The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

August 2016

Cover Story By Chris Wolski
Charting Fleet Accidents by the Numbers

While fleets are seeing some improvements in their crash and accident statistics, aided by better training and vehicle safety technology, there is still more they can do to not just be a number.

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Features

Photo courtesy of Union Leasing. Union Leasing Discusses Growth Strategy to Diversify Portfolio

By Mike Antich

Important components to Union Leasing’s strategy to expand its fleet services footprint are two recent acquisitions: Walser Financial Services, which includes the Walser Leasing business unit, and Express 4x4 Truck Rental.

Photo of Ed Peper at the GM MY-17 Fleet Preview courtesy of General Motors. General Motors' 2017 Fleet Preview

By Mike Antich

GM kicked off its annual product meeting buoyed by 30 consecutive months of commercial fleet sales growth.

Photo by Mike Antich. Global Fleet Conference In Brussels Is a Success

By Mike Antich

Over 300 global fleet professionals attended the sell-out conference. The two-day event, which is now in its fourth year, featured presentations that offered numerous best practices for attendees to implement in their fleets.

Photo of Kommor courtesy of FCA. FCA US Strategy to Increase Commercial Fleet Sales

By Mike Antich

Since taking on the leadership role of fleet sales for FCA US in 2015, Jeff Kommor has been committed to making commercial customers a priority.

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com. Shaping Driver Behavior with Telematics

By Chris Wolski

Telematics has changed the way fleet vehicles are managed — improving fleet operations and efficiency — but, as a consequence, has also changed driver behavior for the better.

Photo courtesy of ARI. Inside ARI's Technology and Innovation Center

By Chris Wolski

The fleet management company’s new Technology and Innovation Center is designed to inspire its employees and continue to serve its fleet clients with the level of service they have come to expect.

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com Navigating a Lane Change Safely & Efficiently

By Andy Lundin

Changing lanes is among the most basic traffic maneuvers, but heavy traffic or driver inattention can cause crashes. There are simple steps that fleet drivers can take to make lane changes safely and with confidence.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
The Invisible Cost of Low Driver Morale

By Mike Antich
There is a direct correlation between high driver morale and high driver productivity. The converse is also true. The hidden cost of low driver morale has a direct bearing on a company’s bottom line. While low morale is an HR/management issue, and even though fleet managers do not control driver salaries, there are actions that fleets can take to help increase driver morale.

Expansion of Auto Manufacturing in Mexico Will Create Rail Constraints Impacting Fleet OTD

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford Escape 1.5L 4WD

By Paul Clinton
Ford's sturdy Escape compact SUV arrives for the 2017 model year with a heavy refresh oriented toward safety upgrades and lower-displacement engines.

Subaru's Rear Automatic Braking System

By Paul Clinton

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

By Sherb Brown
Fleet Technology Expo will include three days of education on tactics for optimizing fleet software and data and alternative-fuel adoption, information on the latest technologies you'll see in your fleet in the not-so-distant future, strategies for reducing fuel use and maintenance costs, and more.

What’s Your Backup Plan?

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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