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Ford Releases 2015 F-150 Engine, Towing Specs Ford has released full engine specifications and towing capabilities for its 2015 F-150 pickup, which will add two new engines and auto stop-start, the automaker announced.

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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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Driver Acceptance eBook
If you're considering a GPS vehicle tracking system for your business or public agency fleet, you probably know it's a powerful tool for controlling costs and improving fleet productivity. Yet, despite the many potential benefits, you may worry about a backlash from drivers who don't understand the advantages of these systems.
Four Pillars of Efficient Fleet Utilization
The result of a well-utilized fleet is not only boosted productivity and decreased costs, but also increased profitability which is the real value of doing more with less.
The Value of Money
This whitepaper covers financial considerations for managers of large fleets when weighing fleet card options.
Improving the ROI of Driver Safety: Best Practices for Driver Risk Management and Fostering a Culture of Driver Safety
What do businesses need to know to proactively address driver risk and safety issues? How do they connect the dots between all the available driver data to better understand their level of risk? And what programs can they put in place to foster safe driving behaviors and create a culture of safety in their organizations?
How to Introduce GPS Tracking to Your Employees
Fleet Managers across the country are quickly turning to GPS tracking software for all of the benefits the technology offers, but many of them don’t know how to introduce the program to their employees.
Fleet Metrics Decoded: How to Measure Your Fleet & Identify Ways to Save Money & Improve Service
Your fleet metrics tell the story of your fleet’s efficiency. But how do you interpret your fleet metrics so you can make decisions and reduce costs?
Traffic Violations are on the Rise: How Fleets Can Prepare
Fuel, insurance, preventive maintenance and repairs are generally accepted as standard operating costs for fleets. What about vehicle-issued violations, such as parking, toll and photo enforcement tickets?
Saving Through Sustainability Initiatives
Initiatives to increase the sustainability of an organization's fleet should always be considered when a fleet manager is tasked with finding ways to save money. However, sustainability relies on a number of components that sometimes complicates the equation.
Executive Report: How to Use GPS to Measure a Quality Stop
The next step in using GPS tracking technology is to manage miles, fuel and customer activity together to achieve greater net profit per visit. This white paper covers the key performance indicators fleet managers should track and gives a step-by-step plan for using these metrics to reduce costs and improve driver productivity.
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How to Make the Business Case for GPS Tracking

7/15/2014

As a fleet manager, you may be sold on benefits of GPS fleet tracking solutions. Now you need to pitch the software to upper management.  This webinar will show you how to build the business case for GPS tracking and then present the case to your peers or upper management. Hear from the controller of a large warehouse distributor who made the case for GPS fleet tracking and is now reaping the benefits. 

Fleet Telematics: Making the Big Picture Easier to See

6/24/2014

Implementing telematics can mean an overload of data points. CarChip Connect from Davis Instruments helps you to connect those data points with your fleet’s safety, efficiency, maintenance and ROI goals. Our job is to make your job easier!

The Fleet Manager's Handbook

6/17/2014

Join us for an overview of fleet managers' common concerns, with a focus on cost savings, operational efficiencies, and the latest technologies.

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7/22/2014 - 7/23/2014

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Green Fleet Conference 2014
10/29/2014 - 10/30/2014

The annual Green Fleet Conference connects fleet managers from both the public and private sectors who want to learn more about greening strategies and technologies.

Natural Gas Vehicle Conference and Expo
11/11/2014 - 11/14/2014

The NGV Conference and Expo is the largest event focusing on natural gas vehicles in North America. The event is put on by NGVAmerica. For more information, visit the event website here.

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Business Fleet Magazine - September/October 2013

In This Issue:
Here are some of the Highlights:

  • Latest Upfits for new Cargo Vans
  • Making the Case for In-House Maintenance
  • What to Do (And Not To Do) After a Highway Breakdown
    And much more…

  • BLOG

    Driving Notes

    Chris Wolski
    2014 Mazda3 Compact Sedan

    By Chris Wolski
    Driving the 2014 Mazda3 was a pleasure. Clean acceleration, deft handling, and a comfortable interior, filled with plenty of storage added up to a commuting experience I looked forward to each day.

    2014 Ram Power Wagon

    By Chris Brown
    Trying to find a place to test the Ram Power Wagon’s true capabilities is no easy task — unless you happen upon another truck in distress.

    2015 Ford Transit Van

    By Stephane Babcock

    2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi

    By Stephane Babcock

    Market Trends

    Mike Antich
    Implementing a Single Strategy to Improve Driver Safety and Lower Fuel Spend

    By Mike Antich
    Driver safety and the reduction of fuel consumption are not mutually exclusive goals. There are many similarities between fuel-efficient driving techniques and safe driving techniques. In fact, there’s a direct correlation between safe driving and fuel efficiency. It’s been proven: the safer the driver, the higher the miles per gallon.

    My Remembrances of Ed Bobit

    By Mike Antich
    One of the highest compliments to someone in the auto industry is to say they have gasoline running through their veins. In Ed Bobit's case, he had "fleet" running through his veins.

    Increased Fleet Efficiency Makes Reimbursement a More Expensive Option

    By Mike Antich

    The ‘Perfect Storm’ in Rail Congestion Turns Fleet into Collateral Damage

    By Mike Antich

    Auto Focus

    Chris Brown
    Are Renters Exhibiting a Creeping Sense of Entitlement?

    By Chris Brown
    Some say this attitude is more prevalent in the millennial generation. Trend or not, your focus should be on dealing with it effectively.

    What Keeps Small Fleets up at Night?

    By Chris Brown
    Our survey of small commercial fleets reveals their top pain points, but also shows that just a little more focus on fleet could drive big improvements.

    Chrysler First Looks and First Drives

    By Chris Brown

    Used Rental Cars: Perception Versus Reality

    By Chris Brown

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    MAGAZINE

    May 2014

    In This Issue:

    <p>The 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel SE has a 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine that produces 140 horsepower and 236 lbs.-ft. of torque. Sales of the 2014-MY Passat to commercial fleets so far have favored 55% toward the TDI model over the gasoline version. Photo credit: Vincent Taroc.</p> View article

    Diesel Reboot

    Faced with tightening corporate average fuel economy standards in the U.S., automakers have turned to a new generation of cleaner burning diesel passenger cars and SUVs to help them meet the new regulations.

    <p>Following the announcement of GM and Telogis&rsquo; partnership to provide a fleet telematics solution on GM products (l-r) Paul Loewer, commercial product manager for GM; David Lohmeier, manager of new business for OnStar; Amy Hart Phillips, VP, OEM business for Telogis; Ed Peper, U.S. VP, Fleet &amp; Commercial for GM; and Mark Wallin, VP product management for Telogis pose for posterity.</p> View article

    5 Game Changers for Work Trucks

    At NTEA's 2014 Work Truck Show, manufacturers, conversion companies and parts manufacturers introduced advances in work vehicles along with better ways to produce them.

    <p>Joe Boyd is the fleet technician for Model Coverall Service.</p> View article

    Uniform Company Grows a Uniform Fleet

    This fleet manager reduced maintenance costs by replacing a myriad of old delivery truck models with one model of step van.

    <p>Anderson Plumbing, Heating &amp; Air has added this diesel-electric hybrid Hino to its truck fleet, which gets 14 miles per gallon.</p> View article

    Wanted: Large Green Trucks

    To reduce its carbon footprint and fuel expenses, this female-owned plumbing, heating and air company has started to integrate the hybrid Hino cab-over into its service truck fleet.