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Shell Debuts Fuel-Efficient Starship Concept Truck

Shell and Airflow Truck Company have debuted the full-size version of the company’s Starship Project truck - a concept Class 8 truck that maximizes fuel efficiency using a combination of custom and currently available technologies.

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2017-MY Buying Inclinations Point to Stable Order Year

The majority of commercial fleets report they will acquire approximately the same number of vehicles in the 2017 model-year as they did in the preceding year. However, energy-sector fleets signal decreased new-vehicle orders.

Derive, Meineke Offer Fuel Efficiency System, Service

Derive Systems, a vehicle software company that specializes in engine calibration, and Meineke, an auto repair company, have formed a working partnership. Derive will provide the solution, and Meineke the service and training needed by fleets.

How to Combat Driver Complacency Caused by Lower Fuel Prices

The prolonged drop in fuel prices shows no signs of abating in the foreseeable future, which is positive since lower prices are making a dent in overall fleet fuel expenditures. However, there is the risk that prolonged lower prices will result in driver complacency to being energy conscious with less focus on fuel-efficient driving.

2016 Buying Forecast for Commercial Fleets

Fleet ordering for the 2016 model-year is forecast to be flat compared to the prior model-year. Many fleets have “caught up” with replacing aging vehicles due to extended services during the post-recession model-years slowdown in new-vehicle purchases.

How Targeting Inefficient Fleets Leads to Big Gains

Q&A with Fleet Technology Expo's opening keynote speaker Ian Wright. He's one of the founders of Tesla Motors but these days he is setting aside luxury electric cars to tackle a much larger problem: How to make medium-duty trucks more efficient.

Sustainability: A Proven Way to Reduce Fleet Operating Costs

There is a cost efficiency component to green fleet initiatives that not only helps meet sustainability goals, but also reduces operating costs by decreasing fuel consumption.

Developing a Driverless Vehicle

Google and a growing number of automakers are making big bets that self-driving vehicle technology is the future of transportation and have been incorporating various levels of autonomous driving capabilities in their latest products.

Diesel Reboot

Faced with tightening corporate average fuel economy standards in the U.S., automakers have turned to a new generation of cleaner burning diesel passenger cars and SUVs to help them meet the new regulations.

USA's Fleet Market Conditions in 2014

There is ongoing pressure to contain fleet costs due to corporate cost-cutting initiatives. Pressure for spend reductions is occurring at all levels within corporations, and fleet operations is simply another department mandated to cut costs. Reducing fleet costs is a constant, never-ending struggle for all fleet managers.