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November 2016, Work Truck - Feature

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Upfitting Vans

Spending time in the field and fully understanding your fleet application will help ensure a smooth upfitting process. (Photo courtesy of Ranger Design)

By Lauren Fletcher

Avoid these five common van upfitting mistakes and follow a few important industry best practices to become a seasoned pro at van upfits.

Tags: Adrian Steel, Masterack, Ranger Design, Van Upfitting

November 2016, Work Truck - Cover Story

How to Maximize Truck Resale Values

Photo: istockphoto.com

By Mike Antich

Regardless of the vocational application, companies are in the business of “manufacturing” used vehicles. Today’s new truck is tomorrow’s used truck. How you spec a truck has a direct bearing on its future resale value.

Tags: Vehicle Spec'ing, Truck Resale, Engine Spec'ing

October 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Upfitting High-Roof and Compact Vans

Adrian Steel’s Drop-Down and Grip Lock Ladder Racks provide lighter options for ladder storage and ease of access. (Photo: Adrian Steel)

By Lauren Fletcher

From ladder racks to cargo solutions to partitions and more, van upfitting options are ready for any make, model, and vocational use.

Tags: Cargo Storage, Partitions, Ladder Racks, Van Upfitting

October 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Nissan Showcases 2017 Titan

Nissan’s Adventure Drive was held not far from where the Soberanos Fire in California was located. Clouds of ash and smoke drifted near the Carmel Valley Ranch resort. (PHOTO: Andy Lundin)

By Andy Lundin

Nissan unveiled the regular crew cab version of the TITAN and TITAN XD at a summer ride-and-drive event.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Titan

October 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Telematics in Mixed Truck Fleets: Meeting Challenges, Finding Solutions

CalAmp offers a wide variety of devices ranging from sophisticated tracking devices to OBD-II plug-in devices with extended Parameter ID libraries. (Image courtesy of CalAmp)

By Lauren Fletcher

In part two of this two-part series, challenges and solutions for equipping a mixed truck fleet with a telematics solution are shared.

Tags: Mixed Truck Fleet

October 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Pest Control Fleets Reduce Downtime, Improve Safety

The majority of the Rollins fleet are light-duty Toyota Tacoma trucks, with decals, a topper, toolbox, telematics, cargo net, and other items as standard upfits. (Photo courtesy of Rollins Inc.)

By Lauren Fletcher

Working hard to keep the pests away, these vocational fleets have varied upfitting requirements and have to do all they can to reduce downtime and keep vehicles on the road.

Tags: Light-Duty Trucks, Pest Control Fleets, Rollins Inc., Massey Services

October 2016, Work Truck - Cover Story

Bigger, Brawnier 2017-MY Work Trucks

The Chevrolet Low Cab Forward will debut in seven models, ranging from Class 3-5. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

By Jack Roberts

The newest Class 3-7 work truck models feature dramatic new enhancements. New and upgraded vehicles for 2017 come with a variety of improved features that focus on comfort, dependability, and safety.

Tags: 2017-MY, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Ford, GMC, Chevrolet, Isuzu, Hino, Ram Truck

September 2016, Work Truck - Department

Short-Haul Exceptions to the Rule

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By Kathy Close, J.J. Keller

Those who travel short distances with their commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) often wonder if they are subject to the same Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) as over-the-road trucking companies.

Tags: Regulations, J.J. Keller, Short-Haul

September 2016, Work Truck - WebXclusive

3 Unexpected Ways Fleet Tracking Will Improve Sales Performance

Image courtesy of Azuga

By Tom Erdman, president, Azuga Fleet

Robust fleet tracking solutions provide countless features that add useful insight to help optimize sales performance. Three ways that you might not expect it to help are shared.

