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Are We Losing Control Over Fleet Management?

Ask yourself, how much control do you really have over the following market conditions? READ MORE

Why the Federal Government Should Discourage Employee Reimbursement

Professional fleet management helps the federal government achieve its environmental objective by operating millions of well-maintained, fuel-efficient vehicles. These late-model company-provided vehicles that are on the road today help the government to reduce tailpipe emission levels and conserve gasoline. READ MORE

Is Your Employee Sales Program Leaving Money on the Table?

One skill that sets apart exceptional fleet managers is their vehicle remarketing expertise. Nowadays, emphasis is placed on fleet purchasing and not enough on remarketing. READ MORE

How to Manage a 'Reverse Expansion'

In the past 12 months, there have been a growing number of corporate downsizings and layoffs; but in today’s politically correct business environment, such terms are viewed as too harsh. READ MORE

Do Limited Choice Selectors Cultivate Driver Receptivity to Reimbursement?

In the early years of fleet, company drivers were typically given a selector allowing them to choose between a Ford, Chevrolet, or Plymouth. READ MORE

Fleet Policy is the DNA of Your Fleet

For the past several years, I have read with fascination about the human genome project, which seeks to decipher the DNA instructions that, along with environment, help to determine who we are as individuals. READ MORE

An Effective RFP is the Foundation to Creating a Successful Partnership with Your Fleet Supplier

The underlying message of this month’s cover story is that the key to negotiating an effective fleet services agreement starts with an effective request for proposal (RFP). READ MORE

Fleets Feel Vindication as NJ Acknowledges Widespread Erroneous E-ZPass Violations

The owner of a bread delivery company operating in New Jersey told New York WABCTV news of receiving 60 erroneous E-ZPass violations totaling $1,500, even though in each instance the toll booth light flashed green acknowledging payment. READ MORE

It’s Cheaper to Operate a Fleet Today Than in 1955

Fleet Costs are Up 423%, But Inflation is Up 500% READ MORE

Many Public Sector Fleets Want a Partnership With Fleet Service Providers

I have received a tremendous amount of feedback from public sector fleet managers to the Market Trends column appearing in the August 2002 issue on the need to create a partnership with fleet service providers. You will be able to read many of these comments in the letters to the editor page over the next several issues. READ MORE

Electronic Vehicle Titles Will Revolutionize Title Processing: 8 States Now Recognize E-Titles

An electronic lien and title system, or ELT, is the technology that allows vehicle titles and lien information to be transmitted electronically, much like e-mail, to and from state motor vehicle agencies and lien holders, such as financial institutions and fleet management companies. Ultimately, ELT products and services will make traditional vehicle title processing obsolete, since electronic vehicle titles can be stored, transmitted, maintained, and even corrected electronically. READ MORE

Fleets Still Experiencing Residual Effects of Sept. 11

It's nine months later and fleets are still feeling the residual aftershocks from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. READ MORE

Personalized Driver Web Pages Have the Potential to Become a Powerful New Fleet Management Tool

A future development in fleet management will be the creation of personalized Web pages for every driver in a fleet. READ MORE

Fleets Experience a Decrease in Traffic Tickets in New York and Virginia Following Sept. 11

Traffic violations in New York and Virginia, the two states most affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, have decreased in the five months following the tragedy. READ MORE

Technician Shortage May Force Increased Maintenance Outsourcing by Government & Utility Fleets

The technician shortage is not a new problem, but it is a very real one that is only getting worse as the years progress. READ MORE

Governments Consider Cutbacks in 2002 Vehicle Replacement Budgets as Tax Revenues Decline

Tax revenues have declined for many states, counties, and cities, and some governments are pondering deferment of 2003 capital expenditures to cope with the deficits. READ MORE

Fleet Incentives

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

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Author Bio

Mike Antich

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Editor and Associate Publisher

Mike Antich has covered fleet management and remarketing for more than 20 years and was inducted in the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010.

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