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The 2021 Global Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2021 Global Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees

The criteria for the Global Fleet Hall of Fame comprise those regarded as industry leaders by their peers; those who have shared industry knowledge, best practices, and expertise; and who proactively promoted the concept of global fleet management.

November 17, 2021

Fleet Vehicles of the Year Voting Live

Fleet Vehicles of the Year Voting Live

The poll is live for the 2021 Fleet Vehicles of the Year — vote for your favorite car, truck, and/or SUV, share the link, and help contribute to the next Fleet Vehicle of the Year.

November 2, 2021

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Many tire OEMs have increased prices in CY-2021, ranging from 3-10% depending on type of tire and size. Higher commodity prices and increased ocean freight rates are being passed on to end users as OE profit margins compress.

November 1, 2021

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021
Enterprise and Microsoft Collaborate on Data and Technology to Evolve the Fleet of the Future
Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Many tire OEMs have increased prices in CY-2021, ranging from 3-10% depending on type of tire and size. Higher commodity prices and increased ocean freight rates are being passed on to end users as OE profit margins compress.

October 26, 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Many factors converged to exert upward pressure on PM costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability; the ongoing transition to synthetic oils; and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.

October 26, 2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer, causing repair spend to increase in 2021

October 26, 2021

The Future of Fleet is Growth Through Change

The Future of Fleet is Growth Through Change

David Madrigal, executive vice president for Element Fleet Management, spoke with Automotive Fleet to discuss the fleet industry's current challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and what the future may hold post-COVID.

October 17, 2021

Assuring Safety & Security in Latin-American Fleets

Assuring Safety & Security in Latin-American Fleets

Difficult road conditions, carjackings, and vehicle theft are challenges for fleets in South America and Mexico. Savvy fleet managers look to driver training and education, telematics, and armored vehicles for solutions.

September 27, 2021

Tackling the Challenges of EV Transitions

Tackling the Challenges of EV Transitions

Fleet electrification is a new industry business model and a milestone event. Five global fleet experts discuss how they’re handling the hurdles in the early days of their EV transitions.

September 27, 2021

The Negative Consequences to Driver Reimbursement

The Negative Consequences to Driver Reimbursement

A recurring question is whether it makes business sense to provide company vehicles to employees or to reimburse them for the use of their personal vehicles. Here are 30 reasons why reimbursement may not be the best choice.

September 27, 2021

Charging Networks and Smart Energy Management

Charging Networks and Smart Energy Management

It’s important to know the charging levels, the accessibility of charging levels along the routes you take, and whether you will add chargers at your facility.

September 17, 2021

Performing an Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment
State of the Fleet Market in Brazil

State of the Fleet Market in Brazil

Hit with the Coronavirus pandemic just like the rest of the world, automobile sales in the 27-state nation were certainly down in 2020. A total of 1.62 million passenger cars were sold and 335,269 light commercial vehicles (LCVs) between January and December, representing year-over-year decreases of 28.6% and 15.4% respectively.

March 24, 2021

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