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Work Truck – Issue

March 2017

Cover Story By Bob Stanton, CPM, CPFP
Tire PMs: Low-Tech Solutions for Cost Control

This six-part series covers essential processes needed for effective preventive maintenance. Despite so many high-tech options on the market, fleets must remember tried-and-true methods for an effective tire program. 

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Features

Photo from istockphoto.com ELD Solution Spotlight

By Lauren Fletcher

To help you navigate the abundance of ELD solution providers, Work Truck magazine assembled a solution spotlight with details and information on several options.

Photo: iStockphoto.com Taking Action: Getting Prepared for the ELD Mandate

By Lauren Fletcher

Taking action to ensure on-time compliance with the upcoming ELD mandate is important. Here are 10 steps fleet managers can take to be fully compliant by the December deadline.

Photo: iStockphoto.com Top Questions About the ELD Mandate

By Lauren Fletcher

The basics of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will help you determine if further research and compliance are needed.

Photo: iStockphoto.com All About the ELD Mandate

By Lauren Fletcher

From the basics regarding compliance to details regarding costs and benefits, everything the vocational truck fleet manager needs to know about the upcoming deadline for the ELD mandate is shared.

(Photo: iStockphoto.com) Know Your Fluids: Coolants and DEF

By Shelley Ernst

Fluids are critical for fleet health — are you current on your fluid knowledge? In part two of this three-part series, how to make the right choices about and maintain coolant and fluid options are shared.

Using a voltmeter ormultimeter (pictured) isnecessary for checkinga battery’s charge. (Photo: iStockphoto.com) Electrical Systems: Proactive Measures for Protection

By Bob Stanton, CPM, CPFP

In part two of this six-part series, tips for maintaining electrical systems are shared, including helpful tools and best practices for battery maintenance and replacement.

Departments

Top 7 Fed Med Card Questions

By Kathy Close

Medical certification questions perplex those responsible for qualifying commercial drivers. Share are some of the more frequently posed medical-related questions posed to J. J. Keller’s subject-matter experts.

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
Obstacles to Overcome Prior to a Volume Rollout of Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich
I believe volume penetration of fleets by autonomous vehicles will take much longer to occur than what is predicted in today’s optimistic forecasts. Conceptually, autonomous vehicles are technologically feasible, but, as they say, the devil is in the details. One thing is certain, as we trail blaze new ground, so too will we trail blaze new problems.

Integration of Mobility Management Into Fleet or Vice Versa?

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

Mike Antich
2018 Ford EcoSport

By Mike Antich
The EcoSport is Ford’s first-ever subcompact SUV sold in North America, one of the region’s fastest growing vehicle segments. The EcoSport is sold globally by Ford and the updated U.S. model is imported from Ford India.

2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman

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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