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Categories: Auctions, Remarketing
Longtime Auction Exec Joins EBlock as COO

John Brasher has worked for some well-known names in the industry.
Categories: Operations, Remarketing
How to Put Ad Dollars to Work Using AI

A proper, artificial intelligence-driven digital advertising strategy can put advertising dollars to work with precision, accuracy, and results.
Categories: Operations
High-End Fleet Salaries Reach All-Time High

There was a jump in fleet managers who reported seeing a decrease in their salaries in 2020, though the majority continued to report annual salary increases.
Categories: Global Fleet, Vehicle Research
State of the Fleet Market in Brazil

Hit with the Coronavirus pandemic just like the rest of the world, automobile sales in the 27-state nation were certainly down in 2020. A total of 1.62...
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Telematics
Electric Last Mile Solutions and Geotab Announce Partnership

Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS) and Geotab are partnering to deliver a factory-installed connectivity solution on ELMS’ upcoming Urban Delivery EV to...
Categories: Operations, State of the Fleet Industry
Top Trends in Fleet Finance

Topics discussed includes if fleets should reevaluate their future vehicle cycling plans; the resolution of the unintended personal-use charge tax...
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesales Used-Vehicle Values See Spring Jump

Wholesale used-vehicle prices increased 3.74% in the first 15 days of March compared to the previous month.
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Green Fleet
Lightning eMotors Appoints New Chief Procurement Officer

The company's new chief procurement officer will lead all purchasing activities as well as quality and the performance of the supply base.
Categories: Fuel
National Average Gas Prices Rise to $2.86

The national average price of gasoline has jumped nearly 40 cents for the week of March 15, 2021, following last month’s winter storm in Texas.
Categories: Products, Vehicle Research
Isuzu Adds Advanced Safety Tech to 2022i N-Series Models

An all-new advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) will be optional on all 2022i N-Series models. Other enhancements include new standard and optional fuel...
Categories: Vehicle Research
Hyundai Announces 2022 Tucson MSRP Pricing

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is also available with a new hybrid powertrain that offers more than 500 miles of range.
Categories: Operations
Fleet Readers Sound Off on EV Adoption, the Work-from-Home Business Model & More

This regular column is designed to encourage discourse for fleet professionals to let their voices be heard to their peers and other industry professionals.
Categories: Operations, State of the Fleet Industry
State of the Fleet Industry: Current Q1 2021 Fleet Trends

Topics discussed include the ongoing supply constraints and impact on fleet OTD; analysis and forecasts of the shortage of automotive semiconductors; and...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Overall Vehicle Deaths for 2020 Estimated to be Highest in 13 Years

As many as 42,060 people are estimated to have died in motor vehicle crashes through 2020, an amount not seen since 2007, according to preliminary estimates.
Categories: Fuel
WEX & Ford Partner for New Commercial Fleet Referral Arrangement

The Ford and WEX referral arrangement will offer Ford fleet customers multiple fuel card options.
Categories: Connected Fleets, Equipment, Fleet Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Ford Telematics Expands Services to Support All Makes & Models

Ford is expanding its Ford Telematics service to support all makes and models so fleet operators can gather, view, and monitor data from all their vehicles,...
Categories: Operations

Chad Roberts was named fleet manager for Tucows supporting its Ting gigabit fiber-optic division, which delivers fixed fiber Internet access.
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Reach Record Highs in February

Wholesale used vehicle prices jumped 3.79% month-over-month in February, led by a major increase near the month's end.
Categories: Operations
In Memoriam: Elizabeth “Bette” Natoli 1929-2020

Automotive Fleet belatedly learned that Elizabeth J. “Bette” Natoli, one of the first women fleet managers, passed away after a long illness on July 11, 2020.
Categories: Operations
Commercial Fleet Sales Down 13.9% in February

Total fleet sales for the month — which is comprised of commercial, rental, and government sales — came in at 178,252, which represented a 36% drop from the...
Categories: Operations
Microchip Shortage Extends Production Delays at Three GM Assembly Plants

General Motors said it has not taken downtime or reduced shifts at any of its truck plants due to the shortage.
Categories: Operations
WIFM Marks 10-year Milestone

The group, created and developed by and for women in the fleet industry, has given women “the voice that was missing” and spotlighted their accomplishments.
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Several 2021 Nissan Vehicles Achieve IIHS Safety Honors

All models feature Nissan Safety Shield 360 as standard equipment, which is the automaker's comprehensive system of safety tech.
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
A Majority of Drivers Want Improved ADAS Systems

These findings signal that people are open to more sophisticated vehicle technology, which if they provide positive experiences for drivers, will open the...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
IIHS Honors 49 Vehicles With Top Safety Pick Honor

