We know that we have not yet triumphed over COVID-19; new infections are rising in too many places, but many of us are optimistic that wearing a mask and maintaining a proper social distance has upped our odds for staying safe. It feels as if we have a bit of control, which makes it all the easier to look ahead and plan for the future.
Many of you know Steve Saltzgiver; he has a depth of experience in the fleet industry that few can match. A frequent guest contributor to FMW, Steve has written a definitive treatise on post-pandemic planning in the wake of the emerging deep recession: Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Fleet Management: Now What? Steve says, “No one really knows the extent of the impact, but if past recessions are an indicator, we should expect to see fleet budgets slashed, equipment lifecycles extended, staff sizes decreased, and salaries reduced in the short term to overcome the financial downturn.” Now what?
Timely webinar – June 25, 2:00 to 3:30 PM EDT : Fleet Business Strategies During the Pandemic and Recovery Afterward: What Practices Will Become Permanent? Register here!
Finally, heartfelt congratulations to Kate Vigneau and fleetcompetence Group! We are delighted to announce that Kate has joined the global fleet consulting firm!
Stay Well & Drive Safety,