Welcome to the December Product Rundown! We’re accelerating into 2020 with new driver communications, new MyLeasePlan app features and a brand new, fully-integrated telematics platform that just so happens to be the first in fleet.Welcome to the December Product Rundown! We’re accelerating into 2020 with new driver communications, new MyLeasePlan app features and a brand new, fully-integrated telematics platform that just so happens to be the first in fleet.

OneConnect reinvents telematics for LeasePlan

We are using interactive dashboards to help us visualize data in ways we never have before. With OneConnect, the brand new connected vehicles platform here at LeasePlan, we’ve found a way to help fleet managers analyze historical driver and vehicle data in one convenient place. We’ve rolled out OneConnect within our very own fleet to start, and we’re here to tell you the solution truly is a game changer.

So, it’s fully integrated – what does that really mean?

This means for the first time ever, we can visualize our telematics data and our very own proprietary fleet data in the same place. Traditionally, telematics offerings have been siloed off from FMC datasets, often available through a separate view that can be downloaded and manually integrated to drive deeper insights. And while this does serve as a perfectly viable solution, OneConnect takes it a step farther. The platform marries rich telematics data from Geotab with your fleet’s key data points, including everything from fuel tracking to vehicle oil life.

What kind of driver data can I see?

OneConnect is specifically designed to integrate data points from our driver scoring solution, OneScore, which adds a unique value to the platform. Fleets opted into OneScore can visualize driver performance according to OneScore data, allowing us to not only view our most risky drivers, but the least risky drivers in our fleet as well. This makes it easier for us to reward top performers for a job well done, and to establish a baseline for what good driving behavior looks like for our fleet.

For fleets not opted into OneScore, this level of detail can still be attained through event counts instead. Because OneConnect keeps tabs of speeding, seatbelt, harsh braking and acceleration events, these metrics are also readily available to best illustrate your fleet activity.

Want to test drive OneConnect? Reach out and let us know.

Digital maintenance guides get the ‘thumbs up’

You let us know digital vehicle maintenance guides (VMGs) are in demand, and we’re excited to announce they’ll be coming soon. While drivers can still use the printed VMGs found in their driver onboarding packets, the MyLeasePlan app will now feature a digital VMG for easier driver access. Some of the perks of this new feature:

  • Details of the last maintenance service will also be visible, as well as future maintenance mileage thresholds and their respective services
  • Mileage thresholds will be identical to those listed on the printed VMGs – there are no changes to the maintenance schedule itself
  • No need to worry about keeping track of the VMG or damaging it with shop residue

If you’d like to know more about any of the products or services you see here, feel free to reach out to an account manager to get started today.

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Welcome to the October Product Rundown! Here you’ll find the latest updates and tech improvements we’ve been working on right here at LeasePlan. If you’d like to know more about any of the products or services you see here, feel free to reach out to your account manager to get started today.

Intelligent communications take us from order to delivery

We’re improving our order-to-delivery communications, which means more timely, informative updates for you and your drivers along the way. Drivers will still be notified every step of the way, from the time the manufacturer receives the order right up until the time of delivery. If your driver is turning in a vehicle, we’ve got that covered, too.

These new updates will be sent through email and are also accessible in the MyLeasePlan app. Within the app, drivers can see the estimated vehicle delivery date and even details on where and how to complete pick-ups and turn-ins.

MyLeasePlan usage skyrockets

LeasePlan has seen more than 10,000 new users join the MyLeasePlan app community this year. We talked to a few of them to find out what they’re loving the most.

One driver said they love the OneScore feature the most – specifically, the ability to keep tabs on his own performance. “I especially like it when I do something to make my score go up,” he said. Makes sense – OneScore works in real time and drivers always have a clear view of what their scores are made of.

Another driver said the ability to open the app and check on vehicle order status was the biggest benefit for her thus far. Without having to rely on emails or phone calls, she was still able to gauge how long it would take to receive her vehicle, and even details on where and how to pick it up.

Elle was popular among our drivers as well! They mentioned how easy it is to use and how Elle has simplified everyday concerns, like policy questions and personal mileage logging.

Picking tires: do you know the differences?

As winter approaches, we’ll be talking more and more about how to decide which tires are best for your fleet. But to start, we’ve saved you some time and compared a few. We think there may be some differences that might surprise you.

Welcome to the September Product Rundown! Here you’ll find the latest updates and tech improvements we’ve been working on right here at LeasePlan. If you’d like to know more about any of the products or services you see here, feel free to reach out to your account manager to get started today.

Change driver behavior with ‘One More Second’ course

You may not always know how your drivers are performing on the road, but with LeasePlan, you have access to courses that can take your drivers from good to great. This 2-hour online training, powered by our education partner eDriving, helps drivers develop the right attitudes and behaviors necessary to maintain control behind the wheel.

You can sign your drivers up today for a discounted price – simply reach out to your account manager to get started.

Have your drivers logged into MyLeasePlan yet?

With a renewed focus on intelligent communications, LeasePlan is reaching out to each individual driver that has access to the MyLeasePlan app, but has not yet logged in. The app’s features are improving daily, and we’re just getting started. We’ve heard from drivers, fleet managers and even shops along the way and they agree, it’s pretty good! The fact that comes at no cost to you is just an added bonus.

