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July 2007, Business Fleet - Feature

The Green Advantage

By Chris Brown

An organization’s environmental “footprint” includes direct emissions into the air or water, electricity consumption, materials use, waste disposal and more. As media attention and public concern about climate change mount, more and more organizations are paying attention to their impact on the environment.

Tags: Green, Green Vehicles, environmentally friendly, Alternative Fuels

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Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC and C400 4MATIC

By Mike Antich
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Mercedes-Benz media event in Seattle to test drive its two new, all-wheel-drive C-Class sedan models. The 2015 models included the C300 4MATIC and the C400 4MATIC. While test driving these vehicles, I did so from the perspective of a corporate executive driver. Here's my report.

2015 Subaru Legacy Sedan

By Paul Clinton
The Subaru Legacy enters its sixth generation with the 2015 model year, and benefits from a redesign that should make it a more compelling mid-size-sedan choice in one of the most competitive automotive segments.

2015 Mazda CX-5 Compact SUV

By Chris Wolski

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Bi-Fuel CNG Pickup

By Mike Antich

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Cost-Reduction Single-Mindedness Creates Corporate Blind Spots

By Mike Antich
When corporate revenues soften, it is management's fiduciary responsibility to demand expense reductions and limit capital expenditures. Unfortunately, many fleet-related cost-reduction decisions are made for the short-term, with very little consideration on the long-term impact on the total cost of ownership (TCO). Many times senior management is more interested in the fiscal, rather than economic, consequences of their fleet-related decisions.

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

To Green Your Fleet, You Need a Plan

By Mike Antich

Auto Focus

Chris Brown
Data Metrics Expose the Small Fleet Challenge

By Chris Brown
For our readers who run small fleets, can you guess what percentage have “fleet” in their job title?

Has Consolidation Killed the Car Rental Entrepreneur?

By Chris Brown
In the midst of a new round of car rental company buyouts, the successful independent is becoming a rare commodity.

Why Some Residents Don’t Want car2go

By Chris Brown

Uber for Business: Promise or Threat?

By Chris Brown

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Business Fleet Magazine - September/October 2013

In This Issue:
Here are some of the Highlights:

  • Latest Upfits for new Cargo Vans
  • Making the Case for In-House Maintenance
  • What to Do (And Not To Do) After a Highway Breakdown
    And much more…