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A news and opinion service producing short video segments from experts in the fleet vehicle, dealership, and sales businesses.


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January 5, 2015
The Driveaway Business Has Evolved | LORI RASMUSSEN | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 2:16
Clients today ask for much, much more from the driveaway business. Whether it's maintenance work, having a vehicle cleaned, or license and title work, it's all about creating a perfect customer service experience -- so that the vehicle is ready for the end user.
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January 5, 2015
Fleets Can Measure Progress Toward Sustainability | Phil Russo | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 3:53
NAFA has been been working with 40 different fleets across the U.S. and Canada to build a standardized measurement tool to define fleet sustainability -- and the ultimate goal is that the outcome will positively impact the future of the entire planet!
This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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January 5, 2015
Fleet, Reimbursement, or a Combination of Both? | GREGG DARISH | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 2:27
For some companies, fleet vehicles make more sense; for others, reimbursement is the answer. But there are also companies where the right answer is a combination of both. A company called Motus guides their clients to make the best decisions in these situations.
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January 12, 2015
Inventory Management via Fleet Guru | GARY MOTT | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 1:36
FLD's Fleet Guru inventory management system is a great software-as-a-service program that's perfect for managing fleets of 100 to 1500 vehicles. The program can help you keep track of cars, drivers, fuel, CO2 emissions, Title & Registration - and more.
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January 12, 2015
Strategic Opportunities and Organizational Realignment for Fleets Today | PAUL LAURIA | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 3:13
Many fleets today are working hard on strategic opportunities to improve fleet management practices. And much of the focus is being placed on fleet replacement, plan development, determination of optimal replacement cycles for different types of vehicles -- both in the public and the private sectors.
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January 19, 2015
A Big Reset for Telematics | ROB DONAT | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 2:50
We're going to see a big reset in 2015 and 2016 when it comes to telematics, because most devices out there are on AT&T's 2G network, which is 'sunsetting.' And that means a lot of fleets that have already adopted telematics will be forced to choose new hardware.
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January 19, 2015
A Simple Device for GPS Fleet Tracking | ANANTH RANI | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 1:46
There's a simple device that provides for easy and inexpensive fleet tracking, and it provides valuable insights into engine performance and driver behavior.
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January 19, 2015
Global Telematics Reporting Made Easy | TODD EWING | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 1:20
Fleetmatics offers global telematics reporting, with great flexibility at the user level. So you can easily get metrics that make sense throughout different regions around the world.
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January 26, 2015
Sometimes Procurement Gets a Bad Rap | JONATHAN KAMANNS | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 2:33
Fleet Managers frequently report to different departments -- including Procurement, Finance, and HR -- but the model of how a fleet department works and flows shouldn't necessarily change.
This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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January 26, 2015
I Am NAFA: Patsy Brownson | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 2:05
NAFA is the world's premier not-for-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location, or fleet composition. NAFA is the world's premier not-for-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location, or fleet composition.
This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Download I Am NAFA: Patsy Brownson - 22.1MB
February 2, 2015
2015 Looks Good for Fleet Remarketing | TOM WEBB | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 1:03
Last year saw some volatility with end of service fleet units. This year, they're projected to do well, even though overall wholesale supplies will be up.
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February 2, 2015
NAFA's International Fleet Academy at I&E | PHIL RUSSO | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 1:54
This April NAFA is hosting its International Fleet Academy in Orlando, along with I&E -- providing a great forum for the International fleet managers to learn from and network with all of the other fleet managers.
This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Download NAFA's International Fleet Academy at I&E - 3.9MB
February 8, 2015
Fleet Telematics: A Score for Safety | CHRIS CARVER | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 2:33
This innovative new clearinghouse facilitates the transfer of data from an insured fleet using telematics to an insurance company -- with the benefit that fleets can learn how insurance companies will perceive their information before they agree to share it.
This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Download Fleet Telematics: A Score for Safety - 5.5MB
February 8, 2015
New Opportunities to Minimize Operational Costs | KEVIN MOORE | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 2:24
With all the data coming from vehicles today, fleets have a variety of great opportunities to minimize operational costs across the board.
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February 16, 2015
Vehicle Transport Keeps Evolving | ERIK RASMUSSEN | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 2:54
This vehicle transport company acts as the eyes and ears of fleet managers -- providing accurate and timely information about the condition of the vehicle.
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February 18, 2015
Three Hot Issues Facing Dealers in 2015 | Larry Gamache | Automotive Digest

Duration: 2:09
As the year moves into mid-February, Larry Gamache, Communications Manager for Carfax, outlines three of the hottest issues for dealers in the first quarter of 2015. See and hear Larry’s optimistic assessment of the year ahead and heed his suggestions particularly about dealer investment in advertising. With the evolvement and diversity of advertising platforms, dealer management is encouraged to take a hard look at what kinds of advertising are performing. Identifying high performance advertising on dealer sites and tracking the performance of ads all the way to profitable is a critical action by dealers this early in the year.
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February 18, 2015
What Dealers Should Look for in Off-Lease Vehicles | Jonathan Banks | Automotive Digest

Duration: 1:23
When purchasing lease returns in the wholesale market, there’s a direct relationship between the new vehicle price and the late-model used vehicle.
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February 18, 2015
Turning Data into Remarketing Insights | Anil Goyal | Automotive Digest

Duration: 2:43
How dealers can use data analytics to gain a holistic view on buying the car, how long it should be held, and what you can get for the car.
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February 21, 2015
Building a Better Customer Experience at AmeriFleet | JOHN NORRIS | Fleet Management Weekly

Duration: 3:32
AmeriFleet has been doing a lot of internal training -- and that training is resulting in a better overall customer experience.
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