Two challenges facing fleets when ordering 2021-model vehicles are longer lead times and tight product availability, particularly with van and truck chassis. Constrained chassis availability was a top concern in CY-2020 and it has continued into 2021
January 7, 2021
Powered by a 5.3L V-8, generating 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, the engine is paired to a10-speed automatic transmission. It is ideal for off-road work applications and can transport an eight-person work crew with tools and equipment.
January 4, 2021
The 2020 model-year Bolt EV increases its driving range on a full charge to an EPA-estimated 259 miles, which is up by 21 miles over the previous model. In addition, there is an impressive array of driver-assistance technologies.
January 4, 2021
The 2021 Mazda3 is now available with a turbocharge 2.5L engine for its all-wheel-drive model. This offers fleets a new cost effective and fuel-efficient option when selecting a driver reward vehicle that is loaded with safety tech.
December 28, 2020
As OEMs design and manufacture their next-gen connected vehicles, there are concerns about disruptions to connectivity that potentially could prevent access to the cloud with the possibility of impacting some vehicle functions.
December 9, 2020
Fleet management is a very complex profession, and true industry education is learned from on-the-job experience.
December 3, 2020
The key to reducing asset variability is to involve user groups early on and to gain their buy-in by framing the asset simplification discussion as ways to enhance user productivity and safety, and creating cost efficiencies that contribute to P&L objectives.
November 23, 2020
The difference between the most and least efficient drivers is a 30% difference in fuel consumption. Fuel is a fleet’s No. 1 operating expense and the best way to control this expenditure is to modify driving behavior, which is the major variability influencing fuel consumption.
October 27, 2020
Extended replacement cycles for short-term capital expenditure savings often have the unintended consequence of resulting in greater long-term expenses.
October 26, 2020
The Silverado 3500 is attuned to key areas that are top of mind for drivers in the field, which includes a focus on ergonomics and other aspects that can improve productivity.
October 11, 2020
Managers of individual P&L (profit & losses) centers within an organization continue to have a tremendous influence over the way fleet policy is executed within their area of control. Fleet managers must partner with these stakeholders and give them latitude to influence fleet decisions to maximize the opportunity to achieve P&L objectives.
September 28, 2020
The best way to spec more ergonomic vehicles is by proactively identifying existing and potential issues and rectify them before they impact morale, or, in worst-case situations, result in injuries.
September 25, 2020
The proliferation of connected vehicle technology has created the capability to use vehicle-generated data in non-fleet-related business activities. Today, real-time telematics data is gaining a growing recognition as a valuable business intelligence (BI) tool for entities outside of fleet management to collect, integrate, and analyze business information.
September 14, 2020
COVID-19 has changed how fleets connect with each other but that doesn’t mean you have to give up the opportunity to grow, learn, and get better at managing your fleet.
August 27, 2020
One of the largest vocational fleet segments between the late 1940s and early 1960s was milk home-delivery fleets. It took 15 years for the milk home-delivery fleet segment to cycle from its peak to its near demise.
August 6, 2020