The virtual conference presented deep dives on how data is fostering intelligent fleets. The seminars, panel discussions, and networking sessions covered connected cars, electrification suitability, OEM-embedded modems, telematics market trends, the rise of third-party data integrators, the migration to 5G, and video telematics.
April 28, 2021
Car rental operators who take advantage of new opportunities to mitigate wait times, expand payment types, create mobile workflows, and harness data will have a better chance to prevail in the post-pandemic world.
April 22, 2021
To help protect its vehicle lots, Midway Car Rental decided to purchase ROSA (Responsive Observation Security Agents) units. The self-contained security system includes human and vehicle detection and responsive digital signage and audio messaging.
April 21, 2021
As rising damage claims are now a significant barrier to profits for self-insured P2P platforms, those platforms are looking to minimize their losses in any way possible. The vehicle owners are the ones who suffer.
April 7, 2021
At the recent Geotab Extend virtual event, Geotab’s Fabian Seithel and Tim Ruhoff of Fleetster discussed how keyless technology combined with telematics is facilitating in-vehicle deliveries, more automated pickup and return processes, and private carsharing trips with business cars.
March 29, 2021
This legal roadmap for transportation businesses examines employers’ obligations regarding vaccinations and employees’ right to refuse them. Related issues such as potential liability, contract worker status, ADA disabilities, and privacy are also explored.
March 22, 2021
Car rental companies have seen a noticeable uptick in leisure travelers. What steps can you take to effectively reach this shifting customer base?
March 17, 2021
Unsuspecting car rental customers are engaging with fraudulent third-party sites for supposed car rentals. Live operators encourage users buy prepaid gift cards and read the PIN over the phone to secure their “rental.”
March 9, 2021
During its quarterly investor’s call, Avis Budget Group showed how it’s meeting demand in a dramatically disrupted environment, with insights into sourcing new local market business, the semiconductor chip shortage, and the return of corporate travel.
February 23, 2021
Due to the global shortage of semiconductors used in automobiles, OEMs are telling car rental companies to expect “significant delays” with fleet orders. One operator has had a large order canceled outright.
January 27, 2021
Our test of the new F-150 PowerBoost netted an extraordinary 19.2 average mpg with a 1,732-lb. payload and 25.1 mpg without. Adding PowerBoost’s 12,700 lbs. of max towing, is it blasphemy to finally turn our backs on diesel for true work applications?
January 4, 2021
There are recent positive trends in the car rental and travel markets, it’s your job as a manager to convey them and your positive sphere of influence to your team and those you’re looking to hire.
December 2, 2020
Motorq’s connected car APIs enable fleet owners to identify the location and pre-delivery status of General Motors’ vehicles. The system uses OnStar technology for “surgical” enablement of data that can be stopped or started as needed.
November 18, 2020
This article focuses on alternatives to physical driver’s license inspection, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and updates to California’s privacy statutes.
November 18, 2020
Panelists during Day 4 and 5 of the Fleet Forward Experience explored how technology is enabling smart mapping and a more efficient supply chain, while others stressed the considerable planning involved to implement electric infrastructure and IoT networks.
November 16, 2020