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July 23, 2017

Spec’ing Today’s Trucks to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs

When you spec truck assets today, many of these vehicles will be in service for 10 to 15 years or longer. While these assets are adequate for today’s business, will this still be true 10 to 15 years from now? This is an important question because some fleet managers tend to focus on today’s needs and neglect the long-term considerations as to how job requirements may evolve in the future.

July 7, 2017

Truck Orders Fall for the Quarter, Up Big from Last Year

Truck orders in the heavy- and medium-duty segments fell in the second quarter of 2017, but are still much higher than they were a year ago, according to a report from ACT Research.

July 5, 2017

Truck Values Remain Stable

Volume-weighted, overall truck segment (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) values decreased by just 0.03% last week, better than the average decrease of 0.17% per week in the previous four weeks.

July 5, 2017

Growing Truck Penetration in Light-Duty Fleets Increases Risk of DOT Violations

Many light-duty fleets do not realize DOT regulations are triggered not only by GVW, but also by gross combination vehicle weight (GCVW) – the combined weight of the vehicle and the trailer. It doesn’t matter if you have a one-truck or a 500-truck fleet, you must be compliant with DOT rules. When the GCVW is 10,001 pounds or more, a vehicle is covered under DOT regs and must display a DOT number or it will be subject to a fine if pulled over by the police.

June 13, 2017

ROUSH CleanTech Offers Propane Autogas Medium-Duty Engine

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a medium-duty engine powered by a propane autogas that's 75% cleaner than the current emissions standard and has been approved for use by regulators, according to the company.

June 9, 2017

Diesel Extreme Fuel Additive

With one dose, Hot Shot's Diesel Extreme cleans out fuel tanks, lines, and injectors, removes moisture, boosts cetane, lubricates the fuel pump and injectors, neutralizes acid, and restores fuel economy and power back to the vehicle’s original performance.

June 9, 2017

Solving Medium-Duty Upfitting Challenges

The number of available options, combined with getting exactly what is needed for your fleet, can be daunting at best. But, with some homework and research doing the upfitting job right can be easier than it appears.

June 9, 2017

Overt & Hidden Costs of Extending Truck Replacement

Extending truck replacement cycling parameters beyond stated fleet policy is typically a short-term tactic used by senior management to solve a budgetary constraint; however, there are long-term fleet consequences to this strategy.

May 24, 2017

Medium-Duty Truck Resale Holding Up

Generally, medium-duty segments are holding up well, with cabovers and lighter GVW conventional trucks performing the best.

May 15, 2017

High-Torque Starters

PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme 12V and 24V starters – engineered to provide starting power for 12.0L to 40.0L engines – include a host of features to help reduce operating and maintenance costs and increase vehicle uptime, including high-torque, high-power designs, planetary gear reduction, rotatable flanges, soft start relays, and more.

May 5, 2017

BCA Medium-Duty Product Line

NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, announced the launch of the BCA’s medium-duty product line as an extension to its current wheel-end offering.

May 2, 2017

2018 Ford F-650, F-750 Receive Performance and Service Updates

Ford has updated its Class 6 to 7 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks with performance and service improvements for the 2018 model-year.

May 2, 2017

UPS to Deploy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck in California

UPS will begin using a medium-duty delivery truck that uses gaseous hydrogen to power an electric battery and motor in Sacramento, California, with an eye toward expanding use of the alternative fuel after a successful test.

April 27, 2017

Meritor Offers 13X Axle on International Trucks

Meritor has announced that its 13X single-drive axle will become standard equipment on the International DuraStar in July. The axle will also be available as an option on other International medium-duty trucks.

April 25, 2017

Productivity Gains Linked to In-House Maintenance

During a recent survey with trucking fleets, there was a strong indication that fleets with current maintenance capabilities can improve productivity by bringing additional work in house.

April 10, 2017

BYD Trucks Partners with Goodwill

BYD has joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and SF Goodwill on the launch of a new project that will bring 11 clean, zero-emission battery electric trucks to operate throughout the Bay Area communities.

April 4, 2017

Ford F-650/F-750 Repeats Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Win

The F-650/F-750 lineup includes Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab body styles, as well as straight-frame, kick-up frame Pro Loader, and a dedicated tractor model for special towing applications.

March 23, 2017

Wholesale Pricing and Volume Down for Medium-Duty Trucks at Start of Year

Medium-duty trucks at auction have had a shaky start to 2017, with both volume and pricing down compared to the same time last year, according to NADA Used Car Guide’s March 2017 Commercial Truck Guide Industry Update. However, with a boost in demand expected in the latter half of the year, medium-duty trucks should finish off this year in better shape than in 2016.

March 20, 2017

Avoid Repeating Past Inefficiencies: Build the Truck to Match Today’s Application

I asked one fleet manager how he spec’ed replacement trucks for his fleet application. He related that many years earlier an OEM rep spec’ed out his trucks and he has been using the same formula ever since. While this may work in some cases, specifications should be defined by today’s fleet application to ensure the replacement truck is designed to accommodate current operational requirements rather than trying to make your operation conform to trucks spec’ed for yesteryear’s requirements.

March 15, 2017

2017 Work Truck Show in Pictures

The 2017 Work Truck Show offers up an array of new trucks, engines, and other commercial vehicle announcements. The show runs from March 14 to 17 in Indianapolis. Read our coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, David Cullen, Lauren Fletcher, and courtesy of Blossman and NTEA.

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