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Industry News

GM Completing Safety Tech Testing Area General Motors is putting the finishing touches on one of the largest automotive safety testing areas in North America. GM has invested $12 million in the 52-acre project that will be fully functional by December.

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Leasing

Learn the latest in automotive fleet leasing management. The Leasing channel focuses on products, services, research, trends and industry insight by the leasing experts. This section also focuses on how-to’s, best practices, new leasing developments and profiles of companies in the fleet leasing industry.
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Safety & Accident

Targeted news and advice on the Safety and Risk-related issues critical to fleet management. Extensive coverage of safety news, product reviews, cost calculators, accident management, driver training and comprehensive archives.
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Remarketing

Get the expert information and research you need for fleet remarketing. Learn how to increase vehicle residuals while effectively using resale channels and lowering deprecation costs from the articles, tools and expert insight provided in this comprehensive channel.
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Fuel Management

The Fuel Management channel offers news, articles, tools and company profiles on one of the most important issues facing fleet managers. Examine the latest on managing fuel costs, trends and forecasts and learn best practices from experts in the fleet industry.
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Green Fleet

Learn from the experts at Automotive Fleet the ways fleet organizations are greening their fleets. The Green Fleet Channel brings you the latest in the reduction of fuel costs and alternative energy solutions for fleet cars and trucks.
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GPS / Telematics

The Telematics section offers news, articles and tips on the latest technology for routing your fleets as well as providing safety and security with GPS and related technology.
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Maintenance

Learn the latest on fleet vehicle maintenance from our news entries and articles. We offer product updates, maintenance cost stories, and company profiles.
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Vehicle Research

Fleet Vehicle Research channel provides all the vehicle product news in one handy section. Get the latest on what’s new from the OEMs, vehicle descriptions and specs and the latest on technology advances and more.
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USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
WEX Web Services
Read how Web Services can reduce the manual administration of fuel card programs and automate numerous repetitive tasks.
Top 5 Objections Fleet Executives Have About GPS Tracking
If you are on the fence about using a GPS fleet tracking solution in your operations, this whitepaper will explain why these objections should not hold you back from bettering your business.
Four Ways to Improve Mobile Workforce Productivity
Looking to increase productivity levels and improve compliance? This eBook will help you make a non-threatening case to to employees to be more efficient with their time.
Driver Monitoring: Myths vs. Reality
Busting three common driver risk management myths that could put your business at risk.
Getting the Big Picture in Small Fleet Management
How much do you actually know about your company’s vehicles?
Get the Most Out of GPS Tracking By Communicating the Benefits to Your Drivers
If you're considering a GPS vehicle tracking system for your business or public agency fleet, you probably know it's a powerful tool for controlling costs and improving fleet productivity. Yet, despite the many potential benefits, you may worry about a backlash from drivers who don't understand the advantages of these systems.
Fleet Metrics Decoded: How to Measure Your Fleet & Identify Ways to Save Money & Improve Service
Your fleet metrics tell the story of your fleet’s efficiency. But how do you interpret your fleet metrics so you can make decisions and reduce costs?
Traffic Violations are on the Rise: How Fleets Can Prepare
Fuel, insurance, preventive maintenance and repairs are generally accepted as standard operating costs for fleets. What about vehicle-issued violations, such as parking, toll and photo enforcement tickets?
Saving Through Sustainability Initiatives
Initiatives to increase the sustainability of an organization's fleet should always be considered when a fleet manager is tasked with finding ways to save money. However, sustainability relies on a number of components that sometimes complicates the equation.
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Archive

How to Make the Business Case for GPS Tracking

7/15/2014

As a fleet manager, you may be sold on benefits of GPS fleet tracking solutions. Now you need to pitch the software to upper management.  This webinar will show you how to build the business case for GPS tracking and then present the case to your peers or upper management. Hear from the controller of a large warehouse distributor who made the case for GPS fleet tracking and is now reaping the benefits. 

