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Impact of Healthy Drivers on Your Operation

August 16, 2017

Health and productivity can go hand-in-hand. Think about it: the better you feel, the more you accomplish. We often talk about the health of our trucks, their lifecycle, maintenance needs, and costs. But, the health of the driver population is especially important.

Tags: Productivity, Driver Safety, Driver Health, Chatty Chassis

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:16 AM | » Comments(0)

When a Supplier Goes Under

July 14, 2017

What happens when your supplier goes out of business? How does this impact your current business operations? What happens if something breaks, needs maintenance, or you have questions?

Tags: Chatty Chassis, business relationships, Suppliers

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Friday, July 14, 2017 9:58 AM | » Comments(0)

The Benefits of an Automaker Test Drive

June 12, 2017

From time to time, fleet managers may receive the opportunity to attend an automaker test drive event. Should you be one of the lucky chosen, your excitement may give way to trepidation as you realize that test driving a vehicle for fleet use can be quite different that test driving a car or truck for personal use.

Tags: Chatty Chassis, Test Drive

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Monday, June 12, 2017 11:30 AM | » Comments(0)

Drones in Truck Fleets: Beyond Package Delivery

May 5, 2017

In today’s digital age, technology is developing at a break-neck pace and fleet management is often the recipient and early adopter of many of the new options available. One of the more newsworthy pieces of modern technology has been the “drone.” Their use in fleet may offer several possibilities.

Tags: Productivity, Security, Inspections, Chatty Chassis, Drones

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Friday, May 5, 2017 11:26 AM | » Comments(0)

‘It Doesn’t Apply to Me’

April 18, 2017

Have you ever had a conversation with a coworker, driver, or vendor, and replied to an inquiry with “Well, it doesn’t apply to me,” and left the conversation at that? Do you have help at fleet handling specific parts of your operation, such as fuel, compliance, or leasing?

Tags: Leasing, Fuel Management, Chatty Chassis, Safety & Compliance

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:03 AM | » Comments(0)

Spring Clean Your Operations

March 24, 2017

When spring is in the air, we often think of spring cleaning our garages at home, but do you ever spring clean your fleet operation? From offices to maintenance bays, spring has sprung and it’s time to clean up!

Tags: Operations, Chatty Chassis, Spring Cleaning

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Friday, March 24, 2017 10:47 AM | » Comments(0)

Turn Resolutions into Goals

January 20, 2017

While your resolutions at home may be to hit the gym and lay off the cheeseburgers or finally take that trip to Maui, work resolutions can be goal-oriented to help your fleet be as safe and successful as possible.

Tags: Chatty Chassis, Goals, Resolutions

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Friday, January 20, 2017 11:17 AM | » Comments(0)

Getting Creative with Fuel Budgets & Technology

March 18, 2016

Take the time now to research future solutions to reduce fuel expenditures. If at the end of the year there is some cushion leftover in your fleet’s fuel budget, you are armed and ready to utilize what you can to help ensure future cost savings.

Tags: Fuel Savings, NTEA, Work Truck Show, Chatty Chassis, Fuel Budgets

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Friday, March 18, 2016 12:19 PM | » Comments(0)

What Drives You to be a Better Fleet Manager?

July 24, 2014

What is your inspiration to be the great fleet managers you are? What drives you to do all you do, every day?

Tags: Chatty Chassis

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(3)

Rebuilding Your Confidence

May 13, 2014

There are many actions a fleet manager can take to help rebuild confidence before handling a stressful situation. Sometimes, just taking a moment to breathe and smile can make a big difference in your day.

Tags: Fleet Management, Chatty Chassis

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Technology in Trucks: A Necessity or Simply Distracting?

November 21, 2013

Which of the many new, technological advances are necessary to help truck fleets stay safer on the road, and what are unnecessary distractions?

Tags: Distracted Driving, In-Vehicle Technology, Chatty Chassis

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Measuring Hours vs. Miles in Medium-Duty Truck Performance

October 23, 2013

Mileage is not a true indicator of the actual wear a vehicle is experiencing. To ensure a complete analysis of medium-duty truck performance, include hours in your measurements as well.

