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

How Fleets Can Avoid Staged Accidents

How Fleets Can Avoid Staged Accidents

Blog: Vocational trucks are susceptible to being targeted for staged accidents, which involves maneuvering an unsuspecting employee driver into an intentional crash in order to make a false insurance claim or to file a lawsuit against the driver’s employer.

June 14, 2018

Fuel Card Fraud Is on the Increase

Fuel Card Fraud Is on the Increase

Since 2016, there has been an ongoing uptick in fuel card fraud. In light of this, it is important for companies to develop a fraud prevention strategy addressing misuse, slippage, and outright fraud.

October 31, 2017

What Fleet Managers Can Learn From a Navy SEAL

If you think being a fleet manager is stressful, try being a Navy SEAL. Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill, best known for claiming to have shot Osama bin Laden, recently wrote a new book entitled, “The Operator.”

July 5, 2017

Forecast Is for Fuel Prices to Remain Low for the Foreseeable Future -- Maybe Longer

Conventional wisdom in the fleet market is often wrong. If we roll back the calendar, the conventional wisdom about fuel prices was that there would be ebbs and flows in price per gallon rates, but the overall price trajectory would trend upward. The flaw with conventional wisdom is that it only works when no new variables are inserted into future projections. A case in point is the shale oil revolution, which now has experts predicting oil prices will remain flat for the foreseeable future.

June 21, 2017