Automotive Fleet - May 2018

COVER STORY: * How Fleets Successfully Reduce Fuel Spend

Featured Articles:

*Higher Prices Reinvigorate Cost Containment Initiatives

Fleet costs are experiencing upward pressure in a variety of areas, ranging from higher vehicle acquisition due to the proliferation of safety systems to increased material costs to manufacture tires, replacement parts, and upfits.

Uncertainty and Product Availability Constrain Fleet Sustainability Initiatives

Corporate sustainability initiatives continue to be strong, but this strategy is tempered by infrastructure constraints and the limited availiability of low- or no-emission OEM-built vehicles capable of fulfilling varied fleet applications.

How Fleets Reduce Fuel Spend (COVER STORY)

While fuel prices are on the rise, fleets have myriad ways to curb fuel costs within their organizations.

Meet Diana Holland of Merchants Fleet Management

Holland aims to revolutionize the way we optimize the use of fleet vehicle assets and is a driven role odel for future generations.

* Ford Enters Subcompact SUV Market with 2018 EcoSport

The EcoSport is Ford's first-ever subcompact SUV sold in North America, one of the region's fastest growing vehicle segments.  The EcoSport is sold globally by Ford and the updated U.S. model is imported from Ford India.

* Voice-Based Technology Available Soon For Fleets

ARI's integration of Amazon Alexa allows fleet managers to interact with their fleet data and ARI insights, the company's web-based portal, by asking to receive information out loud.

* Five Reasons Why Competent Fleet Managers are Terminated

It is understandable when fleet managers are fired for making expensive mistakes, or when engaging in ethical transgressions, but, sadly, many more are terminated for circumstances that are entirely avoidable.

* The EV100 Global Initiative to Accelerate the Transition to EVs by 2030

Globally, half of all registered vehicles on the road are owned by businesses.  Driving electric vehicle utilization among businesses can play a large role in accelerating the adoption rate of electric vehicles for everyone worldwide.

* Combatting Cybersecurity and Privacy Threats in the Remarketing Industry

Faye Francy of Auto-ISAC and Andrea Amico of Jack Cooper Logistics discussed steps to protect personal identifiable information stored inside vehicles sent for remarketing.

* 2018 Chevy Equinox Expands Fleet Appeal with Turbo Diesel

New for model-year 2018, the Chevrolet Equinox adds a 1.6L four-cylinder turbo diesel to its lineup of engine choices.  The turbo diesel generates 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a 6-speed automatic.

* CAR 2018 Focuses on Latest Trends in Vehicle Remarketing

The Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) looked at fleet strategies to remarket higher-mileage inventory.

* IARA 2018 Spring Roundtable Gives Voice to Consignors

The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) identifies remarketing best practices to maximize resale values.

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