The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Automotive Fleet – Issue

July 2014

Cover Story
The Evolution of the In-House Fleet Manager Role
By Mike Antich

Since fleet management requires working with cross-functional groups, managing millions of dollars of corporate assets, collaborating in complex technology initiatives, and is a key influencer of employee productivity, it is crucial to have a strong in-house fleet manager to coordinate and manage these activities.


2014 Fleet Hall of Fame Nominees Photo by Vince Taroc.

By Lauren Fletcher

Automotive Fleet magazine and the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) are proud to announce the 2014 nominees for the Fleet Hall of Fame.

18 Nominees Vie for 2014 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award

By Lauren Fletcher

The Professional Fleet Manager of the Year will be chosen in early September at the AFLA Conference.

How to Avoid Drowsy Driving Photo via Wikimedia.

By Chris Wolski

For some, going without a full eight hours of sleep is worn as a badge of honor. The consequences can be deadly, particularly for fleet drivers.

2014 Ford Fleet Advisory Board Photo courtesy of Ford.

By Staff

The 2014 meeting of the Ford Fleet Advisory Board was held at the MGM Grand in Detroit. Attendees offered their feedback on the company’s products and strategy.

Fleet Incentives

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Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2014 Mazda3 Compact Sedan

By Chris Wolski
Driving the 2014 Mazda3 was a pleasure. Clean acceleration, deft handling, and a comfortable interior, filled with plenty of storage added up to a commuting experience I looked forward to each day.

2014 Ram Power Wagon

By Chris Brown

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
To Green Your Fleet, You Need a Plan

By Mike Antich
Without establishing a plan and the policies to implement it, there will be no uniform focus to meet sustainability goals or a consistent framework to maintain compliance with these goals in terms of asset acquisition, fuel consumption, and vehicle operations and maintenance.

Implementing a Single Strategy to Improve Driver Safety and Lower Fuel Spend

By Mike Antich

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In Memoriam: Coach's Insights

Ed Bobit
Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

By Ed Bobit
A lot has changed in the past 10-15 years, so we can only imagine this momentum will continue into the next decade-plus. How will this change impact the fleet manager of tomorrow?

Managing a Car vs. Work Truck Fleet

By Ed Bobit

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Auto Fleet - December 2013

Here are the Highlights

  • 2014 Ford Fusion Wins Fourth Consecutive Car of the Year Award
  • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Honored as Truck of the Year
    And much more…