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Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

Medium-duty truck sales have declined sharply, as have resale values, due to the recession and the slowdown in new construction. Many fleets are extending service lives, which threatens to increase future maintenance costs.

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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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How to Select A Medium-Duty Truck Transmission

Determining the right transmission for work trucks is based not only on the truck application, but also the right combination of OEM product specifications, including horsepower and torque.

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Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Increase 5% in 2008

Replacement tire costs rose 5 percent and labor rates increased 3-4 percent in 2008-CY. Although extended OEM warranties protect powertrains against catastrophic failures, expanded maintenance requirements may increase cost.

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All About Medium-Duty Work Truck Engines

Defining exactly what a truck must do is the first step in spec’ing a medium-duty truck engine.

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Vehicle Graphics Do's, Dont's, and Advice

Utilized as advertisements or mobile billboards, vehicle graphics can give fleet vehicles an identity. The pros advise not to make designs too busy or complicated, and communicate needs and requirements clearly.

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Pros & Cons: Aluminum vs. FRP Van Bodies

Each material offers benefits and drawbacks. Aluminum may be less expensive, but fiberglass reinforced plywood (FRP) is sturdier. Evaluate your truck application to determine which factors matter most.

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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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Pros & Cons of Extending Replacement Policy

It has been “common wisdom” to replace fleet vehicles in relatively short cycles. Rising costs, however, have led fleet managers to consider lengthening replacement criteria. There are pros and cons to the practice.

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Cyclng Truck Bodies: Is It a Good or Bad Idea?

As the cost of truck bodies increases due to rising material costs, recycling bodies on new chassis can become more attractive. However, the cost of vehicle downtime to allow for remounting needs to be taken into account.

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How to Achieve Affordable Sustainability
Sustainability does not have to be hard or expensive to achieve. Stainless steel, reusable oil filters can deliver immediate cost savings while significantly cutting a fleet's carbon footprint.
Boost Your Fleet’s Fuel Efficiency by Optimizing Engine Software
Reduce your fleet’s fuel consumption and save on your fuel spend. Your fleet’s fuel use is a top concern for the bottom line. Retraining your drivers only helps so much. Derive uses proprietary software to make optimized, vehicle-specific adjustments that result in big savings.
The 5 Financial Challenges of In-House Maintenance
There are several hidden but real financial burdens that are often underestimated when companies set up their own fleet maintenance program. Discover how putting maintenance in the hands of an expert can lesson your financial risk while improving vehicle performance, safety, compliance, and reliability.

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