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Gasoline Prices Fall to Nearly Six-Year Low The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen to a level not seen since the spring of 2009. It fell 2.2 cents to $2.044 for the week ending Jan. 26, according to federal data.

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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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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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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
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
Intro to Hybrid Navigation
Find out how Hybrid Navigation increases the computing power of traditional solutions by combining on-board and off-board computing capabilities.
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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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

    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
    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
    It’s easy if you try.

    New Calif. Diesel Regulations — Got Compliance?

    By Chris Brown

    Is Uber a Threat to Car Rental?

    By Chris Brown

    MAGAZINE

    December 2014

    In This Issue:

    <p>Wheelz Up owner Jeb Lopez (black pants) and his drivers pose in back of two company vans.</p> View article

    Wheelz Up Has Logistics Down

    Looking to be the "UPS of auto parts deliveries," minority-owned Wheelz Up has streamlined auto parts delivery with efficient logistics and a diversified fleet of Ford Transit and Nissan NV vans.

    <p>Silver Moon Brewing created this "pop-up pub" to expand its marketing outside of its home base of Bend, Ore.</p> View article

    How to Transform Cargo Vans into Mobile Offices

    These three small companies transformed their cargo vans into mobile offices and marketing machines to create new business opportunities.

    <p>Dave Hardy, Crown&rsquo;s fleet supervisor, (left) stands with Greg Franklin, a service manager, in front of a Crown Freightliner step van. Crown&rsquo;s fleet has reduced its daily idling time from 70 minutes per driver down to 7 minutes.</p> View article

    Anti-Idling Program Slashes Fleet’s Fuel Costs

    Implementing a company-wide anti-idling program, this uniform service has decreased its idling time from 70 minutes to 7 minutes per driver per day, resulting in serious fuel savings.