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Work Truck – Issue

April 2016

Cover Story By Mike Antich
Ford F-650/F-750 Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

The F-650/F-750 offers a choice of three cabs — Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab — along with two new tractor models. The availability of diesel and gasoline engines, plus gaseous prep packages, meets all powertrain needs.

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Features

Ram Trucks now offers right- and left-hand power take-off (PTO) options on Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks. (PHOTO: Ram Truck) Ram Offers PTO Options for All Applications

By Lauren Fletcher

Fleet managers can now utilize Ram Trucks for all power take-off (PTO) driven applications with the inclusion of both right- and left-hand options.

Isuzu FTR, launched at the 2016 NTEA - The Work Truck Show. (PHOTO: Mike Antich) Isuzu Debuts 2018 Class 6 FTR Truck

By Mike Antich

The FTR is the next generation medium-duty, low-cab-forward truck, with a smaller displacement, highly efficient four-cylinder engine. Isuzu foresees steady market growth in the medium-duty truck market at least through 2021.

The entire event is designed to help fleet managers exchange information, explore ideas, extend their network, and expand options. All-New Show: Work Truck Exchange (WTX)

By Staff

WTX will connect a select group of commercial fleet managers with industry suppliers at an all-inclusive, VIP networking retreat designed to accelerate the achievement of each participant’s unique business goals.

The Nissan NV Cargo van is offered in three models with its Standard Roof or two models in the High Roof body. (PHOTO: NISSAN) Making Full-Size Vans Work for 2016

By Lauren Fletcher

Full-size cargo vans provide fleet managers with added cargo space, vehicle height options, and the payload capacity for just about every vocational need.

The ProMaster City is Ram’s Class 1 van offering available in four versions and featuring a standard, 9-speed automatic transmission. (PHOTO: FCA US) Compact Vans Fill the Urban Need

By Lauren Fletcher

The smaller size of compact work vans fit in more compact urban environments, while still providing abundant cargo capacity and myriad configurations for vocational fleet requirements.

The almost 3,000-vehicle plumbing fleet, which includes the ARS-Rescue Rooter brand, makes more than 1.25 million service calls per year. (PHOTO: ARS/Rescue Rooter) Plumbing & HVAC Vocational Fleet Spotlight

By Lauren Fletcher

From order-to-delivery (OTD) and upfit challenges to the constant need to manage fuel expenses due to the overall total miles traveled, downtime is not an option for these vocational fleets.

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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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