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GM’s Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 11%

In addition, General Motors fleet sales to governmental political subdivisions were up 5% in 2017. This was the first time in 25 years that commercial and government sales for GM have been greater than daily rental deliveries.



Online Bookseller Names Director of Transportation

Joshua Chamuler was named director of transportation at ThriftBooks, which is based in Seattle, Wash., and is the largest online seller of used books in the world.



Quanta Services Names Meisel VP of Fleet Management

Dave Meisel was named vice president - fleet management for Quanta Services, Inc., which is headquartered in Houston, Texas. He assumed this position in September.

Photo of Fred Diaz with the Eclipse Cross courtesy of Mitsubishi.


Mitsubishi Taps Nissan's Diaz to Head North America

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has appointed Fred Diaz to succeed Ryujiro Kobashi as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA).

Trump plan still sees limited role for federal spending to fix infrastructure. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation


Trump Infrastructure Funding Plan Faces Uphill Climb

Getting President Trump’s infrastructure plan through Congress may make the actual fixing of America’s crumbling highways (and the rest of its subpar infrastructure) a mere walk in the park, says HDT Executive Editor David Cullen in this news analysis.

Recent moves by Amazon have led some industry observers to speculate the online retailer is poised to launch its own parcel delivery service soon. Photo: Amazon


Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

Recent moves suggest Amazon, the online retail giant, is taking steps to establish its own air and land parcel delivery service.

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Ford's Subscription Service Reaches 600 Customers

About 600 customers are now using Ford's subscription service Canvas in San Francisco and Los Angeles a year after the automaker launched it as an alternative to owning or leasing a vehicle, the company announced.

The 2017 edition of AF's Fleet 500 annual magazine featured the top 300 commercial fleets.


Top Fleets, How Do You Measure Up?

For the past 57 years, Automotive Fleet has been the go-to resource for the fleet industry, working tirelessly to publish the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.


Chevin Launches Fleetwave Forms Mobile App

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a global provider of fleet management software, has unveiled its brand-new data collection app, FleetWave Forms, which boasts an advanced level of code-free customization for more than just fleet.



San Francisco Parks Department Hires Fleet Coordinator

Johnny Wong was named fleet coordinator for the Recreation and Park Department for the City and County of San Francisco.

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Case Study: The Drive To Compete

In the late 1990s, the Arizona Department of Transportation managed over 12,000 government vehicles statewide, tracking every detail and every dollar with an outdated and inefficient DOS-based PC application. See what steps they took to become one of the most competitively managed fleets in the U.S.

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Why Local, Hands-On Account Management Makes Sense for Fleets of All Sizes
Outsourced fleet management, coupled with local, hands-on account management, gives advantages beyond accountability and transparency, improving efficiencies over the lifecycle of the vehicle.
Mobility: More Than A Buzzword
The term “mobility” has always been an intricate part of fleet management, but today it has taken on a whole new meaning. Today it’s a mind-set. It’s thinking; how to get the most efficient transportation that’s needed, when it’s needed, and for exactly how long it’s needed. It doesn’t pertain to a specific lease structure, or even stop at just vehicles. Rather, mobility is a customizable plan that allows transportation to happen efficiently and easily.
Special Edition: Strategic Insights 2018 Outlook
Throughout 2017, our team of Strategic Consultants shared some note-worthy trends they were uncovering for our customers, and provided actionable insights against these trends. This infographic provides an overview of the themes that surfaced in 2017, coupled with trends Element is watching in 2018.
Expert Tips to Consider Before Starting a Motor Pool
If you are considering launching a motor pool and sharing vehicles, don't miss this report written by fleet and motor pool technology experts. Bypass costly startup mistakes!
Optimization: Turning Fleet Data Into Action
It’s common for managers of a growing fleet to experience operational redundancies, spiraling workloads and higher costs.

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