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Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Latest Trends in Vocational Truck Fleet Applications

Right-sizing and downsizing, use of alternative fuels, and the increased use of fleet management companies are a few of the current trends seen in the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/147562/latest-trends-in-vocational-truck-fleet-applications
Categories: Vehicle Research
2021 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Ballot Open

Voting is NOW OPEN for Work Truck's annual Medium-Duty Truck of the year award.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10130418/2021-medium-duty-truck-of-the-year-ballot-open
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Ram Chassis Cab Named 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Work Truck magazine named the Class 4 and 5 Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cab its 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/147339/ram-chassis-cab-named-2011-medium-duty-truck-of-the-year
Categories: Operations
Trends in Fleet Composition 1990 - 2012

The total number of fleet vehicles operated by company fleets showed some growth, some shrinkage, and a lot of change.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/148193/trends-in-fleet-composition-1990-2012
Categories: Electric
Frito-Lay & Smith Electrify Medium -Duty Trucks

As the seventh largest private fleet in the U.S., operating approximately 22,000 vehicles, Frito-Lay is incorporating medium-duty electric box trucks into...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/155475/frito-lay-smith-electrify-medium-duty-trucks
Categories: Operations, Upfitting
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...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/152858/vocational-truck-fleets-use-innovation-to-get-the-job-done
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Accident Management Costs Continue Modest Increases

Accident costs saw a modest increase in 2014 vs. 2013 figures, with the percentage of preventable accidents remaining mostly flat, according to Element...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156243/accident-management-costs-continue-modest-increases
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Leasing
ROUSH CleanTech Goes Electric

ROUSH CleanTech is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery-electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California.  

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10128998/roush-cleantech-goes-electric
Categories: Vehicle Research
Medium-Duty Work Trucks for 2021 [Photos]

When fleets need a little more cargo space and a little more power, they turn to the Class 3-7 truck segment, also often referenced as medium-duty.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10127320/medium-duty-work-trucks-for-2021-photos

Today’s fleet managers are pressured to keep doing more with less, while saving their companies money year-over-year, and, at the same time, ensuring that...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/159435/driven-to-continuous-improvement
Categories: Legal/Legislative

Navistar filed a lawsuit on July 5 against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleging that the Agency allows competitors to circumvent 2010...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/158524/navistar-files-another-suit-against-epa
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Commercial Trucks that Fit the CORE Need

EarthCruiser, known for its extreme-duty overland vehicles, is entering the commercial vehicle market in a big and beefy way, capable of getting equipment...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10125183/commercial-trucks-that-fit-the-core-need
Categories: Operations, Suppliers, Vehicle Research
Drones are Delivering the Future

Drones are popping up everywhere, including in package delivery fleets. Workhorse Group is currently in the testing phase with its drones for use with the...

https://www.businessfleet.com/156791/drones-are-delivering-the-future
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Upfitting, Utility Fleet, Vehicle Research
Innovative Truck and Van Upfits

Rarely does one-size-fit-all in vehicle spec’ing and truck and van upfits are case-in-point. Manufacturers work to stay one step ahead of fleet needs with...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/156892/innovative-truck-and-van-upfits
Categories: Fuel, Fuel Smarts
Diesel Prices Start to Dip

Overall national average diesel fuel prices for the U.S. are $3.05 per gallon, dropping about $0.02 from last week and $0.34 compared to 2018.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/342332/diesel-prices-start-to-dip
Categories: Operations
Charging Deductibles for Preventable Accidents

Fleet managers have a tough decision to make: whether or not to charge drivers the cost of a deductible should an accident occur.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/156328/charging-deductibles-for-preventable-accidents
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Q&A: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's President

Three years have passed since ICTA named its first American president. During that time a new truck has launched and the truckmaker has continued to build...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/337684/qa-isuzu-commercial-truck-of-americas-president
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford Adds F-600 to Super Duty Chassis Cab Lineup

Ford's new F-600 Super Duty chassis cab fills the slot between the F-550 and F-650 work trucks.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/326066/ford-launches-all-new-f-600-super-duty
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Automotive Legend Lee Iacocca Passes Away

Lee Iacocca, who led Chrysler out of near bankruptcy by introducing the K-car platform, has died. The automotive icon, 94, died of natural causes.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/335477/automotive-legend-lee-iococca-passes-away
Categories: Operations
Pacific Northwest NAFA Holds Meeting at World of Speed

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of The NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) held its chapter meeting September 10 at the World of Speed Museum in...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/131660/fleet-management-chapter-holds-meeting-at-world-of-speed
Categories: Operations
Avery Dennison Reveals Vehicle Wrap Visualizer

The Online Visualizer Tool from Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, developed in partnership with xix3D, allows decision makers, shops, and installers to...

https://www.businessfleet.com/332090/avery-dennison-reveals-vehicle-wrap-visualizer
Categories: Operations
Avery Dennison Reveals Vehicle Wrap Visualizer

The Online Visualizer Tool from Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, developed in partnership with xix3D, allows decision makers, shops, and installers to...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/332090/avery-dennison-reveals-vehicle-wrap-visualizer
Categories: Operations

Taking a global look at the industry after more than 35 years involved in the fleet management side, Hardesty enjoys a challenge (and a good laugh).

https://www.worktruckonline.com/328173/women-in-fleet-meet-jlls-sheri-hardesty
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Solving Medium-Duty Upfitting Challenges

The number of available options, combined with getting exactly what is needed for your fleet, can be daunting at best. But, with some homework and research...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/157477/solving-medium-duty-upfitting-challenges
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
2014 Fleet Truck of the Year: Ford F-150

