This year's Fleet Manager of the Year award presentation gave us a chance to honor some of the truly incredible people in our industry.
It doesn't matter if you are running a pharma fleet, a public sector fleet, a Class 8 tractor fleet, or a fleet of golf carts. Our analytics show that everyone is driven to find the latest information on how to keep their drivers, customers, and company safe.
Driving is a dangerous activity, and fleet managers have to work hard to protect their drivers' safety. Though the number of fatal accidents has decreased meaningfully from 2005, when features like backup cameras were released, death rates have been climbing again recently with the increase of distracted driving.
The market is shifting and you don’t want to be caught off guard. Pay attention to gas prices and retail buying trends, as well as the resale market so you don’t get caught with the wrong vehicle at the wrong time.
As technology progresses further, it will be interesting how the increasing connectivity and the internet of things (IoT) impacts vehicle safety features.
It’s a difficult thing to realize you need to make big changes in the way you do business. We all struggle with that in today’s climate.
Fleet management may be a lot more science and lot less art than it was in the 20th century, but there are still a lot of decisions to make.
There is just no better opportunity to network, to learn, and to mingle with the best and the brightest than an in-person fleet event.
Fleets are often the beta testers of the vehicle market. That shift away from compact sedans we saw in the fleet market a few years ago is playing out in real time in the retail market right now.
If you don’t stay on top of the latest developments in mobility, battery technology, autonomous vehicles, and telematics, you are subjecting yourself to the whims of senior management who may be making decisions based on the latest trendy news.