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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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Blog

Market Trends

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

By Mike Antich
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.

Human Nature Prone to Take Advantage of Docile Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
When a Supplier Goes Under

By Lauren Fletcher
What happens when your supplier goes out of business? How does this impact your current business operations? What happens if something breaks, needs maintenance, or you have questions?

The Benefits of an Automaker Test Drive

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

By Dylan Brown
The advantages of tracking driver spending can't be overstated, as the data provided can help fleet managers assess if drivers are efficiently purchasing fuel, as well as identify high-performing vehicles and drivers who can serve as examples to the rest of the fleet.

Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown

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