NAFA Fleet Management Association announces it will feature a special presentation during its annual Institute & Expo (I&E) conference featuring representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The U.S. DOT will present an overview of the Connected Pilots program, which features truck and taxi fleets in New York, Florida, and Wyoming that are taking the lead to deploy exciting new technology. This session takes place on Friday, April 27, at NAFA's 2018 Institute & Expo in Anaheim, Calif.
Integration with the ARI insights system will offer fleets access to real-time authorization data and new features that will provide greater levels of control and flexibility
ARI® announces the introduction of a revolutionary new tool for managing fuel expenses: the WEX Millennium Platform. With access to real-time authorization data, increased control over transactions, and the ability to create multiple fuel profiles with different parameters, the new platform offers organizations greater clarity into their fuel expenses and enhanced control over their fuel spend.
“ARI is proud to be the first fleet management company to integrate with WEX on this new platform,” said Frank Carbone, vice president of global product management. “This new platform will empower our clients and provide them with the data, insight and tools they need to meaningfully manage their fuel expenses.”
The diesel engine will continue to play a role in the U.S. for years to come - Americans love trucks!
Even though Europeans use station wagons and SUVs in the same way Americans use pickup trucks, it may not be enough to save the diesel engine as European sales continue to fall.
"In the U.S. we’re all about the diesel pickup truck. There's really nothing better for torque, there's really nothing better for towing ... there's really nothing better in the tank for fuel economy," said Kelley Blue Book analyst Rebecca Lindland, who refers to the trio as the "three T's."
Read the article at Detroit Free Press.
The Donlen Risk Center allows Donlen customers to monitor individual driver and fleet performance, and predictive analytics provide actionable recommendations to prevent risky behavior in their fleet.
The Donlen Risk Center aggregates all safety and operating data on driver motor vehicle record (MVR) results, accident history, violations, fuel, maintenance, safety training, and telematics infractions. Based on a 36-month driver history of all of the aforementioned risk data, drivers are assigned a risk level from A through D in order to pinpoint high-risk drivers and automatically assign safety training if necessary.
By Laura Jozwiak, Senior Vice President of Sales and Client Relations, Wheels, Inc.
Did you watch the Super bowl? Did your team win? Whether you watched it or not, it was a great display of talent, competitiveness and endurance.
After the Philadelphia Eagles hoisted the Lombardi trophy, Tight End Zach Ertz was asked what made this Eagle team so special. His answer was that they love to practice. What a great reminder that the way you win is not what happens in one moment, but what happens and how you prepare over many moments. It is in daily meetings, weight lifting sessions, practice squads and dissecting game tape that the players improve on those small tweaks to separate them from the rest of the NFL pack to win their first Super Bowl.
How much practice does it actually take to be perfect? In his book, Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell discussed that you need to deliberately practice a skill for 10,000 hours before you become an expert. This theory is based on a study by Swedish psychologist Anders Ericsson and seems fairly logical…the more you practice the more you know about the topic and can identify trends that will lead to better execution.
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The newly-launched Risk Center from Donlen is a powerful tool to help fleets reduce the severity and frequency of accidents.
“NAFA’s websites provide visitors with easier search tools and a more engaging mobile user platform,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “The new websites were created in response to member feedback to improve member services, making it easier for users to find the materials they need.”
The skyrocketing cost of parts for today’s technology-sophisticated vehicles make it more likely that they’ll be declared a total loss after an accident, and making them more tempting for thieves to grab and chop them.
“Not only are new vehicles becoming more expensive than ever – when last we looked, the average transaction price was in excess of $36,000 – the cost of parts and repairs following an accident is becoming so prohibitive that what might look repairable to the layperson might be considered a total loss to an insurance adjuster. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor vehicle repairs were 61.07% higher in 2017 than they were in 2000.
“In particular, sophisticated safety features like forward collision mitigation and blind-spot warning systems that employ multiple sensors and/or cameras embedded in bumpers and fenders are driving up repair costs and, in turn, the number of cars being totaled after crashes.”