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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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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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Traffic Violations are on the Rise: How Fleets Can Prepare
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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

    Paul Clinton
    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
    Sister to the Chrysler 200, this redesigned full-size sedan maintains a family tie but has more of an elegant and modern personality. With a starting MSRP of $31,395 and 31 mpg highway fuel economy, the Chrysler 300 offers four unique trim levels (base model 300, the 300S, the 300C, 300C Platinum).

    2015 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

    By Paul Clinton

    2015 Mazda6 GT Sedan

    By Mike Antich

    Market Trends

    Mike Antich
    The Danger of Lower Fuel Prices

    By Mike Antich
    The recent drop in fuel prices has been as breathtaking as earlier run-up in prices. If sustained, these reduced fuel prices will begin to make a dent in overall fleet fuel expenditures.

    Are Ride Sharing & Car Sharing New Fleet Management Options?

    By Mike Antich
    The role of ride-sharing and car sharing services in fleet operations, is a growing topic of conversation in Europe and China. With this as a backdrop, what future role will car sharing services have in U.S. fleet operations?

    Ruminating About the Medium-Duty Truck Market

    By Mike Antich

    10 Factors Driving Commercial Fleet Vehicle Acquisitions

    By Mike Antich

    Auto Focus

    Chris Brown
    5 Predictions for Car Rental in 2015

    By Chris Brown
    Next year’s mechanics hinge on plentiful new car supply and a softening used car market.

    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

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    Assessing the Plusses and Minuses of Today’s Market

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    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.