The Resource For Managers Of Class 1-7 Truck Fleets

Work Truck – Issue

July 2014

Cover Story
GM's Three-Truck Strategy
By Lauren Fletcher

Both Chevrolet and GMC have introduced three all-new pickups to offer fleets a variety of options for their variety of needs.

Features

Impact of FMCSA Regulations on Medium-Duty Fleets When it rolled out the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, the U.S. Department of Transportation developed a new operational model for enforcement.

By Chris Wolski

While not every medium-duty fleet is affected by the federal regulations, those that need to comply have found that the benefits outweigh the challenges.

The Need for Speed PHOTO: Auto Truck Group

By Sean Lyden

Truck upfitters are implementing new processes and technologies to improve responsiveness and accelerate order- to-delivery cycles.

Upfits Designed with Ergonomics in Mind Fleet managers can take advantage of various upfit options, such as a roll out cargo bed (pictured above), to help driver employees safely do their jobs after they get to the job site. (P{HOTO: BEDSLIDE)

By Staff

When spec’ing a truck, fleet managers must also keep in mind the health and well-being of the driver while on the road and at a jobsite. Protecting drivers from musculoskeletal injuries will keep them on the job and the fleet running smoothly.

Cox Looks to Sprinter & Hybrid Vans for Better MPG Cox has invested in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and, over the past year, replaced more than 1,500 Chevrolet Express and Ford E-Series models with the diesel van. (PHOTO: Cox Enterprises)

By Joanne Tucker

Replacing more than 1,500 vans with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has helped the media company achieve an 85-percent increase in miles per gallon.

Improving Driver Safety with Technology

By Stephane Babcock

Fleet managers are combining training and technology to ensure drivers are creating a safe environment in the cab and on the road.

Blog

Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2014 Mazda3 Compact Sedan

By Chris Wolski
Driving the 2014 Mazda3 was a pleasure. Clean acceleration, deft handling, and a comfortable interior, filled with plenty of storage added up to a commuting experience I looked forward to each day.

2014 Ram Power Wagon

By Chris Brown

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
What Drives You to be a Better Fleet Manager?

By Lauren Fletcher
What is your inspiration to be the great fleet managers you are? What drives you to do all you do, every day?

Rebuilding Your Confidence

By Lauren Fletcher

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Implementing a Single Strategy to Improve Driver Safety and Lower Fuel Spend

By Mike Antich
Driver safety and the reduction of fuel consumption are not mutually exclusive goals. There are many similarities between fuel-efficient driving techniques and safe driving techniques. In fact, there’s a direct correlation between safe driving and fuel efficiency. It’s been proven: the safer the driver, the higher the miles per gallon.

My Remembrances of Ed Bobit

By Mike Antich

Small Fleets – Big Challenges

Gary Lykins
Encouraging Ownership Among Employees

By Gary Lykins
Typically, a small fleet will have fewer people performing more duties, and that requires a staff that understands the magnitude of their responsibilities.

"Making" it Green

By Gary Lykins

Anonymous Public Fleet Manager

Anonymous  Author
Micromanaging Fleet Operations

By Anonymous Author
In the past few weeks, several veteran fleet managers have vented to me, voicing frustration with their directors’ micromanaging fleet operations. Some of these requests and orders run contrary to best fleet practices and may even be politically motivated.

The True Cost of Rework

By Anonymous Author

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Work Truck - September/October 2013

In This Issue:
Here are the Highlights

  • All-New Transit & Transit Connect Offer Power of Choice
  • Spec’ing Medium-Duty Trucks for Maximum Resale
  • 2014-MY Class 1-6 Trucks Deliver Something for Every Fleet
    And much more…