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The Latest on OSHA Compliance

6/19/2020 - Donald Dunphy
Organizations continue to navigate the impact of the coronavirus, making decisions real-time, often without any prior experience or protocols. As eager as the country is to reopen and get back to work, literally, the vagaries of this particular virus make long-term decision making are a challenge.  As states reopen, they also risk closing down again depending on how the public adheres to risk mitigating behaviors. On June 11, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an interview with CNBC that shutting down the economy for a second time to combat the spread of Covid-19 isn’t a viable option.
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A Playbook to Optimize Remote Work

6/8/2020 - Jasmine Glasheen
Covid-19 has forced many of us to make changes – almost on the fly. Many organizations are just emerging from shelter-in-place and have reassessed their work from home policies. The recent shift to remote work has affected nearly every industry and put everyone’s abilities to the test. Mobility managers for many fleets have taken on increased responsibility and workload with the federal regulation for daily driving hours being temporarily suspended in mid-March 2020. The sudden shift to remote work left some scrambling to adjust and find ways to productively cope with the new situation. Now, nearly three months later, the way people work has been revolutionized, so it’s time to revisit best practices for this new work style. 
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Fleet Trust and Resilience in a Covid-19 World

6/8/2020 - Jasmine Glasheen
Fleet is operating in the wake of a pandemic, economic crisis and civil unrest, and trust has become a core issue. According to the global research firm, Edelman, which has been monitoring consumer trust for over two decades, only 47% of consumers say that business has done a good job of ensuring that products and services have been readily accessible during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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People, Profits and the Planet

6/8/2020 - Donald Dunphy
What are you doing to improve the environment?  Wise elders inspired “The Seventh Generation Principle based on an ancient Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) philosophy that the decisions we make today should result in a sustainable world seven generations (140 years) into the future.”
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How Can Fleet Leaders Create and Enforce Safety Culture?

6/8/2020 - Jasmine Glasheen
The Covid pandemic put fleet safety at front and center of the consumer zeitgeist of 2020. Nonessential business has resumed across the U.S., which means fleet leaders are hashing out what the “next normal” is going to look like for their business. The smart fleet management market is poised to grow by $153.63 billion between 2020 and 2024, with some variance for the impact of Covid-19. But as the demand for last mile delivery continues to grow, expectations for fleet safety are also on the rise. Suddenly, everyone from product manufacturers and the CDC, to the end consumer has a guideline about how fleet agencies should operate––and whether they should be operating at all.
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The Value of Lifelong Learning

6/1/2020 - Jasmine Glasheen
It’s easy to talk about lifelong learning in an abstract sense. Nobody would argue that, as a fleet leader, you should continue educating yourself as the field evolves. Continuing education has proven to boost confidence and credentials in managing a team. A whopping 63% of adults in the U.S. have taken a professional class or training in the past year. Earning and maintaining certification is both a professional responsibility and a personal commitment. With the convenience of online learning platforms, it’s easier than ever to certify and recertify the essential skills needed to lead fleet.
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A Legal Viewpoint for Reopening

6/1/2020 - Donald Dunphy
Shari Goggin is a partner at Resnick & Louis and has an extensive history as a trial attorney. Before her work in independent law firms, she was an attorney of record, supervisor and trial attorney at Liberty Mutual Insurance.  She weighs in the complex decision-making that Covid-19 has forced on fleet managers during the reopening process. Often federal expectations do not align with regional concerns, exacerbated by expert medical input. Ultimately companies need to abide by what is legally required of them.
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CAFM: Keeping Up and Staying Ahead

6/1/2020 - Donald Dunphy, Gena Galeros, and Maureen Smith
The CAFM program can become your essential tool for maintaining high standards and being up to date on best practices and operational procedures. Brandon Wilkins, CAFM, Fleet Management Parts Lead for Orange County, FL's Sheriff’s Office says, "In speaking with other fleet professionals, the overwhelmingly positive feedback about the CAFM program made my decision to pursue this very easy.” He adds, "When I saw CAFM was listed on the Monster.com 'Top Certifications for 2019,'  I knew it was a resume-builder. What I did not know was how many gaps I had regarding comprehension of various fleet disciplines, along with common fleet practices. I did not realize how much knowledge I was lacking until digging into the first CAFM module."
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The Big Picture on Fleet Sustainability

6/1/2020 - Jasmine Glasheen
Sustainability is quickly becoming a moral imperative in the fleet industry. We’ve been operating as if earth itself was a renewable resource. But air pollution, water contamination and the consumption of natural resources now pose a tangible, detrimental impact to the quality of human life. A whopping 44 percent of the U.S. population now lives in areas that do not meet the requirements for the Clean Air Act’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Air that doesn’t meet these standards can lead to health issues such as lung cancer, asthma, heart disease and emphysema.
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The Pivot from Seat Covers to Facemasks

5/19/2020 - Donald Dunphy
In March 2020, the reality of a worldwide pandemic began to take hold and the ripple of uncertainty spread out across nearly every industry. Organizations were flooded with questions: what was essential/nonessential; how to manage a tele-workforce; how to manufacture a product that may not be in great demand in the short-term; and how to keep staff active during a shutdown? Everyone needed answers, and fast.
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