FleetWeb Gets Supercharged

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  • Uptime: 99.9% – world-class performance
  • Page load time: 341 ms – about 1/3 of a second
  • Average report run time: 400 ms – 2/5 of a second

Donlen-FleetWeb-PerformanceFleetWeb® has undergone a major architecture implementation, with no downtime and seamless to customers. This enhancement works in the background to supercharge performance for users. Overall performance, page load times, and report run times equal – or many times exceed – the world’s most efficiently run websites.

“We’re very pleased with the performance gains we’ve realized with this architecture,” said Dennis Straight, Donlen SVP and CIO. “However, we’re not stopping here. Despite these world-class numbers, we’re continuing to make infrastructure improvements. We’ll have additional updates early in Q1 of 2014 which will further improve uptime and performance.”

Grid Technology Interface

Users may notice a new “grid” technology interface in many areas within FleetWeb, including new reporting which was launched last week. (Read more about new reporting here >Updated Reporting Tool Released) The benefits of this are numerous, including:

  • Screens with large and/or complex grids will load up to 135x faster (see the chart above for our browser test results).
  • Screens will support larger data sets than before.
  • New grids have built-in sort, hide, and move column capabilities.
  • Grid column widths can be adjusted based on user preference.
  • User efficiency improvements such as the addition of a “check all” box on the grid.

“We’re rolling out this technology in a phased approach,” Dennis went on to say. “The first areas were chosen because they gain the most efficiency due to the large amount of data they hold.”

Look for these areas which use the new grid interface (Please note: depending on your permission levels, you may not have access to all these areas):

  • Work with MSO
  • Work with title
  • Send customer renewal
  • Unconsigned inventory
  • Scorecard
  • Translation manager
  • Checklist inventory
  • Fleet request approval
  • Dealer maintenance
  • Asset group administration
  • Fleet policy maintenance

Additional grids within FleetWeb will be converted in later phases and any new grid that is developed going forward will use this technology. “This is an exciting user interface upgrade and performance efficiency that will boost both internal Donlen and external customer productivity.”

“This is truly cutting edge technology,” said Dennis. “The IT team is continually looking for ways to make FleetWeb better for customers. We’ve built the infrastructure in such a way that we can make enhancements in the background at any time without any downtime for customers.”

For questions about FleetWeb, please contact your Donlen Account Manager, or > contact us here


Notice For All CDL Drivers

The FMCSA issued a rulemaking change that merged the driver’s medical examination with the CDL (commercial driver’s license). Your CDL drivers have until January 30, 2014 to turn in their self-certification documentation and medical examiners certificate to their state licensing agency.

Failing to turn this in will result in the state licensing agency removing the CDL privileges from their license thus downgrading your driver to non-CDL status. Here’s the law which can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 49:

§383.73 State procedures

(o)(4)(ii) Beginning January 30, 2014, if a driver fails to provide the State with the certification contained in §383.71(b)(1), or a current medical examiner’s certificate if the driver self-certifies according to §383.71(b)(1)(i) that he/she is operating in non-excepted interstate commerce as required by §383.71(h), the State must mark that CDLIS driver record as “not-certified” and initiate a CLP or CDL downgrade following State procedures in accordance with paragraph (o)(4)(i)(B) of this section.

If you have questions on this regulation or any of your compliance issues, please contact Steve Jansen at 847-412-4961.


FleetWeb® Tips

Quickly access a helpful reference guide in the New Reports tool in FleetWeb by clicking on the question mark in the Reports window.

Donlen-FleetWeb-Reports-Reference-Manual-2

 


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  • Estimated Mileage: 30,000
  • Exterior Color: Blue
  • Hertz Value Lease Base Price: $13,200

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And finally…

And finally, if you love hot rods you’ll want to check this out. Oh, and if you have a spare $900k, you can own what experts call “the foremost expression of the hot rodder’s art” – the 1929 Ford “Dick Flint” Roadster up for auction next week. Most famous for being the May 1952 Hot Rod Magazine cover car, this iconic hot rod has a long and colorful history. You can find all the historical information here, but we admit, we couldn’t get too far past the photos.

Have a nice weekend. Safe travels.

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Originally appeared in FridayFleet on November 15, 2013


About Donlen
Donlen is the industry’s leading provider of integrated financing and 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 seven of the last eight 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.