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Categories: Legal/Legislative

Plan ahead for the future and have discussions with your senior management about costs and what the future has in store for your fleet. While it looks like...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159622/preparing-your-fleet-to-meet-rising-market-trends

A great deal of our attendance this year was made up of risk and environmental, health & safety (EH&S) professionals from Fortune 500 companies. I hope...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159316/making-a-real-difference

We’re not where we need to be with battery technology and the whole herd seems to be betting that a magical new solution will appear in time to save us all....

https://www.government-fleet.com/160113/ready-or-not-electrification-is-coming
The Fleet One Percenters

It’s a difficult thing to realize you need to make big changes in the way you do business. We all struggle with that in today’s climate.

https://www.government-fleet.com/303155/the-fleet-one-percenters

Merger mania is hitting the fleet market once again. We’re hearing about potential OEM consolidations and we now have Element Financial Corp. expanding its...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159512/merger-mania-hits-fleet-market-again

Fleet management has migrated from the garage to the Excel spreadsheet. We don’t have to wonder anymore about whether that compact car really is more...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159809/why-you-should-be-bullish-about-the-future-of-fleet-management

Fleets are often the beta testers of the vehicle market. That shift away from compact sedans we saw in the fleet market a few years ago is playing out in...

https://www.government-fleet.com/279804/adapting-to-a-changing-tide

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

https://www.government-fleet.com/159471/everybody-is-the-best-at-something
Depreciation Returns to the Used-Vehicle Market

The latest auction figures point out a few important trends: First, the market for certain types of vehicles is definitely getting softer. Second, there...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159331/depreciation-returns-to-the-used-vehicle-market

'Automotive Fleet' defines a fleet as any commercial or public entity that operates 15 or more vehicles or buys 10 or more vehicles in a single calendar-year.

https://www.government-fleet.com/159730/defining-the-size-of-the-fleet-market-isnt-always-as-easy-as-it-looks

There is little doubt that the folks out there with 5,000-10,000 vehicles have a good handle on how much they should be paying; for everything from bucket...

https://www.government-fleet.com/160026/size-matters

If Harvard had a school of fleet, it would have lots of courses on vehicle selection, advanced lease accounting, depreciation, and maybe even alternative...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159395/what-they-dont-teach-at-harvard-fleet-school

It’s becoming clear that there are some real changes brewing in our industry: everything from powertrains to new vehicle classes, to autonomous vehicles,...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159975/the-house-of-electric-vehicles
Categories: Legal/Legislative

The modern fleet manager and the companies that serve them need to keep an eye on the political process. They need to watch not just the economic trends,...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159645/impacts-of-politics-on-fleet-management

The mainstream media may have sold out lock stock and barrel to the fringe elements but as a fleet decision maker you still have some tremendous resources...

https://www.government-fleet.com/160093/fair-and-balanced

Depreciation is a necessary evil in our industry. Knowing your risks and knowing your OEM partners won’t make depreciation go away but it can make it more...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159891/yes-virginia-there-is-depreciation

Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

https://www.government-fleet.com/159947/whos-up-next

It’s a great time for fleet managers to make a real difference, save money, save lives, and make their businesses more productive.

https://www.government-fleet.com/159710/its-a-great-time-to-be-in-the-fleet-business

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...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159563/safety-equipment-taking-the-lead
Things Change

We’re about to launch the most audacious stage for the company yet as the Bobit family has decided to sell the family business to Westport, Conn.-based...

https://www.government-fleet.com/320414/things-change

As we approach another NAFA Fleet Management Association Institute & Expo (I&E) — my 20th — it seems like a good time to pause and reflect a bit on how the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159432/the-more-things-change-the-more-they-actually-change
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations
What Being a Green Fleet Means Today

In changing and expanding Green Fleet Conference to the Fleet Technology Expo, group publisher of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet Sherb Brown, explains how...

https://www.government-fleet.com/155954/what-being-a-green-fleet-means-today
Fleet Ground Zero

You are missing out on some potentially game changing information when you don’t get out to meet regularly with your peers.

https://www.government-fleet.com/339266/fleet-ground-zero

It’s time to put another year in the books and look forward to 2016. Take some time to analyze current and future trends and how that will impact your fleet...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159602/analyzing-the-future-of-fleet

Big Data is the hottest new catchphrase with the tech and fleet crows. Our recent surveys indicate that most fleet managers love data and want more of it,...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159359/the-big-conundrum-of-big-data

