The Fleet Code

The Fleet Code

Welcome to The Fleet Code, a podcast brought to you by Fleetio, where we dive into the latest fleet trends, technology and best practices. Get the inside scoop as we decode the challenges of fleet management.


December 5, 2023 13 mins

Budgets are often the bane of many fleet managers' existence. They're complex and time consuming, and often lead to a lot of questions and pushback from your leadership team. However, when viewed the right way, your budget allows you to prove your impact as a fleet manager. In this episode, we break down all of the expense categories that fleets should be tracking and provide tips on how to improve your budget adherence as you ente...

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Fleet management has historically been a career reserved for maintenance technicians who decided they were ready to crawl out from under the hood of a vehicle. However, with technology advancements, there are many young people who are finding their start in fleet management because of their willingness to leverage software and data to track maintenance and improve processes.

In this episode, we sit down with Carlos Romero of C&...

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As of Friday, September 22 at noon, the UAW announced their decision to extend the footprint of their strike against the "Big Three" automakers – General Motors, Stellantis and Ford. In this episode, we look into why the UAW union members are striking, as well as the potential impact it could have on your fleet from a parts and vehicle purchasing standpoint.

How are you preparing your fleet for the potential impact of the UAW strik...

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July 25, 2022 30 mins

With inflation and economic uncertainty, companies are looking for ways to reduce their operating expenses. While many of the costs associated with fleet are unavoidable, there are some steps that fleets can take to control their costs of operation and improve their bottom line. In this episode, we talk with Tim Denny of Onward Fleet Solutions, fleet industry veteran and founder of a fleet management company, to learn what fleets s...

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Success in fleet management might be obvious for those in fleet, but difficult to comprehend for people outside of fleet. If you're looking to grow your fleet operations, you need to be able to clearly communicate the status of your fleet with stakeholders in leadership positions. In this episode, we talk with fleet veteran, Bob Polka of Treeways, to learn about his relationship with the c-suite and steps he has taken to keep them ...

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Michael D. Watkins describes The First 90 Days as a make or break period for new managers. During this time, opinions are created that will likely carry throughout the rest of your time in that organization. In this episode of The Fleet Code, we sat down with two of Fleetio's own, who both come from fleet management roles. Jon Hinkle and Mike Eldredge share some of their learned lessons from their times in fleet, as well as advice ...

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April 25, 2022 27 mins

From harsh winters to swarms of insects, each season brings a new challenge for fleet managers trying to ensure continued safety and productivity within their fleet. In this episode of The Fleet Code, we sat down with James Shelton of Jiffy Lube International to gather some tangible actions that fleet managers can take to prepare their fleet for each passing season.

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James Shelton, Technical Field Support Manager, ...

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March 21, 2022 27 mins

We're back with a new season of The Fleet Code, bringing you even more tips and tricks from the leading voices in fleet. In this episode of The Fleet Code, we sat down with Tom Rowlings from the City of Cambridge to learn about his experience in sourcing new fleet technologies and some steps that he took to ensure its rollout was a success.

Guests this Episode:

  • Tom Rowlings, Assistant Fleet Manager, City of Cambridge
  • Dominique Le...
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September 20, 2021 22 mins

In this episode of The Fleet Code, Kris Gault with Embark Safety joins us to discuss the importance of mitigating risks with a driver safety policy and reporting. From identifying potential risks to leveraging your existing partnerships, this episode will talk fleet managers through the steps of creating an initial risk management plan and ways to build upon that plan in the months and years to come.

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In this episode of The Fleet Code, Greg Mattes, Fleetio's Vice President of Product Strategy, is joined by Craig Rice – the long time fleet manager for the City of Detroit and responsible for implementing VMRS into their maintenance reporting. This episode is the second part of a two-part series where we talk about the implementation process of VMRS, best practices when standardizing your maintenance reporting, and ways to encourag...

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In this episode of The Fleet Code, Greg Mattes, Fleetio's Vice President of Product Strategy, is joined by two industry veterans in Jack Poster and Jon White – who both have decades of experience in implementing and updating VMRS codes. This episode is the first part of a two-part series where we provide an overview of VMRS, it's history, and ways that fleets of all sizes can implement VMRS codes to standardize their maintenance re...

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July 13, 2021 25 mins

In this episode of The Fleet Code, we're joined by Dominique Leupi, Lead Customer Success Manager at Fleetio, and Celia Ballou, the Lead Customer Success Specialist at Fleetio. We'll discuss the three-pronged approach to implementing change, as well as tips and best practices observed through others in the industry.

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June 28, 2021 18 mins

In this episode of The Fleet Code, we're joined by Laura Maxwell, CAFS, Product Marketing Manager at Fleetio. We'll discuss the ins and outs of NAFA's CAFS and CAFM Certification Programs for fleet managers, including why certification content is so valuable, plus tips and tricks for being successful throughout the certification process.

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In this episode of The Fleet Code, we're joined by fleet management veteran Robert Johnson, Fleet and Safety Manager at Kayak Public Transit. We'll discuss how fleet managers can use data to build compliant fleet maintenance programs that ensure driver safety and maximize vehicle health and uptime.

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May 17, 2021 22 mins

In this episode of The Fleet Code, we're joined by Corey Woinarowicz, Director of Business Development at Nocell Technologies. We'll discuss the shocking impact of distracted driving on fleets plus the technology and processes fleet managers can put in place to ensure driver safety on the road.

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May 3, 2021 24 mins

In this episode of The Fleet Code, we're joined by Adam Bliss, IT & Safety Manager at J. Pettiecord and Christian Robinson, Fleetio Lead Customer Success Manager. We'll discuss how J. Pettiecord ensures and enforces safety measures, speeds up communication among employees and leverages data to keep its fleet running smoothly.

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In this episode of the Fleet Code, we discuss fleet sustainability, including vehicle emission reduction, carbon neutrality, Alternative Fuels and electric vehicles. We welcome Stephanie Wittman, channel marketing manager at Fleetio. Joining us to lend his expertise is Tim Venghaus. Tim is a director of business development at GreenPrint, a corporate sustainability technology solution provider.

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April 5, 2021 26 mins

In this episode, we’re joined by Ernest Acevedo of Boyle Transportation. We discuss the latest fleet trends including, how you can integrate telematics device data into a centralized platform, where the industry is heading with predictive analytics, the impact of 5G and more.

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In this episode of The Fleet Code, we're joined by Luciano Briozzo of OTL Solutions Spain and Dominique Leupi, Fleetio lead customer success manager. We'll discuss application programming interfaces (APIs), what their role is in connecting fleet data and how they can improve efficiency, data mining and potentially increase your fleet's profitability.

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In this episode of The Fleet Code, we're joined by AAA Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Ian Lomax. We'll discuss how AAA Oregon/Idaho was able to achieve near-perfect on-time service compliance for its fleet by ditching antiquated processes and leveraging a modern fleet management platform to enhance efficiency.

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