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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
Growth of Crossovers & Compact SUVs in Fleet Is a Global Phenomenon

By Mike Antich
Crossover utility vehicles and compact SUVs represent the fastest growing segments in the global automotive industry in every region of the world, impacting both retail and fleet sales

Successful Fleet Managers Excel as Servant Leaders

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Check Up on Your Annual Goals

By Lauren Fletcher
As we move toward the end of the year (already!), it’s a great time to take a moment and reflect. Earlier this year, we spoke about turning your resolutions into goals, and how to apply the concept of “resolutions” into a work-related goal.

Pros and Cons of Truck Platooning

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Volkswagen Atlas

By Paul Clinton
The three-row 2018 Atlas provides impressive cargo carrying capacity, along with a quality ride, responsive steering feel, and solid handling.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
New Faces in Safe Places

By Sherb Brown
Conferences like AFLA can provide a space for new faces in the industry to meet and network with experienced peers and suppliers, without being crowded by salespeople.

Fleet Is a Full-Time Job

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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