May 2012, Business Fleet - Feature
By By Tim Yopp and Mark Eckhaus
While buying used vehicles for your fleet at auto auctions may not be available to you, there are ways to use the auctions to get close-to-wholesale prices.
Tags: auction prices, online auctions, Eckhaus Fleet
January 2012, Business Fleet - Feature
By Tim Yopp and Marck Eckhaus
Are you getting the most out of your vehicle remarketing strategy? EBay Motors serves as both a classified ad site and an auction site — combing the powers of websites like AutoTrader and Manheim into one.
Tags: eBay, used cars, online auctions, Eckhaus Fleet, eBay Motors
March 2011, Business Fleet - Feature
By Chris Brown
The best fleet dealers offer fair pricing, dedicated staff and multiple options for selection, trade-in and upfitting. Does your dealership make the grade?
September 2010, Business Fleet - Feature
By Tariq Kamal
Three security industry veterans share their strategies for procuring, maintaining and keeping track of the vehicles that help keep our homes and businesses safe.
Tags: Maintenance, remarketing, GPS
May 2010, Business Fleet - Cover Story
Your next out-of-service utility truck may be worth more than you think. Check out the latest online valuation tools and alternative sales channels that could up your return on investment.
March 2010, Fleet Financials - Feature
Some are serious, some are fun, but there are a number of myths about fleet management (and fleet managers) that can skew both management’s, as well as drivers’, view of the job and the person.
Tags: fleet management
March 2010, Business Fleet - Feature
The Internet offers several avenues for small fleets to remarket out-of-service cars, trucks and vans. Here are three ways to get started.
Tags: remarketing, Auction, OPENLANE
January 2010, Fleet Financials - Feature
By Lauren Fletcher
According to industry analysts, most vehicle segments increased in vehicle depreciation in 2009 due to such factors as extended replacement cycling, shifts in the wholesale vehicle market, and higher capitalized vehicle costs.
Tags: depreciation, PHH, LeasePlan USA, resale value, GE Capital Fleet Services
January 2010, Automotive Fleet - Cover Story
By Mike Antich
Global Fleet Services is an international alliance of fleet management companies representing global regional markets. The alliance met in Spain to discuss fleet trends in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America.
Tags: Global Fleet Services, GFS
May 2009, Automotive Fleet - Feature
Many of those millions laid off during this recession’s corporate downsizings drove company cars. The process of reassigning vehicles retrieved from terminated employees can lead to errors. Here’s how to avoid them.
Tags: AmeriFleet, PARS, vehicle reassignment
August 2008, Automotive Fleet - Feature
It has been “common wisdom” to replace fleet vehicles in relatively short cycles. Rising costs, however, have led fleet managers to consider lengthening replacement
criteria. There are pros and cons to the practice.
Tags: Replacement cycle
By Jim Hallett
At the 2008 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) in Las Vegas, Jim Hallett of ADESA shared his insights on the future of the remarketing industry, in particular, the impact of technology.
Tags: remarketing, ADESA, NAAA
July 2008, Work Truck - Feature
By Joe Bohn
As the cost of truck bodies increases due to rising material costs, recycling bodies on new chassis can become more attractive. However, the cost of vehicle downtime to allow for remounting needs to be taken into account.
Tags: recycling, GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services
March 2008, Automotive Fleet - Cover Story
By Mike Antich & Lauren Colin
Most fleet vehicles are purchased by subprime buyers; however, these buyers are now finding it increasingly difficult to qualify for used-vehicle loans. The slowdown in the construction market is dampening demand for used pickups, and full-size work vans.
Tags: remarketing, Auction, resale value, guidebooks
January 2008, Business Fleet - Feature
By Dave Funston
When it's time to dispose of retired units, which vehicle prep strategies can improve resale value? Following industry basics can have a significant impact on resale prices.
Tags: resale value
January 2008, Automotive Fleet - Feature
By Paul Fortin
While hybrids can reduce fleet fuel expense, the two other major fleet expenses — maintenance/repair and depreciation — must also be considered to determine if hybrids are the answer to reducing overall fleet costs.
Tags: hybrid, Maintenance, depreciation, residual values, lifecycle costs
November 2007, Business Fleet - Feature
By David Wurster, Chris Brown
Follow these common sense strategies before the acquisition decision, during ownership and prior to resale to help you hold the line on residual values.
Tags: residual values, resale value
November 2007, Automotive Fleet - Feature
The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) 2007 Summer Roundtable featured a field of strong presenters on such topics as salvage vehicle appraisal, performance metrics, grading scale and inspections, and data mining.
Tags: IARA, remarketing
November 2006, Automotive Fleet - Feature
By Bill Bosco
The FASB and IASB have put a new leasing project on their agendas. The outcome will be the creation of one leasing standard applied
worldwide. Is this the beginning of the end of off-balance sheet accounting for fleet leases?
May 2006, Automotive Fleet - Feature
By Gage Wagoner
Through LeasePlan’s reDrive! upstream remarketing program, powered by Driveitaway, Philips Medical Systems’ fleet has increased net realization by $106,000 as of mid-February 2006, selling 159 vehicles.
By Chad Simon
Automotive Lease Guide’s Fleet Residuals model provides fleet managers with accurate used-vehicle value projections based on historical auction resale trends, seasonality depreciation rates, and incentive levels.
Tags: residual values, ALG
June 2004, Automotive Fleet - Department
The aggressive fleet incentives that manufacturers are currently offering commercial fleets present the opportunity to give serious consideration to substituting a compact SUV on a selector in lieu of a traditional intermediate-size fleet sedan, so long as it is capable of fulfilling the fleet application. When you compare lifecycle costs during a 36-month service life, a compact SUV actually has a lower monthly total cost. Interestingly, they are also less expensive at a shorter 24-month cycle.
June 2004, Automotive Fleet - Feature
By David Fern
Implementing proactive fleet policies can often produce significant cost savings in the long run. Examine every aspect of fleet operations to
uncover expense-cutting opportunities.
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