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Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driver Scanning When drivers continually scan their surroundings, they can better anticipate hazards and maintain a space cushion around their vehicle. Here is some advice on driver scanning.

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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
Driver Monitoring: Myths vs. Reality
Busting three common driver risk management myths that could put your business at risk.
Six Reasons Why Electronic Logging Can Benefit Your Business
This eBook will focus on six reasons why fleets just like yours are embracing compliance changes and ultimately using them as a broad and urgent opportunity for fleet-wide transformation.
Getting the Big Picture in Small Fleet Management
How much do you actually know about your company’s vehicles?
Driver Acceptance eBook
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.
The Value of Money
This whitepaper covers financial considerations for managers of large fleets when weighing fleet card options.
How to Introduce GPS Tracking to Your Employees
Fleet Managers across the country are quickly turning to GPS tracking software for all of the benefits the technology offers, but many of them don’t know how to introduce the program to their employees.
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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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

Stephane Babcock
2014 Ram 2500 ProMaster Cargo Van

By Stephane Babcock
The inside of the ProMaster is cavernous, especially when it's empty. When I clapped my hands after jumping into the driver's seat, the sound reverberated like a bear cave. Settling into the saddle, which keeps you high above traffic after only a minor step up into the van, I was able to easily reach all the bells and whistles

2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman EcoDiesel Pickup

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Some Shoes Are Too Big to Fill

By Sherb Brown
Ed Bobit, or Coach, set a high bar for us all and he meant so much to so many industry professionals out there. There's no replacing the Coach, so we're not even going to try.

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Increased Demand Creates Backlogs at Upfitters

By Mike Antich
One challenge for the 2014-MY has been the increased volume of fleet vehicles going to upfitters, which has resulted in capacity issues. With the increasing demand and growth of the commercial truck/van segments, particularly among utilities and service industries, the percentage of upfitted vehicles is growing. Order-to-delivery time on large trucks keeps getting longer with upfitters. Some fleets don't place factory orders and instead purchase most their vehicle chassis from bailment pools.

Sustainability: A Proven Way to Reduce 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

July 2014

In This Issue:

<p><em><strong>Steven Anderson, CAFM, fleet manager for Sentry Insurance</strong></em></p> View article

Sentry Insurance Identifies Critical Fleet Benchmarks

A focus on customer service and maintaining key internal and external relationships has ensured that the insurance company fleet stays lean and accomplishes its goals.

<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com</strong></em></p> View article

Finding Lost Dollars in Your Fleet Budget

Fleet managers know that it's smart to focus cost-reduction efforts where the money is - depreciation and fuel. But, within these categories, there are savings that even experienced fleet managers often miss.

<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com</strong></em></p> View article

Balancing Home and Work: Remember What's Important

Communications technology continues to change at a dizzying pace. Thanks to smartphones and tablets, many fleet managers have found themselves on call 24/7. As a result, home lives can suffer. Here’s how to reach a comfortable balance.

<p><em><strong>Coca-Cola operates one of the largest food and beverage fleets in the U.S. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia images.</strong></em></p> View article

Vocational Fleets By the Numbers

Vocational fleets are everywhere, and that's not surprising. They are among the largest vehicles operators in the country, keeping the wheels of commerce, and the country as a whole, in motion.

<p><em><strong>Photo via<span class="owner-name truncate"> Lo&iuml;c Dupasquier</span>/Flickr.</strong></em></p> View article

Safety and Cost Reduction Go Hand in Hand

It is the single biggest responsibility fleet managers have — ensuring drivers, company vehicles, and the general public are safe. The good news: safety and savings aren’t mutually exclusive.

<p><em><strong>Bonsall</strong></em></p> View article

Four Finalists for 2014 Fleet Executive of the Year

Four highly qualified fleet executives have been named finalists for the prestigious award, which is exclusively sponsored by The CEI Group and will be presented at the 2014 AFLA Conference in September.

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 - September/October 2013

In This Issue:
Here are the Highlights

  • All-New Transit & Transit Connect Offer Power of Choice
  • Spec’ing Medium-Duty Trucks for Maximum Resale
  • 2014-MY Class 1-6 Trucks Deliver Something for Every Fleet
    And much more…