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CEI to Present Its Government Fleet Accident Management Services at FLAGFA’s 2014 Fall Conference

Trevose, PA, August 28, 2014 – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will demonstrate its government fleet accident management services at next week’s Florida Association of Government Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) 2014 Fall Conference, the company announced today.

Kathi Croze, CEI’s national sales manager for the government fleet market, will represent the company at the three-day conference at the Trade Winds Islands Resort in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida. The conference will be held from Wednesday, September 3, through Friday, September, with its trade exhibit on Thursday afternoon.

CEI provides accident management services to a growing number of government fleets across the United States, including, in Florida, the City of Gainesville and Sarasota County. Ms. Croze will present the company’s services for government fleets, which include collecting all accident documentation and imagery; 24-hour assignment of damaged vehicles to pre-qualified repair shops; auditing of all repair estimates for potential savings; monitoring and expediting repairs; pursuit of damage recovery from third-party drivers, and online access to real-time repair program data and program reports.

“Government fleets that outsource their accident repair programs find they manage their time more efficiently, reduce vehicle downtime, stretch the taxpayer’s dollar, streamline and digitize their data and documentation, and have fingertip access to in-depth analytical reports,” said Ms.… Read more

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CEI Sponsors Mobile Application Program Guide for AFLA Annual Conference

Trevose, PA, August 28, 2012 — The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) announced today it is sponsoring the mobile program guide application for next month’s annual meeting and conference of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA).   The event will be held September 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas.

“The theme of the conference is ‘Innovation,’ and sponsoring this innovative way to distribute AFLA’s guide book was an appropriate way to demonstrate our on-going commitment to creating new solutions for the fleet industry,” said Vincent Brigidi, CEI’s president and chief operating officer.

This year’s conference marks the first time that AFLA will offer an electronic version of its program guide, which AFLA executive director Paul Hanscom said typically is about 20 pages long.  “We’re going to provide the mobile app version and a paper version this year, but we hope to move to the electronic version exclusively in the future,” he said.

 About AFLA

The Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association was founded in 1969 to promote growth, expansion, and professionalism within the commercial fleet management industry by providing education, networking, research, technical standards, representation, and advancement of member interests.

Today, AFLA has more than 300 member companies representing all industry segments, including: fleet managers and sourcing professionals; auto manufacturers and dealers; remarketers; fleet lease; management; maintenance and repair companies; safety, transporting, upfitting, and many other specialized suppliers.… Read more

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Truck Fleets Missing Opportunities to Cut Accident Costs, CEI’s Luann Dunkerley Tells Executives

Trevose, PA, January 27, 2012 – The trucking industry may be missing opportunities to reduce the cost of accidents by millions of dollars.  That’s the message Luann Dunkerley, CEI’s manager of business development for truck fleet services, told a gathering of private truck fleet executives in Jacksonville, Florida last week.

 Ms. Dunkerley made the remarks at a meeting of the National Private Truck Council Institute’s safety committee on Friday, January 20. A veteran of the trucking industry, including a career of more than 20 years at Ryder System, Inc, Ms. Dunkerley was named to the Institute’s board of governors last year.

 Ms. Dunkerley said that even among the most advanced truck fleets, a significant percentage of collision repair expenses aren’t traced to documented accidents.  “A number of fleets don’t track incidents for small damages, but they can add up to a big number,” she said, citing the example of one major fleet that doesn’t track damages below $325.

 

According to figures released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2009 property damage-only collisions cost commercial vehicle operators $5 billion, or about $15,000 per accident. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” she said.

 Dunkerley said that keeping cumulative records of minor damage, like broken mirrors or cracked bumpers, could alert fleet managers to change to equipment more resistant to damage.… Read more

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Luann Dunkerley of CEI Named to National Private Truck Council Institute Board of Governors

Trevose, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) announced today that Luann Dunkerley, national sales manager of truck fleet services and a veteran of the trucking industry, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Institute.

Ms. Dunkerley’s election coincides with CEI being invited to become an NPTC Five-Star Member, one of 30 national companies that provide major support for the organization. Ms. Dunkerley joined NPTC in 2010 and also serves on its safety committee.

The Institute is the NPTC’s continuing education and research arm. As one of its 48 governors, she will be involved in overseeing the Institute’s policies and procedures regarding research, training, education and certification and making recommendations to the NPTC board of directors.

“Luann has years of hands-on experience addressing carriers’ concerns and needs,” said Wayne Smolda, CEI’s founder and CEO. “Her position will enable her to share perspectives with the managers of some of the biggest fleets in the trucking world. We look forward to being an active partner with the NPTC in promoting the interests and expanding the expertise of private truck fleets.”

Ms. Dunkerley came to CEI in 2008, after a long career with Ryder System, Inc., a global provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain management.… Read more

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