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Categories: Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Commercial Truck Trader Unveils iPhone App For Finding Trucks

Commercial Truck Trader, which provides advertising and marketing services for commercial truck dealers, has unveiled a free iPhone application that lets...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
The Future of the Light Truck as Chevrolet Sees It

As the light-truck market evolves, manufacturers are evolving with it. Here is a look at some of what Chevrolet is doing to keep up with and ahead of the...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
All New Dodge Sprinter

The 2007 Dodge Sprinter offers expanded versatility, innovative new standard features, and safety.
Categories: Operations, Utility Fleet, Vehicle Research
2013 Cargo Van Comparison

A side-by-side comparison of the venerable models and newcomers shows that there’s a van for every type of cargo.
Categories: Maintenance, Operations, Vehicle Research
Extended Warranties Available for Kenworth Medium-Duty Trucks

Through Dec. 31, 2013, Kenworth medium-duty trucks financed through PACCAR Financial can receive an additional year of coverage.
Categories: Operations, Police, Vehicle Research
Police Vehicles: A Look Back

As police fleets search for their next patrol car, Government Fleet provides a brief review of popular police vehicles from the past, as well as...
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Sprinter Puts Safety in the Driver's Seat

The MY-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter features a number of safety improvements, including crosswind assist, updated styling, and improved handling.
Categories: Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Need a Lift? Remember to Spec the Right Liftgate

The primary reasons to buy a liftgate include reducing the risk of injury and the ability to increase efficiency and productivity. However, there are...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Vocational Truck Fleets Use Innovation to Get the Job Done

When envisioning a vocational truck, images of dump trucks, mixers, and garbage trucks come to mind — but, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Some fleets...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford Motor Co. 2014-MY Fleet Preview

Ford held its 2014-MY Fleet Preview in Detroit and Dearborn where it highlighted the benefits of the One Ford plan and briefed fleet managers about new...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research

Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Audi, BMW, Isuzu, KIA, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, and Volvo have released their commercial fleet incentives on select...
Categories: Operations
Toyota Corolla: Image Is Everything

After 10 incarnations and 47 years on the road, the Toyota Corolla has been completely redesigned for the 2014-MY. And it looks like Toyota felt pressured...
Categories: Operations
Chevrolet Impala: Getting Down To Business

In 2014, after a full redesign, the Impala has a good shot at increasing its profile among executive fleet buyers.
Categories: Operations
Vinyl Decals: Rebranding Fleet Vehicles For Less

This pet product and obedience training company was able to translate its new look and feel onto its fleet vehicles at a fraction of the cost of a...
Categories: Operations
How C-SPAN Manages A Cross-Country Fleet

With a small fleet of Ford Transit Connects, C-SPAN has produced more than 400 broadcasts on the road through its Local Content Vehicle program.
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Enter The New Van Generation

With improved fuel economy and attractive lifecycle costs combined with traditional functionality, the latest van models are energizing the market once again.
Categories: Operations
Clean Cities: A Small Fleet's Green Fleet Guide

There's a lot of information about alternative fuels out there. Your local Clean Cities coalition will not only help you determine your alt-fuel path, but...
Categories: Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Taking a Long-Term Approach to Designing an Emergency Response Vehicle

The American Red Cross collaborated with volunteers, students, and a range of industry experts to design a new vehicle for its Disaster Response fleet.
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Chrysler 2014-MY Fleet Preview

The 2014 model-year Chrysler Group fleet preview was held June 17-19, 2013, at the historic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research

Hyundai Motor America, Mercedes-Benz USA, and Volkswagen have released their commercial fleet incentives on select 2014 models, ranging from $500 to $4,000.
Categories: Operations, Safety, Vehicle Research
Buick Focuses on Safety in 2014 LaCrosse

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse alerts drivers to road hazards through vibrations in the seat, chimes in the speakers, and warning symbols on the side mirrors and...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Cadillac CTS: Sprechen Sie Cadillac?

Cadillac has bulked up the CTS sedan to compete against the Germans in the midsize luxury segment.
Categories: Operations, Utility Fleet, Vehicle Research
All-New Transit & Transit Connect Offer Power of Choice

With a variety of roof heights and vehicle lengths, the Transit and Transit Connect will be able to fit the needs of a wide variety of commercial fleets....
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Volkswagen Tiguan: Compact Crossover Tows A Ton

In 2014, Volkswagen gives the Tiguan a complete redesign and an "R-Line" performance package.
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Kia Cadenza: Standard Equipment, Redefined

The Cadenza was designed to lure Toyota Avalon and Buick LaCrosse drivers by packing a long list of standard features into a single trim level for a very...
Categories: Safety
What To Do (And Not To Do) After a Highway Breakdown

