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Fleet Readers Sound Off on Safety, Data Overload, COVID & More
Fewer Railcar Constraints but Transporter OTD Issues Persist

Fewer Railcar Constraints but Transporter OTD Issues Persist

During the 2020 model-year, the fleet industry did not experience significant railcar-related issues as seen in past model-years. However, fleets did report transportation issues with car haulers and last-mile deliveries to the dealers.

September 29, 2020

OTD Goes From Bad to Worse in MY-2020

OTD Goes From Bad to Worse in MY-2020

During the pre-pandemic period, 2020 OTD became extended due to a GM strike and strong order demand. The onset of the pandemic nearly halted OTD by idling non-essential fleets and closure of all OEM assembly plants.

September 29, 2020

Chassis Shortages & COVID Infections Impact Upfitter OTD

Chassis Shortages & COVID Infections Impact Upfitter OTD

Upfitters experienced a whipsaw effect of robust fleet orders straining their pre-pandemic production capacity and within the space of a month were struggling with chassis shortages due to the suspension of vehicle production.

September 29, 2020

COVID-19 Disruption: Fleet’s Greatest Challenge Ever

COVID-19 Disruption: Fleet’s Greatest Challenge Ever

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has the dubious distinction of being the greatest-ever disruption of fleet. Other past disruptions include two OPEC oil embargoes in the 1970s, the attacks of 9/11, and the credit crisis of 2008-2009.

September 23, 2020

Five Traits of Effective Fleet Leaders

Five Traits of Effective Fleet Leaders

By cultivating these skills, a fleet leader is improving the value they provide to the organizations they serve and will be capable of thriving in the midst of any business climate.

September 22, 2020

Fleet Readers Sound Off on Fleet Issues of Today

Fleet Readers Sound Off on Fleet Issues of Today

Automotive Fleet views itself as a facilitator to provide different voices from the industry to discuss today’s challenges. This regular column is designed to provide a platform for fleet managers to let their voices be heard to their peers and other fleet professionals.

September 1, 2020

COVID-19 Creates Tax Headaches for Personal Use Charges in 2020
Fleet Readers Sound Off on Policies and Procedures to Mitigate COVID-19
A Comprehensive Approach to Sanitizing Transported Vehicles for Driver Safety
Creating a Robust Fleet Safety and Pandemic Plan
8 Ways to Leverage Telematics During COVID-19

8 Ways to Leverage Telematics During COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still very much an issue impacting vocational work truck fleets today. Work Truck reached out to experts in the telematics industry to see how fleets can leverage their telematics solutions to help keep their vehicles and drivers moving.

June 15, 2020

How to Evolve Your Fleet Strategy for the Remainder of 2020

How to Evolve Your Fleet Strategy for the Remainder of 2020

The half-way point of the year has arrived, but for many fleet professionals it may feel like it has been longer than a mere six months. While states begin to reopen and fleets feel out the “new normal,” it’s like we are entering a new age rather than the second half of the calendar year.

June 15, 2020

Getting Fleet Back on Track

Getting Fleet Back on Track

Restarting truck fleets after the pandemic requires attending to mechanical issues, understanding the new compliance landscape, and bringing your personnel back online safely and efficiently.

May 27, 2020

Evolving Best Practices for Fleet Safety Programs

Evolving Best Practices for Fleet Safety Programs

While the tried-and-true best practices of fleet safety are just as relevant as ever, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a whole new layer of challenge that fleets have had to address with regard to their safety programs.

May 27, 2020

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