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November 1, 2017

Operating Costs Remain Flat for Fifth Consecutive Year

Fleet operating costs remained stable in CY-2017, primarily due to the lower volatility of fuel prices. But, there is upward pressure on maintenance labor rates and higher commodity prices that will impact the cost of replacement tires.

May 26, 2017

Crossovers Blurring Lines of Fuel Economy Analysis

The growing popularity of crossovers and their ambiguous classification has complicated the analyses of fuel efficiency trends and vehicle sales.

March 14, 2017

Eicher to Offer Light-, Medium-Duty Truck Line in Kuwait

Kuwait Automotive Imports Co. is producing Eicher Motors’ newest generation truck that fits the range of the light- and medium-duty truck segment.

February 10, 2017

2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport Makes First Appearance

Ram Truck is introducing a new color to its 1/2-ton Sport trim — Ram 1500 Copper Sport. The Copper Pearl color joins Ignition Orange as the second limited-edition offering of tints on the 2017 Ram 1500 Sport.

January 25, 2017

Achates Opposed-Piston Engine Targets 37 MPG for Pickups

The 2.7L demonstration engine will be integrated into a drivable prototype in 2018 and development engines will also be available for automakers.

December 14, 2016

XL Hybrids to Offer Plug-In Hybrid Half-Ton Pickup

XL Hybrids will offer a plug-in hybrid electric half-ton pickup truck that's expected to increase range by 50% and offer a significant reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions, the vehicle modifier announced.

December 1, 2016

Workhorse to Present Working Hybrid Pickup Concept

Workhorse Group Inc. will present a working concept truck of the W-15 plug-in hybrid electric pickup truck for fleet usage, at the ACT Expo conference from May 1 to 4 in Long Beach, Calif.

November 18, 2016

Operating Costs Flat for Fourth Consecutive Year

With fuel representing 60% of a fleet’s total operating costs, lower fuel prices are keeping overall fleet costs flat. Also, vehicle build quality is high, curbing maintenance costs, and lower commodity prices have stabilized tire prices.

November 2, 2016

October Fleet Sales Fall 10%

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets declined 10.8% to 48,024 units in October and reduced year-to-date sales to 3.4%.

October 14, 2016

Fleet Sales Fall 19% in September

Sales of vehicles from eight automakers to commercial fleets fell 19.6% to 40,657 units in September but remain solidly positive for the year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

September 2, 2016

Commercial Fleet Sales Fall 10% in August

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets fell 10% to 46,555 vehicles mostly due to a sharp drop in car sales, according to Automotive Fleet data.

August 29, 2016

Low-Profile Adapter for Light-Duty Vehicles

Stertil-Koni has introduced a new ALI certified, low-profile light truck adapter specifically engineered for a broad range of light-duty vehicles with minimal ground clearance, including pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans.

July 5, 2016

Fleet Sales Rise 8% in June

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufacturers increased 8% to 59,748 in June from year-ago levels.

June 1, 2016

Fleet Sales Increase 8.1% in May

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets increased 8.1% to 65,554 vehicles in May compared to a year ago with a double-digit increase in sales of passenger cars.

April 20, 2016

Putting Telematics Into Practice

As fleets are learning, telematics solutions are providing the tools to help solve operational challenges facing fleets of all sizes and types.

April 5, 2016

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Flat in 2016

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in March was 25.3 mpg — unchanged from the value that was revised for February.

April 1, 2016

Fleet Sales Increase 19% in March

Commercial sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers increased 19.9% to 73,752 units in March compared to a year ago, as trucks outpaced passenger cars by a wide margin, according to Automotive Fleet data.

March 3, 2016

Fleet Sales Spike 21% in February

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufacturers increased 21% to 58,867 units in February from a year ago on the strength of sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs.

January 26, 2016

Finding the Right Balance: Over-Spec’ing vs. Under-Spec’ing Trucks

Spec’ing a truck is a complicated process no matter where you are in the world. Building the right truck requires hundreds of decisions and choices – and each choice potentially impacts another. Where it gets tricky is finding the balance between over-spec’ing and under-spec’ing a truck, each with its own unique set of consequences.

January 15, 2016

JAC Signs Deal to Open Light-Duty Truck Plant in Algeria

In early January, representatives of China-based JAC and the Algerian government signed an agreement that will establish a light-duty truck KD plant in the African country.

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