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The Evolving Role of Fleet Dealers

The Evolving Role of Fleet Dealers

Automotive Fleet Editor, Mike Antich, speaks with Director of Fleet for Bill Napleton National Fleet Sales about the origin of fleet dealers, the impact of secondary dealer codes, as well as the role of fleet dealers in today's market in this Spotlight interview.

September 15, 2021

7 Acquisition Strategies to Enhance 2022 Product Availability
In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

Bill Gibson, director of national sales for ELMS, passed away on August 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla., following a brief illness. Gibson is best remembered for his fleet career at General Motors, where he retired on April 30, 2011, as director, sales for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations. He worked at GM for 38 years, which included 21 years in GM Fleet & Commercial Operation, which included rental, commercial, and global fleet sales.

August 28, 2021

Lack of Predictability Fuels Uncertainty

Lack of Predictability Fuels Uncertainty

Learn about the biggest impact of the pandemic on fleet operations, the health of OEM ordering banks, and the collateral impacts from supply chain bottle necks in this episode of the State of the Fleet Industry.

August 23, 2021

The Global Dynamics of Managing a Multinational Energy Company Fleet

The Global Dynamics of Managing a Multinational Energy Company Fleet

Kimberly Fisher of NOV Inc. discusses best practices in identifying upfit solutions by global region, transferring equipment to new chassis when vehicles are replaced, and the value of networking between peers and suppliers in this Global Fleet Management Voices episode.

August 17, 2021

In Memoriam: Maria Acuna of Big Valley Auto Auction — 1974-2021
Impact on Maintenance as Vehicles Idled Due to Pandemic

Impact on Maintenance as Vehicles Idled Due to Pandemic

During calendar-year 2020, fleet maintenance expenses declined year-over-year compared to CY-2019, primarily driven by the COVID lockdowns and customer restrictions on allowing visitors on company premises. In addition, vehicles were under-utilized resulting in unintended additional problems such as flat tires, dead batteries, and rusting brakes.

August 16, 2021

3 Finalists for 2021 Fleet Manager of the Year

3 Finalists for 2021 Fleet Manager of the Year

The three finalists for the 2020 Edward J. Bobit Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award were announced by Automotive Fleet magazine. The award is sponsored by Wheels, Inc. and the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA). The winner of the Edward J. Bobit Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award will be announced at the 2021 AFLA Conference, which will be held in-person on Oct. 4-6, 2021, at the La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2021

Top 7 Maintenance Trends in CY-2021 and CY-2022

Top 7 Maintenance Trends in CY-2021 and CY-2022

Fleet car and truck maintenance costs have been trending upward during the first half of the 2021-calendar year as total fleet miles driven have increased in response to a recovering economy compared to 2020-CY. Prior to this, work-from-home mandates and the idling of non-essential fleets exerted downward pressure on fleet maintenance costs as fewer business miles, in the aggregate, were driven.

August 15, 2021

Leveraging the Educational Value of Relationships with Peers and Suppliers
Fisher Promoted to Director, Global Fleet & Travel for National Oilwell Varco
Continuous Education is Critical When Working with Cross-Functional Groups
State of the Used-Vehicle Market and 2022 Forecast

State of the Used-Vehicle Market and 2022 Forecast

Alex Yurchenko of Black Book discusses the current state of the used-vehicle market, whether used-vehicle pricing has peaked, and forecasting the market going into 2022 in this State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight.

August 4, 2021

Fleet Maintenance in 2021 and Beyond

Fleet Maintenance in 2021 and Beyond

Discover what the current fleet maintenance landscape looks like in 2021, how to avoid long maintenance intervals, as well as avoiding unscheduled maintenance costs in this State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight interview.

August 3, 2021

Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime

Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime

This episode of State of the Fleet Industry covers the cause and effects of the parts shortages, reasons for increased parts costs, as well as when parts inventories will normalize again.

August 2, 2021

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