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Outsource Fleet Management?

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

TOP_10_LIstToday'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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GE Fleet Up For Sale . . .

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

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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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You might need a fleet manager if…?

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

jeff-foxworthyMany 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.

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

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Fleet Management: Differences Between CVT and Automatic Transmissions

Posted by Beatrice Maynor on Feb 24, 2015 12:04:00 PM


These days when you're considering a new vehicle to add to your fleet, you're more than likely to have the option of selecting a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for a particular model.

Auto manufacturers are increasingly offering CVTs on their vehicles because of the increased fuel economy such a transmission can offer.

What 's the difference between a conventional automatic transmission and a CVT?

A typical automatic transmission works using a combination of small gears and larger gears that either hold or spin to obtain certain gear ratios to effect forward or backward movement; typically four forward gears and one reverse.

One type of CVT being increasingly implemented by auto manufacturers uses a belt-driven, two pulley system. The belt rides in between two cone shaped pulleys. The "gear" that the transmission is in depends on the where the belt is riding on the grade of the cone. It allows for infinite "gears" because of the infinite places the belt can ride on the cone of the pulley. Brilliantly simple and complicated so here's where you can learn more if you would like.

What's most important to know about CVTs? 

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How important safety features are ending car theft

Posted by Brad Forbush on Aug 15, 2014 10:55:00 AM

 

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Reports of car thefts have been plummeting.  In New York City, car theft has dropped 96% from 147,000 reported incidents in 1990, to just 7400 in 2013.  In D.C. car thefts have declined by 50% in the last 8 years alone.  Similar patterns can be seen across the country.  But what caused this sudden decline? 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

Green Vehicle Management

Posted by Brad Forbush on Jul 17, 2014 3:45:00 PM

Green Fleet Best Practices

 Green_Fleet_ImageOne of the most important aspects of vehicle management going forward is ensuring that we minimize our destructive environmental impact as much as possible. Environmental management for fleets typically focuses on greenhouse gases, air pollution, and MPG; and it includes the following:

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Life Cycle Cost of Cars

Posted by Eliott Fitch on Jun 11, 2014 3:38:00 PM

One of the overall goals of good fleet management is to reduce your fleet's operating costs. The best strategy to reduce your costs is to select vehicles with high re-sale value, good fuel economy, and low maintenance expenses...vehicles with a low total lifecycle cost.  A good fleet manager will evaluate all of the factors that impact purchasing, maintaining, and remarketing a vehicle, and present you with an analysis of which vehicles you can place in your fleet to lower the overall operating cost.  

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Considering outsourcing fleet management?

Posted by Eliott Fitch on Jun 10, 2014 12:59:00 PM

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Proper vehicle or fleet management is one of the biggest challenges facing any growing business. Purchasing and managing a vehicle is a huge responsibility in your personal life, why let it fall by the wayside for your business?

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