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10 Ways to Reduce Fuel Spend

10 Ways to Reduce Fuel Spend

Since fuel is a fleet’s largest operating expense, it catches the attention of senior management when fuel prices start to rise as they are today. Here are 10 fuel reduction strategies that you a implement to make a dent in your fuel spend.

April 18, 2021

State of the Fleet Industry: Good News and Bad News for Fleets

2021 Fleet Hall of Fame Call for Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 candidates for the Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted. The deadline to nominate is June 1, 2021. Please fill out our brief questionnaire to submit your nominees. Inductees will be announced at the 2021 AFLA conference.

April 10, 2021

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

Call for Nominations for 2021 Fleet Manager of the Year

Automotive Fleet magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Edward J. Bobit Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award. Submissions are due by June 1, 2021. The award is sponsored by Wheels Inc. and the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA).

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

State of the Fleet Industry: Fleet Recovery from Pandemic Remains Tepid
Manager of National Fleet Operations for Mazda Passes Away

Manager of National Fleet Operations for Mazda Passes Away

Dave Funston, manager, national fleet operations for Mazda North American Operations, passed away on April 1, 2021, following a three-year battle with colon cancer. He was 61.He has the distinction, to date, of being longest reining fleet manager in the history of Mazda North American Operations.

April 3, 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

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

 Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part Three
Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part Two

Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part Two

Fleet managers are continually examining a wide range of initiatives to reduce the frequency of accidents, which run the gamut from vehicle selection to implementing advanced driver-assistance safety technology to innovative driver training programs.

March 24, 2021

Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part One

Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part One

Fleet safety is a dynamic segment of fleet management and based on conversations with fleet managers in a variety of industries, following is part one in a three part series that details 15 trends currently impacting most commercial fleets.

March 23, 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