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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

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Spec’ing Today’s Trucks to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs

By Mike Antich
When you spec truck assets today, many of these vehicles will be in service for 10 to 15 years or longer. While these assets are adequate for today’s business, will this still be true 10 to 15 years from now? This is an important question because some fleet managers tend to focus on today’s needs and neglect the long-term considerations as to how job requirements may evolve in the future.

Human Nature Prone to Take Advantage of Docile Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
When a Supplier Goes Under

By Lauren Fletcher
What happens when your supplier goes out of business? How does this impact your current business operations? What happens if something breaks, needs maintenance, or you have questions?

The Benefits of an Automaker Test Drive

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

By Dylan Brown
The advantages of tracking driver spending can't be overstated, as the data provided can help fleet managers assess if drivers are efficiently purchasing fuel, as well as identify high-performing vehicles and drivers who can serve as examples to the rest of the fleet.

Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown

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