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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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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
It is Critical to Get Out of Your Office to Assess Vehicle Usage Issues

By Mike Antich
Many view fleet management as being a desk job, but it is more than that. When trouble-shooting fleet problems, such as increased costs for a particular user group, it is important to identify the root cause, which often requires on-site visual inspection of fleet assets and how they are being utilized.

Why the Fleet Manager Should be the Gatekeeper to Procurement

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Turn Resolutions into Goals

By Lauren Fletcher
While your resolutions at home may be to hit the gym and lay off the cheeseburgers or finally take that trip to Maui, work resolutions can be goal-oriented to help your fleet be as safe and successful as possible.

Getting Creative with Fuel Budgets & Technology

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
2017 VW Golf Alltrack SEL

By Chris Brown
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a Golf SportWagen, but brawnier, with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive as standard.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic

By Chris Wolski

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Five Unpredictions for 2017

By Sherb Brown
We may not be able to predict the future here at Automotive Fleet, but we can confidently predict that 2017 will be very interesting.

Fleet Success Comes From Sticking to Just the Facts

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown
We asked over 750 fleet professionals questions about the prevalence of each provider in the market and their brand recognition.

How Fleet Size Dictates Telematics Needs

By Dylan Brown

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