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July 2014, Business Fleet - Cover Story

How to Use Telematics to Increase Productivity

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

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

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, highway, vehicle breakdown

March 2013, Business Fleet - Cover Story

Best Practices in Driver Hiring

<p>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.</p>

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

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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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Chris Wolski
2015 Mazda CX-5 Compact SUV

By Chris Wolski
For the 2015-MY, the CX-5 is loaded with a number of safety features, including air bags, stability control, and traction control.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Bi-Fuel CNG Pickup

By Mike Antich
I’ve driven a number of CNG vehicles over the years and I must say this was one of the most seamless bi-fuel transitions I have experienced, segueing from CNG to gasoline and back all with a simple flip of a switch — while you are driving.

2015 Ford Expedition XL Large SUV

By Paul Clinton

2014 Mazda3 Compact Sedan

By Chris Wolski

Market Trends

Mike Antich
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
The greatest factor contributing to driver distraction has been the growing use of technology — in particular smartphones — while driving; however, a new concern will soon be confronting fleet managers in the form of wearable computers.

To Green Your Fleet, You Need a Plan

By Mike Antich

Implementing a Single Strategy to Improve Driver Safety and Lower Fuel Spend

By Mike Antich

Auto Focus

Chris Brown
Why Some Residents Don’t Want car2go

By Chris Brown
A town hall meeting is a good barometer of the growing pains of a new transportation business model.

Uber for Business: Promise or Threat?

By Chris Brown
How catching a ride from a guy in his Honda Accord could change the shape of business travel.

Are Renters Exhibiting a Creeping Sense of Entitlement?

By Chris Brown

What Keeps Small Fleets up at Night?

By Chris Brown

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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…