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Work Truck Magazine HDT
December 13, 2017
<p><em>Photo: Getty Images</em></p> Strategies to Minimize Driver Distraction

One accident can make a huge impact on a company’s bottom line, which is why safety policies are critical. A major component of fleet safety is the challenge of distracted drivers.

<p><em>Photo: FMCSA</em></p> ELD Face-off: Two Sides of the Looming Mandate

With just a week to go until the much-debated electronic logging device rule kicks in on Dec. 18, HDT asked top officials of two trucking associations that have been outspoken in their support or criticism of the far-reaching mandate to weigh in on several key aspects.

<p><strong>The state of California uses fuel taxes to pay for infrastructure improvement and repair &ndash; but could change that. </strong><em>Photo via CalTrans</em></p> California Looks into Per-Mile Tax to Replace Fuel Levy

The state of California commissioned a report by CalTrans to look into the viability of a mileage-based tax on all vehicles to eventually replace the tax on fossil fuels.

<p><em>Pull-out shelves can </em><br /><em>provide greater use of </em><br /><em>smaller space, bringing the </em><br /><em>tools or products to the driver. (Photo: Dejana)</em></p> Innovative Work Van Upfit Applications

New ways to upfit work vans improve safety, organization and technician productivity… and ultimately, benefit the bottom line.

<p><em>Image of E-GEN courtesy of Workhorse</em></p> First FedEx Ground Provider Adds Workhorse Electric Van

Workhorse Group Inc. has announced that Colonial Routes, Inc. in Farmington, N.Y., is the first FedEx independent service provider (ISP) in the country to participate in Workhorse's new nationwide program for FedEx Ground delivery vehicles.

Vote: 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

It’s time to start the vote for 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. Now in its 11th year, the winning truck is decided by you, our readers.

<p><em>Photo: XL Hybrids.</em></p> Verizon Switches New York Van Fleet to Hybrid Electric

Verizon has replaced 234 of its gas-powered vans in New York City with hybrid-electric vans using XL Hybrids technology, to support the city's clean energy goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Don't Underutilize the Expertise of Your Suppliers

For many managers responsible for vehicle operations, fleet management is often one of several job responsibilities. These managers acknowledge that it is difficult to stay on top of changes in vehicle design, powertrains, onboard safety technology, telematics capabilities, and regulatory changes that impact fleet operations. Despite this recognition, a common mistake made by many of these managers is underutilizing the subject-matter expertise of current and/or prospective suppliers.


M588 On/Off Road Drive Tire Toyo Tires
<p><em>Image of Seattle DOT F-Series truck equipped with Walker Side Guard courtesy of Walker.</em></p>
Truck Side Guards Walker Blocker
<p><em>Photo courtesy of Truck-Lite</em></p>
ROADMAX Headlight System Truck-Lite
Buyer’s Guide: Finding the Right FMC Partner
Corporate Inertia: Overcoming Hurdles to Continuous MVR Monitoring
How the Right Diesel Fuel Additives Can Save Your Fleet Money
Winning with ELD
Optimization: Turning Fleet Data Into Action
Putting Data in the Driver’s Seat
Strategies for Implementing GPS/AVL Technology
Is Your Oil Filter Short Changing Your Engine's Protection?
How Auto Parts Can Be A Fleet's Next Cost Savings Center
Why a Utilization Analysis Matters to Your Fleet
A Smarter Approach to Growing Your Fleet
Fleet Challenges Presented by the Complex Network of Tolls
12 Point Buying Guide to Video Safety Systems
How A Safer Fleet Delivers a Stronger Bottom Line
The Price of Fuel vs. The Cost of Fueling
Five Reasons CFOs Are Taking a Closer Look at Fleet Leasing Options
Dollars and Cents of Engine Calibration (Infographic)
How to Evaluate if Your Leasing Partner Is Still Right for You
Taking the Plunge: Why Your Fleet Should Lease
Five Core Telematics Benefits
Choosing an ELD Solution: What to Ask
Using Fleet Tracking to Reduce Fuel Costs
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