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Subaru WRX Named Most Ticketed Vehicle With one in three drivers receiving a traffic violation, the Subaru WRX has been named as the top ticketed vehicle, according to Insurance.com study, which looked at data from 526 vehicle models and more than 557,000 recent customers.

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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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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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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

    Stephane Babcock
    2015 Subaru Outback

    By Stephane Babcock
    The look of the new (fifth generation) Outback is a steer away from the past wagon-like look of the vehicle. It has more modern lines and a matching interior. I could see how this remodeled compact SUV could do well in rougher terrain.

    2014 Ram 2500 ProMaster Cargo Van

    By Stephane Babcock
    The inside of the ProMaster is cavernous, especially when it's empty. When I clapped my hands after jumping into the driver's seat, the sound reverberated like a bear cave. Settling into the saddle, which keeps you high above traffic after only a minor step up into the van, I was able to easily reach all the bells and whistles

    2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman EcoDiesel Pickup

    By Mike Antich

    2015 Mercedes-Benz C300/C400 4MATIC Sedans

    By Mike Antich

    Market Trends

    Mike Antich
    OEMs Improve Quality Hold Process, But More Needs to be Done to Avoid Backlogs

    By Mike Antich
    The good news is the management of quality holds by OEMs has improved tremendously in the 2014-MY. However, much more still needs to be done. As has been the case for the past several model-years, lengthening OEM quality holds continue to adversely impact fleet order-to-delivery (OTD) times by incurring added costs due to missed residual timing, repair costs to older vehicles still in service, and rental expenses

    Increased Demand Creates Backlogs at Upfitters

    By Mike Antich
    One challenge for the 2014-MY has been the increased volume of fleet vehicles going to upfitters, which has resulted in capacity issues. With the increasing demand and growth of the commercial truck/van segments, particularly among utilities and service industries, the percentage of upfitted vehicles is growing. Order-to-delivery time on large trucks keeps getting longer with upfitters. Some fleets don't place factory orders and instead purchase most their vehicle chassis from bailment pools.

    Sustainability: A Proven Way to Reduce Fleet Operating Costs

    By Mike Antich

    Cost-Reduction Single-Mindedness Creates Corporate Blind Spots

    By Mike Antich

    Auto Focus

    Chris Brown
    7 New Media Marketing Strategies from Silvercar

    By Chris Brown
    Your customers are your best salespeople. Do you know how to get them to tell other people about you?

    What Hertz Needs in a New CEO

    By Chris Brown
    With Mark Frissora’s departure, Hertz can concentrate on the future.

    Data Metrics Expose the Small Fleet Challenge

    By Chris Brown

    Has Consolidation Killed the Car Rental Entrepreneur?

    By Chris Brown

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    MAGAZINE

    September 2014

    In This Issue:

    <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.