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2017 Fleet Car of the Year: Ford Fusion

With six awards, the Fusion has won more times than any other vehicle. The latest refresh boasts the addition of adaptive cruise control and two new trim levels.

Slide-out drawers allow plenty of organized space for tools and materials while keeping the body of the vehicle open for larger items. Photo: DECKED

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How to Choose Racks and Bins

Racks and bins turn trucks and vans into mobile workshops. With an abundance of options available to fleet managers, here’s all you need to know about these organizational devices.

Under the new ELD rules, inspection officers will ask to see the ELD screen, which must be made available to the officer without getting into the truck. If requested, the driver must be ready to transfer logbook data electronically on the spot. Regarding potential compliance violations, the rules stay the same. Yet the switch to a digital, geosynchronous process allows an officer to more easily ascertain logbook anomalies. Photo courtesy of J.J. Keller & Associates.

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ELD Compliance: What Now?

So you've selected an electronic logging device (ELD) system for your fleet. Do you have the tools you need to train your staff, modify your processes, and anticipate compliance issues?

This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart.

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Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure

For proper tire care, it’s also important to make sure that each tire has adequate tire tread left and to check that the sidewalls have no cuts or damage.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

In texting shorthand, SMH means “shaking my head” or even “stupid-minded humans.” In a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)campaign against distracted driving, “SMH” was the last text sent by a teen driver who died in a car accident caused by her texting and driving. Photo via GettyImages.com/RiverNorthPhotography

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Hands-Free or Total Ban? Small Fleets Address Distracted Driving

These small fleet operators share how they form and manage distracted driving policies that balance safety with productivity and real-world considerations.

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The Problem With Valuing Safety Technology

As advanced safety technologies have migrated to mainstream vehicles, retaining value for these options at resale remains an issue.

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Ways to Improve Driver Ergonomics for Fleets

The way drivers sit in their vehicles and assessing upfits for fleet utilization can help fleets determine ways to improve the physical well-being of its drivers.

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Products to Improve Cargo Handling, Storing

Here are some products that can help make it easier to store and move cargo, as well as see inside the interior and exterior of work trucks and vans.

Jim Coniglione uses his system as a deterrent to erratic driving, and he’s also nearly eradicated red light camera violations by his drivers. Photo courtesy of Scoopy Doo.

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Keys to Managing Fleet Safety With Telematics

While telematics systems are designed to improve fleet safety, merely installing a system isn't enough — it's how you manage the data and alerts with your drivers that really makes the difference.

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Distracted Driving Whitepaper – Understanding Your Fleet’s Risk and Liability

This 14 page whitepaper examines the deadly practice of driving while using a mobile device and the impact such behavior can have on a fleet’s liability. It also addresses innovative solutions that are being developed in response to the growing problem.


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