10 Surprising Ways to Use Fleet Telematics Data

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Do You Know All the Ways You Can Use Your Telematics Data?



Donlen’s Tom Sloan, Manager, Telematics Products, moderated a panel discussion at this year’s NAFA Institute and Expo titled “Investing in Telematics? Get Your Money’s Worth.” On the panel with Tom were three fleet managers who shared lessons learned throughout the implementation process.

“There were a number of key takeaways from the panel,” said Tom. “Whether you’re in the early stages of implementation or have been using telematics for a while, there are always new ways to use the data to make an impact.”

A common theme from each panelist was communication. “It’s important to keep everyone in your organization informed at each step of the process. With ongoing communication, you ensure that drivers and management not only understand why you’re using telematics, but the results of your efforts.”


Let us show you how to make the most of your data. Donlen’s DriverPoint Telematics program will help optimize your fleet and manage your data. Call Nick Ehrhart at 847-412-4986 to learn more.

President’s Eagle Award Winner

Brad-Bohnen-EricssonCongratulations to Brad Bohnen, Ericsson Head of Fleet Management – North America. Brad was recently presented by Ericsson with the President’s Eagle Award for his implementation of DriverPoint® Telematics and DonlenPass Toll Management. The award honors Brad for his extraordinary contribution in 2013.

Using DriverPoint data analysis, Ericsson realized widespread improvements in driver behavior, fuel economy, and safe driving patterns. See how Brad and DriverPoint Consultative Services achieved ROI; download the case study using the link below.

Just in Time for Summer!GoodYear-Savings-FF

Goodyear National Accounts has a great sale on its popular fleet tire, the Dunlop Signature II. This offer runs through September 30, 2014. Check out the PDF for details.

Another CAFS Certification for Donlen FAS

Emily-Flajole-donlenMeet Emily Flajole, Fleet Administrative Services Account Manager. Emily, a customer service rep at Donlen, recently achieved the CAFS (Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist) designation and is well on her way to becoming a CAFM (Certified Automotive Fleet Manager). To accomplish this, she needs only one more course, which she anticipates finishing in June.

The CAFM program concentrates on eight areas critical to fleet management: assets, business, financial, fleet information (IT), maintenance, risk, fuel, and professional development. Program participants must pass all eight disciplines within a three-year period. CAFS allows participants to choose from three discipline sets based on their education or employment needs.

“The CAFS/CAFM coursework has made my knowledge base more comprehensive. It’s given me a full picture of the fleet industry, and I can use that to help my customers.”

Before coming to Donlen, Emily was on the other side of the table, spending five years as a fleet manager. “Donlen has a great customer service department. We’re flexible and can accommodate most requests that come to us from customers. You don’t always get that at other fleet management companies.”

Congratulations Emily. Good luck on the final exam!

Donlen Quarterly Update



Couldn’t Make It to Our Event at NAFA?

tom-nafa-thumbCheck out our pics from NAFA! Thanks to everyone who came out. We had a fantastic time. Great company, fantastic food, and amazing music. Can’t ask for more than that!


Transit Delays May Affect OTD

Throughout the fleet industry, FMCs, OEMs and upfitters are challenged by delays in order-to-delivery (OTD) times. In recent years, the increase in crude oil traveling by rail resulted in scarce rail resources.

OEMs have invested heavily on relief transportation, bringing in new temporary carriers. In addition, they’ve been working with each other and the rail industry to add additional tri-level rail car capacity as quickly as possible to improve deliveries and reduce OTD.

We’re closely monitoring the situation. Please contact your Donlen Account Manager with any questions. Your MFG Representative can also be of assistance if you are experiencing increased delays in deliveries.

Driver’s Corner

Motorcycles and bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as other vehicles, and are entitled to share the road. Check out this video from the California DMV on sharing the road safely with two-wheeled vehicles. (Hat tip to Automotive Fleet for posting.)

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And Finally

And finally, we know Mother’s Day has passed, but this is worth watching any day of the year. Ford asked kids to describe their mother’s dream car, and then brought their ideas to life through illustration. Rocket boosters, dark chocolate limousine with marshmallow wheels, red and pink and runs on love. Maybe Ford’s next concepts? Happy Friday!

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Have a great weekend. Safe travels

Originally appeared in FridayFleet on May 16, 2014

About Donlen
Donlen is the industry’s most customer centric and technically integrated provider of financing and asset management solutions for corporate fleets. Utilizing a highly consultative and strategic approach, Donlen helps fleets reduce cost, improve utilization, and increase driver safety and productivity. Donlen’s innovation has been honored with the Computerworld 2012 Honors Laureate for Economic Development, the 2012 and 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America, and recipient of the 2013 CIO 100. Their workplace excellence has been recognized on the IAOP The Global Outsourcing 100® list for eight of the last nine years, and as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For in Chicago each year from 2007-2012. Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Northbrook, IL, Donlen is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ). For more information about Donlen, visit www.donlen.com.