RTA Fleet Management Software is excited to announce fleet industry veteran Steve Saltzgiver will join its staff as the Director of Strategic Innovation.
In this position, Saltzgiver will assist the fleet management software company with product design, provide consultations to customers, share best practices with clients, and more.
Most recently, Saltzgiver was a Fleet Management Consultant with Mercury Associates. Prior to that, he served as a vice president of two Fortune 500 fleets, Coca-Cola and Republic Services. He was also a former director of two large state fleets in Utah and Georgia.
“I had the privilege of meeting Steve three years ago at NAFA,” RTA CEO Josh Turley said. “If you had told me then I would have the opportunity to work alongside him, I would have gotten a little starry eyed.”
The contract streamlines the procurement of powertrain products for government fleet operators
Holman Parts Distribution® announced the company has received a federal General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule contract. Through this contract, local, state, and federal government agencies are able to streamline the procurement of original equipment (OE) powertrain components such as engines and transmissions, reducing the time, cost, and administrative burden typically associated with the traditional bid solicitation process.
“The GSA program is a tremendous resource for government entities across the country and we’re looking forward to providing comprehensive powertrain solutions for fleet operators in this sector,” said Anne Williams, president, Holman Parts Distribution.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:00 PM EDT — Register Now
As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the use of grey fleet vehicles – or personal-use vehicles used for work purposes – is on the increase. But, so is the confusion around liability. All too often organizations make the mistake of thinking that a shift to grey fleet vehicles from company-owned vehicles decreases cost AND liability. Learn how this may be a myth and how to fully protect your organization.
In this webinar, eDriving’s Senior Vice President of Risk Engineering, Jim Noble, and eDriving’s Customer Success Manager for Training, Denise Murroni, will discuss current grey fleet trends and guide you through your responsibilities regarding liability and duty of care.
The University of Pittsburgh is expanding its existing partnership with Enterprise and entering into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management.
The partnership will help the University of Pittsburgh reduce costs and upgrade its fleet with alternative energy vehicles, which will further support the university’s commitment to making the campus carbon neutral by 2037.
Enterprise and the University of Pittsburgh have maintained a long-standing partnership for the past 20 years. In fact, the university currently partners with Enterprise to meet its business rental, truck rental and vanpooling needs.
Read the entire Press Release.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck 2020 is set to take place September 9-11, 2020.
Historically, this event has been held the first week of June but had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During this three-day period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be stationed throughout North America to conduct roadside inspections on commercial vehicles and truckers. This year’s focus is on “driver requirements” category of a roadside inspection; and according to the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), nearly one million (944,794) driver violations were discovered last year.
In this free ebrief, you will find practical tips to prepare for the Roadcheck and help stay compliant through the year. Download now.
By RTA Fleet Management Software
Fleet operations have a responsibility to keep their vehicles safe – both to protect their drivers and others on the road.
To ensure vehicles are fit to be driven on the roadways, inspections should be performed by drivers before each route and safety deficiencies documented in a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report.
These inspections are a best practice for vehicle less than 10,000 gross vehicle weight range (GVWR). They are required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for heavy-duty vehicles exceeding 10,001 GVWR and include critical safety systems that must be checked during a roadside inspection by Motor Carrier inspector.
If your fleet operation is performing these vehicle inspections on paper forms, learn how electronic DVIR applications can benefit your fleet.
Effects on fleets could last for years
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
The Great Recession of 2007 lasted only 18 months, but it took another three to four years for state, county and municipal budgets to recover to pre-recession levels. Now, with the recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks like things are going to be even worse, and fleet suffering may be greater and longer than in the last economic contraction.
But, as Steve Saltzgiver, a long-term government and corporate fleet manager, wrote here in July, there are a number of initiatives that fleets can take to soften the blows and put themselves in a better position when the economy recovers. Before recounting them, though, it’s important that fleet managers understand the basics of the current recession and how it compares to the last one.
The current recession is in only its eighth month, but in some respects it’s already the worst U.S. economic contraction since the Great Depression of the 1930s.