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Preparing Fleets for Upcoming Disruptive Changes

Observing technological impacts of other industries may provide insights into how looming changes could redefine fleets. The magnitude of the disruption will be greater than what fleets have faced before.

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Centralizing vs. Decentralizing Fleet Responsibility

A fleet manager’s main responsibility is to protect the vehicular asset base of the organization. That base typically touches the entire organization in many ways.

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Meet Ford’s Michele Bartlett

A dynamic industry and the people she gets to work with every day are just two reasons why Bartlett has spent 28 years with Ford Motor Co.

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Top Trends in Executive Fleet Management

While the way fleets define and perceive executive fleet management has changed in recent years, companies still lean heavily on preexisting methods in executive fleet management as a way to recruit and retain top talent.

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CEI's New CEO on Leadership Change

CEI sees the fleet industry entering a transformative era fueled by OEMs, fleet management companies, and suppliers focusing on technology-driven innovation to drive better results for customers.

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Warranty Recovery Costs Remain Flat for 2017

Higher acquisition prices and longer service lives are contributing to a higher total cost of ownership. An under-utilized way to manage fleet costs is to have an effective program to successfully manage warranty recovery.

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How to Analyze Your Sourcing Alternatives

Fleet managers must source a number of products and services related to the operation of a fleet of vehicles. Whether it is the vehicles themselves or programs to help service them, careful analysis of alternatives is critical.

Lori Rasmussen, president and CEO of PARS, Inc. and current WIFM Chair, speaks to attendees at the Automotive Fleet Leasing Association (AFLA) 2017 conference during a Women in Fleet Management session. Photo courtesy of AFLA.

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Women in Fleet: Intimidated No More

The Women in Fleet Management (WIFM) group has met several of the goals it sought to achieve when it started five years ago, including networking and expertise sharing.

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How to Achieve Hidden Procurement Savings

Commonly-accepted procurement best practices typically focus only on short-term savings. For most fleets this overlooks substantial hidden long-term costs and related savings opportunities.

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How Will Fleet Management Change in 2018 and Beyond?

Several fleet management experts offer their insights on several topics related to the future of fleet.

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