The batteries in hybrid vehicles today are based on nickel-metal hydride technology. They last a long time, but not forever. Here is what to do when the battery in a hybrid dies.
Engines are getting lighter and more fuel efficient and vehicles overall are lighter & more aerodynamic. Here is a look at some of the offerings for the 2009 model-year.
With good fuel economy ratings, a 100,000-mile, seven-year zero-deductible limited powertrain warranty and new incentives, Suzuki is ready to make a splash in fleet.
Hybrid systems, E85 and biodiesel capability, and active fuel management are available separately or together on a number of different vehicles.
A significant amount of research has been conducted to support the development of more fuel-efficient vehicles. Here is a look at a few of the directions GM is taking.
Tresca Brothers uses lively paint schemes and public service posters to brighten and attract attention to its ready-mix delivery trucks.
GM & Chrysler introduce new two-mode hybrid systems in their full-sized SUVs. From city driving to hauling heavy loads, the systems provide optimum gearing for any purpose.
Medium-duty trucks tend to be used for short-haul, stop-and-go delivery, and trash hauling service, all ideal for hybrid technology. Eaton Corp. has teamed with several manufacturers to develop the trucks.
Adding tiny RFID tags to incoming and outgoing cargo in trucks can
help the driver and the distribution office keep track of items.
A new 14,200-lb. GVWR G-Van diesel cutaway chassis expands the platform’s capabilities in the commercial market. Potential uses include commercial trucks, ambulances, and shuttle buses.
Urban package delivery routes usually include lots of stops and starts, but require relatively little long-range driving. Purolator Courier is developing the Quicksider EV, an electric green solution.
At last fall’s online discussion, presented by Bobit Business Media, industry experts discussed the benefits and difficulties of taking a fleet green.
Through careful use and regular PM maintenance, Los Angeles County Fire Station 92 has gotten 337,000 miles of service out of Squad Truck 592, which was still running strong when the F-350 crew cab was retired.
When the job requires being up high or having to pick up a heavy item off the ground, lift trucks, crane trucks, and bucket trucks make it far easier and safer to get the work done without muscle strain or worse hazards.
As you plan your fleet selector, new, more fuel-efficient and safer models are available in every vehicle segment.