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Work Truck – Issue

July 2014

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

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

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Features

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) Upfits Designed with Ergonomics in Mind

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.

PHOTO: Auto Truck Group The Need for Speed

By Sean Lyden

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

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

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.

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) Cox Looks to Sprinter & Hybrid Vans for Better MPG

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.

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Spec’ing Today’s Trucks to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs

By Mike Antich
When you spec truck assets today, many of these vehicles will be in service for 10 to 15 years or longer. While these assets are adequate for today’s business, will this still be true 10 to 15 years from now? This is an important question because some fleet managers tend to focus on today’s needs and neglect the long-term considerations as to how job requirements may evolve in the future.

Human Nature Prone to Take Advantage of Docile Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
When a Supplier Goes Under

By Lauren Fletcher
What happens when your supplier goes out of business? How does this impact your current business operations? What happens if something breaks, needs maintenance, or you have questions?

The Benefits of an Automaker Test Drive

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

By Dylan Brown
The advantages of tracking driver spending can't be overstated, as the data provided can help fleet managers assess if drivers are efficiently purchasing fuel, as well as identify high-performing vehicles and drivers who can serve as examples to the rest of the fleet.

Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown

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