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Strategies

Over the past several decades, the purchasing managers of yesteryear reinvented themselves into procurement professionals whose function is now viewed as a strategic asset that provides a competitive advantage to a corporation. Can fleet management, likewise, elevate its perceived value to a corporation, especially in the eyes of its senior management? I say yes, and the timing is right to do so.

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What Fleet Managers Can Learn From a Navy SEAL

If you think being a fleet manager is stressful, try being a Navy SEAL. Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill, best known for claiming to have shot Osama bin Laden, recently wrote a new book entitled, “The Operator.”

50 Ways to Reduce Fuel Spend

Keeping fuel spend low is the No.1 challenge fleet managers face. The fluctuation in gasoline and diesel prices over the past few years has given fleet managers a sobering reality check on how quickly the price of fuel can cause operational budgets to hemorrhage.

How to Get Yourself Promoted

Fleet managers possess skills and experience that lend themselves quite well to greater responsibilities and career advancement. Learn how to use them to climb up the corporate ladder.

Mitigating Sources of‘ 'Hidden’ Liabilities

Fleet managers are uniquely skilled and positioned to raise liability issues, create and enforce policy, and take proactive steps to reduce corporate risk and improve company safety records.

Building a Safety Culture for Company Drivers

Fleet safety policy must arise from a fundamental corporate value. The most commonly cited factor in a successful fleet safety program is senior management leadership and commitment.

5 Common Mistakes in Negotiating a Fleet Lease Agreement

Fleet managers are wise to read the entire lease agreement and familiarize themselves with the terms and conditions under which they will be doing business. For it is the business side that impacts the fleet manager most.