Managing change is a hot topic in business today. With what seems to be an endless string of acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures, companies change nearly every day, including executive leadership. Fleet managers face these challenges as often, and as much, as any department level function.
Overall, passenger car maintenance costs per unit, per month decreased 4 percent in 2013 with the average cost per mile decreasing 2 percent from 2012. These costs include unscheduled repair services, preventive maintenance (PM), tires, and replacement rentals.
There's no doubt that a fleet manager's effectiveness depends on "knowing your stuff." But, the ability to market a manager's or department's competencies improves the chances of being recognized as an important asset.
The used-vehicle market has always been driven by supply and demand. In the 2013 calendar-year, vehicle supply in the wholesale market continued to be tight relative to demand, helping bolster resale values.
Delray Beach, Fla.-based FLD has made a name for itself as providing high-tech solutions for its clients. For the past 33 years, it has been spearheading online and other types of technology that has helped transform the industry.