2017 Fleet Safety Conference Seeks Presenters

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November 29, 2016
<p><em>Photo via Wikimedia.</em></p> Gasoline Slides Ahead of OPEC Meeting

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 1 cent to $2.13 ahead of a Wednesday meeting of oil-producing Middle East nations at a time when gasoline has reached its lowest level in almost a decade, reports AAA.

<p><em>Logo courtesy of Bobit Business Media.</em></p>
2017 Fleet Safety Conference Seeks Presenters

The Fleet Safety Conference planning committee is looking for presenters for the 2017 show to fill out the conference schedule.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.</em></p> AmeriPride Adds Hybrid Ford Super Duty Trucks

AmeriPride Services has taken delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks powered by hybrid-electric powertrains for the company's uniform rental and linen supply delivery fleet.


Safety Tip: Floor Mat Installation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides advice on how to ensure floor mats are installed properly and don't interfere with accelerator or brake pedal operation.

<p><em>Charts courtesy of Element</em></p> Fleet Maintenance, Repair Costs Remain Flat

Fleet maintenance costs have remained flat over the past 12 months, compared to CY-2015, despite price increases in replacement parts and labor rates. The primary factor keeping prices flat is overall vehicle quality.

<p><em>Photo of 2019 Ford EcoSport by Paul Clinton.</em></p> 2016 L.A. Auto Show: SUVs, Electrification, Mobility

The mobility revolution is happening through greater connectivity, manufacturers' suites of transportation services, electrification, and the introduction of autonomous vehicles themselves. At the same time, manufacturers are placing the car at the center in this new world.

Opportunity: U.S.-based International Key Account Manager for Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has an opening for a U.S. based international key account manager (fleet), and is looking for an applicant who has prior experience working in fleet and business sales from a manufacturer perspective.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Employees Using Company Vehicles to Moonlight as Uber Drivers (and More)

A growing number of employees have been caught using their company vehicles as a tool to generate supplemental personal income for themselves.The fastest-growing trend in unauthorized usage of company vehicles is working as an Uber or Lyft driver. But using company vehicles to moonlight goes far beyond Uber and Lyft.

Sherb Brown
Vice President and Group Publisher
Nobody Asked Me, But...
Why You Should be Bullish About the Future of Fleet Management

Fleet management has migrated from the garage to the Excel spreadsheet. We don’t have to wonder anymore about whether that compact car really is more expensive to operate than a comparable small SUV. Now the data can give us the answer.

Olli had a 3D printed vehicle on display, pointing to the future of on-demand, personalized vehicle construction.
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MetroGistics Names VP of Information Technology

Paul Clinton
Senior Web Editor
(310) 533-2565
Mike Antich
Associate Publisher and Editor
(310) 533-2467
Eric Bearly
East Coast Sales Manager
(303) 681-2615
Robert Brown Jr.
Great Lakes Sales Manager
(248) 601-2005