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November 14, 2017

Fleet Will Need to Reinvent Itself as a New Vision of Fleet Management Emerges

Over the past several decades, the purchasing managers of yesteryear reinvented themselves into procurement professionals whose function is now viewed as a strategic asset that provides a competitive advantage to a corporation. Can fleet management, likewise, elevate its perceived value to a corporation, especially in the eyes of its senior management? I say yes, and the timing is right to do so.

November 7, 2017

Stertil-Koni Records Largest Order Surge for Heavy-Duty In-Ground Vehicle Lifts

Stertil-Koni vehicle lifts selected by transit agencies, municipalities, and corporate customers in North America recently for these orders include the Diamond Lift, Skylift, and Ecolift.

November 1, 2017

Commercial Fleet Sales Climb 3.7% in October

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 3.7% to 49,801 in October with strong truck sales outweighing a nearly 30% decline in cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

October 31, 2017

Deciphering the DNA of Award-Winning Fleet Professionals

During my tenure in fleet, I have had the privilege of meeting all 32 fleet manager who won the AF Fleet Manager of the Year Award and the 12 executives who won the FF Fleet Executive of the Year Award. Although each managed different types and sizes of fleets, there were common traits found among these award-winning fleet professionals.Based on my observations, here’s what they had in common:

October 5, 2017

September Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 25%

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 25.7% to 51,112 in September with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

September 7, 2017

Calif. City to Save 10M Gallons of Water with Filtration Truck

The NO-DES truck is the first of its kind to be added to Ventura Water’s fleet in California. The unit replaces the conventional method of flushing the city’s fire hydrants.

September 1, 2017

August Commercial Fleet Sales Surge 12.6%

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 12.6% to 52,439 in August units with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

August 1, 2017

Size Matters

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 trucks to sedan floor mats. But some of our recent survey data shows that vast hordes of the fleet market are paying close to retail rates for a lot of products and services.

July 26, 2017

How to Control Rogue Spending in Fleet

Procurement studies reveal that 20% or more of total corporate spend is for purchases that could have been acquired at a lower cost.

July 23, 2017

Spec’ing Today’s Trucks to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs

When you spec truck assets today, many of these vehicles will be in service for 10 to 15 years or longer. While these assets are adequate for today’s business, will this still be true 10 to 15 years from now? This is an important question because some fleet managers tend to focus on today’s needs and neglect the long-term considerations as to how job requirements may evolve in the future.

July 5, 2017

Miss. County Faces Garbage Truck Shortage

Simpson County, Miss., has only three of its refuse trucks working after four trucks were disabled in June — two from lighting strikes.

June 18, 2017

Snapshot of Fleet Manager Concerns and Pain Points

Summer is a busy time in fleet. There’s an abundance of next-model-year OEM fleet meetings, new-model intros, and industry conferences, which offer ample opportunities to “talk fleet” with the movers and shakers of our industry. If you want to know what's happening in the fleet market, you need to talk with fleet managers -- lots of them.

June 15, 2017

Nissan Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 16 of its 2018 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, including the new Rogue Sport subcompact SUV, the company has announced.

June 13, 2017

GM Sets 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2018 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands, which includes first-time fleet incentives for the Bolt EV and second-generation Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup.

May 22, 2017

Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

April 8, 2017

Real-World Advice on How to Excel on a Fleet Sourcing Team

To be successful on a sourcing team, you need to be open-minded about exploring all available service channels and partners. However, open-minded doesn’t mean being open-headed. You must listen and entertain new ideas, but also temper such a practice and attitude with pragmatism and knowledge.

March 21, 2017

Nissan Promotes Three Commercial Managers

Nissan has promoted three senior managers in its commercial vehicle sales operation, and added new responsibilities for Fred DePerez, Rich Miller, and Joe Guarascio.

March 13, 2017

NTEA Releases 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook

Two of every five vocational truck fleet managers plan to increase their vehicle count in 2017 and more than half now use telematics, according to the NTEA's 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook.

February 23, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Announces 2017-MY Order Cutoff Dates

Fiat Chrysler has set dates for when it will stop taking orders for 2017 model year vehicles and has set order-cutoff dates for its lineup of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles through August.

February 15, 2017

Big Data and Advanced Analytics will Further Intertwine Procurement and Fleet

Looking ahead, how will procurement and fleet evolve in the future? My prediction is there will be market forces (both internal and external), along with technological enhancements, that will facilitate a much closer collaboration between the two disciplines using a combination of in-house and outsourced expertise.

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