May 2017

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What to Know Before Opting for a Full-Service Lease

A full-service lease provides many added benefits beyond traditional lease options. Growing in popularity, there are situations where it may not be the ideal option as well as some common misperceptions.

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Roadcheck: How Secure Are Your Drivers?

Photo via fourbyfourblazer/Flickr.

This year’s International Roadcheck — a 72-hour enforcement blitz — is scheduled June 6 to 8. If last year’s event is any indication, motor carriers and their drivers can expect to see almost 63,000 inspections over the course of these three days, or about 15 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections on average every minute.

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Optimizing Truck and Van Specs

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Without fully understanding the fleet application requirements and operating parameters of truck and van assets, it is impossible to spec the best powertrain, chassis, and body needed to optimize productivity and total cost of ownership.

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Cost-Reduction Strategies that Go Beyond the Asset

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Fleet cost-reduction programs typically focus on the asset; however, there’s a limit to how much a fleet manager can modify truck specs without impacting the fleet mission. True cost savings are to be found in areas beyond the asset.