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.

Artificial Intelligence is a Game-Changer for Fleet Management

Fleet Management Posted by Union Leasing on March 8, 2018

The idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the transportation and mobility industry is not new, specifically the optimization of self-driving technology. But, how will it affect fleet management? At Union Leasing, we embrace technology that helps us deliver more value as trusted advisors and improves the customer experience. And it’s no exception when it comes to AI, which is slowly playing a key role in changing the industry landscape. It’s an interesting space for us to watch as a fleet management company. 

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5 Reasons It's Time to Outsource Your Fleet Management

Tips and Advice, Fleet Management, Fleet 101 Posted by Union Leasing on March 7, 2018

Outsourcing your fleet management will help you stress less over the small processes of managing your fleet, and will allow you to focus more on the things that truly matter for your business. Here, we outline key reasons to keep in mind if you're considering outsourcing your fleet management, but just don't know if it's the right decision for your business yet. 

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Women in Fleet: Rhonda Zielinski

Posted by Rhonda Zielinski, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing on February 9, 2018

Having started off my career in Fortune 500 companies across different capacities like sales and marketing, leasing sales, and product strategy, I feel like I have a well-rounded view about key players and customers in the industry. I entered fleet management five years ago, starting at Sasser Family Holdings but on the rail industry side. I then joined Union Leasing three years ago as SVP, Sales and Marketing with the aim of positioning the company for growth, specifically by targeting customers that value high-touch customer service and are quite dependent on fleet management partners. It was then that we started asking how we can position ourselves for future growth. What’s really interesting is the role that technology plays to help us better facilitate our approach with our customers.

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Drowsy Driving is Impaired Driving

Posted by Jeremy Green, Inside Sales Manager on January 25, 2018

If you read up on the comparisons between drunk driving and drowsy driving, you’ll find they’re both equally dangerous. Both conditions slow reaction time, and affect memory and the brain’s ability to process information. 

Study after study confirms that exhaustion, like intoxication, impairs driving significantly. Here’s one that’s particularly compelling: After 17–19 hours without sleep, driving performance is equivalent to or worse than a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05%. After 24 hours of sleep deprivation, driving performance is as bad as (or worse than) a 0.1% blood alcohol concentration—well beyond the legal limit. At the 0.08% mark, across all states, you are considered drunk. 

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Connected, Electric, and Autonomous – Highlights from CES 2018

Posted by Marty Lyons, Regional Sales Manager on January 18, 2018

The automotive world has pretty much stayed the same or has made only incremental advances over the last few decades. The introduction of the CD changer was probably the most innovative or technologically sophisticated advancement the industry had seen – up until the last couple of years.

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The Future of Fleet Management (2018 Edition)

Fleet Management Posted by Bill Womack, VP of Sales on January 11, 2018

With the start of a new year, it’s a good time to analyze current and upcoming fleet trends that will be making a big impact on the industry this year and beyond. So when planning the future of your fleet, you’ll be able to anticipate any threats – and opportunities – for your business a lot more successfully.

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Women in Fleet: Jay Hooper

Posted by Jay Hooper, Regional Sales Manager on December 14, 2017

I have been in the fleet management business for about 20 years – I actually started out in rentals and worked my way up into sales. If I were to guess from what I’ve observed, the ratio of men to women is roughly the same as it was in the 1990s, so it really isn’t changing at the same pace as a lot of other industries. A lot of women that I’ve worked with over the years left this sort of job to work for a more 9-to-5 type role, like at an insurance company or dealership. Not only am I a woman (with kids!) in a male-dominated field, but I’m also African American. Working hard, breaking down barriers and finding balance along the way has taught me a lot over the years. I wanted to share some of my experience with others. 

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Fleet Safety for the Holidays

Posted by Rhonda Zielinski, SVP Sales and Marketing on November 22, 2017

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the most traveled holiday of the year is Thanksgiving weekend. It’s not surprising that the most DUI arrests of the year are made between Thanksgiving and the end of New Year’s Day since social binge drinking is fairly common during this period. Between Christmas and the new year, the average number of fatalities involving alcohol rises 34%.

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Is your fleet prepared for the worst?

Posted by Jay Hooper, Regional Sales Manager on November 9, 2017

If there’s anything this summer has taught us, it’s that Mother Nature isn’t always so motherly. Even if your location might preclude you from hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, and Maria, there aren’t many places in the world that aren’t exposed to some kind of natural disaster or severe weather system—be it flooding, ice storms, wildfires, earthquakes, or tornadoes. 

With this in mind, we can’t stress enough how important it is to the success of your fleet to prepare for emergencies with a thorough and documented plan. After all, waiting for chaos to descend isn’t the best time to start thinking about what your fleet needs. 

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Women in Fleet: Shannon Graunke

women in fleet Posted by Shannon Graunke, Regional Sales Manager on November 2, 2017

I am a second-generation fleet management professional. My parents met while both working at Gelco before GE bought it. In fact, my dad is still in the business! I wanted to share some of my experience with the new generation of fleet professionals breaking into the industry. I hope to inspire some other young women in traditionally male-dominated fields to keep at it. 

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