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Industry Insiders: The Crossover

Posted by Kyle Forbush on May 1, 2019 10:12:55 AM

We are living in a century of farewells to many reliable, traditional methods of living. The U.S. Postal Service is slowly becoming defunct as e-mail, text messaging and social media take its place with unsurpassed speed & convenience. Cinemas are suffering because of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime (Blockbuster & friends are already long-gone). In a more relevant occurrence, the American "sedan" is losing popularity and U.S. automakers are abandoning its production. Coming to take its place? Well, we'll get to that. 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, Driving Suggestions

The Best Compact Fleet Vehicles of 2019 - E-Book

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Apr 5, 2019 12:11:42 PM

With the new year has come a fresh line-up of vehicles and an increased, nation-wide focus on driver safety. At the NAFA (North American Fleet Association) conference that preceded the 2019 Milwaukee Auto Show, every manufacturer representative made sure to highlight the ways in which their organization has prioritized safety and explained the advanced safety features that come with their 2019 models. 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, Driving Suggestions, Acquisition

How to sell your fleet vehicles for more money

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Mar 19, 2019 2:23:00 PM

"My minivan sold for how much?" My client asked, flashing a look of delight, surprise and slight disbelief. We politely reassured her that, yes, her para-transit minivan was sold at the previous week's Manheim Auto Auction for twice the sale price we anticipated. The minivan was originally acquired for $40,000, and the Mannheim Auction's "Condition Report" came back with some minor maintenance issues. This put our expectations at somewhere between $6,000 and $8,000. At the end of the day, Fleet Services received an e-mail from Manheim stating that the proposed highest big was $14,600. Our client gladly accepted the offer. 

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Topics: Remarketing, Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations, Fleet Discounts

When & How To "Go Electric"

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Mar 14, 2019 3:40:07 PM

With more auto manufacturers producing cost-efficient electric-vehicles and a growing national investment in the EV industry, the addition of EV's into one's fleet is becoming an enticing opportunity.The question is becoming less, "Should I go electric?" and more "When and how do I incorporate electric vehicles into my fleet?" 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, GreenTechnology, Driving Green

When Should You Replace Vehicles In Your Fleet?

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Mar 13, 2019 10:54:34 AM

Automobiles are vital assets that inevitably depreciate over time. Our latest brief serves as a guide to help you determine the optimal point to replace any vehicle in your fleet. Knowing the replacement process will allow your organization to grow & prosper rather than suffer economic losses. Click on the link below to learn more!

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Topics: Remarketing, Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations

Brief: Volume Fleet Incentives

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Feb 18, 2019 2:52:06 PM

The process of acquiring new vehicles can sometimes make you feel like the victim of high-way robbery (pun intended). Luckily, there are manufacturers who actually strive to help cut costs in many ways, especially if you operate a fleet. Many car companies offer volume incentives and VIP programs, which greatly reduce not only the acquisition cost but also the life-cycle cost of every vehicle in your fleet. 

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Topics: Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations, Fleet Discounts

Driver Safety Tips: Automatic Parallel Parking

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Feb 12, 2019 11:35:40 AM

There is nothing more embarrassing than failing to parallel park on a crowded street in the summer, when pedestrians stop to laugh and point while other drivers scorn you for taking up the road. Fear not, for those days are nearly behind us! Groundbreaking developments in car sensor technology has allowed manufacturers to offer Automatic Parallel Parking as a feature in a handful of newer model vehicles. However, like any other computerized mechanism, it will only work if you know how to use it. 

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Washington & Colorado Strive Towards Zero Emissions

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Feb 1, 2019 1:27:28 PM

Hybrid and electric vehicles can both relieve the burden of hefty fuel costs and reduce your fleet's carbon "tire-mark" -- so to speak. However, perhaps the safest way to estimate the potential benefits of going electric is to watch the ones who are already doing it. Recent developments in Washington state and Colorado, for example, have shown that the trend towards electric and hybrid vehicles is growing in legislative and business-minded popularity. 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, GreenTechnology, Fleet Discounts, Driving Green

Driver Safety Tips: Navigating Roundabouts

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 23, 2019 2:06:49 PM

Everyone remembers the first roundabout they encountered. You're driving down a straight road that suddenly collides with a massive, paved circle, painted with white lines and dotted with bright, yellow yield signs. Enclosed in the center of the circle is an island of grass and some shrubbery. For some, it was like driving for the first time. However, if you follow the signage and know the rules of the road within a roundabout, you can actually make it safely to your destination in less time and with a dramatically smaller chance of collision. 

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Topics: Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Driver Safety Tips: Automatic Emergency Braking

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 22, 2019 3:24:52 PM

Sticking with the theme of our last blog article about Adaptive Cruise Control, I will compare the intelligence of emerging auto technology to the proliferation of computer IQ in The Matrix. Many embrace the invention of cars that sense and even think for us to some extent, while others fear that it takes too much responsibility out of our own hands. And if the Matrix trilogy taught us anything, it is to avoid self-aware mechanisms. 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

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