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October 2014, Business Fleet - WebXclusive

In-Vehicle Camera Improves Fleet’s Driver Safety, Fuel Usage

<p>Goggin Warehousing uses in-vehicle video-based safety systems in each of its 80 fleet trucks.</p>

By Amy Winter

By monitoring its drivers in the cab, this truck fleet saw a decrease in high-risk driving occurrences and improved fuel economy — as well as exoneration from driving incident accusations.

Tags: SmartDrive Systems, Driver Safety, In-Vehicle Video

July 2014, Business Fleet - Cover Story

How to Use Telematics to Increase Productivity

<p>Gary McCollum of ServiceOne used his company's system to recover a stolen van in less than 25 minutes.</p>

By Chris Brown

Five fleets weigh in on how they use GPS tracking, vehicle diagnostics, electronic communication and vehicle and driver data to automate tasks and improve performance.

Tags: telematics, Fleet Productivity, Fleet Management, GPS, Vehicle Diagnostics, Driver Safety

September 2013, Business Fleet - Feature

What To Do (And Not To Do) After a Highway Breakdown

By Volvo Cars North America

Depending on the setting, there are different ways to handle the aftermath of a vehicle breakdown.

Tags: Driver Safety, National Safety Council, highway, vehicle breakdown

March 2013, Business Fleet - Cover Story

Best Practices in Driver Hiring

<p>In addition to MVR and background checks, Sure-Fire Inc., a heating and air conditioning contractor, subjects all drivers to approval from its insurance carrier.</p>

By Joanne Tucker

When putting employees behind the wheel of your company assets, it’s important to know that you’re handing the keys to a safe driver.

Tags: Driver Safety, New Hire, Driver Training, Commercial Driver's License, Hiring, commercial motor vehicles, DOT Compliance, hiring policy

September 2012, Business Fleet - Feature

10 Steps to Building a Safe Fleet

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By Chris Wolski

Ask any fleet about safety and it will undoubtedly top the priority list. Here are 10 steps to creating a safety culture.

Tags: Accident Management, Fleet Safety, Safety Policies, Driver Safety, Accident Prevention, driver screening, Driver Training, Driver Behavior

September 2007, Business Fleet - Feature

Confessions of a Road Warrior

By Chris Brown

The day-to-day challenges of fleet driving often clash with what the safety videos say. Is there a way to get business done and be safe at the same time?

Tags: Driver Safety, Distracted Driving, Vehicle Safety

July 2007, Business Fleet - Feature

The Boomer Driving Dilemma

By Chris Brown

Retirement-age baby boomers are staying in the workforce in droves. Are you prepared to keep them in your fleet?

Tags: Driver Safety

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Driving Notes

Stephane Babcock
2015 Chevrolet Suburban

By Stephane Babcock
The Chevrolet Suburban enters its 12th generation with the 2015 model year. It's durability and cargo capacity make it an ideal vehicle for fire response and other rugged fleet applications.

2015 Ford F-150

By Mike Antich
The aluminum body pickup boasts a total weight reduction of 700 pounds compared to the previous model, which improves fuel economy and increases payload capacity. The lighter weight also produces better handling, braking, and maneuverability.

2015 Subaru Outback

By Stephane Babcock

2014 Ram 2500 ProMaster Cargo Van

By Stephane Babcock

Market Trends

Mike Antich
The State of the Fleet Sustainability Market

By Mike Antich
The key to a successful fleet sustainability program is making options available. Alternative fuels work in some regions of the country, while hybrids or bi-fuel vehicles may work best in other areas. These options allow even the most cautious of fleets to field alternative fuel vehicles with little or no risk beyond the initial purchase price.

Forecast of Operating Costs for Class 3-6 Trucks in Calendar-Year 2015

By Mike Antich
A variety of factors will contribute to overall medium-duty truck operating costs in the 2015 calendar-year. This blog will offer a forecast of fuel pricing trends for both diesel and gasoline, along with an examination of factors that will influence both preventive and unscheduled maintenance costs for Class 3-6 trucks,

OEMs Improve Quality Hold Process, But More Needs to be Done to Avoid Backlogs

By Mike Antich

Increased Demand Creates Backlogs at Upfitters

By Mike Antich

Auto Focus

Chris Brown
The Shape of ACE to Come

By Chris Brown
In an exclusive interview, Dick Radzis and Charlie Mullen talk about the sale of their corporate locations to Avis Budget Group, discuss the company’s plans for the ACE Rent A Car brand and more.

Have the Workplace Violence Conversation Now

By Chris Brown
The murder of a driver supervisor at a UPS facility last week marks a good time to address workplace violence — a subject that gets little attention before an incident has occurred.

7 New Media Marketing Strategies from Silvercar

By Chris Brown

What Hertz Needs in a New CEO

By Chris Brown

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Business Fleet - January/February 2014

In This Issue:
Here are some of the Highlights:

  • Got Compliance
  • Vehicle Valuation 101
  • Cabovers Gain Popularity in Medium-Duty Truck Fleets
    And much more…