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March 6, 2017

How to Avoid Becoming a Prisoner of ‘Legacy Behavior’

“But it works; it’s always worked!” Everyone, at times, becomes a slave to what has worked in the past. That’s how we’ve always done it, we say. But in a rapidly changing fleet world, legacy behavior isn’t always the best way

August 23, 2016

What’s Your Backup Plan?

Despite all leading-edge technology and bleeding-edge regulations that are being thrust upon the fleet market, there is a gaping hole in many fleet plans. What to do when a vehicle, or a whole bunch of vehicles, are suddenly not available?

March 11, 2016

Should Damaged Vehicles Be Repaired or Replaced?

After an accident or major equipment failure, fleet managers often have to make a hard decision to either repair or replace the damaged vehicle. There is no right or wrong answer, but fleets need to keep safety and the bottom line in sight.

March 7, 2016

Taking the Right Steps in Vehicle Acquisition

The process of purchasing new vehicles isn't as simple as it looks. There are best practices fleets can use to make sure they get the right vehicle for the right price.

January 21, 2014

Fleet ‘Truisms’ — That Just Aren’t True!

Fleet management is rife with “truisms,” so-called conventional pieces of wisdom, that, although well intentioned, aren’t always true. Here are some examples of such truisms about which fleet managers can, and should, be skeptical.

February 3, 2011

Why Senior Management Should Oppose Extended Vehicle Replacement Cycles

Extending replacement cycles may seem a simple, short-term solution to shrinking budgets, but factors such as increased maintenance costs, impact on driver morale, loss of fuel efficiency, and increased downtime should be considered.

November 16, 2009

Deferring Vehicle Replacements is Counter-Productive to the Intended Goal

During economic uncertainty, senior management demands expense reductions and limits capital expenditures. Since fleet is usually among the top 10 corporate capital expenditures, there is pressure to defer vehicle replacements. However, this cost-containment strategy misses the point that all fleet-related expenses, both fixed and operating, are influenced by when a vehicle is replaced. Cost reductions in acquisitions are often offset by rising costs elsewhere.

July 27, 2009

Leasing Cuts Costs for Good Samaritan Health Services

LEBANON, PA - The Good Samaritan Health System has reduced costs for its home health services by leasing new cars from Frederick Chevrolet to replace an aging fleet of autos and SUVs.

May 12, 2009

The Dangers of Extending Replacement Cycles

Vehicle replacement policy is one of the most critical aspects of fleet management. Nearly all fleet-related expenses, both fixed and operating, are influenced by when a vehicle is replaced. In a recessionary economy, senior management demands expense reductions and there is pressure to defer vehicle replacements. However, such a policy change could actually prove to be counterproductive to the intended goal.

April 17, 2009

Lockheed Martin's 'Go Green' Initiative Earns EPA Award

SAN FRANCISCO – Replacing gasoline-powered models with electric vehicles is one of the green efforts that contributed to the company being recognized by the EPA.

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