The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

October 2015

Cover Story By Chris Wolski
Meet the 2015 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year

Brenda Davis, fleet commodity manager for Baker Hughes, was honored as the Professional Fleet Manager of the Year for her career accomplishments at the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA)’s annual conference.

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Photo by Chris Wolski. FCA Updates Lineup for 2016

By Chris Wolski

FCA put its entire refreshed MY-2016 lineup on display, showcasing its commercial trucks and vans, for testing in various conditions.

Celebrating the first day as part of Element at the Eden Prairie, Minn. campus were (L-R) Brad Nullmeyer, president, Element Financial Corp.; Kristi Webb, president & CEO, North American Fleet Management; Jim Halliday, executive vice president; Steve Hudson, CEO, and William Lovatt, chairman of Element Financial Corp. Element Discusses Integration Strategy

By Mike Antich

Element Financial Corporation, upon closing its acquisition of GE Capital's U.S. fleet business, has now turned its attention toward integrating two fleet management companies.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Increased Demand and Rail Delays Create Upfitter Logjam in MY-2015

By Mike Antich
One challenge for both the 2015- and 2014-MY has been the increased volume of fleet vehicles going to upfitters, which has resulted in capacity constraints. With the increasing demand and growth of the commercial truck and van segments – particularly among utilities and service industries – the percentage of upfitted vehicles is growing. Upfitters are feeling the pressure of increased demand.

High-Roof Vans Causing OTD Delays

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2015 Lincoln MKC 2.0L FWD

By Paul Clinton
Lincoln offers the MKC in several configurations. We tested the model powered by the 2.0-liter inline-four EcoBoost engine that delivers its 240 hp via a 6-speed automatic transmission.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

By Mike Antich

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
The Fleet Manager Is Still Here to Stay

By Sherb Brown
Fleet management will always be a critical role in any business or public entity that relies on vehicles regardless of the title of the person making the decisions.

Merger Mania Hits Fleet Market, Again

By Sherb Brown

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Data Points

Dylan Brown
Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown
We asked over 750 fleet professionals questions about the prevalence of each provider in the market and their brand recognition.

How Fleet Size Dictates Telematics Needs

By Dylan Brown

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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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