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Video: How Drivers Can Deal with Physical Issues

Leg cramps, back pain, and muscle spasms can strike at any time, including when a driver is behind the wheel. When it happens on the road, certain physical issues can be downright dangerous.

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

When testing a fleet vehicle, you first need to determine whether it can fulfill various fleet applications. Next, assess the variables that influence the total cost of ownership, determine safety ratings, and evaluate driver ergonomics.

How to Gain Employee Buy-In for Crane Use

Tennant Co. allowed employees to vote on the type of crane that would be implemented into the company’s fleet. Using a crane to assist with heavy lifting helped curb employee back injuries.

2017 Fleet Management Trends: Upfitting

Lighter-weight truck and van equipment, more standardization, and ergonomic planning should improve the process and delivery timing of the upfitting of commercial vehicles in 2017, according to fleet management experts.

The Invisible Cost of Low Driver Morale

There is a direct correlation between high driver morale and high driver productivity. The converse is also true. The hidden cost of low driver morale has a direct bearing on a company’s bottom line. While low morale is an HR/management issue, and even though fleet managers do not control driver salaries, there are actions that fleets can take to help increase driver morale.

Mobile Offices: New Tools, Tech for Road Warriors

As more fleets are able to take their work on the road, custom upfits are providing a more comfortable and efficient workspace for employees — from portable desks to executive lounges with TVs, storage areas, and conference space.