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Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Joy Global Defies Conventional Wisdom

When the recession hit in 2008, instead of increasing the lifecycle of its medium- and heavy-duty trucks, Joy Global began shortcycling.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/148234/joy-global-defies-conventional-wisdom
Categories: Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
'Steel' Yourself for the Future of Truck Bodies

Defined by two key measurements, yield strength and percent elongation, steel is being evaluated by a growing number of fleet managers.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/148238/steel-yourself-for-the-future-of-truck-bodies
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Navigating the Changing Landscape of the Cargo Van Market

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.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/148177/navigating-the-changing-landscape-of-the-cargo-van-market
Categories: Green Fleet, Maintenance, Operations, Vehicle Research
Transmissions Drive Medium-Duty Truck Fuel Efficiency

A decade ago, a manual transmission always beat out an automatic, primarily because it was more efficient — but, times are changing.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/148144/transmissions-drive-medium-duty-truck-fuel-efficiency
Categories: Maintenance, Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Air Brakes or Hydraulic Brakes?

Choosing the right brakes for a medium-duty truck can make spec’ing complex; however, there are clear-cut reasons to use both, depending on payload and work...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/148084/air-brakes-or-hydraulic-brakes-that-is-the-question
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford Ranger Rides into the Sunset

Several fleet management companies look ahead as Ford’s stalwart small pickup ceases production. There are options, but they depend on a number of factors.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/148082/ford-ranger-rides-into-the-sunset
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
It's a Lightweight Material World

There is no one-size-fits-all lightweight materials solution for work trucks. Experts weigh in about the pros and cons of aluminum, fiberglass composites,...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/148015/its-a-lightweight-material-world
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
15-Point Checklist: How to Select the Right Pickup for the Job

Whatever the job, there is probably a light-duty pickup truck that can be spec’ed to fit the bill.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/147982/15-point-checklist-how-to-select-the-right-pickup-for-the-job
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Spec'ing Medium-Duty Powertrains for Optimum Performance

These 13 questions will help avoid risks associated with spec’ing powertrains and achieve the right balance.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/147985/specing-medium-duty-powertrains-for-optimum-performance
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
The Fundamentals of Spec'ing Trucks for Towing

Despite being similar in size, medium-duty trucks offer a wide variance in maximum towing capacities - from 5,000 lbs. to more than 11,000 lbs.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/147867/the-fundamentals-of-specing-trucks-for-towing


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