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Hey, they are taking all the fun out of owning and driving a car. And you and I are paying through the nose for it. Just ask any knowledgeable used car man what kind of residual there is for emission controls, head rests and harnesses.

(left) ARI founder, Steward C. Holman, with president Arno Neuber


ARI Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Leasing over 30,000 vehicles, ARI briefly pauses to remember their first quarter-of-a-century.


In Memoriam: Charles Beacham

Industry leader passes away


Ed Bobit: Nader Stinks. Screw Nader.

It will not take long before the majority of the fleet industry starts to say something like this. For now we are faced with the largest group of complaints since the elimination of the front vent window.


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From the story in this issue on the operation of a leading fleet dealer our casual reader might get the mistaken impression that we feel all is rosy on the dealership front. Nothing could be further from the truth.


Long Chevrolet: Leading The Way In Fleet Sales

With over 7,000 units to fleet customers, Long Chevrolet is the largest volume fleet dealership in the nation not affiliated with its own leasing company. Two reasons for success: Owner Jim Long and Director of Fleet Sales Don Fenton.


Ed Bobit: We Need Uniform Title Laws

The need for legislation of a national uniform title law is obvious. And there is now a ray of light that may lead to that end.


An Auction's Reconditioning Procedure

Operator of Vancouver Auto Auction offers 31 tips on what "cleaning cars" means in their recon center.


Electronics and Your Automobile

Miniature electronic components to add safety, economy and improved performance to cars.


New Direction At Hertz Leasing

Israel outlines expansion progress and new marketing objectives in his new role.

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Real Cost of Delivery

This whitepaper outlines and analyzes the real cost of vehicle delivery. You will be able to calculate your transport costs using the formulas provided.

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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.

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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