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Who’s Up Next?

Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Petro Names Regional Fleet Manager

Robert Edwards was named regional fleet manager at Petro Home Services. Edwards manages a fleet of 400 Class 8 trucks and light-duty vehicles in five operating locations.

10 Ways Fleet Managers Can Avoid Being Under-Rated by Senior Management

There is an ongoing perception by senior management that fleet management is not a complicated and sophisticated profession. As a result, one of the biggest challenges facing fleet managers is getting management to recognize and acknowledge their contribution to the company. Here are 10 ways to ensure management recognizes your contribution to the company’s bottom line.

IRS to Focus on Auditing Fleets for Personal-Use Reporting & Compliance

Last August, the IRS announced areas it will prioritize for audits in 2014, one of which is fringe benefits, especially the personal use of company vehicles. Managing personal-use compliance is a headache. It is also expensive, with internal costs ranging from $35 to $75 per year per vehicle. Here's what you need to do to be prepared should your friendly IRS agent come knocking on your front door.

Belding Named 2011 Fleet Manager of the Year

Automotive Fleet congratulates the winner of its 2011 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award, Theresa Belding of Forest Pharmaceuticals. She was recognized for optimizing vehicle replacement cycles, reducing vehicle offerings, managing daily rental spend, and decreasing fuel consumption.

Who Will Succeed You as Fleet Manager?

I asked a number of long-time fleet managers, who have the perspective of history, their thoughts about the future of the fleet manager position. In particular, I asked who they thought would succeed them when they retire or move on to other opportunities. A surprising number felt the future for in-house fleet managers is bleak. Others cited no "new blood" being infused into the ranks of the fleet management profession.

Commercial Fleet Buying Intentions Remain Cautious for 2011-MY

Many companies continue to be uncertain as to whether the economic recovery is sustainable and are hesitant to recommence hiring. Most companies anticipate 2011-MY fleet orders will be comparable to 2010-MY ordering, but this is still below 2008-MY levels. Delayed 2011 introductions are prompting fleets to shift some of their orders from fall fleet buys to spring fleet orders. In an exclusive market survey, 300 major corporate fleets reveal their 2011-MY buying inclinations.