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Business Fleet – Issue

September 2017
Cover Story By Amy Winter-Hercher

Hands-Free or Total Ban? Small Fleets Address Distracted Driving


These small fleet operators share how they form and manage distracted driving policies that balance safety with productivity and real-world considerations.

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Features

ELD compliance solutions require an in-cab device that interacts with the driver. The device could be a propretary display or tablet preloaded with supplier's software, an off-the-shelf tablet with software downloaded from the cloud, or an app on a smartphone. Photo courtesy of JJ Keller. ELD Compliance for Small Fleets

By Les Smart

With the rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) coming Dec. 18, small fleets have many paths to compliance — but they need to act now.

Carpe Diem Cleaning bought used police vehicles at auction to build its fleet for a more reasonable price. Photo courtesy of Carpe Diem Cleaning. Cleaning Company Stocks Fleet with Police Cruisers

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Looking to build a fleet for a reasonable price, Carpe Diem Cleaning bought used police vehicles at auction. The cruisers have been great for space and dependability, and they also make a good marketing tool.

Departments

2018 Toyota Camry Toyota Camry: Let's Just Go Crazy

By Tariq Kamal

The 2018 Toyota Camry shakes up a staid midsize sedan segment with aggressive new styling and a 300-horsepower V-6 option.

2018 Honda Accord Honda Accord: Generational Shift

By Tariq Kamal

The 10th-generation Honda Accord sheds its V-6 and two-door options and debuts a new engine and transmission lineup to propel a slightly shorter, longer, and wider sedan.

2018 Audi Q5 Audi Q5/SQ5: Ready to Ride

By Tariq Kamal

Audi’s fully redesigned Q5 and SQ5 brings serious firepower to the highly competitive compact luxury SUV segment.

Illustration courtesy of TR Wholesale Solutions Why Buying the Cheapest Tires Could Cost You More

By Jared Kugel

A tire veteran provides tips to keep in mind when shopping for a tire that would best fit your fleet's needs. It's not always about price; it's also about efficiency and mileage.

The Problem With Valuing Safety Technology

By Chris Brown

As advanced safety technologies have migrated to mainstream vehicles, retaining value for these options at resale remains an issue.

Fleet Incentives

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

FleetFAQ

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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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
U.S. Fleet Upfitting Industry Experiencing Uptick in Consolidation

By Mike Antich
The fleet industry in the United States is no stranger to acquisitions and mergers as we have witnessed with the decades long consolidation occurring among fleet leasing and management companies, automotive OEMs and their suppliers, and daily rental companies. The same holds true for the upfitting industry, which, in the first eight months of 2017, witnessed an uptick in acquisitions.

How to Control Rogue Spending in Fleet

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2018 Toyota C-HR

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The all-new Toyota C-HR enters the competitive compact SUV market with an eye-catching exterior. Toyota’s Safety Sense System comes standard; it includes safety features like pre-collision and lane-departure alerts and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

By Paul Clinton

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Is a Full-Time Job

By Sherb Brown
The fleet management companies, the telematics providers, the upfitters, and the general service providers in our market can offer you some wonderful advice, but the only person who can really tie it all together is a fleet manager.

Size Matters

By Sherb Brown

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Auto Focus

Chris Brown
A Shared Mobility Model Takes Shape for Fleets

By Chris Brown
Technology that allows cab drivers flexible access to a shared fleet is leveling the playing field for an 89-year-old taxi company.

Safety Tech: Crash Avoidance or Sensory Overload?

By Chris Brown

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