The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Automotive Fleet – Issue

September 2014

Cover Story
Accident Management Costs Rise 6.2 Percent
By Lauren Fletcher

From new materials to overall parts price increases, accident management costs are continuing a slow, but steady increase. Reducing preventable accidents is one way to make a direct impact on overall expenses.

Features

Chrysler 2015-MY Fleet Preview Photo by AF Staff.

By Staff

Debuting its 2015-MY lineup in a recent California regional fleet preview, the automaker highlighted both new and refreshed products. The regional preview was one of several held by the Chrysler Group.

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Blog

Driving Notes

Stephane Babcock
2014 Ram 2500 ProMaster Cargo Van

By Stephane Babcock
The inside of the ProMaster is cavernous, especially when it's empty. When I clapped my hands after jumping into the driver's seat, the sound reverberated like a bear cave. Settling into the saddle, which keeps you high above traffic after only a minor step up into the van, I was able to easily reach all the bells and whistles

2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman EcoDiesel Pickup

By Mike Antich

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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
OEMs Improve Quality Hold Process, But More Needs to be Done to Avoid Backlogs

By Mike Antich
The good news is the management of quality holds by OEMs has improved tremendously in the 2014-MY. However, much more still needs to be done. As has been the case for the past several model-years, lengthening OEM quality holds continue to adversely impact fleet order-to-delivery (OTD) times by incurring added costs due to missed residual timing, repair costs to older vehicles still in service, and rental expenses

Increased Demand Creates Backlogs at Upfitters

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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Government Fleet - january/February 2014

In This Issue
Here are some of the Highlights:

  • How Is the Improving Economy Affecting Fleets?
  • Telematics By the Numbers
  • Public Fleet Summits Connect Regional Fleets
    And much more…