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Auto Fleet - November 2008

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In this Issue:


Fleet Operating Costs Increase Again in 2008
For calendar-year 2008, the year-to-date cost of fuel increased 30 percent compared to last year, the price for replacement tires rose 5-10 percent, and the cost for non-warranty maintenance services was up 5 percent.

Top 50 Hybrids Fleet Vehicle Totals Increased
The City of New York operates the largest hybrid fleet – 2,437 vehicles – while Johnson & Johnson follows closely at 2,147 hybrids or 20.1 percent of its fleet.

Green Fleet Conference Draws 350 Fleet Professionals
Produced by Bobit Business Media, the conference covered such diverse topics as green fleet funding opportunities, real-world hybrid operating costs, and the upcoming 2010 diesel emissions standards.

Fleets Report Stolen Vehicle Statistics
A majority of fleets have an average of two vehicles stolen per year. More than half recover all stolen vehicles; however, the rest are never recovered.

Siemens Takes Fleet Detail to a New Level
Using new Web-based tools, Siemens North America can pinpoint where and why cost has changed over time. The tools also allow the company to calculate future budget needs using prior-year and year-to-date data.

AFLA Conference a Hit with Commercial Fleet Managers
Featuring attractions such as Automotive Fleet’s first-ever Fleet Hall of Fame ceremony, industry-expert presentations and a “green” concept car display, the annual conference drew nearly 300 attendees.

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