Tags: Azuga, Fleet Tracking

September 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Telematics in Mixed Truck Fleets: Equipment and Reporting

Omnitracs solution covers all truck classes and provides a convenient dashboard to view particular units, exceptions, and more. (Image courtesy of Omnitracs)

By Lauren Fletcher

In part one of this two-part series, best practices in equipping a mixed truck fleet are shared, as well as details on varied reporting capabilities.

Tags: Telematics, Reporting, Telematics Equipment, Mixed Truck Fleet

September 2016, Work Truck - Feature

New Motor Oils Are Coming - Are You Ready?

CK-4 motor oil was developed to improve oil performance and longevity and improve miles per gallon. (Illustration: American Petroleum Institute)

By Bob Stanton

New motor oils are coming to truck engines and lubricant marketers near you this December; here's what you need to know.

Tags: Motor Oil, PC-11, CK-4, FA-4, Heavy Equipment, Natural Gas Engines, Diesel Engines, Biodiesel

September 2016, Work Truck - WebXclusive

How to Make the Transition to ELD in 6 Important Steps

ELD Timeline courtesy of MiX Telematics

By Pete Allen, MiX Telematics

With the deadline for the FMCSA’s ELD Mandate Final Rule just around the corner, check out tips to make the journey to compliance in six straightforward steps.

Tags: Regulations, MiX Telematics, ELD Mandate

September 2016, Work Truck - WebXclusive

Selecting a Cab Chassis vs. Cutaway Chassis

Cab chassis cover that entire span while cutaway chassis are only available as Class 2-4. If your application calls for a Class 1 or Class 5-8 vehicle, a cab chassis is your only choice. (Photo courtesy of Knapheide)

By Knapheide

There are numerous considerations to be made the next time you choose between a cutaway or cab chassis. Cab configuration, maneuverability, vehicle class, desired body, off-road frequency, and cost should all play a role in the selection process.

Tags: Knapheide, Chassis Cab, Cutaway Chassis

September 2016, Work Truck - Feature

High-Roof Vans Set New Productivity, Efficiency Standards

Dejana’s exterior shelving system allows customers to keep equipment off the floor and ready to use. (Photo courtesy of Dejana)

By Jack Roberts

High-roof vans offer greater shelving capacity for tools and cargo and better ergonomics, reducing strain on workers.

Tags: Adrian Steel, Masterack, Ranger Design, Dejana Truck Equipment, Van Upfitting

September 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Upfitting Options for Light-Duty Trucks

The Supreme Spartan Service Body features a  horizontal compartment door that can be used as a workbench. (Photo courtesy of Supreme)

By Lauren Fletcher

Light-duty trucks are often used by vocational fleets, and the needs of these fleets vary. Upfitting options range from storage solutions and inserts to full service bodies and everything in between.

Tags: Light-Duty Trucks, Upfitters, Truck Upfitting

September 2016, Work Truck - WebXclusive

Simple Light-Duty Truck Tire Maintenance Tips

Photo courtesy of Goodyear

By Ryan Holtzer, Tires by Web

If you want to lower your operating costs and improve the effectiveness of your light-duty trucks, while also reducing the risk of roadside breakdowns, it's time to pay attention to tire maintenance.

Tags: Maintenance, Truck Tires, Light-Duty Trucks, Tires by Web

September 2016, Work Truck - Cover Story

Ford's All-New 2017 F-Series Super Duty

The all-new 2017 Ford F-250 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 single-rear-wheel pickup is the most popular model in the Super Duty lineup. It offers a combination of conventional, gooseneck and fifth-wheel towing capability. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

By Mike Antich

This is the first all-new Super Duty truck in 18 years. Key enhancements include a high-strength aluminum body and box for all body styles, an all-new high-strength steel frame, improved fuel economy, and greater towing capabilities.

