Although most commercial fleets self-insure or have large deductible programs for their fleet to cover vehicle damage, most carry commercial general liability insurance for bodily injury or property damage caused by their company vehicle or employee.
August 12, 2019
Redesigned from the ground up, the 2020 Explorer’s RWD architecture offers improved on- and off-road abilities and increased towing capacity. When powered by the 3.0L EcoBoost engine, it is the most powerful Explorer ever.
July 19, 2019
Despite limitations in some fleet applications, most companies are open to the idea of adopting electric vehicles (EV) to make their fleet operations more sustainable by reducing their carbon footprint and reducing GHG emissions.
July 18, 2019
The majority of fleets report new-vehicle acquisitions will continue to be elevated due to strong business growth, comparable to MY-2019, with most forecasting an increase or continuation of similar order volume in MY-2020.
July 16, 2019
Over the years, work trucks have evolved into mobile offices equipped with a variety of in-cab devices, however, these devices and equipment take space, creating an increasingly cramped cab, restricting the body movement of a driver, which can potentially lead to ergonomic injuries.
June 28, 2019
Successful fleet managers know how to promote themselves without being perceived as self-promoters. They use their self-promotion skills so others in the company know what they do and how well it is done.
June 27, 2019
A proverb is a phrase that gives real-world advice learned from practical experience. Upfitting is complicated and there are many opportunities to make mistakes, sometimes very expensive ones. Here are 10 proverbs for a successful upfit.
June 24, 2019
The three future Black Swan events that have the potential to turn today’s fleet management paradigm upside down are the advancement of 3D printing, widespread use of remote diagnostics, and the growing preference of next-gen employees for virtual meetings.
June 20, 2019
The 4x4 Jeep Gladiator is powered by the 3.6L Pentastar V-6 engine. A 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 will be available in 2020. The body-on-frame pickup can tow up to 7,650 pounds and has a steel bed with a 1,600-pound payload capacity.
June 16, 2019
Time in the shop, instead of on the road, means lost sales and less face time with customers, putting downward pressure on the bottom line. Downtime mitigation is key to controlling costs and helping to maximize fleet uptime.
June 5, 2019
Overall improved business conditions opened pent up demand for replacement units, especially in the oil sector and construction, which in the prior several years had scaled back new-vehicle acquisitions due to stagnant growth.
June 4, 2019
In Q4 2018, Element CEO Jay Forbes launched a three-phase transformation strategy to increase client-centricity by simplifying processes, eliminating redundancies, and automating manual work to enhance consistency of service.
May 23, 2019
One under-discussed topic is when a fleet vehicle is impounded because it is part of a crime scene and declared by the police to be physical evidence in a criminal investigation.
May 20, 2019
Running a well-managed fleet is a complex task that requires supervision by someone with deep subject-matter expertise. As a result, a fleet manager’s capabilities and expertise can be easily overlooked by executive management not versed in the intricacies of fleet management.
April 23, 2019
Corporate fleets are on the verge of a productivity revolution triggered by increasingly pervasive and sophisticated vehicle connectivity tools being built into vehicles that will transition fleet management from a reactive to proactive profession.
April 22, 2019