Automotive Fleet - 2018 Fleet 500 Issue

COVER STORY: * 2018 Annual Driver Scorecard Benchmarking Survey

Featured Articles:

* Larger Vehicles SEe Bigger Improvements in Third Scorecard Survey (COVER STORY)

In the third annual Driver Scorecard Benchmarking Survey, a collaboration between ARI and Automotive Fleet, medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, and vans experienced the largest improvements in driver behavior.

A TRUCK RENAISSANCE

The 2019 Ford Ranger

After more than seven years away from the North American market, the Ford Ranger is making a comeback.  The vehicle is coming back bigger and more capable.

The All-New Ram 1500

The 2019 Ram 1500 features a number of improvements over the previous generation.  A lighter body, a more durable design, improved fuel economy, and new safety features are some of the improvements coming this year.

The All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

The next-generation Chevrolet Silverado is slated to debut later this year.  General Motors has placed a big emphasis on the needs of its fleet customers for this next-generation truck.

* Connection Points

Verizon Connect unifies three leading telematics providers on a single platform that offers a wide range of scalable and 'future-proof' solutions, services, and features to commercial fleet customers.

* Fleet Management Industry Paves the Way for the Mobilty Revolution

Fleet management companies' ability to capture and manage fleet data and spend for fleets is the most critical need for mobility fleets today.

* Meet the Fleet: The 'Personal" Side of the Industry

The fleet industry is filled with many interesting personalities.  Get to know personal details about some veteran fleet professionals, as well as those new to the industry.

* Meet Element's Kristi Webb

In just under six years, Webb has joined the fleet industry, seen it evolve, and risen to become the head of a major fleet management company.

* What's Next in Managing Multinational Fleets

With more than 1.7 million vehicles under management in 32 coutnries, LeasePlan can be used as a microcosm to identify emerging trends at multinational fleets, such as mobility management and vehicle electrification.

* 2018 Forecast of Wholesale Resale Market

Fleet mainstays, such as pickups and vans, are expected to perform well at wholesale this year.  Higher-end vehicles, such as those found in executive fleets are expected to struggle.

* 2018 XC40 Launches Volvo's Small Vehicle Strategy

The XC40 is Volvo's first small SUV.  It is built on a new modular frame that will underpin all future 40 Series models, including fully electric vehicles.  The XC40 offers three powertrains, including a three-cylinder engine, a first for Volvo Cars.

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