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Fuel Management for Fleets

Fuel costs often claim the lion’s share of a fleet’s operating costs, so careful management of that spending can help improve the bottom line. Companies that specialize in managing fuel costs can help fleets keep a lid on fuel costs, and they said that their services can generate a significant return on the investment. read more...

NHTSA Testing Crash-Avoidance Systems

In-vehicle systems that alert a driver to an impending collision could become reality for every driver if a rule being considered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration becomes the law of the land. read more...

One-Click Deliveries

Running out for milk and bread is becoming a thing of the past as grocery delivery fleets are catering to consumers’ growing interest in having food delivered right to their doorsteps. read more...

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OEMs Prep Trucks for Service

Commercial truck manufacturers must account for the needs of numerous industries when deciding which options to offer, but standards that exist across applications help with those decisions, company representatives said. read more...

Demand Increases for Job-Site Service

Trucks built to service fleets and equipment working on remote, severe-duty job sites are seeing an increase in size, power and demand, equipment manufacturers and body builders said. read more...

Training Tomorrow’s Technicians

Among the most common gripes heard from commercial fleet managers is the difficulty finding qualified service technicians. And as trucks add equipment and technologies, the need to find good mechanics likely will increase. read more...

Truck Designs, Equipment Affect Spec’ing Options

The days of spec’ing a truck based on engine size and gross vehicle weight are long over, fleet and manufacturing executives said, as trucks have grown more complex and drivers have become more demanding. read more...

First Drive: GM’s New HD Pickups

Desert landscapes provided the backdrop for Truck Fleet Management’s first test-drive here of the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD, General Motors Co.’s entrants into the competitive and increasingly luxurious heavy-duty pickup market. read more...

World of Concrete 2014 Review

LAS VEGAS — A steadily increasing job market and recovery in housing are key factors pointing toward a strengthening construction sector, Ed Sullivan, chief economist with the Portland Cement Association, said Jan. 21 at the World of Concrete trade show here. read more...

Editorial: Do-It-All Trucks

Colder-than-usual temperatures and a healthy dose of the white stuff took their toll on roads, drivers and equipment this past winter. read more...

2014 Severe-Duty Trucks

New models and broader capabilities expand options for heavy-duty vocational market. read more...

Off-Road Tires Handle Rough Duty

Commercial fleets demand tires that can deliver everything from traction in wet, mountainous terrain to ruggedness for remote, gravel-strewn work sites. And if the product isn’t on the shelf, tire company executives said, customers demand that it be produced. read more...

Technologies Track Stolen Equipment

Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of equipment is stolen annually from construction sites, but technologies that track and locate heisted machines can help protect builders from falling prey to criminals, industry executives said. read more...

2014 Spring Trade Show Preview

The following is a rundown of upcoming industry conferences. read more...

Editorial: A Fresh Start

Welcome to Truck Fleet Management. As you probably have noticed, this magazine has a new name and an updated look. Rest assured that everything you expected to find in our pre­deces­sor, Light & Medium Truck, remains. We’ve simply added some content that readers told us is relevant to them. read more...

Test Drive: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

On- and off-road testing of Chevrolet’s redesigned full-size pickup truck. read more...

Charting the Changes

Vehicle introductions and updates for the 2014 model year. read more...

Editorial: New Horizons

The publication you’re reading and the trucks you drive will be reshaped in the months ahead.

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Cummins Offers Preview of New Diesel Engine

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Inc. has big plans for its new ISV5.0 small diesel. Originally developed as a platform for the huge North American pickup truck sector, the engine fuels the company’s hopes that the space-saving size, power ratings and other attributes of the 5-liter V-8 diesel also will make it appealing to light- and medium-duty commercial and consumer markets.

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