USPS to Rent Cargo Vans to Fill Delivery Gaps

 
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<p><em>Webb (left) and Halliday</em></p> Element Names Webb President of Fleet Management Unit

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<p><em>Photo by Paul Clinton.</em></p> USPS to Rent Cargo Vans to Fill Delivery Gaps

The U.S. Postal Service has asked companies to submit proposals for a rental contract for cargo vans to "fill in for vehicles out of service," according to a solicitation posted to FedBizOpps.gov.


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<p><em>Photo via Wikimedia.</em></p> Gasoline Falls to $2.63 Per Gallon

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<p><em>Davis</em></p> Finalists Named for Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award

The finalists for the 2015 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award, share a combined total of 54 years in the industry and overall manage over 21,000 vehicles.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.&nbsp;</em></p> Telematics to the Rescue

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New Category of Fleet Manager to Gain Legitimacy

For the past several decades, FMCs have employed in-house fleet managers in their fleet administration departments to manage client fleets, but were promoted from within the FMC. Now, we are starting to witness FMCs hiring traditional fleet managers. Does this make a trend? It is still too early to tell, but, what I can say is that it has caught our attention. My prediction is that this is indeed the start of a bona fide, long-term, industry trend that will accelerate in future years.

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