Ongoing Strong Economy to Bolster 2020-MY Fleet Orders

The majority of commercial fleet managers responding to AF’s annual buying inclination survey reported that their new-vehicle ordering volume will be either larger or comparable to the prior model-year. Photo via gettyimages.com/kokouu.  OngoingRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 24, 2019

Outlining the Future of Aftermarket to Factory-Installed Telematics

The on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) port is usually located under the dashboard beneath the steering wheel column. The OBD-II port wasn’t originally designed to operate with firewalls, data encryption features, or anti-virus software.Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 24, 2019

4 Cost Saving Initiatives Fleets Can Leverage

A one-vehicle selector is a strategy that some fleets can implement, the idea is to leverage the single-vehicle fleet spend with a manufacturer for volume-based savings. Photo via Unsplash.  4 Cost SavingRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 24, 2019

The 50 Leading Fleets Share Their Biggest Challenges

The 50 Leading Fleets Share Their Biggest Challenges The Leading Fleets program recognizes public sector fleet organizations for their leadership, efficiency, ability to overcome challenges, and vision for the future. Here areRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 24, 2019

Volkswagen e-Crafter

Volkswagen e-Crafter The Volkswagen e-Crafter spearheads the company’s all-electric light commercial revolution. Richard Gooding finds that it offers an accomplished sign of things to come What is it? The e-Crafter is theRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 23, 2019

Add more ethanol to fuel to cut carbon

Add more ethanol to fuel to cut carbon The All-Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol has suggested adding more ethanol to the UK’s fuel mix to help cut carbon by as muchRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 23, 2019

Electric car models to triple in Europe by 2021

Electric car models to triple in Europe by 2021 A European environmental lobby group has claimed that the number of electric car models available to consumers in Europe is expected to tripleRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 23, 2019

Road test: Ford Transit Custom

Road test: Ford Transit Custom More efficient engines, revised looks and an improved car-like cabin will maintain the popularity of the Ford Transit Custom, reports Richard Gooding What is it? The FordRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 23, 2019

Managing road risk is your duty of care

Managing road risk is your duty of care As an employer using vehicles to do your business, no matter the size of your business, or the type of vehicle you use, orRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 23, 2019

Cycle logistics: moving to the mainstream

Cycle logistics: moving to the mainstream There has been a string of developments which has led to significant growth in cycle logistics and cargo bikes. Richard Armitage asks whether 2019 will beRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 23, 2019

The HGV driver shortage

The HGV driver shortage The nationwide shortage of HGV drivers is threatening the UK’s logistics sector and we are reaching crisis point; businesses now anticipate that 15 per cent of their currentRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 23, 2019

Reducing vehicle downtime in SME fleets

Reducing vehicle downtime in SME fleets Service, maintenance and repair (SMR) is often cited as a burdensome task for small to medium businesses, but it is an essential component in running aRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 23, 2019

Damage iD Introduces Side-By-Side Video Comparison

A special capability of the software is that two videos can be played at the same time, allowing the viewer to closely compare each frame for unnoticed damage or changes in theRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 22, 2019

Trend: Renting Vehicles, but Not for Driving

While most people who rent vehicles do use them for transportation, the number who use them for other purposes is slowly rising.  Photo via Depositphotos. Trend: Renting Vehicles, but Not for Driving ARead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 22, 2019

Theft of 75 Vehicles in Chicago Exposes Carsharing’s Vulnerabilities

Photo via Daimler. Theft of 75 Vehicles in Chicago Exposes Carsharing’s Vulnerabilities In mid-April on a rather normal day, Daimler saw a spike in users for its carsharing service car2go in Chicago. TheRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 22, 2019

Opinion: Drone Food Deliveries Are Going to Happen Sooner Than You Think

Manna drones have been designed with a very simple service envelope — 2 kilos of hot food across 2km radius operating areas — safely. Photo via Manna by Bobby Healy Opinion: DroneRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 22, 2019

Corporate Fleet Electric Vehicle Acquisition Strategies

When discussing vehicle electrification strategies, many fleet managers tend to combine hybrids and dedicated battery-electric vehicles (BEV) in the same acquisition bucket. Photo courtesy of stux via pixabay. Corporate Fleet Electric VehicleRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 21, 2019

How Nikola Plans to Make Hydrogen the Truck Fuel of the Future

André Løkke, CEO of Nel (left) and Jesse Schneider explain the function of the generation station during a break-out session at Nikola World 2019 in Phoenix. Behind them is an rtist’s renderingRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 21, 2019

Why Electric Trucks? Why Now?

Daimler Trucks North America is fleet-testing a Freightliner eCascadia and a Freightliner eM2 106. Daimler recently bundled all of its electric-vehicle activities under a new E-Mobility Group. Photo: Daimler Trucks Why ElectricRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 21, 2019

Daimler Says Battery-Electric Trucks Key to Zero Emissions Commercial Transport

Daimler Trucks North America says battery-electric vehicles like the eCascadia and eM2 are the key to zero-emissions commercial transportation. Photo courtesy Daimler Trucks North America Daimler Says Battery-Electric Trucks Key to ZeroRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 21, 2019

Panel of experts: public sector fleets

Panel of experts: public sector fleets A significant amount of business travel in the public sector is undertaken by drivers in their own vehicles. But with ‘grey fleet’ vehicles generally being older,Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 20, 2019

Expert Panel: Rental & Leasing

Expert Panel: Rental & Leasing With the ULEZ scheme now operational in London and other clean air zones coming into place in the next couple of years, now is the time forRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 20, 2019

Pay-as-you-go can drive future mobility

Pay-as-you-go can drive future mobility BVRLA’s proposal for a Mobility Credits Scrappage Scheme suggests providing credits to those getting rid of polluting vehicles, to be used on more sustainable ‘pay-as-you-go’ transport modes,Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 20, 2019

Managing an SME fleet effectively

Managing an SME fleet effectively The SME fleet management role requires a credible level of skill, knowledge and experience, supported by attention to detail, numeric accuracy and people management skills. ICFM’s PeterRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 20, 2019

How Logistics Technology is Helping Small Carriers and Brokers Compete

Trailer pools allowing access to drop and hook freight is one way logistics tech is helping smaller carriers. Photo courtesy J.B. Hunt How Logistics Technology is Helping Small Carriers and Brokers CompeteRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Jul 19, 2019
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