Overloading can have serious consequences for truck fleets ranging from accidents to increased maintenance costs to DOT citations. Make sure fleet trucks are properly spec’d and that drivers avoid “pack-ratting” tools and other supplies.
Fleet managers must consider a wide range of options when deciding on converting their truck fleet to natural gas.
Innovative, new technologies and advances in engineering are creating lighter, stronger, and more fuel-efficient truck bodies than ever before.
New developments, technologies, and trends in hybrid-electric, medium-duty trucks could give fleet managers the incentive they need to take a closer look at how hybrid options could help reduce overall costs.
After a four-year “resting period,” the compact van is back, alive and well, and offering even more options than ever.
Making a mistake in the design, material selection, and maintenance of vehicle graphics can project the wrong impression and be costly in the long run.
The primary reasons to buy a liftgate include reducing the risk of injury and the ability to increase efficiency and productivity. However, there are several points to remember when considering available options.
Experts share their advice on how fleet managers can most effectively manage an upfit “crisis” and get things back on track.
Incorrectly spec’ing a refrigerated truck can be costly to both a fleet and a company’s clients. Knowing what mistakes to avoid when spec’ing can go a long way to impacting the bottom line and increasing company business.
While it is tempting to adopt a “more-the-merrier” approach to vehicle spec’ing, fewer specs can actually offer more options, netting happier drivers and fewer administrative headaches.
To determine whether an extended warranty is right for your fleet, review vehicle
usage, lifecycles, and replacement policies.
When the recession hit in 2008, instead of increasing the lifecycle of its medium- and heavy-duty trucks, Joy Global began shortcycling.
Defined by two key measurements, yield strength and percent elongation, steel is being evaluated by a growing number of fleet managers.
After decades of few models and even fewer options, the cargo van market is beginning to capture the attention and fill the needs of fleet managers.
A decade ago, a manual transmission always beat out an automatic, primarily because it was more efficient — but, times are changing.