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Together We Will Prevail: Insights on the Impact of Coronavirus in Fleet

4/6/2020 - Donald Dunphy and Jasmine Glasheen
The fleet industry has been through economic downturns in the past, but those have developed over time. The coronavirus pandemic, on the other hand, hit the industry within a matter of weeks…and there’s no definite ending to the crisis. As such, fleet managers have found themselves without a clear set of guidelines to follow to navigate their businesses during the outbreak. 
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Mitigate Now: Nine Lessons from the Coronavirus

4/6/2020 - Lukas Neckermann
Challenging times call for operational strategies that can evolve as the situation unfolds. Maintaining the operations of a business in a simultaneous health and economic crisis is a critical concern for every leader today.  As the coronavirus crisis rages, fleet and mobility managers have a specific responsibility to act swiftly – to ensure the safety of employees, to assist the business in staying flexible, and where possible, to support efforts to save lives. 
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How to Maintain a Fleet During the Coronavirus Shutdown

4/6/2020 - Jasmine Glasheen
The government is calling for the shutdown of “non-essential” fleets in response to the widespread Coronavirus epidemic. However, for fleets that do deliver products that are considered “essential,” such as food, medication and pet supplies, demand is skyrocketing. Suddenly eCommerce companies like Amazon are being called on to deliver essentials to a country in quarantine. 
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Growing Tomorrow: Lessons from the Coronavirus

4/6/2020 - Lukas Neckermann
Now, we look at potential longer-term lessons from the coronavirus for corporate fleet and mobility managers. Once fleet managers have taken immediate steps to protect employees, and support the community with vehicles, they should gather all information, consider any visible longer-term changes, and leverage the opportunities that arise from the crisis.​
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A Risk-Averse Fleet Makes A Bold Decision That Pays Off

4/6/2020 - Donald Dunphy
All fleets are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, and each organization is dealing with circumstances unique to them.  Such is the case with the fleet of 2020 Fleet Excellence Award Winner Chris Schaefer. Schaefer won in the Excellence in Corporate/Private Fleet or Mobility Management category.
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Preparing for Natural Disasters in Uncertain Times

3/2/2020 - Jasmine Glasheen
Fleet professionals today face an assortment of natural disasters, both external––such as tornadoes and floods, and internal––such as viruses and mass shootings. The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) reports that there were 14 weather and climate disaster events last year alone, with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. 
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Navigating Fleet Staff Conflict

3/2/2020 - Donald Dunphy
Workplace relationships can be the most difficult kind. They are as close as family ties, and frequently, one will see their co-workers more than spouses, children, and so on. The key differences are that your livelihood depends on your ability to work and interact with your colleagues, and the quality of your organization’s efforts can suffer greatly if you don’t. 
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Diesel and Defeat Devices

3/2/2020 - Donald Dunphy
Experts have never disputed the efficiency derived from diesel fuel or the additional number of miles-per-tank that “burning oil” offered. What was always a sticking point was the long-held perception of diesel as a dirty fuel belching out dark soot -- a stigmatization that caught hold in the U.S. during the 1970s oil crisis. U.S. consumers moved to diesel technology to beat the high price and low availability of gas but were disenchanted by noisy equipment and pollution. That wasn’t necessarily the case on European roads where diesel had been a mainstay.
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Inside the Fleet of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

9/9/2019 - Bill Romba
Very few fleets can have a major impact on worldwide air traffic from the ground.
According to a December 2018 report compiled by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Aviation Department, over 1.3 million flights and nearly 20.5 million passengers were handled by airports controlled by the agency last year. Without the Port Authority’s Central Automotive Division supplying the necessary ground vehicles to keep runways clear and passengers moving, those planes would never get off the ground.
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The Finer Points of Fleet Data

8/19/2019 - Bill Romba
The fleet management industry has seen an evolution in recent years centered on information technology (IT) and vehicle data. With the advent of telematics devices and vehicle tracking systems, fleet managers are utilizing IT more than ever. The statistics provided by these tools can be used to reduce vehicle downtime, keep up with preventative maintenance, improve driver safety, make informed decisions when selecting new vehicles, and more.
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