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

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.

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.

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.

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

Paul Clinton
2015 Subaru Legacy Sedan

By Paul Clinton
The Subaru Legacy enters its sixth generation with the 2015 model year, and benefits from a redesign that should make it a more compelling mid-size-sedan choice in one of the most competitive automotive segments.

2015 Mazda CX-5 Compact SUV

By Chris Wolski

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
Are You a ‘Fireman’ or a Manager? Hint: One is a Dead-End Job

By Mike Antich
How would you characterize your job? Are you more of a “fireman,” spending your days putting out one fire after another? Or, do you devote the time to truly manage your fleet? Most of us will say we do both, but putting out fires consumes a tremendous amount of time and decreases the time invested in managing the fleet from a strategic level. At the most fundamental level, we have to ask ourselves: Are we tactical or strategic managers?

Wearable Computers will Amplify Driver Distraction

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 - January/February 2014

In This Issue:
Here are the Highlights

  • Ram ProMaster Arrives on the Scene
  • The Latest Trends in Medium-Duty Truck Maintenance
  • New Van & Truck Products to Re-Energize the Uplift Market
    And much more…