Depending on the setting, there are different ways to handle the aftermath of a vehicle breakdown.
Categories: Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Taking a Long-Term Approach to Designing an Emergency Response Vehicle

The American Red Cross collaborated with volunteers, students, and a range of industry experts to design a new vehicle for its Disaster Response fleet.
Categories: Maintenance
Making the Case for In-House Maintenance

With a fleet of only 25 vehicles, this rain gutter installation company set up a service facility in-house and is realizing a 60% reduction in maintenance...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Avoid Getting a 'Bad Wrap'

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.
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Latest Upfits for New Cargo Vans

The commercial van marketplace’s landscape is changing rapidly with the introduction of a number of completely new van designs. Fleet upfitters are taking...
Categories: Operations, Suppliers, Vehicle Research

Engine variants range from a 3.0L diesel to a 6.7L turbodiesel. Fleets will also have choices among gasoline and alt-fuel powertrain options. By chris wolski
Categories: Leasing, Operations, Vehicle Research
Car OTD Times Static, Truck OTD Improves

While OTD remained relatively static overall, year-over-year, delivery times were still above the industry average benchmark of 60 days. Quality holds and...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Mother Nature's Devastating Impact on Fleet Operations

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed or damaged approximately 2,000 fleet vehicles in the Gulf Coast. Last October, Hurricane Sandy disrupted the refueling...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Ram ProMaster Reporting for Duty

Prior to its first deliveries in September, the Ram ProMaster received interest from a broad array of fleets, which stems from its flexible design...
Categories: Operations, Police, Vehicle Research
AWD Police Vehicles Gain Traction

Traditionally, police vehicles have arrived for duty with rear-wheel or front-wheel drive. Starting with the 2015 model year, Chrysler, Ford, and General...
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations, Police, Vehicle Research
Electric Motorcycles on Patrol

While it's unlikely that all-electric cars will replace their gasoline-powered counterparts for law enforcement patrol duty, smaller electric vehicles have...
Categories: Operations, Police, Vehicle Research
How to Use Police Vehicle Tests

The agencies that test new model-year, pursuit-rated vehicles offer complementary evaluations and differing methodologies that give them equal weight among...
Categories: Hybrids, Operations, Suppliers, Vehicle Research
Double Cab Now Available for Hino 195 Diesel & 195h Hybrid

Hino’s 195h diesel-electric hybrid also won the American Truck Dealers Association’s (ATD) 2013 Medium-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year award based on...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
The Compact Van Strikes Back

After a four-year “resting period,” the compact van is back, alive and well, and offering even more options than ever.
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
All-New 2014 Toyota Tundra

The all-new Tundra was styled, engineered, and assembled in the U.S. It features a new chiseled exterior styling and all-new interior design. New for 2014...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Cabovers Gain Popularity in Medium-Duty Truck Fleets

When deciding between a cabover engine truck or a conventional truck, fleets are seeing some advantage to the cabover, but still lean toward the...
Categories: Maintenance, Operations, Utility Fleet, Vehicle Research
How to Avoid Running a Truck Until its Wheels 'Fall Off'

Truck lifecycles can be calculated to the mile and the dollar. This can help fleets replace vehicles at the optimal moment.
Categories: Remarketing, Technology
Q&A: FLD's Remarketing Technology

Delray Beach, Fla.-based FLD has made a name for itself as providing high-tech solutions for its clients. For the past 33 years, it has been spearheading...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Toyota Corolla Gets Expressive New Design for 2014-MY

The 2014-MY Corolla features a number of updates both under and around the hood. Among the compact sedan's styling updates are a new exterior, a larger,...
Categories: Operations
New Tool Aids Fuel Purchasing Decisions

FleetAdvance from Comdata allows fleets to find lower-priced fueling stations, set fuel price thresholds and track fuel savings in real time.
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Toyota Highlander: More Room Where Needed

Because Highlander owners demanded more space, the OEM responded by giving its midsize SUV a true third row of seating and a 34% boost in rear-end cargo volume.
Categories: Telematics
Telematics Case Study: Reporting Mileage

Borets-Weatherford needed a more accurate way to report to the State of Texas the total miles driven and gallons purchased in order to maintain its...
Categories: Telematics
Telematics Case Study: Lowering Vehicle Costs

Dunn Lumber's vehicle costs were too high, so it needed to find a way to bring them down. The company also sought visibility into where its assets were at...
Categories: Telematics
Telematics Case Study: DOT Compliance

Golden Flake Snack Foods wanted to develop a cost-effective way to ensure that the drivers of its 32 transport trucks followed strict new Department of...
Categories: Telematics
Telematics Case Study: GPS Tracking

TERS implemented a telematics solution that allows the company to view the position of the vehicles, their travel speed, and any traffic issues.

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