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Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Operations, Vehicle Research
Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission

Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. HDT's Jim Park got a sneak preview of the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157629/test-drive-paccars-new-automated-transmission
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
All Wheel Drive vs. Four Wheel Drive

There are benefits to both all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive systems. The decision, as to which system is best for you, should be based on your company’s...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157636/all-wheel-drive-vs-four-wheel-drive
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Tips for Reducing Truck Acquisition Costs

One of the easiest ways a fleet manager can reduce truck acquisition costs is not over-spec’ing for fleet needs. But, there are a few out-of-the-box ways of...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157654/tips-for-reducing-truck-acquisition-costs
Categories: Fleet Management, Maintenance, Operations, Vehicle Research
A Closer Look at Diesel Cabover Warranties

Isuzu, Chevrolet, Hino, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America offer similar standard warranties for their diesel cabovers, and provide additional component...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157660/a-closer-look-at-diesel-cabover-warranties
Categories: Operations, Police, Vehicle Research
Ford's F-150 Police Responder Offers Pursuit Performance

In July, Ford introduced the next model in its line of law enforcement vehicles, the F-150 Police Responder. The industry’s first police pursuit-rated...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157710/fords-f-150-police-responder-offers-pursuit-performance
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Roundup of Class 1-7 Trucks for 2018

With 11 automakers to choose your light- to medium-duty trucks from for the 2018 model-year, Work Truck provides the need-to-know highlights to help you...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157723/roundup-of-class-1-7-trucks-for-2018
Categories: Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
How to Choose Racks and Bins

Racks and bins turn trucks and vans into mobile workshops. With an abundance of options available to fleet managers, here’s all you need to know about these...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157734/how-to-choose-racks-and-bins
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
In-Vehicle Entertainment Proliferates for Fleet Drivers

Commercial fleets, including those in the pharmaceutical industry, use an array of tools and perks, such as in-vehicle infotainment that can keep drivers...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157748/in-vehicle-entertainment-proliferates-for-fleet-drivers
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
What's Hot in Medium-Duty for 2018

Big rigs are grabbing all the technology headlines today. But medium-duty truck and van models continue to see improved safety and productivity. Check out...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157750/whats-hot-in-medium-duty-for-2018
Categories: Aftermarket, Biofuels, Clean Diesel, Drivers, Electric, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Funding, Gasoline, Green Fleet, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Leasing, Maintenance, Natural Gas, Neste MY Renewable Diesel, Operations, Police, Procurement, Products, Propane Autogas, Remarketing, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management, Software, Telematics, Telematics & Technology, Upfitting, Utility Fleet, Vehicle Research
Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157752/can-fleets-subscribe-to-a-vehicle
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Versatile Vans Available in 2018

A staple of many commercial fleets is the van. From compact vans to their full-size counterparts, there are a growing number of vans available for fleets in...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157796/versatile-vans-available-in-2018
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Acela's New Extreme-Duty Chassis

Trucks with a history in some of the harshest war zones are a perfect fit for extreme work environments, such as oil, mining, and construction.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157797/acelas-new-extreme-duty-chassis
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
2017 Fleet Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Silverado is available fleet specific-packages, including the Work Truck Convenience Package, the LT Fleet Convenience Package, and the LT Fleet Plus...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157843/2017-fleet-truck-of-the-year-chevrolet-silverado-1500
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Here’s One Way to Deliver Fresh Produce Without Refrigeration

With multiple deliveries per day, this small produce delivery service used routing software to create optimized routes for its drivers — without breaking...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157853/heres-one-way-to-deliver-fresh-produce-without-refrigeration
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford's All-New, Fleet Ready 2018 Expedition

The all-new Expedition provides fleets with ample crew space, work connectivity, and off-road and trailering capabilities to meet most fleet applications....