Tags: Ford F-550, Ford F-450, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Ford, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Large Pickups

August 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Innovative Truck and Van Upfits

The BrandFX composite aerial body is one solution they provide for aerial trucks used by the telecommunications industry. (Photo: BrandFX)

By Lauren Fletcher

Rarely does one-size-fit-all in vehicle spec’ing and truck and van upfits are case-in-point. Manufacturers work to stay one step ahead of fleet needs with constant improvement and new product advancements.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Service Fleets, Van Upfitting, Truck Upfitting, Truck Storage, Van Shelving

August 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Consequences of Extended Truck Replacement Cycles

Service and utility fleets often have the highest capitalized costs, primarily due to upfitting, and tend to be those companies that keep their vehicles in service the longest. (Photo: iStockphoto.com)

By Mike Antich

The more expensive the asset, the longer it is kept in service; however, the need for short-term cost savings prompts some fleets to even further extend cycling parameters and defer replacements.

Tags: Spec'ing, Replacement Cycles, Downtime

August 2016, Work Truck - Cover Story

Spec'ing Trucks to Maximize Productivity

One consequence to under-spec’ing is it may require multiple trips due to limited payload capacity and may cause situations where the truck is overloaded. the truck. (Photo: iStockPhoto.com)

By Mike Antich

The No. 1 consideration when spec’ing a truck is payload. The weight of the payload determines the engine displacement, transmission, size of tires, and frame type. You determine the payload by determining the fleet application.

Tags: Productivity, Spec'ing, Fuel Efficiency, Overloading

July 2016, Work Truck - Department

The Ins and Outs of the ELD Mandate

PHOTO: JJ Keller

By Kathy Close

The mandate to install electronic logging devices (ELDs) was published late in 2015, leaving many companies wondering if they are subject to the rulemaking. Several questions have arisen regarding potential exceptions.

Tags: Regulations, J.J. Keller, Electronic Logging Devices, ELDs

July 2016, Work Truck - Feature

20 Spec'ing Mistakes that Negatively Impact Truck Resale

By Mike Antich

When spec'ing a truck, it is critical to find the balance between building a truck to perform the intended job function and ensuring there will be a strong secondary buyer demand in the resale market at the end of its lifecycle.

Tags: Truck Specs, Truck Resale

July 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Advancing Safety in Medium-Duty Truck Fleets

PHOTO: iStockphoto.com

By Lauren Fletcher

With accident rates relatively flat in medium-duty truck fleets, but repair costs rising slightly, fleet managers are continuing to look for ways to ultimately eliminate crashes and related liabilities and expenses.

Tags: Accident Management, Medium-Duty Trucks, Salvage Vehicles, Cosmetic Damages

July 2016, Work Truck - Cover Story

The All-New Propane Autogas Ford F-750

Operating up to 33,000-pounds GVWR, the model was created in response to the growing demand for a propane autogas-fueled medium-duty chassis for bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, beverage delivery, and larger tank setters and box trucks. (PHOTO: ROUSH CleanTech)

By Lauren Fletcher

With a growing demand for a propane-autogas-fueled medium-duty chassis for several vocational applications, Ford and ROUSH CleanTech responded.

Tags: ROUSH CleanTech, Ford F-750, Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion

June 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Drones are Delivering the Future

Once approved by the FAA, Workhorse will release a version of the E-GEN hybrid-electric truck that has been specifically designed to incorporate HorseFly. (PHOTO: WORKHORSE)

By Lauren Fletcher

Drones are popping up everywhere, including in package delivery fleets. Workhorse Group is currently in the testing phase with its drones for use with the company’s electric delivery trucks.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, HorseFly, E-GEN, Drones

June 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Understanding Regulatory Compliance

As part of a fleet’s recruitment and retention efforts, it may help a lot to remind drivers of the key aspects of CSA that impact them directly.(iStockPhoto)

By David Cullen

While at times complicated, understanding regulatory compliance, including electronic logging devices, can benefit fleets that operate Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Regulations, ELDs

June 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Propane Autogas Fuels Fleets

Nestlé Waters North America added 155 propane autogas trucks to its fleet after piloting 29 vehicles in 2014 and 2015. (PHOTO: Nestle Waters USA)

