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State of the Trucking Industry: Mostly Smooth

By Adam Pringle

The trucking industry continues to enjoy very strong revenue and employment growth, although a number of challenges remain, according to a GE Capital, Transportation Finance survey of middle-market trucking companies.

When spec’ing a truck avoid the temptation to plan to operate it at 100 percent or more all the time. As the above example shows, this will lead to excess wear and tear.(Photo: © How to Make Fleet Trucks More Productive

By Sean Lyden

The meaning of maximized productivity differs from fleet to fleet, but the means to maximizing vehicle function can be found using a straightforward approach of measuring, spec’ing, and considering the human factor.

Through idle-reduction, NPL Construction saved more than $180,000 in fuel costs in six months. (PHOTO: NPL Construction) NPL Construction Company Focuses on Idle Reduction

By Staff

Through a focus on reducing the fleet’s idling, the pipeline construction company has reduced its CO2 footprint by more than 690,000 pounds in just six months.

Matthews Specialty Vehicles converted three vehicles into bloodmobiles and sent them to West Africa to combat the Ebola virus. (PHOTO: MATTHEWS SPECIALTY VEHICLES) Delivering Vehicles to the Ebola Hot Zone

By Adam Pringle

To help combat the Ebola virus, Matthews Specialty Vehicles converted three of its units into bloodmobiles and sent them to the West African nations of Guinea, Nigeria, and Liberia.

Clark County, Wash.’s fleet of Ford F-550 models (similar to above) improved routing for fuel gains. (PHOTO: Ford Motor Co.) Finding More Miles in Today's Fuels

By Chris Wolski

Even with falling gasoline prices, fleets need to monitor and measure fuel use by drivers. Many of the techniques to increase mileage and, consequently, productivity are tried and true, but there are still new ideas to explore.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

By Mike Antich
With the increasing demand and growth of the commercial truck and van segments – particularly among utilities and service industries – the percentage of upfitted vehicles is growing. Upfitters are feeling the pressure of increased demand. In recent years, the huge influxes of vehicles needing upfitting have left some upfitters, at times, overwhelmed.

Six Technology Trends that will Change the Trajectory of Fleet Management

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Thi Dao
2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao
The 2017 Passat comes with more features offered on lower trims. Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking are now standard across all trims, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert is now standard on both R-Line and SE trims.

2017 Nissan Titan Half-Ton Pickup

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown
The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery process. It would seem to be the easiest part of the whole business, but it is the one area that everyone struggles with.

Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

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

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Getting Creative with Fuel Budgets & Technology

By Lauren Fletcher
Take the time now to research future solutions to reduce fuel expenditures. If at the end of the year there is some cushion leftover in your fleet’s fuel budget, you are armed and ready to utilize what you can to help ensure future cost savings.

Driven to Continuous Improvement

By Lauren Fletcher