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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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

Protect Your 'Back Seat'

A crime wave is occurring - thieves are targeting SUVs and stealing the third-row seats. Online news items regarding these thefts go back at least two years with a recent surge over the past few months. The reason behind the theft? Money, of course. READ MORE

What Happened to All of the Good Drivers?

I believe the driver's license test of today is no longer relevant. New in-vehicle technology is not only impacting the driving experience on a creature-comfort level, but, I believe it is also requiring more technical skill while behind-the-wheel than ever before. READ MORE

Navistar Files Another Suit Against EPA

Navistar filed a lawsuit on July 5 against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleging that the Agency allows competitors to circumvent 2010 Emissions Regulations. READ MORE

Are Your Drivers Stressed Out?

Stress. We all deal with it. Much has been written about the stress and challenges fleet managers' face on a day-to-day basis, but what about the drivers? READ MORE

114SD Crane

Hitting the Road: Freightliner in Las Vegas

According to my nephew, I am officially the envy of boys/men ages five and up. I spent my weekend (March 18-19) in not-so-sunny Las Vegas getting behind the wheel of Freightliner's new SD (Severe Duty) trucks - from dump trucks to mixers to cranes. READ MORE

Western Star 4700 being unveiled.

Hitting the Road: The Work Truck Show - The Products

This blog will cover the press conferences and products I came across at the 2011 Work Truck Show and National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention. READ MORE

Hitting the Road: The Work Truck Show - The Events

The Work Truck Show took place in Indianapolis this year I covered it. This post covers the event and general NTEA items. Another post focused on products. READ MORE

Hitting the Road: The Work Truck Show

I'm revved up and excited about the upcoming NTEA Work Truck Show (March 8-10). My schedule is jam packed with educational sessions, new product launches, and interviews with manufacturers through Wednesday. READ MORE

Lowes' employee loads Nissan NV.

Getting Behind the Wheel: 2012 Nissan NV

This series of blog posts, "Getting Behind the Wheel," will discuss vehicles and events attended for Work Truck magazine. At the start of February, I was invited to get behind the wheel of the all-new 2012 Nissan NV (Nissan Van) out in Miami. READ MORE

2011 Ford Explorer

Is it Really a Truck?

When I think about a truck, the image that first comes to mind is four wheels, two doors, and a bed. However, times are changing, and while the government's CAFE standards still only have two categories, car and truck (based on the vehicle chassis), I believe it's time to broaden the current perception. READ MORE


Author Bio

Lauren Fletcher

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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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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

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