Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets

Fleet Financials – Issue

January 2018

Cover Story By Eric Gandarilla
How to Keep Fleet Accident Rates Low

Accident rates in the U.S. have been growing in recent years. Fleets now have to use best practices to tackle the increasingly difficult task of keeping their drivers safe while the roads they’re driving on become more dangerous.

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Features

Graphic courtesy of Getty Images. Preparing Fleets for Upcoming Disruptive Changes

By Tim C. King

Observing technological impacts of other industries may provide insights into how looming changes could redefine fleets. The magnitude of the disruption will be greater than what fleets have faced before.

Graphic courtesy of Getty Images. What Do Fleet Operators Think About Telematics Solutions?

By Andy Lundin

Use of GPS fleet management systems has continued to grow ever since the technology was introduced to the fleet industry.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images. ARI Pushes for Open-End Leases in Europe

By Andy Lundin

Technological advancements, as well as regulatory changes, may change the criteria of how fleets in Europe will decide between a closed-end or open-end model.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images. Centralizing vs. Decentralizing Fleet Responsibility

By Bob Stanton

A fleet manager’s main responsibility is to protect the vehicular asset base of the organization. That base typically touches the entire organization in many ways.

Fleet Incentives

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

FleetFAQ

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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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Why Competent Fleet Managers Are Terminated

By Mike Antich
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.

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

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Chris Brown
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

By Chris Brown
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By Mike Antich

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

By Sherb Brown
If you don’t stay on top of the latest developments in mobility, battery technology, autonomous vehicles, and telematics, you are subjecting yourself to the whims of senior management who may be making decisions based on the latest trendy news.

Fleet Management 2.0

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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