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Fleet Logistics Group, Europe’s largest independent fleet management company, has scaled up its Global Mobility Solutions division (GMS) as part of its plans to transition from pure fleet management provider to offering new Managed Mobility Solutions to its clients and prospects.
Head of GMS, Thibault Alleyn, has appointed Madelaine Webster, formerly of Fleet Logistics UK and Ireland, to the newly created role of Global Consulting Manager, as the division accelerates growth plans following a spike in business levels and growing market interest during the pandemic.
GMS, which was created last autumn, brings together the expertise and market intelligence of Fleet Logistics’ consulting team with the data management and analytical skills of its international reporting team.
Wheels, Inc. was honored with two silver Stevie® Awards in the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service.
In the Best Customer Feedback Strategy category, Wheels was recognized for its approach in utilizing the voice of its customer. Wheels captures the voice of its customer in a variety of ways such as client satisfaction surveys, client advisory board meetings, and service-based satisfaction surveys.
“Leveraging client feedback to create the best service experience is a foundational component of our success,” said Ahsan Rahim, chief operating officer at Wheels. “We’re honored to have our processes recognized for their impact on our clients’ businesses.”
By Steve Saltzgiver, Director of Strategic Innovation, RTA Fleet Management Software
This past year we have been mired in a global pandemic that placed unforeseen restrictions — which included a myriad of new safety and cleanliness standards – on fleet operations that may forever change the way a fleet runs.
However, most managers already had sound cleaning practices in place, and with a few enhancements required by regulators, the changes were relatively quick to implement.
That said, a longtime colleague asked me what I thought we should do after experiencing such a catastrophic year in 2020. So, where do we go from here? What questions should be asked?
By Art Liggio, CEO and President, Driving Dynamics
For anyone who has even spent a modest amount of time on the roadways this past year, it is quite evident that the frequency of drivers engaging in aggressive driving has increased substantially.
Hard facts clearly support this observation. New York City’s speed cameras, for instance, have been issuing about the same number of tickets since the COVID crisis began despite a 51 percent plunge in vehicles on the road. NHTSA recently released its preliminary 2020 crash report covering the first 9 months of the year.
While miles driven in 2020 went down dramatically, the number of traffic fatalities for this period was up 4.6 percent. Another way of looking at this is that the rate of fatalities per miles driven has jumped 18 percent. Sad, disheartening news for sure.
Consistently one of the top aggressive driving behaviors is speeding. There has been a significant increase in driving at excessive speeds this past year and it is a leading contributor to the traffic fatalities stated above. David Harkey, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said that their latest studies conducted in conjunction with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety demonstrated that “Small changes in speed when you’re involved in a crash can really increase your chances of getting a serious injury or dying. It’s a huge problem.”
It is very, very easy to get lost in the day-to-day. There’s always some fire to put out, or some recurring task that needs doing, which makes it hard to focus on big-picture stuff.
This is what a Quarterly Think Day is all about. The idea is to take time and space to reflect, learn, and prioritize for the next three to six months. The name kind of explains it: once a quarter, you take an entire day to think. What about? This time is for asking yourself some critical questions.
Don’t do anything other than think about these questions, and make sure you do that completely offline. Yes: computers are nice. You will have plenty of time to use them later. Today is about thinking, and computers have a tendency to distract you from that.
Read the article at Fast Company.
By Donald Dunphy, Contributing Editor
Risky driving remains a dangerous preoccupation across North America.
To put it in perspective, even though the law and the automotive industry have resolved driving without a seat belt as the wrong behavior, thousands of tickets are issued every year for this exact thing.
It’s worse when it comes to distracted driving. Cell phones are typically used as a form of entertainment as much as communication. It fosters inattentiveness on a direct level, and as Corey Woinarowicz, Director of Business Development for Nocell Technologies states, “If you don’t use your seat belt, more often than not it won’t harm someone else. But if you use your phone while driving, you could potentially kill other people.”
Woinarowicz and Nocell Marketing Manager Connor Palumbo spoke with Fleet Management Weekly about Nocell’s distracted driving solution, the prevalent risk it imposes on fleets, and how coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has increased – not decreased – the potential of a distracted driving crash.