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Automotive Fleet – Issue

August 2017

Cover Story By Andy Lundin
Parked Vehicle Damage Leads Fleet Accidents

The largest majority of crashes for fleets in 2016 was the result of accidents that occurred while the vehicle was parked. Distracted driving may be a major contributor for this type of incident.

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Features

Tennant Co. is committed to keeping its workforce healthy. The company’s fleet manager, Stuart Olson, along with his team, worked with Spitzlift CEO Michael Spitsbergen to design a crane that would be implemented in the company’s fleet as a way to reduce the likelihood of future back injuries. Photo courtesy of Tennant Co. How to Gain Employee Buy-In for Crane Use

By Daryl Lubinksy

Tennant Co. allowed employees to vote on the type of crane that would be implemented into the company’s fleet. Using a crane to assist with heavy lifting helped curb employee back injuries.

Argueta Retired Fleet Veteran Foresees Shrinking Fleets

By Daryl Lubinsky

After more than 50 years in the industry, George Argueta is retiring. He predicts a decline in the size of sales fleets and of fleet departments’ influence.

Shown is one of Unilever’s promotional vehicles modified and upfitted to hold three mini freezers to deliver ice cream to various corporate and community events. Photo courtesy of Unilever. Unilever Drivers Turn Motors On, Mobile Phones Off

By Eric Gandarilla

Two years ago, Unilever rolled out a policy — MOMO — meant to curb distracted driving. Since its implementation, the company has noticed a substantial fall in accident rates and collision claims in Canada and the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images. How Fleets Should Approach Airbag Recalls

By Andy Lundin

For airbag recall repairs, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has prioritized hot and humid areas, and older model-year vehicles.

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

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Don't Underutilize the Expertise of Your Suppliers

By Mike Antich
For many managers responsible for vehicle operations, fleet management is often one of several job responsibilities. These managers acknowledge that it is difficult to stay on top of changes in vehicle design, powertrains, onboard safety technology, telematics capabilities, and regulatory changes that impact fleet operations. Despite this recognition, a common mistake made by many of these managers is underutilizing the subject-matter expertise of current and/or prospective suppliers.

The Future of Fleet is Managing the Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Volvo XC60

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 XC60 arrives as the mid-size sibling of the XC90 in a stylish update that includes a bevy of new safety features, infotainment tech, and a well laid-out cabin.

2018 Mercedes Benz GLS450 4MATIC

By Chris Brown

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

By Sherb Brown
We’re not where we need to be with battery technology and the whole herd seems to be betting that a magical new solution will appear in time to save us all. I sure hope they are right.

Fair and Balanced

By Sherb Brown

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Data Points

Dylan Brown
What Are the Most Valuable Services Offered by FMCs?

By Dylan Brown
What do fleet managers value in their relationships with fleet management companies? The answer may surprise you.

Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

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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