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How to Balance Truck Application Against Resale

How to Balance Truck Application Against Resale

Your primary goal is to spec a truck to meet the intended job function, but how it is spec’ed has a direct bearing on future resale value. Therefore, it is similarly important to maintain a remarketing mindset when identifying specs.

March 14, 2018

Overt & Hidden Costs of Extending Truck Replacement

Overt & Hidden Costs of Extending Truck Replacement

Extending truck replacement cycling parameters beyond stated fleet policy is typically a short-term tactic used by senior management to solve a budgetary constraint; however, there are long-term fleet consequences to this strategy.

June 9, 2017

Ford's Bartlett Discusses Commercial Fleet Outlook
How to Maximize Truck Resale Values

How to Maximize Truck Resale Values

Regardless of the vocational application, companies are in the business of “manufacturing” used vehicles. Today’s new truck is tomorrow’s used truck. How you spec a truck has a direct bearing on its future resale value.

November 8, 2016

Isuzu Debuts 2018 Class 6 FTR Truck

Isuzu Debuts 2018 Class 6 FTR Truck

The FTR is the next generation medium-duty, low-cab-forward truck, with a smaller displacement, highly efficient four-cylinder engine. Isuzu foresees steady market growth in the medium-duty truck market at least through 2021.

April 25, 2016

Chevrolet Re-Enters Low-Cab Forward Market

Chevrolet Re-Enters Low-Cab Forward Market

In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu and badged as Chevrolets.

June 15, 2015

Top 10 Trends in Chassis-Mounted Auxiliary Equipment

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 sensors, and maximizing space using multi-function equipment.

May 26, 2015

Top Fleet Trends for Class 5-6 Trucks

Top Fleet Trends for Class 5-6 Trucks

The Class 5-6 truck market is very similar to the Class 3-4 market and shares many of the same trends. Among the key trends driving this market are fuel spend, downsizing, the growing receptivity to telematics devices, and funding.

November 3, 2014

The State of the Market for Class 3-4 Trucks, Vans

The State of the Market for Class 3-4 Trucks, Vans

The forecast is for Class 3-4 truck sales in CY-2015 to remain strong. Many fleets are increasing order volumes, moving away from past slow replacement schedules. The debut of 2015 products promises to further stimulate growth.

October 31, 2014

Double Cab Now Available for Hino 195 Diesel & 195h Hybrid

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 criteria such as driver visibility, maneuverability, and fuel economy.

November 8, 2013

Mitsubishi Fuso 'Reinvents' its FE/FG Cabover Series

Mitsubishi Fuso 'Reinvents' its FE/FG Cabover Series

The 2012 Class 3, 4, and 5 cabovers are a completely new design; engineered to provide both performance and fuel economy. One innovation is the use of a dual clutch automated manual transmission, a first for commercial trucks.

January 1, 2012

Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

Medium-duty truck sales have declined sharply, as have resale values, due to the recession and the slowdown in new construction. Many fleets are extending service lives, which threatens to increase future maintenance costs.

August 10, 2009

Medium-Duty Operating Costs Increase in 2008-CY

The biggest factor behind the spike in medium-duty operating costs was the increase in diesel prices, which jumped 32 percent from the then-historical high in 2007. Other factors included increased labor rates and higher taxes.

April 22, 2009

Operating Expenses for Medium-Duty Trucks Increase

Operating Expenses for Medium-Duty Trucks Increase

The high cost of fuel was the key reason for increased operating expenses. The spike in fuel prices also contributed to the higher cost of replacement tires and, indirectly, to higher maintenance expenses.

March 1, 2007

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