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Unpopular Flat-Rate Compensation Contributes to Shortage of Repair Techs

A tech’s pay is determined by the type of job and whether they can complete the repair in less time than specified by the flat-rate, which will allow them...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10120948/unpopular-flat-rate-compensation-contributes-to-shortage-of-repair-techs

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COVID-19 Offers Opportunity to Make a Dent in the Technician Shortage
Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges
Severe Skilled Technician Shortage Triggering Higher Shop Labor Rates
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Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

2019 Mercedes Metris Cargo Van Excels in Urban Fleet Applications

The Metris Cargo Van is a very maneuverable and fuel-efficient fleet vehicle that offers excellent low-end torque to haul 2,500-pound payload capacity. Its...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10119459/2019-mercedes-metris-cargo-van-excels-in-urban-fleet-applications

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Mercedes-Benz Announces Upgrades to Metris Van Family
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Hellwig Releases Sway Bar for Sprinter 3500

COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Spike in Part Thefts from Vocational Vehicles

Many fleet vehicles have been idled or parked in storage areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. One consequence has been an uptick in part thefts from these...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/358339/covid-19-pandemic-creates-spike-in-part-thefts-from-vocational-vehicles

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CargoNet Urges Extra Theft Precautions Over Labor Day Weekend
Managing and Reducing Accidents in 2019
Canadian Province Cracking Down on Truck Emissions
Nikola Teases Breakthrough in Electric Truck Battery Technology
Tesla Delays Electric Class 8 Truck to 2021

COVID-19 Offers Opportunity to Make a Dent in the Technician Shortage

Now is when the fleet industry should be proactively identifying these future technicians. The fleet industry has a window to tap into this idled labor...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/354865/covid-19-offers-opportunity-to-make-a-dent-in-the-technician-shortage

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Severe Skilled Technician Shortage Triggering Higher Shop Labor Rates
Unpopular Flat-Rate Compensation Contributes to Shortage of Repair Techs
Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges
Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs
In-House vs. Outsourced Truck Maintenance

Last-Mile Deliveries Surge in a Socially Distanced World

Whatever the final impact of the pandemic on fleet management, one legacy will be the creation of an expanded base of new customers comfortable with...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/354371/last-mile-deliveries-surge-in-a-socially-distanced-world

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COVID-19 Strains Last-Mile Delivery Logistics
Tech Startups Match Retailers, Final-Mile Drivers
Working Through COVID-19: A Delivery Fleet’s Perspective
$350,000 on Hand Sanitizer: How Werner is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Fleets Share COVID-19 Driver Safety Insights

Categories: Maintenance
Severe Skilled Technician Shortage Triggering Higher Shop Labor Rates

The vehicle maintenance and repair industries are experiencing a skilled labor shortage as technicians in the Baby Boomer demographic retire in greater...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/348049/severe-skilled-technician-shortage-triggering-higher-shop-labor-rates

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Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges
COVID-19 Offers Opportunity to Make a Dent in the Technician Shortage
Unpopular Flat-Rate Compensation Contributes to Shortage of Repair Techs
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Work Truck Maintenance Trends & Technology

Categories: Maintenance
Vehicle Complexity Increasing Fleet Repair Costs

New technologies such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) require special equipment and training when service is needed, which create additional...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/348040/vehicle-complexity-increasing-fleet-repair-costs

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Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs
It’s Time to Formulate an ADAS Game Plan
Bendix Rolls Out Braking and Advanced Safety Products
Managing and Reducing Accidents in 2019
The Connected Future of Accident Management

Categories: Maintenance, Operations
Forecasting Tire Price Trends in 2020

Most of the subject matter experts that we spoke to expect an increase in tire prices, although predicting future tire costs is difficult due to variables...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/347832/forecasting-tire-price-trends-in-2020

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Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs
State of the Commercial Truck Tire Industry in 2019
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How Truck Tire Retreading Has Changed
Spec'ing Trucks for Enhanced Productivity

Categories: Fleet Management, Fleet Management as a Service, Operations
Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/346484/upward-pricing-pressures-on-most-fixed-and-operating-costs

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Severe Skilled Technician Shortage Triggering Higher Shop Labor Rates
Cut Hidden Costs: Four Ways to Improve Your Fleet’s Bottom Line

Categories: Auctions, Fleet Management as a Service, Maintenance, Rental Operations
Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges

The robust economy is creating record numbers of new jobs and a subsequent labor shortage that is being exacerbated by the large wave of Baby Boomer...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/346322/labor-shortage-increases-but-economic-uncertainty-emerges

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Severe Skilled Technician Shortage Triggering Higher Shop Labor Rates
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Can Millennials Solve the Truck Driver Shortage?
Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Why the Industry Is Transitioning to Synthetic Motor Oils

There are three key reasons why the transition to synthetic oils is occurring. They are the proliferation of smaller displacement turbocharged engines,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/345634/why-the-industry-is-transitioning-to-synthetic-motor-oils

