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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

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
Don't Underutilize the Expertise of Your Suppliers

By Mike Antich
For many managers responsible for vehicle operations, fleet management is often one of several job responsibilities. These managers acknowledge that it is difficult to stay on top of changes in vehicle design, powertrains, onboard safety technology, telematics capabilities, and regulatory changes that impact fleet operations. Despite this recognition, a common mistake made by many of these managers is underutilizing the subject-matter expertise of current and/or prospective suppliers.

The Future of Fleet is Managing the Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

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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