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.

NAFA’s 2018 Institute & Expo Highlights

Tips and Advice, Fleet Management Posted by Union Leasing on May 3, 2018

Every year, NAFA hosts an event for professionals in fleet management to access the information, tools, and networking opportunities they need to continue being successful and to increase their industry knowledge. This year’s event was no different—those from all areas of the industry had a great time networking (we know we did!) and learning about some of the new and upcoming technologies in the industry. It’s always good to see new products, meet new vendors, and generally get a glimpse of what’s going on in the industry.

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Highlights from National Vehicle Leasing Association’s 50th Anniversary Conference

Fleet Management, Fleet 101 Posted by Marty Lyons, Regional Sales Manager on April 26, 2018

The National Vehicle Leasing Association (NVLA) conference took place last week (April 18-20) at the beautiful Estancia La Jolla Hotel in California, and it was such a great opportunity to meet and network with professionals from all walks of the industry. A little unique and different from past conferences I’ve attended, there were no Fleet Managers present at the event, but more auto manufacturer representatives, small leasing companies, as well as banks, other lending institutions, insurance companies, and upfit and equipment companies.

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It’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Tips to Fight Distracted Driving Within Your Fleet

Tips and Advice, Driver Safety, Fleet Management Posted by Union Leasing on April 19, 2018

The National Safety Council (NSC) noted that, in 2017, the number of U.S. vehicle deaths topped 40,000, meaning traffic deaths remain a public health crisis. In light of this year's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we want to highlight some of the dangers of distracted driving and provide some tips around promoting safe driving for companies managing vehicle fleets. 

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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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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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Q&A with our new President

Fleet Management Posted by Union Leasing on September 28, 2017

Back in early July, Union Leasing announced the appointment of our new president Todd Heemsoth. We sat down with Todd, who has an impressive track record of building and implementing information systems and strategic technologies, to talk about how he is going to leverage his past successes to grow the Union Leasing business and to get his perspective on the State of the Union.   

Q. Your background is rooted in technology and you have a reputation for being entrepreneurial – what are you most excited about in your new role? What are your priority corporate objectives?

I am most excited about coming into a company that has an incredible track record – the unmatched level of customer service, a nice, steady growth pattern and a very experienced team. I’m looking forward to building on what we’re already doing well – our back office processes and customer service – by seeing how we can integrate technology in order to optimize and deliver an even better experience to our customers and partners. I know that technology is not the answer to everything, but it can be applied to certain areas to get the most out of what we can deliver.

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6 Signs You're With the Wrong Fleet Management Company

Tips and Advice, Fleet Management Posted by Union Leasing on September 12, 2017

So you decided to get a fleet management company to help you with your business. Good decision! But lately, you've been disappointed and overwhelmed, and you need a bit more support from your partner. Here are some red flags to watch out for – if you recognize any or all of them, reach out and let us tell you how our personalized approach and customized solutions can help lighten your load. 

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Effective Fleet Planning Starts Early

Fleet Management Posted by Jeremy Green, Inside Sales Manager on August 10, 2017

Planning well ahead for vehicle replacements and additions to your fleet can mean getting the right vehicles you need, on time, plus potential cost savings, so it’s definitely an exercise worth doing.

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Lightweighting for Fuel Efficiency

Fleet Management Posted by Chris Shellenbach, Regional Sales Manager on June 1, 2017

It’s a basic principle of physics that if something weighs more, it needs more energy to move it. How this affects your fleet is mainly in its fuel economy (or lack thereof). Think about this: 

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