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Our long-time editor and fleet expert, Mike Antich, offers opinions and ideas on the overall commercial fleet industry and draws interesting comments from fleet managers and other industry professionals from across the country. Mike was inducted in the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010.

Uptick in Staged Accidents Target Commercial Vehicles

Uptick in Staged Accidents Target Commercial Vehicles

The COVID pandemic has created a spike in fraudulent claims targeting vocational trucks by instigating staged accidents, which involves maneuvering an unsuspecting employee driver into an intentional crash in order to make a false insurance claim or to file a lawsuit against the company if it is self-insured.

Retrospective on the Many Pain Points of 2021 M-Y

It’s time to put the aggravating 2021-MY in the rear view mirror and move on to the 2022...

Two universal challenges faced by fleet managers in the 2021 model-year were longer lead times and tight product availability, particularly constrained was van and truck chassis availability. The COVID lockdowns in 2020 and the shutdown of all North American assembly plants from mid-March to mid-May 2020 triggered a domino effect resulting in delays with the new model-year bid process during a period of widespread budget constraints.

The Negative Consequences of Personal Use

The Negative Consequences of Personal Use

There are a number of “hidden” costs to offering employees the personal use of a company vehicles. It negatively impacts the resale value of a vehicles. On average, personal use accounts for 15-18% of the overall miles accumulated during a vehicle’s service life. This blog will explore the various other hidden costs of providing personal use.

The Overt (and Hidden) Cost of Vehicle Abuse

The Overt (and Hidden) Cost of Vehicle Abuse

Vehicle abuse is an avoidable fleet cost. This abuse is wide-ranging, running the gamut from damage caused from fluid levels being low, missing PM intervals, driving on underinflated tires to extreme situations of jumping curbs or carelessly scraping the sides of parking structures.

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