December 2018

Cover Story

2018 Fleet Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 beat out 47 other trucks to earn the 2018 Fleet Truck of the Year award for the second year in a row.


Fuel Prices Increase Fleet Operating Costs

Gasoline and diesel fuel prices have been gradually, but steadily increasing over the past 12...

Higher fuel pricing has been the No. 1 factor contributing to higher operating costs in calendar-year 2018. Since fuel makes up the largest portion of fleet operating costs, it has strongly contributed to the increase in total fleet spend.


Strategies to Reduce Fuel Spend

More fleets are spec’ing their vehicle selectors to take advantage of fuel-efficient...

Companies are spec’ing selectors to take advantage of more fuel-efficient vehicle technologies, such as higher-speed transmissions, turbocharged smaller displacement drivetrains, and, when possible, downsizing to a smaller vehicle.


2018 Fleet Car of the Year: Ford Fusion

Ford has made several new additions to the latest Fusion including a new suite of standard...

The latest iteration of the Ford Fusion includes a suite of new safety features that are standard across the board. The plug-in hybrid variation also includes a longer electric-only driving range.