2014 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Named

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Sep 11, 2014
<p>The upfitted 2015 Ford Transit vans feature shelving, racks and a slide-down ladder.</p> Service Fleet Adds 15 New Ford Transits

In need of updated service vans for his 25-vehicle fleet, this small fleet owner purchased 15 brand-new Ford Transit vans to replace his E-Series vans.



GPS vehicle tracking can transform your fleet management. Control costs. Improve driver safety. Route vehicles more efficiently. Streamline maintenance processes. With Verizon Networkfleet, smart fleet management isn’t just a goal; it’s how you do business every day.



<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><em><span style="font-size: 9.5pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Photo of Dan Frank and Gage Wagoner by Chris Wolski.</span></em></strong></p> 2014 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Named

Philips Electronics' fleet manager Gage Wagoner was named 2014 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year at the AFLA Conference on Sept. 9 in Las Vegas.


Dangers of Unsecured Loads

If you don’t think unsecured loads on pickups and trailers can be dangerous, think again. This video is a good visual wake-up call to show what can happen with road debris. Read further for how to properly secure a vehicle's cargo load.





<p>Photo courtesy of Toyota.</p> Toyota Customizes Roofless Concept Van

Toyota is showing a utility van concept called the Urban Utility at the World Maker Faire in San Francisco that reflects "the lifestyle and needs of an entrepreneurial, urban driver," the automaker said.


Fleet Safety Video Tip: Escaping a Sinking Car

Here's a "Good Morning America" segment explaining how to safely escape a submerged vehicle.





<p>Photo via iStockphoto.com/RidoFranz</p> Managing Metrics to Cut Fleet Costs

Proper fleet management can help a small business save money on fuel, maintenance and other fleet-related costs. Here are some cost-saving tips for small fleet operators to consider.


<p><strong style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">John Viera, Director Sustainability &amp; Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford:</strong><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;</span><em style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Photo via Ford.</em></p> Q&A: Green Fleet Conference Speaker John Viera

Closing the Green Fleet Conference this year is John Viera, the Director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford. This year he'll be making a case that not only is going green achievable for fleets, it's good business.





Ally Offers Funding for Multiple Fleet Vehicles

Ally Financial's credit lines and Third Party Guaranty Program address the particular needs of small businesses for fleet vehicle acquistiions





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