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.

Highlights from CFMA's Annual Conference & Exhibition 2018

Tips and Advice, Fleet Management, Fleet 101 Posted by Ed Latorre, Regional Manager on July 5, 2018

We recently exhibited at this year’s CFMA Annual Conference & Exhibition, which took place from June 23 - June 27, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a beautiful venue, on the beach in Miami. Packed with classes and workshops for the attendees, the conference provided valuable educational opportunities—these included general sessions, mini-conferences, breakout sessions, advanced sessions, and dawn peer groups. The five-day conference schedule was organized to allowed attendees to view the exhibition area on three of the conference days, and specific hours set for attending classes and workshops.

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Regional Insights in Fleet Management from the Midwest

Tips and Advice, Fleet Management Posted by Shannon Bandeira, Regional Sales Manager on June 21, 2018

I’ve been in Fleet Management for five years now—having started out in Inside Sales, where I pretty much covered the entire country, then going into an Account Executive role, leading up to my current role as Regional Sales Manager. My territory right now is Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas—this is a pretty large territory, where everything is really spread out geographically.

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Regional Insights: Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina

Tips and Advice, Fleet Management Posted by Ed Latorre, Regional Manager on June 14, 2018

I have been in the fleet management industry for a while now. I’ve seen the industry develop from the acceptance of leasing as way to financing a company’s fleet, through the efficacy of partnering with a Fleet Management Company. When I first began as a fleet manager, very few businesses knew about applying the leverage of a lease to help accommodate their company’s growth. Today, most mid to large size companies finance their fleet with operating or capital leases. Additionally, most allow professional Fleet Management Companies to manage that portion of their business.

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Infographic: Tips for Summer Weather Driving

Tips and Advice, Driver Safety Posted by Union Leasing on June 6, 2018

The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are some of the most dangerous for drivers in the United States. Summer weather is a major contributor to the number of fatal accidents during that time. Here are some important tips to help your fleet drivers minimize the damage and danger of hot and wet summer weather. 

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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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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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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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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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Tips for Summer Weather Driving

Tips and Advice Posted by Chris Shellenbach, Regional Sales Manager on July 6, 2017

Statistically, the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are some of the most dangerous for drivers in the United States. This is due to more teen drivers, motorcycles and bicycles being on the road, more people taking family road trips and, of course, construction. Summer weather also contributes to the number of fatal accidents. We’re well into summer now, but in retrospect, we almost always remember the weather as being hot and sunny. We tend to forget or block out the potentially dangerous thunderstorms and other extreme weather conditions that can be prevalent during this season.

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6 Steps to Better Vehicle Selection [Infographic]

Tips and Advice Posted by Union Leasing on May 22, 2017

The most common mistake we see when in the process of planning a fleet is to think about cost first, then function later. Purchasing a cheaper vehicle that is not suited for its job may lower the price point up front, but it will end up costing you more down the line.The ideal process for purchasing new vehicles is to work with managers and drivers to identify how the vehicle will be used, what its operational requirements are, and any specifications the driver needs to perform his or her job. 

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