There was a jump in fleet managers who reported seeing a decrease in their salaries in 2020, though the majority continued to report annual salary increases.
Fleets that are not aligning their business strategies to factor in the latest in fleet technological developments might be missing out on some of the most critical tools necessary to help them thrive in the industry.
Closely addressing the perennial concerns of fleet safety is an area that has been essential to many successful fleets over the years, not just with the adoption of telematics solutions that help monitor driver behaviors, but also the incorporation of more advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) equipped vehicles.
Fleet managers who are looking to support very specific fleet needs for the respective business and industry will find a lot can be gained through the utilization of telematics, whether the solutions be centered around driver safety, productivity, idling, etc.
One current fleet initiative underway for Catherine Tillman, director of fleet, records management & travel at AbbVie is the development of a global data repository with which to consolidate global fleet data and generate meaningful fleet reports.
The initiative that led to this notice from the IRS was spearheaded by members of NAFA, who sought to mitigate unintended tax consequences that the COVID-19 pandemic created for company drivers during the shelter-in-place mandates.
Several of last year’s 2020 Fleet Visionaries detailed during a virtual webinar where their fleets have seen recent success, touching on the themes of sustainability, effective vehicle cycling, maintenance, and safety.
Getting buy-in from multiple departments within the company, including safety, health, and environment; HR; employee relations; and legal was critical to the success of their safety program.
Yogi Shivdasani was honored with the Fleet Executive of the Year award at the 2020 AFLA NextGen Conference for implementing data and scalable processes to make his fleet run more efficiently.
Yogi Shivdasani, VP, North America supply chain, LKQ Corp., was named the 2020 Fleet Executive of the Year at the virtual 2020 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) NextGen Conference, which is being hosted virtually, Oct. 5 - 7, 2020.
The Fleet Executive of the Year award, along with the Edward J. Bobit Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award, will be announced at the 2020 AFLA NextGen Conference, which will be hosted virtually this October 5-7, 2020.
The industry quickly turned to online services when the pandemic hit, utilizing digital-only sales, which ultimately kept the industry from halting completely.
Kevin Hollander, director of fleet asset management with AT&T, will retire at the end of February 2020 following over 20 years of service in the fleet industry.
Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 56,441 in January 2020, which represented a 3.7% year-over-year increase.
The NAFA Fleet Management association has engaged an executive search firm for its CEO Search.