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Trump's EPA Orders Revision of Fuel Economy Rules

The Trump administration began the process of revising Obama-era fuel economy standards for vehicle manufacturers today, and announced it may revoke California's waiver that allows that state to set its own emissions rules.

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Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

Fleet managers should stay current with new developments in the auto industry but stay grounded in reality to keep their fleets efficient and prepared for the future.

Two Trend Lines Impacting Tomorrow’s Commercial Fleets

There are a multitude of trends that will impact tomorrow’s fleets. In this blog, I will focus on just two trend lines — technology and governmental mandates. Here's what I foresee.

Preparing Your Fleet to Meet Rising Market Trends

Plan ahead for the future and have discussions with your senior management about costs and what the future has in store for your fleet. While it looks like the cost of a gallon of gasoline may be going down, the cost of everything else is going to go up.

The Growing Divide

Americans (and fleet managers) love their trucks. Occasional spikes in oil prices aside, in most cases the American consumer and the American fleet driver want the biggest possible vehicle they can get their hands on.

Impact of New Higher Fuel Standard Proposed by the Obama Administration

Fleet managers will see an increase in acquisition cost, which could cause many to wait before diving into new fuel technology headfirst.

Understanding the Upcoming Truck CAFE Standards

Following the successful adoption and implementation of the National Program for greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel economy standards for 2012-2016 model-year vehicles, the federal government is stepping up the program’s goals.

Extending Vehicle Service Life Negatively Impacts Sustainability Goals

The long-term trend in vehicle cycling for commercial fleets has been a gradual increase in vehicle service lives. An increasing number of companies cut costs by extending vehicle replacement cycles so cash flow can be diverted to other expenditures. When extending vehicle cycles, the most significant (and uncertain) expense is the impact on the maintenance budget. Another argument against extended replacement cycling, albeit less vocalized, is the impact on corporate sustainability.

ARI Highlights Fleet Market Trends in 2014 Industry Outlook

ARI announced the release of its 2014 Industry Outlook, an annual publication that gives fleet managers tactical insight into the trends and opportunities that are expected to impact their fleet operations throughout the year.

Germany's Schaeffler Shows U.S. Customers How to Meet CAFE Goals

Schaeffler, a developer mobility solutions, will demonstrate its product innovations for engines, transmissions, and chassis applications during the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.