The pandemic has dramatically reduced the usage of fleet vehicles everywhere. Have you formulated your plan to rebound in this new reality? For a limited time, the experts at Agile Fleet are offering complimentary one-on-one Fleet Strategy Sessions to fleet managers who want to create a plan for surviving and thriving in a COVID-19 world.
During the session, the experts at Agile Fleet will: Help you identify solutions to your pandemic-related issues resulting from vehicles sitting idle; Use your fleet’s data to help you calculate the financial impact the pandemic has had on your fleet; Share proven, COVID-19 related real-world strategies (used by your peers) to address fleet waste and utilization reductions; Offer strategic recommendations regarding lease renewals, vehicle replacements, reductions in budget, and technology solutions; and Assist in creating a 3-year plan to address your specific challenges.
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Donlen announced that it has been selected for The 2021 Global Outsourcing 100 list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals®. This marks the eleventh consecutive year, and fifteenth out of the last sixteen years, that Donlen has won this award.
“We are proud that our customers choose Donlen to help them manage their strategic fleet management initiatives,” said Jim Wohlever, Donlen Senior Vice President of Customer Experience. “Winning this award, especially during the COVID pandemic, tells us that our customers have embraced outsourcing non-core capabilities to Donlen so they can succeed. Thank you to all of our valued customers and employees for making this possible.”
“Jeff joining the team has been a dream of mine for the past 5 years, as someone whose career, work ethic, and energy I’ve always admired,” said Josh Turley, CEO of RTA.
Jenkins brings more than two decades of fleet operation experience to the role. He started his career as a dispatcher with Knight Transportation, and since then has held every operational role in the transportation industry. Prior to joining RTA, Jenkins served as CEO of a mid-sized trucking company in East Texas.
“I am excited to bring a different perspective to RTA to help deliver on their vision of fleet success through their great maintenance software platforms. Through the past 20-plus years in transportation operations I have seen how important fleet maintenance is for the overall health and productivity of fleets, and in enabling them to be successful and efficient,” Jenkins said.
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The event will feature Green Hour educational sessions March 9–11 on reducing emissions and improving fuel economy, including a keynote presentation by Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning for Penske Truck Leasing.
WTW21 is a reimagined way to connect the commercial vehicle community and provide the product news, market trends and operational insights the industry has come to expect from The Work Truck Show® in a virtual environment. It runs online March 8–12, 2021. REGISTER NOW
By FMW Editorial Staff
As companies look to rebound from the recent economic downturn, those with fleet operations are reassessing budgets, resizing fleets, uncovering hidden costs, and finding innovative ways to achieve operational efficiencies.
Fleet vehicle transport and relocation services provide a unique opportunity to reduce costs and increase productivity. Success depends on a carefully- planned schedule of ancillary services as part of a move.
These services might include one or more of the following: vehicle legalization, maintenance, de-identification, body repair, storage, and others. With a single-source, end-to-end solution, companies reduce vehicle downtime and keep drivers more productive.
By Ed Pierce, Contributing Editor
The recent announcement of a newly-formed partnership between Wheels and GM’s OnStar Business Solutions promises to deliver a wide array of vehicle information with significant safety and operational benefits to the partners’ fleet customers. OnStar-embedded hardware is available across most of the automaker’s vehicle lineup.
Wheels senior product manager Sara Sweeney provided Fleet Management Weekly with an in-depth look at the benefits of the partnership for fleets: “Access to the OnStar data can help our customers tackle today’s important business concerns. First, they can improve driver behavior and safety. Next, they can enhance fleet operational efficiency and customer service. Finally, they can gain insight into fleet electrification strategies,” says Sweeney.
OnStar-connected data coming directly from the vehicle includes vehicle location, trip information, maintenance status, risk, or driver behavior indicators. Driving events, seatbelt usage, and speed are examples of the safety behavioral data points. There is also data collected on vehicle idling and hours driven. This data provides greater insight into how the vehicle is being used and how well it meets the driver and the company’s needs.
By Adam Danielson, Director of Sales
Safety is one of the fleet industry’s most critical issues as it seeks to reduce crashes and improve safety standards. The benefits of creating a robust fleet safety culture go far beyond reducing crashes, it can also improve the entire organization while mitigating risk.
Where do you begin?
Continuous MVR monitoring, combined with a fleet safety program and other behavioral monitoring tools, is the ideal solution for effectively monitoring drivers’ risk profiles, ensuring compliance and safety, reducing liability, and minimizing business losses for any industry that employs drivers.
What to do with all that data?
When you add MVR monitoring, safety policies, training, vehicle anti-collision technologies, CSA scores, connected vehicles and telematics together, you create the beginnings of a very robust safety culture and A LOT of data. Too much data for the average fleet manager to manage and use effectively.How do you make the data actionable for your fleet?