Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets


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December 21, 2012

Using Technology to Take Fleet to the Next Level

We live in the information age. Technology has provided access to incredible tools to do our jobs. Putting technology to its best use can take a fleet operation to the next level.

February 21, 2012

Top Fleet Maintenance Trends for 2012-2014

The price of parts is expected to rise as raw materials and manufacturing costs increase. There will continue to be ongoing upward pressure on replacement tire prices, particularly for commercial trucks. Oil drain intervals will continue to be extended, especially as OEMs migrate to the GF-5 motor oil standard, which provides better wear protection. However, two-thirds of all fleet maintenance expenses continue to be PM-related, which requires relentless monitoring of driver PM compliance.

November 22, 2011

How to Make a Quantum Leap in Driver/Employee Productivity

Cost savings is about more than simply spending less, it also doesn't require a degree in quantum physics to come up with new solutions. Here are some ideas that can help.

May 1, 2011

‘Breaking’ the Rules to Optimize Performance

Some call it thinking out of the box, pushing the envelope, or just plain breaking the rules. “Common wisdom” isn’t always the best way to keep a fleet running cost efficiently.

January 5, 2011

Park Ellis ServiceMaster Cuts Fuel Costs by 10%

TOLEDO, OHIO - Park Ellis ServiceMaster, a cleaning and disaster restoration services provider, has been able to cut costs in its operations using a fleet tracking solution.

November 22, 2010

GE Capital Fleet Services Delivers Customer Savings Through Maintenance Dealership Network

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services announced results of a recent study which shows that customers enrolled in its Maintenance Management Program realize significant repair cost savings when utilizing GE's maintenance managed network dealerships.

October 12, 2010

U.S. Bank to Provide Fleet Card Services for Express Convenience Centers

MINNEAPOLIS and APPLETON, WI - Express Convenience Centers, a division of Wisconsin-based U.S. Venture, Inc., joins U.S. Bank's nationwide network of providers.

October 5, 2010

New Webinar to Address Motor Oil and Hybrid Vehicle Concerns

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet will present a free webinar Oct. 26 to address information on the latest motor oil technologies and hybrid vehicle maintenance issues.

September 30, 2010

Kelley Fleet Services Goes International with SAB Contract

MISSION VIEJO, CA - Kelley Fleet Services' new Global Fleet Services subsidiary has been awarded a comprehensive vehicle repair and maintenance contract by the ABI subsidiary of South African Breweries Ltd, South Africa's largest brewery and beverage manufacturing and distribution company.

August 17, 2010

QEK Canada Provides Fleet Service for Olympics

QEK Global Solutions (Canada), Inc. provided fleet maintenance for the Olympic Torch Relay convoy vehicles. QEK led the team on a 45,000 km (27,961.77 miles) 106-day tour from one end of Canada to the other.

June 22, 2010

Cadillac Announces 4-Year/50K-Mile Maintenance Program

DETROIT - Cadillac announced it will provide owners of all 2011 models with frequently required maintenance services for the first four years or 50,000 miles.

June 8, 2010

55% of Vehicles Have One Under-Inflated Tire

WASHINGTON - A recent nationwide survey by the Rubber Manufacturers Association found 55 percent of vehicles have at least one under-inflated tire and only one in six vehicles has four properly inflated tires.

May 21, 2010

GM Fleet & Commercial Operations Introduces Business Bridge Tool

DETROIT - Business Bridge allows fleets the ability to integrate specific vehicle operational and maintenance data into their internal systems for further analysis.

April 9, 2010

Costco Outsources Maintenance to Kelley Fleet Services

MISSION VIEJO, CA - Kelley Fleet Services has entered an agreement to provide maintenance services for Costco Wholesale at multiple Costco distribution centers in California.

January 4, 2010

Fleet Predictions for the 2010 Calendar-Year

Barring the occurrence of unforeseen calamities beyond our control, here are my predictions as to how current fleet industry trend lines will play out in the next 12 months.

July 9, 2009

Study Says GPS Reduces Fuel Costs 22%

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Firms who have adopted GPS-enabled solutions have seen a 25-percent reduction in idle times, a 22-percent drop in daily mileage, and a 22-percent decrease in fuel costs, according to a report by the Aberdeen Group.

June 2, 2009

Volvo Announces Safe + Sound Coverage Program

ROCKLEIGH, NJ – Volvo Cars of North America, LLC announced it will offer a unique Safe + Sound Coverage Plan on all 2009 models.

May 29, 2009

Fleet Manager Releases New Book on Fleet Maintenance

ROSELAND, NJ – John Dolce, a New Jersey-based fleet manager, has released a new book edition reviewing the latest technologies and best practices used in fleet maintenance management.

April 13, 2009

Medium-Duty Operating Costs Increase in 2008-CY

Key factors that influenced medium-duty truck operating costs in 2008 were the price of diesel, increased repair costs related to new truck technologies, higher labor rates, and decreased utilization. However, fuel was the primary driver behind higher operating costs in the 2008 calendar-year.

February 3, 2009

Ford Warranty Repairs Decline in 2008

DEARBORN, MI – In the past two years alone, Ford has reduced its warranty repairs costs by $1.2 billion, according to the latest company figures.

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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