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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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Succession Planning is Key to Professional Continuity

7/19/2019 - Sandy Smith
Everyone wants to think they’re irreplaceable. Yet when the lottery hits new heights, the lines are long—with many dreaming of quitting their day job. Retirement parties come around frequently. And no one likes to think about it, but people die every day—and many of them are still in the workforce when it happens. 
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Six Key Steps When You Are Required to Pull Driving Privileges

5/19/2019 - Kathy Wellik, CAFM
Pulling driving privileges from fleet drivers is not one of the more exciting duties of a fleet manager, but it is an absolute necessity at times. When drivers are not driving safely or have bad driving habits, it puts your employees, other drivers on the road, and your company or organization at extreme risk. When evaluating if you should suspend driving privileges from a driver, it is important that you collaborate with other departments in your organization or institution such as Risk Management, Human Resources, and Legal.
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FMCSA’s Raymond P. Martinez Looks to Champion Safety for Drivers and the Public

5/19/2019 - Donald Dunphy

"EVERYONE WANTS TO GET home safely at the end of the day," said Raymond P. Martinez, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). "And it’s my job to help make sure that happens by regulating and monitoring motor carriers and enforcing rules related to their operation. "It is also my job to make sure that the few who have not fully [rallied] to this cause are educated and guided to safer practices or that further measures are taken to mitigate their impacts," he added.

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