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Mercedes-Benz Rolls Out Mid-Sized Metris Van Mercedes-Benz launched its Metris mid-sized commercial van for U.S. and Canadian markets. The Metris is a re-branded version of the Vito van, which is sold globally, that has been tweaked for the North American market.

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Leasing

Learn the latest in automotive fleet leasing management. The Leasing channel focuses on products, services, research, trends and industry insight by the leasing experts. This section also focuses on how-to’s, best practices, new leasing developments and profiles of companies in the fleet leasing industry.
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Safety & Accident

Targeted news and advice on the Safety and Risk-related issues critical to fleet management. Extensive coverage of safety news, product reviews, cost calculators, accident management, driver training and comprehensive archives.
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Remarketing

Get the expert information and research you need for fleet remarketing. Learn how to increase vehicle residuals while effectively using resale channels and lowering deprecation costs from the articles, tools and expert insight provided in this comprehensive channel.
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Fuel Management

The Fuel Management channel offers news, articles, tools and company profiles on one of the most important issues facing fleet managers. Examine the latest on managing fuel costs, trends and forecasts and learn best practices from experts in the fleet industry.
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Green Fleet

Learn from the experts at Automotive Fleet the ways fleet organizations are greening their fleets. The Green Fleet Channel brings you the latest in the reduction of fuel costs and alternative energy solutions for fleet cars and trucks.
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GPS / Telematics

The Telematics section offers news, articles and tips on the latest technology for routing your fleets as well as providing safety and security with GPS and related technology.
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Maintenance

Learn the latest on fleet vehicle maintenance from our news entries and articles. We offer product updates, maintenance cost stories, and company profiles.
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Vehicle Research

Fleet Vehicle Research channel provides all the vehicle product news in one handy section. Get the latest on what’s new from the OEMs, vehicle descriptions and specs and the latest on technology advances and more.
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USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
2015 GPS Tracking Purchasing & Implementation Guide
There are many GPS fleet tracking solutions available to you in the marketplace, and you should understand that they are not all created equal.
Fleet Accountability: Using Technology to Increase Safety and Efficiency
In maintaining fleet accountability, the primary objective and greatest advantage are one and the same: knowledge.
Top 2015 Trends in Fleet Management
View this top trends for 2015 report and learn how connected intelligence for commercial vehicles will become the go-to for insight into more than just vehicles.
Better Data, Better Control: The Benefits of Closed Loop Networks
With their ability to electronically capture data, payment cards make it easy for fleet managers to track and record spend. But the type of network the card uses matters more than you might think.
Focused Fuel Cards, Drive Cost Savings, Accountability & Efficiency
Fuel spend control is paramount for the contemporary fleet manager, and the focused fuel card is the best solution for fuel-associated data capture and controls.
How to Use Telematics to Control Fleet Costs
GPS vehicle tracking systems can generate positive results in many areas, including employee productivity, driver safety, and more. What really stands out is telematics ability to lower costs.
Driver Monitoring: Myths vs. Reality
Busting three common driver risk management myths that could put your business at risk.
Getting the Big Picture in Small Fleet Management
How much do you actually know about your company’s vehicles?
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1/13/2015

This webinar will provide ways to decrease your medium-duty truck operating costs, your cents per mile and extend your vehicle's life.

Telematics – Why you may be trailing the competition

12/9/2014

During this informative Webinar we intend to outline the advantages Fleet Managers have when utilizing a fully integrated Telematics system and make a case for ROI.

What Every Fleet Needs to Know Going into 2015

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3/4/2015 - 3/6/2015

NTEA's The Work Truck Show runs from March 4-6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Educational programming, including the Green Truck Summit, begins March 3.

Fleet Technology Expo
8/24/2015 - 8/26/2015

The Fleet Technology Expo (FTX) debuts in its inaugural year to help fleets improve their operational efficiencies. The show is set for the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

North American NGV Conference & Expo
9/15/2015 - 9/18/2015

The 2015 North American NGV Conference & Expo will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

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Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2015 Chrysler 200C Mid-Size Sedan

By Mike Antich
The 2015 Chrysler 200 is all-new from the ground up and is the first mid-size sedan with a standard 9-speed automatic transmission and rotary dial electronic shifting. It offers two engine choices and an all-wheel drive model.

