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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.

FleetFAQ

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Using Performance-Based Incentives to Optimize the Cost-Effectiveness of Fleet Operations

By Mike Antich
A fleet cost reduction program goes straight to the corporate bottom line. If a company operates at a 10% annual net profit margin, reducing annual fleet expenses by $100,000 is the equivalent of generating $1 million in sales. Although fleet managers manage hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars in corporate assets, only half are incentivized to achieve targeted performance goals. I advocate incentivization should be a universal best practice extended to all fleet managers.

Obstacles to Overcome Prior to a Volume Rollout of Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Never Stop Learning

By Lauren Fletcher
As we age, our cognitive skills and capabilities start to decline, some more quickly than others. Continuing to learn, whether it be something specific like a new language or continuing a college education to something more job-specific can help keep you sharper, longer.

The Importance of Positivity

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

By Paul Clinton
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a significantly upgraded van that offers a dizzying array of configurations and meaningful improvements designed to improve productivity for delivering packages or hauling passengers.

2018 Ford EcoSport

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering Sundays in St. Louis, Detroit, and Atlantic City

By Sherb Brown
There is just no better opportunity to network, to learn, and to mingle with the best and the brightest than an in-person fleet event.

Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
What Are the Most Valuable Services Offered by FMCs?

By Dylan Brown
What do fleet managers value in their relationships with fleet management companies? The answer may surprise you.

Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

By Dylan Brown

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