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Because fewer drivers can operate a manual transmission, the best choice with an eye to resale is an automatic transmission (above). (PHOTO: General Motors) Spec'ing Medium-Duty Trucks for Maximum Resale

By Staff

Fleets can leverage the total cost of ownership through maximizing their medium-duty trucks’ value by spec’ing for resale.

All-New Class 1-6 Trucks Deliver Something for Every Fleet

By Chris Wolski

Engine variants range from a 3.0L diesel to a 6.7L turbodiesel. Fleets will also have choices among gasoline and alt-fuel powertrain options. By chris wolski

Take vehicle sizes and types into consideration; a graphic design for a truck will not fit the same on a small sedan. (PHOTO: Signature Graphics) Avoid Getting a 'Bad Wrap'

By Sean Lyden

Making a mistake in the design, material selection, and maintenance of vehicle graphics can project the wrong impression and be costly in the long run.

The American Red Cross is testing upfit Sprinter Vans (above left) for its new ERV. The upfit vans feature ergonomic seating and storage so volunteers can easily distribute supplies and food. Taking a Long-Term Approach to Designing an Emergency Response Vehicle

By Greg Basich

The American Red Cross collaborated with volunteers, students, and a range of industry experts to design a new vehicle for its Disaster Response fleet.

FleetAdvance: Improving Fuel Purchasing Decisions

By Staff

Using real-time transaction data, Comdata’s new program can help fleet managers make smarter purchasing decisions, better manage fuel costs, and improve driver behavior.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Autonomous Vehicles will Create a Radical Paradigm Shift in Vehicle Design

By Mike Antich
My prediction is that autonomous vehicles will create a paradigm shift in vehicle design, whereby interior design will become the primary brand differentiator in the future. What will drive this paradigm shift is that future autonomous vehicle design will focus primarily on the passenger and not the driver. This will create a tectonic shift in vehicle design with ramifications that will take decades to fully play out.

Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

By Chris Wolski
During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown
The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery process. It would seem to be the easiest part of the whole business, but it is the one area that everyone struggles with.

Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

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

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Getting Creative with Fuel Budgets & Technology

By Lauren Fletcher
Take the time now to research future solutions to reduce fuel expenditures. If at the end of the year there is some cushion leftover in your fleet’s fuel budget, you are armed and ready to utilize what you can to help ensure future cost savings.

Driven to Continuous Improvement

By Lauren Fletcher