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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.

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Element to Split Into Two Companies

Element Financial Corp. is spinning off its North American commercial finance business into a separate public company to allow its fleet management business to focus on its core business and generate higher returns as a stand-alone company.

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Wheels Inc. Introduces Reimbursement Program

Wheels Inc. has become the first fleet management company to offer a program to help its clients manage reimbursed vehicles, the company has announced.

Photo courtesy of Doering Fleet Management.

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Doering Fleet Management Grows Operation

Wisconsin-based Doering Fleet Management is moving into growth mode to expand from a regional fleet lessor into a national fleet management company.

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.

Photo via FASB.org.

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New Accounting Rules Require All Leases on Balance Sheets

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has voted to move forward with a new standard that would require companies and organizations to include lease obligations on their balance sheets, a move that's being greeted with cautious optimism by fleet management companies.

Photo of refridgerated Freightliner straight truck courtesy of Ryder.

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Ryder Extends Beverage Fleet Lease to 10 Years

Ryder System will begin offering 10-year full-service leases to beverage fleets to meet that industry's need for a longer lease term with trucks that accumulate less annual mileage, the company has announced.

Photo courtesy of Motorlease.

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Motorlease Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From AALA

Motorlease Corp. received a special Lifetime Membership award from the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA) at the association's Sept. 29 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Enterprise Fleet Invests $100M in Tech Upgrades

Enterprise Fleet Management has implemented a $100-million technology upgrade that includes greater use of tablets by sales staff and several new web-based fleet management tools.

Photo of Kristi Webb speaking at the Element Fleet Roundtable courtesy of Element.

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Element Hosts 2015 Fleet Roundtable

Element Fleet Management gathered a record 300 customers and industry leaders to discuss fleet business trends, compliance and cost reduction strategies at the 18th annual Fleet Roundtable event, held Oct. 12-15 in Hunt Valley, Md.

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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Fleet Management Services: Best Practices

Find out the best fleet management services and practices to consider for your fleet.

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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