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Vehicle Purchasing

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine automakers increased 5.6% to 49,464 in July with truck-based vehicles outpacing passenger cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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Future-Proofing Your Fleet

Fleet management is a complex job; it requires a little forward thinking, a little anticipation, and maybe a crystal ball to help you see the future.

Safety Equipment: Taking the Lead

We bang the drum for fleet safety a lot here at Automotive Fleet. It’s an area of top concern for most of our readers and for most of the suppliers that do business with them.

Procurement and Fleet Don't Speak the Same 'Language'

Until the emergence of strategic sourcing in the 1990s, procurement did not hold the same prominence within corporations as it does today. Nowadays, procurement plays a pivotal strategic role. Procurement is now the new engine of change in fleet management, which has resulted in dramatic changes in the fleet purchasing and supplier selection process.

Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: New Vehicle Purchasing

Government-mandated CAFE standards are exerting pressure on OEMs to develop smaller, more lightweight models and add more alt-fuel vehicles and hybrids to their lineups. Lower fuel costs will shift TCO focus to depreciation.

President Obama Extends Tax Benefit for Vehicle Purchases

President Obama has extended a tax benefit that increases small-business expensing and bonus depreciation, which would allow additional expensing for new vehicles and other equipment placed into service by the end of the year.

The Growing Divide

Americans (and fleet managers) love their trucks. Occasional spikes in oil prices aside, in most cases the American consumer and the American fleet driver want the biggest possible vehicle they can get their hands on.