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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 Faq Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Why Competent Fleet Managers Are Terminated

By Mike Antich
Over the years, I have known many competent fleet managers. But, like salmons swimming upstream, not every promising fleet manager survives the challenges and rigors of day-to-day fleet management. It is understandable when fleet managers are fired for making expensive mistakes or when caught engaging in ethical transgressions, but, sadly, many more are terminated for circumstances that are entirely avoidable.

Forces Threaten to Change Fleet From a Career to a Stepping Stone

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Chris Brown
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

By Chris Brown
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By Mike Antich

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

By Sherb Brown
If you don’t stay on top of the latest developments in mobility, battery technology, autonomous vehicles, and telematics, you are subjecting yourself to the whims of senior management who may be making decisions based on the latest trendy news.

Fleet Management 2.0

By Sherb Brown

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Auto Focus

Chris Brown
What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

By Chris Brown
Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

Should Peer-to-Peer Renters Pay Airport Car Rental Fees?

By Chris Brown

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