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Donlen announced that it has been selected for The 2021 Global Outsourcing 100 list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals®. This marks the eleventh consecutive year, and fifteenth out of the last sixteen years, that Donlen has won this award.
“We are proud that our customers choose Donlen to help them manage their strategic fleet management initiatives,” said Jim Wohlever, Donlen Senior Vice President of Customer Experience. “Winning this award, especially during the COVID pandemic, tells us that our customers have embraced outsourcing non-core capabilities to Donlen so they can succeed. Thank you to all of our valued customers and employees for making this possible.”
“Jeff joining the team has been a dream of mine for the past 5 years, as someone whose career, work ethic, and energy I've always admired,” said Josh Turley, CEO of RTA.
Jenkins brings more than two decades of fleet operation experience to the role. He started his career as a dispatcher with Knight Transportation, and since then has held every operational role in the transportation industry. Prior to joining RTA, Jenkins served as CEO of a mid-sized trucking company in East Texas.
“I am excited to bring a different perspective to RTA to help deliver on their vision of fleet success through their great maintenance software platforms. Through the past 20-plus years in transportation operations I have seen how important fleet maintenance is for the overall health and productivity of fleets, and in enabling them to be successful and efficient,” Jenkins said.
The South Korean automaker isn’t providing many details, but Kia acknowledged it was hit by a cyberattack that disrupted the company’s operations.
Problems with its IT infrastructure surfaced as owners found they were unable to make payments or unlock their vehicles remotely. Car owners weren’t the only one stuck as dealers discovered they couldn’t complete any transactions using the company’s proprietary portal.
Several websites reported that hackers belonging to a specific “gang” had demanded $20 million to release its grip on Kia’s operations. “We are aware of online speculation that Kia is subject to a ransomware attack. At this time, and based on the best and most current information, we can confirm that we have no evidence that Kia or any Kia data is subject to a ransomware attack,” the company said.
Read the article at The Detroit Bureau.
JD Power polled owners of three-year-old cars to see just how many problems they've experienced and created the annual Vehicle Dependability Study. The results for 2021 tell a tale of a changing automotive industry, where brands that might have once been derided as cheap or unreliable, made it into the top five.
Lexus and Porsche have consistently offered exceedingly well-built vehicles that function despite increasing levels of technical complexity. Lexus has been in the top spot for 9 of the last 10 years. Porsche is ranked second, with the Porsche 911 ranked as the most dependable car of all, overall.
Kia is the third-ranked brand making it the best-scoring mass-market brand (non-luxury) by a long shot. It's followed by Toyota and Buick, rounding out the top five.
Read the article at CNET.