The fleet industry moves fast. Regulations, vehicle technology and best practices change regularly, so it is a great idea to stay plugged in by attending a conference or two each year. By doing so, you'll get to meet other like-minded professionals and find ways to improve your operations. To help you get started planning 2015, we have assembled a list of great events for fleet managers.
We are delighted to announce the addition of Holly Chaney to our team here at Fleetio. She joins us in the role of Customer Success Expert. We'd like to introduce Holly to you with a little Q & A session.
Why did you want to join the Fleetio team?
I had the opportunity to work with Tony previously and I knew that he had something great going on here at Fleetio. I have been out of the software world for a couple years but definitely had the itch to get back in.
Tell us about your family
My husband and I met in college and have been married for almost 11 years now. We have two girls, who are 5 and 3 and keep us on our toes! We also have two labrador retrievers that we consider our children, Cooper (12) and Miller (9).
What do you do in your free time?
Living in the South, I love college football and really all sports in general. I am a huge Auburn fan and an avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan. I love watching my girls participate in their activities as well. I also enjoy shopping, running and spending time with friends and family.
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
I love being outdoors and on the water, therefore it's a toss up between the beautiful beaches in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL and my two favorite lakes in Alabama (Lake Martin/Smith Lake).
Please join us in welcoming Holly!
A major security flaw, dubbed “Heartbleed”, was detected this week in OpenSSL - the encryption standard used by the majority of websites and services on the internet.
We took immediate steps to patch the potential vulnerability in our infrastructure, and Fleetio is no longer vulnerable.
We have no evidence of any malicious behavior, but we strongly encourage you to change your Fleetio password. We also recommend you change your passwords everywhere else, since this vulnerability affects many services and websites you use.
Please shoot us an email if you have any questions or concerns.
One of our Fleetio customers, Joerns, recently made the move from trucks to sprinter vans for their fleet of around 150 vehicles. We thought it was an interesting move, so we reached out to Mark Voltz, National Logistics Support Manager at Joerns, with a few questions.
Many of our customers have been gracious enough to recommend Fleetio to their friends and contacts who also have a fleet (we ♥ you guys!). Now we have great way for you to refer others and “wet your beak” as well.
We’ve added a simple referral program that rewards both you and the account you refer when they upgrade.
Here’s how it works:
- Give out your referral code or special link with referral code included.
- When someone visits the Fleetio website using your referral link or enters your referral code on the Subscription and Billing page, your account will be linked to the referral.
- When the referral becomes a paying Fleetio customer, you both receive a credit on your next Fleetio bill.
Read more of the details in our Help Center.
Spreading the word
We also made it easy to share Fleetio (along with your referral code) with your network of friends and contacts. You can quickly email someone your link, or post it to various social networks all from within Fleetio.
Thanks, it means the world to us
We love when customers recommend us to others. Of course it’s nice to get more customers and grow our business, but the most significant part is that someone thought enough of Fleetio to recommend it. That means the world to us.
Custom fields for vehicles, vendors, and people have been very popular features in Fleetio since we released them a while back. Now, we've taken this a step further and added them to Service Entries as well. Our team wanted to let you know about this new option and show you how to take advantage of this great feature.
As a continuation of our People Module features, we are pleased to announce that Person Reminders are now available in Fleetio. With this handy option, you can set people-specific reminders for Licenses, Certifications or whatever is important to your business.
Just like a Vehicle Service or Renewal Reminder, you can easily add options in the Settings area of your account. Then all you have to do is set the due date, due soon threshold and users to be notified. It's that simple.
Fleet management is seemingly notorious for its challenging and sometimes overwhelming nature. With the vast number of responsibilities involved, it is easy to see why. The key to success is automating as much of the process as possible and making the most of the time you have available. Here are some tools, methods, as well as areas of focus that can streamline your fleet operations.
A good employee can sometimes seem hard to come by. A good driver can be even more difficult to find. And once you have recruited your top-notch talent, how do you keep them happy and consistently performing at a high level? All questions we will be answering in today’s post. Below are some tips to ensure that you are putting a high quality crew behind the wheel of your fleet.