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Propane may be a viable option for certain fleets looking for an alternative fuel source. While converting a vehicle to a propane system comes with a high initial cost, the system may come with reduced lifecycle costs over the course of that vehicle's life.

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10 Trends: Vocational Work Trucks Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership for vocational truck fleets is trending upward, primarily due to higher fuel prices, increased maintenance costs due to higher labor rates and parts prices, and commodity-driven increases in tire prices.

Designing a Truck for Total Cost of Ownership

Spec’ing and maintaining trucks for the best total cost of ownership is a tricky balancing act to master. Achieving the optimal total cost of ownership means weighing the benefits of every spec on a truck.

Why Large Fleets Resist Electric Vehicles

Higher-revenue companies with vehicle fleets listed three major barriers that are keeping them from more widely adopting battery-electric vehicles even though they have identified an appetite for the benefits that go with them, according to a new survey from UPS and GreenBiz.

Diesel Vans Beat Gasoline Models in Total Ownership Cost

Diesel-powered cargo vans are providing fleet buyers with a lower total cost of ownership than gasoline models, while many diesel-powered trucks aren't recouping the higher acquisition cost, according to a Vincentric analysis.

Fleet Operations, Finance Departments Not Seeing Eye to Eye

Corporate finance departments and fleet managers bring different perspectives to priorities such as vehicle acquisition, cost reduction measures, and maintenance and repair that can create obstacles such as "a significant lack of communication," according to a new survey from Fleet Advantage.