News Feature | January 28, 2015

Field Service IT News For VARs — January 28, 2015

By Cheryl Knight, contributing writer

Field Service IT News For VARs — January 28, 2015

This week’s news includes the resources offered on the new Equipment Leasing and Financing Association website, the January 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the equipment finance industry — the highest in three years — and how RFID technology is helping fleets save money.

Upgraded Equipment Leasing And Financing Association (ELFA) Website Launched

ELFA launched an upgraded version of its website designed for equipment finance end users. Found at, the site features an entire selection of user-friendly content, including how-to articles, fact sheets, and infographics.

January 2015 Monthly Confidence Index (MCI) Released

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation issued the MCI for January. The report revealed some interesting numbers, especially the primary index number, which came in at 66.1, the highest level the organization has seen in more than three years.

RFID Technology Can Mean Savings For Your Fleet Customers

New innovations in tracking trucks and the cargo they carry could potentially lead to big savings. An article by Truckinginfo discusses how RFID devices combined with weigh-in-motion and vehicle identification technology could allow truckers to skip toll and weight stations altogether, saving companies thousands of dollars in lost time.

Field Service IT Talking Points

This article from Fleet Equipment details how to manage a truck fleet in 2015. The article asserts integration is key.

A new MarketsandMarkets report gives insight into industry trends, marketing dynamics, and the trends that fleets are adopting between now and 2019.

NAFA released a new Financial Management Guide for use by fleet managers, according to a Fleet Digest article. The guide can help fleet managers make sense of the figures and numbers they deal with on a daily basis.

For more news and insights, visit BSMinfo’s Field Service Tech Center.