October 12, 2021 Hilton Columbus Downtown, Columbus Ohio
NTEA’s Executive Leadership Summit brings perspective to economic and business trends influencing companies in the work truck industry.
From global implications to individual company strategies, content is geared toward furthering industry knowledge, growth and profitability.
Commercial vehicle professionals in any capacity and their teams can come together to collaborate and get targeted information from economists, thought leaders and strategists.
Merchants Fleet is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the sixth year in a row.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.
“This year’s Certification is especially significant for our team, who worked incredibly hard to keep our wonderful corporate culture alive despite a year of distancing and uncertainty in the world,” said Alicia Hart, VP of Human Resources at Merchants Fleet.
October 19, 2021—October 21, 2021 10:00 AM-5:00 PM ET
NETS annual STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Benchmark Conference convenes each year to 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.
- Share road safety case studies, new research, and emerging issues
- Review NETS annual STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Fleet Safety Benchmark Report
- Gain exclusive access to industry-leading Road Safety Sponsors
- Network with other conference participants which include NETS member companies
Donlen announces the launch of RemarketingAdvantage™. This new vehicle remarketing program offers customers the opportunity to sell fleet vehicles quickly and efficiently to Donlen.
With traditional remarketing auction channels, vehicle sales take an average of 28 – 30 days to sell in addition to a turn-around time for sales proceeds. By choosing RemarketingAdvantage™, customers have cash in hand within a week with the added benefit of immediate billing credits. Because Donlen takes care of the titling and transportation, the process is completely hassle free.
Khalid Latif, Donlen’s Senior Vice President of Operation and Supply Chain, said, “This past year has been a tough economic year for organizations across the world and we’re pleased to offer a program that provides cash flow to our customers.” Anna Stanke, Donlen’s Vehicle Remarketing Process Manager, adds, “Donlen assumes the risk with each vehicle sale, which makes the process even more valuable to our customers.”
By Ed Pierce, Contributing Editor
For over 30 years, Driving Dynamics’ classroom driver training and behind-the-wheel exercises, e-learning, and simulation training have been a model for the fleet industry in effectiveness and innovation.
According to Debbie Lodge-Balestra, Vice President of Client Relations, 2020 required a whole new level of adaptation for the company, its customers, and their drivers.
“We had to adapt our programs quickly when the pandemic hit because in-person classes were scheduled for all 2020,” she remembers, “we needed a plan to train drivers while keeping them safe.
“In the beginning, we had a lot of students that were having trouble adjusting to the change. Some even had to have their children show them how to log onto the Zoom classes! Fortunately, that issue was short-lived, and today, we’re hearing from many students that they actually prefer the online classroom training over the in-person method.”
By Richard Mallek, Director of Business Development, FLD Remarketing
Earlier this year I wrote an article for Fleet Management Weekly titled “There May Never Be a Better Time to Remarket Vehicles and Equipment.” And despite the fact that the fleet industry continues to experience a variety of challenges, that may be even more true today than it was just 4 short months ago for several reasons, including:
- Historically high resale prices caused by new vehicle and driver shortages
- The need for fleets to right size at a time when business models and missions are changing
- A desire for liquidity and flexibility
- Risk avoidance
- Higher ROI
But of all the reasons there may never be a better time to sell used vehicles and equipment, the truth is that one stands head and shoulders above the rest.
By Adam Danielson, Director of Sales, SuperVison
In its infancy, safety and accident analytics were reactive, focusing on motor vehicle reports (MVRs) and analyzing broad-based data per million miles.
As recently as two decades ago, the standard practice was to review a driver’s MVR at hire and, possibly, annually after that. It was rare for any additional analysis, beyond ensuring the driver had a valid license.
In the last ten years, fleet safety programs have become an industry standard. Aimed at reducing accident frequency and severity, safety program tactics like established safety rules, comprehensive driver training, regular inspections, and maintenance have become essentials in operating a safe fleet. Simply investing in road safety can reduce crash rates by 50%.