Automotive Fleet

JAN 2014

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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CONTENTS JANUARY 2014 ■ VOL. 53, NO. 1 36 18 Features 18 Analysis of CY-2014 42 Calling All New Fleet Most challenges are perennial, such as cost containment, depreciation, management, and budgeting for unpredictable fuel prices; however, coming to the forefront is a greater focus on driver management and safety. Recently enlisted feet managers are the profession's next generation, and will lead it forward well into the middle of the 21st century. 28thWheels Celebrates its Then & Now: What's Different? Commercial Fleet Trends 75 Anniversary The history of Wheels is intertwined with the history of the commercial feet profession. The founding of Wheels in 1939 is widely acknowledged as the birth of the commercial feet industry. 36 Chevrolet Re-Enters Mid-Size Pickup Market with Colorado The 2015-MY Colorado was designed specifcally for the North American market. A work truck model will be available for commercial feets. Managers! 46 Preventive Maintenance Changes in feet management are well documented. Led by new technology, both vehicles and the means by which they're managed today would not be recognizable 30 years ago. 52 Ford Optimizes Vehicle Purchases Ford is helping feets go green and save money at the same time, through the Fleet Purchase Planner, which has been nominated for an innovation-related award. Departments 4 On the Web 6 Letters 10 Market Trends 14 Industry News 16 Fuel Management 56 Personnel Personals 58 Used-Vehicle Prices 61 Calendar 62 Ad Index 64 Editorial 38 Surviving the Tests of Time and Safety The three-point seat belt has evolved very little over the past fve decades, but this hasn't stopped it from saving lives around the world. 52 2 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET I JANUARY 2014 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 905031640. 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. STANDARD A ENCLOSED

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