Fleet Telematics: Making the Big Picture Easier to See

6/24/2014

Implementing telematics can mean an overload of data points. CarChip Connect from Davis Instruments helps you to connect those data points with your fleet’s safety, efficiency, maintenance and ROI goals. Our job is to make your job easier!

The Fleet Manager's Handbook

6/17/2014

Join us for an overview of fleet managers' common concerns, with a focus on cost savings, operational efficiencies, and the latest technologies.

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Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Pickup

By Mike Antich
While the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Silverado High Country will definitely appeal to the horse trailering equestrian enthusiast, the truck also has a place in the commercial fleet market, especially for tradesmen, contractors, and foremen, whose vehicles are their mobile offices used in non-severe duty applications.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Depreciation: Just When You Thought it Was Safe

By Sherb Brown
The latest auction figures point out a few important trends: First, the market for certain types of vehicles is definitely getting softer. Second, there really isn't one "used-vehicle market" anymore.

Making a Real Difference

By Sherb Brown

Market Trends

Mike Antich
10 Factors Driving Commercial Fleet Vehicle Acquisitions

By Mike Antich
The majority of companies place new model-year orders according to set vehicle replacement parameters; however, projected improvements in economic conditions across almost all business segments bode well for 2015- and 2016-MY commercial fleet sales.

15 Factors Putting Downward Pressure on Fleet Operating Costs

By Mike Antich

In Memoriam: Coach's Insights

Ed Bobit
Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

By Ed Bobit
A lot has changed in the past 10-15 years, so we can only imagine this momentum will continue into the next decade-plus. How will this change impact the fleet manager of tomorrow?

Managing a Car vs. Work Truck Fleet

By Ed Bobit

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MAGAZINE

September 2014

In This Issue:

<p><em><strong>Armstrong (left) and Traphagen regularly meet and work together to ensure year-over-year reductions in fleet cost per mile, per mobile customer served.</strong></em></p> View article

Safelite's Fleet Reduces TCO, Doubles Sales

The company's fleet team strives to deliver year-over-year reductions in fleet cost per mobile customer served. Working with trusted advisors helps fleet management maximize supplier partnerships and enhance driver confidence.

<p><em><strong>Assembled in the U.S., the 2015-MY C300 4MATIC model boasts improved fuel efficiency, with lightweighting being a key contributor. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.</strong></em></p> View article

Mercedes-Benz Debuts All New 2015 C-Class Models

The C-Class is the top-selling model series for Mercedes-Benz. Two all new C-Class models will debut in MY-2015 - the C300 4MATIC with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder and C400 4MATIC with a 3.0L bi-turbo V-6.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety

With information on multiple fleet policies and procedures, The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NET)'s Guide is the first step for fleets to make an effective and successful road safety policy.

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What's the Definition of Success?

As with individuals, the meaning of success varies from fleet to fleet. While being the "best" may be the goal, creating win-win opportunities may have more long-term benefits.

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Holding the Line on Fleet Costs Still a Concern

Middle-market firms are facing rising maintenance costs while trying to control fuel spend and "fleet creep."

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6 Innovative Cost-Reduction Strategies

By now, most fleet managers know where to look to cut costs, such as reducing supplier rates, tracking fuel costs, and managing depreciation. A few other areas can provide additional, innovative cost-saving strategies.

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Making Room for Cargo?

Making a few changes to vehicle selectors and processes can ensure that all drivers have just the right size vehicle they need to get the job done.

EVENTS
Natural Gas Vehicle Conference and Expo
11/11/2014 - 11/14/2014

The NGV Conference and Expo is the largest event focusing on natural gas vehicles in North America. The event is put on by NGVAmerica. For more information, visit the event website here.

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Work Truck - November/ December 2013

In This Issue:
Here are the Highlights

  • Double Cab Now Available for Hino 195 Diesel &195h Hybrid
  • 6 Principles for Selecting Upfits with Ergonomics (and Economics) in Mind
  • How to Avoid Running a Truck Until its Wheels ‘Fall Off’
    And much more…