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July 2015, Business Fleet - Cover Story

How Telematics Can Improve Fleet Safety

Jim Aleson of Vivint Solar uses his Telogis telematics system to promote safety by setting up his operations managers to receive alerts when drivers exceed 10 miles over the speed limit or brake hard. Driver coaching is a consequence. Speeding and idling are on the decline, he says.

By Tariq Kamal

Fleet managers are using telematics to promote safe driving by recording speed, harsh acceleration and harsh braking incidents, and then using the data to coach drivers.

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Safety, Driver Safety, Fleet Maintenance

March 2015, Business Fleet - Feature

Developing Budget-Friendly Driver Safety Programs

Wheelz Up, a Washington-D.C.-based auto parts delivery service, holds a safety meeting with some of its fleet drivers. Photo courtesy of Wheelz Up.

By Amy Winter

From driver training and safety meetings to one-on-one coaching and incentive programs, several small fleets share how they have developed a safety culture with their drivers - using low- to no-cost resources.

Tags: Driver Safety, Vehicle Safety, Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, Vehicle Inspection, Incentive Programs, Safety Meeting

September 2013, Business Fleet - Feature

What To Do (And Not To Do) After a Highway Breakdown

By Volvo Cars North America

Depending on the setting, there are different ways to handle the aftermath of a vehicle breakdown.

Tags: Driver Safety, National Safety Council, vehicle breakdown

October 2014, Business Fleet - WebXclusive

In-Vehicle Camera Improves Fleet’s Driver Safety, Fuel Usage

Goggin Warehousing uses in-vehicle video-based safety systems in each of its 80 fleet trucks.

By Amy Winter

By monitoring its drivers in the cab, this truck fleet saw a decrease in high-risk driving occurrences and improved fuel economy — as well as exoneration from driving incident accusations.

Tags: SmartDrive Systems, Driver Safety, In-Vehicle Video

July 2014, Business Fleet - Cover Story

How to Use Telematics to Increase Productivity

Gary McCollum of ServiceOne used his company's system to recover a stolen van in less than 25 minutes.

By Chris Brown

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.

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Productivity, Fleet Management, GPS, Vehicle Diagnostics, Driver Safety

March 2013, Business Fleet - Cover Story

Best Practices in Driver Hiring

In addition to MVR and background checks, Sure-Fire Inc., a heating and air conditioning contractor, subjects all drivers to approval from its insurance carrier.

By Joanne Tucker

When putting employees behind the wheel of your company assets, it’s important to know that you’re handing the keys to a safe driver.

Tags: Driver Safety, New Hire, Driver Training, Commercial Driver's License, Hiring, commercial motor vehicles, DOT Compliance, hiring policy

September 2012, Business Fleet - Feature

10 Steps to Building a Safe Fleet

photo: ©istockphoto.com/kysa

By Chris Wolski

Ask any fleet about safety and it will undoubtedly top the priority list. Here are 10 steps to creating a safety culture.

Tags: Accident Management, Fleet Safety, Safety Policies, Driver Safety, Accident Prevention, driver screening, Driver Training, Driver Behavior

September 2007, Business Fleet - Feature

Confessions of a Road Warrior

By Chris Brown

The day-to-day challenges of fleet driving often clash with what the safety videos say. Is there a way to get business done and be safe at the same time?

Tags: Driver Safety, Distracted Driving, Vehicle Safety

July 2007, Business Fleet - Feature

The Boomer Driving Dilemma

By Chris Brown

Retirement-age baby boomers are staying in the workforce in droves. Are you prepared to keep them in your fleet?

Tags: Driver Safety


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Market Trends

Mike Antich
The Popularity of Euro-Style Vans to Put Upward Pressure on Euro-Metric Replacement Tire Costs

By Mike Antich
Sales of Euro-style vans exceeded total sales of traditional body-on-frame vans for the first time in 2015. This is an important milestone in the evolution of the fleet van market, but the rapid market share expansion of Euro-style vans will have a near-term impact on replacement tire availability, which, in turn, will exert upward pressure on pricing.

Flat Fuel Prices Forecast to Extend Through 2016

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2016 Nissan Altima

By Paul Clinton
Nissan has given its top-selling Altima mid-size sedan a heavy refresh for 2016 for a model that has found a niche mostly among pharmaceutical fleets looking to provide their sales personnel a reliable, fuel efficient model with a bit of pizzazz.

Ram Heavy Hauling Event

By Chris Wolski

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Safety Equipment: Taking the Lead

By Sherb Brown
We bang the drum for fleet safety a lot here at Automotive Fleet. It’s an area of top concern for most of our readers and for most of the suppliers that do business with them.

It's Not Just What You Know

By Sherb Brown

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Auto Focus

Chris Brown
How Will New Lease Accounting Rules Affect Small Fleets?

By Chris Brown
The move to put lease obligations on the balance sheet brings up questions on whether the change would affect a company’s ability to borrow money, its financial statements and the accounting of closed- and open-end leases.

Why the Optimism in Car Rental?

By Chris Brown

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Business Fleet Magazine - November/December 2015

Featured Articles Include: * Driver Safety 101: Braking, Steering and Scanning the Road * 2016 Medium-Duty Truck Trends * Pest Control Fleet Manages High Mileage and Heavy Loads

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