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Industry News

Nine Vehicles Achieve 'Zero Fatality' Status A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concludes that a driver’s chances of dying in a crash in a late-model vehicle have dropped by more than a third in three years.

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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
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.
Which Method is Best for Installing GPS Devices
GPS Tracking Devices: professional installation vs. self-installation
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?
WEB SEMINARS
Archive

So you want to decrease your truck operating cost?

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

11/12/2014

Get your fleet ready for the New Year by getting an inside look of what industry professionals predict will be the industry trends for 2015 and what you can do to get ready.

EVENTS
The Work Truck Show
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.

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.

Los Angeles Auto Show
11/17/2015 - 11/25/2015

The Los Angeles Auto Show typically marks the opening of automotive show season in the U.S. It takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Driving Notes

Thi Dao
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Sedan

By Thi Dao
Instead of a gauge showing RPM, the Camry Hybrid displays three states: “Charge,” “Eco,” and “Power.” I assume if you want to improve your MPG, you can try to stay in the Charge and Eco modes for a long as possible.

2015 Ram ProMaster City Compact Van

By Paul Clinton
The Ram ProMaster City benefits from a car-like ride that's enabled by a bi-link coil suspension. Ram has moved away from the leaf springs usually used in pickup trucks to give the van greater agility and better handling.

2015 Chrysler 300 Sedan

By Amy Winter

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

By Paul Clinton

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Multinational Fleet Managers Must Expand Beyond Regional Expertise

By Mike Antich
The next real challenge for many fleet managers, executives, or anyone with fleet responsibilities is going to be how to manage and take a fleet to a global platform. Executives at these companies are looking at their fleets from a global perspective.

Don't Make Your Fleet Operation Conform to the Truck

By Mike Antich
Building a truck is a complicated process. Specifying the right truck requires hundreds of decisions and choices – and each choice potentially impacts another. The tricky part is finding the balance between over-spec’ing and under-spec’ing a vehicle, each with its own unique set of consequences.

Fleet Managers Must Earn Respect, Not Expect It

By Mike Antich

How to Change Senior Management's Misperceptions About Your Fleet

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
Big Government versus the Small Operator

By Chris Brown
The new rules drafted by the California Air Resources Board are designed to clean up the environment — but the expensive retrofit facing one truck driver is tough to swallow.

Confessions of a Renter — Me

By Chris Brown
Mind you, I never took the CDW to be able to play smash-up derby with a rental car, nor did I rob a bank with one. But there are stories.

Can You Imagine A World without Rental Counters?

By Chris Brown

New Calif. Diesel Regulations — Got Compliance?

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

First-Ever Electric Vehicle Cost Analysis for Fleet

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.