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Work Truck – Issue

July 2012

Cover Story By Grace Suizo & Chris Wolski
Unique Vocational Applications & Upfits

Due to the unique needs of individual fleets, OEMs offer a range of specialized vocational upfits.

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Features

Navigating the Changing Landscape of the Cargo Van Market

By Sean Lyden

After decades of few models and even fewer options, the cargo van market is beginning to capture the attention and fill the needs of fleet managers.

5 Keys to Managing Effective Fleet Supplier Relationships

By Staff

Working with vendors is a significant part of a fleet manager’s job. Here are several tips for effectively managing those relationships.

Total trucks leased and managed by the top 10 truck leasing companies are illustrated above, totalling more than 2.2 million trucks. Commercial Truck Leasing: What Fleet Managers Should Know

By Staff

Learn what leasing is, how it works, and what to consider before signing a lease agreement.

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. Outsourcing to Reduce Truck Fleet Accident Costs

By Luann Dunkerley

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

ARS Technicians Get a Hoist with New Vehicle Lift

By Cheryl Knight

After making the switch to a new strap hoist vehicle lift, American Residential Services (ARS) has reduced technician injuries, increased productivity, lightened vehicle loads, and improved portability.

Shifting Class 3-8 Resale Market

By Mike Butsch

Because of historically high resale rates, most commercial fleets no longer sell out-of-service Class 3-8 trucks to their employees.

The big Apple Circus’ Tom Larson manages a fleet that includes 10 Ford F-350 pickups. The Juggler: Big Apple Circus Takes the Show on the Road

By Tariq Kamal

Transporting the Big Apple Circus requires a big top’s worth of planning. Learn how Tom Larson and his crew take the show on the road.

Departments

Stat Sheet

By Lauren Fletcher

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FleetFAQ

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

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Louis Maher worked with Trans-National Leasing. He was the president of AALA from 1968-1969.

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
How to Control Rogue Spending in Fleet

By Mike Antich
Procurement studies reveal that 20% or more of total corporate spend is for purchases that could have been acquired at a lower cost.

Spec’ing Today’s Trucks to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Impact of Healthy Drivers on Your Operation

By Lauren Fletcher
Health and productivity can go hand-in-hand. Think about it: the better you feel, the more you accomplish. We often talk about the health of our trucks, their lifecycle, maintenance needs, and costs. But, the health of the driver population is especially important.

When a Supplier Goes Under

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Lim
Audi Q7 3.0T

By Paul Lim
When I think of a seven-seat, three-row SUV, I usually wouldn't think it would be nimble. Even five-seat SUVs would have a hard time convincing me they were quick, but that was my experience with the 2017 Q7.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Size Matters

By Sherb Brown
There is little doubt that the folks out there with 5,000-10,000 vehicles have a good handle on how much they should be paying; for everything from bucket trucks to sedan floor mats. But some of our recent survey data shows that vast hordes of the fleet market are paying close to retail rates for a lot of products and services.

Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
What Are the Most Valuable Services Offered by FMCs?

By Dylan Brown
What do fleet managers value in their relationships with fleet management companies? The answer may surprise you.

Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

By Dylan Brown

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