For the first time ever, professional fleet managers selected the Chevrolet Malibu and the Ford F-150 as the best 2004 model car and truck via a Web site poll conducted on Automotive Fleet’s and Business Fleet’s popular Web site, Fleet managers, who are responsible for operating over 3-million U.S. vehicles, voted based on descriptive specifications and product data supplied by manufacturers. The Malibu won among a field of 19 passenger cars while the F-150 competed with 13 other light trucks. The top awards were presented at Fleet Expo, at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, NJ.
Len Dixon (left), regional sales manager for Ford North American Fleet, Lease & Remarketing Operations, accepts on behalf of Ford Motor Co. the Fleet Truck of the Year Award for the 2004 F-150 pickup. The award was presented at Fleet Expo 2003 by Ed Bobit, CEO of Bobit Publishing.

Ed Bobit (left), CEO of Bobit Publishing, announced that the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu won the Fleet Car of the Year award. Accepting the award on behalf of General Motors is Chris Hoolehan, regional fleet/commercial manager for GM Fleet & Commercial Operations. The award was presented at Fleet Expo 2003 in Secaucus, NJ..