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Remembering Sundays in St. Louis, Detroit, and Atlantic City

There is just no better opportunity to network, to learn, and to mingle with the best and the brightest than an in-person fleet event.

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Remembering the Coach

Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The Fleet Manager Is Still Here to Stay

Fleet management will always be a critical role in any business or public entity that relies on vehicles regardless of the title of the person making the decisions.

One Year Later: Additional Remembrances of Ed Bobit

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the passing of Ed Bobit, it prompts me once again to honor this industry icon and friend. For those who knew Ed, you know he and I had diametrically opposite personalities. But, our common bond was the love of fleet and a mutual shared labor of love called Automotive Fleet. My almost 30-year relationship with Ed is comprised of many fond remembrances. A few stand out because they provide insights into Ed’s personality and who he was as a person.

Memorial Tribute to Ed Bobit

Watch this memorial tribute to fleet icon Ed Bobit, who founded Bobit Business Media and Automotive Fleet and passed away in 2014. Read the full story here. Read Editor Mike Antich's remembrances here.

Some Shoes Are Too Big to Fill

Ed Bobit, or Coach, set a high bar for us all and he meant so much to so many industry professionals out there. There's no replacing the Coach, so we're not even going to try.

Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

A lot has changed in the past 10-15 years, so we can only imagine this momentum will continue into the next decade-plus. How will this change impact the fleet manager of tomorrow?

My Remembrances of Ed Bobit

One of the highest compliments to someone in the auto industry is to say they have gasoline running through their veins. In Ed Bobit's case, he had "fleet" running through his veins.

Ed Bobit: A Man of Outsized Pleasures

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet,as well as many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86. Bobit was a man of outsized pleasures, but none more than his work and family, which were usually one and the same.  We hope you enjoy these photos of Ed enjoying the very full life he led. Read the full story here.

What's on Your Book Shelf?

A handful of fleet industry experts, including AF Founder and Editor Ed Bobit, offered up a few book titles which have influenced them during their careers in fleet and have a prominent place on their bookshelves.