Charles Mathew, Fleet Operations Manager, discussed continuing railcar shortages with Automotive Fleet. “There are never enough car haulers, order-to-delivery timeframes are showing there is an improvement year-over-year though,” he said.
High demand for trucks caused backlogs as upfitters worked at capacity in 2019. Charles Mathew, Fleet Operations Manager at Merchants, commented on some of the additional factors that impacted OTD times for upfitted vehicles.
While order-to-delivery times for the 2019 model year increased, there were some spots of improvements. Fleet Operations Manager Charles Mathew talked to Automotive Fleet about the various factors that impacted delivery logistics throughout the year.
Personal use charges inched up again this year, according to Automotive Fleet’s annual Personal Use Survey. Senior Fleet Consultant Eric Miller was one of multiple industry experts to weigh in on the factors behind the increase.
Under-spec’ed and over-spec’ed vehicles have significant disadvantages. Jake Hebenstrait, senior account manager at Merchants Fleet, shared his perspective on how fleets can properly spec their vehicles to realize improvements in productivity.
TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Mobility convened in San Jose on July 10, 2019, and Chris Brown of Fleet Forward compiled notable quotes from the day’s presenters. Included in his roundup are takeaways from CEO Brendan P. Keegan’s presentation “If You Build It, Will They Buy? The Role of the FleetTech Partner in the Future Mobility Ecosystem.”
Brendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet, spoke at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10, 2019 in San Jose. After his session, “If You Build It, Will They Buy? – The Role of the FleetTech Partner in the Future Mobility Ecosystem” he spoke with Chris Brown from Fleet Forward about how fleet management companies and tech integrate.
New concepts in mobility are being tested in today’s fleets. CEO Brendan P. Keegan sat down with Chris Brown at Fleet Forward to discuss what the role of the fleet manager and the FMC will look like in the new mobility era.
Sometimes the opportunity to share fleet vehicles is not as obvious as other sharing opportunities. VP of Mobility John Cail discussed different scenarios where sharing vehicles could make sense for companies.
Deciding when to replace a truck can be a challenge that involves balancing many factors. Fleet Consultant Dale Mottram discussed the trend in owned truck fleets to run assets longer and how leased programs can help reduce the financial burden of replacing vehicles.
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