Mobile Worker

The rise of the mobile workforce has drastically changed the business landscape. With slogans like “work is what we do, not where we are,” digital-savvy, mobile employees are a growing trend that more and more businesses embrace every day.

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016 there were 3,450 people killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. In the first Distracted Driving Awareness Month blog post we discussed how this increase impacts car insurance rates. While the increasing expense may hurt a company’s bottom line, vehicle accidents impact businesses…

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  • The 50th Consumer Electronics Show is officially a wrap and once again the “C” in CES could have easily meant “car.” The conference proved that the automotive industry is merging with the high-tech sector to create a hybrid approach to personal mobility. The autonomous vehicle will be here before we know it, bringing with it…

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  • Mobile technology has reached a tipping point in business, and for good reason. Not only has mobile adoption reached a critical mass among employees, but many businesses are finding that those employees are willing – and in some cases even eager – to leverage their own devices for business applications. While companies originally feared mobile would be more of a distraction than a benefit, they are today finding the opposite to be true.

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  • Motus Establishes Driver Advisory Board to Better Understand Needs of Today’s Mobile Workforce Direct User Feedback to Drive Evolution of Company’s Mileage Reimbursement and Fleet Management Platform Boston, Mass. – September 29, 2016 – Motus, provider of the most accurate vehicle management and reimbursement platform available, today announced the creation of its Driver Advisory Board. Members…

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  • Food and beverage fleets are pinched by two significant challenges when introducing driver-facing technology. The first is retention. As reported by Food Logistics, more than four out of five food and beverage fleets have turnover of above 25%. For one-third of fleets, the turnover is at least 50%. High turnover means high rates of driver replacement, and every new driver must be trained on the systems. The other significant challenge is the age of the industry’s drivers. Also as reported by Food Logistics, virtually every fleet in the food and beverage industry is staffed by drivers who average 40 years old or more.

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  • Trying to decide the right vehicle program to meet the needs of both your company and your employees? We get it. Choosing whether to reimburse employees for their personal vehicles or provide them with company vehicles isn’t an easy decision. There are a number of unique advantages and challenges to consider with both. To make…

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  • Whether you drive 20,000 miles a year or 5,000, everyone wants to save money at the pump. However, you don’t have to buy a new car to get better fuel efficiency. Regardless of the make and model, your vehicle’s estimated gas mileage is just that – an estimate. How you drive, fuel, and maintain your…

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  • Spending a lot of time driving for work? Bored of classic rock and that monotonous talk radio? When you’re on the way to your next business stop and in need of some inspiration, knowledge, or a good laugh, check out these eight podcasts to keep you entertained as you travel. 1. This American Life In…

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  • Every company from Google, Delphi, Mercedes, Tesla, Nissan, Apple, to most recently Uber has been working on bringing the first self-driving car to market. Already, self-driving cars have made the trip from New York to San Francisco. Google cars without steering wheels or brakes have cruised the streets of Silicon Valley. And as recently as…

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  • “The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.” ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values In the classic American novel, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the unnamed protagonist and his son…

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