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Work Truck – Issue

May 2016

Cover Story By Mike Antich
International Re-Enters Concrete & Construction Markets

The HX Series is the first all-new vehicle introduced by International Truck since 2010. Four models will be offered, with both set-forward and set-back front axle models in either short or long hood, depending on the application.

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Features

“With advances in technologies, new government regulations, and the complexities of vehicles, Isuzu will need to move closer to our dealers and, by virtue of that, closer to our customers. ICTA will become more market driven. The closer we get to our dealers and customers, the better feedback we can give to our parent company on the product needed for this market,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. (PHOTO: Chris Wolski) First Interview: New President of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

By Mike Antich

A 29-year veteran, Shaun Skinner was promoted to president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America from his role of executive vice president and general manager. He succeeds Hisao Sasaki, who returned to Japan.

Cox Enterprises fleet vehicles are mainly used for cable installation, service, and sales, with each unit traveling approximately 18,000 miles annually. (PHOTO: COX ENTERPRISES) Vocational Spotlight: Cable and Telecom

By Lauren Fletcher

Cable and telecom fleets provide services vital to just about every other industry and vocation — they keep businesses able to communicate. Downtime is not an option, and upfitting needs are unique.

The lightweight, Reading aluminum CSV comes equipped with such features as Dual-Pro door seals, stainless steel SMART Latch rotary paddle locks, and patented hidden hinges. (PHOTO: Reading) Lightweighting: Less is More

By Greg Thompson

The process of lightweighting a fleet of vehicles involves more than simply moving down a vehicle class or removing weight from an overloaded vehicle.

Departments

Roadcheck Should be Business as Usual

By Kathy Close

During Roadcheck, enforcement will use the same driver and vehicle criteria as any other day of the year. Only the number of inspections performed will be heightened.

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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