Webinar: May 13, 2021 — 2:00-3:00 PM EDT
The winners of the 2021 edition of the 100 Best Fleets were announced on April 14th! Congratulations to all of the winners!
During this webinar, hear what the top fleets did to distinguish themselves among 38,000 public fleets in North America. Learn about their approach and best practices that you can use immediately in your own operation. Also, learn about the emerging technologies the top fleets use to “do-more-with-less”.
Use this rare opportunity to benchmark your entire operation with world-class fleets.
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Element Fleet Management Corp. has appointed a senior leadership team to lead the company’s electric vehicle (EV) strategy. Avninder Buttar is appointed to Vice President, Strategy focused on EVs, and Jason Kazmar to Director, Electric Vehicle & Sustainability Strategy.
Mr. Buttar is a dynamic sustainability champion with a proven track record of leading successful, transformative change.
Mr. Kazmar has been at the forefront of utility/energy strategy including EV program implementation for over ten years.
“Avninder and Jason bring tremendous experience in the EV sector. Their strong engineering backgrounds and results-driven attitudes will be invaluable assets as we continue to build our global EV strategy,” Chris Gittens, Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships said.
Ebbon-Dacs has seen dynamic growth across the European Union for its Leaselink e-procurement platform, despite the impact of the Europe-wide lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Oxford-based automotive technology solutions provider has had a strong and established presence in the Netherlands for more than a decade where it works with major international leasing companies, vehicle manufacturers and dealers.
But the Group has now expanded into a number of different European fleet markets, including France, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Italy, where clients are, or are about to, deploy its full range of technological solutions.
Research shows that aggressive drivers tend to be involved in more traffic collisions.
And, above a certain minimum level of on-road competence, research shows that it’s a driver’s attitudes that make them much more likely to crash.
This webinar, timed to coincide with the speed-themed UN Global Road Safety Week (May 17-23), and presented in conjunction with the Global Road Safety Partnership, will examine the effects of speeding, one of the most dangerous on-road behaviors. It will look at the relationship between minor increases in speed and collision impact and outcome, and explain why speeding doesn’t always mean breaking the speed limit or driving to the extremes. Additionally, it will consider other high-risk behaviors, in particular, the “Triple Threat” of Speeding, Distraction and Fatigue.
REGISTER: U.S. Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 2:00 PM EDT
By Ed Pierce, Contributing Editor
Although Merchants has recently announced a spate of electric vehicle-related announcements, Senior Vice President of Mobility, John Cail, explains that the news is the result of the company’s ongoing electric vehicle initiative.
“We’ve been building our electric vehicle strategy for some time, including electrified vehicle fleet management services, charging, OEM relationships, and more.
“Merchants is developing and implementing EV strategies because we foresee that’s where our clients are migrating,” he adds. “We are building out our ecosystem of partners and are ahead of the curve and will remain out in front in order to offer our clients the best possible outcomes.”
By Brandon Myers
Keeping your car secure means hiding valuables, closing windows, locking doors, and turning on your alarm if you have one. But now, there’s a security threat many car owners aren’t thinking of: hackers. Everything can be hacked. Everything — including your car.
Can your car be hacked? The short answer is yes. With the advanced features in vehicles today, cars are essentially giant moving computers, vulnerable to bugs, viruses, and hackers just like any other computer or mobile device.
Self-driving cars and vehicles with advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane assist, and automatic braking are particularly at risk, but practically any vehicle made in the past several years can be seriously disabled at the hands of a hacker.
Read on to find out how your car can seemingly develop a mind of its own, whether you can expect to experience a hack, and what you can do to prevent becoming a car hacking victim.
The NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner’s approach
Janice Sutton:This article was written by the late Mark Boada and appeared in Fleet Management Weekly in August, 2020, but it is as timely today as it was last year.
Mark Boada — 2020
In this time of looming cuts in government budgets, prompted by the COVID-19 recession, public sector fleet managers may be wondering how to keep their technicians, administrators and managers motivated without meaningful pay increases and opportunities for overtime.
Nine years ago, Robert Martinez, then a manager within the New York Police Department’s fleet, presented a paper on that subject to fellow students at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s program for senior executives in state and local government.”
Today, Martinez, who holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from the City University of New York and a master’s degree in executive management from New York University, is the NYPD’s deputy commissioner for support services, which includes responsibility for the department’s entire 10,000-vehicle fleet and more. In these edited excerpts from his 2011 paper, Martinez presents the management principles he continues to stand by and to which he credits much of the success of his 900-member organization.