Pre-Check: AI in fleet management today

March 22, 2024
McLeod Software’s VP of growth and special projects, Doug Schrier, talks with FleetOwner about growing AI solutions for fleet management.

For fleet executives uncertain about what AI tools can do to improve operations, and which vendors to rely on, you don’t want to “sit and wait,” suggests Doug Schrier, VP of growth and special projects, McLeod Software, or “you'll be playing catch-up.” But you don’t have to make a huge bet on unknown technology or partners, either.

FleetOwner’s Kevin Jones sat down with Schrier for a few minutes following McLeod’s first-ever AI Conference, held in the company’s Birmingham, Alabama, headquarters conference center.

“You don't necessarily want to be on the cutting edge—you don't know the risks around the company that you're investing in,” Schrier added. “It’s time to start looking at what the use cases are within your fleet and to invest when the solutions are ready.

“The sooner you join, and understand how it will apply to your fleet, the better off you will be. You don't have to make large investments today.”

See the full interview.

McLeod Software’s VP of growth and special projects, Dough Schrier, talks with FleetOwner about growing AI solutions for fleet management.
About the Author

Kevin Jones | Editor

Kevin has served as editor-in-chief of Trailer/Body Builders magazine since 2017—just the third editor in the magazine’s 60 years. He is also editorial director for Endeavor Business Media’s Commercial Vehicle group, which includes FleetOwner, Bulk Transporter, Refrigerated Transporter, American Trucker, and Fleet Maintenance magazines and websites.

Working from Little Rock, Kevin has covered trucking and manufacturing for 15 years. His writing and commentary about the trucking industry and, previously, business and government, has been recognized with numerous state, regional, and national journalism awards.

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