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Service body trucks enable field technicians to easily reach the tools they use most frequently

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6 Principles for Selecting Upfits with Ergonomics in Mind

Spec’ing vehicles with driver ergonomics will make a happier, safer driver who will be more enthusiastic and better prepared for work.

The MY-2014 Sprinter includes a number of upgraded safety features, including crosswind assist, collision prevention assist, blind spot assist, highbeam assist, and lane-keeping assist.

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Sprinter Puts Safety in the Driver's Seat

The MY-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter features a number of safety improvements, including crosswind assist, updated styling, and improved handling.

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Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

The top challenge facing truck fleets continues to be managing fuel spend. Other challenges include rightsizing, rising tire costs, remarketing, and improving fleet efficiency. An emerging trend is the shift to lighter-weight upfits.

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Changing Your Company's Safety Culture

While obstacles to tackle when creating a safety culture abound, fleet managers must address issues such as recognizing the need for change and making it a top company priority.

The chart above summarizes changes to the 2011 hours-of-service rule provisions. Full details are available online at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/topics/hos/index.htm.

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How Will the Hours-of-Service Revisions Affect Your Fleet?

Industry experts believe the FMCSA provisions will fundamentally change the way many fleets do business. Main points of the revised ruling are highlighted.

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7 Keys to Crafting an Effective Fleet Safety Policy

With the potential to save lives and reduce accident management costs, a carefully crafted safety policy is a necessity.

A small change in payload may seem insignificant, but it adds many downstream effects on  the truck capacity, performance, even resale value, which can lead to an increase in overall cost of the truck, with more downtime, more repairs, and more frustration with employees using workarounds with  the equipment.

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Busting Work Truck Myths

Truck experts from GE Capital Fleet Services explore the myths and realities of spec’ing medium- and heavy-duty work trucks.

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Truck Fleets Grapple With Managing Costs as Freight Hauling Demand Grows

IRVING, TEXAS – A recent survey by GE Capital found that transportation company chief financial officers (CFOs) across the U.S. see more business opportunities despite rising costs and regulatory challenges.

A simple fender bender can be a time-consuming and costly event. The CEI Group saved the client approximately 30 percent through use of an aftermarket bumper for the repair.

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Outsourcing to Reduce Truck Fleet Accident Costs

Reduced downtime, priority service, increased visibility of accident costs and trends, and additional benefits can be realized by outsourcing some administrative services.

Idaho Power Company, one of the members of the Northwest Utility Fleet Managers Association, operates a fleet of 900 units that include this bucket truck.

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Northwest Utilities Band Together for Benchmarking Initiative

The Pacific Northwest Utility Fleet Managers Association is open to both public and private fleets. The Association's biggest project is a benchmarking study that will allow members to effectively compare their operations.

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What Will Your Next Crash Really Cost?

After reading our first white paper, “Enlist the Aid of ‘Road warriors’ to Help Predict Your Next Crash,” you know at-fault crashes are predictable. In this White Paper, Number Two of our series, you will learn that, since at-fault crashes are predictable, they are also preventable through the use of new technology.


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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

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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