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Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

This special report over five articles provides an in-depth examination of 2021 operating cost trends for fuel spend, scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, replacement tire prices, PM spend, warranty recovery, and a forecast of CY2022 expenses.

November 1, 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

A variety of factors converged to exert upward pressure on preventive maintenance costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability, the ongoing transition to synthetic oils, and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.

November 1, 2021

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021
The Future is Now: Upcoming Hybrid and Electric Trucks and Vans
Assessing the Ford F-150 Hybrid for Fleets

Assessing the Ford F-150 Hybrid for Fleets

Our test of the new F-150 PowerBoost netted an extraordinary 19.2 average mpg with a 1,732-lb. payload and 25.1 mpg without. Adding PowerBoost’s 12,700 lbs. of max towing, is it blasphemy to finally turn our backs on diesel for true work applications?

January 4, 2021

XL Adds Fully Electric Platform to 'Product Roadmap'

XL Adds Fully Electric Platform to 'Product Roadmap'

Eric Foellmer says XL's plan is to continue supplementing the electrification strategy of the OEMs, which includes its present hybrid and plug-in hybrid systems and eventually an all-electric system.

August 5, 2019

Commentary: Trucking’s Many Paths to Saving the Planet
The Colorful 100-Year History of Cummins
Quick Spin: Dana’s Electrified Truck Powertrain
Driving Hyliion’s 6X4HE Hybrid Electric System
Electric Axle Offers Fuel Savings for Long-Haul Operations
Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

October 19, 2017

Electric Trucks: Zap in the Pan?

Electric Trucks: Zap in the Pan?

Electric trucks are coming to market on the strength of their lack of tailpipe emissions. But can trucking get over the cost, weight, and range hurdles?

September 18, 2017

Commentary: Will Electric Trucks Charge Ahead?

Commentary: Will Electric Trucks Charge Ahead?

They are already here in small numbers, and several P&D fleets...are aggressively evaluating their performance today. So what does the future hold for electric trucks? Senior Editor Jack Roberts writes in his June column.

June 26, 2017

Nikola One: Disruptive Technology?

Nikola One: Disruptive Technology?

If its hydrogen fuel cell-electric powertrain proves workable and reliable, it could replace traditional diesel trucks

January 17, 2017

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