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Fleet Managers Struggle to Cope with Data Overload

Fleet Managers Struggle to Cope with Data Overload

The proliferation of telematics, the trend to universal vehicle connectivity, fleet’s interconnection with the Internet of Things, and the emergence of smart cities will create a real-time avalanche of actionable fleet-related data.

December 15, 2020

Enterprise Fleet Management Discusses Strategic Goals

Enterprise Fleet Management Discusses Strategic Goals

Senior VP Brice Adamson now leads Enterprise Fleet Management, which has a portfolio of more than 470,000 vehicles and a network of more than 50 fully staffed local offices in the U.S. and Canada.

December 1, 2017

Ford Reinvigorates Global Fleet Sales Initiatives

Ford Reinvigorates Global Fleet Sales Initiatives

Ford offers a full range of commercial vehicles and dealers in more than 180 markets globally to help multinational corporations tailor their vehicle fleets to local market conditions to manage their businesses at peak efficiency.

April 25, 2016

Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: Productivity Tools

Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: Productivity Tools

Mobile apps will by fully integrated into fleet and become the medium for driver interaction, while cloud computing will accelerate the transmission of data. Vehicle connectivity will add a new dimension to fleet management.

January 7, 2015

Analysis of Fleet Fuel Spend Trends in CY-2014

Analysis of Fleet Fuel Spend Trends in CY-2014

Fuel prices remain stable with the continued shift to smaller displacement engines and increased oil production in the U.S. One unintended consequence may be the emergence of driver complacency to maximizing fuel economy.

November 12, 2014

Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

The top challenge facing truck fleets continues to be managing fuel spend. Other challenges include rightsizing, rising tire costs, remarketing, and improving fleet efficiency. An emerging trend is the shift to lighter-weight upfits.

March 14, 2013

Proven Strategies to Mitigate Rising Fuel Costs

Proven Strategies to Mitigate Rising Fuel Costs

Compensatory strategies to reduce fuel costs involve the adoption of a multi-prong strategy. This includes downsizing to smaller displacement engines, implementing idle reduction programs, and modifying driver behavior.

May 1, 2012

Hard & Soft Cost Impacts of Extended Vehicle Cycling

Hard & Soft Cost Impacts of Extended Vehicle Cycling

Lengthening vehicle replacement cycles significantly affects such bottom-line important issues as fleet maintenance budgets, fuel economy, resale values, safety and ergonomics issues, company image, and driver morale.

June 4, 2010

Trends in Commercial Fleet Management 2008-2010

The high cost of fuel is the No. 1 challenge facing fleets. Annual fuel cost increased, on average, $600 per vehicle from 2005-2007. In addition, other fuel-related commodities, such as replacement tires, have increased in cost.

May 1, 2008

Forecast of Truck Fleet Management Trends: 2008-2010

Forecast of Truck Fleet Management Trends: 2008-2010

The No. 1 factor is the ongoing high cost of fuel, in particular diesel, which is driving management demands to lower operating costs. Another huge factor that will influence fleets will be the 2010 diesel emission standards.

February 1, 2008

Are the Benefits of Telematics Worth the Expense?

Are the Benefits of Telematics Worth the Expense?

Currently, there are more than 2.5 million telematic units in service managing fleet vehicles, mobile workers, trailers, heavy equipment and other assets. The market is expected to expand to 5.8 million units by 2009, with revenues growing to more than $2 billion.

January 1, 2007

Telematics Captures the Missing Variables Needed for “Total Fuel Management”
The Use of Telematics to Increase Fleet Safety

The Use of Telematics to Increase Fleet Safety

The use of telematics – the combination of global positioning systems (GPS) and remote diagnostics – in fleet continues to grow, providing fleet managers the ability to monitor vehicles and enhance driver productivity, thus saving money by controlling unnecessary idling and miles driven, fuel purchases, accidents, and other fleet functions.

November 1, 2006

The Emergence of e-Plates to Track Fleet Assets

The Emergence of e-Plates to Track Fleet Assets

I enjoy following the fleet management industry in the UK since it is among the most sophisticated in the world. Innovative trends often first appear in the UK, which makes for interesting conjecture as to whether they may be a prelude to what might emerge in the U.S. fleet market. One recent development was a controversial decision to test radio frequency identification (RFID) chips embedded in the license plates of vehicles. The UK Ministry of Transport gave the official go-ahead in August

September 1, 2005

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