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Categories: Operations

My greatest satisfaction is to talk the "car business" with the veterans who made things happen from creative gut reactions and enjoyed it. There may have...
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations, Safety
Exploring the Commercial Fleet Sessions at Green Fleet Conference

Commercial fleet managers can expect to get a wide variety of information at the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo on Oct. 29-31. The four sessions will...
Categories: Operations

The fact remains, as the recent NAFA study chart reveals, that those who have more than their toes in the water are the utilities (vested self-interest) and...
Categories: Associations, Operations, Remarketing
Wholesale Vehicle Remarketing Analyzed at CAR

The 2018 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) detailed the biggest topics concerning wholesale remarketing, and also elaborated on technological...
Categories: Global Fleet
European Fleets Respond to New Emissions Standards

Fleet registrations in the European Union saw record breaking numbers in August, bolstered by the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP)...
Categories: Operations, Safety, Technology
City of Oxnard Embraces Technology to Streamline Operations

The City’s Fleet Services Division recently implemented a state-of-the-art technology system, resulting in significant productivity gains for all technicians.
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Green Fleet, Legal/Legislative, Vehicle Research
Fleet Electrification: A Cost and Benefits Analysis

It is vital for your company to analyze the benefits, costs, implementation factors, and more to ensure EV adoption is the next best step for your fleet.
Categories: Operations, Vehicle OEM
Dream Cars Are Coming: Engineering Breakthroughs Pave the Way

Cars that run 100,000 miles without a ma­jor repair, are powered by several revolu­tionary types of automotive propulsion-from jet to chemical-and never...
Categories: Operations
Medium Truck Tire Shortage Unintended Consequence of 2007 Diesel Regulations

There is record demand for medium truck tires and a corresponding shortage of supply. Besides the cyclical upturn in truck sales, the increased demand is...
Categories: Operations, Safety

Fleets with successful new-hire driver orientation training programs emphasize driver safety, cover such fleet policies as preventive maintenance and...
Categories: Operations

As Technology and industry trends alter the fleet managers's role, the president of Wheels Inc., co-sponsor of AF's Fleet Manager of the Year Award,...
Categories: Auctions, Remarketing
Auctions Discover the Real-Time Value of Instant Digital Photos

A simple camera system enables auction operations and dealers to market and sell vehicles at any point after a quick 360-round photo session.
Categories: Safety, Technology, Telematics
8 Ways to Leverage Telematics During COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still very much an issue impacting vocational work truck fleets today. Work Truck reached out to experts in the...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Ford Unveils All-New Transit & Transit Connect

Slated to replace the E-Series Van and Wagon in 2014, the eye-catching Transit makes its debut. The all-new version of the Transit is expected to be lighter...
Categories: Fuel, Operations, Vehicle Research
'Eco' Issues Top of Mind at Ford Advisory Board Meeting

Fleet professionals who form Ford’s Fleet Advisory Board participated in Eco-Driving training and tested the new EcoBoost engine, which, the automaker says,...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Reinventing the F-150 Truck with Aluminum

The decision to lightweight the Ford F-150 with an aluminum body was not reached lightly, and numerous challenges faced the automaker in making this risky...
Categories: Operations, Remarketing

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...
Categories: Operations
10 Ways to Increase Driver Compliance with Fleet Policy

The best time to control cost is before it occurs and the best way to do this is by establishing policies and procedures that inhibit unnecessary spending.
Categories: Operations, Suppliers, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
2016-MY Class 1-7 Work Trucks Go High Tech

In addition to advanced materials and components, OEMs are making the next generation of trucks more connected than ever before.
Categories: Operations
Driving and Prescription Drugs Can be a Lethal RX

As a business driver, any time you use an over-the-counter or prescribed medication, you must consider the risk and the effect it might have on your ability...
Categories: Operations

Mirroring the decline in total fueling sites, the number of fueling sites with full fleet data capture has declined slightly. Fleets continue to increase...
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Propane Autogas, Sustainability
Alliance AutoGas Mobilizes Vehicle Conversion Program

Alliance AutoGas is making two big moves to show how propane autogas can fit into sustainability initiatives for truck fleets.
Categories: Operations
Chrysler's MacDonald Sets Customer Service as Top Priority

One of John MacDonald's first actions as the new general manager of Chrysler Fleet Operations was to challenge his staff to find new ways to satisfy fleet...
Categories: Operations

The proactive fleet manager leverages fleet purchasing power to achieve maximum operating cost reduction by applying different vehicle-purchasing methods,...
Categories: Safety
Molding a Defensive Driver

