Merchants Fleet is proud to announce that IDG’s CIO has named Merchants as a 2021 CIO 100 award winner. For more than 30 years, the CIO 100 awards have recognized innovative organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of strategic and operational excellence in IT.
“Technology is the core component of everything we do here at Merchants, and we are extremely proud of our Technology team, who continually demonstrate extraordinary innovation,” said Brendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet. “Throughout one of the most challenging years in recent history for people and businesses all over the world, the Merchants Technology team remained dedicated to exploring new ways to add value for our clients and our organization, supporting us in achieving our best year ever in growth and results. We are honored to accept this award, and we are extremely proud of this team’s exemplary work which keeps Merchants at the forefront of the fleet industry.”
Don’t miss the April 20th coffee break sponsored by Women in Fleet Management, focusing on the role mindfulness plays in professional resiliency. And you might want to check out their mentorship program as well.
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By Ed Pierce, Contributing Editor
Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is a global NGO (nonprofit) founded in 2014 that works with government, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives to prevent traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths.
Says David Braunstein, TSR president, "Road safety is not just limited to car crashes and aggressive driving. It also includes near-misses, motorcycle, bicyclist, and pedestrian collisions. These incidents cost life and limb and billions of dollars in medical care, property damage, and lawsuits each year.
"In the United States alone, traffic crashes are a leading cause of death in people aged 54 and below. To put it into perspective, that is 40,000 deaths annually and 4.4 million injuries requiring medical attention. TSR and our members believe this can all be prevented.
There are a variety of different and interesting factors to take into account when monitoring fuel trends.
We tend to think of tires as big circular hunks of black rubber that just roll down the road. We don't think about them much until something goes wrong and you're stuck waiting for roadside assistance or digging the spare out of the trunk.
If tires could talk, they might demand more respect. Maybe you'd stop letting them get under-inflated and worn out. Or they could warn you about a nail in the tread that, in a couple days, will make the tire pressure warning light come on. They might even help you drive better, stop sooner and get better gas mileage.
Smart tire technology like this is already in use, with tire companies adding special sensors to certain tires. And, eventually, these technologies will become widespread, said TJ Campbell, tire information and testing manager at the online retailer Tire Rack, because the information tires can provide is so critical.
Read the article at CNN Business.