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Assessing the Ford F-150 Hybrid for Fleets

Assessing the Ford F-150 Hybrid for Fleets

Our test of the new F-150 PowerBoost netted an extraordinary 19.2 average mpg with a 1,732-lb. payload and 25.1 mpg without. Adding PowerBoost’s 12,700 lbs. of max towing, is it blasphemy to finally turn our backs on diesel for true work applications?

January 4, 2021

Low Demand Flattens Fuel Prices in 2020

Low Demand Flattens Fuel Prices in 2020

The largest fleet operating expense is fuel, which traditionally represents approximately 60% of all operating costs. However, the decreased miles driven by fleets during the pandemic was the No. 1 factor contributing to keeping fuel costs flat in 2020.

November 3, 2020

Containing Fuel Spend Is a Top Fleet Focus Despite Price Stability
How to Find the Best Fleet Fuel Card

How to Find the Best Fleet Fuel Card

Fleet fuel cards reduce costs by alerting when drivers pump expensive fuel grades to displaying gallons pumped vs. tank capacity. Read to find out how to find the best provider.

August 30, 2019

Q&A: WEX CEO Smith on Fleet Fuel Business
How Fleets Are Reducing Fuel Spend

How Fleets Are Reducing Fuel Spend

Fleets continue to use tried and true methods to curb fuel spend, but as technologies evolve and new trends arise, staying on top of new developments in the industry becomes essential as well.

April 29, 2019

Finding Extra Fuel Economy Through Telematics
Strategies to Reduce Fuel Spend

Strategies to Reduce Fuel Spend

Companies are spec’ing selectors to take advantage of more fuel-efficient vehicle technologies, such as higher-speed transmissions, turbocharged smaller displacement drivetrains, and, when possible, downsizing to a smaller vehicle.

November 30, 2018

WEX Delves Deeper Into Fueling Data

WEX Delves Deeper Into Fueling Data

The fuel card specialist is looking for ways to reduce data overload for fleet managers as it deepens its expertise through acquisitions and an expansion.

November 14, 2018

Controlling Fuel Costs as Gas Prices Rise

Controlling Fuel Costs as Gas Prices Rise

The cost of gasoline has been on the rise this year. These higher gas prices could pose a direct threat to a fleet’s overall costs. Implementing technologies and considering alternative fuel vehicles could help curb costs.

July 5, 2018

How Fuel Fraud Affects the Fleet Industry
Stable Fuel Spend Keeps Lid on Overall Operating Costs

Stable Fuel Spend Keeps Lid on Overall Operating Costs

The stability of fuel pricing has been the No. 1 factor contributing to keeping operating costs flat in calendar-year 2017. Since fuel makes up the largest portion of fleet operating costs, it has helped keep a lid on overall fleet spend.

November 1, 2017

Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

October 19, 2017

Types of Driver Reimbursement

Types of Driver Reimbursement

There are four types of driver reimbursement models: IRS business mileage reimbursement rate, a fixed allowance, the Fixed and Variable Reimbursement Rate (FAVR), and a hybrid model that uses the FAVR guidelines but delivers the driver payment in a cents-per-mile model.

May 4, 2017

Driver Reimbursement Perks and Pitfalls

Driver Reimbursement Perks and Pitfalls

While fleets typically gravitate toward company provided models, there are legitimate reasons they might want to consider utilizing a reimbursement program. However, there are a number of caveats fleets should consider.

May 4, 2017

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.