The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

August 2015

Cover Story By Lauren Fletcher
Accident Management Costs Continue Modest Increases

Accident costs saw a modest increase in 2014 vs. 2013 figures, with the percentage of preventable accidents remaining mostly flat, according to Element Fleet Management, The CEI Group, Corporate Claims Management (CCM), and Fleet Response.

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Features

Attendees being briefed the automaker's 2016 product lineup. Photo courtesy of Ford. Ford Previews 2016-MY Fleet Vehicles

By Mike Antich

Ford Motor Company held its 2016 model-year fleet preview at the Gaylord Texan resort in Grapevine, Texas, from May 4-6.

Davis Finalists Named for Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award

By Lauren Fletcher

The finalists for the 2015 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award, share a combined total of 54 years in the industry and overall manage over 21,000 vehicles.

Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com. Telematics to the Rescue

By Chris Wolski

There are times and situations when an ordinary day may turn into an extraordinary one, and having a telematics system can be the difference.

Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com. Merging Methodically Onto Highways

By Adam Pringle

Fleet managers can teach their drivers to merge safely onto busy highways, by driving defensively and taking precautions to prevent collisions when merging.

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Blog

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Don’t Let Budgets Block Telematics

By Dylan Brown
Fleets can no longer afford not to adopt telematics. The return on investment for fleets should be one of the key considerations when researching providers, and many of the leading providers boast impressive statistics.

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Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Diesel 4x4

By Paul Clinton
The diesel-powered Grand Cherokee, which was introduced when Jeep refreshed the model for 2014, offers another impressive example from a crop of light-duty diesels.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Compact SUV

By Paul Clinton

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Merger Mania Hits Fleet Market, Again

By Sherb Brown
Merger mania is hitting the fleet market once again. We’re hearing about potential OEM consolidations and we now have Element Financial Corp. expanding its foothold in the U.S., with the acquisition of GE Capital Fleet Services on the heels of its recent purchase of PHH.

The System is Still Broken

By Sherb Brown

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
New Category of Fleet Manager to Gain Legitimacy

By Mike Antich
For the past several decades, FMCs have employed in-house fleet managers in their fleet administration departments to manage client fleets, but were promoted from within the FMC. Now, we are starting to witness FMCs hiring traditional fleet managers. Does this make a trend? It is still too early to tell, but, what I can say is that it has caught our attention. My prediction is that this is indeed the start of a bona fide, long-term, industry trend that will accelerate in future years.

Vehicle Abuse: An Overlooked Remarketing Cost

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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