SambaSafety has acquired Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), provider of best-in-class online driver training and technology since 1995.
The merger facilitates the ground-breaking addition of online training to the company’s continuous driver monitoring solution, Qorta™, closing the safety loop for employers across industry.
“Since our launch of the first license monitoring solution for employers, SambaSafety has revolutionized how companies manage driver risk,” said Allison Guidette, CEO, SambaSafety. “Today’s exciting announcement positions SambaSafety to again raise the bar and provide the industry’s only comprehensive platform to identify and efficiently act on driver risk with world-class online training.”
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October 19-21, 2021 — Mark your calendar now for NETS 2021 virtual conference.
NETS conferences bring together Global, Corporate, Government, and Non-profit employers.
Conference participants include NETS member companies from diverse industries, representing a collective global fleet of more than half-a-million vehicles, ~80% passenger vehicles, that travel nearly 11 billion miles annually
Why should you participate in NETS Conferences?
This award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments leverage supply chains for competitive advantage
Merchants Fleet Release
Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce that John Cail, Senior Vice President of Merchants Mobility has been named a 2021 ‘Pros to Know’ award winner from Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain.
“We are extremely proud of John Cail and the Mobility team he leads courageously. He quarterbacked our last mile delivery business throughout the global pandemic and kept America moving,” said Brendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet. “John is an innovator, a creator, a leader and definitely a Pro-to-Know.”
RepairSmith officially announced the expansion of its at-home car repair and maintenance service to the greater Portland area. In addition, the company has launched its on-site repair and maintenance service for business fleets in the region.
The company is kicking off its launch by partnering with two Portland nonprofits which are providing the community with access to food and transportation, Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) and Ride Connection.
The company will provide them with $20,000 in free repair services to their vehicles as part of RepairSmith’s Jump Start program. Through Jump Start, RepairSmith will provide a quarter of a million dollars in free vehicle and repair maintenance service for nonprofits throughout RepairSmith’s service areas this year.
By Ed Pierce, Contributing Editor
The 2021 IARA Virtual Conference was conducted last week the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance and featured important presentations for remarketers and fleet professionals interested in remarketing trends for 2021 and beyond.
The conference kicked off with opening comments by Laura Taylor, Charleston Auto Auction Accelerate and former National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) president. She began by noting that, although everyone knows how chaotic 2020 went, the current situation is really good for remarketers. “Conversion rates are high. The inventory may be a little short, but we’re selling everything that’s coming through the door.”
NAAA president-elect Charles Nichols of BSC America, followed Laura and stressed “how nice it is to be able to run cars again.” And noted “everybody has been so resilient through all of this. I’ve not seen a group be more cohesive. It’s a real statement to the industry, our organization, and our people.”
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By Rahul Tiwari, Managing Director, goDeskless
How the world has transformed in a year. Over the past 12 months, we have all become accustomed to doing everything remotely.
After such a turbulent transition, the question arises: Are companies ready to properly accommodate the needs of their digital workforce?
Pre-COVID, digital transformation was already a priority for many companies. However, almost every strategy largely ignored the needs of the deskless workforce. 80% of the global workforce does not operate from behind a desk – that’s 2.7 billion sales reps, customer service advisors, field workers, technicians, and more. These employees have had to perform their tasks using tethered, office-based tools that often hindered their
efficiency and productivity.
By Ed Pierce, Contributing Editor
Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is a global NGO (nonprofit) founded in 2014 that works with government, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives to prevent traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths.
Says David Braunstein, TSR president, “Road safety is not just limited to car crashes and aggressive driving. It also includes near-misses, motorcycle, bicyclist, and pedestrian collisions. These incidents cost life and limb and billions of dollars in medical care, property damage, and lawsuits each year.
“In the United States alone, traffic crashes are a leading cause of death in people aged 54 and below. To put it into perspective, that is 40,000 deaths annually and 4.4 million injuries requiring medical attention. TSR and our members believe this can all be prevented.