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Automotive Fleet – Issue

May 2017

Cover Story By Andy Lundin
Top 10 Strategies to Reduce Fuel Spend

These are some of the tried-and-true methods that fleets should consider when looking to reduce fuel costs.

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Highlights of the 2017 Fleet 500
By Andy Lundin

Automotive Fleet has published its annual Fleet 500 magazine, which features a breakdown of the 300 largest commercial fleets in the nation.

Features

Ford Fusion Hybrids account for 78% of ADP’s North American sales fleet. These vehicles achieve about 44 mpg in the city and 41 on highways. Photo courtesy of arvind govindaraj via creative commons ADP Converts North American Sales Fleet to Hybrid Electric

By Eric Gandarilla

Four years ago, ADP began converting its fleet to more fuel-efficient and less-polluting vehicles. Eventually, the company decided to convert its entire fleet to hybrid-electric vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Eric Gandarilla. The Value of a Fleet Accident Packet

By Andy Lundin

The document provides fleet drivers with a method to effectively report details related to an automobile accident, which can help prevent issues regarding liability.

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com Ways to Retrieve Company Vehicles from Ex-Employees

By Daryl Lubinsky

Proper communication between various fleet stakeholders is key to preventing instances in which a former employee is unable to return a company vehicle.

Graphic representing a portion of Global SafeDriver Alliance's reach courtesy of Global SafeDrive Alliance. Global SafeDrive Alliance Addresses Global Fleet Safety

By Stef Verheijen

The Alliance allows multinational companies to come to one provider to manage their entire global fleet from a single platform. It is comprised of The CEI Group, CEPA SafeDrive, and VVCR.

Fleet Incentives

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

By Mike Antich
Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

Lessons Learned from Great Fleet Managers

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

By Amy Winter-Hercher
Hyundai brings a strong competitor to the battery EV segment with its new Ioniq Electric sedan. On a full charge, it gets 124 miles MPGe and is one of the larger electric vehicles at 176 inches in length.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

By Paul Clinton

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

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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