The Number 1 Resource for Vocational Truck Fleets

Work Truck Online News

Photo of Ford Transit by Vince Taroc.

Ford Records Best Van Sales Month in 14 Years

Ford sold more vans in January than any other January since 2001 on the strength of its new 2015 Transit full-size van and redesigned Transit Connect compact van, Ford announced.

ARI Publishes Annual Industry Outlook

ARI has released its 2015 Industry Outlook, an annual publication produced by the company's Strategic Consulting team which highlights the key trends and opportunities that North American fleets should anticipate and prepare for in the coming year, the fleet management company announced.

Photo courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov.

Obama Proposes NHTSA Funding Boost for Recall Probes

President Barack Obama has proposed a funding increase for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would boost the agency's funding by 9 percent to expand investigations into vehicle safety defects.

Yokohama Makes Leadership Changes

Several organizational changes were made within Yokohama Tire Corporation announced Takaharu Fushimi, CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America.

International Workstar 4x4 with Cummins ISB6.7. Photo: Tom Berg

WorkStar Available With Cummins Diesel

LAS VEGAS -- The International WorkStar vocational truck is now available with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine, officials announced at the World of Concrete.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Post-Snowstorm Vehicle Prep

This week’s tip focuses on safety measures that fleet drivers can take before they hit the road after a snowstorm. AAA provides helpful advice.

Average Diesel Cost Falls to Near 5-Year Low

The average cost of on-highway diesel continues falling in most of the country, declining another 3.5 cents over the past week.

Will the President's budget force real conversation on the state of the nation's roads and bridges? Photo by Deborah Lockridge

Obama Ups the Ante on Highway Spending

President Obama has proposed $478 billion in spending on transportation infrastructure over the next six years in his $4 trillion budget proposal.

All-New Fleet Technology Expo Set for August

Replacing Green Fleet Conference & Expo traditionally held in October, the first annual Fleet Technology Expo is for all fleet types looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies.

Photo courtesy of Daimler.

Freightliner Expands Propane Autogas SG2 Applications

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. has begun offering additional configurations of its S2G propane autogas vocational work truck, including a box truck recently provided to a California delivery fleet.

This illustration from the American Gas Association's 2014 Playbook, shows that gasoline prices rely on crude oil by 70 percent.

Oil Price Volatility Makes Case For NGVs

With the price of oil being highly unpredictable it only makes sense for commercial and government fleets to choose natural gas-powered vehicles, according to NGVAmerica President Matt Godlewski.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Gold Miner Adds First 2015 F-150 Fleet Trucks

Barrick Gold Corp. has begun acquiring Ford's aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup trucks for its Nevada gold mining operation. Barrick has placed an initial order for 35 leased pickups and plans to eventually add several hundred to its work truck fleet.

Brake Parts Finalizes Acquisition of OE Quality Friction Inc.

The purchase by Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI) of the assets of OE Quality Friction Inc. (OEQF) was finalized ahead of schedule on January 28.

Southeast Utility Hit with $3.6M Verdict in Collision Trial

A couple was recently awarded $3.6 million by a Gwinnett County, Ga. jury after a major Southeast utility's truck rear-ended their car in 2010.

Graphs courtesy of Utilimarc.

Report Compares Half-Ton Pickup Costs, Uses in Utility Fleets

A report from Utilimarc looking at more than 5,500 half-ton pickups from the company’s utility clients, compares operating costs, average miles driven, acquisition costs and repairs of 4x2 versus 4x4 half-ton pickups.

VIA TRUX (Photo: Via Motors)

Diesel-Electric Most Popular Hybrid Trucks By 2023

Penetration rates in the overall market for commercial vehicles are anticipated to remain low, according to a new report from Navigant Research that analyzes the global market for commercial vehicles that use electric drive technology.

First Place for Third Grade - Meredith Ostos

Texas Coloring Contest Draws 'Bucky' the Bucket Truck

Four area school children were recently selected as the winners of NBU’s annual SAFEhaven in Schools “Draw Bucky” contest.

Photo via Ringling College of Art + Design.

How Does Your Salary Compare to the Industry?

Every two years, Automotive Fleet conducts a salary survey of fleet managers to find out what the average salary is for the fleet manager position. See how you compare with your peers.

Mitchell 1 Shop Management Workshop Date

Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s first Shop Management Workshop, April 30-May 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

Business Customer Satisfaction Improves for Electric Utilities

Business customer satisfaction with their electric utility has hit its highest mark since 2009, based primarily on a substantial year-over-year increase in satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study.

Photo of Freightliner M2 106 courtesy of Daimler.

Freightliner's New M2 106 Options Now Available

Commercial buyers can now order one of four new option packages for Freightliner's Class 6/7 M2 106 truck that were introduced at the 2014 Work Truck Show, Freightliner Trucks announced.

Photo: Nissan

Cummins Two-Stage Turbocharger Debuts on Nissan Titan XD

When the covers were pulled off the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup at the 2015 North American International Auto Show earlier this month, ti was also the debut of the all-new Cummins 5.0L V-8 Turbo Diesel engine.

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt's Model 320 Hits Production Record

Peterbilt’s low-cab forward Model 320 reached record production in 2014 with more than 1,600 trucks built, a 12 percent year-over-year increase, Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced.

Photo of vehicle wrap courtesy of JMR Graphics.

Vehicle Wraps Offer Better Value Than TV, Radio Ads

Vinyl vehicle wraps provide fleets greater marketing punch at a cost that's much less than radio or TV ads and billboards, according to new data from the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA).

Photo by Bidgee via Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Senate Begins Work on Highway Bill

The U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee has launched its effort to draft a new highway bill with vows to work out political differences in order to restore the health of the nation’s infrastructure.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing Experts

The expert, Merchants Experts, will answer your questions

View All
Sponsored by

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal cabinet department of the U.S. government.

Read more