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Getting Creative with Fuel Budgets & Technology

Take the time now to research future solutions to reduce fuel expenditures. If at the end of the year there is some cushion leftover in your fleet’s fuel budget, you are armed and ready to utilize what you can to help ensure future cost savings.

Driven to Continuous Improvement

Today’s fleet managers are pressured to keep doing more with less, while saving their companies money year-over-year, and, at the same time, ensuring that drivers are safe and accomplishing their jobs. It’s a tough job, and countless individuals couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

Rightsizing is Not the Same as Downsizing

Rightsizing is used almost synonymously with downsizing; however, just look at the two words and you can immediately see that they are not the same.

What Drives You to be a Better Fleet Manager?

What is your inspiration to be the great fleet managers you are? What drives you to do all you do, every day?

Rebuilding Your Confidence

There are many actions a fleet manager can take to help rebuild confidence before handling a stressful situation. Sometimes, just taking a moment to breathe and smile can make a big difference in your day.

Can Accidents Be Eliminated Through Modern Vehicle Technology?

In the ultimate goal of the elimination of all accidents or crashes, where should the focus lie: the driver, the vehicle, or both?

Technology in Trucks: A Necessity or Simply Distracting?

Which of the many new, technological advances are necessary to help truck fleets stay safer on the road, and what are unnecessary distractions?

Measuring Hours vs. Miles in Medium-Duty Truck Performance

Mileage is not a true indicator of the actual wear a vehicle is experiencing. To ensure a complete analysis of medium-duty truck performance, include hours in your measurements as well.

The Growing Popularity of Cabover Trucks

With the growing popularity of cabover trucks, what are your real-world opinions?

2013 Work Truck Show Around the Corner

It's already that time of the year again, with the 2013 NTEA The Work Truck Show right around the corner. Scheduled March 6-8 in Indianapolis, I for one am looking forward to to it!

1935 Ford Model 50

Everyone Has a Favorite Truck

What’s Your Favorite Truck? Everyone has a favorite vehicle. Be it your first truck, dream vehicle, or project car, you wouldn’t be in this industry if you didn’t have a love for four-wheeled power.

Checking Out the L.A. Auto Show

While this Los Angeles Auto Show didn't feature any big truck reveals, there were plenty of updated and refreshed models on the show floor and a few new SUV announcements.

Green Fleet Conference Proves it Knows Truck Fleets

The 2012 Green Fleet Conference, held in Schaumburg, Ill., was the biggest and most well-attended yet. And, it helped to prove that just because a fleet operates trucks, it can still easily be green and save green.

The start of the Natchez-Trace scenic parkway. Source: Lauren Fletcher

On the Road: All-New 2013-MY Ram 1500

Work Truck magazine was invited to drive the all-new 2013 Ram 1500 in Nashville, Tenn., in early August.

The Real-Deal on Diesel-Electric Hybrids

A recent report by Indiana University's (IU) School of Public and Environmental Affairs raised some eyebrows about the economic viability of medium-sized diesel-electric hybrid trucks.

Tire Prices Rise… But Still Must be Purchased

Truck tire prices rise again, and again, and again. But, fleet vehicles won't roll on without them.

Becoming 'Possibility Thinkers'

In the world of fleet, we all need to be "possibility thinkers" and imagine the "what if" scenarios. From the good, to the ugly, it can only help to prepare us for anything.

Are Speed Limiters on Trucks Necessary?

A study was recently released by the FMCSA confirming that electronically governing and limiting the top speed of commercial trucks has clear safety benefits. But, is speed limiting truly the answer to the safety problem?

Hitting the Road: The Work Truck Show 2012

The 2012 The Work Truck Show just ended in Indianapolis. I was at the show from day one to closing day and share some of my highlights from the event.

On the Road Soon: 2012 The Work Truck Show

The 2012 NTEA Work Truck Show is going to be taking place next week and I can't tell you how excited I am to be hitting the road and heading to the show.

2012 Medium-Duty Truck of Year? It's Anyone's Guess

I'm getting excited. We have one week left before balloting closes for our 2012 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award, and the results are anyone's guess.

Hitting the Road: 2011 Mooneye's Xmas Party & Hot Rod Show

Anyone who knows me, or has read my bio, should know that I love hot rods. Make those hot rods trucks, and I'm in heaven. Take a look at the photo gallery of classic trucks from this years show.

Driving is Not Downhill Skiing

In skiing, the skier in front of you always has the right of way, and you are responsible mainly for those in front of you. Drivers must remember that on the road, you are responsible for paying attention to everyone, and everything, around you.

Know the Laws of the States You Drive

While there are many similar driving laws across the United States, fleet managers should ensure that any driver that crosses state lines is aware of some of the more subtle differences from state-to-state.

Hitting the Road: Looking Forward to the Green Fleet Conference

It's my favorite time of year! No, not the holidays - travel season! And what a better way to kick it off then by attending our very own Green Fleet Conference Oct. 3-4 out in Dallas.

It's my favorite time of year! No, not the holidays - travel season! And what a better way to kick it off then by attending our very own Green Fleet Conference Oct. 3-4 out in Dallas.


Author Bio

Lauren Fletcher

Executive Editor

Lauren Fletcher has been covering the fleet industry since 2006 and is currently the Executive Editor of Work Truck Magazine. Over the past 10 years, Fletcher has written and edited for Automotive Fleet, Fleet Financials, Government Fleet, Green Fleet, Vehicle Remarketing, and Business Driver magazines. A hot rod enthusiast from a young age, Fletcher has a fascination with cars and a love of trucks, from the classics to the new releases.

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