Work Truck is the No. 1 resource for vocational work truck, van, and SUV fleet managers. We are the first and last place you need to look for all things fleet. Work Truck’s exclusive and expert-written feature articles are sure to focus on a topic or angle new to you or that provides some helpful refreshers.
This year, fleet managers were quite interesting in spec’ing, truck tires, and fueling options.
The following are the most read Work Truck articles in 2020:
- DOT Mandates May Apply When Using Trailers. Extra weight from trailer add-ons may push otherwise underweight vehicles over the DOT-exempt weight limit. By Joe Bohn
- How to Determine Tire Load Ratings. Tire load ratings must be followed when selecting a tire and wheel package. The tire must safely support a given amount of vehicle weight. If the load rating is insufficient, the tire may become overheated and can self-destruct. By Mike Mavrigan
- All About Truck Tires: Load Ratings, Sizes & More. Tires are more than “where the rubber meets the road,” and understanding sizes, load ratings, why ply no longer matters, and more is important for today’s fleet managers. By Lauren Fletcher
- Calculating Commercial Vehicle Weight Distribution & Payload Made Easy. Axle capacities are limited either by the axle capacity or the legal weight limits, whichever is lower. Performing a weight distribution analysis can achieve the proper axle loadings before a truck is built. By Richard Toner
- Pros & Cons: Diesel vs. Gas in Class 3-4 Trucks. Choosing between gasoline- or diesel-powered trucks requires striking the right balance between performance, fuel efficiency, and budget. By Work Truck Staff
- Have Traffic Violations Disqualified Your CDL Driver(s)? A CDL holder may be disqualified, if convicted of certain violations, while operating any vehicle. It is important to remember that violations that occur in a driver’s personal vehicle could also result in the loss of a CDL. By Mike Butsch
- Re-rating GVWR: Why and How it's Done. Sometimes, it is not in a fleet’s best interests to have a vehicle at a given GVWR. Changing the GVWR to a special value can be done, but the process is complicated. By Paul Dexler
- Pros & Cons: Biodiesel vs. Diesel. Produced from vegetable oils, the clean-burning biodiesel can be used in conventional engines with few, if any, modifications and is distributed through existing infrastructures. By Sean Lyden
- 9 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Spec’ing Liftgates for Medium-Duty Trucks. Spec’ing the right liftgate for an application can be challenging. Here are helpful suggestions to ensure the right liftgate is spec’d for the job. By Work Truck Staff
- 10 Factors in Spec’ing Drive-Axle Ratios for Medium-Duty Trucks. There is a wide range of drive-axle ratios for medium-duty trucks. Considering drive-axle ratio impacts a truck’s top-end speed, load-pulling ability, and overall fuel economy, fleet managers must choose carefully. By Sean Lyden