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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.

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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.

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25 Ways to Save Fuel in Medium-Duty Trucks

From the equipment you spec and maintain to the fuel you buy to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

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Upgrading Refuse Fleets to CNG: Three Considerations Beyond Economics

Refuse fleets are one of the fastest growing markets for compressed natural gas, primarily because of the significant fuel cost savings that can be realized. The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute offers these key factors refuse fleets need to examine when considering upgrading to CNG.

The Obama Adminstration is calling for a 10- to 20-percent reduction in fuel consumption and GHG emissions, depending on vehicle type, beginning in model year 2014 and running through 2018. During President Barack Obama’s Jan, 28, 2014, State of the Union address transportation and energy security were themes. (PHOTO: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Impact of New Higher Fuel Standard Proposed by the Obama Administration

Fleet managers will see an increase in acquisition cost, which could cause many to wait before diving into new fuel technology headfirst.

As vehicle fuel economy becomes increasingly important to both consumers and fleet managers, the upcoming CAFE standards are requiring manufacturers to take a very close look at how they can impact these numbers.

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Understanding the Upcoming Truck CAFE Standards

Following the successful adoption and implementation of the National Program for greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel economy standards for 2012-2016 model-year vehicles, the federal government is stepping up the program’s goals.

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