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Acquisition Remarketing

How to sell your fleet vehicles for more money

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Mar 19, 2019 2:14:00 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, Caritas 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 3:38:20 PM

With more auto manufacturers producing cost-efficient electric-vehicles and a growing national investment into EV infrastructure, adding 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 integrate 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 10:48:48 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 Community 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 2:49:32 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

Washington & Colorado Strive Towards Zero Emissions

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Feb 1, 2019 1:30:18 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: Automatic Emergency Braking

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 22, 2019 3:23:45 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

Driver Safety Tips: Adaptive Cruise Control

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 18, 2019 1:08:04 PM

I-Robot came out in 2004 and introduced its audiences to a dark vision of our future where cars drive themselves, robots are utilized by humans for nearly everything, and Lake Michigan has dried up. Luckily, we're nowhere near the latter two circumstances, but the first was already being realized when the film came out.

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

Nissan Reveals The 2019 Leaf e+

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 11, 2019 3:35:31 PM

The new year of 2019 sees an automotive industry abound with groundbreaking innovation in the field of electric vehicle technology. Leading the pack, per se, is Nissan's newest EV model, the 2019 Leaf e+. 

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Topics: Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations, GreenTechnology, Driving Green

Cars Of The Future Are Here!

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jul 28, 2015 5:19:00 PM

 

We are all one step closer to driving cars of the future thanks to the University of Michigan, which just opened what they are calling "M City."  Situated on 32 acres, "M City" is a simulated town designed specifically to allow for the testing of autonomous (self-driving) vehicles.  The facility includes realistic traffic features such as merge lanes, stop lights, intersections, roundabouts, road signage, a railroad crossing, building facades, construction barriers and mechanical pedestrians. 

According to the online news source, Automotive Fleet, M City is a joint project between the University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center,the Michigan Department of Transportation, and several major automakers including Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Navistar are closely involved in this groundbreaking initiative.

So, do you think our roads and highways are ready for "autonomous vehicles?"  Are they right for you? 

Read the full article here.

 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

Only Seven Vehicles Are Truly American-Made . . . Really?

Posted by Brad Forbush on Jul 16, 2015 12:10:08 PM

You'll probably find this hard to believe, but "American-made" autos are quickly becoming a thing of the past unless something changes.  As the U.S. auto industry becomes more globalized, fewer and fewer cars meet the standard to be labeled American-made, and today there are only seven that make the list. I found this a bit shocking, so I did some digging to find out just who came up with this list and how are they defining "American-made?" 
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Topics: Fleet Considerations

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