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Work Truck – Issue

Features

Companywide, Bartlett’s fleet includes more than 600 International trucks, mostly DuraStar 4300s. (PHOTO: Navistar) DuraStar Does the Yard Work

By Rod O'Connor

Tree specialists in Pittsburgh rely on their DuraStar work truck fleet to fill their every need. By Rod O’Connor

Box truck versions of the F-650/F-750 are among the vocational upfits available for fleets. Photo: Ford Motor Company MY-2016 Ford F-650/F-750 Offers Fleets a Menu of Options

By Chris Wolski

By bringing the vocational-oriented Ford F-650/F-750 back into the fold of Ford’s complete design and manufacturing processes, the automaker expects its customers to reap numerous benefits, including flexible spec’ing.

 

 
 

Blog

Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2015 International WorkStar 7300 SFA 4x4

By Chris Wolski
Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to take an International WorkStar 7300 4X4 off-roading at Navistar’s recently acquired New Carlisle, Ind., proving grounds.

2015 Jeep Renegade Sport 4x4

By Chris Wolski

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Everybody Is the Best at Something

By Sherb Brown
Reflecting back on the fleet preview season and understanding the responsibilities of fleet managers.

Fleet Management: Part Art, Part Science

By Sherb Brown

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Potential Roadblocks to the Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles in Fleet

By Mike Antich
Two of the most significant changes in fleet management were the result of military breakthroughs – namely the opening of GPS to civilian use and the creation of the Internet, both of which will be critical to operating autonomous vehicles. While extremely difficult to do, technology will not be the issue with the implementation of autonomous vehicles. Other broader non-fleet issues may slow or inhibit widespread implementation of autonomous vehicles.

One Year Later: Additional Remembrances of Ed Bobit

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Driven to Continuous Improvement

By Lauren Fletcher
Today’s fleet managers are pressured to keep doing more with less, while saving their companies money year-over-year, and, at the same time, ensuring that drivers are safe and accomplishing their jobs. It’s a tough job, and countless individuals couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

Rightsizing is Not the Same as Downsizing

By Lauren Fletcher

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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