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Is it Time to Rethink How Drivers Are Paid?

With the ELD rule affecting miles driven, and drivers’ duties increasingly including more than just driving the vehicle, what can be done to more accurately and fairly reflect a driver’s workday?

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Why Buying the Cheapest Tires Could Cost You More

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.

Recouping a Better Return When Selling Fleet Vehicles

By implementing one or two new strategies — such as timing sales based on mileage or seasonality, expanding sales channels, or considering purchasing options — small fleet operators can return more money to their fleet’s bottom line.

Longer Hold Times — Lower Costs?

Running your fleet vehicles longer isn't always the most cost-effective choice.

Is the Fleet Industry Grossly Under-Estimating Personal Use Miles of Company-Provided Vehicles

If you asked fleet managers what the industry average is for personal use of company vehicles, most would say it is approximately 15-18 percent. But, is it? Most of us will agree that some drivers fudge their personal-use mileage, but no one knows by how much. There is a growing suspicion that personal-use mileage is far greater — perhaps substantially greater — than what the industry accepts as conventional wisdom.

iPhone Apps to Aid Your Fleet

Cellular phone applications, such as those offered for the iPhone, can assist with metrics tracking and vehicle monitoring.

EPA Names Idle-Reduction Systems Eligible for Federal Excise Tax Exemptions

Last year, the U.S. Congress granted an exemption from the 12-percent federal excise tax for truck idle reduction systems. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of approved idle reduction systems eligible for the federal excise tax exemption. The exemption applies to sales and installation of these systems since Oct. 4, 2008.

Open vs Closed End Leasing: Which Is Right For You?

Choosing between the two types of commercial leases involves understanding your fleet driving patterns, your internal fleet management capabilities and your appetite for risk.