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Time Capsule: 1956 Ford 600 Fuel Truck

Time Capsule: 1956 Ford 600 Fuel Truck

Today's fuel trucks are a marvel of engineering, and they were no less so more than half-a-century ago as this 1956 Blufire Oil Co. truck upfitted by the Auto Truck Group attests.

November 25, 2014

GM Seeks to Revitalize Mid-Size Pickup Market

GM Seeks to Revitalize Mid-Size Pickup Market

After largely disappearing for several years, GM hopes to connect fleets with its mid-size truck offerings. The Colorado Work Truck trim is specifically designed with fleets in mind.

November 4, 2014

Time Capsule: 1920s Edwin F. Daniels & Co. Truck Auto Car
Time Capsule: 1909 Coca-Cola Delivery Truck
2015-MY Trucks are Upping the Performance Ante

2015-MY Trucks are Upping the Performance Ante

For the 2015 model-year, fleets will continue to have a wide range of truck types to choose from to meet their specific vehicle needs. Among the trends for the upcoming model year are increased towing and payload capacities and more fuel efficiency.

September 2, 2014

Time Capsule: GAZ ZIS-5V

Time Capsule: GAZ ZIS-5V

Recently the GAZ Group marked the 70th anniversary of its first production truck at its Ural Vehicle Plant. On July 8, 1944, the first military version of ZIS-5V vehicle was delivered from the production line of the Plant.

August 7, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1911 Franklin Commercial Truck

Time Capsule: Circa 1911 Franklin Commercial Truck

As this circa 1911 advertisement shows, OEMs have been highlighting the benefits of efficiency and reliability. Other issues touched on in the advertisement sound surprisingly modern, including TCO, maintenance, concerns about depreciation, and an emphasis on safety.

July 31, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1918 Dodge Tire Service Truck

Time Capsule: Circa 1918 Dodge Tire Service Truck

Automotive services are not a new phenomenon as this circa 1918 Dodge service truck attests. The truck was operated by Peter Dziadik's Tire Shop in Peekskill, N.Y., from about 1918 to the late 1920s.

July 24, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1954 RCA Victor Truck

Time Capsule: Circa 1954 RCA Victor Truck

The 1950s was period of prosperity for the country following Depression era of the 1930s and the war years of the 1940s. By the middle-1950s, U.S. consumers had returned to pursuing leisure activities as evidenced by this circa 1954 RCA Victor truck.

July 10, 2014

Time Capsule: Alkire-Naylor Cigar Co. Fleet Truck Circa 1913
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon Denali

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon Denali

It was "over the river and through the woods" for automotive journalists who recently had a chance to put the new, MY-2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon Denali models to the test.

June 16, 2014

Chevrolet Re-enters Mid-Size Pickup Market with Colorado

Chevrolet Re-enters Mid-Size Pickup Market with Colorado

There will be three configurations of the 2015 Colorado — an extended-cab model with a 6-foot bed, a crew cab with a 5-foot bed, and a crew cab with a 6-foot bed. For fleet and commercial customers, Chevrolet is also planning to offer a rear-seat delete and box-delete version.

January 7, 2014

Ram ProMaster Arrives on the Scene

Ram ProMaster Arrives on the Scene

The long-awaited Ram ProMaster has arrived. Fleets will have a choice of 14 base configurations, which have the ability to be upfit for a variety of vocational needs.

January 2, 2014

2015-MY Colorado Will Have Work Truck Option
2013 Green Fleet Conference is a Hit with Attendees
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