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Work Truck – Issue

June 2016

Cover Story By Mike Antich
Top Trends: Chassis, Auxiliary Equipment, Upfitting

There are a variety of upfitting trends occurring in today’s commercial fleet market. Here are the top trends currently influencing chassis, auxiliary equipment, and upfit equipment design and specifications.

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Features

Once approved by the FAA, Workhorse will release a version of the E-GEN hybrid-electric truck that has been specifically designed to incorporate HorseFly. (PHOTO: WORKHORSE) Drones are Delivering the Future

By Lauren Fletcher

Drones are popping up everywhere, including in package delivery fleets. Workhorse Group is currently in the testing phase with its drones for use with the company’s electric delivery trucks.

As part of a fleet’s recruitment and retention efforts, it may help a lot to remind drivers of the key aspects of CSA that impact them directly.(iStockPhoto) Understanding Regulatory Compliance

By David Cullen

While at times complicated, understanding regulatory compliance, including electronic logging devices, can benefit fleets that operate Class 8 trucks.

Nestlé Waters North America added 155 propane autogas trucks to its fleet after piloting 29 vehicles in 2014 and 2015. (PHOTO: Nestle Waters USA) Propane Autogas Fuels Fleets

By Lauren Fletcher

Both Nestlé Waters North America and Bimbo Bakeries USA have added to their propane-autogas-fueled vehicle fleet, reducing overall emissions by millions of pounds over each fleets lifetime.

Breaking down the year-over-year growth by sector shows a large potential increase in the trucking sector. (SOURCE: CJ DRISCOLL & ASSOCIATES) Current Trends in Mobile Resource Management

By Shelley Ernst

In the early days, telematics were synonymous with GPS. Today, they do so much more. The 2016-2017 U.S. Mobile Resource Management Systems Market Study tells us what’s going on in the market now.

Fleet vehicles from Florida Power & Light take part in storm response training, including demonstrating efficient field work to restore power. (PHOTO: FPL) Vocational Spotlight: Utility Fleets

By Lauren Fletcher

With a large percentage of Class 1-8 trucks in use, utility fleets are unique in the vocational fleet market, typically driving shorter routes and putting on more engine hours than fleets with much higher mileage.

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

By Mike Antich
Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

Lessons Learned from Great Fleet Managers

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Drones in Truck Fleets: Beyond Package Delivery

By Lauren Fletcher
In today’s digital age, technology is developing at a break-neck pace and fleet management is often the recipient and early adopter of many of the new options available. One of the more newsworthy pieces of modern technology has been the “drone.” Their use in fleet may offer several possibilities.

‘It Doesn’t Apply to Me’

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

By Paul Clinton
Nissan's 2017 Rogue Sport is based on the European Qashqai, and shares only a limited number of cosmetic components with its larger Rogue sibling.

2017 Genesis G80

By Paul Lim

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

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

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