The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Automotive Fleet – Issue

August 2014

Cover Story
Improving Economy to Boost 2015-MY Commercial Orders
By Mike Antich

Across-the-board improvement in business conditions, especially in the energy sector, is prompting a broad cross-section of corporations to increase their fleet order volume for MY-2015 to meet this uptick in business activity.

Features

Automated Driving Arrives Photo via istockpoto.com/000NE

By Stephane Babcock

Automakers are preparing drivers for the future driving experience by prepping current and upcoming vehicles with new safety features.

Personal-Use Charge Increases to $123 Photo via Drivingforceauto.com

By Lauren Fletcher

Fleet managers are reevaluating personal-use policies, programs, and charges and working to educate their drivers on the importance of accurate reporting.

GM's 2015-MY Fleet Preview Ed Peper, GM's U.S. vice president, Fleet and Commercial Sales, welcomes the more than 700 attendees to this year's event.

By Staff

More than 700 customers had a chance to drive more than 150 vehicles in the automaker's preview, themed "We've Got You Covered."

Ford's 2015-MY Fleet Preview The all-new aluminum F-150 was introduced with Las Vegas glitz during the Ford Fleet Preview, which was held at the Bellagio Las Vegas Hotel.

By Staff

Fleet managers had an opportunity to test drive Ford Motor Co.'s all-new MY-2015 models during ride and drive held at the Las Vegas Speedway.

Fleet Incentives

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Blog

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2015 Subaru Legacy Sedan

By Paul Clinton
The Subaru Legacy enters its sixth generation with the 2015 model year, and benefits from a redesign that should make it a more compelling mid-size-sedan choice in one of the most competitive automotive segments.

2015 Mazda CX-5 Compact SUV

By Chris Wolski

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Some Shoes Are Too Big to Fill

By Sherb Brown
Ed Bobit, or Coach, set a high bar for us all and he meant so much to so many industry professionals out there. There's no replacing the Coach, so we're not even going to try.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Are You a ‘Fireman’ or a Manager? Hint: One is a Dead-End Job

By Mike Antich
How would you characterize your job? Are you more of a “fireman,” spending your days putting out one fire after another? Or, do you devote the time to truly manage your fleet? Most of us will say we do both, but putting out fires consumes a tremendous amount of time and decreases the time invested in managing the fleet from a strategic level. At the most fundamental level, we have to ask ourselves: Are we tactical or strategic managers?

Wearable Computers will Amplify Driver Distraction

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 - September 2013

Here are the Highlights

  • The Wholesale Market Keeps the Industry Flowing
  • Finalists Vie for Fleet Manager of the Year Award
    And much more…