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When Hybrid Batteries Die

When Hybrid Batteries Die

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.

April 1, 2009

2009-MY: What's Ahead for Fleets

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.

July 1, 2008

Suzuki: The Right Vehicles at the Right Time

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.

July 1, 2008

GM Offers Alt-Fuel Choices

Hybrid systems, E85 and biodiesel capability, and active fuel management are available separately or together on a number of different vehicles.

May 1, 2008

Truck Designs Produce a Concrete Winner
Two-Mode Hybrids Point to a New Direction

Two-Mode Hybrids Point to a New Direction

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.

April 1, 2008

Hybrid Technology Focus Moves to Medium Duty

Hybrid Technology Focus Moves to Medium Duty

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.

April 1, 2008

RFID Technology Can Help Manage Fleet Loads
GM Moves to Fill the Cutaway Gap

GM Moves to Fill the Cutaway Gap

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.

March 1, 2008

Fleet Webinar Explores Going Green

At last fall’s online discussion, presented by Bobit Business Media, industry experts discussed the benefits and difficulties of taking a fleet green.

January 1, 2008

Purolator Courier Goes 'Green' with New Electric Delivery Vehicle

A Long and Useful Life

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.

November 1, 2007

Getting a Lift

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.

September 1, 2007

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