According to data from the U.S. National Safety Council (NSC), talking on a mobile phone while driving increases accident risk by four times. Texting while driving increases accident risk by between eight and 23 times. And although thousands die needlessly in phone-related crashes every year, many people still tolerate phone use at the wheel.
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.
As someone who has been doing customer service in this industry for 40 years, I’ve had the opportunity to witness a lot of changes in my career. One of the biggest changes I’ve noticed—and perhaps you’ve seen it too—is how much customers know before they contact sales.
The impact of fleet fuel costs on business operations is a question people typically ask when gas prices are high. Since we’re all enjoying historically low fuel costs, fuel-efficiency seems like a non-issue right now. And while it’s perfectly understandable to take advantage of low fuel costs – by either adding to a fleet or upgrading to better vehicles at the expense of fuel efficiency – there is still wisdom in sticking to the long-term plan that fits your fleet and business goals.
Renewing fleet vehicle registration in Illinois has just become even more complicated. As 2015 was wrapping up, the Secretary of State stopped mailing license plate renewal reminders, which many vehicle owners had come to rely on. Furthermore, while you could sign up for email reminders, you had to have the information from your last reminder or spend time on the phone to track it down. Well, it comes as no real surprise that now the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is no longer mailing emissions test notice reminders either.
Making the decision to own, lease or rent a vehicle can be tricky. Chances are you’ve had to make this choice in your personal life with your own vehicle, but when it comes to company fleets there’s more to consider. We’re here to explain the basics of what you need to know before jumping into a new vehicle commitment.
What’s the difference?
First, some basic definitions:
Union Leasing President Kent Boskovich was recently featured in an article in Automotive Fleet Magazine. Boskovich joined Union Leasing in 1998 as a regional sales manager, and advanced to a management role before becoming president in 2007. He has taken Union Leasing from a fleet leasing provider to a full-service fleet management provider. In the article titled Union Leasing Focused on Steady, Sustainable Growth, Boskovich discusses Union Leasing’s short and long-term goals for growth, new initiatives, what differentiates Union Leasing and more. He goes on to weigh in on trends facing small and mid-sized fleets moving forward.
Acquisition expands Union Leasing’s leadership in fleet service management and enhances service, technology and expertise offered to customers.
Union Leasing Inc., America’s premier fleet leasing and management services provider, today announces the acquisition of Walser Leasing (Walser Financial Services), a leasing and fleet management solutions company servicing commercial fleets nationwide. The move expands Union Leasing’s total service offering while delivering enhanced services, technology and expertise to Walser’s current customer base. Kent Boskovich, President of Union Leasing explains:
Start out the new year strong by setting your fleet up for success in 2016.
There are many things you can do to optimize your fleet management including making sure you have the proper vehicles for your industry, educating your employees about the dangers of distracted driving, and more. That’s a lot to think about all at once though. So, here are 3 of the most valuable things you can do for your fleet in 2016. Get started right away!
Union Leasing is excited to announce our forthcoming series of educational posts: Fleet Management 101. By learning from all of the posts in this series you will build a significant foundation of knowledge about fleet management terminology and best practices.
Snowpocalypse. Polar Vortex. Snowmageddon. Winter snow, ice and cold weather can be pretty scary, not to mention create adverse driving conditions and cause additional dangers on the roads. The time has come to prepare your fleet for safe winter driving. Be sure to prepare your fleet vehicles and get your employees together to cover safe driving best practices. This also makes for a perfect time to review your distracted driving policy.