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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

October 2014, Business Fleet - WebXclusive

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

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

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

<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

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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Mike Antich
2015 Chrysler 200C Mid-Size Sedan

By Mike Antich
The 2015 Chrysler 200 is all-new from the ground up and is the first mid-size sedan with a standard 9-speed automatic transmission and rotary dial electronic shifting. It offers two engine choices and an all-wheel drive model.

2015 Audi Q3 Quattro Compact SUV

By Mike Antich
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 Compact SUV

By Paul Clinton

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Sedan

By Thi Dao

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Procurement and Fleet Don't Speak the Same Language

By Mike Antich
Until the emergence of strategic sourcing in the 1990s, procurement did not hold the same prominence within corporations as it does today. Nowadays, procurement plays a pivotal strategic role. Procurement is now the new engine of change in fleet management, which has resulted in dramatic changes in the fleet purchasing and supplier selection process.

Tailor-Made Global Fleet Management

By Steven Shoefs
Fleet managers and tailors are both in the business of providing a service and making a profit. In global fleet management, we take a great product or service, and apply it at a global level by tailoring it to meet local conditions. There's no such thing as one-size-fits-all.

The Most Important Function of Fleet Management is Saving Lives

By Mike Antich

Fleet Operations Exist to Support User Departments, Not Vice Versa

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
6 Growing Transportation Problems - and Potential Solutions

By Chris Brown
They may not affect car rental today, but they will. Will you be part of the solution?

Are 4x4 Pickups Worth the Extra Cost?

By Chris Brown
Fuel economy numbers, resale data and fleet use data dispel some commonly held beliefs when it comes to four-wheel drive pickups versus their two-wheel drive counterparts.

Dangerous Precedent in Airport Negotiations

By Chris Brown

Big Government versus the Small Operator

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