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Work Truck – Issue

January 2013

Cover Story By Chris Wolski
Reporting for Light-Duty

Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram all updated their signature light-duty trucks for MY-2013.

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Features

Changing Your Company's Safety Culture

By Jennifer Stroschein, J.J. Keller & Associates

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.

A drive cycle typically measures factors such as vehicle speed, starts and stops over a given time period, idle time (incidental and extended), and engine off time. SOURCE: NTEA Planning to Green your Fleet? Look Before You Leap

By Bob Johnson, NTEA

The decision to go green requires fleets to first establish the means and objectives to be attained. Challenges include financial considerations, government mandates, and infrastructure concerns, which must be planned for in advance.

A Lighter, More Fuel-Efficient Future for Truck and Van Bodies

By Sean Lyden

Use of aluminum in light vehicles is anticipated to increase 60 percent by 2025, reducing vehicle weight and increasing safety.

EOBR 101: What it Means for Your Fleet

By Jason Rudinoff, ARI

By 2014, the FMCSA must issue a final rule to mandate the use of electronic onboard recorders in commercial vehicles. Will your fleet be ready?

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

By Sean Lyden

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

What You Need to Know About APUs

By Sean Lyden

Evaluating auxiliary power units (APUs) before making any usage decisions can help save time and money for fleets in need of additional power.

The new fan favorite at Angels Stadium is the KLAA 830 AM Isuzu Reach. The vehicle with its eye-catching graphics supports station events. Isuzu 'Reaches' for Angels Radio

By Lauren Fletcher

Used for promotional purposes, remote broadcasts, and mobile advertising, Angels Radio utilizes the Isuzu Reach for more than just its good looks and cargo space.

By implementing telematics into a fleet, companies large and small can assess the effectiveness of the work they do. Through utilizing field service management systems, Lane Valente has improved driver safety and increased workflow and customer satisfaction. Transforming a Mobile Workforce with GPS Solutions

By Cheryl Knight

One North American service fleet implements a field service management GPS solution to maximize cost effectiveness, improve driver safety, and better meet client expectations.

The all-new Ram cargo van. Ram Cargo Van Meets Vocational Fleet Applications

By Greg Basich

Ram’s fleet-ready CV offers 1,800 lbs. of payload capacity and plenty of options.

Departments

Stat Sheet

By Lauren Fletcher

Digging Deeper into the Numbers

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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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