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Bright Ideas Energize Fleet Management

From acquisition to remarketing, a compilation of best ideas in managing successful, cost-effective, and efficient fleets is presented.

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Medium-Duty Operating Costs Increase in 2008-CY

The biggest factor behind the spike in medium-duty operating costs was the increase in diesel prices, which jumped 32 percent from the then-historical high in 2007. Other factors included increased labor rates and higher taxes.

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ROUSH Introduces Propane-Powered F-250/F-350

After the successful launch of the propane-powered F-150, ROUSH is introducing a liquid-propane conversion for the F-250 and F-350.

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Hybrid Large Trucks: the Road to Viability

Through the support of WestStart-CALSTART’s Hybrid Truck Users Forum, 13 utility fleets became early adopters of medium- and heavy-duty hybrid truck technology. Fleet managers report substantial fuel savings and few maintenance issues, though greater production is needed to drive premiums down.

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New Work Engines of Tomorrow

From hybrids to electric vehicles, it is important to have the right fuel to drive down fuel costs.

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Ford & Smith Collaborate on All-Electric Vehicles

Ford and UK-based Smith Electric Vehicles have launched two vehicles based on a Ford chassis. A zero-emissions light-duty van and medium-duty truck are expected to begin U.S. manufacturing by the end of 2008.

Through a wireless vehicle management system, BLS Trucking can track vehicle locations, forestall vehicle theft, and reduce idling times.

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Telematics Cuts 200-Truck Fleet Annual Fuel Spend by Nearly $200K

The wireless system helps a lumber transport company prevent unauthorized use, decrease idling time, and avoid maintenance problems.

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Freightliner M2e Hybrid Gets Down to Business

With improved fuel economy, lower emissions, extended brake wear, and reduced idle time, Freightliner’s Business Class M2e Hybrid offers fleets a “clean” way to get the job done.

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Can Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Work for Your Fleet?

With environmental benefits, low operating costs, and application flexibility, NEVs may offer a viable alternative for your fleet. Yet there is much to consider before taking the leap to fully battery-powered vehicles.

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FedEx Implements Green Fleet Initiative

FedEx’s diverse environmental efforts range throughout its operation, with commercial hybrids dominating the company’s attention.

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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