By Jennifer Warren, Sales Executive, Motus
Mobile phones play an important role in the way many employees function within their company. But just as important is how the company manages those mobile phones.
If the business isn’t using a bring your own device program, they are tasked with mobile phone asset management. Unfortunately, depending on the approach, it can be expensive and difficult to track and manage those assets. In this post we’ll share some challenges to implementing the right mobile phone asset management system and potential solutions.
When a company provides employees with mobile phones to be used for business, these are called corporate-liable devices. Also referred to as company-provided devices, businesses face the biggest challenge trying to manage this program in-house.
The reasons are simple. Companies naturally expect IT departments to manage, support and trouble shoot these devices. However, these departments are rarely equipped with the knowledge, experience or manpower to provide adequate support. As a result, in house mobile phone asset management results in an excess of unused phones that quickly become outdated.
Four members have been elected to serve on the AFLA board. The new leaders will officially begin their terms at the close of the AFLA 2021 Corporate Fleet Conference, Emerging Stronger, which will be held October 3-6, 2021 in San Antonio, TX at the La Cantera Resort & Spa.
Secretary: Matthew Betz, Expert – Fleet Optimization at DTE Energy
Director of Allied Service Providers: Caroline Costello, Vice President, Business Development for Auto Driveaway
Director of Dealers: Don Wright, Commercial Sales Director at Five Star Ford
Director of Remarketers: Debbie Struna, National Account Manager at Fleet Street Remarketing, LLC was re-elected to serve a second term
Omnitracs, LLC, a Solera company, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with PrePass Safety Alliance to provide PrePass on its Omnitracs One platform.
Fleets that access the PrePass application will be able to bypass weigh stations – improving driver satisfaction with fewer inspection stops and exceeding customer expectations with faster load delivery, while reducing bottom-line costs associated with idling time and fuel usage.
Directly integrated into Omnitracs One, weigh station bypass information will be available with all other fleet activity, on a converged platform.
If it’s approved, the bipartisan infrastructure deal announced this week will make it easier for Americans to buy and own an electric car. But it won’t help meet President Joe Biden’s ambitious goal to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030.
The money authorized for a nationwide network of EV chargers would have a measurable impact on Americans’ car-buying choices. The $1 trillion deal ($550 billion of which is new spending) includes $7.5 billion to fund Biden’s plan to build half a million EV chargers across the country, which will help mend the mostly fractured, occasionally broken system we currently have. A more dependable charging network will likely help juice EV sales in the US over the next decade.
But it won’t help to steer people away from cars and toward more environmental modes of transportation, which many experts believe is necessary to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. Our highway system is likely to expand at a much greater rate than our transit infrastructure. Wider roads typically lead to more car traffic — which, in turn, generates more planet-warming emissions.
Read the article at The Verge.
By Paul Atchley, PhD, eDriving’s Brain Science Advisor
In a recent article, we examined what it takes to be a safe driver.
In that post we explored the skill of driving as described in the SPIDER model (Visual Scanning, Hazard Prediction, Identification, Decision Making and Execution of a Response ) by Donald Fisher and David Strayer.
In this article we will examine the other side of the safe driving equation; risk, and will explore why behaviors such as Speeding, Distraction and Fatigue pose such a threat (the “Triple Threat”).