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
Overcoming today’s challenges to corporate fleet electrification; understanding how embedded modem data can be used effectively; and straightforward paths to sharing fleet vehicles — it was another busy day at Fleet Forward Experience.
November 12, 2020
Yaro Hetman outlined Ford’s plans to scale its electric ecosystem while fleet management and autonomous technology providers came together for a view on viable autonomous business models.
November 11, 2020
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
Most customers still rent a car through distribution channels. Reaching millions of rental days is hardly possible when not using those channels and only renting regionally to local customers.
October 26, 2020
We established a cell phone number for text-only communication. Customers love the ability to text us, while we can respond but not be tied to answering the phone whenever it rings.
October 13, 2020
This small van rental company in Utah just saw its best summer yet, and fall is looking even better. Owner Rich Guernsey is reaping the benefits from his self-created low-tech, contactless rentals procedure.
October 4, 2020
Auto dealers looking to build a rental operation in house need to adopt these best practices and avoid these minefields.
September 2, 2020
During the challenges brought about by the pandemic, leaders should remember to keep their role in perspective, focus on a positive outlook of the future and their team’s strengths, and give themselves a break.
August 26, 2020
This review of federal and state limited liability legislation will discuss how that legislation might shield companies from some types of claims arising from exposure to the coronavirus.
August 26, 2020
“There is always opportunity amidst chaos,” says Solomon Cramer, licensee owner of Budget Rent a Car of Harrisburg. “You just have to find it.”
August 24, 2020
The cruise industry has already been targeted with lawsuits based on alleged exposure to the coronavirus. As these claims develop, how might they be used against car rental companies, and can waivers insulate a business from such claims?
August 19, 2020
This startup car rental platform has grown 20% to 40% month-on-month since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic with partners’ fleets and an app-based delivery model.
August 5, 2020
Car rental operators implementing new customer processes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic must consider state laws regarding remote, electronic, and extended transactions — especially those not yet updated for the digital age.
June 26, 2020
Independent and franchised car rental companies are adjusting to new realities during the pandemic with makeshift contactless rentals, deliveries, creative car cleaning, and goodwill to competitors. While policies are relaxed, the trick is to avoid getting burned.
June 17, 2020