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Work Truck – Issue

September 2017

Cover Story By Lauren Fletcher
Tips for Reducing Truck Acquisition Costs

One of the easiest ways a fleet manager can reduce truck acquisition costs is not over-spec’ing for fleet needs. But, there are a few out-of-the-box ways of thinking to further reduce costs.

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Features

When writing specs, companies should consider their fleet’s current and future needs, as well as what will increase the truck’s value down the road. (Photo: Getty Images) How to Get the Most from Truck Resale

By Roselynne Reyes

For some fleets, a truck’s value does not come up until it’s time for remarketing. But getting the most profit for these assets requires careful planning long before the truck goes up for sale.

Brake systems are so consistently cited during on-road inspections that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) devotes an entire week to roadside brake-inspection-only activity. (Image from Getty Images) Brake Systems: How to Pass a Roadside Inspection

By Bob Stanton

Brake systems continue to be the system most responsible for out-of-service violations at roadside inspections. A well-maintained brake system relies on the technician and the driver.

Lashing points can be used for added safety measures, keeping items secured to the floor of a van, trailer, or truck bed. (Photo courtesy of Ranger Design) Maximizing Truck Security

By Shelley Ernst

When a truck’s contents are unsecured, it can be a major fleet risk — but upfitting and following a few common sense rules can ensure they stay safe and sound.

Departments

Image courtesy of wikimedia commons Top 5 Questions on DOT Crashes

By Kathy Close, J.J. Keller

CMV crashes capture the nation’s attention and perpetuate the stereotype that commercial trucks cause or are involved in more fatal accidents than others. To mitigate risk and shatter this misconception, your team should be familiar with what is required of them and how a crash affects the motor carrier.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Faq Fuel Management

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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
Top Trends, Challenges, & Opportunities in South American Fleet Market

By Mike Antich
The South American fleet market has tremendous potential that will grow in tandem with the forecast of the region’s retail automotive market growing significantly by 2025, becoming one of the top three growth markets globally for light-vehicle sales.

IBM Watson Will Revolutionize Health Care: Can It Be Integrated into Fleet Processes?

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
What Makes Fleet Management so Special

By Lauren Fletcher
What is it about fleet and fleet management that engages so many of us? What keeps us around for decades, regardless of the ups and downs? And still entices new entrants?

How to Stay Productive Over the Holidays

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

By Chris Brown
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Management 2.0

By Sherb Brown
Data is driving fleet decisions more than ever. Whether it’s big data or small data, fleet management is becoming less of an art every day and more of a science.

Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

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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