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June 5, 2017

The Origin and History of Global Fleet Management

Up until the late 1990s, no corporation had a global, or even regional, fleet management reporting structure, with the possible exception of Canadian subsidiaries of U.S. parent companies. At the start of the 21st Century, managers with global fleet responsibilities began to proliferate.

December 6, 2016

Work Truck Commemorates 10th Anniversary

From the push to “go green” to new-vehicle launches to mergers and acquisitions, the past decade has been covered in full by the No. 1 vocational truck magazine.

August 5, 2016

Little-Known Story on What Motivated GE’s Entry into the Fleet Market

As we all know, General Electric (GE) has exited the fleet management industry after a three-decade presence, which started in 1984 when GE Credit Corp. purchased Kerr Leasing, a small family-owned leasing company in Englewood, Colo. What is not well known is why GE entered the fleet management industry in the first place. Here is the prologue or “back story” that was the catalyst to GE’s entry into the fleet business.

December 30, 2015

Time Capsule: 1920 International Model H

As this photo shows, work trucks in the early part of the 20th century emphasized functionality over comfort, leaving drivers such as the one shown here literally out in the cold.

December 22, 2015

Time Capsule: 1916 International Model MA with Curtain Side Body

The International brand stretches back more than a century and from its earliest days was a part of the fabric of American workaday life.

December 11, 2015

Holman Automotive Celebrates More Than 90 Years in Business

After more than 90 years in business, Holman Automotive also celebrates 67 years in fleet by founding ARI in 1948. Being a privately-held, family-owned business is one key to its success as well as its focus on its people and customers.

September 10, 2015

Ford Highlights How F-Series Shaped America

Ford recently highlighted how the F-Series has been a part of the U.S. workplace for nearly a century.

May 28, 2015

Time Capsule: Circa 1950s Tel-E-lect International Truck

Digger derricks are used today for numerous tasks related to utility line construction. This circa 1950s Tel-E-lect International Truck is an early example of these versatile fleet tools.

March 13, 2015

Time Capsule: Circa 1950s Milk Trucks

If there's ever been a quintessential work truck in the history of commercial vehicles, it's probably the milk truck. As these trucks from the 1950s show, the milk truck was also a relatively sophisticated vehicle for its time.

December 18, 2014

Time Capsule: Chain Driven Upfit Circa 1930s

Before the development of hydraulics, chain-driven mechanisms were the upfitting norm as this photo from the 1930s demonstrates. While it may not be as efficient as the modern technology, the evidence shows that it still got the job done.

December 11, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1950s Tow Truck

Tow trucks are a ubiquitous part of the vehicle landscape, but this Harry H. Knaack Motors truck from the 1950s must have made an impression.

November 26, 2014

Ruminating About the Medium-Duty Truck Market

As we approach the start of a new calendar-year, it is inevitable that we take a look at where we’ve been and where we are going. I'll start by examining the evolution of the medium-duty truck market over the past 45 years and then identify the key trends that will influence product design in future model-years.

November 25, 2014

Time Capsule: 1956 Ford 600 Fuel Truck

Today's fuel trucks are a marvel of engineering, and they were no less so more than half-a-century ago as this 1956 Blufire Oil Co. truck upfitted by the Auto Truck Group attests.

November 17, 2014

Time Capsule: Bushing Ice & Coal Co. Fuel Truck Circa 1950

Fleet vehicles have always been called on to perform specialized tasks, as this upfit truck circa 1950 illustrates. The Bushing Ice & Coal Co. truck was upfit to act as fuel truck for customers in the Chicago area.

October 29, 2014

Time Capsule: 1920s Edwin F. Daniels & Co. Truck Auto Car

Trucks have certainly changed in style and use over the years, and this auto car from the 1920s shows how far technology and comfort have come over the past 90 or so years.

September 11, 2014

Time Capsule: 1909 Coca-Cola Delivery Truck

Over the past 100-plus years, trucks have evolved as this 1909 Coca-Cola delivery truck attests.

August 21, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1920s Ford Model T

While considered a relatively modern creation, these photos show that commercial fleets have existed for nearly 100 years.

July 31, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1911 Franklin Commercial Truck

As this circa 1911 advertisement shows, OEMs have been highlighting the benefits of efficiency and reliability. Other issues touched on in the advertisement sound surprisingly modern, including TCO, maintenance, concerns about depreciation, and an emphasis on safety.

July 24, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1918 Dodge Tire Service Truck

Automotive services are not a new phenomenon as this circa 1918 Dodge service truck attests. The truck was operated by Peter Dziadik's Tire Shop in Peekskill, N.Y., from about 1918 to the late 1920s.

July 10, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1954 RCA Victor Truck

The 1950s was period of prosperity for the country following Depression era of the 1930s and the war years of the 1940s. By the middle-1950s, U.S. consumers had returned to pursuing leisure activities as evidenced by this circa 1954 RCA Victor truck.

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