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New FleetWeb® Announcements are Here

This week, we made FleetWeb even better! When you log in, you will now see the new FleetWeb Splash Page that displays new announcements as they become available. You will benefit from:

  • New product announcements
  • Learning when training videos are available
  • Discovering new FleetWeb updates
  • Reading important communications

SPLASH-SCREEN-Side-ImageIn addition, you can read more details on any announcement by clicking the “Learn More” button located on the bottom right side of the splash page.

The announcements display the first time you log in to FleetWeb every day. You can choose what announcements to keep and what announcements should not appear again.

This is one more way that FleetWeb allows you to get more done. Download the announcement PDF here.

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Personal Tolling Management Coming This Fall

Toll-RoadDonlenPass™ Toll Management, our comprehensive toll management program, helps fleets control costs and significantly reduce the time spent by the fleet office and drivers enrolling vehicles in toll accounts.

We are now enhancing the process by offering you the option where drivers can be directly responsible for non-business toll transactions. The Personal Tolling Management solution allows DonlenPass customers to:

  • Set business hours based on fleet requirements
  • Send charges automatically to the drivers for tolls occurring outside of the fleet’s defined business hours

You will benefit from:

  • Reduced fleet costs
  • Less time spent itemizing toll occurrences and billing charges back to drivers

For more information about DonlenPass and the Personal Tolling Solution coming this fall, please contact us.

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New eCoupon Coming Soon

E-CouponDonlen will be rolling out our fully electronic Preventive Maintenance (PM) program that enables you to maximize PM compliance more efficiently. Our new eCoupon program delivers electronic comprehensive service notifications to your driver’s tablets or smartphones. This process starts the PM service conveniently and efficiently. eCoupon offers new features that will turn into tangible benefits for you:

  • Guided Vendor Recommendations – We provide the nearest National Account locations to drivers that will increase the utilization of the National Account program. You will see lower maintenance costs for your fleet along with reduced downtime.
  • Smart Send Notifications – eCoupon continuously monitors the service history of a vehicle and sends notifications to your drivers when the service is actually due. This improves the PM compliance of your fleet and reduces costs related to over-maintenance.
  • Customizable Sending Triggers – In addition to mileage intervals, you might want to include days as a parameter for your PM schedule to account for idling time. The eCoupon provides you with that benefit and enables you to optimize your PM schedules.

The eCoupon can also be configured to meet your specific fleet needs, such as:

  • Brand the eCoupon emails with your corporate logo
  • Activate the program for all or subgroups of your fleet
  • Add your own eCoupon language to incorporate important messages to your drivers
  • Define when and how often to send out overdue reminders
  • Set the number (1-5) of nearest National Accounts to display on the eCoupon

Tests for this new product have revealed significant positive impacts on PM compliance along with maintenance cost reductions. Want to learn more about eCoupon?

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Usage of Donlen’s Award-Winning Mobile App Results in Efficiency and Cost Savings

Stevie-AwardDonlen is proud to have won a Bronze Stevie Award for our Mobile Apps at the 13th Annual American Business Awards on Friday, September 11, 2015. External recognition is always appreciated, but what we truly value is what our customers are accomplishing with our technology.

Usage of our Mobile Apps has been increasing and companies that have downloaded the apps have benefited from cost and efficiency savings. Drivers utilizing the Mobile Apps are more engaged in the operation of their vehicle and exhibit more compliant behavior. We see the following results:

  • Mobile-Apps-Thumbnail-With-PDF-DownloadA 9-percent increase in Preventive Maintenance compliance
  • A 10-percent increase in National Account Vendor utilization
  • A 14-percent increase in Business and Personal Use reporting

These are a few of the benefits of using Donlen’s Mobile Apps. If you or your drivers are not using our Mobile Apps, please contact us to learn how to communicate the benefits to your fleet.

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2015 Fleet Manager of the Year

Brenda-Davis-ImageCongratulations are in order – Brenda Davis, Fleet Commodity Manager Baker Hughes Inc., was recently named the 2015 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year by Automotive Fleet. Brenda received her prestigious award at the AFLA conference on September 15. Brenda’s strategic focus and commitment to technology innovation has been recognized, and Baker Hughes is a model example of a well-managed fleet.

Congratulations Brenda.


Master Strategies in Effective Fuel Cost Management

Fuel-Pump-ImageYou can’t control fuel prices. But you can control the implementation of smarter, tighter management over fleet-wide fuel purchasing and consumption to achieve the lowest fuel costs possible, whatever the market price may be. Brenton Norris, Donlen’s manager of fuel products and Dan Fisher, Donlen client consultant will be leading this informative panel during the Utility Fleet Conference on September 28, 2015, This workshop will address the various strategies top-performing fleets employ to take charge of their fuel costs.

See the full agenda here.


Operation Safe Driver Week is Coming – Oct. 18-24

Inspections-Sign-ThumbnailThe Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that Operation Safe Driver Week will take place Oct. 18 -24, 2015. During Safe Driver Week, law enforcement agencies will be engaged in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving behaviors by both Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers and car drivers.

Activities will be held across the United States, Canada, and Mexico with the goal of increasing commercial vehicle traffic enforcement, safety belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections and driver regulatory compliance.

During last year’s week-long campaign, law enforcement officers pulled over 59,080 commercial vehicle drivers and car drivers for unsafe driving behaviors. Data was collected by 4,337 law enforcement officials at 1,549 locations across the United States and Canada.

The top five warnings issued to CMVs were:

  1. Speeding
  2. Failure to use a safety belt
  3. Failure to obey traffic control devices
  4. Improper lane change
  5. Following too closely

Donlen-Regulatory-Compliance-PDFOperation Safe Driver week is sponsored by the CVSA in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Do you want to learn more about regulatory compliance and how you can have a safer fleet?

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Truck Success Stories

Truck-Success-Story-ImageDonlen has helped many companies achieve truck fleet success. We have compiled five success stories to highlight how our innovative approach has helped each unique fleet. Each company came to Donlen looking for ways to better manage their truck fleets, and Donlen developed fleet management programs to meet each company’s unique needs. Download a PDF now.

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NEWS

Donlen Experts in the Media

Donlen regularly 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!

Opportunities Abound with Vocational Fleets

  • Tom Callahan, Donlen president

What do You Really Want from Telematics?

During the Fleet Management Company Executive Panel at NAFA 2015, Donlen President Tom Callahan talked about technology, which is one of the most important opportunities for fleets right now. Read the article that features the advantages of telematics and learn what Donlen’s experts have to say:

  • Tom Callahan, Donlen president
  • Tom Sloan, Donlen manager of telematics products
  • Oliver Zerhusen, Donlen director of maintenance, accident and safety products

Driver’s Corner

Distracted-Driving-Image

There are many distractions that can affect your ability to drive. What you do behind the wheel can impact your life and the life of others. Follow these top five driving tips so you can get home safely.

Click here to see the video.


And Finally

And finally… cars can take on a personality of their own, both in real life and in entertainment. The vehicles are so beloved, that they turn out to be celebrities too.
Are you able to remember famous cars and the people who drove them? If you said yes, then today is your lucky day! Check out this fun quiz to see how well you can pair famous cars to their drivers.

Have a great weekend and safe travels.


Originally appeared in FridayFleet on September 24, 2015