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Automotive Fleet's 50th Anniversary

Automotive Fleet's 50th Anniversary

Since 1961, Automotive Fleet has provided authoritative news and insight to the fleet management market. Serving all segments involved in the fleet management of 25 or more vehicles for commercial fleets, Automotive Fleet is the number-one resource for fleet industry information.
Now celebrating our 50th anniversary, a catalog of historical, informative, and retrospective articles can be found below.
In a note to advertisers in the very first issue of Automotive Fleet, founding editor / publisher Ed Bobit had the following message:

As you page through this announcement issue of Automotive Fleet,

I would like to introduce you to a completely new editorial service.
This new service was designed to provide the most comprehensive editorial coverage available to the Fleet Car market …
a market never before treated exclusive by any other publication.

And indeed, with that proclamation, we launched our first of now 50 years in total service to the vehicle fleet manager. Our dedication to you, the professional fleet manager, has combined into thousands of pages of articles on everything from battery maintenance to tire pressure rates to how to air conditioning was a perk for your drivers. We've covered IRS regulations, major legal skirmishes affecting fleet, and interviewed every major personality in the fleet industry, including most every pioneer in the business. We celebrate not ourselves with this milestone anniversary; rather we celebrate YOU, and this industry that has been so very, very good to so very, very many. It will be a year long celebration of looking back as well as looking forward, revising issues long since settled and many that continue to challenge us.

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What we hope will be obvious throughout is how one thing has never changed: We serve at your pleasure and it has been our pleasure to serve. Thank you for your past support and your continuing support.

With great affection,
The staff of Automotive Fleet, as we begin our next 50 years of service to the fleet industry.

Special Web - Exclusive Features

Timeline

Fleet Industry Timeline

Classic Articles

Classic Articles from our Archives

View Past Covers

View Past Issue Covers

Hall Of Fame

Hall of Fame

Letters

Letters to the Editor

interviews

Interviews

look back

A Look Back with Ed Bobit

Publisher notes

Publisher Notes

Photo Galleries

AALA

AALA History told in Pictures

Fleet Managers

AF Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Awards(1985 - Present)

Police Fleets

A Pictorial History of Police Fleets

AF Editors

Automotive Fleet Editors through the Years

Women in Fleet

A not so Professional Look at Women in Fleet

Nifty Products

Nifty Products through the Years

Fleet and the Famous

Fleet and the Famous

Faces of Ed Bobit

The Many Faces of Ed Bobit

History of Women

A History of Women in Fleet

Vehicles

Vehicles that influenced the Industry

 

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