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Automotive Fleet – Issue

January 2018

Cover Story By Andy Lundin
Top Trends in Executive Fleet Management

While the way fleets define and perceive executive fleet management has changed in recent years, companies still lean heavily on preexisting methods in executive fleet management as a way to recruit and retain top talent.

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Features

Photo of Depew courtesy of Toyota. Toyota's Depew on Fleet Sales in 2018

By Mike Antich

Fleet represents 10% of all Toyota sales. In MY-2018, two new Toyota models debuted, the all-new Camry and Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. Also, Toyota Safety Sense became standard in nearly all Toyotas in MY-2018.

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co. Meet Ford’s Michele Bartlett

By Lauren Fletcher

A dynamic industry and the people she gets to work with every day are just two reasons why Bartlett has spent 28 years with Ford Motor Co.

Prior being named CEO of Merchants Fleet Management, Keegan provided stratgegic guidance to the company about its long-term growth strategy. Photo courtesy of Merchants Fleet Management. Merchants New CEO Talks Mobility, Growth Strategy

By Mike Antich

Brendan P. Keegan brings a unique perspective as CEO, based on having served as a client, board advisor, and business partner. As a client, he gained firsthand experience of Merchants service capabilities, as a board advisor he provided strategic guidance, and as a business partner he learned the inner-workings of the company.

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/3alexd. 2017 Fleet Depreciation Aided By Hurricanes

By Eric Gandarilla

Typical seasonal highs and lows were disrupted this year due to a run of natural disasters destroying hundreds of thousands of vehicles and causing a surge in replacement activity. Overall fleet depreciation improved this year.

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
Top Trends, Challenges, & Opportunities in South American Fleet Market

By Mike Antich
The South American fleet market has tremendous potential that will grow in tandem with the forecast of the region’s retail automotive market growing significantly by 2025, becoming one of the top three growth markets globally for light-vehicle sales.

IBM Watson Will Revolutionize Health Care: Can It Be Integrated into Fleet Processes?

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Chris Brown
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

By Chris Brown
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By Mike Antich

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Management 2.0

By Sherb Brown
Data is driving fleet decisions more than ever. Whether it’s big data or small data, fleet management is becoming less of an art every day and more of a science.

Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

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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