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Work Truck – Issue

March 2018

Cover Story By Lauren Fletcher
Chevrolet's 2019 Medium-Duty Truck Trio

Launching the much anticipated Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD medium-duty models at The Work Truck Show 2018, the automaker surprised everyone with the additional launch of a 6500HD model as well.

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The series features two mid-range models: the HV507 has a set-forward axle (near the front bumper) and the HV607 has a set-back axle (away from the front bumper). (Photo courtesy of International Truck) International HV: Designed from the Driver's Seat

By Shelley Ernst

International Truck’s new HV Series is designed with driver needs in mind — not to mention uptime and productivity.

Public domain iImage courtesy of Flickr. How to Balance Truck Application Against Resale

By Mike Antich

Your primary goal is to spec a truck to meet the intended job function, but how it is spec’ed has a direct bearing on future resale value. Therefore, it is similarly important to maintain a remarketing mindset when identifying specs.

Vertiv operates a number of vehicles, but is currently under contract with Ford for all of its replacement units. (Photo courtesy of Vertiv) Cost-Cutting Initiatives that Work

By Daryl Lubinsky

One service fleet manager has found several ways to cut costs through the use of data analysis, creative solutions, and use of tried-and-true methods.


CLOSE 6 Steps to Obtain a Medical Exemption

By Kathy Close, J.J. Keller

For commercial drivers petitioning the FMCSA for a medical exemption, there are specific procedures that must be followed. Six steps to obtain an exemption are shared.


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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Ron Pink was the former fleet manager of Xerox Corp.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

By Mike Antich
Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was the concern that fleet costs are starting to experience upward pricing pressures. Here's what they told me.

How to Minimize Unauthorized Use of Corporate Assets

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

Mike Antich
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel

By Mike Antich
The Chevrolet Equinox adds a 1.6L four-cylinder turbo diesel to its lineup of engine choices for 2018. The fuel-efficient turbo diesel generates 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a six-speed automatic.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown
Fleets are often the beta testers of the vehicle market. That shift away from compact sedans we saw in the fleet market a few years ago is playing out in real time in the retail market right now.

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

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