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Fleet Managers' Salaries Continue to Rise Fleet manager salaries were on the rise in 2014, overall, with 32 percent of fleet managers earning more than $100,000 – up from 21 percent in 2012 and 17 percent in 2008. Additionally, 10 percent of fleet managers earned between $70,001 and $75,000 per year. Source: Data from AF Research Dept.

By Lauren Fletcher

Salaries remain on the rise, overall, with fleet managers' on-the-job happiness commensurate with their pay.

How the Demise of AT&T's 2G Impacts Fleets The sunsetting of AT&T’s 2G network may bring short-term headaches for fleet managers, but in the long term fleets should benefit from installation of more advanced hardware in fleet vehicles, more 3G and 4G LTE network use and the establishment for regular replacement cycles of newer technology. Photo via istock.com

By Chris Wolski

AT&T is in the process of discontinuing its use of 2G technology. This will impact fleets' use of GPS and telematics technology. What Fleet managers can do to keep operations running smoothly is shared.

Black Book's Ricky Beggs Says Goodbye to the Industry Beggs foresees 2015 as a good year for the used car market, and predicts that, even with the growth of online tools, the face-to-face contact with dealers on physcial used car lots will still play an important role in the industry. Photo courtesy of Black Book

By Chris Wolski

Beggs leaves Black Book after a storied 33-year career, which has seen the transition both from a print book to an online platform and from predictable resale cycles to greater volatility.

Adrian Steel's K.C. Facility Improves Fleet Upfitting Cycle Adrian Steel's new facility will support the installation of cargo management solutions for the full-size Ford Transit van. Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

By Cheryl Knight

Adrian Steel's $4.7 million Kansas City facility was created to provide best-in-class cargo management solutions for its Ford Transit customers on time.

5 Tips for Safer Passenger Car Tires Photos via istock.com

By Lauren Fletcher

Truly where the rubber meets the road, proper tire maintenance and safety checks can help ensure drivers get home at the end of the day.

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Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2015 Nissan Murano

By Chris Wolski
The all-new 2015-MY Nissan Murano was designed to appeal to a consumer demographic with a sporty, fresh look; however, for fleets, the compact crossover could also be a perfect fit.

2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country

By Paul Clinton

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
The More Things Change, The More They Actually Change

By Sherb Brown
As we approach another NAFA Fleet Management Association Institute & Expo (I&E) — my 20th — it seems like a good time to pause and reflect a bit on how the event and the industry have changed over the years.

What Being a Green Fleet Means Today

By Sherb Brown

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
What Problems Do Fleet Managers Want Fixed?

By Mike Antich
I surveyed a number of commercial fleet managers in a variety of industries and asked them to reply anonymously to the following question: “What are the most pressing problems in commercial fleet management that need to be addressed? If you could wave a ‘magic wand,’ what problem would you fix?” Here’s what they told me.

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Disrupt Fleet Management?

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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