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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
How to Control Rogue Spending in Fleet

By Mike Antich
Procurement studies reveal that 20% or more of total corporate spend is for purchases that could have been acquired at a lower cost.

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

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Impact of Healthy Drivers on Your Operation

By Lauren Fletcher
Health and productivity can go hand-in-hand. Think about it: the better you feel, the more you accomplish. We often talk about the health of our trucks, their lifecycle, maintenance needs, and costs. But, the health of the driver population is especially important.

When a Supplier Goes Under

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Chevrolet Traverse

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 Traverse enters a crowded and intensely competitive category that pits two-row and three-row offerings in pitched battle. The generational update comes nine years after Chevrolet introduced the Traverse, and following two mid-cycle updates in 2013 and 2015.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

By Stephane Babcock

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Size Matters

By Sherb Brown
There is little doubt that the folks out there with 5,000-10,000 vehicles have a good handle on how much they should be paying; for everything from bucket trucks to sedan floor mats. But some of our recent survey data shows that vast hordes of the fleet market are paying close to retail rates for a lot of products and services.

Remembering the Coach

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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