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Work Truck – Issue

July 2016

Cover Story By Lauren Fletcher
The All-New Propane Autogas Ford F-750

With a growing demand for a propane-autogas-fueled medium-duty chassis for several vocational applications, Ford and ROUSH CleanTech responded.

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Features

20 Spec'ing Mistakes that Negatively Impact Truck Resale

By Mike Antich

When spec'ing a truck, it is critical to find the balance between building a truck to perform the intended job function and ensuring there will be a strong secondary buyer demand in the resale market at the end of its lifecycle.

PHOTO: iStockphoto.com Advancing Safety in Medium-Duty Truck Fleets

By Lauren Fletcher

With accident rates relatively flat in medium-duty truck fleets, but repair costs rising slightly, fleet managers are continuing to look for ways to ultimately eliminate crashes and related liabilities and expenses.

Departments

PHOTO: JJ Keller The Ins and Outs of the ELD Mandate

By Kathy Close

The mandate to install electronic logging devices (ELDs) was published late in 2015, leaving many companies wondering if they are subject to the rulemaking. Several questions have arisen regarding potential exceptions.

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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