Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets

Fleet Financials – Issue

March 2017

Cover Story By Andy Lundin
Best Practices of an Accident Management Program

Fleets should look for a program that is transparent in what it has to offer.

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Features

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com How to Avoid Becoming a Prisoner of ‘Legacy Behavior’

By Bob Cavalli

“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

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com How to Stretch Your Fleet Dollars

By Tim C. King

What can a commercial fleet manager do to get the biggest bang from the finite dollars in an annual fleet budget? What practices or initiatives can be implemented to minimize waste or leverage programs to gain greater efficiencies?

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com. How to Deal With Arbitrary Management Edicts

By Bob Cavalli

Fleet managers often must deal with a number of so-called “vehicle experts” within the company, sometimes including those who hold senior management positions. Here’s how to deal with the unrealistic ideas they propose.

Fleet Incentives

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Technological Advances Will Put Downward Pressure on Overall Fleet Size

By Mike Antich
In the long run, technology will exert inexorable downward pressure on overall fleet size and will eliminate altogether the need for some fleet vehicles. Despite this, fleet management will survive, albeit in a smaller capacity, and, most likely, in a completely different form than what we know today.

Avoid Repeating Past Inefficiencies: Build the Truck to Match Today’s Application

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2017 Subaru Impreza

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The redesigned 2017 Impreza has been built on Subaru’s new platform that improves stability and reduces road noise and vibration. The fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive Impreza makes for a good commuter vehicle — available in either a sedan or hatchback.

2017 Mazda CX-5

By Eric Gandarilla

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Yes Virginia, There is Depreciation

By Sherb Brown
Depreciation is a necessary evil in our industry. Knowing your risks and knowing your OEM partners won’t make depreciation go away but it can make it more manageable.

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

By Sherb Brown

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In Memoriam: Coach's Insights

Ed Bobit
Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

By Ed Bobit
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?

Managing a Car vs. Work Truck Fleet

By Ed Bobit

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