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There’s no one route to the future, yet there already are on ramps open to it.

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Which Way to the Smart Highway?

There’s no one route to the future, yet there already are on ramps open to it.

AutoZone locations are arranged in a hub-and-spoke formation. Larger “hub” stores are stocked with a variety of products, and are surrounded by smaller satellite stores. (Photo: Getty Images)

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How Autozone Moves Parts Around the Globe

The largest auto parts retailer in the world maintains a fleet of nearly 16,000 vehicles across seven continents. To manage it, the company makes sure vehicles are rightsized and well-equipped to handle deliveries.

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ELD Mandate: Day of Reckoning Arrives

In this, the “eleventh hour,” many companies still have last-minute questions on ELD implementation. Find out some areas of consideration including how to find an acceptable device and how to handle short-haul drivers.

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Tire Prices Experience Upward Pressure

For many vocational truck fleets, price is the key factor when selecting the type of replacement tire. As shown in the past, when replacement tire prices increase, the retread industry benefits since retreads are significantly cheaper.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

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How Leasing Helped a Salad Dressing Maker Go National

For Ken’s Foods, makers of Ken’s Salad Dressings, the long-standing relationship with its fleet lessor allowed the fleet to grow seamlessly as the company evolved into a national brand.

Ford’s new Ford F-150 includes new safety options, fuel-saving technology such as auto start-stop on all engines, and a choice of five powertrains. (Photo: Ford Motor Co.)

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Roundup of Class 1-7 Trucks for 2018

With 11 automakers to choose your light- to medium-duty trucks from for the 2018 model-year, Work Truck provides the need-to-know highlights to help you with your truck selection process. 

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What’s Your Future Fleet Strategy?

While large scale deployment of autonomous vehicles won’t happen anytime soon, it’s important for fleets to formulate their game plans now.

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Top 5 Questions on DOT Crashes

CMV crashes capture the nation’s attention and perpetuate the stereotype that commercial trucks cause or are involved in more fatal accidents than others. To mitigate risk and shatter this misconception, your team should be familiar with what is required of them and how a crash affects the motor carrier.

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Tips for Reducing Truck Acquisition Costs

One of the easiest ways a fleet manager can reduce truck acquisition costs is not over-spec’ing for fleet needs. But, there are a few out-of-the-box ways of thinking to further reduce costs.

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Case Study: The Drive To Compete

In the late 1990s, the Arizona Department of Transportation managed over 12,000 government vehicles statewide, tracking every detail and every dollar with an outdated and inefficient DOS-based PC application. See what steps they took to become one of the most competitively managed fleets in the U.S.

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