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Work Truck – Issue

May 2014

Cover Story By Lauren Fletcher
International TerraStar 4x4 Named 2014 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

The Class 4-5 medium-duty truck features an Allison Optimized 1000 transmission, Fabco TC-28 gear-driven transfer case, and Diamond Logic electrical system.

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Features

Among the improvements that Ford made to the MY-2016 F-650/F-750 is a clean cab-to-axle to better position the gasoline and DEF tanks. (PHOTO: FORD MOTOR CO.) Showcase of Vocational & Auxiliary Vehicles

By Chris Wolski & Stephane Babcock

Truck OEMs across the board are offering fleet managers a solution for nearly every vocational need whether they’re in Atlanta or the Arctic Circle.

Mitsubishi Fuso introduced the all-new Class 3 Canter FE130 cabover, which increases payload by 700 pounds over the outgoing FE125. The 2014 Work Truck Show

By Lauren Fletcher

More than 100 new products were announced at the 50th Annual NTEA Convention and Work Truck Show.

The Obama Adminstration is calling for a 10- to 20-percent reduction in fuel consumption and GHG emissions, depending on vehicle type, beginning in model year 2014 and running through 2018. During President Barack Obama’s Jan, 28, 2014, State of the Union address transportation and energy security were themes. (PHOTO: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Impact of New Higher Fuel Standard Proposed by the Obama Administration

By Sean Lyden

Fleet managers will see an increase in acquisition cost, which could cause many to wait before diving into new fuel technology headfirst.

What may be an older truck for one fleet could be just the vehicle another company is looking for. Auctions may help get the most return on your investment. (PHOTO: LIQUIDITY SERVICES) Navigating the Secondary Market: Surplus Trucks

By Tom Burton

To get the most value from a used truck, fleet managers looking to auction their units should do a little research and be thoroughly prepared.

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

By Mike Antich
Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

Lessons Learned from Great Fleet Managers

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Drones in Truck Fleets: Beyond Package Delivery

By Lauren Fletcher
In today’s digital age, technology is developing at a break-neck pace and fleet management is often the recipient and early adopter of many of the new options available. One of the more newsworthy pieces of modern technology has been the “drone.” Their use in fleet may offer several possibilities.

‘It Doesn’t Apply to Me’

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

By Paul Clinton
Nissan's 2017 Rogue Sport is based on the European Qashqai, and shares only a limited number of cosmetic components with its larger Rogue sibling.

2017 Genesis G80

By Paul Lim

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

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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