A four episode Global Fleet Voices video series entitled "Data is the Gateway to Your Future Fleet," which is produced in collaboration with Automotive Fleet magazine and Geotab will debut on October 26, 2021. Episode 1 will feature a discussion on Big Data Insights with Hayley Barone of Heineken, Mike Branch of Geotab, and Mike Antich of Automotive Fleet.
October 21, 2021
Learn about the importance of risk management, safety best practices, and the accidental claims process in this 20th episode of State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight interviews.
April 29, 2021
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
Automotive Fleet recently surveyed commercial fleet managers about the challenges they face. One of the recurring themes was the issue of data overload and the potential of data paralysis.
February 18, 2020
With policies such as the GDPR, the issue of potential regulatory, legal, and privacy issues associated with the collection and use of Big Data promises to grow in the future.
February 12, 2020
The two key pillars to fleet safety are spec’ing the asset to ensure a vehicle is safe and managing driver behavior. Both are effective safety strategies, but there are limitations and constraints to an asset-focused fleet safety program.
December 20, 2018
Donlen’s future product roadmap is focused on the serving the changing fleet market. It is designed to prepare its fleet clients for trends such as Mobility as a Service, autonomous vehicles, and the movement to a “sharing economy.”
February 1, 2018
Key trends in auxiliary equipment specifications focus on driver productivity and idle reduction using telematics, safety enhancements with crash avoidance sensors, and maximizing space using multi-function equipment.
May 26, 2015
Among the top trends influencing commercial fleets are an increased focus on designing upfit equipment to enhance safety and driver productivity, greater use of lightweight materials, and standardization of upfit specifications.
May 26, 2015
The Class 5-6 truck market is very similar to the Class 3-4 market and shares many of the same trends. Among the key trends driving this market are fuel spend, downsizing, the growing receptivity to telematics devices, and funding.
November 3, 2014
The top challenge facing truck fleets continues to be managing fuel spend. Other challenges include rightsizing, rising tire costs, remarketing, and improving fleet efficiency. An emerging trend is the shift to lighter-weight upfits.
March 14, 2013
The No. 1 factor is the ongoing high cost of fuel, in particular diesel, which is driving management demands to lower operating costs. Another huge factor that will influence fleets will be the 2010 diesel emission standards.
February 1, 2008
As we start a new year, here is my forecast of the top 10 trends that will influence truck fleet management in the coming years.
December 1, 2007
The use of telematics – the combination of global positioning systems (GPS) and remote diagnostics – in fleet continues to grow, providing fleet managers the ability to monitor vehicles and enhance driver productivity, thus saving money by controlling unnecessary idling and miles driven, fuel purchases, accidents, and other fleet functions.
November 1, 2006
What’s on the minds of fleet managers as we begin a new year? To find out, we asked 29 managers of commercial, government, and utility fleets.
February 1, 2001