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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

Ken's Foods headquarters in Marlborough, Mass.

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How Leasing Helped a Salad Dressing Maker Go National

For Ken’s Foods, makers of Ken’s Salad Dressings, the long-standing relationship with its fleet lessor allowed the fleet to grow seamlessly as the company evolved into a national brand.

One of the major benefits of a full-service lease is access to priority maintenance service and nationwide facilities. (Photo: Ryder)

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What to Know Before Opting for a Full-Service Lease

A full-service lease provides many added benefits beyond traditional lease options. Growing in popularity, there are situations where it may not be the ideal option as well as some common misperceptions.

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Work Truck Commemorates 10th Anniversary

From the push to “go green” to new-vehicle launches to mergers and acquisitions, the past decade has been covered in full by the No. 1 vocational truck magazine.

Many larger fleets have moved away from purchasing to leasing trucks.(Photo: istockphoto.com)

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Should You Lease or Buy Work Trucks?

Dynamic, fast-moving financial options can create a real dilemma if you’re looking to update your fleet. Luckily, some tried-and-tested baseline rules can help cut through the clutter and secure the financing options you need to grow your business.

Jamie Schaefer (left), PacLease manager at Kenworth Sales Co., has worked with Idaho Youth Ranch for several years. Through this partnership, Gregg Crow (right), IYR’s former director of distribution, was able to add new trucks to help expand IYR's network of thrift stores. Crow recently stepped down, handing over the reins to Jason Whitley. "Gregg kept feeding me information and how-to's on his job; I learned from the best," says Whitley.

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Updated Trucks Keep Nonprofit’s Fleet Costs Down

Idaho Youth Ranch has improved fleet efficiency through initiatives such as mobile technicians and electronic routing, as well as by adding new Kenworth T270 leased trucks to its fleet.

Henderson, Ky.-based Sitex Corp., a uniform and linen services provider, runs its medium-duty fleet to 150,000 miles over a five-year term and then replaces vehicles with another lease. Photo courtesy of Sitex Corp.

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Truck Purchasing to Leasing: 10 Questions to Answer

There are many ways to lease trucks, many types of lease providers, and a multitude of truck configurations. Here's a primer to help you navigate the decision.

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Interview with Kristi Webb on Element's Split into Two Companies

In an exclusive interview with Automotive Fleet, Element North America CEO Kristi Webb outlines why Element Financial Corporation is splitting into two companies.

Joe and Mindy Holman lead the Holman Automotive Group, parent company of ARI. Photo courtesy of ARI

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Holman Automotive Celebrates More Than 90 Years in Business

After more than 90 years in business, Holman Automotive also celebrates 67 years in fleet by founding ARI in 1948. Being a privately-held, family-owned business is one key to its success as well as its focus on its people and customers.

Kristi Webb, president and CEO of GE Capital Fleet Services

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Why GE Decided to Sell Its Fleet Services Business

Although GE Capital Fleet Services has had strong annual revenue growth and a significant product development agenda, its upcoming sale is part of a larger strategic plan by its parent company to focus on its core industrial businesses.

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Lease vs Buy is a difficult decision with regard to your work truck fleet. Use the resources below to help you make this decision, guide you through the process and find other helpful tips such as negotiating a fleet lease management agreement.

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Key Features of Online Fleet Management New

Understand the key features of using an Online Fleet Management (OFM) System to manage your fleet more efficiently and effectively.

Leasing Surveys And Whitepapers

Fleet Managment Insight: ELD Mandate

Understanding the basic principles surrounding the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate and how to meet its compliance standards.

Sustainability Best Practices

In the world of fleet management, corporate governance and governmental mandates often require a fleet to focus on sustainability as a key objective.

   
Turning Fleet Data Into Applied Strategy

There are five keys to success in transforming fleet data into successful fleet strategy. In short, success depends on the right combination of people and process.

Reimbursement vs. Leasing

At some point, every fleet faces an important choice: administer a reimbursement program or offer company-provided vehicles. This whitepaper will help you understand your options.

   
Sustainability Initiatives

In today’s economy, companies are constantly striving to identify opportunities that optimize their return on investment. As a result, saving money is at the forefront of every fleet manager’s mind.

Improving Efficiencies in Government Fleets Infographic

Cloud computing and big data are powering real-time vehicle monitoring in systems that capture a wealth of actionable information.

   
Cash Flow Management in Financing Vehicles Infographic

There are three key areas where managing your fleet can improve overall cash flow: lease options, maintenance and fuel products.

International Accounting

New accounting standards for leasing transactions are coming down the pike in 2018-19 and they will impact every company and organization with lease agreements.

   
Focused Fuel Cards

Corporate and government fleets have a number of purchasing options available to them to manage their fuel consumption and spend.

Harnessing Big Data

Today’s connected fleet generates a constant stream of data from the many activities involved in successful fleet operations.

   
Fuel Best Practices

In our ever-evolving landscape, optimizing cost-efficiency is one of the paramount priorities of a Fleet Manager.

A Leasing Guide For Fleets

While open-end lease structures are widely accepted in the U.S., this eight-part guide breaks down the advantages of closed-end leases and how this structure can improve your company's image and bottom line.

   
Selecting an FMC

3 Keys to Identifying a Flexible, Stable and Creative FMC.

 

 


 

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