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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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How to Avoid Stagnating as a Fleet Manager

We all, at some point and in some of our endeavors, stagnate, and fleet managers are not immune. Here are some ideas to help fleet managers keep their careers full of new and fresh ideas, and make work a good deal more satisfying.

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Meet the 2017 Fleet Executive of the Year

Caryn Helmandollar, group head of risk management for Ferguson plc was named the 2017 Fleet Executive of the Year at the 2017 AFLA Conference at the M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas.

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Meet the 2017 Fleet Visionaries

The second annual Fleet Visionary Awards were hosted at the 2017 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) Conference alongside other prestigious fleet awards.

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Operating Costs Remain Flat for Fifth Consecutive Year

Fleet operating costs remained stable in CY-2017, primarily due to the lower volatility of fuel prices. But, there is upward pressure on maintenance labor rates and higher commodity prices that will impact the cost of replacement tires.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

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