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Work Truck – Issue

February 2017

Cover Story By Lauren Fletcher
Tips for Spec'ing Engines and Transmissions

With new advancements in technology impacting price, fuel economy, and maintenance intervals, properly spec’ing engines and transmissions for your work trucks is more important than ever.

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Features

Photo courtesy of Flickr/JefferyTurner Pros and Cons of On-Site Fueling

By Lauren Fletcher

From pricing to convenience, there are many benefits for an on-site fueling facility. But, time to recoup initial investments and additional maintenance requirements should be considered.

Photo from iStockphoto.com Know Your Fluids: Oils

By Shelley Ernst

Fluids are critical for fleet health — are you current on your fluid knowledge? In part 1 of this three-part series, making the right choices about which oil to use, maintenance needs, and more are shared.

After adding it to the delivery fleet, the 2012 model-year Nissan NV3500 traveled more than 550,000 miles. (Photo: Above and Beyond Transportation) Delivery Fleet's Van Reaches 500,000 Miles

By Lauren Fletcher

Delivery fleets are always on the road, putting miles on their vehicles faster than most other vocational fleets. While newer vehicles are extending lifecycles beyond previous models, one fleet van hit the half-million-mile mark.

Photo: iStockphoto.com Controlling Creeping Fleet Costs

By Jack Roberts

Running a successful fleet means keeping an eye on both your front office costs, as well as what’s happening in your shop and in the yard.

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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