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Work Truck – Issue

April 2018

Cover Story By Lauren Fletcher
Isuzu FTR: Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

The award-winning Class 6 truck is powered by a four-cylinder diesel and fits a number of vocational markets. With eight wheelbases, the FTR fits a variety of body applications and urban fleet needs.

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Features

Ford displayed its new, 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon as well as several upfits for the popular fleet van model. (Photo by Lauren Fletcher) The Work Truck Show 2018 Reveals the Future of Trucks

By Lauren Fletcher & Roselynne Reyes

Work Truck editors hit the show floor to see the latest and greatest in new vehicles, vehicle updates, and innovative upfits. Automakers unveiled six new vehicles in almost every weight class and companies introduced 175 other new products.

Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of General Motors Fleet, gave the opening keynote address on the future of the fleet industry. (Photo: Roselynne Reyes) Fleet Technical Congress Debuts in Indy

By Roselynne Reyes

Held concurrently with The Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis, the first-ever Fleet Technical Congress offered attendees an open discussion on the future of commercial vehicles and what that means for fleets today.

Holman Insurance incorporates real-time data into its service offerings, which it believes portrays a more accurate image of a fleet’s current risk. (Photo courtesy of Holman Insurance) How Holman Is Redefining Insurance for Fleets

By Daryl Lubinsky

Holman Insurance’s new program combines its in-house risk expertise with technology and fleet management experience to enhance the company’s role of advising and consulting fleets in the area of insurance.

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

Mike Antich
2018 Ford EcoSport

By Mike Antich
The EcoSport is Ford’s first-ever subcompact SUV sold in North America, one of the region’s fastest growing vehicle segments. The EcoSport is sold globally by Ford and the updated U.S. model is imported from Ford India.

2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman

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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