Are Electric Vehicles (EV’s) a Fit for My Commercial Vehicle Fleet?

 Electric vehicles (EV’s) have been gaining popularity over the last couple of years and for good reason. Many manufacturers, including major traditional manufacturers who produce commercial vehicles such as pickup trucks and commercial vans are dedicating more resources into developing and producing electric vehicles. So, why are so many manufacturers focused on developing these electric

By |2021-06-22T15:54:35-07:00January 14th, 2021|Jim Pattison Lease, Technology|0 Comments

The Future of the Connected Car – Courtesy of CES 2020

  Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR – inspired by AVATAR: This concept vehicle embodies the vision of Mercedes-Benz designers, engineers and trend researchers for mobility in the distant future. Connected cars and collaborative driving with the goal of increasing road safety and energy sustainability were recurring themes at CES 2020. Jim Pattison Lease was able

By |2021-03-31T19:13:49-07:00January 21st, 2020|Technology|0 Comments

ICBC’s Pilot Project on Using Telematics With New Drivers

According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, new drivers in BC are 3.5 times more at risk of getting into an accident than experienced drivers. That’s why ICBC is recruiting as many as 7,000 drivers with less than 4 years’ experience behind the wheel for a one-year pilot project to gauge driver behavior. Each

By |2021-06-22T16:01:35-07:00August 12th, 2019|Jim Pattison Lease, News, Technology|0 Comments

Canadian ELD Mandate Announced

On June 13, 2019, Transport Canada published Canada’s long-awaited ELD (electronic logging device) rule in an effort to increase safety and compliance in the trucking industry. In 2 years (by June 2021), ELDs will have to be used by all drivers that are currently required to maintain a logbook. The rules themselves will not be

By |2021-06-22T16:02:21-07:00June 13th, 2019|Jim Pattison Lease, News, Technology|0 Comments

What Makes Telematics So Important?

  Fleet management customers are adopting telematics technology at a rapidly increasing pace. More companies are connecting their vehicles in order to gain real time insights into what is occurring within their fleet. A good fleet management company understands that telematics is an important tool that can help improve safety and productivity, increase fleet utilization,

By |2021-03-31T19:01:36-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Technology|0 Comments