Automotive Fleet views itself as a facilitator to provide a platform for different voices from the industry to sound-off on today’s challenges. This regular column is designed to encourage discourse for fleet professionals to let their voices be heard to their peers and other industry professionals. Here is what is top of mind for fleet professionals concerning vehicle remarketing, electrification, and fuel management.
July 25, 2021
Available for all new TX electric taxis and VN5 electric van orders, LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab, can also be retrofitted to LEVC vehicles already on the road. LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab, is centered around an easy-to-use online dashboard for ‘at-a-glance’ vehicle management.
July 4, 2021
Matt Dyer discusses his strategy as CEO of LeasePlan USA centered on the Customer First program, implementing a digital transformation roadmap, creating flexible mobility solutions, and sustainability with a focus on EVs.
December 11, 2019
Despite limitations in some fleet applications, most companies are open to the idea of adopting electric vehicles (EV) to make their fleet operations more sustainable by reducing their carbon footprint and reducing GHG emissions.
July 18, 2019
Three challenges consistently high on the list for many fleet managers — improving driver safety, mitigating the high cost of fuel, and complying with corporate pressures to reduce fleet’s contribution to the company’s global carbon footprint.
January 2, 2019
Corporate sustainability initiatives continue to be strong, but this strategy is tempered by infrastructure constraints and the limited availability of low- or no-emission OEM-built vehicles capable of fulfilling varied fleet applications.
April 25, 2018
Summer is a busy time in fleet. There’s an abundance of next-model-year OEM fleet meetings, new-model intros, and industry conferences, which offer ample opportunities to “talk fleet” with the movers and shakers of our industry. If you want to know what's happening in the fleet market, you need to talk with fleet managers -- lots of them.
June 18, 2017
LeasePlan foresees the entire fleet management industry changing and is embarking on a corporate-wide transformation of its business. Its goal is to transform from a fleet management company to a fleet mobility company.
June 1, 2017
Some believe that fleet managers will evolve into “mobility managers” in the future. Instead of managing a fleet of vehicles to meet employees’ mobility needs, they will move beyond asset management to manage a broader array of mobility services. These proponents argue that mobility management will create the business case to realign fleet and travel management into a single corporate function.
September 4, 2016
Many companies have implemented fleet sustainability programs to achieve self-imposed reductions in CO2 and GHG emissions. However, the one segment that is sometimes the least compliant with corporate sustainability goals is the executive fleet. It is important for management to lead by example when initiating a fleet sustainability program to generate corporate-wide acceptance. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid provides management with the ability to do so.
August 7, 2016
There is a cost efficiency component to green fleet initiatives that not only helps meet sustainability goals, but also reduces operating costs by decreasing fuel consumption.
September 9, 2014
Without establishing a plan and the policies to implement it, there will be no uniform focus to meet sustainability goals or a consistent framework to maintain compliance with these goals in terms of asset acquisition, fuel consumption, and vehicle operations and maintenance.
July 28, 2014
Many fleet managers know they should be doing something to “green” their fleet, but they do nothing, rationalizing (and justifying) their inaction due to budget constraints or lack of management support. To me, this is a self-fulfilling mindset that guarantees your fleet will remain in a status quo situation. Fleet managers need to break free from this defeatist mindset and here's how to do it.
May 22, 2014
There are dramatic differences between regional fleet markets around the globe. Yet, despite these differences, there are also many similarities. Many of the challenges facing fleet managers are identical to the challenges facing their counterparts elsewhere in the world. Oftentimes, fleet best practices in addressing these challenges emerge from outside your local market, which is good reason to be familiar with what’s occurring elsewhere in the world. Here are the top 10 universal mega trends.
March 25, 2014
The long-term trend in vehicle cycling for commercial fleets has been a gradual increase in vehicle service lives. An increasing number of companies cut costs by extending vehicle replacement cycles so cash flow can be diverted to other expenditures. When extending vehicle cycles, the most significant (and uncertain) expense is the impact on the maintenance budget. Another argument against extended replacement cycling, albeit less vocalized, is the impact on corporate sustainability.
February 3, 2014