By Lauren Fletcher

Both Nestlé Waters North America and Bimbo Bakeries USA have added to their propane-autogas-fueled vehicle fleet, reducing overall emissions by millions of pounds over each fleets lifetime.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Bimbo Bakeries, Ford F-650, Ford F-59, Nestle Waters

June 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Current Trends in Mobile Resource Management

Breaking down the year-over-year growth by sector shows a large potential increase in the trucking sector. (SOURCE: CJ DRISCOLL & ASSOCIATES)

By Shelley Ernst

In the early days, telematics were synonymous with GPS. Today, they do so much more. The 2016-2017 U.S. Mobile Resource Management Systems Market Study tells us what’s going on in the market now.

Tags: MRM, CJ Driscoll, Telematics

June 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Vocational Spotlight: Utility Fleets

Fleet vehicles from Florida Power & Light take part in storm response training, including demonstrating efficient field work to restore power. (PHOTO: FPL)

By Lauren Fletcher

With a large percentage of Class 1-8 trucks in use, utility fleets are unique in the vocational fleet market, typically driving shorter routes and putting on more engine hours than fleets with much higher mileage.

Tags: Florida, Utility Fleets, Columbia Gas, EWEB

June 2016, Work Truck - Cover Story

Top Trends: Chassis, Auxiliary Equipment, Upfitting

One benefit to lightweighting is the ability to increase the legal payload of a vehicle without having to migrate to a larger GVW truck. (PHOTO: Adrian Steel)

By Mike Antich

There are a variety of upfitting trends occurring in today’s commercial fleet market. Here are the top trends currently influencing chassis, auxiliary equipment, and upfit equipment design and specifications.

Tags: Vehicle Spec'ing, Lightweighting, Fuel Efficiency, Upfitters

May 2016, Work Truck - Department

Roadcheck Should be Business as Usual

By Kathy Close

During Roadcheck, enforcement will use the same driver and vehicle criteria as any other day of the year. Only the number of inspections performed will be heightened.

Tags: CDL, Roadcheck, J.J. Keller, Inspections

May 2016, Work Truck - Feature

First Interview: New President of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

“With advances in technologies, new government regulations, and the complexities of vehicles, Isuzu will need to move closer to our dealers and, by virtue of that, closer to our customers. ICTA will become more market driven. The closer we get to our dealers and customers, the better feedback we can give to our parent company on the product needed for this market,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. (PHOTO: Chris Wolski)

By Mike Antich

A 29-year veteran, Shaun Skinner was promoted to president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America from his role of executive vice president and general manager. He succeeds Hisao Sasaki, who returned to Japan.

Tags: Isuzu, New Hire, Isuzu FTR, Cabovers

May 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Vocational Spotlight: Cable and Telecom

Cox Enterprises fleet vehicles are mainly used for cable installation, service, and sales, with each unit traveling approximately 18,000 miles annually. (PHOTO: COX ENTERPRISES)

By Lauren Fletcher

Cable and telecom fleets provide services vital to just about every other industry and vocation — they keep businesses able to communicate. Downtime is not an option, and upfitting needs are unique.

Tags: Vans, Cox Enterprises, Light-Duty Trucks, Time Warner Cable, DISH, Telecom Fleets

May 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Lightweighting: Less is More

The lightweight, Reading aluminum CSV comes equipped with such features as Dual-Pro door seals, stainless steel SMART Latch rotary paddle locks, and patented hidden hinges. (PHOTO: Reading)

By Greg Thompson

The process of lightweighting a fleet of vehicles involves more than simply moving down a vehicle class or removing weight from an overloaded vehicle.

