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Business Fleet – Issue

November 2017
Cover Story By Les Smart

ELD Compliance: What Now?


So you've selected an electronic logging device (ELD) system for your fleet. Do you have the tools you need to train your staff, modify your processes, and anticipate compliance issues?

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Features

2017 model-year vehicles over a 36-month period with an average of 20,000 miles a year. Vincentric market price is based on invoice price plus destination charge minus published fleet incentives, if any. Cost data from Oct. 2, 2017. Regular fuel calculated at $2.49. TCO Champs: Crossovers or Sedans?

By Chris Brown

As consumers and automakers continue to migrate away from sedans toward crossovers, there are no clear winners when analyzing total cost of ownership of individual models.

This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart. Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure

By Les Smart

For proper tire care, it’s also important to make sure that each tire has adequate tire tread left and to check that the sidewalls have no cuts or damage.

Departments

2018 Nissan Leaf Nissan Leaf: Back in the Game

By Tariq Kamal

Significant improvements in power, range, and in-vehicle technology could make the second-generation Leaf a contender in the growing all-electric market.

2018 Hyundai Accent Hyundai Accent: The Graduate

By Tariq Kamal

The new-for-2018 Accent gets a host of new technology and features and a stem-to-stern redesign worthy of its compact and midsize siblings.

2018 Lincoln Navigator Lincoln Navigator: Pure Luxury

By Tariq Kamal

The fourth-generation Navigator adds horsepower, towing capacity, and the latest in driving technology to up the ante in the full-size luxury SUV segment.

News

Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Transportation. How to Get Your Fleet Vehicles Winter-Ready

September 14, 2017

Here is a list of items to check — and repair if needed — to keep your fleet vehicles up-to-date on maintenance and help keep drivers safe during winter road conditions.

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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Blog

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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