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February 14, 2018

Why Competent Fleet Managers Are Terminated

Over the years, I have known many competent fleet managers. But, like salmons swimming upstream, not every promising fleet manager survives the challenges and rigors of day-to-day fleet management. It is understandable when fleet managers are fired for making expensive mistakes or when caught engaging in ethical transgressions, but, sadly, many more are terminated for circumstances that are entirely avoidable.

January 29, 2018

Forces Threaten to Change Fleet From a Career to a Stepping Stone

Although fleet management is a relatively new career segment, changes are percolating that threaten to transform it from a career path to a corporate stepping stone. The confluence of three fleet megatrends will be the catalyst fueling this transition.

October 17, 2017

Element's 2017 Roundtable Highlights Fleet Trends

Hundreds of fleet company executives, supplier partners, automotive manufacturers and Element experts gathered at the 2017 Element Fleet Roundtable in Maryland last week.

October 16, 2017

Q. What questions should I ask when evaluating technology solutions?

A. If you are assessing these solutions your key considerations should be...

October 16, 2017

Q. How do I assess their technology capabilities?

A. Ask when the first rollouts occurred, how many customers are using the technology and...

March 29, 2017

Tech Advances Will Put Downward Pressure on Overall Fleet Size

In the long run, technology will exert inexorable downward pressure on overall fleet size and will eliminate altogether the need for some fleet vehicles. Despite this, fleet management will survive, albeit in a smaller capacity, and, most likely, in a completely different form than what we know today.

October 10, 2016

ARI VehicleDowntimeView Tracks Repair Times

ARI has developed VehicleDowntimeView, technology that uses GPS monitoring and telematics data to measure how long a vehicle is out of service and provide data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

October 3, 2016

Six Technology Trends that will Change the Trajectory of Fleet Management

The best way to answer the question of what is the future of fleet is to look outside the fleet industry.Here are six technology trends happening outside of fleet that will have a major impact on the future direction of our industry.

February 24, 2016

Identifying the Next Generation of Corporate Fleet Managers

Fleet management will increase in complexity with the pervasive use of technology and emphasis on data analytics. This will attract new employees with different skillsets. Despite what cynics may say, now is the best time to get into fleet management. It is at the corporate crossroads of technology, sustainability, supply chain management, and safety. Fleet will be very attractive to managers because of the exposure to these cross-functional groups and the opportunity for advancement.

June 25, 2015

Potential Roadblocks to the Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles in Fleet

Two of the most significant changes in fleet management were the result of military breakthroughs – namely the opening of GPS to civilian use and the creation of the Internet, both of which will be critical to operating autonomous vehicles. While extremely difficult to do, technology will not be the issue with the implementation of autonomous vehicles. Other broader non-fleet issues may slow or inhibit widespread implementation of autonomous vehicles.

February 25, 2015

What Being a Green Fleet Means Today

In changing and expanding Green Fleet Conference to the Fleet Technology Expo, group publisher of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet Sherb Brown, explains how the concept of being “green” has evolved since launching the event about 8 years ago.

August 4, 2014

Wearable Computers will Amplify Driver Distraction

The greatest factor contributing to driver distraction has been the growing use of technology — in particular smartphones — while driving; however, a new concern will soon be confronting fleet managers in the form of wearable computers.

May 15, 2014

Fleet Management Circa 2025

How will fleet management change in the next 10 years? I foresee three transformational forces that will sweep through our industry and redirect its long-term direction.

March 4, 2013

Is Technology 'Dumbing Down' Fleet Managers?

While technology has transformed fleet management to a science, it has also created the risk that, ultimately, technology may “dumb down” fleet managers. In the past, fleet managers would personally perform the calculations and engage in the “cerebral sweat” to accomplish almost all fleet functions. Nowadays (and increasingly so in the future), sophisticated fleet management systems perform these calculations and analyses with the fleet manager only seeing the end result, not the prrocess.

December 13, 2012

Will Technology Eliminate the ‘Personal Touch’ in Fleet Management?

Technology has transformed the way fleets communicate. One unintended consequence has been the increasing de-personalization of the interaction between fleet managers and drivers. In many ways, technology is slowly eliminating the “personal touch” to fleet management, which, since the inception of the profession, has been the hallmark of good fleet management, In the future, will personalized fleet management seem as quaint as the home delivery of milk?

October 26, 2012

Accident Management Technology Races Ahead

Technology touches every aspect of fleet management, but especially impacts drivers, fleet data, and vehicles.

October 26, 2012

The Dangers of Over-Reliance on Technology

There are few areas of fleet management that technology hasn’t touched; communication, data mining, and reporting have benefitted from the sometimes dizzying pace of technological advances. But, how much is too much?

July 13, 2011

Three Ways to Screw Up Your Fleet Operation

It’s nice to get suggestions and advice from experts on how to better manage your fleet. It’s also good to know what not to do. Here are three tried-and-true ways to screw up your fleet operation.

September 27, 2010

Coming Face-to-Face with Facebook and Tweeting

Offering companies the means to communicate directly with hundreds of millions of people, social networking sites have been ramping up for years and can have both a positive and negative impact on a company’s image.

June 29, 2010

Ford Offers New Technology for Better Curve Control

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company introduced Curve Control - a new feature designed to help drivers maintain control of their vehicles when taking a curve too quickly. Curve Control debuts as standard equipment on the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer.

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