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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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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Avoid Repeating Past Inefficiencies: Build the Truck to Match Today’s Application

By Mike Antich
I asked one fleet manager how he spec’ed replacement trucks for his fleet application. He related that many years earlier an OEM rep spec’ed out his trucks and he has been using the same formula ever since. While this may work in some cases, specifications should be defined by today’s fleet application to ensure the replacement truck is designed to accommodate current operational requirements rather than trying to make your operation conform to trucks spec’ed for yesteryear’s requirements.

Conduct an Efficiency Audit to Eliminate Waste in Your Fleet Budget

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Navigating Changing Regulations

By Lauren Fletcher
One thing fleet managers can count on: ever-changing regulations that relate to the work truck fleet industry. These changes are not only numerous but can be confusing and result in violations and fines when not followed. Tips on staying up-to-date and navigating changes are shared.

Turn Resolutions into Goals

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2017 Subaru Impreza

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The redesigned 2017 Impreza has been built on Subaru’s new platform that improves stability and reduces road noise and vibration. The fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive Impreza makes for a good commuter vehicle — available in either a sedan or hatchback.

2017 Mazda CX-5

By Eric Gandarilla

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Yes Virginia, There is Depreciation

By Sherb Brown
Depreciation is a necessary evil in our industry. Knowing your risks and knowing your OEM partners won’t make depreciation go away but it can make it more manageable.

Are You a Fleet Manager or Are You Just Managing a Fleet

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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