Defensive driving techniques allow fleet drivers to combat on-the-road-hazards.
Categories: Fleet Management, Fleet Management as a Service, Operations
Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety...
Categories: Operations

As the car rental industry continues to regain its footing, industry analysts expect market conditions to stabilize in 2005, but with continued downward...
Categories: Operations
Will Internet-Enabled Procurement Systems Lead to FTC Regulations

Last June 29 was a watershed date for the emerging "new" fleet management industry. On that date, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a two-day...
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Showroom - Toyota Camry Gets Lighter, Roomier, Angrier

The Camry is known for its spacious interior, and the 2012 edition is the roomiest yet. As well, the Camry Hybrid, also new for 2012, boasts a 30%...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Toyota Tacoma: Plenty of Pickup

The Toyota Tacoma was refreshed for 2014 to remain competitive in a pickup class that also includes the Nissan Frontier and Honda Ridgeline.
Categories: Operations
AF Announces Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award Finalists

Three fleet managers have been selected as finalists for the 2011 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award. The winner will be announced April 10 at...
Categories: Remarketing

Out-of-service vehicles sitting idle cost companies time, money, and space. New upstream remarketing programs can minimize days to sell and generate savings.
Categories: Global Fleet, Technology
The 2014 Global Fleet Management Directory

Covering more than 60 countries on all six of the inhabited continents, the 2014 directory is a comprehensive overview of the global fleet market. Click on...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Towing the Line

We gave two seasoned tow truck operators a 2008 Dodge Ram 5500 with a wrecker package for a true workout and let them sound off on the results.
Categories: Operations
Saving Gas Can Be as Simple as Properly Inflating Tires

The easiest way to minimize fuel expenditure is to ensure that tires are inflated to the correct pressure. Statistics compiled by the American Automobile...
Categories: Associations, Fleet, Fleet Leasing, Operations, Remarketing, Safety, Technology
How Disruption Is Affecting the Auto Industry

Disruption in the automotive industry will affect many businesses with close ties to it, including those in wholesale remarketing, health care, and accident...
Categories: Operations

Industry leader passes away
Categories: Remarketing
5 Steps to Successfully Develop a Fleet Brand

There's no doubt that a fleet manager's effectiveness depends on "knowing your stuff." But, the ability to market a manager's or department's competencies...
Categories: Global Fleet
10 Essential Rules for a Global Fleet Policy

Multi-national companies increasingly view establishing a global fleet policy as the fastest way to get where they want to go. The following 10 rules offer...
Categories: Operations
The Right Pricing Strategy is the Key to a Successful Employee Sales Program

There is a renewed emphasis on maximizing remarketing dollars following the dramatic declines in resale values that have been occurring over the past three...
Categories: Operations

A two-part series examines how fuel management programs can help control fleet’s largest variable cost. The first part examines fuel card programs and how...
Categories: Operations
Good Research Is the Path to Good Decisions

It’s easy to take the path of least resistance when conducting research. Instead, fleet managers should explore several avenues of information from the...
Categories: Operations

The Naples, Fla.-based electrical contractor employs @Road GPS technology to eliminate bogus time sheet reporting and unauthorized use of company vehicles.
Categories: Fuel, Leasing, Safety
2012 AFLA Conference to Focus on Innovation

Scheduled for Sept.10-12 in San Antonio, the 2012 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) Conference is centered on the principles of innovation, all...
Categories: Connected Fleets, Fleet Management, Safety, Technology, Telematics, Vehicle OEM
Ford Takes Telematics In-House and Hardware Free

Manufacturers are partnering with telematics providers to allow access to data from OEMs’ factory-installed modems. Meanwhile, Ford has introduced its own...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
How to Audit Contract Vendors: Ensuring Top Performance

With fewer in-house resources available to fleet managers than ever, a key remedy is to outsource what can't be done internally. However, once the contract...
Categories: Operations

The greatest percentage of fleet managers earn more than $50,000. They have more than six years experience in fleet management. Most have a college degree...
Categories: Remarketing

Some claim average returns of $1,000 over wholesale. The tradeoff is the time spent researching pricing, managing listings, and building a reliable reputation.
Categories: Operations
Former White House Official Helps AALA Chart a Dynamic New Course

When John H. Fitch, Jr. succeeded Sidney Rose as executive director of the American Automotive Leasing Association earlier this year, AALA entered a new era...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Ford F-650/F-750 Repeats Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Win

The F-650/F-750 lineup includes Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab body styles, as well as straight-frame, kick-up frame Pro Loader, and a dedicated...

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