Handy 12-Month Fleet Planning Guide

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12-Month Planning Checklist

Planning is key to effective vehicle cycling. Here’s a handy month-by-month checklist to help you stay on track. All the reports listed below are readily available in FleetWeb® and can help you prepare for upcoming ordering and replacement cycles. If you have questions about any of these items, contact your Donlen Account Manager who can work with you to customize this timeline for your particular fleet.

 

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FleetWeb® Tips

donlen-fleetweb-mileage-by-vehicleSee the accumulated mileage of any of your vehicles in FleetWeb.

  • Type “Mileage by Vehicle” in Smartsearch field
  • Enter date range, and any identifiable information, and click “Next”
  • Click Excel icon if you wish to export an Excel report

Hertz Value Lease® Deal of the Week

2012 Toyota Corolla LE*donlen-hertz-value-lease-toyota-corolla-le-0413

  • Estimated Mileage: 26,724
  • Exterior Color: Red
  • Hertz Value Lease Base Price: $13,500

*Representative of available vehicles. Contact your Donlen Account Manager to learn more about Hertz Value Lease.


Driver’s Corner

The worst of this winter’s weather is hopefully behind us, but thawing ice and melting snow present a new set of challenges for drivers. Slushy roads can cause several problems. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and use extra caution when driving through slush. It can actually slow your vehicle and make changing lanes more difficult. Slush will cause additional spray on windshields and limit your visibility. Make sure you’re prepared with an ample supply of windshield washer fluid. And if possible, never drive through large puddles; you never know what may be lurking underneath, including potholes that can damage your vehicle.


And finally…

And finally, this is the week tech geeks live for! It’s the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where the newest, shiniest, coolest, and most anticipated gadgets are unveiled. More than 3,000 exhibitors hoped to catch the eye of potential buyers with everything from bendable TVs to mini-drones, 3D printers to iris scanners, smart watches to the latest computer chips. Ford was there as well with their latest concept, the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept – a car powered by the sun via a solar panel on the roof. Ford says it can go about 21 miles on a full solar-energy charge. Concept cars usually never make full production, but it’s always interesting to see which features finally do make it to market. Pretty cool stuff.

Originally appeared in FridayFleet on January 10, 2014


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 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.