Fuel Economy by Model Year

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Fuel remains near the top of the list for highest fleet expenses, so selecting the vehicle that provides the best fuel economy and meets the job requirements is key to reducing total cost of ownership.

Donlen’s Strategic Consultants analyzed data from our portfolio of fleet vehicles over a three-month period to see which vehicle model year segment was performing best. Analysis was based on several criteria including Donlen’s internal vehicle segment code, use of the Donlen Fleet MasterCard® Card, and vehicles with purchased gallons associated with valid mileage entries.

Their final analysis also includes important observations for your fleet, including cycling, cost savings, and vehicle technology.

RELATED: Plan Ahead, Maximize Returns When Cycling Fleet Vehicles > http://www.donlen.cyberoptik.net/plan-ahead-maximize-fleet-results.html

If you’d like to discuss your vehicle options, please contact your account manager or send us an email.

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Vehicle Ordering FAQs

Once you select a vehicle, you may have questions about availability, order deadlines, and lead time. At any time, your account manager can assist with your vehicle selection, but you can also check our online Resource Center.

About the Resource Center

In one spot, Donlen’s Resource Center houses the items that are most important to your short- and long-term planning, such as production updates, manufacturer plant downtimes, and key manufacturer announcements. And there are resources that can inspire and inform you, including past FridayFleet® issues, white papers and case studies, and helpful tools.

Resources to help you with vehicle selection and planning:


FleetWeb® Tips

donlen-fleetweb-subset-report-columnQuickly subset a column in FleetWeb Reports.

  1. Click the cursor in the text field at the top of the column, just below the column heading.
  2. Type using the available operators (<, >, <=, and >=) combined with a value, or simply type in a numeric or text value.
  3. The report will be filtered based on your entered criteria.

Hertz Value Lease® Deal of the Week

donlen-hertz-value-lease-nissan-rogue-03132013 Nissan Rogue S*

  • Estimated Mileage: 20,015
  • Exterior Color: Green
  • Hertz Value Lease Base Price: $17,700

*Representative of available vehicles. Contact your Donlen Account Manager to learn more about Hertz Value Lease.


Driver’s Corner

It’s that time of year: high winds accompany many fall and winter storms. These tips will help you navigate roads safely:

  • Be aware of vehicles around you. High winds are more problematic for drivers of trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, campers, and drivers who are towing trailers.
  • Reduce your speed and correct your steering, especially when moving from a protected area to an unprotected area, or when meeting large vehicles.
  • Stay alert for slippery areas. Wind is often accompanied by heavy rain or winter precipitation.

Source: http://www.weather.com/activities/driving/drivingsafetytips/winds.html


And finally…

And finally, did you know you can actually wash cars without water? Hertz has developed a way. An entire car can be washed with 6 to 8 ounces of a proprietary, environmentally friendly, fully biodegradable solution, in approximately 8 minutes. After the solution is sprayed onto the car, the specially formulated molecules envelop the dirt particles, lifting them away from the car’s paint. A high quality microfiber towel is then used to wipe the lifted dirt particles off the surface. A second, clean microfiber towel is used to polish the surface, leaving behind a shiny protective coating that preserves the clear coat and paint. The waterless car wash formula and dispenser also reduces the product volume by 79 percent and has a 77 percent reduction in shipping and transport costs over non-concentrated solutions. Now in about 200 locations, Hertz plans to expand this to all viable neighborhood locations in the US and Europe in 2014, making waterless car washing available to nearly 3,700 locations which could save more than 130,000,000 gallons of car wash water annually. Way to go, Hertz.

Have a nice weekend. Safe travels.

Have questions or comments? We want to hear from you.

Originally appeared in FridayFleet on November 22, 2013


About Donlen
Donlen is the industry’s leading provider of integrated financing and management solutions for corporate fleets. Utilizing a highly consultative and strategic approach, Donlen helps fleets reduce cost, improve utilization, and increase driver safety and productivity. Donlen’s innovation has been honored with the Computerworld 2012 Honors Laureate for Economic Development, the 2012 and 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America, and recipient of the 2013 CIO 100. Their workplace excellence has been recognized on the IAOP The Global Outsourcing 100® list for seven of the last eight years, and as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For in Chicago each year from 2007-2012. Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Northbrook, IL, Donlen is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ). For more information about Donlen, visit www.donlen.com.