Fleet Management

Spec’ing the Right Trailer for the Job

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Vehicle Sales
May 29, 2015

Owner-operators often report higher revenues, better performance, and greater compliance by running their own trailers. When it comes to spec’ing a trailer, however, you’ve got to study up. Your trailer choices will affect your profitability—an...

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Willow Run Foods: A Fresh Take on How CNG Cut Costs, Curbed Emissions & Improved Efficiency

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Leasing, Sustainability
April 22, 2015

Every week, Willow Run Foods makes 2,500 deliveries of fresh foods and other products to restaurants in 14 states from Virginia to Maine. Their drivers log over 8.5 million miles per year, much of that in the New York metropolitan area – a region b...

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CSA Scores: How Rental Customers Are Affected

Fleet Management, Rental, Safety & Environment
April 17, 2015

Helping to reduce bus and truck crashes is more than a commercial driver or fleet owner’s responsibility—it’s also a rental driver’s legal duty under the federal government’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program—one that can c...

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Royal Building enhances Operation with Dedicated Transportation

Dedicated Transportation, Deliver on-time, Fleet Management, Transportation Management
April 10, 2015

With 23 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada, Royal Building Products (a division of Axiall Corporation) serves dealers, distributors and builders with a growing line of building products – and has been doing so for nearly 50 years.  Fro...

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Telematics can Improve Your Preventive Maintenance Process

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance
April 8, 2015

Fleets have been using telematics devices for years to track vehicle location and for making routing decisions. More recently though, they’re being used to report on driver behavior and the health of the asset. Data from telematics devices can e...

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Keys to Financing a Truck on Good Terms

Fleet Management
March 23, 2015

Financing a pre-owned commercial truck can be a mixed bag. Those with good credit and an established revenue stream will find plenty of lenders willing to fund their purchase at a reasonable interest rate. But those with poor credit? There’s extra ...

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Strong 2015 Projected for Pre-Owned Truck Sales and Pricing

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Transportation Management, Vehicle Sales
February 16, 2015

Sometimes, saying goodbye can be hard. For the pre-owned vehicle industry, that would certainly be understandable when it comes to turning the page on 2014, which turned out to be a ­solid year for sales. Yet the industry remains buoyant—and for g...

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Do You Have Best in Class Service Providers?

Deliver on-time, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Value Added Services
February 6, 2015

It’s easy for a service provider to say they’re providing top-notch service. But the true measure of best in class service performance is looking at areas like downtime, estimate-invoice mismatches, comebacks, responsiveness to your requests and ...

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Winter Tire Essentials: It’s All About Traction!

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Transportation Management
February 4, 2015

Winter Tire Essentials:  It’s All About Traction! In ice or heavy snow, your vehicle loses traction when it hydroplanes on a micro-thin layer of water between the ice and the surface of your tires. The advanced tread designs of M/S (Mud and Sn...

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Don’t let deflated tires bench your fleet for the big game

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Transportation Management
January 31, 2015

A tire management program can keep your trucks in championship form For the two weeks leading up to Sunday’s big game, much of the talk has surrounded one team using under-inflated footballs in the conference championship game. While the debate ha...

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