Tags: Upfitting, Light-Duty Trucks, Lightweighting

May 2016, Work Truck - Cover Story

International Re-Enters Concrete & Construction Markets

The HX615 with dump body is powered by the Navistar N13 diesel, an inline six-cylinder engine with ratings up to 475 hp and 1,700 lb.-ft. of torque. (PHOTO: International)

By Mike Antich

The HX Series is the first all-new vehicle introduced by International Truck since 2010. Four models will be offered, with both set-forward and set-back front axle models in either short or long hood, depending on the application.

Tags: Construction Fleets, New Vehicles, International HX

April 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Ram Offers PTO Options for All Applications

Ram Trucks now offers right- and left-hand power take-off (PTO) options on Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks. (PHOTO: Ram Truck)

By Lauren Fletcher

Fleet managers can now utilize Ram Trucks for all power take-off (PTO) driven applications with the inclusion of both right- and left-hand options.

Tags: PTO, Right-Hand PTO, Left-Hand PTO, Ram Truck, Chassis Cab Trucks, Ram 3500

April 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Isuzu Debuts 2018 Class 6 FTR Truck

Isuzu FTR, launched at the 2016 NTEA - The Work Truck Show. (PHOTO: Mike Antich)

By Mike Antich

The FTR is the next generation medium-duty, low-cab-forward truck, with a smaller displacement, highly efficient four-cylinder engine. Isuzu foresees steady market growth in the medium-duty truck market at least through 2021.

Tags: Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Cabovers, Isuzu FTR

April 2016, Work Truck - Feature

All-New Show: Work Truck Exchange (WTX)

The entire event is designed to help fleet managers exchange information, explore ideas, extend their network, and expand options.

By Staff

WTX will connect a select group of commercial fleet managers with industry suppliers at an all-inclusive, VIP networking retreat designed to accelerate the achievement of each participant’s unique business goals.

Tags: Work Truck Exchange, WTX, Shows & Events

April 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Making Full-Size Vans Work for 2016

The Nissan NV Cargo van is offered in three models with its Standard Roof or two models in the High Roof body. (PHOTO: NISSAN)

By Lauren Fletcher

Full-size cargo vans provide fleet managers with added cargo space, vehicle height options, and the payload capacity for just about every vocational need.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Full-Size Vans, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit, Nissan NV, Ram ProMaster, Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, Ford E-Series

April 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Compact Vans Fill the Urban Need

The ProMaster City is Ram’s Class 1 van offering available in four versions and featuring a standard, 9-speed automatic transmission. (PHOTO: FCA US)

By Lauren Fletcher

The smaller size of compact work vans fit in more compact urban environments, while still providing abundant cargo capacity and myriad configurations for vocational fleet requirements.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City, Nissan NV200, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Ford Transit Connect, Chevrolet City Express

April 2016, Work Truck - Cover Story

Ford F-650/F-750 Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

John Ruppert (L), general manager –  Commercial Vehicle Sales & Marketing at Ford Motor Company, accepts the award for the F-650/F-750 from Work Truck’s Editor & Associate Publisher, Mike Antich, at a ceremony during the 2016 NTEA – Work Truck Show. (PHOTO: Chris Brown)

By Mike Antich

The F-650/F-750 offers a choice of three cabs — Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab — along with two new tractor models. The availability of diesel and gasoline engines, plus gaseous prep packages, meets all powertrain needs.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Awards, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, Ford F-650, Ford F-750

April 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Plumbing & HVAC Vocational Fleet Spotlight

The almost 3,000-vehicle plumbing fleet, which includes the ARS-Rescue Rooter brand, makes more than 1.25 million service calls per year. (PHOTO: ARS/Rescue Rooter)

By Lauren Fletcher

From order-to-delivery (OTD) and upfit challenges to the constant need to manage fuel expenses due to the overall total miles traveled, downtime is not an option for these vocational fleets.

Tags: Vocational Fleets, Vocational Spotlight, HVAC Fleets, Plumbing Fleets

March 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Tips for Controlling Fuel Costs

Even with low gasoline and diesel prices, the experts alladvised fleets to keep an eye on fuel costs. (SOURCE: WEX INC.)

