March 2013, Business Fleet - Feature
By Annie Lubinsky
An aftermarket upgrade expert recommends modifications that make your trucks more fuel-efficient to keep them on the road longer.
Tags: fuel efficiency, Tires, oil change, Aftermarket, Fuel Injection, Exhaust, Construction, Air filter
January 2013, Business Fleet - Department
By Joanne M. Tucker
Re-refined motor oil is better for the environment, domestically produced and its cost is comparable to traditional motor oil. But is it safe for your engine?
Tags: environmentally friendly, Motor Oil, Re-refined oil, Safety-Kleen, EcoPower, API
July 2012, Business Fleet - Feature
If you’re looking to lower your fleet’s maintenance expense and spend less time in the shop, then record it, track it and give your drivers buy-in on the maintenance process.
Tags: preventive maintenance, Ryder, maintenance management, Penske, maintenance costs, managing small fleets
March 2012, Business Fleet - Cover Story
More manufacturers are turning to run-flat tires or giving buyers the option to replace the spare with a sealant and inflator kit. What’s the best option for your fleet?
January 2012, Business Fleet - Feature
We all know that idling and running the air conditioner can negatively affect a vehicle’s fuel economy, but a new study backs those claims with hard numbers.
Tags: driver behavior, idling, Tire pressure, fuel efficiency, eco driving, route management
November 2011, Business Fleet - Feature
Learn how four fleets use driver input — and driver accountability — along with rightsizing, route optimization and new technology to achieve fuel savings of 10-20 percent.
Tags: telematics, Right-sizing, driver behavior, Wright Express, Employee Incentives, SCT Fleet Solutions, Fleetmatics, route management, load management
May 2011, Business Fleet - Feature
By Jennifer Washington
Thinking of joining the food truck revolution? Mix great cuisine with the right vehicle, then throw in long order-to-delivery times, severe-duty maintenance, DIY repairs and ever-changing regulations.
November 2010, Business Fleet - Cover Story
By Chris Brown and Tariq Kamal
Soaring pump prices and new emissions controls have made running trucks and vans on diesel an expensive proposition. Learn how fleet managers and OEMs are responding to the high cost of lower emissions.
Tags: diesel, Emissions, fuel, fuel economy, leasing, fleet management
September 2010, Business Fleet - Feature
By Tariq Kamal
Three security industry veterans share their strategies for procuring, maintaining and keeping track of the vehicles that help keep our homes and businesses safe.
Tags: Maintenance, remarketing, GPS
July 2010, Business Fleet - Feature
By Chris Brown
Biodiesel offers a straightforward path to a greener fleet. But before you implement, you must choose the right blend, know your fueling options and understand engine warranty and maintenance obligations.
March 2010, Business Fleet - Department
By Justina Ly
A variety of iPhone apps can help you monitor your fuel usage and manage everything from mileage to maintenance.
Tags: vehicle maintenance, vehicle history reports, navigation system, fuel management
January 2010, Business Fleet - Feature
Downsizing to a smaller truck or van can improve your total cost — if you can afford the downgrade in capabilities.
Tags: Maintenance, depreciation, Vincentric, lifecycle costs, vehicle payload
November 2009, Business Fleet - Cover Story
By Ashley Willis and Chris Brown
GPS-based fleet tracking systems are being used to rein in maintenance costs through vehicle location controls, automated preventive maintenance scheduling, driver monitoring and remote engine diagnostics.
Tags: telematics, GPS
May 2009, Automotive Fleet - Cover Story
By Cindy Brauer & Thi Dao
From acquisition to remarketing, a compilation of best ideas in managing successful, cost-effective, and efficient fleets is presented.
Tags: remarketing, sustainability, best practices, risk management, fuel, maintenance management, accident management, fleet policies, Bright Ideas
November 2008, Work Truck - Feature
By Lauren Fletcher
Utilized as advertisements or mobile billboards, vehicle graphics can give fleet vehicles an identity. The pros advise not to make designs too busy or complicated, and communicate needs and requirements clearly.
By Sean Lyden
Each material offers benefits and drawbacks. Aluminum may be less expensive, but fiberglass reinforced plywood (FRP) is sturdier. Evaluate your truck application to determine which
factors matter most.
Tags: truck body
August 2008, Automotive Fleet - Feature
It has been “common wisdom” to replace fleet vehicles in relatively short cycles. Rising costs, however, have led fleet managers to consider lengthening replacement
criteria. There are pros and cons to the practice.
Tags: Replacement cycle
July 2008, Work Truck - Feature
By Joe Bohn
As the cost of truck bodies increases due to rising material costs, recycling bodies on new chassis can become more attractive. However, the cost of vehicle downtime to allow for remounting needs to be taken into account.
Tags: recycling, GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services
March 2008, Government Fleet - Feature
By Mike Scott
With an effective tire monitoring system, fleets can lower operating costs, increase tire life, and improve driver safety.
January 2008, Business Fleet - Feature
By Dave Funston
When it's time to dispose of retired units, which vehicle prep strategies can improve resale value? Following industry basics can have a significant impact on resale prices.
Tags: resale value
September 2007, Work Truck - Feature
Fleet managers describe how the ability to track vehicle location, gas consumption, and preventive maintenance has benefited their fleets.
Tags: telematics, Maintenance, Fuel Savings
May 2007, Business Fleet - Feature
By Daryl Lubinsky
Gem Plumbing saved 25 percent on its fleet maintenance and repair costs in five years by implementing a strict preventive maintenance program and a comprehensive system to track to it.
Tags: benchmarking, Global Electric Motorcars, preventive maintenance
June 2004, Automotive Fleet - Feature
By Steve Saltzgiver
Nearly every function of fleet vehicle management requires a decision dependent upon accurate odometer reporting. Utah’s Division of Fleet Operations employs a proactive approach to ensure correct mileage data.
June 2004, Automotive Fleet - How-To
To be successful, fleet management must develop a partnership with the operating departments, their operators, and vendors. Fleet is the pivotal player in these relationships as it manages equipment from cradle to grave
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