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Business Fleet – Issue

May 2017
Cover Story By Amy Winter-Hercher

Vehicle Wraps: Eye Candy for Your Brand


Providing thousands of visual impressions — and thumbs-up at stoplights — vehicle wraps are one of the most cost-effective marketing mediums for fleets. But proper design is essential to grab a potential client’s attention in 4 to 6 seconds.

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Features

Each UPS Integrad center features "Tiny Town," a course designed to simulate delivery and pickup situations. Photo courtesy of UPS. Turning Drivers into Brand Ambassadors

By Chris Brown

These real-world insights reveal tools to help your drivers further your company's brand values in the field and positively impact client relationships.

Harmony Outdoor's new Chevrolet Low Cab Forward features a customized flat bed to better transport its power equipment to customers. Delivery Fleet Customizes Low Cab Forward Truck

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Using the new Chevrolet Low Cab Forward truck chassis, this delivery fleet added a customized bed to better transport its power equipment to customers.

Testa Produce has 24 straight trucks in its delivery fleet running on CNG. Photo courtesy of Testa Produce Produce Company Experiments With Alt-Fuel Options

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Testa Produce wanted environmentally friendly solutions for its fleet. See how its implementation of electric motors, biodiesel, and compressed natural gas (CNG) options fared.

Phil's BBQ's delivery fleet features vans and trucks with customized bodies. Specialized ‘Mobile Kitchen’ Keep Delivery Food Warm

By Amy Winter-Hercher

With the right upfit, several of Phil’s BBQ’s delivery vehicles feature a specialized body to keep food at the right temperature and delivered within an hour.

Departments

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Chevrolet Traverse: Three-Row Midsize

By Tariq Kamal

Billed upon its 2009 launch as a replacement for the Uplander minivan and TrailBlazer SUV, the Chevrolet Traverse maintains ties to both segments as it enters its second generation. General Motors describes it as a midsize crossover SUV.

2018 Volvo XC60 Volvo XC60: Coming of Age

By Tariq Kamal

The demand for a full redesign has become increasingly urgent as new editions of the XC90, the S60 sedan, and the V60 and V60 Cross County wagons have turned heads in recent years. In 2018, the XC60 will join those vehicles and share their lineup of four-cylinder engines.

2018 Ford EcoSport Ford EcoSport: Welcome Home

By Tariq Kamal

The 2018 Ford EcoSport is a brand-new, five-door, subcompact crossover SUV. It will compete in the burgeoning field of mini-utilities already staffed by competitors such as the Chevrolet Trax, Fiat 500X/Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, Mazda CX-3, and Nissan Juke.

Photo courtesy of Knapheide Product Highlights from the Work Truck Show

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Here is a sampling of truck products that were on display in the exhibit hall.

Fleet Incentives

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

By Mike Antich
Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

Lessons Learned from Great Fleet Managers

By Mike Antich

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Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

By Paul Clinton
Nissan's 2017 Rogue Sport is based on the European Qashqai, and shares only a limited number of cosmetic components with its larger Rogue sibling.

2017 Genesis G80

By Paul Lim

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

By Sherb Brown

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Auto Focus

Chris Brown
Auto Manufacturers: Mobility Disruptors or Fleet Providers?

By Chris Brown
Maven’s Alex Keros shares insights into evolving smart mobility business models and new opportunities with fleet management.

What is Your Time Worth?

By Chris Brown

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