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Chevrolet, OnStar Help Kids Find Santa

Starting Dec. 24, you can follow the Santa's journey around the globe with the simple push of a button. And for each Santa location request in the U.S., a donation will be made to the American Red Cross.

Photo via HighTechDad/Flickr.


IRS Raises Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The Internal Revenue Service has increased the business mileage reimbursement rate to 54.5 cents from 53.5 cents for 2018. The new rate will go into effect on Jan. 1.

(clockwise upper l. to r.) Chevrolet's diesel Equinox, Ford's 2018 Transit van, FCA's 2018-MY ordering, and the IRS reimbursement rate


Top 10 News of 2017 on

The list of top-viewed stories included news about compact SUVs, autonomous vehicle technology, updates to the 2018 Ford Transit, and the latest acquisition by Element Fleet Management.

Photo of the 2017 Fusion Hybrid SE courtesy of Ford.


Cost of Owning Hybrids Improves with Varied Depreciation

The total cost of owning hybrid vehicles compared to their gasoline counterparts improved in 2017 with 40% of the models studied in Vincentric's annual analysis having a lower TCO, according to the firm.



Nissan Names Gleason Fleet Sales Director

Nissan North America has named Marty Gleason its director of fleet sales. Gleason comes to the role from Nissan's pre-owned and CPO division, where he was a senior manager.



PARS Ross Replaces Langness as VP of Sales and Client Relations

PARS has named Teri Ross its new VP of sales and client relations following the retirement of Terry Langness, a fleet industry veteran who will end his tenure with the company by the end of January.


Chevin Recaps Growth in 2017

Chevin recapped its growth in 2017, which was highlighted by a number of awards that waere bestowed to the company, which included the honor "Best Fleet Software Provider 2017."



Merchants Names Regional Sales Manager

Greg Williams will focus on the Chicago, Saint Louis and Kansas City markets.


MetroGistics Acquires Metro Title Services

MetroGistics Holdings has acquired a title and registration services company that services the fleet industry and auto dealers to further expand its reach as a vehicle logistics organization.



Element Names VP of Truck Sales

Melissa Belkin will be responsible for developing and implementing new business sales strategies for Element’s heavy duty trucking business.

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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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