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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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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Forecast Is for Fuel Prices to Remain Low for the Foreseeable Future -- Maybe Longer

By Mike Antich
Conventional wisdom in the fleet market is often wrong. If we roll back the calendar, the conventional wisdom about fuel prices was that there would be ebbs and flows in price per gallon rates, but the overall price trajectory would trend upward. The flaw with conventional wisdom is that it only works when no new variables are inserted into future projections. A case in point is the shale oil revolution, which now has experts predicting oil prices will remain flat for the foreseeable future.

Snapshot of Fleet Manager Concerns and "Pain Points"

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
The Benefits of an Automaker Test Drive

By Lauren Fletcher
From time to time, fleet managers may receive the opportunity to attend an automaker test drive event. Should you be one of the lucky chosen, your excitement may give way to trepidation as you realize that test driving a vehicle for fleet use can be quite different that test driving a car or truck for personal use.

Drones in Truck Fleets: Beyond Package Delivery

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

By Paul Clinton
The 2017 Kia Niro is a gasoline-electric hybrid that seemingly appeals to buyers of subcompact SUVs, as well as those hearts and minds with a greener hue.

2017 Jeep Compass 4x4

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown
It’s becoming clear that there are some real changes brewing in our industry: everything from powertrains to new vehicle classes, to autonomous vehicles, and new safety technology.

Who’s Up Next?

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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