Fleet managers have a number of simple tools and techniques they can use to cut fuel use. Many of them can be implemented with little to no cost, and will reap large rewards.
Overloading can have serious consequences for truck fleets ranging from accidents to increased maintenance costs to DOT citations. Make sure fleet trucks are properly spec’d and that drivers avoid “pack-ratting” tools and other supplies.
Fleet managers must consider a wide range of options when deciding on converting their truck fleet to natural gas.
Innovative, new technologies and advances in engineering are creating lighter, stronger, and more fuel-efficient truck bodies than ever before.
New developments, technologies, and trends in hybrid-electric, medium-duty trucks could give fleet managers the incentive they need to take a closer look at how hybrid options could help reduce overall costs.
Promoting a fleet safety policy involves keeping drivers informed and engaged. The key to success is communication.
After a four-year “resting period,” the compact van is back, alive and well, and offering even more options than ever.
Making a mistake in the design, material selection, and maintenance of vehicle graphics can project the wrong impression and be costly in the long run.
Work with fleet-minded dealers, plan out vehicle needs as far in advance as possible, and be flexible to avoid time-consuming hassles and higher vehicle costs.
The primary reasons to buy a liftgate include reducing the risk of injury and the ability to increase efficiency and productivity. However, there are several points to remember when considering available options.
Experts share their advice on how fleet managers can most effectively manage an upfit “crisis” and get things back on track.
Incorrectly spec’ing a refrigerated truck can be costly to both a fleet and a company’s clients. Knowing what mistakes to avoid when spec’ing can go a long way to impacting the bottom line and increasing company business.
While it is tempting to adopt a “more-the-merrier” approach to vehicle spec’ing, fewer specs can actually offer more options, netting happier drivers and fewer administrative headaches.
To determine whether an extended warranty is right for your fleet, review vehicle
usage, lifecycles, and replacement policies.
Rightsizing is more than simply utilizing smaller displacement engines or vehicle downsizing. It involves ensuring the optimal number of properly spec’ed vehicles are available for fleets to fulfill their mission.