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Work Truck – Issue

December 2017

Cover Story By Mike Antich
Ford's All-New, Fleet Ready 2018 Expedition

The all-new Expedition provides fleets with ample crew space, work connectivity, and off-road and trailering capabilities to meet most fleet applications. It is powered by the 3.5L EcoBoost engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

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Features

Photo: Getty Images How to Use Technology in Truck Accident Management

By Lauren Fletcher

Technology is impacting accident costs on all sides, from helping to reduce the number of overall accidents to increasing the cost of accident repairs.

Photo: Getty Images Strategies to Minimize Driver Distraction

By Roselynne Reyes

One accident can make a huge impact on a company’s bottom line, which is why safety policies are critical. A major component of fleet safety is the challenge of distracted drivers.

In an increasingly complex mobile work domain, there most likely will arise a corporate desire to outsource the management of this technology-enabled work anywhere-anytime job environment. Could this need be met by tomorrow’s fleet service providers offering a comprehensive field management solution? (Photo: Getty Images) Fleet Needs to Reinvent Itself

By Mike Antich

A new vision of fleet management is emerging, helping to increase fleet managers’ perceived value to senior management.

Pull-out shelves can provide greater use of smaller space, bringing the tools or products to the driver. (Photo: Dejana) Innovative Work Van Upfit Applications

By Shelley Ernst

New ways to upfit work vans improve safety, organization and technician productivity and ultimately, benefit the bottom line.

FleetFAQ

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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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

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Why Competent Fleet Managers Are Terminated

By Mike Antich
Over the years, I have known many competent fleet managers. But, like salmons swimming upstream, not every promising fleet manager survives the challenges and rigors of day-to-day fleet management. It is understandable when fleet managers are fired for making expensive mistakes or when caught engaging in ethical transgressions, but, sadly, many more are terminated for circumstances that are entirely avoidable.

Forces Threaten to Change Fleet From a Career to a Stepping Stone

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
The Importance of Positivity

By Lauren Fletcher
We live in a world where we can tell anyone exactly what we think about anything with a few keystrokes. Why is it, then, that the majority of the feedback is negative? Why do people feel so much more apt to complain than praise? And, what does this have to do with fleet management?

Instilling a Culture of Safe Drivers

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
Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

By Sherb Brown
If you don’t stay on top of the latest developments in mobility, battery technology, autonomous vehicles, and telematics, you are subjecting yourself to the whims of senior management who may be making decisions based on the latest trendy news.

Fleet Management 2.0

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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