A Fleet Manager's Guide to Electric Vehicle Types

When choosing to transition your fleet to include electric vehicles, there are many factors that come into play. As a fleet manager, you will obviously find cost and convenience to be very important.

In Canada, there are currently a number of options for electric vehicles. To help you understand the difference between these options, we have provided a comprehensive look at...

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Open End vs Closed End Lease: Which is Best for Your Fleet?

The consideration of open end vs closed end lease is an important one for fleet managers. While neither option is inherently better than the other, you need to choose the best fit for your company.  

The key takeaway here is that there are significant differences between the flexibility and risk in both leasing structures. This article can help you better understand these two...

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Top 4 Reasons to Invest in Winter Tires

For many parts of Canada, the cold sting of winter is already upon us. That means heavy snow and ice, especially for those of us who live in the snow belt and at higher altitudes.

If you haven’t had the time to prepare your fleet for harsh winter weather yet, this may be a good reminder to take action now and even mark your calendar to schedule winterizing in advance for next year....

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How to Prepare Your Fleet For Electric Vehicles [Interview]

It’s hard to have a conversation about fleet management these days without the topic of electric vehicles coming up. EV’s are becoming more widely adopted by both individuals and businesses across a variety of industries.

In 2016 alone, electric vehicles sales jumped by 37%, and the growth in 2017 will be even higher. Many manufacturers are making great strides to include e-...

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Port Mann Bridge

Tolls removed on the Port Mann Bridge

Fulfilling a campaign promise made by the NDP, the Port Mann Bridge and Golden Ears Bridge are now free to use. Toll charges acquired prior to September 1st must be paid in full, and any trips made after August 31st at 11:59pm are toll-free.

More information on Port Mann Bridge toll removal

More information on the Golden Ears Bridge toll removal

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407 Express Toll Route (ETR)

How Fleets Can Avoid These 3 Incorrect 407 ETR Charges

Ontario’s 407 Express Toll Route (ETR) is a crucial route for many fleets. This main highway is a quick east to west route that avoids many of the clogged main roads. It’s also the most efficient out of all the 400 series highways. And while the efficiency is a real time-saver for fleets, challenges can arise when it comes to dealing with 407 ETR charges.

Because the highway’...

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Oil & Gas Light Truck Fleet Maintenance: Interview with Savanna Energy

Any oil and gas fleet management professional will tell you, light truck fleet maintenance is a different ballgame when you are out on oil rigs in remote areas.

If you operate a fleet of vehicles under these conditions, working with a fleet management company can help you streamline your maintenance tasks. As a result, you’ll save money, and your vehicles will stay out in the field,...

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How to Implement Fleet Driver Safety Training to Reduce Fleet Costs

Having safe, qualified drivers represent your company on the road is critical to your business.

How do you know that each driver is a safe driver? Do they have dangerous driving habits? Could even one of them be putting your company at high financial risk?

It's proven that fleet driver safety training reduces collisions. Perhaps your company has 25 or 100 fleet vehicles. How...

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3 Simple Fleet Management Tips to Reduce Legal Issues

No fleet manager wants to deal with legal issues. But the reality is, legal problems can arise at any time, especially if you haven't taken proactive steps to avoid them. 

So to help you, we've come up with some simple procedures that busy fleet managers can follow, allowing you to avoid litigation, so you can focus on running your business. One simple and effective place to start...

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Fleet procurement strategy

A Fleet Procurement Strategy to Boost Your Bottom Line

What's the most important thing fleet managers should know about vehicle procurement?

Ask that question to different people, and you may get many different answers. While it's true there's a lot to consider in the vehicle ordering stage, the process doesn't need to be overly complicated.

The best way to ensure you have all your bases covered is to create a well-thought-out,...

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The Best-Kept Secret to Increasing Fleet Pickup Truck Value

Got fleet pickup truck value on your mind?

Maybe you're in the market for some new trucks to add to your fleet. Or maybe you're looking to sell some at an upcoming Canadian spring auction. Either way, you'll likely be thinking about how to achieve the highest resale value.

Like with all vehicles, this is something to consider from the buying stage all the way through to selling...

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How to Maximize Fleet Residual Value: Focus on Driver Safety

From our conversations with fleet managers and procurement officers, we know maximizing fleet residual value is always top of mind for them.

We often hear, "How do I get the most money back when I go off lease?"

For open-lease agreements, the risk is completely in the hands of the lessee. Therefore, it's important to proactively manage your fleet to get the...

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Free Wiper Blades at Mr. Lube!

From February 13 - March 19, get a FREE pair of Michelin Wiper Blades with the purchase of any oil change.

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What to Consider When Buying Fleet Vehicles

As a fleet manager, there are many cost-effective strategies to evaluate when purchasing fleet vehicles. Vehicle purchase price is not the only value factor you should consider in the buying process. We discovered that fleet vehicle buyers are typically focused only on the purchase price of the vehicle

One important thing that is often overlooked is the value of a...

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Company Cars and the Taxman. What Fleet Managers need to know - Not sexy, but essential

Calculating the taxable benefit of an employee’s company car has meaningful impacts on their take home pay. Doing it incorrectly may put the employee in a position to pay more income tax than required. And who likes to pay the tax man? The goal is to provide accurate documentation to keep the tax man satisfied. Tabulating the tax-ben value is, sometimes, a painful exercise made even more...

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