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Auto Fleet - May 2012

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A Journey to the Top
Lee Miller, senior manager of fleet services for Boehringer Ingelheim, has come a long way from her early days feeling “out of place” in th fleet industry. She shares the 33-year journey that has led her to earn the prestigious title of 2012 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year.

Proven Strategies to Mitigate Rising Fuel Costs
Compensatory strategies to reduce fuel costs involve the adoption of a multiprong strategy. This includes downsizing to smaller displacement engines, implementing idle reduction programs, and modifying driver behavior.

Resale Market Predicted to Show Strong Retention
What can the market expect of wholesale price trends in the second-half of 2012? Relative price stability and strong demand as consumers look to rid themselves of their aging vehicles.

Creating a Driver Orientation Safety Program for New Hires
Implementing a new-hire orientation driver safety program can lower accident and vehicle repair costs, keep fleet drivers safe, and reduce an organization’s negligent entrustment risk.

10 Metrics to Optimize Fleet Efficiency
You can’t manage what you don’t measure. There are a number of statistical measures that fleet managers can use to achieve optimum efficiency.

Creating a Safety Matrix
Understanding that one-size solutions don’t fit all, the CEI Matrix Project is geared to help fleets create the most comprehensive safety policies and practices, specifically measured to each fleet.

2012 Consignor of the Year Kennedy is a Team Player
In his 26-year remarketing career with General Motors, Dan Kennedy has helped build the automaker’s remarketing program and recently hit a significant milestone — the 14 millionth GM vehicle sold at auction.

CAR Conference Presents Upbeat Message to Attendees
Th e annual Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) attracted 694 of attendees who received an upbeat message that the strong resale market will continue. The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) held its winter roundtable prior to CAR with a theme focused on the future of remarketing.

Becoming ‘The Source’ of All Things Fleet
NAFA President Doug Weichman, CAFM, has ambitious plans for the second year of his presidency.

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