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Ford Maverick: What Can a Compact Pickup Do for Fleets?

Ford Maverick: What Can a Compact Pickup Do for Fleets?

You could say the all-new Maverick’s hybrid engine, unibody frame, and 4.5-foot bed make it a niche truck. But in the post-pandemic era of efficiencies and economics, fleets must apply a Swiss Army knife-like approach to job applications.

June 8, 2021

The Future of Car Rental Telematics Is Direct OEM Integration
22 Questions to Answer Before Installing EV Charging Depots

22 Questions to Answer Before Installing EV Charging Depots

The answers will dictate site design, energy management considerations, software needs, home charging requirements, and fleet policy updates. Without the proper attention, fleet operators face ballooning and unexpected costs.

May 20, 2021

16 Questions for Getaround

16 Questions for Getaround

Pat Notti, VP of Getaround’s Marketplace and Operations, answers questions on the Power Host Program, including how hosts are managing parking, insurance, vehicle supply, and the depreciation curve, as well as the attributes that make a successful power host.

May 19, 2021

24 Takeaways from the Inaugural Data-Driven Fleet Experience

24 Takeaways from the Inaugural Data-Driven Fleet Experience

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

How A Digital Key Is Transforming Corporate Carsharing

How A Digital Key Is Transforming Corporate Carsharing

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

Rental Car Companies Hit with Gift Card Scam

Rental Car Companies Hit with Gift Card Scam

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

Avis Answers ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’

Avis Answers ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’

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

Chip Shortage Is Affecting Rental Car Orders

Chip Shortage Is Affecting Rental Car Orders

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

Assessing the Ford F-150 Hybrid for Fleets

Assessing the Ford F-150 Hybrid for Fleets

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

GM, Motorq Unveil System to Streamline Fleet Order-to-Delivery

GM, Motorq Unveil System to Streamline Fleet Order-to-Delivery

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

Fleet Forward Experience Wrap: IoT, Electric Infrastructure, and the Supply Chain
Fleet Forward Experience Day 3: Removing Barriers to Corporate Fleet Electrification
Fleet Forward Experience Day 2: Ford’s Electrification and the Autonomy Trifecta
Six Takeaways from Fleet Forward Experience Day 1

Six Takeaways from Fleet Forward Experience Day 1

We learned that Tesla is a player in fleet and that autonomy is taking various paths to evolution. Digital keys and car-as-wallet technologies are driving fleet efficiencies right now.

November 10, 2020

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