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2017 Fleet Car of the Year: Ford Fusion

For the 2017 model year, the Ford Fusion added 20 driver-assist features, including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology, and the Ford SYNC3 Infotainment system. It is available with several hybrid options.

(L to R) Don Ross, Carolyn Kindle Betz, Bob Schurwan, Steve Bloom, Pam Nicholson, and Christine Taylor celebrate the opening of the former Fleet Operations facility in 2004. Photo: Enterprise Fleet Management

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Enterprise Fleet Management's Retired President Looks Back on Growth

Steve Bloom, retired president of Enterprise Fleet Management, reflects on the key milestones that contributed to the growth of the business that now includes more than 50 fully staffed offices across the U.S. and Canada.

(L-R) Wayne Smolda, chairman of the board for The CEI Group, introduces John Wysseier as the new president & CEO, with Claudia Smolda, chief of staff. Photo: CEI

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CEI's New President/CEO on Leadership Change

CEI sees the fleet industry entering a transformative era fueled by OEMs, fleet management companies, and suppliers focusing on technology-driven innovation to drive better results for customers.

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2017 Fleet Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Silverado is available fleet specific-packages, including the Work Truck Convenience Package, the LT Fleet Convenience Package, and the LT Fleet Plus Package.

There’s no one route to the future, yet there already are on ramps open to it.

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Which Way to the Smart Highway?

If you were asked to describe a smart highway, you might say it swiftly collects tolls. You might say it speeds the flow of goods. You might say it advances safety. You might even say it glows. And you might say, how on Earth do I merge onto this ribbon of wonder?

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Warranty Recovery Costs Remain Flat for 2017

Higher acquisition prices and longer service lives are contributing to a higher total cost of ownership. An under-utilized way to manage fleet costs is to have an effective program to successfully manage warranty recovery.

Lori Rasmussen, president and CEO of PARS, Inc. and current WIFM Chair, speaks to attendees at the Automotive Fleet Leasing Association (AFLA) 2017 conference during a Women in Fleet Management session. Photo courtesy of AFLA.

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Women in Fleet: Intimidated No More

The Women in Fleet Management (WIFM) group has met several of the goals it sought to achieve when it started five years ago, including networking and expertise sharing.

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How to Avoid Stagnating as a Fleet Manager

We all, at some point and in some of our endeavors, stagnate, and fleet managers are not immune. Here are some ideas to help fleet managers keep their careers full of new and fresh ideas, and make work a good deal more satisfying.

Fleet Visionary recipients accepting accepting their awards at the AFLA 2017 conference. Photo courtesy of AFLA.

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Meet the 2017 Fleet Visionaries

The second annual Fleet Visionary Awards were hosted at the 2017 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) Conference alongside other prestigious fleet awards.

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Operating Costs Remain Flat for Fifth Consecutive Year

Fleet operating costs remained stable in CY-2017, primarily due to the lower volatility of fuel prices. But, there is upward pressure on maintenance labor rates and higher commodity prices that will impact the cost of replacement tires.

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