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The Fleet Manager's Guide to Comparing Fuel Economy

Vehicles 8,500-lbs. GVWR or more are exempt from federal fuel economy requirements, making it more challenging to project fuel economy for vehicles such as 3/4-and 1-ton pickups, vans, and medium-duty trucks.

How to Determine a Truck’s Maximum Net Payload

With increased upfitting of trucks to specific job applications, fleet managers may have a more difficult time selecting the right chassis to handle the load. A simple formula can help avoid this difficulty.

Top 10 Steps to Developing Better Chassis Specifications

The ultimate goal in chassis specification is a vehicle that’s right for its intended application. An orderly approach to the process begins with identifying upfitting requirements, performance criteria, and design constraints.

The Medium-Duty Powertrain Puzzle: Putting Together the Pieces

Many factors must be considered before purchasing a medium-duty truck, including matching the right engine and transmission options to the correct drive/rear-axle ratio. Determining the truck’s application and driver’s skill level should help ease the process.

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