Tracking the condition of vehicles is critical for automotive rental businesses but it can also be time consuming and fraught with complexity when carried out using paper-based systems. That’s all set to change, however, with the introduction of M INSPECT, a vehicle inspection app for use on smartphones and tablet devices from PurCo.
January 5, 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
To illustrate the challenge we are facing in 2020 and may still face in 2021, we need to look in the mirror and address the harsh macro trends and COVID impact areas that happened. These are the stats that everyone in your organization have to be aware of.
December 21, 2020
Policies and practices that reduce exposure in the car rental industry are of great interest to the public and to the industry itself. The more information you offer consumers about steps taken to ensure their safety, the further you will go in helping them feel comfortable choosing to do business with you.
December 18, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has nudged many businesses to explore, experiment, accelerate and innovate in new ways this year. One way for toll roads has been to adopt cashless tolling – their version of contactless service. Now, rental car operators have a way to match that approach with automation that is fast, fair and easy to implement.
December 17, 2020
Keeping things lean can be good for profits.
December 14, 2020
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
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
Choosing a preventative maintenance solution that works to maximize your bottom line is critical. With Fleet Management as a Service, Spiffy is changing how fleet managers at every level strategize and address their vehicles’ maintenance needs.
October 22, 2020