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Kulp's shop hands had been successfully doing vehicle repairs, though Kulp decided to hire a trained mechanic. The mechanic started at one day a week, then moved to three days, and will soon come in full time.

Making the Case for In-House Maintenance

With a fleet of only 25 vehicles, this rain gutter installation company set up a service facility in-house and is realizing a 60% reduction in maintenance expense. READ MORE

10 Challenges to Reaping Telematics Value

Adoption rates of telematics GPS tracking systems in fleet have increased exponentially in the last five years. Here’s what fleets are going through to make the plunge and get the most out of their systems. READ MORE

Guest Editorial: They Said It Would Never Pass

Gil Cygler reflects on the long journey to amend the 1989 New York state law prohibiting car rental companies to sell damage waivers and how it illustrates the power of grass-roots organization. READ MORE

7 Reasons Not to Fear the Used Car Market

You may have heard about all those lease returns coming back to the market and what they might do to residual values. It’s not as bad as you think. READ MORE

Van Envy? We’re Headed There

The release of the Nissan NV200 small commercial van represents Nissan's next step in its commercial vehicle plans. But where will it fit in the nascent cargo van wars? READ MORE

FlightCar Lawsuit Tests Regulations of New Business Models

The issue highlights the need to balance business fairness and consumer protections with the need for competition and to allow new business models to succeed. READ MORE

Roadcheck Is Now – Are You In Compliance?

More than 1,000 inspections per hour in North America are being conducted in a 72-hour period. Some small fleets may not know that the regulations covered in the inspections apply to them. READ MORE

Fleet Manager = Big Data Manager

Today's fleet manager is tasked with harnessing large amounts of data and turning the findings into actionable results. With so much technology driving so much information, the responsibility and burden are now greater than ever. READ MORE

The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

GM Goes High Touch at Fleet Preview

Amid new products such as the light-duty pickups, the 2014 Impala, the Cruze diesel and the announcement of a new small cargo van, it’s the one-on-one attention that sticks with you. READ MORE

The VW e-Golf has a 26.5Kwh battery for 115 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of torque, a top speed of 85 mph and a driving range of up to 95 miles, with 65 to 70 miles in “real-world” conditions.

How Will VW Sell 800,000 Units in America?

At its annual fleet preview, Volkswagen talked fleet sales, residual strategies, product lineup, three new turbo engines and how diesel can help your costs (but not your heart rate). READ MORE

A Coda for Coda Automotive

Coda Automotive’s bankruptcy is not surprising, though it was surprising that the company was able to play off the good intentions of the green industry for as long as it did. READ MORE

What Penske Brings to Car Rental

The new Hertz franchisee is bringing to car rental a focus on facilities and employee practices, while Penske dealerships will get a stable source of low-mileage used vehicles. READ MORE

7 Takeaways from the 2013 Car Rental Show

As I settle back at my desk, here are a few thoughts on corporate culture, ACRA, the global community, franchising, independents and a “sane” car rental market. READ MORE

10 New Things at the 2013 Car Rental Show

This year’s show is highlighted by a new hotel, an anniversary toast, some special guests and seminars for newcomers and exhibitors only. READ MORE

Addressing the Problem of Unsecured Loads

If you don’t think unsecured loads in pickups and trailers are a national problem, some new data from NHTSA, Maria Federici’s story and a disturbing video will make you think otherwise. READ MORE

Should the Public Be Scared of a Car Rental Oligopoly?

Consumers should be aware of the many forces at work that affect rental car rates. READ MORE

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Chris Brown

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Chris is the executive editor of Business Fleet Magazine and Auto Rental News. He covers all aspects of the fleet world.

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