Donlen Manages Canada, Our Custom Billing Platform Becomes Easier

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Donlen Manages Canada, Our Custom Billing Platform Becomes Easier


Two Countries, One Platform

Canada-Brochure-Side-ImageDid you know Donlen has been helping customers manage their Canadian fleets since 1989? Donlen Fleet Leasing Ltd. is located in the greater Toronto area, and our Canadian network stretches from coast to coast. Our account managers, renewal specialists and maintenance advisors are in Canada and are ready to help. We use our Canadian knowledge and expertise to manage your fleet and make your job easier. We offer end-to-end services in Canada:

  • Leasing/Vehicle Acquisition
  • Fuel
  • Maintenance (including glass repairs, roadside assistance and rentals)
  • Accident Management
  • Taxable Benefit
  • Telematics
  • AutoTag (renewals and violations)
  • Driver Abstracts and Safety
  • Consulting Services

Contact us now to discuss your Canadian fleet management requirements and how we can help.

Download our Canadian services brochure.

Donlen, One of the Best

Chicagos-Best-and-Brightest-Logo-Side-Image copyDonlen was recently recognized as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for. A third party surveyed our employees, and our talented staff expressed that they are very satisfied working at Donlen. Our culture allows our employees to grow and develop professionally so they can consistently deliver a quality fleet experience.

Tom Callahan, Donlen’s president, and Lynn Beaulieu, director of human resources accepted the recognition during the Awards Gala that took place on Friday, July 10. Judy Hsu, the co-anchor of Chicago’s ABC 7 News This Morning, presented the award to Tom and Lynn.

We are proud of the work-life balance Donlen provides to all of our employees. Our company is a great place to work, and we are always looking for talented individuals to keep delivering quality service to all of our customers.


Custom Billing for Customers

Donlen continues to improve processes to make fleet management easier for you. Due to the innovation of our IT department, we have streamlined the customization of our invoices for our customers. With the new infrastructures built in, a custom invoice can be generated within 4 to 15 hours.  This is an improvement from the previous platform. Our customers are now doing less manual entries for invoices, and the upside: invoices are entered and paid faster.

Contact us now to to see how this new billing platform can prove more beneficial to your financial records.

Fatigue Driving

Driver-Sleeping-Side-ImageThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines fatigue driving as “the result of physical or mental exertion that impairs performance.” Driver fatigue can be caused by many things, such as lack of adequate sleep, longer work hours, or different working situations. Here are six tips to help you stay well rested and safe:

  1. Get Enough Sleep
  2. Maintain a Healthy Diet
  3. Take a Nap
  4. Avoid Medication
  5. Recognize the Signals
  6. Don’t Rely on Tricks

To read more about these tips and how to prevent driver fatigue, click here.

Contact Donlen to hear how we help drivers stay compliant with safety-critical driving-hour log books.

Are NGV Incentives Right for You?


Fleets are always looking at ways to reduce one of their highest costs, fuel. A growing number of fleets are becoming more interested in natural gas vehicles due to the environmental benefits and the potential fuel savings. In Incentives Help Bolster Business Case for NGV’s, Rob Minton discusses how state and federal funding help entice fleet managers in purchasing these vehicles for their fleet. Some incentives include: tax credits, grants, and rebates to reduce up-front costs. There are 27 states currently offering NGV incentives, to find out if your state is one of them click here.

Contact us to see if NGV is a good alternative for your current fleet.

Norandex DriverPoint® Telematics Case Study


Norandex Building Materials Distribution, Inc, came to Donlen looking for a better telematics program. Norandex needed an innovative, integrated, one-stop shop for all of the company’s fleet management needs. Donlen’s DriverPoint Telematics solution easily qualified, and Donlen ensured that all of Norandex’s needs were met.


Donlen Experts in the Media

Donlen shares opinions and advice with members of the fleet industry regularly. Today we feature a few of the many stories that we were involved in. Enjoy!

Strategically Managing Vehicle Downtime

  • Oliver Zerhusen, manager maintenance, accident and safety products

Empowering Drivers Via New Technology

  • Tom Callahan, Donlen president

    Driver’s Corner


    Summer is going by very quickly, but you still have time to plan a few more road trips. Need an idea…how about a road trip to Canada? Even though Canada is just north of the United States and driving there is easy, there are a few things you need to know before you cross the border:

    1. Know what ID is necessary…don’t forget your passport
    2. Be ready to address the border officer
    3. Have a note for children traveling without both parents
    4. Know what you can and can’t bring into Canada
    5. Have your car registration available

    Click here to see more tips and what these mean.

    And Finally

    And finally…Everyone knows their favorite car. Countries are no exception. Every nation has their top selling cars. In Europe, the top selling car is the Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Aqua is the number one car in Japan, and the Toyota Camry was the top selling car in America. See the top 10 vehicles purchased in Canada.

    Have a great weekend and safe travels.

    Originally appeared in FridayFleet on July 24, 2015