The three future Black Swan events that have the potential to turn today’s fleet management paradigm upside down are the advancement of 3D printing, widespread use of remote diagnostics, and the growing preference of next-gen employees for virtual meetings.
Discrimination Against Vocational Vehicles
Can a branded vocational vehicle be ticketed for being parked in an employee driver’s home driveway? Or, can it be subject to a fine if legally parked overnight on the side of a street? Before you say no, think again. These discriminatory practices occur regularly when vocational vehicles are parked in residential areas governed by a homeowner association (HOA). In fact, the type of restrictions implemented against vocational or branded vehicles can run the gamut and are at the whim of the HOA.