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The newest Kenworths in the construction firm’s fleet are T880s, like this multi-axle flatbed truck with a National 27-ton on-board crane. They carry and lift materials and mechanical equipment at heavy bridge and industrial projects, and engines run hydraulic pumps to operate the cranes. Thus idle-reduction isn’t always possible.

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Idle Reduction is Key for Ohio Construction Fleet

How do you save fuel in a work-truck and heavy-haul operation? “Leave the truck parked,” quips Wayne Queen, trucking yard manager at Kokosing Construction.

Shain Sproul, a rodeo rider and farmer, washes his three-quarter-ton diesel Nissan Titan XD. He uses his Titan truck to tow a 40-foot stock trailer for 10 horses. Photo by Keith Cizowski, Nissan North America.

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New Light-Duty Diesel Pickups Break the Mold

Several light-duty diesel pickups from Nissan, GM, and Ram seek market niches that defy traditional truck categories.

Even with low gasoline and diesel prices, the experts alladvised fleets to keep an eye on fuel costs. (SOURCE: WEX INC.)

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Tips for Controlling Fuel Costs

Fuel management is an area of fleet operations that fleet managers have to keep an eye on constantly. A variety of products and technologies are available to fleet managers that can help control this second-highest fleet cost.

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Diesel or Gasoline: Making the Right Decision

Gasoline- and diesel-powered trucks of all class sizes have their advantages and disadvantages in fleet operations. A combination of both could be the better option. How do you make the right decision for your fleet?

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Gas vs. Diesel: The Bad Investment Only Fleet Managers Know About

Choosing to purchase gasoline engines instead of diesel ones for Class 3-6 trucks may be an unpopular decision, but it’s the right one.

Judicious use of the accelerator can result in significant fuel savings. Photo via Wikipedia.

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Why Fleets Shouldn't Adopt Hypermiling Techniques

Hypermiling techniques can deliver impressive fuel economy and cost savings with lower fuel usage, but the driving techniques used by hypermiling hobbyists often run counter to a fleet's primary goal to increase safe driving and reduce higher-risk driving.

AMS Bowfishing uses diesel F-250 trucks to haul its fishing boats.

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Bowfishing Company's Diesel F-250s Go Cross-Country

This Wisconsin-based bowfishing manufacturer has found diesel-powered trucks give that extra power needed when towing up to 5,000 pounds — including a boat, equipment and fish — while traveling across the country.

Clark County, Wash.’s fleet of Ford F-550 models (similar to above) improved routing for fuel gains. (PHOTO: Ford Motor Co.)

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Finding More Miles in Today's Fuels

Even with falling gasoline prices, fleets need to monitor and measure fuel use by drivers. Many of the techniques to increase mileage and, consequently, productivity are tried and true, but there are still new ideas to explore.

Photo via Mitsubishi.

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Forecast of Operating Costs for Medium-Duty Trucks in CY-2015

The operating cost forecast for medium-duty trucks is stable for the upcoming calendar year, with fuel economy and cost reduction the top concerns.

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Do Anti-Idling Technologies Work?

Four fleets share their experiences with anti-idling devices on patrol cars and trucks — and their plans for the future.

The Fuel Management channel offers news, articles, tools and company profiles on one of the most important issues facing fleet managers. Examine the latest on managing fuel costs, trends and forecasts and learn best practices from experts in the fleet industry.

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