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Thanks to operational savings and generous EV adoption incentives, more businesses, educational institutions, and agencies are incorporating EVs into their fleets than ever before. However, this transition comes with its own set of challenges. One significant hurdle is ensuring a reliable and convenient charging infrastructure. Here are five reasons your fleet may consider a charging-at-home reimbursement program for employees who…

As we continue to update fleet managers about fleet electrification and its ramifications, we now turn to policies coming from the federal government. Just as with state policies, the push for electrification at the federal level is linked with increasingly stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission regulations. On August 5, 2021, the Biden Administration issued Executive Order 14037 (EO 14037) on…

Nirmit Agarwala joined Merchants Fleet in May 2023 and serves as vice president of business transformation. In his role, Agarwala is the architect of Merchants’ Business Transformation Office, which promotes value-creation through driving efficiency levers. Prior to joining Merchants, Agarwala served in several positions at Wayfair, with his most recent position as chief customer officer and GM of incident management….

As the fleet industry rapidly moves to electrify, fleet managers face a new and complex array of challenges centered around vehicle charging. Implementing a home charging program, where employees charge company-owned or leased electric vehicles at home, is emerging as a compelling solution to alleviate these concerns. A home-first, decentralized charging strategy reduces the demand for on-site charging infrastructure. It…

As we gear up for the new year, businesses and individuals alike are bracing themselves for changes on various fronts. One notable change on the horizon is the upcoming shift in the IRS mileage rate in 2024. For fleets and for those who rely on their vehicles for work-related purposes, this alteration carries significant implications. Let’s delve into what the…

Inventory and infrastructure are going to continue to challenge fleet managers into 2024. Do you have the right partnerships and creative solutions in place? As vice president of fleet consulting for Merchants Fleet, Brad Jacobs shares his advice on this and more. FLEETSolutions: How would you describe the state of the fleet industry right now? Jacobs: The fleet industry has…

As a fleet manager these days, you are likely confronting a high level of uncertainty around a number of things related to electrification. As you are doubtless aware, your fleet’s location and operational footprint are determining factors in just how high your level of uncertainty may be. Let’s begin this electrification update by looking at key states in greater detail….

The business world is making progress in gender-diverse leadership. In fact, for the first time ever women CEOs comprise more than 10% of Fortune 500 companies in 2023, according to Forbes.

We are all traveling a different path to electrification, but these tips from Derive’s Ryan Campbell will work wherever you are on your EV journey. Every fleet is at a different spot in their EV journey. What are some stumbling blocks that fleets might not have on their radar? Campbell: The transition to EVs is not a one-size fits all…

NAFA is strengthening its advocacy efforts, and NAFA members are crucial to its success. “We are very excited by the countless possibilities for NAFA’s members to engage on advocacy issues and impact outcomes that help all of our fleet managers,” says Bill Schankel, CAE, NAFA’s chief executive officer. “Just take a look at what our members contributed to the final…