The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

February 2016

Cover Story By Chris Wolski
Tracking Advances in Powertrains

After several years of few new developments, engines and transmissions are experiencing a period of renewed and transformative changes.

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Features

Photo showing "Drive for Five" technique courtesy of iStockphoto.com. Molding a Defensive Driver

By Kat Sandoval

Defensive driving techniques allow fleet drivers to combat on-the-road-hazards.

Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com Vehicle Depreciation Remains Steady

By Lauren Fletcher

Vehicle depreciation is impacted by a number of factors, from supply and demand to overall economic conditions. While 2015 was relatively stable for depreciation, some challenges are on the road ahead.

Image courtesy of iStockphoto.com How Fleets Optimize Telematics

By Chris Wolski

Telematics technology has seen sweeping changes over the past decade, going from a limited location-only solution to an all-encompassing vehicle and personnel management tool. The future is expected to include predictive analytics.

Image courtesy of iStockphoto.com. Simplifying Fuel Management and Analysis

By Lauren Fletcher

Technology can help take millions of points of vehicle-generated data and make it actionable to manage fuel usage and overall spend.

Photo of members of the reimbursement team courtesy of Wheels. A Closer Look at Wheels' Reimbursement Option

By Lauren Fletcher

Many fleets may need both a leasing and reimbursement solution. But, deciding what program fits what segment of your fleet may seem challenging. Wheels has developed a solution.

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
All Successful Upfits Start with Careful Planning

By Mike Antich
There are a multitude of specialized fleet applications that require the installation of auxiliary equipment on a truck or in a van. What complicates the planning process is that there are as many ways to upfit a vehicle as there are chassis and body configurations. It is critical that you properly define a truck’s application to ensure the supplier builds the truck to meet its intended use.

History and Evolution of Fleet Replacement Vehicle Cycling Parameters

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2016 Mazda CX-9

By Mike Antich
The Mazda CX-9 is a mid-size crossover SUV with three rows of seating for 7 passengers. The CX-9 is powered by a new four-cylinder 2.5L direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD

By Paul Clinton

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Is Reimbursement Just Another ‘Big Bad Wolf’ or the Newest Fleet Tool?

By Sherb Brown
The best fleet managers survived the total fleet management era because they brought value to their companies.

Not All Safety Systems Are Created Equal

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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