2015 Audi Q3 Quattro Compact SUV

By Mike Antich
The 2015 Q3 compact SUV is powered by a direct-injected 200 hp, 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces up to 207 lb.-ft. of torque. The Q3 is available both with front-wheel drive and Quattro all-wheel drive.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 Compact SUV

By Paul Clinton

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Sedan

By Thi Dao

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Procurement and Fleet Don't Speak the Same Language

By Mike Antich
Until the emergence of strategic sourcing in the 1990s, procurement did not hold the same prominence within corporations as it does today. Nowadays, procurement plays a pivotal strategic role. Procurement is now the new engine of change in fleet management, which has resulted in dramatic changes in the fleet purchasing and supplier selection process.

Tailor-Made Global Fleet Management

By Steven Shoefs
Fleet managers and tailors are both in the business of providing a service and making a profit. In global fleet management, we take a great product or service, and apply it at a global level by tailoring it to meet local conditions. There's no such thing as one-size-fits-all.

The Most Important Function of Fleet Management is Saving Lives

By Mike Antich

Fleet Operations Exist to Support User Departments, Not Vice Versa

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Rightsizing is Not the Same as Downsizing

By Lauren Fletcher
Rightsizing is used almost synonymously with downsizing; however, just look at the two words and you can immediately see that they are not the same.

What Drives You to be a Better Fleet Manager?

By Lauren Fletcher
What is your inspiration to be the great fleet managers you are? What drives you to do all you do, every day?

Rebuilding Your Confidence

By Lauren Fletcher

Can Accidents Be Eliminated Through Modern Vehicle Technology?

By Lauren Fletcher

Auto Focus

Chris Brown
Gaining Insight beyond the Quarterly Headlines

By Chris Brown
Digging deeper into the most recent public statements by Avis Budget Group and Hertz reveal direction on the market, including growing the deep-discount segment, ancillary sales drivers, Hertz’s ship-righting and Zipcar’s first franchise (you heard correctly).

Is the U.S. Heading to Calif.-like Emissions Standards?

By Chris Brown
New federal air quality rules will affect hundreds more counties across the country, and fleets are in the cross hairs. Is your area on the list?

6 Growing Transportation Problems - and Potential Solutions

By Chris Brown

Are 4x4 Pickups Worth the Extra Cost?

By Chris Brown

MAGAZINE

January 2015

In This Issue:

<p><em>SHIFT, Las Vegas-based developers of a "subscription-based mobility-on-demand car-sharing platform," implemented the Chevrolet Volt into its fleet.</em></p> View article

Which EV Models Return Favorable Ownership Costs?

With reasonable duty cycles, electric vehicles can work for fleet — and they return favorable overall ownership costs.

<p><em>According to Black Book, as of Nov. 1, 2014, the overall fleet vehicle market depreciation rate for the previous 12 months stood at 12.1%.</em></p> View article

2015 Resale Forecast For Cars, Vans and Trucks

The depreciation rate for cars is expected to outpace trucks and vans, which will be aided by strong demand from small fleet buyers.

<p>In addition to renting trucks from Enterprise Commercial Trucks, Hercules Moving &amp; Storage's fleet is made up of eight 24-foot straight trucks.</p> View article

When Renting Trucks Makes Sense

To help supplement its fleet on a seasonal basis — without purchasing more trucks — this moving company rents trucks as a more cost-effective method to gain more business during peak moving seasons.

<p>Willamette Valley Transport has converted 14 of its fleet vans to propane autogas.</p> View article

Propane Autogas Cuts Paratransit Fleet’s Fuel Costs

By converting 14 of its paratransit vans to propane bi-fuel engines, this medical transportation company has been able to save about $60,000 in fuel costs annually.