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Automotive Fleet – Issue

September 2017

Cover Story By Andy Lundin
Fleets Tightening Personal-Use Policies

Average personal-use charges have remained flat in 2017, but certain trends have revealed other telling details about the status of personal use.

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Photo by Andy Lundin. Global Fleet Conference Grows in Miami

By Mike Antich

The 2017 Global Fleet Conference hosted fleet managers and stakeholders with multinational responsibilities from June 6 to 8 in Miami, Fla.

Graphic courtesy of Getty images. Strategies for a Forward-Thinking Fleet

By Tony Orta

Fleets should turn to an “E3” strategy, which means being efficient, enthusiastic, and effective to accomplish company goals.

Liggio Driving Dynamics Making Strides for Fleet Safety

By Andy Lundin

The fleet safety and risk management company recently changed ownership and made a new acquisition in the pursuit of creating sweeping services.

Graphic courtesy of Getty Images. Ways to Improve Driver Ergonomics for Fleets

By Andy Lundin

The way drivers sit in their vehicles and assessing upfits for fleet utilization can help fleets determine ways to improve the physical well-being of its drivers.

McCoy LeasePlan's Director of Remarketing Retires

By Daryl Lubinsky

The former International Automotive Remarketers Alliance chairman and president was the picture of remarketing leadership. After nearly a decade as LeasePlan USA’s director of remarketing, Levi McCoy is moving onto the next phase of his life.

All-wheel-drive vehicles make sense for drivers who demand safety and predictability in all driving conditions. Photo: © All Wheel Drive vs. Four Wheel Drive

By Peter A. Salinas

There are benefits to both all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive systems. The decision, as to which system is best for you, should be based on your company’s geographical location and your fleet applications.

Auvenshine GM's Auvenshine Retires After 40-Year Career

By Daryl Lubinsky

Vehicles are still an important tool of the trade, but they have changed for the better, says Steve Auvenshine, who retired after almost 42 years in fleet with GM.

The revenue growth for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) providers is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. This year, revenue growth from MaaS companies (Uber, Lyft, Gett) is expected to reach $30 billion. By 2022, that number is expected to reach $250 billion, and by 2030, revenue growth is projected to reach approximately $1 trillion. Data courtesy of ABI research report, Nov. 2016, Mobility as a Service. How Mobility as a Service Will Change Fleet Management

By John F. Possumato

A transportation revolution occurring with car-sharing and ride-sharing, generically grouped under the category of Mobility as a Service (MaaS), has the potential to fundamentally change fleet management as we know it.

File Photo 2017 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Finalists

By Andy Lundin

Automotive Fleet magazine has announced the three finalists for the fleet manager of the year award and the judging panel that will decide who the winner will be.

Fleet Incentives

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


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

By Mike Antich
Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was the concern that fleet costs are starting to experience upward pricing pressures. Here's what they told me.

How to Minimize Unauthorized Use of Corporate Assets

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel

By Mike Antich
The Chevrolet Equinox adds a 1.6L four-cylinder turbo diesel to its lineup of engine choices for 2018. The fuel-efficient turbo diesel generates 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a six-speed automatic.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

By Paul Clinton

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown
Fleets are often the beta testers of the vehicle market. That shift away from compact sedans we saw in the fleet market a few years ago is playing out in real time in the retail market right now.

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

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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