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May 15, 2018
<p>A fleet worried about distracted driving should implement a program that targets those behaviors.&nbsp;<em>(Photo: Getty Images)</em></p> 12 Ways to Assess At-Risk Drivers

Fleet safety experts list 12 essential components of a successful, driver-specific safety assessment program for your work truck fleet.


<p>UPS and FCCC celebrate the 50,000th chassis delivered to UPS. <em>Photo courtesy of FCCC</em></p> Freightliner Custom Chassis Delivers 50,000th Chassis to UPS

A two-decade partnership among two of the most trusted and respected names in the work-truck and parcel-delivery industries reached a major milestone, as Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) delivered its 50,000th chassis to UPS.



Safe Fleet to Acquire American Van Equipment

Safe Fleet, a provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, has entered into an agreement to acquire van equipment manufacturer American Van Equipment.


<p>A full-featured telematics system addresses a full spectrum of fleet needs &ndash; not just compliance, but also safety and efficiency &ndash; and can actually pay for itself over time from fuel savings, crash avoidance, and maintenance cost reductions.<em> Image courtesy of Getty Images</em></p> Selecting the Right ELD

Since the ELD mandate took effect in December 2018, fleets have had a chance to put their new solutions to use. But, did you select the best option?



<p>Harris Saunders Jr., passed away on May 6 at the age of 93 years old.&nbsp;<em>Photo courtesy of TRALA</em></p> TRALA Founding Chairman Passes Away

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) announced the passing of its founding Chairman, Harris Saunders Jr., who passed away on May 6


<p>The first production models of the 2020-MY Chevrolet Silverado HD will roll off the assembly lines in the third-quarter of 2019.&nbsp;<em>(Photo courtesy of General Motors)</em></p> Chevrolet Continues to Update Silverado Lineup

The 2020 model-year will complete the Chevrolet Silverado HD lineup refresh with the addition of 2500HD and 3500HD models.



Bill Ford Reaffirms Shift Away From Sedans

Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford sought to reassure investors today that the company's decision to discontinue several of its sedans isn't a retreat but would instead help reshape the company's lineup.


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Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Three Steps to a Successful Upfit: Plan, Plan, Plan

Upfitting a vehicle to perform a specific task is one of the more complicated aspects of fleet management that is fraught with many opportunities to make mistakes, sometimes very expensive ones. We all agree that planning is crucial to the success of any project, but it is especially important when spec’ing a new upfit. Conceptually, most fleet managers will agree with this statement, but it isn’t always followed in actual practice.

Lauren Fletcher
Executive Editor
Chatty Chassis
Issues Created by Driver Perception

Our past experiences severely impact our current and future in more ways than we may realize. One way is how we perceive things. Even technology.

PRODUCTS
<p>This lock box comes standard with Tuffy&rsquo;s Pry-Guard Locking System and a 10 tumbler double bitted security lock with built in weather seals.&nbsp;<em>Photo courtesy of Tuffy Security Products</em></p>
Ford F-Series Lock Box Tuffy Security Products
<p>HUBB-equipped fleets eliminate used oil filters going into landfills, enjoy increased oil drain intervals, and decreased labor costs, according to the company. <em>Photo courtesy of HUBB Filters</em></p>
Reusable Oil Filters HUBB Filters
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ROCTECTION Hitch-Mounted Mud Flaps Agri-Cover, Inc.
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Why Reducing Idling Should Be Fuel-Saving Priority No. 1

Beyond Routing: The Benefits of Telematics

The Advantages of Proactive Fleet Planning (Infographic)

City Fleet Saves Big with Biodiesel

Highly Effective Secrets to Building a Successful Data-Driven, Driver Incentive Program

2018 Total Cost of Ownership Index

5 Ways to Optimize Your Fleet

The Trends Transforming On-the-Go Business

Infographic: The Real Cost of Being a Truck Driver

Why Waste Money? How to Use Data to Reduce Idling

How to Achieve Affordable Sustainability

Awake at the Wheel: Why Lack of Sleep Is Not A Badge of Honor, But A License to Kill

Charting the Future of Fleet Safety Technology

Leveraging Fleet Management Data to Drive Increased Value

An Insider's Look at the State of Colorado's Success

ELD Mandate Enforcement in Full Effect April 1st

The Fleet Managers Handbook: 7 Best Practices for Optimum Fleet Management

Boost Your Fleet’s Fuel Efficiency by Optimizing Engine Software

Spec'ing for Vehicle Weight Reduction & Maximizing Payload Efficiencies

Driver Incentives that Work

The 4 Missed Opportunities When Considering a Full Service Lease

7 Best Practices For Your Fleet Safety Program

Corporate Inertia: Overcoming Hurdles to Continuous MVR Monitoring

Fleet Challenges Presented by the Complex Network of Tolls

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