Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets

Fleet Financials – Issue

September 2017

Cover Story By Andy Lundin
Hidden Liability Exposure of Personal-Use Vehicles

Fleets that are looking to create a solid safety policy should also consider implementing policies that support aspects of personal use.

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Features

Photo courtesy of Getty Images. How to Optimize Your Fleet Size

By Tim C. King

It’s more than costs and numbers. Analyses often focus solely on utilization. This inherently limits savings opportunities and also overlooks associated critical best practices.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images. Improving Fleet Operations Through Risk Management

By Bob Stanton

Taking a holistic approach to safety can yield positive results for fleets. Through a multi-step program, fleets can target specific areas of their operations to reduce risk for their drivers and reduce certain operational costs.

Graphic courtesy of Getty Images. Optimizing Fleet Management Through Telematics

By Eric Gandarilla

The era of fleet management prior to telematics has been described as the art of managing in the dark. The implementation of telematics into a fleet can help shine a light through that darkness through operational improvements.

Fleet Incentives

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

FleetFAQ

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Successful Fleet Managers Excel as Servant Leaders

By Mike Antich
Internal users are too often treated by some fleet managers as a captive audience that can be dictated to and shown little respect; however, it is important to remember the reason your fleet department exists is to support user departments. You are the business partner of these departments that rely upon you to provide superb customer service to help them fulfill their daily tasks.

U.S. Fleet Upfitting Industry Experiencing Uptick in Consolidation

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2018 Subaru Crosstrek

By Mike Antich
Crossovers, such as the Subaru Crosstrek, are shifting fleet buying preferences in vehicle types found on corporate selectors. Once considered an upgrade, crossovers are now found in fleets in representative ratios as the retail market.

2018 Toyota C-HR

By Amy Winter-Hercher

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Is a Full-Time Job

By Sherb Brown
The fleet management companies, the telematics providers, the upfitters, and the general service providers in our market can offer you some wonderful advice, but the only person who can really tie it all together is a fleet manager.

Size Matters

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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