By Chris Wolski & Kat Sandoval

Fuel management is an area of fleet operations that fleet managers have to keep an eye on constantly. A variety of products and technologies are available to fleet managers that can help control this second-highest fleet cost.

Tags: Best Practices, Fuel Management, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel Trends

March 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Proposed CSA Rule Could Be Game Changer for Fleets

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By Kathy Close, JJ Keller & Associates

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that is a game changer if it becomes final.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, J.J. Keller, HOS, BASIC

March 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Vocational Spotlight: Service, Delivery Fleets

U.S. AutoForce operates a fleet of more than 390 vehicles, including medium-duty trucks. (PHOTO: U.S. AutoForce)

By Lauren Fletcher

With a wide variety of fleet sizes and make up, service and delivery vocational fleets must find ways to reduce expenses and handle challenges in unique ways.

Tags: Rollins Inc., Delivery Fleets, Service Fleets, Amigos Logistics, Vocational Trucks

March 2016, Work Truck - Cover Story

Challenges & Solutions for Spec'ing Vans & Trucks

The Time Warner Cable fleet supports the needs of the second-largest telecommunications company in the U.S. (PHOTO: Time Warner Cable)

By Lauren Fletcher

Vehicle spec’ing is a major component of fleet management, and the ability to successfully handle challenges can help make the job a little bit easier for those who manage vans and trucks.

Tags: Safelite AutoGlass, Vehicle Spec'ing, Time Warner Cable

February 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Work Truck Capability Converges with Technology

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

By Chris Wolski

Today's trucks feature almost as much capability in the cab as they do under the hood. Some OEMs are leveraging mobile technology to make fleets more efficient.

Tags: Vehicle Tracking, Productivity, Ford, General Motors, Ram Truck, Isuzu

February 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Roof-Mounted vs. Interior Ladder Racks

Photo courtesy of Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment.

By Shelley Ernst

When it comes to hauling ladders, which is the better way – carrying them inside or on top of a van? There are pros and cons for each method.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Full-Size Vans, Ladder Racks

February 2016, Work Truck - Feature

USPS Ram Vans Add Capability, Durability

Ram Commercial will produce and customize 9,113 MY-2016 ProMaster 2500 cargo vans for USPS. Photo courtesy of USPS.

By Kat Sandoval

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will update its vehicle fleet with the acquisition of 9,113 Ram ProMaster cargo vans. The vans will provide the capability and durability the postal fleet needs.

Tags: Vehicle Purchase, USPS, Ram ProMaster, 2016-MY, Delivery Fleets

February 2016, Work Truck - Feature

Alliance AutoGas Mobilizes Vehicle Conversion Program

A Ford F-150 truck (pictured above) will be converted by Alliance AutoGas to run on propane autogas at the NTEA Work Truck Show, on March 3.

By Kat Sandoval

Alliance AutoGas is making two big moves to show how propane autogas can fit into sustainability initiatives for truck fleets.

Tags: Ford F-150, Work Truck Show, Propane Autogas, propane autogas conversion

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How to Control Rogue Spending in Fleet

By Mike Antich
Procurement studies reveal that 20% or more of total corporate spend is for purchases that could have been acquired at a lower cost. A key contributor to this inefficient spend is rogue spending, which is defined as not following corporate procurement policies when acquiring goods or services, such as making unauthorized purchases or buying from higher priced non-preferred suppliers.

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When a Supplier Goes Under

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What happens when your supplier goes out of business? How does this impact your current business operations? What happens if something breaks, needs maintenance, or you have questions?

The Benefits of an Automaker Test Drive

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Driving Notes

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2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

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Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

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Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

By Dylan Brown
The advantages of tracking driver spending can't be overstated, as the data provided can help fleet managers assess if drivers are efficiently purchasing fuel, as well as identify high-performing vehicles and drivers who can serve as examples to the rest of the fleet.

Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

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