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Shaun Groh from First Vehicle Services runs a maintenance check on an Eastman Chemical fleet vehicle.


Eastman Chemical's Partnership Fine-Tunes Its Fleet

Eastman Chemical selects First Vehicle Services to oversee its maintenance operations, share customer service best practices, and identify ways to increase vehicle availability within its fleet.


Vehicle Graphics Do's, Dont's, and Advice

Utilized as advertisements or mobile billboards, vehicle graphics can give fleet vehicles an identity. The pros advise not to make designs too busy or complicated, and communicate needs and requirements clearly.


Pros & Cons: Aluminum vs. FRP Van Bodies

Each material offers benefits and drawbacks. Aluminum may be less expensive, but fiberglass reinforced plywood (FRP) is sturdier. Evaluate your truck application to determine which factors matter most.


Firing Line: What Fleet Issues Keep You Up at Night?

What Fleet Issues Keep You Up at Night?


Fleet Operating Costs Increase Again in 2008

For calendar-year 2008, the year-to-date cost of fuel has increased 30 percent, the price for replacement tires rose 5-10 percent, and the cost for non-warranty maintenance services was up 5 percent.


Strange but True

Automotive Fleet has collected these “Strange but True” stories from fleet managers, drivers, and fleet management companies. Do you have a strange but true story? Something so incredible it couldn’t have been made up? Share your stories with Automotive Fleet; e-mail: [email protected]


Can Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Work for Your Fleet?

With environmental benefits, low operating costs, and application flexibility, NEVs may offer a viable alternative for your fleet. Yet there is much to consider before taking the leap to fully battery-powered vehicles.


Pros & Cons of Extending Replacement Policy

It has been “common wisdom” to replace fleet vehicles in relatively short cycles. Rising costs, however, have led fleet managers to consider lengthening replacement criteria. There are pros and cons to the practice.

MOPAR gathered fleet management representatives and automotive dealers for an interactive customer dialogue and new product presentation at its Midwest Fleet Parts and Service Forum in Chicago.


MOPAR Unveils Parts Pricing and Powertrain Programs

The National Fleet Powertrain Program provides competitive pricing at more than 750 locations nationwide. The new Parts Program assures value pricing for participating companies.


Trends in Commercial Fleet Management 2008-2010

The high cost of fuel is the No. 1 challenge facing fleets. Annual fuel cost increased, on average, $600 per vehicle from 2005-2007. In addition, other fuel-related commodities, such as replacement tires, have increased in cost.

Research and Best Practices

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Useful Whitepapers

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The 5 Financial Challenges of In-House Maintenance
Putting maintenance in the hands of an expert allows fleets to prevent breakdowns, reduce employment costs, improve CSA scores, recuce liability, and improve total cost of ownership.
Change Your Filter, Green Your Fleet
Choosing the right oil filter enables you to make a green statement and cut maintenance expenses.
Is Your Oil Filter Short Changing Your Engine's Protection?
Fleets have a choice when it comes to oil filter technology. Conventional filters are less expensive, but have several fundamental flaws, while reusable filters use better methods and materials to ensure that oil lubricates the engine effectively and efficiently and, potentially, reduce long-term cost.
Reduce Your Oil Change Costs By Up To 50%
Take a look at these seven steps for choosing the right oil and filter combination for your fleet.

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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