Fleet Logistics, Europe’s largest independent fleet management provider, has gone live in Latin and Central America with global agri-business Syngenta, managing a fleet of around 1,600 vehicles in eight countries across the region.
Fleet Logistics is doing this in two ways. Firstly, the fleet management provider, which has more than 150,000 vehicles under management world-wide, is managing a fleet of 800 Syngenta cars in South America’s largest country, Brazil.
These will be managed directly from the special hub operation that Fleet Logistics has created in São Paulo, offering the same full portfolio of fleet management services that it offers throughout Europe.
With billions of dollars on the line, the fleet profession depends on a knowledgeable workforce right from an employee’s “day one.”
On September 15, NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) launched Fleet 101, a series of webinars offering a powerful jumpstart to the fundamentals of fleet, presenting information professionals need at the start of their fleet career.
NAFA’s Fleet 101 webinar series offers new fleet managers and fleet-related teams a broad overview of the varied disciplines that comprise today’s fleet industry. Presented by seasoned fleet professionals, Fleet 101 will help new fleet managers understand the basics of the work and lay the foundation for more detailed fleet management education.
No longer just a subject of the science fiction genre, fears regarding cybersecurity and motor vehicles are a present reality.
Cars and trucks today are more like "computers on wheels," as they rely more and more on technology for performance and convenience than ever before. For fleet professionals, the rapid growth of vehicle connectivity presents challenges, as well as opportunities.
NAFA will be conducting the webinar "Fleet Management and the Connected Vehicle" on this important subject on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:30 am. Register now by clicking here.
LeasePlan USA is making exciting enhancements to the driver experience with LeasePlan Direct, an online tool that connects LeasePlan with dealerships across the country.
This investment in technology allows for more accurate and timely information during courtesy delivery. “LeasePlan Direct is one more way to create efficiency in our delivery process, as we continue our focus on end-to-end service delivery for our clients,” said Sheri Maple, vice president of operations in Atlanta.
LeasePlan Direct also features better control over courtesy delivery payments and provides clients further insight into costs associated with new vehicle delivery.
This is how it works: Dealers enrolled in LeasePlan Direct can view key order-to-delivery status changes, required documents and other information in a secure online platform that can provide quick answers for drivers, any time, any day.
Discovery Learning and Practicing the Un-Practicable Benefits of Instructor-Led Driving Simulation Safety Training
By Mike Griffin, Simulation Training Manager, Driving Dynamics
As a simulation training designer and instructor, I have had the privilege of watching many students in simulator driver safety training navigate the scenarios I’ve developed—scenarios designed to emulate real-world challenges occurring every day on the road.
Properly designed simulator-based safety courses place drivers in a variety of realistic, relatable, hazardous traffic situations. The Discovery Learning process takes hold as trainees are challenged to make real-time decisions and proficiently execute corrective actions. They become keenly aware of the consequences of their decisions and subsequent actions. Any missteps reveal painful outcomes and have significant impact—personalizing results and motivating students to seek effective, safe resolutions.
The goal of the Discovery Learning process is to help drivers gain confidence and skills in identifying potential hazards sooner, and to competently initiate corrective actions to remedy these situations based on well-practiced decision making capabilities.