Highlights of the 2017 Fleet 500

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May 22, 2017
<p><em>Photo of Jim Hackett courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Replaces CEO Fields With Mobility Head Hackett

Ford has replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who has led its mobility business unit for the past year. Ford views Hackett as a "transformational business leader" as it seeks to boost profit amid investor pressure.

<p><em>Photo of the Mercedes-Benz 2017 E-Class courtesy of Mercedes-Benz</em>.</p> Highlights of the 2017 Fleet 500

Automotive Fleet has published its annual Fleet 500 magazine, which features a breakdown of the 300 largest commercial fleets in the nation.

<p><em>Photo of 3.0L V-6 diesel courtesy of FCA.</em></p> FCA Hoping to End Diesel Dispute with Regulators

Fiat-Chrysler has applied for certification for its diesel-powered 2017 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee, and intends to modify the emissions software of current models to resolve a dispute with regulators.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Volvo.</em></p> Google to Develop Volvo’s Future Infotainment System

Volvo Cars has partnered with Google to develop the carmaker’s next-generation in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on the technology company’s Android platform that will launch on new models within two years.

Fuel Programs Should Go The Extra Mile

Sponsored by Merchants Fleet Management
The low cost of fuel has been good news for fleet managers over the past several years. As prices have dropped a whopping 50 percent since 2008, attention to fuel spend has taken a back seat to other concerns such as maintenance and acquisition costs.

<p><em>Photo of the 2018 Forester Black Edition courtesy of Subaru.</em></p> Subaru's 2018 Forester Starts at $23,710

Subaru's base 2018 Forester with the 6-speed manual transmission will increase $200 to $23,710 for the compact SUV, Subaru has announced.

<p><em>The Fleet Executive of the Year will be honored during the 2016 AFLA Conference. The award is exclusively sponsored by the CEI Group.</em></p> Call for Nominations: 2017 Fleet Executive of the Year

Fleet Financials magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Fleet Executive of the Year Award. The deadline for nominations is June 2. The award is sponsored by The CEI Group.

<p>Photo: GM</p> GM Offers Built-In Telematics Solution

Sponsored by General Motors
Telematics has evolved into a full suite of services. GM has an OEM-provided solution that can fit fleets of all types and sizes.


Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

Paul Clinton
Senior Web Editor
Driving Notes
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Nissan's 2017 Rogue Sport is based on the European Qashqai, and shares only a limited number of cosmetic components with its larger Rogue sibling.

The mid-size Ioniq Electric is the second of three electrified Hyundai cars arriving in 2017.
Hyundai's 2017 Ioniq Electric
The Silverado 2500 HD tows up to 14,800 lbs with standard Vortect 6.0L V8, and 18,100 lbs with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8.
Chevrolet Ride and Drive
Workhorse unveiled its W-15 PHEV pickup for the first time on May 2.
Workhorse's W-15 PHEV Pickup
Maximizing Warranty Recovery

Lowering Commercial Automotive Insurance Costs

Choosing an ELD Solution: What to Ask

10 Benefits of a National Fleet Maintenance Program

Video Safety Myth vs. Reality

The Path to ELD Compliance

Reduce Your Oil Change Costs By Up To 50%

Fleet Card Fraud: Sources, Trends and Prevention

FleetBeat Safety Report, Volume 3

Strategic Insights to Enhance Fleet Performance

2017 Special Report: Preparing for the ELD Mandate

5 Steps to Optimizing Fleet Operations

Cooperative Procurement: Do You Really Have to Go to Bid?

5 Trends in Fleet Management To Watch For in 2017

Three Easy Ways Telematics Can Improve Driver Safety

Choosing Motor Pool Technology: 20 Crucial Questions to Ask Before You Buy

Determining the ROI of Implementing a Fleet Management System.

10 Reminders on How to Avoid Data Overload

Using Fleet Tracking to Reduce Fuel Costs

6 Ways to Maximize Vehicle Uptime

How to Select a Telematics Provider

eDriving Releases Mentor Telematics App

Paul Clinton
Senior Web Editor
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Mike Antich
Associate Publisher and Editor
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Eric Bearly
East Coast Sales Manager
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Robert Brown Jr.
Great Lakes Sales Manager
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