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3-Year Lease Preferable for Sedans, Donlen Says

Fleets should lease sedans for 36 months rather than 60 months to gain a better return on their investment and keep lifecycle costs in check, according to a new analysis from Donlen Corp.

Driver Safety Remains Top Fleet Priority, Says GE Capital Fleet

More than a third of fleet managers identified driver safety as their top concern in a survey conducted by GE Capital Fleet Services. Driver safety remained the top concern over cost-savings goals and workforce productivity for the second year in a row.

The Green Fleet Price Tag

Taking a hard-numbers approach to your vehicles’ tailpipe emissions and lifecycle cost data will help you improve your ecological footprint without breaking the bank.

10 Ways to Become a Depreciation Management Pro

In North America, depreciation is generally the largest operating expense for a vehicle fleet. Fleet managers must know what depreciation is, how it is applied, and how a corporate fleet program influences this key cost driver.

Belding Named 2011 Fleet Manager of the Year

Automotive Fleet congratulates the winner of its 2011 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award, Theresa Belding of Forest Pharmaceuticals. She was recognized for optimizing vehicle replacement cycles, reducing vehicle offerings, managing daily rental spend, and decreasing fuel consumption.

Gas, Hybrid and Diesel: A Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Higher fuel prices and moderating acquisition costs have improved hybrids’ return on investment in recent years. Diesels step into the “green” spotlight with new models and strong lifecycle costs.