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10 Ways to Communicate the Value of Fleet Management

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10 Ways to Communicate the Value of Fleet Management

Just about every corporate department-level support function is fairly well understood by management. Whether it’s benefits, human resources, risk management, legal, or transportation departments, management (up to and including the “C-level”) has a fairly good handle on the value of the corporate function. All too often, this isn’t the case with fleet management. Fleet management is just the “car thing,” which may just as well have a…

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Fleet Managers - Learning to Thrive in ChangeFleet Managers – Learning to Thrive in Change

If there is one constant in business today, it is change. Here are some tips on how a fleet manager can embrace that change and make it a door to opportunity. It’s difficult enough for a fleet manager to get the respect and appreciation he or she deserves in the first place. It can be more daunting when, in the midst of those efforts, the audience suddenly changes. Perhaps it’s just the direct supervisor, maybe the whole team within the area into which fleet reports, and sometimes it can be an entire overhaul of the…

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Age vs. Experience vs. DistractionsAge vs. Experience vs. Distractions

While a driver’s age can have a significant effect on insurance premiums, distracted driving affects drivers no matter their age or experience. There’s something about wisdom — whether it’s a product of age or experience — that can give a driver a sixth sense about what to do and not do when sitting behind the wheel. For fleet managers, experienced drivers can save thousands of dollars in missed accidents and safer driving behaviors. But, age is not always a tell-tale sign of a…

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Electric cars can go only half as far in freezing weather, AAA findsElectric cars can go only half as far in freezing weather, AAA finds

Testing by AAA has found that how far an electric vehicle can travel on one charge varies widely depending on the weather. Frigid temperatures can reduce that distance by 57%. The research is important to the Automobile Club of Southern California because it maintains mobile recharging trucks for people who misjudge how far they can go in their electric car. “EV drivers need to carefully monitor range in hot and cold weather,” said Steve Mazor, the engineer who manages the Southern California club’s Automotive Research Center. The center conducted tests on a…

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