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Automotive Fleet – Issue

December 2017

Cover Story By Andy Lundin
2017 Fleet Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Silverado is available fleet specific-packages, including the Work Truck Convenience Package, the LT Fleet Convenience Package, and the LT Fleet Plus Package.

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Features

(L to R) Don Ross, Carolyn Kindle Betz, Bob Schurwan, Steve Bloom, Pam Nicholson, and Christine Taylor celebrate the opening of the former Fleet Operations facility in 2004. Photo: Enterprise Fleet Management Enterprise Fleet Management's Retired President Looks Back on Growth

By Mike Antich

Steve Bloom, retired president of Enterprise Fleet Management, reflects on the key milestones that contributed to the growth of the business that now includes more than 50 fully staffed offices across the U.S. and Canada.

(L-R) Wayne Smolda, chairman of the board for The CEI Group, introduces John Wysseier as the new president & CEO, with Claudia Smolda, chief of staff. Photo: CEI CEI's New President/CEO on Leadership Change

By Mike Antich

CEI sees the fleet industry entering a transformative era fueled by OEMs, fleet management companies, and suppliers focusing on technology-driven innovation to drive better results for customers.

“What excites me the most about the fleet industry is there are so many opportunities for growth. There are so many vehicles out there that are still unmanaged from a fleet-management perspective,” said Brice Adamson of Enterprise Fleet Management. Photo: Enterprise Fleet Management Enterprise Fleet Management Discusses Strategic Goals

By Mike Antich

Senior VP Brice Adamson now leads Enterprise Fleet Management, which has a portfolio of more than 470,000 vehicles and a network of more than 50 fully staffed local offices in the U.S. and Canada.

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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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