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January 2008, Business Fleet - Feature

Can Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Work for Your Fleet?

The GEM model eS features six 12-volt flooded electrolyte batteries for a range of up to 30 miles on a charge and a 39" x 48" bed with a 330-pound cargo capacity.

By Chris Brown, Mike Guardabascio

With environmental benefits, low operating costs and flexibility of use, NEVs could offer a viable alternative in your fleet. Yet there is much to consider before taking the leap to fully battery-powered vehicles.

Tags: Green, Fleet Management, Nevs, neighborhood electric vehicles, Global Electric Motorcars, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 2007, Business Fleet - Feature

Thinking Electric?

By Daryl Lubinsky

For on-facility or warehouse driving, neighborhood electric vehicles are available now to help you save money and the environment. Several production freeway-ready EVs are coming in the near future.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Nevs, Global Electric Motorcars, ZAP, Emissions, environmentally friendly, neighborhood electric vehicles

May 2007, Business Fleet - Feature

Benchmarking Keeps This Fleet on Track

By Daryl Lubinsky

Gem Plumbing saved 25 percent on its fleet maintenance and repair costs in five years by implementing a strict preventive maintenance program and a comprehensive system to track to it.

Tags: Benchmarking, Global Electric Motorcars, Preventive Maintenance

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Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Mid-Size Pickup

By Chris Wolski
Yes, for fleets, the Colorado is fundamentally a truck, designed for a specific, utilitarian purpose, but Chevrolet also didn’t forget the driver—hence it’s the perfect melding of form and function.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Pickup

By Mike Antich
While the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Silverado High Country will definitely appeal to the horse trailering equestrian enthusiast, the truck also has a place in the commercial fleet market, especially for tradesmen, contractors, and foremen, whose vehicles are their mobile offices used in non-severe duty applications.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van

By Paul Clinton

2015 Chevrolet Suburban Large SUV

By Stephane Babcock

Market Trends

Mike Antich
10 Factors Driving Commercial Fleet Vehicle Acquisitions

By Mike Antich
The majority of companies place new model-year orders according to set vehicle replacement parameters; however, projected improvements in economic conditions across almost all business segments bode well for 2015- and 2016-MY commercial fleet sales.

15 Factors Putting Downward Pressure on Fleet Operating Costs

By Mike Antich
For the second consecutive year, total fleet operating costs have remained flat for commercial fleets when compared to the prior year. This blog identifies the 15 factors that are putting downward pressure on fleet operating costs.

The State of the Fleet Sustainability Market

By Mike Antich

Forecast of Operating Costs for Class 3-6 Trucks in Calendar-Year 2015

By Mike Antich

Auto Focus

Chris Brown
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

By Chris Brown
Hertz will be on an accelerated buying and selling schedule in the next six months. How might that affect the market?

Assessing the Plusses and Minuses of Today’s Market

By Chris Brown

Can Leasing Work for High-Mileage Fleets?

By Chris Brown

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Business Fleet - November/December 2013

In This Issue:
Here are some of the Highlights:

  • A High-Mileage Plan
  • Spec’ing Medium-Duty Trucks for Resale
  • Keep the Faith
    And much more…