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Global fleet statistics from Automotive Fleet's Fact Book issues.

Safety

PDFs of fleet safety statistics from Automotive Fleet's Fact Book issues.

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This section provides you with PDFs of fleet registration data.

Remarketing

U.S. Fleet Statistics by Industry Segment

Maintenance

Operating Costs

Fleet Leasing and Management

From the Automotive Fleet Fact Book

Executive Vehicle Share of Commercial Fleet Sales



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WHITEPAPERS

Quantifying the Costs of Unsafe Drivers
The decision to overlook driver performance can lead to costly consequences, and many businesses lack the right protocols for driver safety altogether. Lean how you can improve the ROI of driver safety.
3 Ways To Improve Driver Behavior: The Power of Gamification to Create Better Drivers.
Gamification is a word that you will be hearing more often, with industry experts picking it as a growing trend in business applications.
Eight Essential Steps to Maximize Vehicle Transport Value
Whatever the reasons behind the evolution of fleet vehicle transporta-tion – changing fleet expectations, new technology, or ever-increasing pressures on profitability – gone are the days when vehicle relocation was as simple as moving assets from Point A to Point B.
Saving Millions by Preventing Accidents and Reducing Net Expenses
Is your fleet fully exploiting existing and proven methods to prevent accidents and save millions of dollars a year?
Fleet Management Technology for Improved Driver Safety and Customer Service
There is a general awareness among business owners that adoption of fleet management technology can pave the way for improved efficiency and increased productivity. But lesser known is how this technology can impact driver safety, customer service and ultimately, the bottom line, by driving new and prospective business opportunities.

Blog

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Don’t Let Budgets Block Telematics

By Dylan Brown
Fleets can no longer afford not to adopt telematics. The return on investment for fleets should be one of the key considerations when researching providers, and many of the leading providers boast impressive statistics.

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Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Diesel 4x4

By Paul Clinton
The diesel-powered Grand Cherokee, which was introduced when Jeep refreshed the model for 2014, offers another impressive example from a crop of light-duty diesels.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Compact SUV

By Paul Clinton

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Merger Mania Hits Fleet Market, Again

By Sherb Brown
Merger mania is hitting the fleet market once again. We’re hearing about potential OEM consolidations and we now have Element Financial Corp. expanding its foothold in the U.S., with the acquisition of GE Capital Fleet Services on the heels of its recent purchase of PHH.

The System is Still Broken

By Sherb Brown

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
New Category of Fleet Manager to Gain Legitimacy

By Mike Antich
For the past several decades, FMCs have employed in-house fleet managers in their fleet administration departments to manage client fleets, but were promoted from within the FMC. Now, we are starting to witness FMCs hiring traditional fleet managers. Does this make a trend? It is still too early to tell, but, what I can say is that it has caught our attention. My prediction is that this is indeed the start of a bona fide, long-term, industry trend that will accelerate in future years.

Vehicle Abuse: An Overlooked Remarketing Cost

By Mike Antich

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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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