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Ford Ranger Rides into the Sunset

Ford Ranger Rides into the Sunset

Several fleet management companies look ahead as Ford’s stalwart small pickup ceases production. There are options, but they depend on a number of factors.

March 1, 2012

Air Brakes or Hydraulic Brakes?

Air Brakes or Hydraulic Brakes?

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.

March 1, 2012

It's a Lightweight Material World

It's a Lightweight Material World

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.

January 1, 2012

Spec'ing Medium-Duty Powertrains for Optimum Performance
15-Point Checklist: How to Select the Right Pickup for the Job
The Fundamentals of Spec'ing Trucks for Towing
10 Factors in Spec’ing Drive-Axle Ratios for Medium-Duty Trucks
How to Spec Dump Bodies for Light- & Medium-Duty Trucks
20-Point Checklist: Spec’ing Flatbed Trucks

20-Point Checklist: Spec’ing Flatbed Trucks

While flatbeds may seem basic, there are several options to consider that impact cost, payload capacity, fuel economy, and crew productivity. Here are 20 points to consider.

January 1, 2011

7 Questions to Ask When Spec'ing a Service Body

7 Questions to Ask When Spec'ing a Service Body

Service technicians utilize a variety of tools and equipment that must be kept organized and within reach. With the multitude of available options, these seven questions will help narrow the field.

November 8, 2010

Selecting the Right Cargo Van for Your Fleet

Selecting the Right Cargo Van for Your Fleet

The same van specs used for the past 10 years might not match fleet requirements today. Several steps are outlined to ensure the best cargo van is selected for fleet needs.

November 8, 2010

21 Questions to Ask When Spec'ing Refrigerated Truck Bodies
6 Cost-Effective Strategies for Purchasing Stock Trucks
Is Carbon Fiber the Future of Truck Bodies?

Is Carbon Fiber the Future of Truck Bodies?

While cost remains an obstacle to widespread acceptance of carbon-body trucks, this lightweight, durable, and strong material can facilitate fleet vehicle downsizing, promote fuel-efficient engines, and help extend lifecycles.

July 7, 2010

Spec'ing Truck Bodies to Prevent Corrosion

Spec'ing Truck Bodies to Prevent Corrosion

Truck bodies rust in salt-laden environments, whether in coastal areas or regions that require road salts for de-icing. To lengthen truck body life — and help contain fleet costs — consider five factors in spec’ing bodies.

May 12, 2010

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