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How Fleets Can Avoid Staged Accidents

How Fleets Can Avoid Staged Accidents

Blog: Vocational trucks are susceptible to being targeted for staged accidents, which involves maneuvering an unsuspecting employee driver into an intentional crash in order to make a false insurance claim or to file a lawsuit against the driver’s employer.

June 14, 2018

Isuzu's 3rd Year of Record Growth

Isuzu's 3rd Year of Record Growth

The forecast for key indicators in the national macro economy are positive, especially for the construction industry and the growth of home delivery of products purchased online, augur a strong demand for medium-duty work trucks.

June 5, 2018

Commercial Fleet Accident Rate Reaches 20%

Commercial Fleet Accident Rate Reaches 20%

The annual accident rate for commercial fleets is around 20%. Even with vehicle safety technology proliferating, traffic deaths are on the rise after years of decline. The culprit for the increase in fatalities is distracted driving.

May 25, 2018

Focus on Metrics That Enhance an Upfitter Partnership

Focus on Metrics That Enhance an Upfitter Partnership

Many upfitters are operating at capacity, necessitating fleets be extra attentive to specifications because any engineering change will even further delay OTD. It is times like today that reinforces the value of advance planning and the creation of fleet metrics to measure progress.

May 21, 2018

2018 Nissan Frontier SV Crew Cab

2018 Nissan Frontier SV Crew Cab

The Frontier is a capable work truck that can be used in diverse vocational segments, ranging from pool cleaners to gardeners to diverse tradesmen applications. It is powered by a robust V-6 and has a configurable cargo bed.

May 15, 2018

Collaboration Between Procurement & EHS Can Yield Dramatic Spend Reductions

Three Steps to a Successful Upfit: Plan, Plan, Plan

We all agree that planning is crucial to the success of any project, but it is especially important when spec’ing a new upfit. Conceptually, most fleet managers will agree with this statement, but it isn’t always followed in actual practice.

May 7, 2018

Using Performance-Based Incentives to Optimize the Cost-Effectiveness of Fleet Operations

A fleet cost reduction program goes straight to the corporate bottom line. If a company operates at a 10% annual net profit margin, reducing annual fleet expenses by $100,000 is the equivalent of generating $1 million in sales. Although fleet managers manage hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars in corporate assets, only half are incentivized to achieve targeted performance goals. I advocate incentivization should be a universal best practice extended to all fleet managers.

April 24, 2018

2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman

2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman model is designed for vocational fleet applications, such as those found in the construction, landscaping, HVAC, and plumbing industries. It is available in two cab styles and two bed lengths.

March 30, 2018

Komatsu Mining Names North American Fleet Manager

End-User Input Is the Key Factor to a Successful Upfit

The key objective of end-user discussions is to match the truck with the fleet application. Once you have completed your discussions, make sure the completed upfit specs have been reviewed and approved by all parties prior to order placement. It is critical to have a documented sign-off to avoid misunderstandings that result in after-the-fact upfitting modifications.

March 26, 2018

Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

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.

March 16, 2018

How to Balance Truck Application Against Resale

How to Balance Truck Application Against Resale

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.

March 14, 2018

Ford's Transit Connect Adds Diesel, Fleet Model

Ford's Transit Connect Adds Diesel, Fleet Model

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect compact cargo van is adding a diesel engine option, fleet model that can be easily converted to run on gaseous fuel, and array of driver-assisting features to reduce accidents for commercial users, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

March 6, 2018