The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

July 2016

Cover Story By Mike Antich
2017-MY Buying Inclinations Point to Stable Order Year

The majority of commercial fleets report they will acquire approximately the same number of vehicles in the 2017 model-year as they did in the preceding year. However, energy-sector fleets signal decreased new-vehicle orders.

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Features

File photo 12 Nominated for Fleet Manager of the Year

By Staff

The slate of 2016 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year nominees have diverse experience, but share the common qualities of passion and the drive for excellence.

The Fleet Hall of Fame was instituted in 2008. Three new members will be added in 2016. Photo by Vince Taroc. Meet the 2016 Fleet Hall of Fame Nominees

By Staff

These 19 nominees have fleet careers that span more than 10 years. The winning nominees will be chronicled with the Hall of Fame’s 72 previous honorees.

Dean Cerimeli (left) and Dean Dunton lead a private session of the advisory board. Photos courtesy of Ford. Ford Offers Glimpse of Future of Mobility

By Staff

During Ford’s Spring 2016 Fleet Advisory Board meeting, fleet managers received an overview of the automaker’s near-term and long-term direction.

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com. 15 Misperceptions that Limit Success

By Tim King

No matter how knowledgeable a fleet manager is, misperceptions about how to treat customers, when to take risks, and the consequences of changing or not changing operational processes can hold the fleet and its manager back.

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com Achieving Fleet Safety Program Best Practices

By Chris Wolski

While accident management is aimed at handling the aftermaths of a crash, safety programs are designed to give fleets and drivers proactive tools to create a safety mindset and avoid a driving catastrophe altogether.

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com Preventing Tire Blowouts in the Summer Heat

By Andy Lundin

A few proper maintenance techniques can keep tires healthy and prevent blowouts.

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Long-Term Impact of Longer Truck Replacement Cycles

By Mike Antich
The more expensive the asset, the longer it is kept in service; however, the need for short-term cost savings prompts some fleets to even further extend cycling parameters and defer replacements. But, what are the consequences?

Proper Upfitting Specifications will Decrease Workers' Comp Claims

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Audi A4 2.0T

By Paul Clinton
Technology bubbles to the surface of Audi's redesign of its entry luxury A4 for 2017 for a vehicle whose use in sales fleets has been mostly concentrated in the pharmaceutical industry.

2016 Lexus RX350

By Paul Clinton

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Defining the Size of the ‘Fleet’ Market Isn’t Always as Easy as it Looks

By Sherb Brown
'Automotive Fleet' defines a fleet as any commercial or public entity that operates 15 or more vehicles or buys 10 or more vehicles in a single calendar-year.

It’s a Great Time to Be in the Fleet Business

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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