News

Vision Fleet Added to GSA Schedule

Vision Fleet has been added to the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule under a five-year contract as a provider of transportation, delivery and relocation solutions to deploy electric-drive vehicles in federal fleets.

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Tucson FD's Maintenance Costs Rising on Aging Trucks

The Tucson Fire Department is struggling to maintain an up-to-date fleet due to rising maintenance costs for an aging fleet and a growing funding gap for adding new vehicles.

Palm Beach County, Fla., uses one of the more common vehicle purchase methods: using a replacement fund. Photo courtesy of Palm Beach County.

Articles

Lease-Purchase Strategy Fueling Fleet Acquisition

Government fleets spurred by historically low interest rates have been turning to a wider range of leasing and financing instruments to replace aging vehicles.

News

Mo. PD Using Lease-Purchase to Acquire SUVs

The Desloge (Mo.) Police Department is using a lease-purchase funding model to acquire new vehicles to replace aging patrol cars.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

News

Navy Solicits Lease Deal for EVs

The U.S. Department of the Navy has posted a solicitation to commercially lease between 400 and 600 battery-electric vehicles for use at the Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

News

Kan. County's Jail Funding Helps Secure Pickups

Labette County (Kan.) commissioners approved the purchase of six pickups for the sheriff's department with various funding including jail housing proceeds.

News

Fla. City Investing $3.9M on Fleet Upgrade

The City of Boynton Beach (Fla.) will invest $3.9 million from its replacement reserve fund to buy 56 vehicles for its police, fire and solid waste departments.

Photo courtesy of Vision Fleet

News

Indianapolis EVs Saved 90K Gallons of Gasoline

The City of Indianapolis’ 212 plug-in electric vehicles leased from Vision Fleet have saved the city more than 90,000 gallons of gasoline since they were deployed in early 2014, according to new data from Vision Fleet.

News

Ga. County Looking at Fleet to Close Budget Gap

Floyd County (Ga.) commissioners are looking toward their fleet department to close a $1.4-million budget deficit, and have discussed a utilization study and use of alternative-fuel vehicles to achieve the goal.

Photo via Inventorchris/Flickr.

News

Illinois State Police Vehicle Replacements Stall

An aggressive replacement plan to update the Illinois State Police's aging patrol vehicles has stalled following Gov. Bruce Rauner's moratorium on vehicle purchases to stem a budget crisis.

Leasing Surveys And Whitepapers

Fleet Managment Insight: ELD Mandate

Understanding the basic principles surrounding the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate and how to meet its compliance standards.

Sustainability Best Practices

In the world of fleet management, corporate governance and governmental mandates often require a fleet to focus on sustainability as a key objective.

   
Turning Fleet Data Into Applied Strategy

There are five keys to success in transforming fleet data into successful fleet strategy. In short, success depends on the right combination of people and process.

Reimbursement vs. Leasing

At some point, every fleet faces an important choice: administer a reimbursement program or offer company-provided vehicles. This whitepaper will help you understand your options.

   
Sustainability Initiatives

In today’s economy, companies are constantly striving to identify opportunities that optimize their return on investment. As a result, saving money is at the forefront of every fleet manager’s mind.

Improving Efficiencies in Government Fleets Infographic

Cloud computing and big data are powering real-time vehicle monitoring in systems that capture a wealth of actionable information.

   
Cash Flow Management in Financing Vehicles Infographic

There are three key areas where managing your fleet can improve overall cash flow: lease options, maintenance and fuel products.

International Accounting

New accounting standards for leasing transactions are coming down the pike in 2018-19 and they will impact every company and organization with lease agreements.

   
Focused Fuel Cards

Corporate and government fleets have a number of purchasing options available to them to manage their fuel consumption and spend.

Harnessing Big Data

Today’s connected fleet generates a constant stream of data from the many activities involved in successful fleet operations.

   
Fuel Best Practices

In our ever-evolving landscape, optimizing cost-efficiency is one of the paramount priorities of a Fleet Manager.

A Leasing Guide For Fleets

While open-end lease structures are widely accepted in the U.S., this eight-part guide breaks down the advantages of closed-end leases and how this structure can improve your company's image and bottom line.

   
Selecting an FMC

3 Keys to Identifying a Flexible, Stable and Creative FMC.

 

 


 

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