Automotive Fleet

NOV 2013

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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CONTENTS NOVEMBER 2013 ■ VOL. 52, NO. 13 18 34 Features 18 Fleet Operating Costs Remain Flat in 2013 Stable fuel prices and maintenance costs, combined with a decrease in total fuel consumption due to increased use of more fuel-effcient vehicles, resulted in less volatility in feet operations during the 12 months ending August 2013. 34 2013 AFLA Conference Smashes Records The 2013 conference focused on key trends, the future of feet, and motivated attendees. 36 2013 AFLA Conference in Review Record attendance, frst-time ever preconference sessions, and a wealth of informative and inspirational speakers marked a successful annual conference. 38 Conventional Fuel Management Strategies that Work Through research, replacements, and preventive maintenance, feet managers can get the biggest bang out of their feet dollars. 42 How to Survive a 46 2013 Green Fleet Conference Hit with Attendees Fleet managers from around the country converged on Phoenix to learn about sustainability, network, and test drive alt-fuel vehicles. 48 FLD Aims to Find Solutions for its Clients Over the past two years, Vice President Gary Mott has aimed to make FLD more than just a remarketing company. 50thToyota Corolla Marks 11 Generation with Expressive Design In addition to its updated exterior design, the Corolla is getting a new 1.8L valvematic engine, which can achieve 42 mpg on the highway. 50 Departments 4 On the Web 6 Letters 10 Industry News 12 Fuel Management 14 Market Trends 52 Personnel Personals 54 Used-Vehicle Prices 57 Calendar 58 Ad Index 60 Editorial Carjacking Don't be a hero. Be safe and use your best judgment if you are ever the victim of a carjacking. And, remember, most carjackers simply want the vehicle. 2 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET I NOVEMBER 2013 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET (ISSN 0005-1519) (USPS 038-620) is published monthly with additional issues in April and June, by Bobit Business Media, 3520 Challenger Street, Torrance, California 90503-1640. Periodicals postage paid at Torrance, California 90503-9998 and additional mailing offces. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Automotive Fleet, P.O. Box 1068 Skokie, IL 60076-8068. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for address changes and new subscriptions to take effect. Subscription Prices - United States $35 per year; Canada $42 per year; Foreign $75 per year. Single copy price - $10; Fact Book - $50. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced either in whole or in part without consent of Bobit Business Media.

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