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Automotive Fleet – Issue

April 2017

Cover Story By Andy Lundin
As Fleet Manager Salaries Rise, So Does the Workload

Some of the issues that fleet managers found challenging for their operations included a heavy workload, an abundance of telematics data, and aging vehicles.

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Features

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com Driver Behavior Improves, ARI's Driver Scorecard Shows

By Eric Gandarilla

The second annual Driver Scorecard Benchmarking Survey, with data provided by ARI, followed up on the results from the inaugural benchmark. This year, ARI provided data from 80,000 vehicles.

Photo of the Mike Albert Fleet Solutions team engaging in a meeting courtesy of Mike Albert Fleet Solutions. Mike Albert Fleet's New President Looks Ahead

By Mike Antich

Alongside the appointment of Jeffrey Hart as Mike Albert Fleet Solutions’ new president, Marty Betagole — daughter of the company’s former CEO — has assumed the role of Mike Albert Fleet Solutions’ new CEO.

Logos courtesy of GM Fleet and Spireon. GM Offers Third Factory Telematics Option

By Chris Brown

This partnership, along with a factory solution from Telogis and GM’s Commercial Link, allows GM fleet customers to select a telematics system similar to choosing vehicle options.

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com The Importance of Banning Phone Use in Your Fleet

By Andy Lundin

Despite varying state laws, fleet drivers should consider the dangers of using a cellphone while driving. Drivers who use a cellphone while driving are just as likely to crash as someone with a blood alcohol concentration of .08%.

Photo courtesy of Ford. Ford Discusses Commercial Fleet Outlook

By Mike Antich

Michele Bartlett, Ford’s general manager of commercial and government fleet sales, discusses the outlook for 2017.

Pictured left to right are AFLA Executive Director Bill Elliott, AFLA President Michael Bieger, AfMA Executive Director Mace Hartley, and AFLA Global Committee Chair Mike Antich. First-Ever Global Fleet Networking Consortium

By Tariq Kamal

The first-ever Global Fleet Networking Consortium brings together five global fleet associations with a cooperative agreement that enables each association to benefit from collaborative activities.

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Decrease Incidents of Unscheduled Truck Maintenance Caused by Overloading

By Mike Antich
When a truck is overloaded, its operating performance will be strained, accelerating wear-and-tear on brakes and other wear components, such as tire, which have higher failure rates because they run hotter due to the increased load. Another issue is axle overloading, which causes premature wear-and-tear on tires and suspension components.

Real-World Advice on How to Excel on a Fleet Sourcing Team

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Stephane Babcock
2017 Genesis G90

By Stephane Babcock
The Genesis G90 sets itself apart with the interior, drivetrain, and sleek exterior. It has a look and feel inside and out that will satisfy most luxury car cravings.

2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman

By Mike Antich

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

By Sherb Brown
Fleet managers should stay current with new developments in the auto industry but stay grounded in reality to keep their fleets efficient and prepared for the future.

Yes Virginia, There is Depreciation

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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