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Green Diamond Fleet Full Synthetic Oil Rolls Out 10W-30 Blend
Petro-Canada Expands Traxon and Duron Lubricant Lines
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Work Trucks Vulnerable to Delivery Delays: How to Minimize Upfit Lead Time

For the past several model years, order-to-delivery times for high-volume work trucks and vans have increased due to strong demand. Vocational trucks are...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/341258/work-trucks-vulnerable-to-delivery-delays-heres-how-to-minimize-upfit-lead-time

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9 Mistakes in Spec'ing Upfits (and How to Fix Them)
5 Current Trends in Upfitting
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5 Tips to Minimize Downtime for Truck Graphics Installation

Categories: Equipment, Operations
10 Trends: Vocational Work Trucks Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership for vocational truck fleets is trending upward, primarily due to higher fuel prices, increased maintenance costs due to higher labor...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/327126/10-trends-vocational-work-trucks-cost-of-ownership

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Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs
Gasoline or Diesel: What's the Difference?
Forecasting Tire Price Trends in 2020
Cut Hidden Costs: Four Ways to Improve Your Fleet’s Bottom Line
Eliminating Soft & Hidden Truck Fleet Costs

Categories: Equipment, Products, Vehicle Research
Ford’s 2020 Super Duty Adds V-8, 10-Speed

The new 2020 F-Series Super Duty will include a new 7.3L V-8 gasoline engine, a third-generation 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V-8 engine, and the standard 6.2L...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/324431/ford-debuts-2020-f-series-super-duty

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Ford Shows Off 2020 Super Duty
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Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford's Transit Connect Adds Diesel, Fleet Model

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect compact cargo van is adding a diesel engine option, fleet model that can be easily converted to run on gaseous fuel, and array...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279009/fords-transit-connect-adds-diesel-fleet-model

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2020 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year: Ford F-650
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Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Ferguson Names Fleet Manager

Chad Edmondson provides strategic management and oversight of nearly 10,000 assets nationwide.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143612/ferguson-names-fleet-manager

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Electric Trucks, Reman Among Truck Aftermarket Issues to Watch
Comfort Motion Adapts Seating Tech for Commercial Trucks
Mickey Updates Leadership Team
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Nussbaum, Boyle Nab TCA 'Best Fleet to Drive For' Honors

Categories: Maintenance, Operations, Safety
Tire Prices Experience Upward Pressure

For many vocational truck fleets, price is the key factor when selecting the type of replacement tire. As shown in the past, when replacement tire prices...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157792/tire-prices-experience-upward-pressure

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Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
Graybar's Fleet Manager Hughes Retires

David Hughes, long-time director, corporate safety & fleet management at Graybar, retired on June 1. Succeeding Hughes as the new director, corporate safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141148/graybar-s-fleet-manager-hughes-retires

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Managing and Reducing Accidents in 2019
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Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Improving Truck Ergonomics for Driver Safety

OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157341/improving-truck-ergonomics-for-driver-safety

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Ford's Bartlett Discusses Commercial Fleet Outlook

Michele Bartlett, Ford’s general manager of commercial and government fleet sales, discusses the outlook for 2017.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157330/fords-bartlett-discusses-commercial-fleet-outlook

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Ford, VW Global Partnership Will Develop Commercial Vehicles
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Long-Time DirecTV Fleet Manager Joins Adrian Steel

Brandon Morris was named fleet account executive of telecommunications for Adrian Steel. He assumed this position in May, and will be based in Centennial, Colo.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135366/long-time-directv-fleet-manager-joins-adrian-steel

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3G Sunset Time Is Approaching – Here’s How You Can Stay Ahead of the Curve
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Categories: Equipment, Operations
Class 3-6 Truck Forecast: Operating Costs Stable

Although the largest operating cost continues to be fuel, the No. 1 challenge facing medium-duty truck fleets is cost containment. There is always pressure...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156443/class-3-6-truck-forecast-operating-costs-stable

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Chevrolet Re-Enters Low-Cab Forward Market

In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu and badged as Chevrolets.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129953/chevrolet-re-enters-low-cab-forward-market

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GM Updates Truck Lineup, Adds Engine Options for Vans
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Categories: Fleet Management, Leasing
Why GE Decided to Sell Its Fleet Services Business

Although GE Capital Fleet Services has had strong annual revenue growth and a significant product development agenda, its upcoming sale is part of a larger...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156047/why-ge-decided-to-sell-its-fleet-services-business

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How Telematics Can Improve a Truck Fleet's Operations
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The State of the Market for Class 3-4 Trucks, Vans

The forecast is for Class 3-4 truck sales in CY-2015 to remain strong. Many fleets are increasing order volumes, moving away from past slow replacement...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155733/the-state-of-the-market-for-class-3-4-trucks-vans

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