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I must say I am tired of reading quips from fleet administrators that feel their jobs are so demanding and subject to extinction.

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When the able and popular Connie Wesley lost her fleet manager's job at Honeywell last fall, it caused quite a stir in our offices.

Ed Bobit's Publisher's Page

A few weeks ago, my routine was altered when I enjoyed the interesting cultural experience of my first visit to Japan, thanks to Mazda's special invitation to preview their new fall models. Besides the new 929, I had the opportunity to test drive the all new (and hot driving) 323 Protégé LX with a 1.8 -liter, dual overhaul cam, 125 hp engine at their Miyoshi Proving Ground High Speed Test Track.

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For the first time in history of fleet operations, the depreciation factor alone has reached an over 50 percent portion of total vehicle costs. Most authorities agree that result is directly attributable to indifference or lack of company politics that constitute better judgment.

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Curiosly, the EPA has earned a new adversary, not in Detroit or Shelbyville, Indiana, but right in Washington, D.C. - no less than the Department of Energy (DOE).

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No one can accuse the auto marketer's fleet groups of having a stiff attitude when it comes to incentives.

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In a recent release from NADA News, the association reports that their latest Dealer Attitude Survey shows that dealers are less optimistic about the future of the retail automobile industry.

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When we talk about fleet managers, we think of the guy or gals who are responsible for 700 or 1,700 cars, who are NAFA members, and who are highly visible to the factory fleet directors and the major leading companies because of the sheer volume of purchasing that they do and the heavy corporate responsibility they bear. Fleet management may have a slightly different meaning to the lessors because they

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What's behind the continuing rage to acquire leasing companies?

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We've seen a lot of change occur in the fleet market over the years. Some forty years ago, Sam Lee, one of the industry leaders at that time, found out that even the factories did not have a written fleet policy. Since then, however, the factories have directed to you an ever-inceasing stream of promotion sheets, specs, incentives, warranties and miscellaneous hype; all designed as tools to assist you in efficient vehicle purchasing.