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Medical Service Fleet Relies on Subaru Forester SUVs

The service associates of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Varian Medical Systems rely on Subaru's Forester compact SUV because it provides enough cargo capability for their tools, but the fleet manager prefers it for its solid fuel economy, reliability, and high resale value.

The Scooter Store Focuses on Reducing Fleet Operating Costs

NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS - The Scooter Store pursued a multi-pronged approach to reducing costs, from short cycling and changing its fleet composition to implementing routing technology. This online exclusive article explains how the company reduced its operating costs.

Thermo Fisher Realizes Premium in 2011 From Short-Cycling Leased Vehicles

WALTHAM, MA – Due to a strong residual market in 2011, Thermofisher’s Global Sr. Category Leader for Fleet & Indirect Services, Rick Odell, C.P.M., told Automotive Fleet that his group was able to short-cycle 350 leases in 2011, generating a 10- to 20-percent premium over the expected residual values.

The Ongoing Used-Vehicle Shortage Favors a Short-Cycling Replacement Strategy

Nearly all fleet-related costs, both fixed and operating, are influenced by when a vehicle is replaced. Today’s exceptionally strong wholesale market caused by the shortage of used vehicles offers commercial fleet managers an “out-of-the box opportunity” to short cycle vehicles. A shorter 24-month replacement cycle will maximize resale values, reduce operating costs and downtime, increase negotiating leverage with OEMs, and improve driver morale,

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