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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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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.

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Business Fleet - January/February 2014

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  • Got Compliance
  • Vehicle Valuation 101
  • Cabovers Gain Popularity in Medium-Duty Truck Fleets
    And much more…

  • BLOG

    Driving Notes

    Chris Wolski
    2015 Chevrolet Colorado Mid-Size Pickup

    By Chris Wolski
    Yes, for fleets, the Colorado is fundamentally a truck, designed for a specific, utilitarian purpose, but Chevrolet also didn’t forget the driver—hence it’s the perfect melding of form and function.

    2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Pickup

    By Mike Antich
    While the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Silverado High Country will definitely appeal to the horse trailering equestrian enthusiast, the truck also has a place in the commercial fleet market, especially for tradesmen, contractors, and foremen, whose vehicles are their mobile offices used in non-severe duty applications.

    2014 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van

    By Paul Clinton

    2015 Chevrolet Suburban Large SUV

    By Stephane Babcock

    Market Trends

    Mike Antich
    10 Factors Driving Commercial Fleet Vehicle Acquisitions

    By Mike Antich
    The majority of companies place new model-year orders according to set vehicle replacement parameters; however, projected improvements in economic conditions across almost all business segments bode well for 2015- and 2016-MY commercial fleet sales.

    15 Factors Putting Downward Pressure on Fleet Operating Costs

    By Mike Antich
    For the second consecutive year, total fleet operating costs have remained flat for commercial fleets when compared to the prior year. This blog identifies the 15 factors that are putting downward pressure on fleet operating costs.

    The State of the Fleet Sustainability Market

    By Mike Antich

    Forecast of Operating Costs for Class 3-6 Trucks in Calendar-Year 2015

    By Mike Antich

    Auto Focus

    Chris Brown
    Premieres and Trends at the LA Auto Show

    By Chris Brown
    The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show featured less green-speak and more driving excitement aimed at younger buyers. Get ready for more compact crossovers, as Mazda, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen and Scion launch brand-new models next year.

    Hertz’s Earnings News: Rapid Reaction

    By Chris Brown
    Hertz will be on an accelerated buying and selling schedule in the next six months. How might that affect the market?

    Assessing the Plusses and Minuses of Today’s Market

    By Chris Brown

    Can Leasing Work for High-Mileage Fleets?

    By Chris Brown

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    MAGAZINE

    September 2014

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    <p>Photos courtesy of Ford.</p> View article

    Compact Vans: A Right-Size Revolution

    With two models on the market and two on the way, compact cargo vans offer fleets functionality and versatility in a more economical package.

    <p>The upfitted 2015 Ford Transit vans feature shelving, racks and a slide-down ladder.</p> View article

    Service Fleet Adds 15 New Ford Transits

    In need of updated service vans for this 25-vehicle fleet, this small fleet owner purchased 15 brand-new Ford Transit vans to replace his E-Series vans.

    <p>Austin Gutter King runs a small fleet of light-duty trucks and vans, yet decided to set up an in-house maintenance operation. Owner Gary Kulp estimates total savings of 60% when compared to servicing off-site, with considerable time savings, as well.&nbsp;</p> View article

    In-House Versus Outsourced Maintenance

    From in-house maintenance to mobile maintenance, from national service brands to outsourced plans, small fleet operators must consider a long list of factors to decide what's best for them.

    <p>Brian Sacia, a Mammoth Cave National Park ranger, refuels one of the park's propane-powered F-250 pickup trucks.</p> View article

    National Park Adds Propane Buses, Trucks

    Partnering with a local Clean Cities coalition, Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park's propane-powered buses and pickup trucks have helped reduce its carbon footprint, as well as educate the public on the benefits of alternative fuels.