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.
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.
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.
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 environment.
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, advanced high-strength steel, plastic composites, and carbon fiber.