ground transportation

Can Technology Help Cities Manage Curbs Better?

Business travelers returning to the streets and sidewalks of familiar destinations after a few years may find lots of changes. The explosion in the use of micromobility options like scooters, the prevalence of rideshare services and the growing popularity of food delivery, for example, have led to some congestion and confusion. According to this article…

Firms Distinguish Between Commuting And Travel For A Changing Workplace

Where do organizations draw the line between personal expenses for daily commutes and reimbursable travel spending? That was easier to answer before the pandemic popularized remote and hybrid work arrangements. With more employees living and working further afield, the need to consider what happens when they come to the office either regularly or occasionally has…

Public Streets Are The Lab For Self-Driving Experiments

With Tesla making its way into the rental car market and business travelers choosing from a variety of new mobility modes, employers need to keep their ground transportation risk policies up to date. Roy Furchgott writes about how regulations determine liability for autonomous driving, a quickly arriving technology. Tesla’s relentless vision for self-driving cars has…

Is An All-Encompassing Mobility App Making A Comeback?

Ground transportation doesn’t get as much attention in managed travel programs as some other categories, but new tech that aggregates options for the various modes, as described in this article by John Surico, could have implications for productivity, distribution, duty of care and sustainability. Imagine an app on your smartphone in which every form of transportation…

Stronger Demand, Tighter Supply Mean Profits And Service Issues In Car Rental

Some companies’ biggest travel management headaches these days are coming from one of the smaller-spend categories — ground transportation, particularly car rental. Renters face tight availability, poor vehicle condition and rising rates. Avis Budget Group and Hertz reported record earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30. They cited strengthening demand, cost reductions realized during the…

Hip Mobility, SummitQwest Merge For All-In-One Ground Transport Platform

Commuter shuttle firm Hip Mobility and corporate ground transport specialist SummitQwest finalized a merger on June 30. The new entity, HQ, intends to offer a one-stop shop for ground transport needs, ranging from micromobility, ride-hailing and car rental to high-end corporate sedans, vans and buses. Corporate spending on ground transport tends to be fragmented across…

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