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Work Truck – Issue

August 2017

Cover Story By Bob Stanton
Preventive Maintenance for a Complex Cooling System

Today’s cooling system is much more complex than in years before. Changes to coolants and filters are shared, as well as the necessary changes to preventive maintenance processes to adapt to these new products.

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Features

Over-spec’ing a truck increases the capitalized cost of the vehicle, while underspec’ing increases maintenance cost. (Photo: Getty Images) How to Spec a Truck for the Application

By Mike Antich

Work trucks must be viewed as earning assets, so it is critical to spec these work tools to maximize their productivity. It is impossible to “build” a truck that enhances user productivity if you don’t understand the fleet application.

Colepepper Services regularly updates its fleet in an effort to increase fuel efficiency and keep expenses low. (Photo: Colepepper Services) Keeping HVAC and Plumbing Fleets On Track

By Roselynne Reyes

Home service companies offer a wide menu of services. This can require vehicles with plenty of space for equipment, upfitting to keep supplies organized, and a system that helps the main office keep track of vehicles.

Terminix operates a fleet of approximately 9,500 vehicles, of which 75% are light-duty trucks used for service applications.  (Photo: Terminix) Optimizing 'Bug Busting' Fleets

By Shelley Ernst

Pest control fleet vehicles provide rolling offices for technicians, making them central to carrying out a company’s mission.

The ICUEE show features hands-on demonstrations of utility and construction equiment both on the show floor and in the demo zone. (Photo: ICUEE) All About ICUEE: 'The Demo Expo'

By Lauren Fletcher

The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) is coming to Kentucky in October and promises to be the premier event for utility and contractor fleet professionals.

Image: Getty Benefits of Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets

By Lauren Fletcher

Optimizing productivity, reducing downtime, increasing efficiency, and ultimately keeping drivers safe are just a few ways a telematics solution can help benefit vocational truck fleets.

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
The Future of Fleet is Managing the Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

By Mike Antich
In the next decade, the term "fleet management" will soon become inadequate to fully define the scope of our industry and it will be viewed as an anachronistic label. Today's vehicle connectivity megatrend will be the catalyst of an expanded fleet business model focused on managing a new connected vehicle ecosystem. This fleet ecosystem will encompass not only the vehicle, but also the mobile workers and, more importantly, the work they performed and the tools they use.

Fleet Will Need to Reinvent Itself as a New Vision of Fleet Management Emerges

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
How to Stay Productive Over the Holidays

By Lauren Fletcher
If you are like most people, staying productive around the holidays can be very difficult with more than usual on your mind. Here are a few ideas to help you remain productive during the holidays.

How to Stay Motivated

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Volvo XC60

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 XC60 arrives as the mid-size sibling of the XC90 in a stylish update that includes a bevy of new safety features, infotainment tech, and a well laid-out cabin.

2018 Mercedes Benz GLS450 4MATIC

By Chris Brown

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Ready or Not, Electrification is Coming

By Sherb Brown
We’re not where we need to be with battery technology and the whole herd seems to be betting that a magical new solution will appear in time to save us all. I sure hope they are right.

Fair and Balanced

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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