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Former Coca-Cola Fleet Manager Promoted at Crane Manufacturer

Tony Eiermann, who spent more than six years in fleet management roles with Coca-Cola, has been promoted to director of emerging business at Hydrauliska Industri AB (Haib), a Swedish manufacturer of loader cranes.



Hyundai Names Southeast Commercial Sales Manager

With Hyundai, her focus will be on cultivating predominantly southeastern corporate fleet business opportunities.

Photo: Steven Fecht for General Motors.


GM to Pilot Peer-to-Peer 'Airbnb for Your Car' Program

The program, which is slated to start in early summer, will allow GM vehicle owners to rent out their vehicles on Maven’s platform when they're not in use.


Bestpass Reaches Milestones for Commercial Fleet Customers

Bestpass recently surpassed 400,000 active transponders on the road, facilitating more than 200,000 seamless transactions each day for customers on the company's nationwide toll coverage network, the toll management provider announced.


NAFA Names Finalists for Fleet Management Awards

NAFA Fleet Management Association has named finalists for its 2018 Fleet Excellence awards, which will be presented on April 24 at the Anaheim Convention Center during the association's annual Institute & Expo.

Uber sees its self-driving trucks taking over many of the long-haul cross country routes while traditionally driven trucks transfer the goods in regional settings. Photo: Uber ATG


Uber Highlights Self-Driving Truck Hauling Goods Cross Country

Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group released a video showcasing how its Autonomous Truck technologies can be used to haul goods across the country.

Fear of the unknown discourages investment in new trucking technologies, such as electric trucks, said UPS' Carlton Rose. Photo: Deborah Lockridge


UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

Sitting still and worrying about all the new technology coming at us is not an option, said Carlton Rose, UPS president, global fleet maintenance and engineering, at the kickoff breakfast for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Photo of 2017-MY pickups courtesy of manufacturers.


Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 4.5% in February

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 4.2% to 60,149 in February as total car sales outpaced truck sales with a 10.9% increase to 10,191, while sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs increased 3% to 49,958 units when compared to a year ago.

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.


Trump Tariffs Would Raise Vehicle Prices

Associations representing manufacturers of vehicles and parts have spoken out against President Donald Trump's plan to place a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports.



Stanley Black & Decker Names European Fleet Manager

Karin Meersman was named European fleet manager for Stanley Black & Decker. She assumed the position in January.


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Case Study: The Drive To Compete

In the late 1990s, the Arizona Department of Transportation managed over 12,000 government vehicles statewide, tracking every detail and every dollar with an outdated and inefficient DOS-based PC application. See what steps they took to become one of the most competitively managed fleets in the U.S.

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Why Local, Hands-On Account Management Makes Sense for Fleets of All Sizes
Outsourced fleet management, coupled with local, hands-on account management, gives advantages beyond accountability and transparency, improving efficiencies over the lifecycle of the vehicle.
Mobility: More Than A Buzzword
The term “mobility” has always been an intricate part of fleet management, but today it has taken on a whole new meaning. Today it’s a mind-set. It’s thinking; how to get the most efficient transportation that’s needed, when it’s needed, and for exactly how long it’s needed. It doesn’t pertain to a specific lease structure, or even stop at just vehicles. Rather, mobility is a customizable plan that allows transportation to happen efficiently and easily.
Special Edition: Strategic Insights 2018 Outlook
Throughout 2017, our team of Strategic Consultants shared some note-worthy trends they were uncovering for our customers, and provided actionable insights against these trends. This infographic provides an overview of the themes that surfaced in 2017, coupled with trends Element is watching in 2018.
Expert Tips to Consider Before Starting a Motor Pool
If you are considering launching a motor pool and sharing vehicles, don't miss this report written by fleet and motor pool technology experts. Bypass costly startup mistakes!
Optimization: Turning Fleet Data Into Action
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