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Work Truck – Issue

April 2017

Cover Story By Lauren Fletcher
Ford F-650/F-750 Repeats Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Win

The F-650/F-750 lineup includes Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab body styles, as well as straight-frame, kick-up frame Pro Loader, and a dedicated tractor model for special towing applications.

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Features

Photo from iStockphoto.com Improving Truck Ergonomics for Driver Safety

By Mike Antich

OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck fleet more ergonomic is to proactively identify and rectify potential issues.

Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment systems can drive up capital costs as well as maintenance costs. (Photo: iStockPhoto.com) Aftertreatment System: A New System Not to be Overlooked

By Bob Stanton

Many fleet operators may not realize that aftertreatment systems are often vulnerable to compromise and failure due to seemingly minor and unrelated causes that have been largely ignored in routine maintenance practices.

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
Forecast Is for Fuel Prices to Remain Low for the Foreseeable Future

By Mike Antich
Conventional wisdom in the fleet market is often wrong. If we roll back the calendar, the conventional wisdom about fuel prices was that there would be ebbs and flows in price per gallon rates, but the overall price trajectory would trend upward. The flaw with conventional wisdom is that it only works when no new variables are inserted into future projections. A case in point is the shale oil revolution, which now has experts predicting oil prices will remain flat for the foreseeable future.

Snapshot of Fleet Manager Concerns

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
The Benefits of an Automaker Test Drive

By Lauren Fletcher
From time to time, fleet managers may receive the opportunity to attend an automaker test drive event. Should you be one of the lucky chosen, your excitement may give way to trepidation as you realize that test driving a vehicle for fleet use can be quite different that test driving a car or truck for personal use.

Drones in Truck Fleets: Beyond Package Delivery

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

By Paul Clinton
The 2017 Kia Niro is a gasoline-electric hybrid that seemingly appeals to buyers of subcompact SUVs, as well as those hearts and minds with a greener hue.

2017 Jeep Compass 4x4

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown
It’s becoming clear that there are some real changes brewing in our industry: everything from powertrains to new vehicle classes, to autonomous vehicles, and new safety technology.

Who’s Up Next?

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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