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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 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
The Future of Fleet is Managing the Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

By Mike Antich
In the next decade, the term "fleet management" will soon become inadequate to fully define the scope of our industry and it will be viewed as an anachronistic label. Today's vehicle connectivity megatrend will be the catalyst of an expanded fleet business model focused on managing a new connected vehicle ecosystem. This fleet ecosystem will encompass not only the vehicle, but also the mobile workers and, more importantly, the work they performed and the tools they use.

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

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
Ready or Not, Electrification is Coming

By Sherb Brown
We’re not where we need to be with battery technology and the whole herd seems to be betting that a magical new solution will appear in time to save us all. I sure hope they are right.

Fair and Balanced

By Sherb Brown

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Auto Focus

Chris Brown
Will Cars Become Transportation Appliances?

By Chris Brown
The cars are still the stars, but this year’s L.A. Auto Show revealed an auto industry at a crossroads.

U.S. Car Rental: Sanity in the Face of Disruption

By Chris Brown

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