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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.

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Asset Simplification vs. Asset Standardization

Asset Simplification vs. Asset Standardization

The key to reducing asset variability is to involve user groups early on and to gain their buy-in by framing the asset simplification discussion as ways to enhance user productivity and safety, and creating cost efficiencies that contribute to P&L objectives.

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Mitigation Strategies to Reduce Fleet Fuel Costs

Mitigation Strategies to Reduce Fleet Fuel Costs

The difference between the most and least efficient drivers is a 30% difference in fuel consumption. Fuel is a fleet’s No. 1 operating expense and the best way to control this expenditure is to modify driving behavior, which is the major variability influencing fuel consumption.

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The Evolution of Fleet Data into a Macro-Business Intelligence Tool

The Evolution of Fleet Data into a Macro-Business Intelligence Tool

The proliferation of connected vehicle technology has created the capability to use vehicle-generated data in non-fleet-related business activities. Today, real-time telematics data is gaining a growing recognition as a valuable business intelligence (BI) tool for entities outside of fleet management to collect, integrate, and analyze business information.

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Are Vocational Fleets Futureproof?

Are Vocational Fleets Futureproof?

One of the largest vocational fleet segments between the late 1940s and early 1960s was milk home-delivery fleets. It took 15 years for the milk home-delivery fleet segment to cycle from its peak to its near demise.

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End-User Input Key to All Successful Upfits

The cornerstone to spec’ing a productive and safe upfit is for the fleet manager to fully...

The cornerstone to spec’ing a productive and safe upfit is for the fleet manager to fully understand the application. This involves talking with the end-users who will actually be using the equipment These are the people who know the equipment needed to perform their jobs safely, effectively, and efficiently.

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