Global fleet management has posed a challenge to the fleet industry for decades. With different laws, regulations, cultures and preferences around the world, managing a global fleet is no small feat.

That said, over the years, the industry has seen a growing shift in fleet management towards more comprehensive global solutions. Early on, Donlen realized that the more global fleet capabilities we have available, the more valuable we can be to our customers, which is why we have formed strategic partnerships around the world.

One of those partnerships is with Athlon, a leader in mobility solutions in Europe. Having celebrated their Centenary in 2016, Athlon has extensive experience and expertise in the automotive industry and is one of the largest international providers of vehicle leasing services and mobility solutions.

Donlen is a North American leader in custom-tailored customer service, innovative technology, and strategic consulting. With more than 50 years of experience in the fleet industry, we are a trusted source of performance-driven fleet management services in the U.S.

Since 2011, we have paired Donlen’s award-winning technology and customer service in North America with Athlon’s comprehensive mobility solutions and international account teams in Europe to deliver a global fleet management solution that is the best of both worlds.

Experienced European International Account Teams

Athlon offers global fleets a dedicated international account team that focuses on services and solutions in many different countries throughout Europe. As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, varying laws and cultures make global fleet management challenging, which is why the regional experience of Athlon’s international account team is key to a global fleet’s success. Having the right experts for each region allows fleet professionals to receive guidance that can improve the efficiency of their fleet. As a testament to the quality of the regional expertise, Lex Autolease, an Athlon partner, was recently awarded Best Professional Services Firm.

Athlon’s knowledgeable, experienced team is able to guide fleet managers through the differences in funding options for any given region and assistance with vehicle strategy based on each country’s unique regulations and preferences.

Award-Winning Technology in North America

As a technology leader in the fleet industry in North America, Donlen offers innovative, predictive, and integrated fleet technology to drive our customers’ fleet performance. We strive to consistently offer the most innovative technology solutions, including our global fleet customers, who are able to report on their global fleet data through Donlen’s award-winning fleet management platform, FleetWeb®.

We have an agile team of developers, data scientists, and flexible software platforms that allow us to provide our customers with an unmatched customizable solution and an efficient deployment of enhancements so that our customers always have the latest technology at their fingertips.

Regional Expertise Around the Globe

By leveraging our strategic relationships with partners like Athlon, and enhanced by the Hertz global footprint, Donlen is able to deliver global coverage in 144 countries. The extensive reach of the Hertz global footprint ensures that fleet drivers are served by strong and reliable representatives wherever they are.

Both Donlen and Athlon offer innovative, unique solutions in our respective regions, and together, via our strategic partnerships, we are uniquely suited to deliver a comprehensive global fleet management solution.

If you would like to speak with us directly during the Global Fleet Conference, I hope that you will join us at our Donlen and Athlon International Night on the Town Dinner on Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the prestigious Nikki Beach.

For more information about how the Donlen/Athlon partnership can serve your fleet, you can contact Donlen here, or Athlon here.