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Automotive Fleet – Issue

July 2017

Cover Story By Mike Antich
2018-MY Buying Inclinations Point to a Strong Model-Year

The majority of commercial fleets responding to AF’s annual survey report that new-vehicle ordering volume will be either larger or comparable to the prior model-year due to business growth and the need to replace aging assets.

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Features

Photo courtesy of Getty Images. Tips for Navigating Amid Road-Side Construction

By Andy Lundin

Drivers should consider depending less on their focal vision and more on peripheral vision when navigating through construction zones.

The Fleet Hall of Fame was instituted in 2008. Three new members will be added in 2016. Photo by Vince Taroc. Meet the 2017 Fleet Hall of Fame Nominees

By Staff

These 12 nominees have fleet careers that have made an impact in the fleet management profession. The winning nominees will be chronicled with the Hall of Fame’s 75 previous nominees.

File photo 11 Nominated for Fleet Manager of the Year

By Staff

Automotive Fleet magazine has announced the nominees for the Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award, which recognizes an experienced and proficient fleet manager who has demonstrated special business acumen in developing and executing key management policies in all areas.

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

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A former PHH senior VP at PHH, Jim Rallo worked more than 38 years in the fleet industry.

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
How to Control Rogue Spending in Fleet

By Mike Antich
Procurement studies reveal that 20% or more of total corporate spend is for purchases that could have been acquired at a lower cost. A key contributor to this inefficient spend is rogue spending, which is defined as not following corporate procurement policies when acquiring goods or services, such as making unauthorized purchases or buying from higher priced non-preferred suppliers.

Spec’ing Today’s Trucks to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

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Data Points

Dylan Brown
Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

By Dylan Brown
The advantages of tracking driver spending can't be overstated, as the data provided can help fleet managers assess if drivers are efficiently purchasing fuel, as well as identify high-performing vehicles and drivers who can serve as examples to the rest of the fleet.

Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

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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