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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
Fleet Will Need to Reinvent Itself as a New Vision of Fleet Management Emerges

By Mike Antich
Over the past several decades, the purchasing managers of yesteryear reinvented themselves into procurement professionals whose function is now viewed as a strategic asset that provides a competitive advantage to a corporation. Can fleet management, likewise, elevate its perceived value to a corporation, especially in the eyes of its senior management? I say yes, and the timing is right to do so.

Deciphering the DNA of Award-Winning Fleet Professionals

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Volvo XC60

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 XC60 arrives as the mid-size sibling of the XC90 in a stylish update that includes a bevy of new safety features, infotainment tech, and a well laid-out cabin.

2018 Mercedes Benz GLS450 4MATIC

By Chris Brown

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fair and Balanced

By Sherb Brown
The mainstream media may have sold out lock stock and barrel to the fringe elements but as a fleet decision maker you still have some tremendous resources that you can rely on.

New Faces in Safe Places

By Sherb Brown

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Auto Focus

Chris Brown
Understanding The Fleetification of Everything

By Chris Brown
As fleet miles increase exponentially, and as new stratum of fleet enter both consumer and business use cases, the "founding fathers" who gathered at Fleet Forward in Miami last week have some work to do.

The Problem with Valuing Safety Technology

By Chris Brown

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