Ford's 2019 Transit Connect compact cargo van is adding a diesel engine option, fleet model that can be easily converted to run on gaseous fuel, and array of driver-assisting features to reduce accidents for commercial users, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
March 6, 2018
Chad Edmondson provides strategic management and oversight of nearly 10,000 assets nationwide.
December 29, 2017
For many vocational truck fleets, price is the key factor when selecting the type of replacement tire. As shown in the past, when replacement tire prices increase, the retread industry benefits since retreads are significantly cheaper.
November 6, 2017
David Hughes, long-time director, corporate safety & fleet management at Graybar, retired on June 1. Succeeding Hughes as the new director, corporate safety and fleet management at Graybar is Keith Bailey, who assumed the position in May.
July 6, 2017
OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck fleet more ergonomic is to proactively identify and rectify potential issues.
April 4, 2017
Michele Bartlett, Ford’s general manager of commercial and government fleet sales, discusses the outlook for 2017.
April 1, 2017
Brandon Morris was named fleet account executive of telecommunications for Adrian Steel. He assumed this position in May, and will be based in Centennial, Colo.
June 2, 2016
Upfitting a truck chassis to perform a specific task requires planning and coordination among suppliers, fleet managers and end users.
March 8, 2016
Lou Wall was named maintenance manager at Jack Cooper Transport, one of the nation's largest car-hauling fleets.
December 16, 2015
Although the largest operating cost continues to be fuel, the No. 1 challenge facing medium-duty truck fleets is cost containment. There is always pressure to reduce costs, but management is exerting even more pressure than in recent years.
November 27, 2015
In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu and badged as Chevrolets.
June 15, 2015
Although GE Capital Fleet Services has had strong annual revenue growth and a significant product development agenda, its upcoming sale is part of a larger strategic plan by its parent company to focus on its core industrial businesses.
April 17, 2015
The forecast is for Class 3-4 truck sales in CY-2015 to remain strong. Many fleets are increasing order volumes, moving away from past slow replacement schedules. The debut of 2015 products promises to further stimulate growth.
October 31, 2014
There is ongoing upward pressure on operating costs for medium-duty truck fleets. Most medium-duty trucks are used in regional and local applications.
April 3, 2013