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Automotive Fleet – Issue

February 2018

Cover Story By Andy Lundin
Telematics Evolution Pushes Forward for Fleets

The future of telematics usage in commercial fleets looks brighter than ever. With the continued interest of technologies such as autonomous vehicles and the ideas behind a connected-car network, telematics systems are only going to continue to grow in relevance.

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Chevrolet Benefits from Reorg of GM South American Operation
By Mike Antich

GM’s reorganization of its South America regional structure in 2010 by creating three business units, GM Andina, GM Mercosur, and GM Central, have contributed to the growth of the Chevrolet brand as a regional market leader.

Features

Photo courtesy of PARS PARS Logistics App Provides Real-Time Innovation

By Daryl Lubinsky

PARS mobile driver app allows fleet managers and fleet management companies to see real-time order updates from the minute a vehicle is picked up or delivered.

Edwards Meet LeasePlan USA’s Carolyn Edwards

By Lauren Fletcher

With 26 years in fleet, Edwards is motivated by growth and change she sees happening within the fleet industry and the evolving role of today's fleet manager.

Photo of Callahan courtesy of Donlen. Donlen Rebranding Reflects the Changing Market

By Mike Antich

Donlen’s future product roadmap is focused on the serving the changing fleet market. It is designed to prepare its fleet clients for trends such as Mobility as a Service, autonomous vehicles, and the movement to a “sharing economy.”

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of fleet management solutions and operates on a national basis with vehicles on lease in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and Canada. Photo: Mike Albert Fleet Solutions Mike Albert Celebrates 60th Anniversary

By Mike Antich

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions is a full-service fleet management company offering open- and closed-end leases, purchase-leaseback options, and a comprehensive suite of fleet management solutions.

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/aabejon. How Telematics Impacts Fleet Fuel Management

By Andy Lundin

While technology, such as telematics, will help fleet managers monitor fuel management, other upcoming technological advancements may sway the way fuel management as a whole is managed in the future.

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/Chesky_W. Technology's Essential Role in Fleet Safety's Future

By Eric Gandarilla

As accident rates in the U.S. continue to climb, technology must evolve to ensure the safety of the drivers on the road. Both in-vehicle and fleet technology is continuing to find ways to do just that.

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

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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Len Vine was the co-founder, with Don Rappeport, of Donlen.

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
How to Minimize Unauthorized Use of Corporate Assets

By Mike Antich
A growing number of employees are using their company vehicles as a tool to generate supplemental personal income for themselves. Unscrupulous service technicians are known to use company vans to moonlight for their personal business. Fleet managers must be vigilant about the unauthorized use of corporate assets and aggressively implement preventive measures.

Why Competent Fleet Managers Are Terminated

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
Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

By Sherb Brown
If you don’t stay on top of the latest developments in mobility, battery technology, autonomous vehicles, and telematics, you are subjecting yourself to the whims of senior management who may be making decisions based on the latest trendy news.

Fleet Management 2.0

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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