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Plan ahead for the future and have discussions with your senior management about costs and what the future has in store for your fleet. While it looks like the cost of a gallon of gasoline may be going down, the cost of everything else is going to go up.

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2016 Chevrolet Spark

Despite lower fuel prices, fleet managers are continuing to examine vehicle downsizing options. For those looking to downsize from a compact to smaller vehicle segment, one option is the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Spark, which was unveiled at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Five Tips For Running a More Efficient Fleet

Managing a fleet can end up being repetitive and less than stimulating unless the fleet manager is bold in decision making and willing to act counterintuitively when it can lead to greater success.

Top Fleet Trends for Class 5-6 Trucks

The Class 5-6 truck market is very similar to the Class 3-4 market and shares many of the same trends. Among the key trends driving this market are fuel spend, downsizing, the growing receptivity to telematics devices, and funding.

Russia's Fleet Market Conditions in 2014

Russia encompasses a large land mass spanning nine time zones and four climate zones. The ratio of vehicles per person is relatively low (230 per 1,000 people), with a comparatively aged fleet on the road (about 13 years).

Global Fleet Management: There are More Similarities than You Think

Many of the challenges facing U.S. fleet managers are identical to the challenges facing your counterparts managing fleets elsewhere in the world. Many of these fleet trends extend beyond the U.S. and are offshoots of much larger global trends. Oftentimes, best practices in fleet management emerge from outside the U.S., which is good reason for you to familiarize yourself with what's occurring in other global fleet markets.

Gable Named Fleet Manager for BMHC

BOISE, ID - Brian Gable has assumed responsibility for fleet operations at BMHC, a Boise, Idaho-based dealer and construction services provider.

Cox Enterprises Streamlines Fleet Operations

ATLANTA - Within the first year of using FleetWave, the company was able to promote a 10-percent fleet size reduction for its communications, media, and headquarter divisions.

Deferring Vehicle Replacements is Counter-Productive to the Intended Goal

During economic uncertainty, senior management demands expense reductions and limits capital expenditures. Since fleet is usually among the top 10 corporate capital expenditures, there is pressure to defer vehicle replacements. However, this cost-containment strategy misses the point that all fleet-related expenses, both fixed and operating, are influenced by when a vehicle is replaced. Cost reductions in acquisitions are often offset by rising costs elsewhere.