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Identifying the Right Funding Options for Your Fleet

Good times, tough times, no matter what the economy brings, when you replace vehicles, somebody must get paid. There are a variety of funding options available to fleets; here are some of them, and how to find the right one.

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Future-Proofing Your Fleet

Fleet management is a complex job; it requires a little forward thinking, a little anticipation, and maybe a crystal ball to help you see the future.

Safety Equipment: Taking the Lead

We bang the drum for fleet safety a lot here at Automotive Fleet. It’s an area of top concern for most of our readers and for most of the suppliers that do business with them.

USPS Considers Euro Fleet Replacement Model

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recommended four best practices and strategies for replacing vehicles based on a study of postal operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland.

2016 Buying Forecast for Commercial Fleets

Fleet ordering for the 2016 model-year is forecast to be flat compared to the prior model-year. Many fleets have “caught up” with replacing aging vehicles due to extended services during the post-recession model-years slowdown in new-vehicle purchases.

10 Elements in Outsourcing a Fleet Safety Program

As the resources and staff fleet managers have available declines, outsourcing for a safety program has become more prevalent.

Everybody Is the Best at Something

Reflecting back on the fleet preview season and understanding the responsibilities of fleet managers.

Volatile Cab Chassis Sales Outpacing Year Ago Level

Sales and shipments of cutaways, low cab-over-engine and strip chassis trucks moved higher in the first two months of 2015 compared to a year ago, yet 2015 should be as volatile as 2014, according to the NTEA.

Procurement and Fleet Don't Speak the Same 'Language'

Until the emergence of strategic sourcing in the 1990s, procurement did not hold the same prominence within corporations as it does today. Nowadays, procurement plays a pivotal strategic role. Procurement is now the new engine of change in fleet management, which has resulted in dramatic changes in the fleet purchasing and supplier selection process.

Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: New Vehicle Purchasing

Government-mandated CAFE standards are exerting pressure on OEMs to develop smaller, more lightweight models and add more alt-fuel vehicles and hybrids to their lineups. Lower fuel costs will shift TCO focus to depreciation.