Questions linger regarding the reliability and serviceability of the new powertrain’s emissions systems. However, the technology isn’t all that new; with a proven history of reliability, it is designed to minimally impact drivers and serviceability.
Idling is a common concern for fleets trying to manage fuel consumption. With the help of the right anti-idling program, fleet managers can decrease fuel use and regulate fuel budgets.
While tires are depreciating equipment, fleet managers can control how fast tire value drops. The best way is to write, communicate, and enforce a tire management and maintenance program.
Use of biodiesel is set to dramatically expand as production and availability rise. However, fleets are advised to stay within manufacturer recommendations when fueling new-model vehicles with the alternative fuel.
Nearly all this year’s medium-duty Class 3-6 commercial vehicles provide upgraded braking systems and/or new brake-related features and options.