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Elaine celebrates the passage of the Graves Amendment that paved the way for the return of leasing in New York state in 2005. She is flanked by members of the Greater New York National Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) and New York Sen. Owen Johnson, to her left.

Remembering Elaine Litwer

On the fifth anniversary of Elaine Litwer’s death, I’m brought back to the work she did to repeal vicarious liability. But it’s also caused me to reflect on the mentors in my life. READ MORE

6 Market Predictors for 2014

In their fourth quarter conference calls, Avis Budget Group and Hertz gave an outlook on fleet costs, the used car market, fleet optimization strategies and potential acquisitions. Hertz shed light on the fallout from that excess fleet. READ MORE

6 Game Changers for Work Trucks

At NTEA’s 2014 Work Truck Show, manufacturers, conversion companies and parts manufacturers introduced advances in work vehicles along with better ways to produce them. READ MORE

The Missed Story behind RelayRides’ Suspension in New York

RelayRides must cease operations in New York State because it violated insurance law. But is it the legal gray area or the model itself that kept the service from growing? READ MORE

While depreciation might drop off a cliff and then slide gradually down as a car ages, depreciation is only one factor in the operating cost of a fleet vehicle. When all eight cost factors are calculated, including costs that increase and decrease over time, the Vincentric data shows that operating costs per year don’t move in a straight line.

Longer Hold Times — Lower Costs?

Running your fleet vehicles longer isn't always the most cost-effective choice. READ MORE

Millennials’ Views of Cars: So What?

Opinion surveys on the intentions of millennials miss the big picture of the real shifts in the way we get around. READ MORE

Why Is Mileage Up on Rental Cars?

The mileage increase on rental risk units may be the result of a different dynamic than the one that led rental companies to run up mileage during the Recession. READ MORE

Will Prepaid Reservations Catch On?

Prepaid reservations might be the new guaranteed reservations; though perfecting the model to balance customer service, utilization and profits is an enormous challenge. READ MORE

Understanding the Winter Freeze and Alt-Fuel Prices

Frigid weather has spiked demand for natural gas and raised wholesale prices. How are fleets using alt-fuels coping? READ MORE

Fleet Is No Longer a Dirty Word

The key is to understand what is meant by “fleet” — and then separate perception from reality. READ MORE

Are We Heading to Overcapacity?

Auto manufacturers are ready to pump out more cars. But are we headed toward higher incentives and lower residuals? READ MORE

My 2005 Mazda3 awaits my return on the FlightCar lot at LAX.

I Rented My Car with FlightCar

This business writer took the plunge into peer-to-peer car sharing. Was it worth it? READ MORE

7 Market Developments to Watch

So you think you’ve got 2014 all figured out? Here are seven trends in the car rental market you may not be thinking about — but should be. READ MORE

Our Hope for Advantage Rent A Car

The work for the new Advantage has just begun. READ MORE

The Silver Lining of Car Rental Consolidation

While the world concentrates on whether rental rates will rise, rates don’t rule the world. READ MORE

Greetings from the Los Angeles Auto Show

Observations on the cars, the trends, the industry and some very cool things. READ MORE

Fleet Incentives

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

FleetFAQ

Fleet Faq Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

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Terminology used in many European countries to define closed end Operating Leases where the lessor is responsible for the cost of maintenance and tires in addition to taking residual value risk.

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Chris Brown

Executive Editor

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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