Automotive Fleet views itself as a facilitator to provide a platform for different voices from the industry to sound-off on today’s challenges. This regular column is designed to encourage discourse for fleet professionals to let their voices be heard to their peers and other industry professionals. Here is what is top of mind for fleet professionals concerning vehicle remarketing, electrification, and fuel management.
July 25, 2021
Sustainability is a corporate imperative at many companies, but there continue to be stumbling blocks such as budgetary constraints, persisting concerns about EV driving ranges, and limitations to the recharging and EV service infrastructure.
May 3, 2021
The E-Transit is available in eight body-style configurations, including cargo van, chassis cab, and cutaway versions, with three roof heights and three body lengths. The E-Transit cargo area is the same as the current gasoline-powered Transit van.
December 16, 2020
Corporate sustainability initiatives continue to be a strong trend at many companies, but are tempered by the limited product availability of zero-emission vehicles capable of fulfilling a cross-section of fleet applications.
January 9, 2020
Despite limitations in some fleet applications, most companies are open to the idea of adopting electric vehicles (EV) to make their fleet operations more sustainable by reducing their carbon footprint and reducing GHG emissions.
July 18, 2019
Corporate sustainability initiatives continue to be strong, but this strategy is tempered by infrastructure constraints and the limited availability of low- or no-emission OEM-built vehicles capable of fulfilling varied fleet applications.
April 25, 2018
Globally, over half of all registered vehicles are owned by businesses. Driving electric vehicle utilization among businesses can play a large role in accelerating the adoption rate of electric vehicles for everyone worldwide.
April 25, 2018
The bi-fuel system automatically switches to gasoline when the CNG tank is empty, or drivers can manually switch between fuel sources while driving. The 6.0L V-8 engine features hardened valves and intake/exhaust valve seats.
September 23, 2014
The Kenworth T880 is especially suited for a variety of vocational fleet applications, including dump, mixer, refuse, and heavy-haul applications. The Kenworth T880 comes standard with the 12.9L PACCAR MX-13 engine.
March 11, 2014
If you are constrained by equipment limitations, the “last mile” to achieving corporate sustainability objectives is modifying driver behavior. This is possibly the greatest opportunity available to fleet managers in greening their fleets.
May 10, 2013
The most recent run-up in fuel prices and its ongoing price volatility is the top challenge facing fleet managers. Other ongoing issues are cost-control, sustainability, and minimizing liability exposure, such as distracted driving.
April 3, 2013
The top challenge facing truck fleets continues to be managing fuel spend. Other challenges include rightsizing, rising tire costs, remarketing, and improving fleet efficiency. An emerging trend is the shift to lighter-weight upfits.
March 14, 2013
GE took the next step in its long-term commitment to accelerate the use of alternative-fuel vehicles by opening a Vehicle Innovation Center at the headquarters of GE Capital Fleet Services. A second center opens in Germany later this year.
August 2, 2012
In a survey of commercial fleet managers, the top challenges in 2012 will be fleet cost-reduction mandates, fuel price volatility, difficulty greening fleets, fleet safety, and increasing driver productivity.
January 20, 2012
Factors stimulating fleet interest in CNG- and LNG-powered trucks include higher diesel prices, stringent environmental rules, and corporate sustainability initiatives. Currently, there are 112,000 natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the U.S., and the number is growing.
November 3, 2011