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New diesel emissions technologies, as well as upcoming greenhouse gas 2014 compliant engines, are anticipated to increase maintenance costs. The Latest Trends in Medium-Duty Truck Maintenance

By Sean Lyden

How current and future challenges are affecting medium-duty fleets.

The 2015-MY Colorado will be available in three configurations. The chassis for the North American version of the truck is 40-percent lighter than the global model. 2015-MY Colorado Will Have Work Truck Option

By Chris Wolski

The all-new Colorado will feature a rear-seat delete and box-delete version specifically aimed at commercial fleets.

Using the right lightweight material for the right job can help a fleet operate more effectively and efficiently. 6 Questions to Consider When Evaluating Lightweight Materials for Truck Upfits

By Staff

While lightweight materials have many benefits, fleet managers should pause and consider if they’re the right fit before spec’ing them.

Measuring Hours vs. Miles in Medium-Duty Truck Performance

By Lauren Fletcher

To achieve the most accurate insight into the wear-and-tear on a vehicle, fleet managers need to review all performance measurements.

6 Ways to Save on Fuel with Medium-Duty Truck Specs

By Sean Lyden

Achieving optimum fuel economy could be as simple as refreshing the fleet’s medium-duty truck specs. A small variation in fuel consumption can make a big difference.

The Class 6 K270 and Class 7 K370 are cabover trucks used for pickup and delivery, towing, refrigerated van, roll-off, and landscape applications. Kenworth Offers a Complete Medium-Duty Lineup

By Lauren Fletcher

With seven models, three gasoline engine options, and three alternative-fuel options, Kenworth is aiming for the medium-duty market.

The new 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel is among today’s most advanced diesel engines. Its emissions are 60-percent less than those produced by diesel powertrains 25 years ago. 2014 Ram 1500 Features New 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel

By Mike Antich

The small displacement 3.0L EcoDiesel engine offers V-6 capability with lower CO2 emissions, while the 240-hp turbo-diesel mated to the 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic enhances fuel economy and range.

The illustration depicts a Xantrex inverter/charger installed on a utility/work truck. It takes store battery power and converts it to AC power. 7 Factors to Consider When Installing a Power Inverter

By Xantrex Industry Education Team

Inverters can help provide an extra measure of creature comfort for truck drivers. But, there are concerns about potential damage to a truck’s electrical system. Here are seven points to keep in mind.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
It is Critical to Get Out of Your Office to Assess Vehicle Usage Issues

By Mike Antich
Many view fleet management as being a desk job, but it is more than that. When trouble-shooting fleet problems, such as increased costs for a particular user group, it is important to identify the root cause, which often requires on-site visual inspection of fleet assets and how they are being utilized.

Why the Fleet Manager Should be the Gatekeeper to Procurement

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Turn Resolutions into Goals

By Lauren Fletcher
While your resolutions at home may be to hit the gym and lay off the cheeseburgers or finally take that trip to Maui, work resolutions can be goal-oriented to help your fleet be as safe and successful as possible.

Getting Creative with Fuel Budgets & Technology

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
2017 VW Golf Alltrack SEL

By Chris Brown
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a Golf SportWagen, but brawnier, with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive as standard.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic

By Chris Wolski

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Five Unpredictions for 2017

By Sherb Brown
We may not be able to predict the future here at Automotive Fleet, but we can confidently predict that 2017 will be very interesting.

Fleet Success Comes From Sticking to Just the Facts

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown
We asked over 750 fleet professionals questions about the prevalence of each provider in the market and their brand recognition.

How Fleet Size Dictates Telematics Needs

By Dylan Brown

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