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Drivers are the Weak Link in License Plate Disposition

August 15, 2012

Although fleet management requires a strategic perspective, the reality is that it is a detail-oriented profession. The job requires paying attention to a multitude of details crucial to ensuring a well-run fleet. But, as the saying goes, the devil is in the details. A case in point is license plate disposition.

Tags: license plates, International Automotive Remarketers Alliance, Fleet Management Company, ARI, license plate disposition, Antich

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Fleet Operating Costs Increase Again in 2008

October 21, 2008

Although gas prices started to decline in August, the year-to-date cost of fuel in 2008 has increased 30 percent compared to last year. The price for replacement tires rose 5-10 percent in 2008 due to higher oil prices and the shift by manufacturers to larger diameter tires. Also, fleet maintenance and repair costs increased across the board in 2008. The cost for non-warranty maintenance services was up 5 percent for fleets.

Tags: Operating Costs, GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services, Wheels Inc., maintenance costs, ARI, PHH

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2008 8:32 AM | » Comments(0)

Mixed 2008 OTD Performance: Some Models Up, Some Down

September 12, 2008

The 2008 model-year produced mixed results in order-to-delivery (OTD) perfromance. A protracted UAW strike and flooding in the Midwest delayed some models, while other models posted improved OTD due to reduced retail sales, which expedited fleet production. In addition, there was sufficient rail car availability due to soft retail sales and a decrease in quality holds.

Tags: GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services, Wheels Inc., Order-to-Delivery Times, Donlen, ARI, PHH, UAW, LeasePlan

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Friday, September 12, 2008 2:33 PM | » Comments(1)

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