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Auto Fleet - December 2010

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Dealer Consolidation Creates Headaches for Out-of-Stock Purchases
The downsized dealer network has made it increasingly difficult to locate out-of-stock fleet vehicles. Distances to search for fleet-appropriate vehicles have increased. Also, reduced dealer inventories have driven up transaction prices.

2011 Ford Fusion/Fusion Hybrid Named Fleet Car of the Year
The 2011 Fleet Car of the Year has an all six-speed transmission lineup, various engine choices, new standard and available features, and Sport and Hybrid models.

2011 Ford F-150 Wins Fleet Truck of the Year
Available with four new powertrain options, the 2011 Ford F-150 offers improved fuel economy, enhanced engine braking and control, and advanced technology options.

Focus on Fuel Efficiency
Challenging drivers to engage in more fuel –efficient driving practices is just one effective method for cutting down on fuel use and reducing a fleet’s carbon footprint.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Test Drives Propane Vehicles
ThyssenKrupp Elevator will roll out its initial propane-powered flee vehicles in Phoenix by the end of 2010.

Somebody Call Security
Three security industry veterans share their strategies for procuring, maintaining and keeping track of the vehicles that help keep homes and business safe.

GM Lays Out the Plan for Fleet
In July 2009, General Motors was reborn with four core brands and an eye toward the future. Brian Small, executive director of Fleet and Commercial Operations, discusses how a leaner – and greener – GM plans to meet the needs of commercial buyers in the years to come.

Biodiesel a ‘Rising Star’ in Warner Bros. Fleet
Entertainment meets environmental awareness at Warner Bros. Studios, where Jonathan Rosenfield is running some of his fleet’s largest vehicles on 20-percent biodiesel.

GM Debuts CNG Vans at Green Fleet Conference
General Motors showcased its Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana CNG vans at the Green Fleet Conference allowing fleet managers and the public a look inside the cargo van for the first time.

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