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157854/fords-all-new-fleet-ready-2018-expedition
Categories: Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Innovative Work Van Upfit Applications

New ways to upfit work vans improve safety, organization and technician productivity and ultimately, benefit the bottom line.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157855/innovative-work-van-upfit-applications
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Test Drive: Chanje Electric Cargo Van

Chanje's electric cargo van will certainly have great appeal among delivery fleets concerned with their carbon footprint, but at the end of the day it's a...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157936/test-drive-chanje-electric-cargo-van
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Spec'ing Work Trucks

Make sure the trucks you buy are designed for their intended purposes with properly specified GVWR and GCWR.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157940/the-role-of-gvwr-and-gcwr-in-specing-work-trucks
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
5-Year Trends in Executive Vehicle Selection

SUV registrations among luxury commercial fleet vehicles increased between 2009 and 2013, according to analysis of R.L. Polk data.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/155979/5-year-trends-in-executive-vehicle-selection
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Vehicle Wraps Boost Start-up Fleet’s Business

Featuring a logo that stands out among competitors, this heating and cooling company’s fleet vehicle wraps help promote the brand and drive business — by...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156001/vehicle-wraps-boost-start-up-fleets-business
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Specialized ‘Mobile Kitchen’ Keep Delivery Food Warm

With the right upfit, several of Phil’s BBQ’s delivery vehicles feature a specialized body to keep food at the right temperature and delivered within an hour.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156012/specialized-mobile-kitchen-keep-delivery-food-warm
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Medical Supply Fleet Wins Chevrolet City Express Van

What types of videos did other small businesses submit to the "City Express to Success Challenge"? Check out French Creek Medical's winning video as well as...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156017/medical-supply-fleet-wins-chevrolet-city-express-van
Categories: Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Adrian Steel's K.C. Facility Improves Fleet Upfitting Cycle

Adrian Steel's $4.7 million Kansas City facility was created to provide best-in-class cargo management solutions for its Ford Transit customers on time.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156019/adrian-steels-k-c-facility-improves-fleet-upfitting-cycle
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Fiat 500X: From Italy, With Headroom

Like the brand-new 2015 Jeep Renegade, the Fiat 500X is built upon Fiat Chrysler’s Small-Wide 4x4 platform and enters a crowded subcompact crossover SUV market.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156021/fiat-500x-from-italy-with-headroom
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Jeep Renegade: Bite-Size Rugged Crossover

It may not share the trail savvy of the bigger, badder Wrangler, but the Jeep Renegade was designed to offer Jeep buyers a more comfortable and less costly...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156022/jeep-renegade-bite-size-rugged-crossover
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Toyota Tacoma: Modern Midsize Mauler

Like the new Colorado/Canyon, the re-designed 2016 Tacoma comes loaded with new technology, fashion-forward styling and driver-friendly refinements.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156023/toyota-tacoma-modern-midsize-mauler
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Customized Van Helps Groomer Run Mobile Salon

With the help of a mobile pet grooming van manufacturer, this pet grooming operator can run a mobile salon from her van.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156033/customized-van-helps-groomer-run-mobile-salon
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Test Drive: CNG F-650 Dump Truck

Ford’s big V-10 is strong and fairly quiet as it revs to make horses that feed on natural gas.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156043/test-drive-cng-f-650-dump-truck
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Mechanic Builds Customized Locksmith Business on Wheels

When Wayne Winton purchased a locksmith service company, not only did he make upgrades to the business plan, he also upgraded his work truck with a...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156054/mechanic-builds-customized-locksmith-business-on-wheels
Categories: Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
Hybrid Conversion Cuts Fleet Vehicle’s Fuel Usage by 30%

This Ohio-based heating and cooling company represents a good test case for an aftermarket electric drive system due to its daily stop-and-go service routes.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156062/hybrid-conversion-cuts-fleet-vehicles-fuel-usage-by-30
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Ram Chassis Cab: Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

For the second time in five years, the Ram Chassis Cab has been honored as Work Truck’s Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. Ram credits the win to the truck’s...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156064/ram-chassis-cab-medium-duty-truck-of-the-year
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
2015 Fleet Industry Report Card: OEMs

The results are in for the third annual industry report card, validating that OEM fleet operations continue to do a very good job in meeting the needs of...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156066/2015-fleet-industry-report-card-oems
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Fleet Managers Get Insiders' Look at Ford F-150

Ford Motor Company recently hosted some of its largest fleet and commercial customers at a daylong learning session about the all-new 2015 Ford F-150.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156083/fleet-managers-get-insiders-look-at-ford-f-150
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Colorado Box Delete Offers Fleet Multiple Options

