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It's Not Just What You Know

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 more about who you knew. READ MORE

The Fleet Manager Is Still Here to Stay

Fleet management will always be a critical role in any business or public entity that relies on vehicles regardless of the title of the person making the decisions. READ MORE

Merger Mania Hits Fleet Market, Again

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 foothold in the U.S., with the acquisition of GE Capital Fleet Services on the heels of its recent purchase of PHH. READ MORE

The System is Still Broken

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. READ MORE

Everybody Is the Best at Something

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

Fleet Management: Part Art, Part Science

Fleet management is part art, part science. Recent developments in the industry have made it more science and less art for sure. There are a lot of very complex decisions to go into the daily operation of a fleet. READ MORE

The More Things Change, The More They Actually 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 event and the industry have changed over the years. READ MORE

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 the concept of being “green” has evolved since launching the event about 8 years ago. READ MORE

What They Don't Teach at 'Harvard Fleet School'

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

Challenge Accepted: Changing the Pace of Fleet

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. READ MORE

The Big Conundrum of 'Big Data'

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, but are unhappy with the data they are actually getting. READ MORE

The Growing Divide

Americans (and fleet managers) love their trucks. Occasional spikes in oil prices aside, in most cases the American consumer and the American fleet driver want the biggest possible vehicle they can get their hands on. READ MORE

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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 really isn't one "used-vehicle market" anymore. READ MORE

Making a Real Difference

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 that, as time goes by, we'll grow our fleet professional attendance as more and more of you realize that safety is an area where you can truly make a difference and even save lives. READ MORE

Some Shoes Are Too Big to Fill

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 even going to try. READ MORE

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Sherb Brown

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Sherb Brown is the vice president and group publisher for BBM's AutoGroup. Sherb has covered the auto industry for more than 12 years in various positions with Bobit Business Media.

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