley, PhD, eDriving’s Brain Scientist Advisor
For Mother’s Day this year, my spouse and I drove 800 miles from Florida to see my mother who lives by herself in rural Virginia.
The twelve-hour journey reminded me of how the current crisis has affected the traffic on our roadways. Traffic was relatively light both directions and I started to wonder how these times would be reflected in crash statistics.
But on the return journey, I was reminded that there is never a good time for complacency. In South Carolina, on a daytime freeway with light traffic and sunny weather, we passed a horrific single tractor-trailer crash. In the median, full of pine trees, sat a tractor-trailer that had left the freeway, and hit a stand of pines. The cab was crushed and open to the elements. The numerous patrol vehicles and officers that surrounded the cab told a story of an investigation in progress. There was no sign of a driver or medical responders.
In that brief glance it was impossible to tell the circumstances of the crash. But I was left wondering why a tractor-trailer would end up off road on a clear freeway, light with traffic in the middle of the day. My thoughts turned to distraction and how we must remain constantly vigilant, even now.
Fleets driving less, extending leases, delaying orders
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
In this exclusive interview with Fleet Management Weekly, Matt Dyer, CEO of LeasePlan USA – one of the largest fleet management companies in North America – discusses his clients’ reactions to the pandemic and how the company is helping them find solutions to the challenges they’re facing.
How much less driving are fleets doing because of COVID-19? Does it vary by the type of fleet or the nature of the drivers’ job?
Although it felt like everything stopped immediately, that’s not entirely true for the majority of our clients. In fact, we only saw a 36.5% mileage decrease from our client fleets in the first two months of the pandemic. Many of our customers fall into the essential business category, so they have continued to operate their fleets albeit under new health and safety guidelines from the CDC.