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November 21 2013 - Events

L.A. Auto Show 2013: Vans

A Nissan Cargo Van is put to use as a food truck.

The L.A. Auto Show highlighted a cross section of the various vans available to fleets and consumers. Photos by Stephane Babcock, Paul Clinton, Joanne Tucker, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.

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Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Mid-Size Pickup

By Chris Wolski
Yes, for fleets, the Colorado is fundamentally a truck, designed for a specific, utilitarian purpose, but Chevrolet also didn’t forget the driver—hence it’s the perfect melding of form and function.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Pickup

By Mike Antich
While the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Silverado High Country will definitely appeal to the horse trailering equestrian enthusiast, the truck also has a place in the commercial fleet market, especially for tradesmen, contractors, and foremen, whose vehicles are their mobile offices used in non-severe duty applications.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van

By Paul Clinton

2015 Chevrolet Suburban Large SUV

By Stephane Babcock

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Ruminating About the Medium-Duty Truck Market

By Mike Antich
As we approach the start of a new calendar-year, it is inevitable that we take a look at where we’ve been and where we are going. I'll start by examining the evolution of the medium-duty truck market over the past 45 years and then identify the key trends that will influence product design in future model-years.

10 Factors Driving Commercial Fleet Vehicle Acquisitions

By Mike Antich
The majority of companies place new model-year orders according to set vehicle replacement parameters; however, projected improvements in economic conditions across almost all business segments bode well for 2015- and 2016-MY commercial fleet sales.

15 Factors Putting Downward Pressure on Fleet Operating Costs

By Mike Antich

The State of the Fleet Sustainability Market

By Mike Antich

Auto Focus

Chris Brown
Premieres and Trends at the LA Auto Show

By Chris Brown
The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show featured less green-speak and more driving excitement aimed at younger buyers. Get ready for more compact crossovers, as Mazda, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen and Scion launch brand-new models next year.

Hertz’s Earnings News: Rapid Reaction

By Chris Brown
Hertz will be on an accelerated buying and selling schedule in the next six months. How might that affect the market?

Assessing the Plusses and Minuses of Today’s Market

By Chris Brown

Can Leasing Work for High-Mileage Fleets?

By Chris Brown

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Business Fleet - January/February 2014

In This Issue:
Here are some of the Highlights:

  • Got Compliance
  • Vehicle Valuation 101
  • Cabovers Gain Popularity in Medium-Duty Truck Fleets
    And much more…