Readers Sound Off on Latest State of the Fleet Industry Videos
Macro View is What I Want
I just watched the 76th State of the Fleet Industry video and was very impressed how Mike Antich delivered a macro view of the high uncertainty and unpredictability we will face in 2022. Not only did Mike touch on COVID and the impact to the automotive industry, he provided us a new acronym for our fleet vocabulary—VUCA—which stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. Mike indicated that all these factors are at play in today’s market, which I totally agree and hope will fade away soon or sometime in 2023. This macro view is what I need to hear so I can accept and pivot my thinking going forward. Thanks for telling me what I need to hear instead of what I want to hear.
Co-Founder, JC Global Fleet Consulting
More of the Same in 2022
I watched the Jan. 2, 2022 State of the Fleet Industry video and CY-2022 is already starting as crazy as 2021—more of the same for sure. I will keep in touch and attempt to provide some content in the fleet and EV world. I always appreciate that you are up to date on what is happening in the industry. Thanks you as always.
VP - Operations, Allstate Leasing
Always Very Insightful
The Jan. 3, 2022, State of the Fleet Video entitled, “CY-2022 Starts a New Cycle of Uncertainty” had great content and, as always, was very insightful!
National Account, Business Development
Insight, Acumen & Vision
Mike Antich has documented the fleet industry consistently with insight. acumen, and vision. This was the case again with the Jan. 3, 2022, State of the Fleet Industry video entitled, “CY-2022 Starts a New Cycle of Uncertainty.” We all are grateful and wish you best for more in years to come.
Publisher and CEO, FixesandSolutions.com
Automotive Information Network
Manhattan Beach, CA
Insight to Manage Needs
The Jan. 3, 2022, State of the Fleet Industry video entitled, “CY-2022 Starts a New Cycle of Uncertainty” was another great analysis of the state of the fleet industry, giving us all the insight we need to manage needs and expectations.
Business Development Manager, Admiral Leasing
The State of the Fleet Industry video entitled, “Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime” was, as always, very informative. Keep up the great work. Thanks for the insight.
Director of New Business, Development & eCommerce
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Worst Nightmare in 25 Years
Great insight in The State of the Fleet Industry video entitled, “Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime.” This is probably the worst nightmare for fleet managers in my 25 years in fleet. Seems like a vicious cycle that shows no end in sight. Hopefully 2022 will offer some answers that will allow fleet managers to again optimize resources and get back to managing the fleet instead of putting band-aids everywhere. I forwarded your article to senior leadership to let them know exactly what we are up against. Keep up the great work.
Fleet Manager, Service Experts
Heating & Air Conditioning LLC
Insightful and Informative
Thank you for sharing the Jan. 3, 2022, State of the Fleet Video entitled, “CY-2022 Starts a New Cycle of Uncertainty.” It was very insightful and informative as always.
Insight & Strategy Director, Cox Automotive, International
Rishworth, England, United Kingdom
Always Learn Something New
Watching the State of the Fleet Industry videos, I learn about fleet industry updates on a weekly basis. With the January 3, 2022 video, “CY-2022 Starts a New Cycle of Uncertainty,” I learned something new about COVID and its possible parallels with the Spanish Flu pandemic. It was very interesting. I too have read recently that COVID behavior is like Spanish flu—spot on!
Sourcing Manager, U.S. Corporate Services, Novartis
Mexico City, Mexico
Following the publication of reader feedback to AF Editor Mike Antich winning the Industry Icon of the Year Award, a new stream of congratulatory letters were received from those who missed the announcement when it was first published.
Congratulations Mike on winning the Industry Icon award! You are well deserving of this award and truly one of the best in the industry.
Associate Director, Fleet & Driver Safety, HR Group Functions & Compliance, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp.
Hard to have a conversation about the fleet industry (past, present, future) without Mike Antich's name or articles coming up. Thank you and congratulations Mike, you are a truly valued friend and resource.
Vice President, Motorq
Congratulations Mike Antich! I'm so grateful to call you a friend and colleague! You help make our industry great!
Erin Gilchrist Rugg
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Transport Solutions of America
Congratulations Mike Antich on being named an Industry Icon! It's been wonderful to work in this industry with you. Cheers!
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), ParkMyFleet
Well-deserved Mike. I appreciate all you do for our industry.
America's Fleet Lead, Unilever
Saddle Brook, NJ
A big congratulations, Mike! Everyone has already said how well deserving you are for the award and I couldn't agree more. I think you should also be in the Hall of Fame!
National Commercial Fleet, Sales Manager, Subaru of America
Congratulations Mike on the well-deserved Industry Icon award. You are one of the most dedicated individuals in the fleet industry I’ve worked with and I've always admired your integrity and knowledge. Enjoy the honor! I agree that Ed Bobit is smiling down upon you!
Global Fleet Consultant
Glen Burnie, MD
Joe LaRosa is one of the pioneers in global fleet management and was inducted in the Global Fleet Hall of Fame inductee in 2021. Earlier, in 2019, he was inducted in Automotive Fleet’s Fleet Hall of Fame inductee. — Editor
Well done and well deserved, Mike! You are a true icon in the business!
John Possumato, Esq.
Founder & CEO, DriveItAway Inc.
BIG congrats on winning the Industry Icon award! It is a VERY well-deserved recognition.
Senior Sales Director, RMJ Technologies
San Diego County, CA
Great job Mike Antich on winning the Industry Icon Award! Thank you for all that you do for our industry!
Director of Business Development, NoCell Technologies, LLC
Aliso Viejo, CA
Mike, congratulations on winning the 2021 Industry Icon Award!
Rick D. Longobart
Principal, Longobart-Ross Consulting
Big Bear City, CA
Congratulations Mike! What a well-deserved and prestigious award. Ed Bobit would be so proud!
Terry Langness, AFLA
Mike, congratulations on winning the Industry Icon Award! I can’t think of another individual more deserving of this award. As I look back on my 38-plus years in fleet, I can’t think of another individual that has had more of an impact on this industry. There isn’t a single person who knows you that hasn’t benefited from your knowledge and work. Keep up the good work my friend—you still have so much to give.
Retired Senior Vice President, PHH Arval
Jim Rallo was a founding inductee of the Global Fleet Hall of Fame. He was also inducted in Automotive Fleet’s Fleet Hall of Fame. — Editor
Congrats Mike Antich for winning the 2021 Industry Icon Award! It is certainly well deserved. Your knowledge of fleet domestically and globally is unmatched.
President and CEO, TLC Fleet Consulting
Congratulations Mike Antich on this well-deserved recognition of winning the Industry Icon Award.
Kelley Hatlee, CAFS
Senior Service Advisor, Enterprise Fleet Management
St. Louis, MO
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet