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February 14, 2018

Why Competent Fleet Managers Are Terminated

Over the years, I have known many competent fleet managers. But, like salmons swimming upstream, not every promising fleet manager survives the challenges and rigors of day-to-day fleet management. It is understandable when fleet managers are fired for making expensive mistakes or when caught engaging in ethical transgressions, but, sadly, many more are terminated for circumstances that are entirely avoidable.

February 13, 2018

Neitzke to Lead Cummins On-Highway North American OEM Business

Rob Neitzke, formerly chief of Cummins Westport, has been named executive director of Cummins' on-highway North American original equipment manufacturer business.

February 12, 2018

Nikola COO Perry Joins Suddath's Logistics Division

Scott Perry, longtime Ryder System exec, has been named the president of Global Logistics for the Suddath Companies, after serving as the chief operating officer of Nikola Motor for only a few months.

September 25, 2017

Successful Fleet Managers Excel as Servant Leaders

Internal users are too often treated by some fleet managers as a captive audience that can be dictated to and shown little respect; however, it is important to remember the reason your fleet department exists is to support user departments. You are the business partner of these departments that rely upon you to provide superb customer service to help them fulfill their daily tasks.

September 12, 2017

NGVAmerica Names New President

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) today announced that Daniel Gage has been named its new president.

May 17, 2017

NGVAmerica Changes Top Leadership

NGVAmerica has appointed a new chairman and interim executive director, as well as set up a search committee to find a new president, who resigned in April.

May 15, 2017

Lessons Learned From Great Fleet Managers

There is a difference between a well-managed fleet and a best-in-class fleet. A “best-in-class fleet” is one that represents the top-tier performance level in its specific industry segment.

May 11, 2017

Koel to Head U.S. Gain, Promote Compressed Natural Gas

U.S. Venture has promoted Mike Koel to president of U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas division of the company.

April 8, 2017

Real-World Advice on How to Excel on a Fleet Sourcing Team

To be successful on a sourcing team, you need to be open-minded about exploring all available service channels and partners. However, open-minded doesn’t mean being open-headed. You must listen and entertain new ideas, but also temper such a practice and attitude with pragmatism and knowledge.

April 3, 2017

Find Your Path to Promotion

Everyone’s experience on the job is different, but, in general, careers tend to progress along a common path.

February 13, 2017

Top 10 Traits to Be a Great Global Fleet Manager

A great global fleet manager is a strategic thinker and visionary who has the ability to develop and communicate this vision. There isn’t a single trait that epitomizes a great global fleet manager; rather, it is a multitude of traits interacting with one another.

July 16, 2016

The Seven eLements of Leadership

The main difference between leaders and managers is that leaders have people follow them while managers have people who work for them. A successful fleet manager needs to be both a strong leader and manager to get all stakeholders on board to follow them to a vision of best-in-class fleet management. Here are seven principles to achieve this goal.

February 1, 2015

Fleet Operations Exist to Support User Departments, Not Vice Versa

Some fleet managers lament they used to be in "control," but now "share" responsibility, requiring approvals or buy-in from every affected department. Fleet managers must learn to be diplomats, because interdepartmental conflict can have a corrosive effect on how departments work with fleet operations.

January 1, 2015

Challenge Accepted: Changing the Pace of Fleet

A common refrain from those who are trying to market products and services to the fleet industry is that fleet managers never answer their phones.

December 11, 2014

The Big Conundrum of 'Big Data'

Big Data is the hottest new catchphrase with the tech and fleet crows. Our recent surveys indicate that most fleet managers love data and want more of it, but are unhappy with the data they are actually getting.

October 9, 2014

Leadership Change at Natural Gas Advocacy Group

Natural Gas Vehicles for America named Matthew Godlewski as the group’s next president. He will succeed Rich Kolodziej who has served for 18 years as the advocacy group’s president.

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