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Connectivity Disruptions to Cloud Services Emerge as a Potential Fleet Concern
Asset Simplification vs. Asset Standardization

Asset Simplification vs. Asset Standardization

The key to reducing asset variability is to involve user groups early on and to gain their buy-in by framing the asset simplification discussion as ways to enhance user productivity and safety, and creating cost efficiencies that contribute to P&L objectives.

November 23, 2020

Ford’s Strategy to Increase Commercial Vehicle Sales with End-to-End Services
Unpopular Flat-Rate Compensation Contributes to Shortage of Repair Techs
COVID-19 Offers Opportunity to Make a Dent in the Technician Shortage

COVID-19 Offers Opportunity to Make a Dent in the Technician Shortage

Now is when the fleet industry should be proactively identifying these future technicians. The fleet industry has a window to tap into this idled labor pool, who will look attractive to other industries experiencing labor shortages leading to increased competition to recruit this talent.

April 2, 2020

Fleet Policies & Procedures to Minimize COVID-19 Contagion
In Memoriam: Dealer, Fleet Leasing Pioneer Joe Holman
Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.

December 13, 2019

Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges

Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges

The robust economy is creating record numbers of new jobs and a subsequent labor shortage that is being exacerbated by the large wave of Baby Boomer retirements, but some see uncertainty of future market conditions.

December 11, 2019

Ford's 2020 Explorer: Enhanced Fleet Capabilities

Ford's 2020 Explorer: Enhanced Fleet Capabilities

Redesigned from the ground up, the 2020 Explorer’s RWD architecture offers improved on- and off-road abilities and increased towing capacity. When powered by the 3.0L EcoBoost engine, it is the most powerful Explorer ever.

July 19, 2019

Q&A: Ford's New Fleet Director

Q&A: Ford's New Fleet Director

Mark Buzzell is no stranger to fleet. As the prior president and CEO of Ford of Canada, one of his key responsibilities was managing its Canadian fleet business. Buzzell understands fleet and recognizes its importance to Ford.

March 27, 2019

2019 Ford Transit Connect

2019 Ford Transit Connect

The 2019 Ford Transit Connect is available in either a cargo or passenger configuration and in short- or long-wheelbase models. The 2019 model can be ordered with a new 2.0L I-4 gasoline engine, optional 1.5L turbodiesel, or fleet-only 2.5L I-4.

March 25, 2019

New 2019 Ram HD Increases Torque, Towing & Payload

New 2019 Ram HD Increases Torque, Towing & Payload

FCA introduced a muscular Ram HD that can generate 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque from the all-new 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel. In addition, the Ram HD has a maximum payload of 7,680 pounds and towing capability of 35,100 pounds.

February 20, 2019

2020 GMC Sierra HD

2020 GMC Sierra HD

The bigger frame, powered by a 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel with 910 lb.-ft. of torque that is mated to a 10-speed Allison transmission delivers a greater towing capacity than its predecessor models, well in excess of 30,000 pounds.

February 15, 2019

Ford’s 2020 Super Duty Adds V-8, 10-Speed

Ford’s 2020 Super Duty Adds V-8, 10-Speed

The new 2020 F-Series Super Duty will include a new 7.3L V-8 gasoline engine, a third-generation 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V-8 engine, and the standard 6.2L V-8. In addition, there is an all-new 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission available across all three Super Duty engine offerings.

February 5, 2019