So far, MyLeasePlan drivers can:

  • Locate fuel and maintenance shops nearby
  • Manage personal and company mileage reporting
  • Keep track of prescribed safety courses
  • View important vehicle information, including new vehicle order details
  • Monitor vehicle tag registrations, expirations and requests
  • Talk with Elle, the first virtual assistant in fleet

Help us communicate the benefits of having the MyLeasePlan app with your drivers. It’s hassle-free and it’s easy.

TollGuard is almost here!

TollGuard is a tolling protection service that makes safeguarding your fleet against violations easy and affordable. The solution will officially be live on Tuesday, October 1.

How do I know if my fleet is affected?

If your company is currently utilizing LeasePlan-owned vehicles, the TollGuard solution will likely cover your fleet. LeasePlan-owned vehicles are automatically enrolled into the program, so please be sure to reach out to your account manager to confirm your billing is set up properly.

Please note it may take up to 72 hours for enrollment to officially become activated. Your account manager may follow up with you if any additional information is needed.

What if I don’t have LeasePlan-owned vehicles, but I want to protect my fleet from unnecessary toll violations?

Our TollPlan solution can help! The program includes toll transponders, driver welcome packets and automatic TollGuard coverage for units outside of predicted tolling regions — and it works! Clients enrolled in TollPlan save roughly 80% on toll costs. For more information on TollPlan, reach out to your account manager today.

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Welcome to the August Product Rundown! Here you’ll find the latest updates and tech improvements we’ve been working on right here at LeasePlan. If you’d like to know more about any of the products or services you see here, feel free to reach out to your account manager to get started today.

‘Get in front of it’ using our Recall Management tool

How many recalls are hiding in your fleet? Here at LeasePlan USA, we were able to uncover 23 total – not bad, but definitely not permanent. Our drivers are already working on getting their recalls repaired.

Because of the sophisticated reporting, not only can our drivers see that their vehicles have open recalls – they can see the exact details, including affected parts and whether the recall classifies as a stop sale/do not drive. This information is vital to ensuring the safety of our fleet, and we are so excited to bring more fleets onboard.

Reach out to your account manager to find out how you can get started with Recall Management today.

TollGuard brings a new level of protection

Toll violations and penalties can add up. Just consider the costs: for a $1 toll, if your toll account is underfunded for any reason, you could end up paying up to $75 in fees. To mitigate against these types of unnecessary expenses, LeasePlan is putting a new program in place, establishing a backup toll account for all LeasePlan-owned vehicles. The new program, TollGuard, will be officially live on October 1. Find out what this means for you.

With Telematics, you don’t know what you don’t know

Join us for a quick afternoon chat about how to uncover key details you may currently be unaware of when it comes to your fleet. With telematics data, we’ve found the saying to be true: you don’t know what you don’t know. So, grab a cup of coffee and come hear about three companies that peeled back the data to see what was really going on in their fleet – and took action.

Will we see you on Tuesday, September 10? Register for the webinar today!

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Welcome to the July Product Rundown! Here you’ll find the latest updates and tech improvements we’ve been working on right here at LeasePlan. If you’d like to know more about any of the products or services you see here, feel free to reach out to your account manager to get started today.

How well are you communicating with your drivers?

Let’s face it – sometimes communicating with all of your drivers can be a challenge. Chances are, if you feel like you could be doing more, you probably can. Did you know there is more than one way to communicate with your fleet using LeasePlan services? Opt into any one at any time. Reach out to your account manager for more information.

MyLeasePlan

Let’s start with the MyLeasePlan app. It already offers personal mileage reporting, vehicle maintenance records and a fuel locator – and there’s so much more coming. You can even allow your drivers to accept your company policy and help enforce compliance through the app.

Elle

Enrolling in Elle is a great way to let your drivers do the talking – especially when it comes to the simple things. While drivers would once dial up their fleet managers to ask day-to-day questions, all of those inquiries can now be directed toward Elle first. If she can’t answer it, she’ll learn how. She even absorbs your policy information, making it a one-stop shop for any policy-related questions your drivers may have while on the road. Think of Elle as a fleet manager’s first line of support – she’s not just the driver’s virtual assistant, she’s everybody’s virtual assistant.

OneScore

Tell your drivers how they’re doing, incentivize them, show them where they can improve – all without lifting a finger. Not only does OneScore do all this and more for your drivers, the aggregate data allows you to see your driver performance from a bird’s eye view. So you can better spot the areas that need the most attention to proactively manage your fleet.

To learn more about how to enhance your driver communications setup, reach out to your account manager today.

You, too, can help teach Elle

When you communicate with Elle, she learns and communicates back. She’s able to ingest policy data, fuel card information and more, just to make life a bit easier for you and your drivers. The only way she gets better, though, is by doing more. So, talk to Elle! More talking means more listening – which means more talking (and problem solving!) for fleet’s first virtual assistant.

Go ahead, put her to the test! You can start with things like:

  • What is my fuel card pin?
  • Can my spouse drive my car?
  • Will my company pay for my car wash?

Click here to check out Elle’s full capabilities.