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Collaboration Between Procurement & EHS Can Yield Dramatic Spend Reductions

Corporate Fleet Administrator for Terracon Retires

Ginny Liddle, CAFM, corporate fleet administrator for Terracon Consultants, Inc., retired on May 3, 2018, culminating a 32-year career in fleet with 12 of those years at Terracon, which is headquartered in Olathe, Kan.

May 7, 2018

Using Performance-Based Incentives to Optimize the Cost-Effectiveness of Fleet Operations

A fleet cost reduction program goes straight to the corporate bottom line. If a company operates at a 10% annual net profit margin, reducing annual fleet expenses by $100,000 is the equivalent of generating $1 million in sales. Although fleet managers manage hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars in corporate assets, only half are incentivized to achieve targeted performance goals. I advocate incentivization should be a universal best practice extended to all fleet managers.

April 24, 2018

2018 Ford EcoSport

2018 Ford EcoSport

The EcoSport is Ford’s first-ever subcompact SUV sold in North America, one of the region’s fastest growing vehicle segments. The EcoSport is sold globally by Ford and the updated U.S. model is imported from Ford India.

April 13, 2018

Florida Contractor Names Farley Fleet Manager

Obstacles to Overcome Prior to a Volume Rollout of Autonomous Vehicles

I believe volume penetration of fleets by autonomous vehicles will take much longer to occur than what is predicted in today’s optimistic forecasts. Conceptually, autonomous vehicles are technologically feasible, but, as they say, the devil is in the details. One thing is certain, as we trail blaze new ground, so too will we trail blaze new problems.

April 4, 2018

Integration of Mobility Management Into Fleet or Vice Versa?

Corporate mobility management to evolve into multi-level responsibilities for asset lifecycle management, administration of multi-modal mobility services, and deployment of productivity and safety tools to support a mobile workforce in the field.

April 2, 2018

2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman

2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman model is designed for vocational fleet applications, such as those found in the construction, landscaping, HVAC, and plumbing industries. It is available in two cab styles and two bed lengths.

March 30, 2018

J.R. Simplot Company Promotes Fleet Administrator
Komatsu Mining Names North American Fleet Manager
Telecommunications Service Provider Names Fleet Manager
Kawasaki Administrative Services Manager Retires

End-User Input Is the Key Factor to a Successful Upfit

The key objective of end-user discussions is to match the truck with the fleet application. Once you have completed your discussions, make sure the completed upfit specs have been reviewed and approved by all parties prior to order placement. It is critical to have a documented sign-off to avoid misunderstandings that result in after-the-fact upfitting modifications.

March 26, 2018

Former NAFA President Breault Retires

Former NAFA President Breault Retires

Ray Breault, past NAFA president, and Fleet Hall of Fame inductee, retired on Feb. 4, concluding a 59-year career in fleet management.

March 26, 2018

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.