Remarketing Report Premiere

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Donlen-Gus-Xamplas-RemarketingAre you receiving the best return on your investment? Determining the right remarketing channel – and having the right group of remarketing experts working for you – is key to achieving the lowest total cost of ownership.

This month, we’re happy to introduce our monthly video remarketing report. Featuring Gus Xamplas, Donlen’s VP of Vehicle Remarketing, these quick videos will:

  • Provide information to help you plan your remarketing strategy
  • Give you insight to industry trends and marketplace influences
  • Supply important tips that you and your drivers can use to help retain the value of your vehicles

> Check out Gus’s video here


> ShopCompanyCars: Low-Risk, High-Reward Employee Sales

> Multi-Platform Remarketing for Fleet Vehicles

We want to hear from you. Please send us feedback after you view the video. Also, if you have an idea for a topic you’d like Gus to address, submit it here.

Gus Xamplas can be reached at 847-412-4995.

Econoline Van Balance Out

We received the following communication from Ford regarding the Econoline Van. This is the final model year for the Econoline; therefore final orders will be due in the first quarter of 2014.

“As you know we are in the final model year of Econoline Van & Wagon production and will be transitioning to the “All New” Transit spring of next year. Econoline Van & Wagon production is scheduled to run through June of 2014. As previously announced, Econoline Cut-Aways will continue to be produced through the end of the decade. With final balance out for Econoline Van & Wagon approaching, we’ve worked with Supply Chain Management on fixed balance out commodities such as Engines, Transmissions and Body Styles. To that extent, in order to facilitate a smooth transition and meet the needs of our mutual fleet customers, please support us in our efforts to communicate the balance out timeline and the need to have orders placed in the next few months and first quarter of 2014 vs. second quarter.”

If you have questions about the Econoline or any of your vehicle orders, please contact your Donlen Account Manager.

FleetWeb® Tips

donlen-fleetweb-find-reportEasily find a report by one of three ways in the FleetWeb Reports interface located at Show Menu > Reporting > Reports.

  1. Select Reports: Select the report group and name in the “Select Reports” tab.
  2. Search Reports: Search by keyword in the “Search Reports” tab.
  3. Report History: If the report is in your ten most recently used, select it in the “Report History” tab.

Hertz Value Lease® Deal of the Week

donlen-hertz-value-lease-mazda-3-i-04132013 Mazda 3 I*

  • Estimated Mileage: 13,750
  • Exterior Color: Black
  • Hertz Value Lease Base Price: $13,500

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

Driver’s Corner

Icy weather conditions are predicted for many parts of the country this weekend. Take special precautions when driving. Remember to accelerate and decelerate slowly; don’t spin your wheels trying to accelerate too quickly. Keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. That means a following distance of at least 8-10 seconds – more if conditions warrant.

And finally…

And finally, have you seen the 2015 Mustang? The 50th anniversary edition of the iconic car was released only yesterday, and it definitely has everyone buzzing. The media is using phrases such as “swoon-worthy,” “plenty of muscle,” and “radically new and retro” to describe it. You”ll have to wait if you want one; the new Mustang doesn”t go on sale until next year. Ford calls this the “next chapter in the life of the iconic pony car” and yesterday revealed the car simultaneously around the world in six cities on four continents. Think it will become a classic like this 1967 Mustang Fastback beauty seen here > Only time will tell…

Have a nice weekend. Safe travels.

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Originally appeared in FridayFleet on August 16, 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 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