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Commercial Fleet Sales in Canada Forecast to be Flat in 2016-CY

February 16, 2016

Automotive retail sales in Canada hit a record of 1.89 million new vehicles sold in calendar-year 2015. This is the third consecutive year of record retail sales in Canada. Commercial sales, on the other hand, were a different story. Cumulative sales in the commercial fleet market were flat year-over-year compared to 2014. The forecast is more of the same for CY-2016.

Tags: Canada, Commercial Fleets, Multinational Fleets

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:17 PM | » Comments(0)

The State of Commercial Fleet Management in 2013

July 1, 2013

Despite a few negative trends, the 2013 calendar-year, on the whole, promises to be a good one for the commercial fleet management industry. Here what I foresee for the balance of the calendar-year.

Tags: Commercial Fleets

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

The State of Commercial Fleet Management in 2010

January 8, 2010

There continues to be economic uncertainty among fleets manifested by extended cycling, right-sizing initiatives, and intense pressure to control costs. The consensus is the worst is behind us, but 2010 will be a tough road.

Tags: Commercial Fleets

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Friday, January 8, 2010 9:06 AM | » Comments(1)

10 Traits of Successful Commercial Fleet Managers

April 21, 2009

Show me a well-run fleet and I will show you a top-notch fleet manager. A fleet manager validates his or her importance by cost-effectively managing corporate assets and controlling the expenses associated with operating these assets. Although each fleet is unique, there are common traits found among successful commercial fleet managers. Here are 10 management traits that ensure a fleet is operating at the optimum level.

Tags: Fleet Manager, Commercial Fleets

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, April 21, 2009 12:14 PM | » Comments(7)

NHTSA Proposal to Reduce Braking Distances Will Not Require Retrofitting Existing Units

March 31, 2009

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing to amend its air brake standard to improve the stopping distance performance of commercial trucks. Based on current safety trend data and brake system technologies, NHTSA is proposing to reduce the required stopping distance for truck tractors by 20 to 30 percent. The proposed rule would cover all truck tractors equipped with air brakes. The proposed rule does not include single unit trucks, buses, or trailers.

Tags: Commercial Fleets, NHTSA

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:04 AM | » Comments(2)

Branded Fleet Vehicles Puts Drivers in Conflict with Homeowner Associations

September 22, 2008

When a company decides to brand vehicles with either logos or full-vehicle advertising wraps, it may inadvertently create a situation that puts employees in conflict with homeowner association restrictions on the parking of commercial vehicles in common areas. Most homeowner associations allow commercial vehicles as long as they are garaged, but not all fleet vehicles can fit in a garage due to height or length. An estimated 50 million Americans live in homeowner association communities.

Tags: AFLA, Commercial Fleets

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Monday, September 22, 2008 3:23 PM | » Comments(7)



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