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In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

Bill Gibson, director of national sales for ELMS, passed away on August 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla., following a brief illness. Gibson is best remembered for his fleet career at General Motors, where he retired on April 30, 2011, as director, sales for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations. He worked at GM for 38 years, which included 21 years in GM Fleet & Commercial Operation, which included rental, commercial, and global fleet sales.

August 28, 2021

Uptick in Catalytic Converter Thefts

Uptick in Catalytic Converter Thefts

Learn why there's an uptick in catalytic converter thefts, what thieves are really after, and how and when they strike in this episode of the State of the Fleet Industry.

July 26, 2021

New Fleet Recognition Awards to Debut at 2021 Global Fleet Conference

New Fleet Recognition Awards to Debut at 2021 Global Fleet Conference

Three all-new global fleet industry honors will be presented October 28 at the Global Fleet Management Conference in Miami., which will be held Oct. 26-28. The three awards are the Global Fleet Icon Award, the Global Fleet Visionary Award, and the creation of the Global Fleet Hall of Fame. The awards are exclusively sponsored by Polestar.

July 22, 2021

Ergonomically Designed Equipment Reduces Workers’ Comp Claims

Ergonomically Designed Equipment Reduces Workers’ Comp Claims

Ergonomics must be high on the fleet manager’s “radar screen” because it can significantly impact the bottom line by reducing workers’ comp costs, improving driver productivity, and reducing fatigue-induced operator errors that can lead to preventable accidents.

May 16, 2021

Fleet Safety is the Gateway to Achieving Other Fleet Goals

Fleet Safety is the Gateway to Achieving Other Fleet Goals

Best practices in fleet safety facilitates fuel mitigation strategies, contributes to achieving corporate sustainability goals, helps to reduce workers’ comp claims, and lowers accident repair costs by reducing preventable accidents.

May 4, 2021

Driver Engagement & Cross-Department Collaboration

Driver Engagement & Cross-Department Collaboration

All stakeholders — from senior management to local supervisors — should be engaged in the process of managing driver behavior. A corporate safety program will not succeed without driver engagement.

May 4, 2021

Trends in Risk Management, Safety Best Practices, and the Accident Claims Process
Cusp of an EV Evolution: Readers Sound Off

Cusp of an EV Evolution: Readers Sound Off

Automotive Fleet readers weigh on a number of pressing fleet topics, such as fleet electrification, managing technology, fixed vs. floating rate funding, "smart" tires, and the differences between commercial and utility fleet management.

March 31, 2021

Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part Three
Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part Two

Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part Two

Fleet managers are continually examining a wide range of initiatives to reduce the frequency of accidents, which run the gamut from vehicle selection to implementing advanced driver-assistance safety technology to innovative driver training programs.

March 24, 2021

Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part One

Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part One

Fleet safety is a dynamic segment of fleet management and based on conversations with fleet managers in a variety of industries, following is part one in a three part series that details 15 trends currently impacting most commercial fleets.

March 23, 2021

Fleet Managers Struggle to Cope with Data Overload

Fleet Managers Struggle to Cope with Data Overload

The proliferation of telematics, the trend to universal vehicle connectivity, fleet’s interconnection with the Internet of Things, and the emergence of smart cities will create a real-time avalanche of actionable fleet-related data.

December 15, 2020

Impact of Safety Technologies on Fleet Maintenance Programs
Total Fleet Maintenance Costs Flat in CY-2020

Total Fleet Maintenance Costs Flat in CY-2020

Although unscheduled maintenance increased due to extended service lives, prolonged inactivity during the COVID lockdown, and longer downtime due to parts shortages, costs were flat as vendors refrained from price increases.

October 28, 2020

COVID-19 Disruption: Fleet’s Greatest Challenge Ever

COVID-19 Disruption: Fleet’s Greatest Challenge Ever

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has the dubious distinction of being the greatest-ever disruption of fleet. Other past disruptions include two OPEC oil embargoes in the 1970s, the attacks of 9/11, and the credit crisis of 2008-2009.

September 23, 2020

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