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Fleets Struggle to Develop Policies Governing Take-Home EVs

Fleets Struggle to Develop Policies Governing Take-Home EVs

Fleet managers say the integration of battery-electric vehicles (EVs) into nationally dispersed fleets is challenging due to regional variances in incentives, rebates, regional product availability versus national availability, and a limited infrastructure of recharging stations that is unevenly dispersed around the country.

January 6, 2020

Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.

December 13, 2019

Here’s What Fleet Managers Want in a Vocational EV
Punitive Damages May Not be Covered by Commercial General Liability Insurance
Corporate Fleet Electric Vehicle Acquisition Strategies

Corporate Fleet Electric Vehicle Acquisition Strategies

Despite limitations in some fleet applications, most companies are open to the idea of adopting electric vehicles (EV) to make their fleet operations more sustainable by reducing their carbon footprint and reducing GHG emissions.

July 18, 2019

Q&A: Ford's New Fleet Director

Q&A: Ford's New Fleet Director

Mark Buzzell is no stranger to fleet. As the prior president and CEO of Ford of Canada, one of his key responsibilities was managing its Canadian fleet business. Buzzell understands fleet and recognizes its importance to Ford.

March 27, 2019

How to Excel in Managing a Multinational Fleet

How to Excel in Managing a Multinational Fleet

Change is percolating in the management of multinational fleets, which is being driven by global market dynamics, evolving procurement trends, and technology platform upgrades that are facilitating cross-border management of individual country fleets.

February 5, 2019

Unintended Consequences of the  ELD Mandate

Unintended Consequences of the ELD Mandate

In a six-month analysis, the FMCSA reported hours of service (HOS) violations have steadily decreased, which is good news and a testament to the efficacy of ELD technology. However, there continue to be negative unintended consequences caused by the constraints and inflexibility with HOS rules that hinder compliance.

January 2, 2019

2019 Subaru Forester: Fifth vs. Fourth Generation

2019 Subaru Forester: Fifth vs. Fourth Generation

The fifth-generation 2019 Forester is better by nearly every metric. It is quieter, larger, and safer. It has increased horsepower, greater fuel efficiency, and is more technologically advanced than the fourth-generation model it replaced.

January 2, 2019

Safety, Sustainability, and Fuel Efficiency Are Synergistic

Safety, Sustainability, and Fuel Efficiency Are Synergistic

Three challenges consistently high on the list for many fleet managers — improving driver safety, mitigating the high cost of fuel, and complying with corporate pressures to reduce fleet’s contribution to the company’s global carbon footprint.

January 2, 2019

New Data Confirms Next-Gen Employees Prefer Fewer Face-to-Face Meetings
Tax Change Prompts Companies to Consider Company-Provided Vehicles vs. Reimbursement
Extended Cycling Increases Truck Fleet TCO

Extended Cycling Increases Truck Fleet TCO

A truck’s total cost of ownership (TCO) covers a specific range of expense variables, regardless of the make or model. The four lifecycle categories that influence TCO are fixed costs, operating expenses, incidental costs, and depreciation/resale value. A key factor that drives these lifecycle categories is a vehicle’s service life.

July 28, 2018

The Disconnect Between Fleet Managers & Procurement Managers

The Disconnect Between Fleet Managers & Procurement Managers

Most in procurement take the position that fleet’s primary responsibility is to buy assets and services, which annually can range from millions to tens of millions of dollars in expenditures. This amount of corporate spend requires it be managed by someone with superb negotiation skills and proven procurement acumen.

July 16, 2018

Maximizing Utilization Maximizes Truck Revenue

Maximizing Utilization Maximizes Truck Revenue

If you want to provide added value to your company, you need to view fleet as a business and not simply an aggregation of assets to be managed cost-effectively. The fastest way to improve your bottom line is to increase fleet utilization, which increases the productivity of each individual truck.

July 2, 2018