Top 10 Articles of 2017 on AutomotiveFleet.com
(clockwise from l. to r.) Telematics, Element and CEI, Ford's F-250, and Enterprise Fleet Management's Adamson
Articles about telematics trends, Element Fleet Management's latest acquisition, and the nominees for fleet manager of the year were among the most popular articles on AutomotiveFleet.com.
We recently compiled the top 10 news stories of the year, and here are the top articles of the year that were posted as web exclusives or appeared in the print magazine.
Here are the top 10 for the year:
1. 2017 Fleet Management Trends: Telematics
Early in the year, we polled fleet management experts about the changing telematics landscape following the consolidation of several providers. Dan Frank, president of Wheels, Inc., said "some consolidation in the space should be positive for fleet clients."
2. Introducing Xcelerate: Element's New Fleet Management System
Element Fleet Management launched Xcelerate — its analytics-driven fleet management platform that replaced several legacy platforms acquired from PHH and GE Capital Fleet Services.
3. Interview: Why Element Purchased The CEI Group
Element purchased safety and accident management provider The CEI Group in late 2016 and elected to operate the company as a separate entity. The fleet management company retained CEI's senior leaders.
4. Enterprise Fleet Management Discusses Strategic Goals
The retirement of Steve Bloom, Enterprise Fleet Management's president, paved the way for Brice Adamson to take over the management of the business, which is an affiliate of car rental company Enterprise Holdings.
5. 2017 Fleet Management Trends: Automotive Industry
Another entry in our 2017 trends series came with a closer look at connected vehicles, alternative fuels, ride sharing, autonomous driving, and other automotive trends that could affect the fleet industry.
6. 11 Nominated for Fleet Manager of the Year
In July, we announced the finalists for the Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award, which was eventually given to John Dmochowsky, the senior global fleet manager for Mondelez International. Dmochowsky had been a finalist several times before winning.
7. State-of-the-Art Fleet Technology: Telematics
This article was part of a four-part package that looked at cutting-edge fleet technology. Integration of Big Data is a pivotal trend as fleets add telematics systems to make their drivers safer.
8. Enterprise Fleet Management's Retired President Looks Back on Growth
This article presented Steve Bloom's perspective on his years of growing Enterprise Fleet Management before retiring in 2016. Bloom was elected to the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2017.
9. Three-Quarter-Ton vs. One-Ton Pickups
So-called heavy-duty pickups provide more payload and towing capability than their half-ton siblings. We took a closer look at the differences between the two levels of these workhorse trucks.
10. Salvage Auctions Estimate Volume of Hurricane-Damaged Vehicles
We looked at the damage caused by two hurricanes in Texas and Florida and what salvage auctions were expecting in terms of volume, as well as the logistical challenges of collecting and storing the damaged vehicles.