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Fleet Safety Video Tip: Resisting Driver Distractions One of the best ways to educate motorists about distracted driving is to let them hear the personal stories of those who have been most affected by the problem. These two videos include such personal stories as well as advice on how to prevent distracted driving.

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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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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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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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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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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
Six Reasons Why Electronic Logging Can Benefit Your Business
This eBook will focus on six reasons why fleets just like yours are embracing compliance changes and ultimately using them as a broad and urgent opportunity for fleet-wide transformation.
Getting the Big Picture in Small Fleet Management
How much do you actually know about your company’s vehicles?
Like Kind Exchange (LKE) Programs: A Case Study in Cash Flow Improvement
If you’re a Fleet owner, you can dramatically improve your cash flow by implementing a proven tax strategy called a Like Kind Exchange (LKE) Program.
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.
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.
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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.

EVENTS
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.

NTEA 2015
3/4/2015 - 3/6/2015

The Work Truck Show 2015
March 4–6, 2015
Educational programming, including the Green Truck Summit, begins March 3
Indianapolis, Ind.

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Business Fleet - January/February 2014

In This Issue:
Here are some of the Highlights:

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

  • BLOG

    Driving Notes

    Mike Antich
    2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman EcoDiesel Pickup

    By Mike Antich
    The 2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4x2 is a no-frills, utilitarian work truck with hand-cranked windows, manually adjusted seats, hand-adjusted driver- and passenger-side mirrors, and manual door locks.

    2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC, C400 4MATIC Sedans

    By Mike Antich
    I recently had the opportunity to attend a Mercedes-Benz media event to test drive its two new, all-wheel-drive C-Class sedan models. The 2015 models included the C300 4MATIC and the C400 4MATIC. I tested these vehicles from the perspective of a corporate executive driver.

    2015 Subaru Legacy Sedan

    By Paul Clinton

    2015 Mazda CX-5 Compact SUV

    By Chris Wolski

    Market Trends

    Mike Antich
    Cost-Reduction Single-Mindedness Creates Corporate Blind Spots

    By Mike Antich
    When corporate revenues soften, it is management's fiduciary responsibility to demand expense reductions and limit capital expenditures. Unfortunately, many fleet-related cost-reduction decisions are made for the short-term, with very little consideration on the long-term impact on the total cost of ownership (TCO). Many times senior management is more interested in the fiscal, rather than economic, consequences of their fleet-related decisions.

    Are You a ‘Fireman’ or a Manager? Hint: One is a Dead-End Job

    By Mike Antich
    How would you characterize your job? Are you more of a “fireman,” spending your days putting out one fire after another? Or, do you devote the time to truly manage your fleet? Most of us will say we do both, but putting out fires consumes a tremendous amount of time and decreases the time invested in managing the fleet from a strategic level. At the most fundamental level, we have to ask ourselves: Are we tactical or strategic managers?

    Wearable Computers will Amplify Driver Distraction

    By Mike Antich

    To Green Your Fleet, You Need a Plan

    By Mike Antich

    Auto Focus

    Chris Brown
    Data Metrics Expose the Small Fleet Challenge

    By Chris Brown
    For our readers who run small fleets, can you guess what percentage have “fleet” in their job title?

    Has Consolidation Killed the Car Rental Entrepreneur?

    By Chris Brown
    In the midst of a new round of car rental company buyouts, the successful independent is becoming a rare commodity.

    Why Some Residents Don’t Want car2go

    By Chris Brown

    Uber for Business: Promise or Threat?

    By Chris Brown

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    MAGAZINE

    July 2014

    In This Issue:

    <p>Gary McCollum of ServiceOne used his company's system to recover a stolen van in less than 25 minutes.</p> View article

    How to Use Telematics to Increase Productivity

    Five fleets weigh in on how they use GPS tracking, vehicle diagnostics, electronic communication and vehicle and driver data to automate tasks and improve performance.

    <p>Photo via iStockphoto.com/RidoFranz</p> View article

    Managing Metrics to Maximize Your Investments

    Proper fleet management can help a small business save money on fuel, maintenance and other fleet-related costs. Here are some cost-saving tips for small fleet operators to consider.

    <p>Dawood Engineering's leased Ram 2500 CNG has reduced its fuel expenses by $100 to $110 per week.</p> View article

    Putting CNG to Work

    This engineering company leased a CNG-powered Ram 2500 to not only reduce fuel expenses but also to support the local natural gas industry.

    <p>One of Bailey's trucks has become a popular photo-op for Denver Broncos fans. Decorated with the Broncos colors and logo, this Kenworth truck delivers the team's equipment.</p> View article

    Fleet Chooses Full-Service Leasing Option

    This delivery service fleet opted for full-service leasing to maintain its trucks and reduce the stress of unexpected repairs.

    <p>Photo via iStockphoto.com/vertigo3D</p> View article

    Looking to the Cloud

    Before "reaching for the clouds," fleet managers should understand how this evolving technology can reduce costs and increase productivity.