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Keeping HVAC and Plumbing Fleets On Track

Keeping HVAC and Plumbing Fleets On Track

Home service companies offer a wide menu of services. This can require vehicles with plenty of space for equipment, upfitting to keep supplies organized, and a system that helps the main office keep track of vehicles.

August 8, 2017

2017 Ford Super Duty: More Capability, Less Weight
Aluminum F-150 Designed for Repairability
Fleet Managers Get Insiders' Look at Ford F-150
Reinventing the F-150 Truck with Aluminum

Reinventing the F-150 Truck with Aluminum

The decision to lightweight the Ford F-150 with an aluminum body was not reached lightly, and numerous challenges faced the automaker in making this risky change to its best-selling pickup truck.

January 9, 2015

'Torturing' the New F-150

'Torturing' the New F-150

Aluminum is nothing new to the engineers at Ford. More than 20 years ago, the Dearborn, Mich.-based OEM began playing with the metalloid when it started the Aluminum Intensive Vehicle (AIV) program.

June 13, 2014

6 Questions About the 2015 Ford F-150

6 Questions About the 2015 Ford F-150

The truck's body is made of high-strength, military-­grade aluminum alloy, which Ford says will not only reduce weight but also improve payload, towing, and fuel efficiency.

March 28, 2014

Looking Toward the Future of Truck Bodies
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 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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