Overloading can have serious consequences for truck fleets ranging from accidents to increased maintenance costs to DOT citations. Make sure fleet trucks are properly spec’d and that drivers avoid “pack-ratting” tools and other supplies.
Google and a growing number of automakers are making big bets that self-driving vehicle technology is the future of transportation and have been incorporating various levels of autonomous driving capabilities in their latest products.
Fleet managers must consider a wide range of options when deciding on converting their truck fleet to natural gas.
Rightsizing a fleet, whether it means reducing the number of vehicles or transitioning to smaller, more fuel-efficient models, can create resentment and frustration among drivers, causing them to resist the initiative.
Innovative, new technologies and advances in engineering are creating lighter, stronger, and more fuel-efficient truck bodies than ever before.
New developments, technologies, and trends in hybrid-electric, medium-duty trucks could give fleet managers the incentive they need to take a closer look at how hybrid options could help reduce overall costs.
After a four-year “resting period,” the compact van is back, alive and well, and offering even more options than ever.
Making a mistake in the design, material selection, and maintenance of vehicle graphics can project the wrong impression and be costly in the long run.
The primary reasons to buy a liftgate include reducing the risk of injury and the ability to increase efficiency and productivity. However, there are several points to remember when considering available options.
Experts share their advice on how fleet managers can most effectively manage an upfit “crisis” and get things back on track.
Upfitting can be an involved process, but it can be broken down into seven factors to maximize productivity and benefit the company’s bottom line.
Incorrectly spec’ing a refrigerated truck can be costly to both a fleet and a company’s clients. Knowing what mistakes to avoid when spec’ing can go a long way to impacting the bottom line and increasing company business.
While it is tempting to adopt a “more-the-merrier” approach to vehicle spec’ing, fewer specs can actually offer more options, netting happier drivers and fewer administrative headaches.
To determine whether an extended warranty is right for your fleet, review vehicle
usage, lifecycles, and replacement policies.
Fleet managers need a clearly written policy that is uniformly enforced and supported by senior management to cut incidents of distracted driving by employee drivers.