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February 14, 2018

Why Competent Fleet Managers Are Terminated

Over the years, I have known many competent fleet managers. But, like salmons swimming upstream, not every promising fleet manager survives the challenges and rigors of day-to-day fleet management. It is understandable when fleet managers are fired for making expensive mistakes or when caught engaging in ethical transgressions, but, sadly, many more are terminated for circumstances that are entirely avoidable.

January 29, 2018

Forces Threaten to Change Fleet From a Career to a Stepping Stone

Although fleet management is a relatively new career segment, changes are percolating that threaten to transform it from a career path to a corporate stepping stone. The confluence of three fleet megatrends will be the catalyst fueling this transition.

February 8, 2017

Are You a Fleet Manager or Are You Just Managing a Fleet

Every fleet is different. Most of the service providers in our market realize this and do their best to tailor their solutions to meet the needs of today’s fleet and purchasing managers. But no one can really understand your organization’s goals better than you.

July 20, 2016

Sutton Leasing Seeking Fleet Lease Professional

Sutton Leasing is seeking an experienced automotive fleet lease professional for its Northbrook, Ill. office.

February 24, 2016

Identifying the Next Generation of Corporate Fleet Managers

Fleet management will increase in complexity with the pervasive use of technology and emphasis on data analytics. This will attract new employees with different skillsets. Despite what cynics may say, now is the best time to get into fleet management. It is at the corporate crossroads of technology, sustainability, supply chain management, and safety. Fleet will be very attractive to managers because of the exposure to these cross-functional groups and the opportunity for advancement.

September 3, 2015

The Fleet Manager Is Still Here to Stay

Fleet management will always be a critical role in any business or public entity that relies on vehicles regardless of the title of the person making the decisions.

August 6, 2015

New Category of Fleet Manager to Gain Legitimacy

For the past several decades, FMCs have employed in-house fleet managers in their fleet administration departments to manage client fleets, but were promoted from within the FMC. Now, we are starting to witness FMCs hiring traditional fleet managers. Does this make a trend? It is still too early to tell, but, what I can say is that it has caught our attention. My prediction is that this is indeed the start of a bona fide, long-term, industry trend that will accelerate in future years.

January 29, 2015

How Does Your Salary Compare to the Industry?

Every two years, Automotive Fleet conducts a salary survey of fleet managers to find out what the average salary is for the fleet manager position. See how you compare with your peers.

January 28, 2015

Fleet Industry Report Card: Submit Your Grades

Automotive Fleet's third annual 2015 Commercial Fleet Industry Report Card is a chance to help make a difference in the industry by identifying areas that require improvement.

January 1, 2015

Challenge Accepted: Changing the Pace of Fleet

A common refrain from those who are trying to market products and services to the fleet industry is that fleet managers never answer their phones.

July 14, 2014

Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

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?

April 16, 2014

NAFA Announces Private Sector CAFM Graduates

The NAFA Fleet Management Association recently announced its newest Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) graduates for 2013-2014. There were a total of 42 graduates in the group, and 22 work in the private sector.

December 21, 2012

Fleet Manager: 'Car Person' or Asset Manager?

Has the basic job of the fleet manager changed? Not really. However, the perception of what a fleet manager is certainly has evolved.

June 12, 2012

10 Mistakes When Managing Executive Fleets and How to Avoid Them

Like it or not, executive fleets are different from the rest of the fleet population, since senior decision makers receive vehicles as part of their compensation packages. Fleet managers need to handle these vehicles with kid gloves.

April 2, 2012

How to Promote Yourself & Not be a 'Self-Promoter'

Fleet managers must take advantage of opportunities to let the company know what they do and how well they do it, but without being thought of as a braggart.

September 27, 2010

How to Get Yourself Promoted

Fleet managers possess skills and experience that lend themselves quite well to greater responsibilities and career advancement. Learn how to use them to climb up the corporate ladder.

June 11, 2010

How to Avoid 5 Job-Threatening Situations

There is no such thing as an indispensable employee; fleet managers are certainly no exception. Here are five ways fleet managers lose their jobs, and what can be done to avoid these situations.

August 24, 2009

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.

May 28, 2009

Fleet Management: Stepping Stone to Career Advancement

Few management positions are better suited to moving up the career ladder. Fleet management contains all the key elements of responsibility and experience the company looks for in an up-and-coming manager.


Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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