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October 16, 2017

Q. What do you like about your current arrangement?

A. If you are undertaking a switch, you probably feel even more pressure to get it right. And, if that’s the case, don’t lose sight of what you really like about your current arrangement...

October 16, 2017

Q. The company checks all the boxes on paper. How will I know if they are culturally a good fit for us?

A. Good companies attract and keep good people. You want the account representative you work with today to still be with you tomorrow...

October 16, 2017

Q. What questions should I ask when evaluating technology solutions?

A. If you are assessing these solutions your key considerations should be...

October 16, 2017

Q. How does a fleet manager prepare for a storm?

A. Every fleet and organization is different. Some may need to move assets and workers away from threatened areas, while others, like utility or human service organizations, may send more in...

October 16, 2017

Q. How should we handle the damage to our fleet after the storm passes?

A. For any fleet, when storm-related vehicle damage occurs, it is treated like any other kind of accident. If you have an accident management program, your fleet partner should jump in...

October 16, 2017

Q. What should fleet managers do if there is a fuel shortage during a natural disaster?

A. Fleets using fuel cards should have a “storm profile” in place that anticipates the impact of fuel scarcity. Prices may be rising and stations may ration fill-ups in emergency situations...

October 16, 2017

Q. What do I need to tell my drivers before a storm?

A. When emergency protocols go into effect, drivers need to know where to go, and they also need to know what to do if they can no longer get there...

August 2, 2017

Own the Fleet, Own the Future

In the dialogue surrounding new transportation paradigms, fleets have been off the public radar until recently. Here’s what’s going on, and a way for you to participate in the conversation.

April 8, 2017

Real-World Advice on How to Excel on a Fleet Sourcing Team

To be successful on a sourcing team, you need to be open-minded about exploring all available service channels and partners. However, open-minded doesn’t mean being open-headed. You must listen and entertain new ideas, but also temper such a practice and attitude with pragmatism and knowledge.

March 13, 2017

How Small Fleets Manage Recalls

Auto manufacturers, dealers, and fleet operators weigh in on ways to hone the recall repair process.

March 13, 2017

Defining the Small Fleet Manager

Business Fleet conducted a survey and talked to several small service and vocational fleets to learn more about how they handle in-house fleet duties — and whether they outsource particular duties to a third party.

January 25, 2017

Recouping a Better Return When Selling Fleet Vehicles

By implementing one or two new strategies — such as timing sales based on mileage or seasonality, expanding sales channels, or considering purchasing options — small fleet operators can return more money to their fleet’s bottom line.

November 16, 2016

2017: Fleet Mix Will Be Paramount

Car rental companies are migrating to vehicle segments with better residual values, though not without bumps in the road.

October 3, 2016

Six Technology Trends that will Change the Trajectory of Fleet Management

The best way to answer the question of what is the future of fleet is to look outside the fleet industry.Here are six technology trends happening outside of fleet that will have a major impact on the future direction of our industry.

September 28, 2016

The Invisible Cost of Low Driver Morale

There is a direct correlation between high driver morale and high driver productivity. The converse is also true. The hidden cost of low driver morale has a direct bearing on a company’s bottom line. While low morale is an HR/management issue, and even though fleet managers do not control driver salaries, there are actions that fleets can take to help increase driver morale.

September 21, 2016

Putting GM's Commercial Link to the Test

The editorial staffs of Automotive Fleet and Business Fleet jumped feet first into telematics tracking with GM's new Commercial Link solution. The results

July 22, 2016

Telematics Unbound: Using the Untapped 50% of Your System

After realizing the basic benefits of vehicle tracking, fleet operators are starting to use telematics systems to forecast demand, track historical trends, protect against false claims, and automate hours of service.

June 8, 2016

How Car Rental Companies Are Not Like Airlines

The comparison comes up regarding consolidation and its ability to improve pricing — but it’s not apples to apples.

March 29, 2016

Open-End Versus Closed-End Leasing

For both small and large fleets, choosing the correct lease type requires consideration of costs, utilization, and remarketing scenarios.

March 9, 2016

Fleet Management? They Have No Clue

It’s all well and good that the general public doesn’t really understand fleet management — though there are a few situations it sure would help.

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