Insights

Over the decades we have amassed a library of resources, both internal and external, which help our team and our partners do their jobs with skill and confidence. Peruse these pages for current trends and thought leadership, our newsletters, and tips that we have found helpful over the years. And if you have any questions for us, we’re always here for you.

What to Consider When Creating Personal-Use Policies

Tips and Advice Posted by Kathie Jarzombek, License, Title & Tax Manager on November 16, 2016

It’s never-ending – the discussions in your fleet surrounding company-provided vehicles. And more often than not, personal use is both a sensitive area and a deciding factor. So, how do you avoid an ongoing discussion and flared tempers? You need to decide how you can best accommodate drivers’ needs – work and personal – while minding your bottom line. But don’t worry, the management of personal use can be rather simple; it’s the implementation and reporting that can get a little harried. Here are some aspects to consider when drawing up your policy:

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Fleet Management 101 – Cargo Handling Ergonomics

Fleet 101 Posted by Bill Womack, VP of Sales on November 9, 2016

Drivers are the life-force of your fleet. Keeping drivers happy and healthy is not only in everyone’s best interest, but it can actually increase productivity. So, it should come as no surprise that teaching, promoting and demonstrating proper ergonomics to your employees is a smart move. And, as there are quite a few scenarios for potential injury with manual materials handling, we’ve compiled a list for you of dos and don’ts when it comes to cargo handling ergonomics. 

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How Will Driverless Cars Impact Fleet Management?

Tips and Advice Posted by Roger Setzke, Vice President Client Services on November 2, 2016

Once a distant dream, driverless cars are now very much a reality. Several big-name manufacturers have been performing road tests and running diagnostics in the race to have the first autonomous vehicle ready for mass consumption. Just last month, new federal guidelines were announced that aim to help speed up the technology and get driverless cars on the road sooner. What does this mean for fleets and fleet managers? Well, there are a few components to consider: 

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Choosing The Right Vehicles for Your Fleet: Vans vs Pickup Trucks

Tips and Advice Posted by Sheri Smith, ‎Purchasing Manager at Union Leasing on October 26, 2016

Vehicle selection is no simple task. A common hang-up we hear from customers is knowing what type of vans or pickup trucks they should use in their fleet. When it comes to choosing between the two, total cost of ownership is important, but there are several additional elements that can be just as critical to consider. For example, job function, efficiency, driver comfort, and location(s) are all essential when deciding how to stock your fleet. To help, we’ve compiled a short list of questions and considerations for you to take under advisement before picking a side. 

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Hiring Millennial Drivers

Tips and Advice Posted by Rhonda Zielinski, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing on October 19, 2016

High turnover rates and a shortage of drivers aren’t anything new for the fleet industry. But, when it comes to recruiting methods, something new just might be the solution. In today’s ever-evolving world, you need to make sure your recruiting and employee retention practices line up with the search methods and priorities of the current workforce.

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Fleet Management 101: Thorough (but fast) vehicle inspections

Fleet 101 Posted by Rob Jarzombek. Sr. Technical Advisor. on October 12, 2016

Pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections are a best practice for every fleet, and for good reason. They keep drivers in tune with their vehicles, while carving out time to catch any maintenance or safety issues before they become a road-side call. Inspections also have the added benefit of helping the vehicle last longer and wear better.

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It’s Drive Safely Work Week!

Driver Safety Posted by Rhonda Zielinski, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing on October 4, 2016

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) launched its 2016 Drive Safely Work Week campaign yesterday. Targeting company drivers and commuters, the week promotes safe-driving education and awareness. The campaign comes at a great time, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just announced that traffic fatalities increased 7.2% in 2015 over the previous year—which is the largest percentage increase in the last half century.

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Safe Driving in Fall Weather

Driver Safety Posted by Dan Darbor, Regional Sales Manager on September 28, 2016

Fall tends to feel like a mild driving season; summer construction is starting to wrap up and the depths of winter are still at bay. But as the saying goes, safety never takes a holiday. Drivers must always be vigilant; even when—perhaps especially when—they feel like they can relax a little.

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3 Most Common Ways to Upfit Your Trucks and Vans

Tips and Advice Posted by Sheri Smith, ‎Purchasing Manager at Union Leasing on September 21, 2016


Thinking of upfitting your fleet to better suit your drivers’ needs? Here are the most popular ways to do it (and the reasons why).

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When a terminated employee won’t return your vehicle

Tips and Advice Posted by Rhonda Zielinski, SVP Sales ad Marketing on September 15, 2016


Nine times out of 10—if not more often—the process of retrieving a fleet vehicle from a terminated employee is hassle free.

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