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Efficiently Manage Your Fleet Vehicle Recalls with Donlen’s Recall inSIGHT™

Donlen's Recall inSIGHT

OEMs may be required by law to notify vehicle owners of any vehicle recalls that have been identified, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for fleet managers and drivers to know when a recall is ready for repairs. With the number of recalls exponentially increasing over the last few years, it is equally difficult to keep track of the risk associated with each recall. High risk recalls expose vehicles to possible crashes and drivers to a risk of injury, while low risk recalls may only require sticker changes. Donlen’s new Recall inSIGHT solution helps you to efficiently manage through these challenges.

Click below to learn Donlen’s Recall inSIGHT can help you improve recall completion rates and times for your fleet.

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Streamline Your Fleet’s Order-to-Delivery Process with Donlen’s Order Management System

In the past, ordering fleet vehicles has been an intricate process that required the collaboration of several people and systems to guarantee the timely delivery of the right vehicle. This has presented challenges to fleet management companies to provide more visibility of a vehicle’s status, and a need for a more streamlined ordering process. With the rollout of Donlen’s new Order Management system, Donlen is providing just that and more.

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NAFA I&E 2018

See You at NAFA’s 2018 I&E!

Can you believe that NAFA’s 2018 I&E is less than a month away? There are many ways that you can join us at this year’s conference, and we can’t wait to see you there.

  • Visit us at our booth (#237) to view a demo of our latest technology solutions
  • Our experts will be speaking about emerging fleet trends like mobility and fleet safety during several educational sessions
  • Join us for free food, drinks, and an unforgettable night of flashback fun at Donlen’s ′90s Palooza on Wednesday, April 25 at House of Blues GardenWalk in Anaheim

Click below to learn more about all of the ways you can interact with us at NAFA’s 2018 I&E. See you soon!

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Easily Manage Driver Behavior with Donlen’s New DriverPoint® Telematics Business Intelligence Dashboard

DriverPoint Telematics dashboard in Donlen's FleetWeb Intelligence Visualization Suite

Cycling your leased fleet vehicles provides several advantages over running your vehicles until the wheels fall off. In this white paper we explain nine ways that your fleet can benefit from cycling, such as:

  • minimizing total cost of ownership
  • taking advantage of the latest safety and technology features
  • minimizing the risk of catastrophic failures, downtime, and unplanned spend.

Ready to learn all of the ways setting and adhering to cycling parameters can help you optimize your fleet? Download our white paper today!

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Railcar Shortages and Delays Continue Impacting North America

Railcar shortages and the resulting delays continue to impact the entire North American network and are expected to extend into the summer months.

All OEMs have communicated additional factors that are contributing to the rail issues that are impacting vehicle shipments and compounding delays:

  • Increased production efforts due to buildout
  • Previous rail safety issues have led to changed requirements, which in turn slows down shipping time (extended shipping time equates to fewer shipments)

Things to consider:

  • First and foremost, be aware of this issue and communicate with relevant parties within your business
  • Ordering your vehicles sooner
  • Pool options where available
  • Keeping vehicles being turned in on current orders and/or refraining from turning in older vehicles to help bridge the gap for vehicle adds
  • Bridge rentals
  • Transporting vehicles from upfitters verses having them go back into OEM rail traffic
  • Dealer stock purchases

Donlen customers, please reach out to your Account Manager with any questions, and they can help you work through what may be your best option for your fleet based on the costs associated with each option.

Donlen Named a Top Outsourcing Provider for the 12th Time

We are thrilled to have been selected for The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100® in the Leader Category by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for the 12th time. All of us at Donlen know that our customers depend on our consulting and guidance in order to focus on running their fleets efficiently, so we are honored to be recognized for our commitment to customer service and high quality consulting with this award. 

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Driver’s Corner

Hopefully by now we’ve all recovered from springing ahead and losing an hour of sleep earlier this month. That said, the time change doesn’t just make us lose an hour of sleep, it gives us extra daylight in the evenings, and can also impact our driving habits. Now that we have sprung ahead, drivers may now be driving directly into the rising or setting sun during their commutes. This increase in sun glare can be risky for both drivers and pedestrians.

In this article, AAA provides tips for drivers experiencing more sun glare on the roads. Their suggestions include watching for pedestrians when backing up in parking lots or driveways and turning on your headlights to make yourself more visible, and leaving more following room between yourself and the car in front of you because having the sun in your eyes can make it difficult to see what is happening in front of you.

And Finally


If you are in the eastern U.S., you’ve probably noticed that pothole season came early this year. Extreme fluctuations between freezing and warm temperatures since the middle of February have wreaked havoc on the roads. According to road agencies across the region, it is shaping up to be a nightmare season for potholes. Drive carefully, and read more here.

Have a great weekend and safe travels.

Originally appeared in FridayFleet on March 30, 2018