Erin Gilchrist Rugg, the 2019 Edward J. Bobit Professional Fleet Manager of the Year winner and former fleet director for Safelite Autoglass, has joined drive-away company Transport Solutions of America (TSOA) as its senior vice president of marketing and business development.
Having joined TSOA because of the company’s culture and reputation in the industry, Erin says, “I see growth, opportunity, and service excellence that are a fantastic match for my passion for customer service and experience… happy people do amazing work and the people at TSOA love working here!”
Donlen is proud to announce it is named a 2020 Best and Brightest Company To Work For in the Nation.
It is the sixth consecutive year Donlen is honored with this prestigious award.
“Donlen is dedicated to a workplace culture that promotes employee engagement, growth opportunities, community caring, and strategically serving our customers with a personalized approach. We are thrilled to be named a Best and Brightest Company To Work For in the Nation as it demonstrates the hard work our employees do each and every day,” said Tom Callahan, president of Donlen.
Our ability to be creative and adaptive in these changed times speaks volumes of our employees’ dedication and commitment to making Donlen a great place to work, and we couldn’t be more proud of our Donlen team.”
By Ed Smith, President, Agile Fleet
A global pandemic is resulting in thousands of dollars per day worth of vehicles sitting idle in parking lots yet many financial officers, business analysts and fleet managers haven’t started making substantive adjustments to their operations.
The pandemic won’t end tomorrow. When will your organization make the changes to save, and even enhance, your fleet? The time is now. The good news is that it may not be as difficult as you may think.
Understanding the bottom-line costs of idle vehicles during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to saving, and perhaps even enhancing, your fleet and maybe even your enterprise.
Nearly every segment of the fleet market is experiencing low utilization rates. Idle vehicles are costing organizations hundreds, thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars per month. Yet, many fleets have not started making changes to the quantity, composition, or use of the fleet. Why?
Check Out AGILE’s FLEET WASTE CALCULATOR
NAFA continues to evaluate the current conditions while planning to host a productive and safe in-person event in 2021.
The Board of Directors met recently and proactively decided to reschedule the 2021 NAFA Institute & Expo (I&E) to August 30 – September 1, 2021. The meeting will take place in Pittsburgh, PA at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
“In light of continued concerns, it doesn’t look very promising to host a large gathering in early 2021, and postponing I&E until August ensures more time to bring the industry together, “ said NAFA President Patti Earley, CAFM. “We thank everyone for the continued support and feedback as the industry is eager to come together and connect with peers.”
Continuous license monitoring is a proactive way to correct risky behaviors of drivers before an accident occurs
By Adam Danielson, Director of Sales
Employers can face astronomical costs when an employee is involved in a motor vehicle accident. 40% of all motor vehicle accidents are work related1 and 53% of those accidents cause employees to miss work, costing employers $56.7 billion in 2017²
When a motor vehicle accident occurs in a company vehicle or on company time, the company must absorb costs that include wage replacement, medical expenses, and property damage; in some cases, these costs must be covered for all parties involved in the incident.
By Donald Dunphy, Contributing Editor
This will make sense in a few – just go with me for a moment.
In what feels like a lifetime ago, 2008 to be exact, I was working for a lawn care company, not as a writer but as a literal on-the-road treatment provider. I and my co-worker Patricio were on a lawn along the New Jersey coast. It was mid-September, and one could feel the chill coming off of the ocean; over the miniature, personal cove below; up the hill; and onto the modest backyard. The actual house was small, but then again, this was the summer home and it was right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, so location, not size, was everything.
The cellphone buzzed in my pants pocket. I answered to hear the voice of the boss of the company. The property security system must have sent a message to its management team that we were there and they, in turn, must have notified the owner who, subsequently, told our boss to stop all treatments immediately. The back ramp of the truck comes down, the Z-Sprayer and spreader are loaded in, and we are gone.
You see, the home was owned by an individual who was a primary partner of a major banking company, and it was about to tumble into bankruptcy, like a Z-Sprayer that rolled too close to the coastline.
Celebrating Thanksgiving during a pandemic is weird. It’s more stress, more risk calculations, more staying away from people you’d normally draw close to. There’s a lot of people who are going to be so grateful for 2020 to be over. But as much as this year has been the worst, it’s also shown us how we humans can be a lot better when we actually try.
Thank you to the exhausted healthcare workers in the US, who are doing their best to tread water, even though they know a wave of illness and death is headed their way. Thank you to the researchers who have worked carefully and swiftly to develop vaccines. Thank you to the volunteers who were willing to enroll in clinical trials to help figure out if the vaccines work.
Thank you to the people who are working to keep their neighbors fed, housed and healthy. Thank you to the people who have kept wearing a mask, even when it’s annoying and they would rather not. Thank you to the people who are keeping their distance from others, as painful as it might be.
We have much to be thankful for.
Read the article at The Verge.