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Mike Albert Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Marking 50 years of business, Mike Albert Leasing hosted an open house that paid homage to the past while looking to the future.

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How to Determine the Correct Depreciation Reserve

Depreciation turns fleet vehicles into “melting” assets. The open-end TRAC lease is an excellent tool to manage depreciation expense; however, maximizing its effectiveness requires establishing the proper depreciation reserve.

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Analyzing RFPs: Methodology for Best Practices

The RFP process can get bogged down with unneeded detail when procuring fleet programs and services. Reviewing and analyzing responses become cumbersome. Here are some ideas to simplify the process.

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Open vs Closed End Leasing: Which Is Right For You?

Choosing between the two types of commercial leases involves understanding your fleet driving patterns, your internal fleet management capabilities and your appetite for risk.

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Negotiating Your Way to a Fleet Management Agreement

The cornerstone of a successful fleet operation lies in a carefully structured agreement. Negotiating a fleet management agreement is as much art as science, but if done right, problems can be avoided.

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Recalculation Adds Flexibility to Closed-End

For many fleet managers, the closed-end lease means everything is “fixed.” However, this isn’t always the case. By offering customers more options and mid-term lease recalculation, LeasePlan USA, a vehicle leasing and fleet management company, has made the closed-end lease a more flexible option.

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Forecasting the Future of the Closed-End Lease

Not only will the market share for the closed-end lease grow, but so will its impact on fleet. A desire for predictable budgeted payments and fewer surprises at resale has prompted a renewed interest in the closed-end lease.

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Navigating the Lease vs. Buy Maze

Deciding whether to lease or own company-provided vehicles can seem a daunting task. Knowing the basic concepts helps.

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Identifying Policy Changes that Reduce Costs

Implementing proactive fleet policies can often produce significant cost savings in the long run. Examine every aspect of fleet operations to uncover expense-cutting opportunities.

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The Business Case for Short Cycling Compact S

The aggressive fleet incentives that manufacturers are currently offering commercial fleets present the opportunity to give serious consideration to substituting a compact SUV on a selector in lieu of a traditional intermediate-size fleet sedan, so long as it is capable of fulfilling the fleet application. When you compare lifecycle costs during a 36-month service life, a compact SUV actually has a lower monthly total cost. Interestingly, they are also less expensive at a shorter 24-month cycle.

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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