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Fleets Sound Off on Electrification, Fuel Management, and Remarketing

Fleets Sound Off on Electrification, Fuel Management, and Remarketing

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

Balancing the Need for CO2 Reduction Without TCO Increases

Balancing the Need for CO2 Reduction Without TCO Increases

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

Deep Dive Analysis of the 2022-Model Ford E-Transit

Deep Dive Analysis of the 2022-Model Ford E-Transit

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

Sustainability Inertia: The Fear of Getting Ahead of the Curve
Corporate Fleet Electric Vehicle Acquisition Strategies

Corporate Fleet Electric Vehicle Acquisition Strategies

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

Uncertainty and Product Availability Constrain Fleet Sustainability Initiatives
EV100 Global Initiative to Accelerate Transition to EVs

EV100 Global Initiative to Accelerate Transition to EVs

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

GM Expands Silverado/Sierra Bi-Fuel CNG Availability

GM Expands Silverado/Sierra Bi-Fuel CNG Availability

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 All-New Kenworth T880 Multi-Purpose Vocational Truck

The All-New Kenworth T880 Multi-Purpose Vocational Truck

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

Modifying Driver Behavior: The 'Last Mile' in Greening a Fleet

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

State of the Commercial Fleet Market in 2013

State of the Commercial Fleet Market in 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

Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

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's New Vehicle Innovation Center Part of a Global Initiative

GE's New Vehicle Innovation Center Part of a Global Initiative

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

Top 5 Challenges Facing Commercial Fleets

Top 5 Challenges Facing Commercial Fleets

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

The 'Greening' of Kenworth

The 'Greening' of Kenworth

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

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