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Blog: Vocational trucks are susceptible to being targeted for staged accidents, which involves maneuvering an unsuspecting employee driver into an intentional crash in order to make a false insurance claim or to file a lawsuit against the driver’s employer.

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Higher Prices Reinvigorate Cost Containment Initiatives

Fleet costs are experiencing upward pressure in a variety of areas, ranging from higher vehicle acquisition due to the proliferation of safety systems to increased material costs to manufacture tires, replacement parts, and upfits.

How Telematics Impacts Fleet Fuel Management

While technology, such as telematics, will help fleet managers monitor fuel management, other upcoming technological advancements may sway the way fuel management as a whole is managed in the future.

Fuel Card Fraud Is on the Increase

Since 2016, there has been an ongoing uptick in fuel card fraud. In light of this, it is important for companies to develop a fraud prevention strategy addressing misuse, slippage, and outright fraud.

30 Reasons to Avoid Driver Reimbursement

A perennial question facing management is whether it makes business sense to provide company vehicles or to reimburse employees for the use of their personal vehicles. Some believe it will cost less, but the reality is different.

Double Digit Odometer Fraud Between 2007 - 2010

“Clocking” is the illegal process of rolling back an odometer to a mileage lower than the actual miles driven. This crime is most prevalent with late-model vehicles, which have accumulated high mileage in a relatively short period of time, such as typically occurs with fleet vehicles. If you think odometer tampering is a thing of the past, you should think again. From 2007 to 2010, there has been a double-digit increase in odometer tampering.

Spring Conventions Are Cautiously Optimistic

While the automotive fleet and leasing industries seem to be enjoying good health in the midst of the resurging economy, a relapse could be in store if the federal government continues to neglect the mounting budget and trade deficits.

Ed Bobit's Publisher's Page

In 1972, the new Federal Odometer Law caused quite a stir in the fleet market. Some of my personal and business friends scoffed at the legislation and failed to heed the warning of the Federal Trade Commission.