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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.

April 29, 2021

Prevent Drivers from Turning  Company Vehicles into “Mobile Warehouse”

Prevent Drivers from Turning Company Vehicles into “Mobile Warehouse”

There’s a direct correlation between vehicle weight and fuel economy. Vehicles get better fuel mileage when not loaded with unnecessary weight. An extra 100 lbs. in a vehicle could reduce mpg up to 2 %. One of the chief culprits responsible for accumulating unnecessary weight onboard a vehicle is drivers.

March 29, 2021

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.

March 18, 2021

The 2022 Bolt EUV Lowers TCO While Meeting Sustainability Goals

The 2022 Bolt EUV Lowers TCO While Meeting Sustainability Goals

The 2022 Bolt EUV expands Chevrolet’s EV lineup as a utility-type vehicle with a range of 250 miles on a full charge. It will be sold alongside the 2022 Bolt EV model. The Bolt EUV is approximately six inches longer than the Bolt EV.

March 2, 2021

Vocational Vehicles are the Common Denominator for Multinational Fleets
2021 Cadillac Escalade is C-Suite Material

2021 Cadillac Escalade is C-Suite Material

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Sport Platinum is the most expensive model sold by General Motors. But its brand cachet makes it the ideal pinnacle fleet vehicle to help retain high-value senior execs with a high-value luxury SUV.

February 22, 2021

Impact on Fleet Operations of the Work-from-Home Business Model
2020 Supply Chain Constraints Carryover into 2021 Model-Year Ordering
2021 GMC Yukon AT4 Excels as an Off-Road Crew Vehicle

2021 GMC Yukon AT4 Excels as an Off-Road Crew Vehicle

Powered by a 5.3L V-8, generating 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, the engine is paired to a10-speed automatic transmission. It is ideal for off-road work applications and can transport an eight-person work crew with tools and equipment.

January 4, 2021

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Offers a Cure to Range Anxiety

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Offers a Cure to Range Anxiety

The 2020 model-year Bolt EV increases its driving range on a full charge to an EPA-estimated 259 miles, which is up by 21 miles over the previous model. In addition, there is an impressive array of driver-assistance technologies.

January 4, 2021

Connectivity Disruptions to Cloud Services Emerge as a Potential Fleet Concern
New Driver Reward Option: The 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo

New Driver Reward Option: The 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo

The 2021 Mazda3 is now available with a turbocharge 2.5L engine for its all-wheel-drive model. This offers fleets a new cost effective and fuel-efficient option when selecting a driver reward vehicle that is loaded with safety tech.

December 28, 2020

Everything in Fleet Depreciates Except Fleet Manager Expertise
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.

November 23, 2020

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.

October 27, 2020