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January 12, 2017
<p><em>Photo courtesy of Flickr/JefferyTurner</em></p> Effectively Managing Fuel in Truck Fleets

Managing fuel is about so much more than a price tag. Fuel professionals share insight into best practices for fleets to get a handle on rising costs, cut down on fuel use, and keep track of purchases.


<p><em>Image: Ford.</em></p> Ford Reviving Ranger Pickup for 2019

Ford will bring the Ranger mid-size pickup truck back to the North American market for the 2019 model year and the Bronco midsize SUV to global markets for the 2020 model year, the OEM announced at the Detroit auto show.



Last Chance to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Time is running out if you have yet to cast your ballot for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award! Be sure your voice is heard for this prestigious award.


<p><em>Photo of Clarity Fuel Cell courtesy of Honda.</em></p> Honda Prepping Hybrid Pickup Truck

Honda will launch a new hybrid vehicle in 2018 and plans to eventually offer a hybrid pickup truck, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.



Diesel Prices Start 2017 With Another Increase

In the first week of the year, diesel prices continued to rise, extending a 6-week streak of increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.


<p><em>Einbinder</em></p> Auto Truck Group Hires Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group has hired Nicole Einbinder as a fleet sales manager, the upfitter has announced.


<p>Logo: Armie Bautista</p> Medium-Duty Orders Fall 1.1% in 2016

Orders of classes 5 to 7 vehicles declined 1.1% in 2016 after a strong December finish and have outpaced heavy-duty truck orders in part due to pent-up demand from government fleet purchasers, according to ACT Research.






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Why the Fleet Manager Should be the Gatekeeper to Procurement

The strategic procurement process typically involves a multifunctional sourcing team. This cross-functional team often designates a “gatekeeper” responsible for controlling the flow of information to the group. When selecting a fleet supplier, I strongly believe the fleet manager needs to be the gatekeeper. Here are the arguments supporting this assertion.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Cost Control is Constrained Without Driver Buy-in

The fundamental requirements of your business necessitates minimum fleet equipment specifications that, as a result, pre-define the expense parameters from both a fixed and operating cost perspective. If you acquire vehicle assets that best fulfill your fleet application, then any supplemental cost reduction will only be based on incremental refinements The best way to achieve additional cost reduction is by modifying driver behavior.

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