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Fleets Sound Off on Electrification, Fuel Management, and Remarketing

Fleets Sound Off on Electrification, Fuel Management, and Remarketing

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

Fleet Professionals Sound Off on Upward Cost Pressures

Fleet Professionals Sound Off on Upward Cost Pressures

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 on the upward pressure on fleet costs.

July 25, 2021

North American Fleets Sound Off on Supply Chain Constraints

North American Fleets Sound Off on Supply Chain Constraints

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 North American  fleet professionals on the issue of inventory constraints and vehicle availability.

July 25, 2021

Strong Buying Inclinations for Fleet Vehicles in 2022

Strong Buying Inclinations for Fleet Vehicles in 2022

Because of the difficulties in sourcing vehicles and long lead times during the 2021 model-year, most commercial fleets say they will acquire more vehicles, but concerns linger about product availability.

July 23, 2021

13 Nominees for 2021 Fleet Manager of the Year Award

13 Nominees for 2021 Fleet Manager of the Year Award

The Fleet Manager of the Year award recognizes a proficient fleet manager who has demonstrated special business acumen in developing and executing key management policies in all areas. The award is sponsored by Wheels, Inc. and the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA). The winner will be announced at the AFLA Annual Conference, which will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 4-6, 2021

June 28, 2021

Top 7 Fleet Maintenance Trends in CY-2021

Top 7 Fleet Maintenance Trends in CY-2021

Vehicle maintenance expenses declined in CY-2020 primarily due the COVID lockdowns, but are trending upward in 2021. The forecast for CY-2022 is for maintenance costs to further increase due to higher labor rates and tire expenses.

June 20, 2021

Ergonomically Designed Equipment Reduces Workers’ Comp Claims

Ergonomically Designed Equipment Reduces Workers’ Comp Claims

Ergonomics must be high on the fleet manager’s “radar screen” because it can significantly impact the bottom line by reducing workers’ comp costs, improving driver productivity, and reducing fatigue-induced operator errors that can lead to preventable accidents.

May 16, 2021

Fleet Safety is the Gateway to Achieving Other Fleet Goals

Fleet Safety is the Gateway to Achieving Other Fleet Goals

Best practices in fleet safety facilitates fuel mitigation strategies, contributes to achieving corporate sustainability goals, helps to reduce workers’ comp claims, and lowers accident repair costs by reducing preventable accidents.

May 4, 2021

Driver Engagement & Cross-Department Collaboration

Driver Engagement & Cross-Department Collaboration

All stakeholders — from senior management to local supervisors — should be engaged in the process of managing driver behavior. A corporate safety program will not succeed without driver engagement.

May 4, 2021

Estimated 5-10% of Fleet Dollars Wasted Annually

Cost management is a constant, never-ending struggle for all fleet managers since every aspect of fleet management revolves around money. While there never seems to be enough money to go around, one of the less talked about aspects of fleet management is the amount of budget dollars that are wasted every year.

April 28, 2021

How Working from Home will Impact Fleet

How Working from Home will Impact Fleet

The pandemic has opened Pandora’s box on working from home – both good and bad. While it has yet to be determined whether this is long-term or short-term trend, it will impact fleet operations. As more jobs involving company drivers become permanently remote, it may result in less travel that will cause reassessment of optimal fleet size.

April 10, 2021

More Vocational Fleets Adopt Lightweighting Strategy

More Vocational Fleets Adopt Lightweighting Strategy

A growing trend in second-stage manufacturing is light-weighting, which involves specifying lighter-weight materials to achieve an overall weight reduction to an upfitted vehicle. Specifying lighter-weight upfit materials decreases the vehicle’s curb weight, which, in turn, lowers operating costs by reducing fuel consumption and decreases emissions.

April 6, 2021

Cusp of an EV Evolution: Readers Sound Off

Cusp of an EV Evolution: Readers Sound Off

Automotive Fleet readers weigh on a number of pressing fleet topics, such as fleet electrification, managing technology, fixed vs. floating rate funding, "smart" tires, and the differences between commercial and utility fleet management.

March 31, 2021

Asset & Driver Strategies to Reduce Fuel Spend

Asset & Driver Strategies to Reduce Fuel Spend

In addition to selecting fuel-efficient assets, another way to control fuel spend is to modify driving behavior, a key variability in fuel economy. The difference between the most and least efficient drivers is a 30% difference in fuel consumption.

March 29, 2021

Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part Three
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