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Did You Know? Helpful Fleet Management Facts

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 14, 2019 2:19:31 PM

A good teacher can explain complex topics in ways that are clear and concise. And, as anyone who has managed a fleet knows, keeping track of all the tedious details that come along with vehicle ownership can be a daunting task. This is why the industry experts at LeasePlan have prepared a useful infographic that exhibits the basic tenets of fleet management in an organized and comprehensible format. Follow the link for highly advantageous tips, interesting facts and vital insider information!

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, Lowering Fleet Costs

Outsourcing your fleet? Now, that's a good question . . .

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 11, 2019 11:21:27 AM

Making informed decisions often requires one to ask the right questions. If you are reading this, you are likely already asking yourself this important question: Would it make sense to outsource the management of my fleet?

Here’s the short answer: Enlisting a professional fleet management organization that has an advanced analytical toolkit, close relationships with each auto manufacturer and years of experience can reduce costs in a great many areas, while also allowing your organization to focus on your own core business. However, before deciding whether partnering with a professional fleet manager is the right move for your organization, there are a few more details to consider, and Fleet Services would like to smooth the decision-making process by asking a few questions of our own...

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, Lowering Fleet Costs

The Fleet Service Experts: Meet Brad!

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 10, 2019 1:54:23 PM

Fleet Services is proud to introduce our newest blog series, "The Fleet Service Experts"! This series will profile the hard-working, dedicated individuals that keep our wheels spinning, providing insight into the background and expertise that make us professionals in the industry of fleet management. 

For our first entry, we are pleased to introduce Brad Forbush, Director of Fleet Management at Fleet Services.

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

Pocket Protectors: Understanding Life-Cycle Cost

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 9, 2019 3:40:32 PM

To help kick-off 2019, Fleet Services is pleased to introduce a new series of articles called, Pocket Protectors." This series will highlight the many ways we help clients to reduce the overall cost of operating their vehicle fleets. Our first article covers one of the key metrics for determining the actual cost to operate each vehicle in a fleet, which is referred to as a vehicle's  total  life-cycle cost. 

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Topics: Fleet Discounts, Fleet Considerations, Lowering Fleet Costs

How To Improve Fuel Economy in Winter Weather

Posted by Brad Forbush on Dec 28, 2015 4:00:04 PM

Are you aware that driving in cold, winter weather conditions can significantly reduce your vehicle's fuel economy by as much as 30%?  Who knew? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, cold air has a chilly effect on a vehicle's mpg, which can drive up the cost of operating a fleet during the winter months. The good news is these costs can be contained by following a few simple tips. To learn why your fuel economy is lower in the winter, and what drivers can do to improve fuel economy in cold weather, read the U.S. Dep't if Energy's tips here.

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Topics: Remarketing, Fleet Considerations

Outsourcing Fleet Management?

Posted by Brad Forbush & Jerry Condon on Jul 1, 2015 3:17:00 PM

That which you focus on generally improves, so let's test your focus:

Raise your hand if you know how your vehicle lifecycle cost is trending?

Keep your hand up if you know how many of your vehicles are past their Optimum Replacement Cycle?

Okay, last question . . . how many of you are actually doing what your father told you, Never pay retail!

Any hands still up? That's what I thought, but that's okay because we know people who only focus on their clients vehicles, and I'd like to share the Top Three Reasons to consider outsourcing fleet management to a professional . . .

 

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Topics: Remarketing, Fleet Considerations

Outsource Fleet Management?

Posted by Brad Forbush on May 22, 2015 5:15:00 PM

Today's business climate is hyper-competitive and companies are under increasing pressure to cut costs and to find new ways to sustain growth. Whether a small business or a major corporation, the companies that are thriving are those that have shed products and business functions that are not a core part of its brand and operation.

Fleet Management is our core business, and we serve companies that must use vehicles to manage day-to-day operations, but they don't want to absorb the high cost of staffing and operating an in-house Fleet Department. The decision to outsource typically occurs for one or all of the following reasons . . .

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

GE Fleet Up For Sale . . .

Posted by Brad Forbush on May 7, 2015 9:33:00 AM

Automotive Fleet reported that General Electric recently annouced plans to sell its Fleet Management business unit by 2018 in a move to shed its non-core businesses. This continues a recent flurry of buy-sell activity among the top four Fleet Management companies in the U.S. Click on the link below to read the full story . . .

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

You might need a fleet manager if…?

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Apr 17, 2015 5:15:00 PM

Many people have heard of comedian Jeff Foxworthy and his famous line, "You might be a redneck" where he explains certain reasons why people might consider themselves a "redneck." In that spirit, I would like to put my own spin on the saying and provide some helpful and humorous guidelines to see if in fact, You might need a fleet manager…?

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Topics: Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations

2015 Vehicle Ordering Cut-Off Dates Fast Approaching

Posted by Doug Reading on Mar 19, 2015 3:24:00 PM

How many miles will your fleet vehicles have by September 2015?

We are rapidly approaching the auto industry's season of "Build-Out" when auto manufacturers will stop taking orders for 2015 model year vehicles, so they can complete orders by sometime in July and start building the 2016 models. Our clients generally replace vehicles based on mileage parameters, so this is a good time to determine which vehicles you want to replace before July, and which can wait until sometime in September or October when the 2016 models start hitting the ground.

 

Take a look at the schedule of cut-off dates . . .

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

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