If you’ve lost your job due to COVID-19 or were in the middle of a job hunt when the coronavirus hit, don’t panic—and don’t give up job searching.
Even though it can be challenging, there are ways you can successfully look for work during a pandemic. Some industries are cutting back, but others are hiring.
Search Indeed for “urgently hiring” and your location to view immediate openings. That will give you a sense of what jobs are in demand in your location.
Read the article for tips at The Balance Careers.
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Only two months after being named fleet manager for the City of Cincinnati in January, Ruth Alfson, CAFM was faced with managing the fleet’s 2,500 vehicles and 1,000 additional units of small equipment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A nearly 30-year veteran of the industry and president of NAFA Fleet Management Association from 2015 to 2017, Ms. Alfson had seen her share of crises, from the 9/11 terrorist attacks to three hurricanes while she was fleet manager for Seminole County, Florida.
Fleet Management Weekly called to interview Ms. Alfson last Tuesday, March 31, as the city’s mayor announced furloughs of 1,700 city employees, more than 20 percent of its workforce, in anticipation of a major shortfall in revenues caused by the virus. At the time, the illness hadn’t hit Ohio or the city with the fury it had already hit in other areas, but, as she explained, the city was trying to prepare for the worst by applying lessons learned from New York.
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By Gary Mott, President, FLD, Inc.
As a pioneer - and fleet-industry leader - for more than 40 years, there’s one thing our team here at FLD has learned, and that is vehicle remarketing is an inherently risky process. One fraught with pitfalls that can confound even the most experienced fleet professional.
Without a competent remarketing process or partner, fleets can lose big money, squander valuable resources, and face mountains of aggravation. In fact, the traditional remarketing process can wreak havoc on a vehicle’s total cost of ownership as fleets wait weeks - and sometimes even months - to get paid after an off-lease vehicle is finally sold.
That’s a lot of risk - and most of the time it’s placed squarely on the backs of sellers.
With so many remarketing providers claiming to be experts, who can fleets count on to simplify the process, handle the details, and ensure maximum return on investment?
The founder and CEO of Zoom, Eric Yuan has apologized to the video conferencing app's millions of users after coming under fire for a host of privacy issues at a time when it has emerged as a vital social and professional lifeline for many.
"We recognize that we have fallen short of the community's -- and our own -- privacy and security expectations," Eric Yuan said. "For that, I am deeply sorry." Zoom crossed 200 million daily meeting participants in the month of March.
New features will not be added for the next 90 days and instead will focus solely on addressing privacy issues, Yuan said. The company will also release a transparency report, similar to the ones periodically shared by tech giants such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter, which details requests for data or content from government authorities.
Read the article at CNN.
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
One of the central components of the so-called “mobility revolution” is the booming application of telematics, the wireless digital connection of automobiles. Canada-based Geotab is a world leader in the field, and in this exclusive interview with Fleet Management Weekly, Edward Kulperger, the company’s senior vice president for Europe, provides an inside look into the company, discussing its size, growth rate, fleet focus and agenda for the transition to electric vehicles.
Geotab’s message to the global fleet market right now?
A couple of things. First, that we’re the largest telematics company in the world now. We have a little over 2 million connected vehicles. We’ve been investing heavily into electric vehicles and big data for many years, and we feel that we are well-positioned as a telematics data platform to take advantage of the next wave of investment into connecting your vehicles.
We have 40 billion data points coming into our system every day, so we are one of the largest Cloud organizations on the planet. As industry leaders have said, mobility – understanding and more efficiently managing the movement of goods and vehicles – is going to be the next megatrend, and we think we’re well ahead of the curve there. We’re entirely fleet-focused, and our investment into Big Data, EV technology, and enabling fleets to go and operate electric.