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Lessons Learned From Great Fleet Managers

May 15, 2017

There is a difference between a well-managed fleet and a best-in-class fleet. A “best-in-class fleet” is one that represents the top-tier performance level in its specific industry segment.

Tags: Best Practices, AfMA, Global, Leadership, Australia

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Monday, May 15, 2017 7:45 AM | » Comments(1)

Top 10 Traits to Be a Great Global Fleet Manager

February 13, 2017

A great global fleet manager is a strategic thinker and visionary who has the ability to develop and communicate this vision. There isn’t a single trait that epitomizes a great global fleet manager; rather, it is a multitude of traits interacting with one another.

Tags: Best Practices, Global, Strategic Vision, Leadership

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Monday, February 13, 2017 9:21 AM | » Comments(0)

How Fleet can Minimize Interdepartmental Friction

July 30, 2013

Fleet managers have to deal with other department managers who may not be team players or who have egos the size of a Class 8 truck. As a result, there are the inevitable fleet-related interdepartmental conflicts, typically driven by the challenge of balancing HR/driver requirements versus finance/accounting department requirements, which are often at odds with one another. Some criticize this involvement of “non-fleet” managers, rather than seeking ways to partner with them.

Tags: Best Practices, Risk Management, Fleet Management, Procurement

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Metrics is More than a Buzzword: It’s Key to a Well-Managed Fleet

July 23, 2013

Fleet management metrics are not a new phenomenon, but has gained increased emphasis in recent years. Senior management and sourcing groups are demanding the use of metrics to measure the performance of the fleet and its suppliers. In addition, tight budgets and high expectations by management make metrics a crucial element to maintaining a cost-efficient fleet.

Tags: Best Practices, metrics, Truck Fleets

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

The Best Time to Control Cost is Before It’s Incurred

April 24, 2012

The best time to control cost is before it occurs, and the way to do this is by establishing policies and procedures that inhibit unnecessary spending. Fleet policy has wide-ranging cost-containment ramifications. For instance, defining who is eligible for a company vehicle, in effect, determines the size of the fleet.

Tags: Best Practices

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

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