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Work Truck – Issue

January 2018

Cover Story By Tariq Kamal
Lean and Green Ways to Save Fuel

Companies large and small are looking for new ways to reduce their fuel spend and carbon footprint. Check out these helpful tips for reducing your fuel bill in 2018.

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Features

Image courtesy of Work Truck Show. What to Look for at the 2018 Work Truck Show

By Lauren Fletcher

More than 500,000 square feet of exhibit space can be daunting to even the seasoned Work Truck Show attendee. Here are a few companies you will not want to miss when you check out the show in March.

Photo: Getty Images How to Spec a Truck Chassis and Suspension

By Lauren Fletcher

Once you clearly understand the requirements of your truck fleet, properly spec’ing chassis and suspension needs isn’t difficult and can result in increased productivity and cost savings.

Departments

6 Years Later: The Cell-Phone Ban

By Kathy Close

Even though the cell-phone ban is six years old, the temptation to use an electronic device while operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is still strong for some drivers. In 2016, more than 21,000 roadside inspection reports contained a violation for using a handheld mobile device while operating a CMV.

FleetFAQ

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect 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
Obstacles to Overcome Prior to a Volume Rollout of Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich
I believe volume penetration of fleets by autonomous vehicles will take much longer to occur than what is predicted in today’s optimistic forecasts. Conceptually, autonomous vehicles are technologically feasible, but, as they say, the devil is in the details. One thing is certain, as we trail blaze new ground, so too will we trail blaze new problems.

Integration of Mobility Management Into Fleet or Vice Versa?

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Never Stop Learning

By Lauren Fletcher
As we age, our cognitive skills and capabilities start to decline, some more quickly than others. Continuing to learn, whether it be something specific like a new language or continuing a college education to something more job-specific can help keep you sharper, longer.

The Importance of Positivity

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

By Paul Clinton
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a significantly upgraded van that offers a dizzying array of configurations and meaningful improvements designed to improve productivity for delivering packages or hauling passengers.

2018 Ford EcoSport

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering Sundays in St. Louis, Detroit, and Atlantic City

By Sherb Brown
There is just no better opportunity to network, to learn, and to mingle with the best and the brightest than an in-person fleet event.

Adapting to a Changing Tide

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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