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Do You Know ‘Fleet?’ Here’s a Candid Perspective

There have always been divergent opinions on the actual role of “fleet” vs. “retail” among automakers and the industry. Here are some new observations of facts that may corrode some of the myths.

There have always been divergent opinions on the actual role of “fleet” vs. “retail” among automakers and the industry. Here are some new observations of facts that may corrode some of the myths. READ MORE

Who Has a True Appreciation for Depreciation?

No one would suggest we ignore the current egregious fuel prices. However, to mimic my personal mantra for the last 50 years, resale values continue to identify the vehicle’s most costly item. READ MORE

Do You Question Where Internal Fleet Management is Heading?

We have almost become accustomed to company outsourcing, reducing head count, technology reliance, adding responsibilities, and doing more with less. The question is, where is this leading? READ MORE

Joe Gholston in Austin, Texas.

An Enigma No More

A lot of the fleet community knows Joe Gholston, the pivotal sage at Chrysler Fleet in Detroit. I think I’ve known him for maybe 20 years and have never found anyone who doesn’t like him and respect him as I do. READ MORE

Honestly, Would You Truly Recognize Your Driver?

With so much developing technology, extended responsibilities for many fleet managers, and a general corporate “coolness” to employees’ welfare, we have empathy for the company driver. READ MORE

NAFA’S ‘New Look’ Good, But Needs More to Win!

The expressions related by NAFA members to me and to our editorial and marketing staff have been encouraging with the introduction of new innovations these past few years. Members are reluctant to be quoted or to put their opinions on paper or to e-mail them to anyone, but we keep track. READ MORE

Mobile High-Tech: Driver Convenience or Corporate Liability?

With so many new devices being integrated into cars, companies now need strict policies. The need to strike a balance between productivity and entrustment has never been more evident. READ MORE

Puzzling Thoughts On Compensation vs. Education

While I'm a distance from being called an academic, I've always felt that education is the road to professionalism; and that professionalism leads to increased compensation. There are many variables, but my recent re-review of the salary surveys that we conduct raises some interesting questions. READ MORE

Comparing the CFO With the Fleet Manager

Most of my life, and until quite recently, I have always unconsciously felt like there were many levels that separated the two positions within a company. A few weeks ago, I altered my reasoning and actually found a number of similarities between the two responsibilities. READ MORE

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Fuel Management

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

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Ed Bobit

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Former Editor & Publisher

With more than 50 years in the fleet industry, Ed Bobit, former Automotive Fleet editor and publisher, reflected on issues affecting today’s fleets in his blog. He drew insight from his own experiences in the field and offered a perspective similar to that of a sports coach guiding his players.

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