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Auto Fleet - October 2008

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In this Issue:

Mixed ’08 OTD Performance: Some Models Up, Some Down
This was an interesting order-to-delivery year. A protracted UAW strike and flooding in the Midwest delayed some models, while others posted improved OTD due to reduced retail sales, which expedited fleet production.

Pitcher Takes the Helm at LeasePlan USA
LeasePlan USA’s new CEO Mike Pitcher plans to build on a legacy of innovation, out-of-the-box solutions, and flexibility with clients. His key message to employees emphasizes the company’s stability and growth.

Personal Use Charges Increase in 2008
According to AF’s annual survey, 56 percent of fleets now charge more than $100 per month for personal use of company-provided vehicles. The overall average personal use charge is $103.

Chrysler 2009-MY Fleet Preview
Last June, Chrysler held a 2009-MY Fleet Preview that included a ride-and-drive on the back roads of Colorado. Nearly 500 fleet professionals attended the event.

Insurance Companies Use PZEVs to Meet Green Fleet Initiatives
CIGNA and Liberty Mutual are among an increasing number of companies adding partial zero emissions vehicles (PZEV’s) to their fleets. Although powered by gasoline, PZEV’s significantly reduce NOx and CO emissions.

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