Tags: Maintenance, Isuzu, Chrysler, GE Capital Fleet Services, ARI, Ram Truck, PHH Arval, Chatty Chassis, Ford

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(4)

The Growing Popularity of Cabover Trucks

August 19, 2013

With the growing popularity of cabover trucks, what are your real-world opinions?

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Chatty Chassis, Cabovers

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Monday, August 19, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

2013 Work Truck Show Around the Corner

February 27, 2013

It's already that time of the year again, with the 2013 NTEA The Work Truck Show right around the corner. Scheduled March 6-8 in Indianapolis, I for one am looking forward to to it!

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Chatty Chassis, Lauren Fletcher

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Everyone Has a Favorite Truck

1935 Ford Model 50

February 6, 2013

What’s Your Favorite Truck? Everyone has a favorite vehicle. Be it your first truck, dream vehicle, or project car, you wouldn’t be in this industry if you didn’t have a love for four-wheeled power.

Tags: Chatty Chassis, Ford, Lauren Fletcher

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(5)

Checking Out the L.A. Auto Show

December 4, 2012

While this Los Angeles Auto Show didn't feature any big truck reveals, there were plenty of updated and refreshed models on the show floor and a few new SUV announcements.

Tags: Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Chatty Chassis, Ford, Lauren Fletcher, L.A. Auto Show

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Tuesday, December 4, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Green Fleet Conference Proves it Knows Truck Fleets

October 10, 2012

The 2012 Green Fleet Conference, held in Schaumburg, Ill., was the biggest and most well-attended yet. And, it helped to prove that just because a fleet operates trucks, it can still easily be green and save green.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Chatty Chassis, Lauren Fletcher

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

On the Road: All-New 2013-MY Ram 1500

The start of the Natchez-Trace scenic parkway. Source: Lauren Fletcher

August 24, 2012

Work Truck magazine was invited to drive the all-new 2013 Ram 1500 in Nashville, Tenn., in early August.

Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Chatty Chassis, Lauren Fletcher, Nashville

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Friday, August 24, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

The Real-Deal on Diesel-Electric Hybrids

July 18, 2012

A recent report by Indiana University's (IU) School of Public and Environmental Affairs raised some eyebrows about the economic viability of medium-sized diesel-electric hybrid trucks.

Tags: Hino, Chatty Chassis, Lauren Fletcher, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Colleges and Universities

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Tire Prices Rise… But Still Must be Purchased

July 10, 2012

Truck tire prices rise again, and again, and again. But, fleet vehicles won't roll on without them.

Tags: Tire Costs, Medium-Duty Trucks, Chatty Chassis, Lauren Fletcher

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Becoming 'Possibility Thinkers'

May 23, 2012

In the world of fleet, we all need to be "possibility thinkers" and imagine the "what if" scenarios. From the good, to the ugly, it can only help to prepare us for anything.

Tags: Chatty Chassis, Lauren Fletcher

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Wednesday, May 23, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Hitting the Road: The Work Truck Show 2012

March 5, 2012

The 2012 The Work Truck Show just ended in Indianapolis. I was at the show from day one to closing day and share some of my highlights from the event.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Chatty Chassis, Lauren Fletcher

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Monday, March 5, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

On the Road Soon: 2012 The Work Truck Show

February 29, 2012

The 2012 NTEA Work Truck Show is going to be taking place next week and I can't tell you how excited I am to be hitting the road and heading to the show.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Chatty Chassis, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Hitting the Road: 2011 Mooneye's Xmas Party & Hot Rod Show

December 16, 2011

Anyone who knows me, or has read my bio, should know that I love hot rods. Make those hot rods trucks, and I'm in heaven. Take a look at the photo gallery of classic trucks from this years show.

Tags: Chatty Chassis, Mooneyes, Hot Rod, Classic Truck

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Friday, December 16, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Driving is Not Downhill Skiing

December 14, 2011

In skiing, the skier in front of you always has the right of way, and you are responsible mainly for those in front of you. Drivers must remember that on the road, you are responsible for paying attention to everyone, and everything, around you.

Tags: Winter Driving, Accident Management, Chatty Chassis, Lauren Fletcher, Skiing

Author: Lauren Fletcher | Posted @ Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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