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recognized 49 models for providing the highest level of safety based on the institutes criteria, which is...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Ford Recalls Ranger and F-Series Models for Safety Concerns

Ford is recalling certain Ranger, 2020 F-Super Duty F350, and 2021 F-150 and 2020-2021 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty vehicles.
Categories: Operations
How NAFA Mitigated the Pandemic-Induced Personal Use Tax Issue

The unintended tax consequences created by the pandemic that distorted personal use taxation of company drivers was successfully mitigated by the NAFA Fleet...
2021 Cadillac Escalade is C-Suite Material

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Sport Platinum is the most expensive model sold by General Motors. But its brand cachet makes it the ideal pinnacle fleet...
Categories: Operations
State-of-the-Art Technologies Fleets are Using to Succeed

Fleets that are not aligning their business strategies to factor in the latest in fleet technological developments might be missing out on some of the most...
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Prices Jump Early in 2021

The latest trends in the key indicators suggest used vehicle values are likely to continue to see appreciation in the days and weeks ahead.
Categories: Operations
AF Fleet Readers Sound Off on Fleet Ordering Trends & Last-Mile Delivery

This regular column is designed to encourage discourse for fleet professionals to let their voices be heard to their peers and other industry professionals.
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
How Fleets are Keeping Driver Safety in Check

Closely addressing the perennial concerns of fleet safety is an area that has been essential to many successful fleets over the years, not just with the...
Categories: Telematics, Telematics & Technology
How Fleets are Succeeding with Telematics

Fleet managers who are looking to support very specific fleet needs for the respective business and industry will find a lot can be gained through the...
Categories: Operations
AF Fleet Readers Sound Off on Emerging Challenges in 2021

This regular column is designed to provide a platform for fleet managers to let their voices be heard to their peers and other fleet professionals.
Impact on Fleet Operations of the Work-from-Home Business Model

The pandemic has opened Pandora’s box on working from home – both good and bad. While it has yet to be determined whether this is long-term or short-term...
Categories: Global Fleet, Operations
Challenges of Managing a Multinational Fleet

One current fleet initiative underway for Catherine Tillman, director of fleet, records management & travel at AbbVie is the development of a global data...
Categories: Operations
Microchip Shortage Increasing Vehicle Lead Times

This shortage is causing OEMs to reduce, or in some cases even stop, vehicle production, as they find it more difficult to procure semiconductors and...
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Prices Increase to Start 2021

Wholesale used vehicle prices increased in the first 15 days of January compared to the month of December, bringing up the mid-month Manheim Used Vehicle...
Categories: Operations

James David Power III, founder of automotive data analytics and consumer intelligence company J.D. Power, died on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. He was 89.
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fleet Acquisition, Global Fleet, Mobility, Products, Vehicle Research
Stellantis: World’s 4th-Largest Automaker Has Launched

Stellantis, the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA, will “embrace electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving, and shared...
Categories: Operations, Safety
Fleet Response Names New Safety Program Director

Fleet Response's new safety program director will oversee the creation and implementation of new training programs along with managing the delivery...
Categories: Leasing
LeasePlan USA Names SVP of Corporate Fleet

LeasePlan USA has promoted Jon Stafford to the role of SVP of corporate fleet, where he will oversee the FMC’s business development and client success teams.
Categories: Leasing, Operations
FCA to Implement Amazon Alexa Assistant into Future Products

The Alexa Custom Assistant solution is built directly on the Alexa technology stack within FCA’s Uconnect system.
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Overall Traffic Fatalities Increased in 2020

The data represents a 4.6% increase when compared to the same period of time of January 2019 to September 2019.
Categories: Leasing
Element Fleet Management Names New CFO

Element Fleet Management has appointed Frank Ruperto as its chief financial officer, who will assist Element in the execution of its organic growth...
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
GM Unveils New Electric Delivery Van & EV Business Unit

General Motors has revealed a new electric delivery vehicle that will feature an estimated 250 miles of range following the announcement of its BrightDrop...
Categories: Operations, State of the Fleet Industry
Resolution of the Unintended Personal-Use Charge Tax Consequence

The latest State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight video addresses the successful resolution of an unintended tax consequence for the employee use of company...
Categories: Operations
AF Fleet Professionals Weigh-in On New Industry Challenges

Automotive Fleet views itself as a facilitator to provide a platform for different voices from the industry to sound-off on today’s challenges. This regular...
Categories: Operations
Insurance Company Fleet Executive Retires

Mike Lisi, vice president of corporate services and real estate, retired from Encova Insurance on Dec. 31, 2020.
Categories: Operations
IRS Addresses Unintended Personal Use Tax Consequence from COVID-19

The initiative that led to this notice from the IRS was spearheaded by members of NAFA, who sought to mitigate unintended tax consequences that the COVID-19...

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