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A top auto company official told me that when he was recently driving through Georgia he was stopped for allegedly exceeding the speed limit. He was given a “pass” when he convinced the officers that his car was equipped with a certified speedometer.

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Avis, Inc. Purchased By N.Y. Banking Firm

Controlling interest in Avis, Inc., the nation's sec­ond largest car rental firm, has been bought by Lazard Freres and Co., New York investment bankers.

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The Problem of Replacement Timing, Car Condition Factors To Be Considered

While there never has been a clear answer to the question of when to trade an auto, the question is now more bothersome for the fleet man than ever before. The villain, of course, is depreciation.

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Fleet users soon may reap some tax benefits as the result of pending action in Washington.

Stapleton uses car schedule board to maintain up to the minute check on availability of firm's vehicles.

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Car Care a Must With Livery Firm

Keeping up the appearance of its cars is a major problem at Thorne Anderson Livery Service in Chi­cago.

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To lease or own. This problem has perplexed fleet men ever since cars were first used for business purposes.

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PHH Reports On Gasoline Mileage

According to the company, the typical fleet car to­day is averaging 14.6 miles per gallon of gasoline, compared with 14.4 miles per gallon in 1958 and 14.3 m.p.g. in 1959.

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Last month Automotive Fleet reported the decision of the Chicago Police Department to drop compact cars as police vehicles. Several readers questioned our treatment of the story, contending that it lacked interpretation. Interpretation will come in later issues of Automotive Fleet — as it has before. Disagreement will come in this column.

Plymouth XNR

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Dream Cars Are Coming: Engineering Breakthroughs Pave the Way

Cars that run 100,000 miles without a ma­jor repair, are powered by several revolu­tionary types of automotive propulsion-from jet to chemical-and never need an oil change or grease job.

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The new cars by Chevrolet, Ford and Mercury have set off a fuss over their designation. Ford Motor Co. likes to assert its new cars embody a “new concept” — right between the compact and the standard car.

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