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Why the Wholesale Market Looks Good for Used Fleet Vehicles in 2001

Currently, we are in the midst of the traditional, seasonal downturn in the used-vehicle market, which has caused resale values to plummet. This is normal and it happens every winter, sometimes a little sooner, sometimes a little later. READ MORE

Overloading is No. 1 Cause of Truck Maintenance Problems

A disturbing, and ongoing, trend in the fleet industry is increased truck and van maintenance costs because of overloading. READ MORE

It's Time to Stop Over-Taxing Fleets

Under the current Internal Revenue code, business-use passenger cars have a class life of three years, but are assigned to a five-year property recovery class. READ MORE

Will Internet-Enabled Procurement Systems Lead to FTC Regulations

Last June 29 was a watershed date for the emerging "new" fleet management industry. On that date, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a two-day public hearing in Washington, DC, on business-to-business (B2B) Web-based procurement marketplaces because it is concerned about their anti-trust implications. (See my editorial in the June 2000 issue, page 12.) The two best examples of online procurement marketplaces in the automotive industry are Covisint and Roadsmith.com, a fleet-specific exc READ MORE

New Electronic Signature Law Will Save Fleets Money and Streamline Management

A new era dawned on June 30, 2000, when President Clinton signed into law a statute that grants electronic signatures and documents the same legal status as handwritten signatures and paper documents. READ MORE

Proposed Hours-of-Service Revision a Noble Gesture with Bad Consequences for Fleet

Who would argue against saving lives? The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is making this argument as it proposes to rewrite the law that limits a truck driver to working a 15-hour shift, which includes a maximum 10 hours daily driving time. READ MORE

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