Excessive engine idling doesn’t just consume fuel, it also creates engine hours, which depending on the OEM, are used to determine when the powertrain warranty expires. Also, high engine hours in low-mileage vehicles can create potential pitfalls that inadvertently voids warranty compliance. Some fleets don’t realize this and are surprised when they are denied coverage, thinking the vehicle is within the warranty mileage parameters or has followed the OEM's recommended maintenance schedule.
As it builds out its delivery fleet, Amazon is moving toward using a battery-electric delivery vehicle produced by Rivian Automotive, a Plymouth, Mich., manufacturer who earned media plaudits when it showed its first two vehicles at the L.A. Auto Show in November.
The business mileage reimbursement rate for 2019 increased 3.5 cents to 58 cents on Jan. 1 after two years of minimal change, the Internal Revenue Service announced late last year.
The bigger frame, powered by a 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel with 910 lb.-ft. of torque that is mated to a 10-speed Allison transmission delivers a greater towing capacity than its predecessor models, well in excess of 30,000 pounds.
In its newly released series of 2018 disengagement reports, the California Department of Motor Vehicles found that Waymo had the fewest autonomous vehicle disengagements per mile last year and Apple had the most.
Uber launched a redesigned version of its fleet app for fleet owners in India, and is designed to help improve the management of vehicles and drivers in the country.
The city of Stockholm, Sweden, banned trucks from making deliveries at night to reduce noise levels. But a new pilot program will test quieter hybrid trucks for overnight deliveries to McDonald's restaurants in the area.
General Motors will invest $1.3 billion toward vehicle production in Brazil, an announcement that followed the automaker's tentative plans to invest more than $2.73 billion in the Brazilian market over the next several years.
Sharing the road with trucks and semi-trailer trucks can be very dangerous — especially as some semis weigh as much as 80,000 pounds.
Fleet drivers should follow these six tips when driving around big rigs.
The Propane Education & Research Council invites fleet owners and managers to take the Propane Autogas Tour for a chance to win a handful of prizes in the PERC booth at The Work Truck Show 2019.
The average sale price for used vehicles from fleet leasing consignors increased 1.9% to $12,706 in January from the prior month and 3.9% from January of 2018, according to Tom Kontos, KAR's chief economist.