Donlen announced today its Risk Center is a winner of the 2021 BIG Innovation Awards.
Presented by the Business Intelligence Group, the BIG Innovation Awards recognize organizations, products, and people who bring new ideas to life.
“We are thrilled the Donlen Risk Center is named a winner of the 2021 BIG Innovation Awards,” said Dennis Straight, Donlen chief technology officer. “The Risk Center takes advantage of the vast amounts of data that we create and collect and utilizes AI across that data in an innovative way that helps keep drivers safe. We are proud that it’s being recognized for its industry-first features and capabilities.”
The IRS released an advance version of Notice 2021-7 to provide temporary relief for employers using the automobile lease valuation rule to value an employee’s personal use of an employer-provided automobile for purposes of income inclusion, employment tax, and reporting.
The temporary relief is in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Notice 2021-7 [PDF 97 KB] provides that if certain requirements are satisfied, employers and employees that are using the automobile lease valuation rule to determine the value of an employee’s personal use of an employer-provided automobile can instead use the vehicle cents-per-mile valuation rule to determine the value of an employee’s personal use of an employer-provided automobile beginning as of March 13, 2020.
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Merchants Fleet Release
By Brendan P. Keegan, Chief Executive Officer
While many will reflect on 2020 as a challenging year, for Merchants 2020 was a year of OPPORTUNITY.
As the nation grappled with a multitude of unknowns, fears, uncertainties, and doubts, Merchants Kept America Moving by providing essential businesses with the vehicles they needed to deliver crucial goods and services to Americans at a time when they needed them most.
Our goals were clear – to ACCELER8 our growth, to ELEV8 our performance and to INNOV8 our service to our clients – and to do it faster and more efficiently than ever!
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By Ed Pierce, Contributing Editor
The benefits of diesel wet hosing, also known as mobile fueling, fleet fueling, or on-site fueling, are well-known by fleet managers that operate large fleets of trucks for their daily operations.
The most significant advantage of wet-hose fueling is the significant potential time and financial savings derived from the elimination of fuel storage on company grounds, more data-driven and responsive decision-making, and increased driver productivity.
Kevin Fisher, vice president of Strategic Fleet Operations, points out that Gas It Up is, at its heart, a technology-based company: “We have an app for the desktop, iPhone, or Android designed expressly for the mobile fueling business. It brings refueling into the future and safely delivers top-quality fuel directly to consumers.
By Donald Dunphy, Contributing Editor
So, how was your 2020?
For Ruth Alfson, CAFM, a veteran of the industry and past president of NAFA Fleet Management Association (2015 to 2017), the year came with new opportunities. Early in 2020, she was named fleet manager for the City of Cincinnati. Then the “coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)” pandemic hit. Many organizations faced operational shutdowns. As the hub of multiple essential services, the City of Cincinnati’s fleet needed to keep going.
Fleet Management Weekly caught up with Ms. Alfson to see where operations stand right now, how the fleet persevered through multiple complications and concerns, and what was learned from it all. For Alfson, one of the biggest lessons was perhaps the least complicated: to be flexible.
“You never know when COVID-19 might hit your employees or employees in other departments,” she said. “You have to be flexible with scheduling and working around a diminished staff.”
“We haven’t seen that kind of reduction in claims for vehicle and other property damage from any other advanced driver assistance system” ~ HLDI Senior Vice President Matt Moore.
By Mike Sheldrick, Senior Editor
Famously, Americans like to look forward not backward, to liberally paraphrase philosopher George Santayana. So it is no surprise that the Highway Loss Data Institute (HDLI) has just released a report finding that rear automatic emergency braking (AEB) provides the biggest reduction in collision costs. ”
There’s an even bigger reduction for property damage claims for rear AEB: 28 percent vs 14 percent for front AEB.
Rear-to-front collision claims of less than $2,000 — more likely to be fender benders than many front-to-rear collisions — accounted for 17 percent of all collision claims and $8 billion in estimated damage between 2010 and 2017.
Juggle email like a pro, type a lot less, maximize your screen real estate, and more
If, like me, you’ve been wandering around the house muttering, “New year, new me” without really being sure what’s going to change, might I suggest you use this year to get more productive?
That does not mean working harder, mind you—especially if you’ll still be working from home for the foreseeable future. It simply means working smarter so you can get more done in less time and, in turn, maintain (or regain) a proper work-life balance.
Take it from me: a lazy but productive homebody who’s been working remotely for years.
Read the article at Fast Company