Market-leading solution helps enable state and municipal government agencies to improve their fleet operations through superior integrations and improved visibility; Increases operational efficiencies for seasonal and ongoing maintenance vehicles
Toronto, ON – June 23, 2020 – Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, today announced the North American launch of its Geotab Public Works solution. The all-in-one solution offers fleet managers full visibility into the operational data of all government vehicle types on one single platform and provides the toolsets to effectively remain compliant, reduce costs and maintain road safety.
“As many governments continue to look for ways to optimize their operations, Geotab Public Works is the type of robust, scalable, secure solution that provides real value by giving government fleet managers and local constituents unprecedented visibility to their public services,” said Jean Pilon-Bignell, Vice President of Business Development, Government and Smart Cities at Geotab.
Hear insights and fresh ideas provided by a panel of award-winning fleet managers — including three previous #1 fleets — on a free webinar offered Thursday, June 25 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. This webinar will discuss solutions to the #1 issue facing fleets in 2020 (besides the disease) — the shortage of technicians during COVID-19 and beyond.
These best practices will be led by Robert Gordon, NAFA’s 2018 Fleet Excellence award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Public Fleet Management. The webinar will be interactive with your questions, comments and ideas. Experts in emerging technologies that are changing how the industry works will also be presenting.
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Chevin targets a 500km run, in 50-days, to raise money for the International Federation of Red Cross’ (IFRC) emergency appeal.
#Chevin500 is a charity run to raise money in support of global efforts to fight coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Speaking on the charity fundraiser, Ashley Sowerby, Chevin’s Founder and Chief, said: “COVID-19 has affected the entire world, however, despite being confined to our homes, we can all make a difference to what’s going on outside. We can join the fight against coronavirus. We can join the fight, apart, but still together. And that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
Earning the Sustainable Fleet Certificate is the marker of a committed sustainable fleet professional who has demonstrated a wide range of knowledge essential to manage a sustainable fleet in today’s challenging environment.
NAFA has created a one-of-a-kind program to teach fleet professionals like you the latest, most authoritative practices and helping you turn ideas into action and succeed in your sustainability goals.
Passing the exam earns your Sustainable Fleet Management Certificate from NAFA, providing you in-demand knowledge and a respected credential.
Your skills will matter: sustainability is a topic an organization can’t afford to ignore—and transportation-related sustainability is a top priority.
By Trent Dressen, Director of Sales, SuperVision
It is the top priority of most businesses that rely on drivers, whether they employ professional drivers, a few salespeople, or a large crew of workers that drive as a function of their job.
Developing an ingrained safety culture and a comprehensive safety program delivers a positive impact on any company’s bottom line.
Comprehensive safety programs come in many shapes and sizes from self-reporting policies to keep the driver manager aware of any possible issues, point systems to identify when actions should be taken, to driver training programs to address high-risk behavior and keep safety top of mind. Fleets are constantly in search of ways to offset risk with new technologies and safety programs.
Before a true safety culture can be effective, driver and fleet managers must understand the level of risk an irresponsible driver poses to their organization. Entrusting a driver with a company vehicle or entrusting them to drive their own vehicle on company time, is a big risk. If the driver is not prepared to adhere to safety regulations, they are a risk that is not worth taking.
A national study of driver records by Insurify, an online auto insurance broker, has found that no one region of the U.S. has better drivers than any other, but did identify the 10 states with the best average driver records.
The top five, in descending order, were Michigan, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada and Florida. Rounding out the top ten were West Virginia, Connecticut, Arizona, New Jersey and Texas.
The rankings were calculated based on five factors: the number of licensed drivers in each state, the total number of traffic fatalities per 100,000 motorists in 2018, and the percentages of licensed drivers with at least one of 20 different traffic violations in the past seven years, a speeding ticket, and an at-fault accident.
In total, the study found that 24 percent of all drivers have committed at least one moving violation, more than 12 percent have had an at-fault accident and nearly 12 percent have been cited for speeding. It also calculated that there were 11.2 traffic deaths per 100,000 U.S. motorists in 2018.
Read the article at Insurify.com.
By Janis Christensen, Managing Director, Mercury Associates, Inc.
[Editor’s Note: Fuel card fraud is a constant and growing threat that costs fleets hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Below, Ms. Christensen, a long-time fleet industry veteran and an executive with one of the nation’s leading fleet consulting firms, lists the ways in which fleets can investigate cases of fuel card fraud, the ways drivers try get around fuel spending controls, and what fleet managers can do to combat the threat.]
How Fleets Investigate Fleet Card Abuse
While the driver is typically “the cardholder,” in some cases, other fleet and non-fleet personnel may control multiple cards and, thus, be the cardholder. Investigations for abuse of retail purchases or consumption, in the case of on-site fueling, are through use of control limits (data) and measures to enforce proper cardholder behavior.