In changing and expanding Green Fleet Conference to the Fleet Technology Expo, group publisher of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet Sherb Brown, explains how...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159406/what-being-a-green-fleet-means-today
Categories: Electric Vehicles
10 Things You Don't Need to Worry About in 2019

Change is coming fast and furious to the fleet market. Staying on top of all the new trends and technology is a full time job for most fleet managers.

https://www.government-fleet.com/321443/ten-things-you-dont-need-to-worry-about-in-2019

Fleet managers should stay current with new developments in the auto industry but stay grounded in reality to keep their fleets efficient and prepared for...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159915/keeping-your-eyes-on-the-prize

If you don’t stay on top of the latest developments in mobility, battery technology, autonomous vehicles, and telematics, you are subjecting yourself to the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/279790/keep-realistic-fleet-expectations

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...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159999/remembering-the-coach
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Hybrids
Electric Shock!

By the end of next year, there are supposed to be over 50 types of plug-in electric vehicles for sale in the U.S. At some point in the recent past, it...

https://www.government-fleet.com/330685/electric-shock

Fleet Technology Expo will include three days of education on tactics for optimizing fleet software and data and alternative-fuel adoption, information on...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159772/game-planning-for-the-fleet-technology-expo

The best fleet managers survived the total fleet management era because they brought value to their companies.

https://www.government-fleet.com/159688/is-reimbursement-just-another-big-bad-wolf-or-the-newest-fleet-tool

Every fleet is different. Most of the service providers in our market realize this and do their best to tailor their solutions to meet the needs of today’s...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159871/are-you-a-fleet-manager-or-are-you-just-managing-a-fleet

Data is driving fleet decisions more than ever. Whether it’s big data or small data, fleet management is becoming less of an art every day and more of a...

https://www.government-fleet.com/160134/fleet-management-2-0
Big Brother Isn't Always a Bad Thing

Driving is a dangerous activity, and fleet managers have to work hard to protect their drivers' safety. Though the number of fatal accidents has decreased...

https://www.government-fleet.com/312123/big-brother-isnt-always-a-bad-thing

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.

https://www.government-fleet.com/159582/future-proofing-your-fleet

The fleet management companies, the telematics providers, the upfitters, and the general service providers in our market can offer you some wonderful...

https://www.government-fleet.com/160050/fleet-is-a-full-time-job

A common refrain from those who are trying to market products and services to the fleet industry is that fleet managers never answer their phones.

https://www.government-fleet.com/159370/challenge-accepted-changing-the-pace-of-fleet

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.

https://www.government-fleet.com/279824/remembering-sundays-in-st-louis-detroit-and-atlantic-city
Trying to Sell Expired CAFE

Fuel economy has been and will be the guiding force for change for the manufacturers as well as for our politicians for the near future.

https://www.government-fleet.com/332439/trying-to-sell-expired-cafe

When the day comes that you decide to finally hang up your cleats, you’ll probably realize that it was less about what you knew about the fleet business and...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159552/its-not-just-what-you-know

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...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159288/some-shoes-are-too-big-to-fill

Looking back on the problems that plague the OEM vehicle ordering and delivery process. And deciding what can be done to repair this broken system.

https://www.government-fleet.com/159489/the-system-is-still-broken
Fleets Driven by Safety

It doesn't matter if you are running a pharma fleet, a public sector fleet, a Class 8 tractor fleet, or a fleet of golf carts. Our analytics show that...

https://www.government-fleet.com/314530/fleets-driven-by-safety

The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159790/focusing-on-the-vehicle-delivery-process

Despite all leading-edge technology and bleeding-edge regulations that are being thrust upon the fleet market, there is a gaping hole in many fleet plans....

https://www.government-fleet.com/159764/whats-your-backup-plan

When it’s all said and done, there usually is a right answer for a particular fleet and the best person to make that decision is a well-educated fleet manager.

https://www.government-fleet.com/159823/fleet-success-comes-from-sticking-to-just-the-facts

Americans (and fleet managers) love their trucks. Occasional spikes in oil prices aside, in most cases the American consumer and the American fleet driver...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159346/the-growing-divide

There are a lot of safety options available for the modern fleet’s drivers. It’s time to take a more nuanced look at the options that are available in the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/159670/not-all-safety-systems-are-created-equal


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