With the box-delete and seat-delete options, fleets will have the flexibility to customize the mid-size pickup to meet fleet needs.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156099/colorado-box-delete-offers-fleet-multiple-options
Categories: Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Top 10 Trends in Truck, Van Upfitting

Among the top trends influencing commercial fleets are an increased focus on designing upfit equipment to enhance safety and driver productivity, greater...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156118/top-10-trends-in-truck-van-upfitting
Categories: Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Top 10 Trends in Chassis-Mounted Auxiliary Equipment

Key trends in auxiliary equipment specifications focus on driver productivity and idle reduction using telematics, safety enhancements with crash avoidance...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156119/top-10-trends-in-chassis-mounted-auxiliary-equipment
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Locating and Delivering the Right Truck Virtually

For small business fleet owners, finding the right work truck can be a challenge. An innovative online solution is helping fleets find these vehicles at the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156128/locating-and-delivering-the-right-truck-virtually
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Nissan Titan: The 8,500-Pound Tweener

The 2016 redesigned Nissan Titan can haul a 2,000-pound payload and tow 12,000 more.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156129/nissan-titan-the-8-500-pound-tweener
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Volvo V60: Don't Call It A Crossover

The Volvo V60 is a five-door, five-passenger version of the S60 sedan with unique interior and exterior styling, engine choices, option packages and...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156130/volvo-v60-dont-call-it-a-crossover
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Chevrolet Equinox: Fuel-Efficient Midsize Hauler

Due for a redesign after six model-years, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox brings new exterior and interior styling, streamlined trim levels and new standard and...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156131/chevrolet-equinox-fuel-efficient-midsize-hauler
Categories: Maintenance, Operations, Vehicle Research
Aluminum F-150 Designed for Repairability

Ford addresses vehicle engineering, parts pricing, insurance costs and auto body shop training in regards to keeping repair prices in check.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156132/aluminum-f-150-designed-for-repairability
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
How to Customize a Service Van

A locksmith, an electrician and a forklift tech share tips for upfitting and organizing a workshop on wheels.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156133/how-to-customize-a-service-van
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Proving It in the Desert: GM’s New Full-Size Trucks Put to the Test

On primitive Arizona roads and the GM Proving Grounds, the new 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups demonstrated their durability, strength,...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156146/proving-it-in-the-desert-gms-new-full-size-trucks-put-to-the-test
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Chevrolet’s New HHR Panel Van Built for Business

With customer input, the new HHR model is built with commercial fleet applications in mind, featuring good fuel economy, ample cargo space,...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156147/chevrolets-new-hhr-panel-van-built-for-business
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
2007 Toyota Tundra Blends V-8 Power with Sport Styling

Offered in 31 model configurations, the all-new next-generation Toyota Tundra full-size pickup borrows some sporty styling cues from the FTX Concept while...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156148/2007-toyota-tundra-blends-v-8-power-with-sport-styling
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Volvo Introduces All-New 2007 S80 Luxury Sedan

Volvo showcases the all-new 2007 S80 luxury sedan — complete with collision and blind-spot warning systems and adaptive cruise control — to fleet customers...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156154/volvo-introduces-all-new-2007-s80-luxury-sedan
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford Brings 2016 F-650/F-750 In-House

Ford is bringing the vocational-oriented Ford F-650/F-750 back into the fold of Ford’s complete design and manufacturing processes.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156190/ford-brings-2016-f-650-f-750-in-house
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Chevrolet City Express: Mobile Office Space

General Motors struck an agreement with Nissan to rebadge the Nissan NV200 as the Chevrolet City Express. This compact cargo van competes with the Ram...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156238/chevrolet-city-express-mobile-office-space
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Hyundai Sonata: Big is Standard

The new 2015 Sonata is available in SE, Eco, Sport, Sport 2.0T and Limited trims.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156239/hyundai-sonata-big-is-standard
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Audi Q3: Just Like Crossing Over

The Audi Q3, a luxury SUV, is expected to compete with the BMW X1, Lexus NX 200t and Mercedes- Benz GLA-Class.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156240/audi-q3-just-like-crossing-over


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