The iconic pickup truck was named by fleet managers from across all industries and fleet sizes as this year's top truck.

https://www.businessfleet.com/155813/2014-fleet-truck-of-the-year-ford-f-150
Categories: Biofuels, Fuel, Fuel Smarts
Everything You Need to Know About Renewable Diesel

A cleaner burning, next-generation synthetic fuel, renewable diesel use and demand is growing.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/320806/everything-you-need-to-know-about-renewable-diesel
Categories: Products, Upfitting
2020 Upfit Product Showcase

Modern day work trucks and vans need modern solutions. Top truck and van upfitters share their newest and greatest upfit options.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10120885/2020-upfit-product-showcase
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Technology and The Tire

Technology has increased a modern truck tire’s useful life, overall fuel efficiency, and rolling resistance as well as helped reduce failures.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/344178/technology-the-tire
Categories: Fleet Management, Suppliers, Telematics
Teletrac Navman TN360: Turn Data into Decisions

Teletrac Navman just released its latest and greatest solution: TN360. Work Truck magazine was given a sneak peek into the new solution before it was...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10124225/teletrac-navman-tn360-turn-data-into-decisions
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Chevrolet Debuts Three Medium-Duty Trucks

Chevrolet is squarely back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with the unveiling of three Silverado HD chassis cab trucks — the 4500HD, 5500HD, and...

https://www.businessfleet.com/278911/chevrolet-debuts-three-medium-duty-trucks
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.government-fleet.com/157654/tips-for-reducing-truck-acquisition-costs
Categories: Operations
Managing Lifecycles for Medium-Duty Trucks

The larger trucks feature special considerations including upfitting, lead times, and increased acquisition costs.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/352885/managing-lifecycles-for-medium-duty-trucks
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Impact of the Heavy-Duty Truck Shortage

There is currently more demand than supply for heavy-duty trucks, which is impacting several vocational fleet industries including retail and food service.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/306561/impact-of-the-heavy-duty-truck-shortage
Categories: Operations, Telematics, Vehicle Research
Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Construction

Construction fleets differ from other vocational fleets due to the types of equipment utilized, the heavier wear-and-tear put on assets, and...

https://www.businessfleet.com/157545/telematics-in-vocational-truck-fleets-construction

While your resolutions at home may be to hit the gym and lay off the cheeseburgers or finally take that trip to Maui, work resolutions can be goal-oriented...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/159857/turn-resolutions-into-goals
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations
Green Transportation Summit Focuses on Renewability

Held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center May 21-23, 2019, in Tacoma, Wash., the Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) educated close to 400...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/332424/green-transportation-summit-focuses-on-renewability-1
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.businessfleet.com/157796/versatile-vans-available-in-2018
Categories: Maintenance, Safety
Accident Costs Go Up...Up...Up

A stressful environment surrounds fleet, and increased accident management costs are contributing to fleet manager anxiety.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/148218/accident-costs-go-up-up-up
Categories: Operations
Pacific Northwest NAFA Holds Meeting at World of Speed

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of The NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) held its chapter meeting September 10 at the World of Speed Museum in...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/131660/fleet-management-chapter-holds-meeting-at-world-of-speed
Categories: Operations

With a matter-of-fact, no-nonsense personality, Lee Pierce of Weatherford International is driven by data and bottom-line results.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/314507/women-in-fleet-weatherfords-lee-pierce
2019 Nissan Frontier

The 2019 Nissan Frontier fits like a glove in tighter, urban settings and features a choice of standard and long wheelbases to accommodate tight fits or...

https://www.businessfleet.com/335276/first-drive-2019-nissan-frontier
Categories: Operations

2010 saw an overall increase in fleet manager salaries over 2008 numbers, with the Pacific and Western Sun Belt regions reporting the highest overall salaries.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/147254/33-of-fleet-managers-earn-more-than-100k-per-year
Categories: Operations
2013 NAFA I&E in Atlantic City

Motivational and educational, this year’s Institute & Expo changed its date-pattern to the weekdays, introduced new educational tracks, and had four keynote...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/152862/2013-nafa-ie-in-atlantic-city
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Hybrids, Suppliers
UPS Goes Green With Workhorse

UPS purchased 125 new technology hybrid-electric delivery trucks manufactured by Workhorse Group Inc., as part of a broader program to deploy...

https://www.chargedfleet.com/156584/ups-goes-green-with-workhorse
Categories: Operations, Suppliers, 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.automotive-fleet.com/157723/roundup-of-class-1-7-trucks-for-2018
Categories: Operations
IARA Names New President

Jeannie Chiaromonte, VP and national remarketing manager for Bank of America, was named president of the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance...

https://www.vehicleremarket.com/131065/iara-names-new-president
Categories: Leasing, Operations, Vehicle Research

Need a Laugh? These “Strange, but True” stories were sent to Automotive Fleet by fleet managers, drivers, and fleet management companies. Have a strange,...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/146351/strange-but-true-10
Categories: Green Fleet
Charlottesville Goes 'Green'

A city initiative to become more environmentally responsible prompted the Charlottesville Fire Department to pilot-test a Ford Escape Hybrid as an emergency...

https://www.businessfleet.com/145852/charlottesville-goes-green
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Products, Vehicle Research
Ford Talks Electric F-Series

In a press conference in Detroit, Jim Farley, group vice president for marketing and sales at Ford, made a big announcement, stating that the automaker...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/323276/ford-talks-electric-f-series
Categories: Operations, Telematics
Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Field Service

Telematics can help field service fleets with dispatching, asset and personnel productivity, customer satisfaction, and more.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/157549/telematics-in-vocational-truck-fleets-field-service


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