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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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Features

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: ©istockphoto.com/AGrigorjeva 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.

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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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Fleet Will Need to Reinvent Itself as a New Vision of Fleet Management Emerges

By Mike Antich
Over the past several decades, the purchasing managers of yesteryear reinvented themselves into procurement professionals whose function is now viewed as a strategic asset that provides a competitive advantage to a corporation. Can fleet management, likewise, elevate its perceived value to a corporation, especially in the eyes of its senior management? I say yes, and the timing is right to do so.

Deciphering the DNA of Award-Winning Fleet Professionals

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Chris Brown
2018 Mercedes Benz GLS450 4MATIC

By Chris Brown
The Mercedes-Benz GLS450 is the S class of SUVs. That’s expressed through Mercedes’ new nomenclature, which as of the 2017 model year carries the same levels across SUVs, sedans, coupes, and roadsters.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Chief

By Stephane Babcock

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fair and Balanced

By Sherb Brown
The mainstream media may have sold out lock stock and barrel to the fringe elements but as a fleet decision maker you still have some tremendous resources that you can rely on.

New Faces in Safe Places

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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