Seth Skydel, Author at Fleet Equipment Magazine - Page 43 of 47
Recipe for success

The right trucks backed by the right warranty and maintenance programs are proving to be a winning combination for family-owned Little-Ton & Sons Sand & Supply

Productivity: trailer and body lighting

When specifying trailer and body lighting systems, says Tim Gilbert, director of sales for fleets and OEMs at Peterson Manufacturing, fleet managers look first for durability, and products that do not cause any unnecessary downtime. 

Fuel economy:Component weight savings

While increasing payload carrying capacity by specifying lightweight components and options is a standard practice for some fleets, a number of operations report that lower weight specs can lead to fuel savings as well.

Conscious effort

After more than 25 years, Hartt Transportation is still finding new ways to reduce weight and cut fuel costs

Fuel Economy: Component weight savings

While increasing payload carrying capacity by specifying lightweight components and options is a standard practice for some fleets, a number of operations report that lower weight specs can lead to fuel savings as well.

Conscious effort

After more than 25 years, Hartt Transporttion is still finding new ways to reduce weight and cut fuel costs

Driver retention: Transmissions

There’s simply no question about it — some of the latest heavy-duty truck transmission technologies, including automated designs, can help fleets attract and retain drivers.

Perfect arrangement

Blue Ridge Communications is benefiting from a full service lease program with Penske Truck Leasing’s specialized equipment services group

Firsthand look

With production of 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs underway at Chrysler LLC’s assembly plant in Saltillo, Mexico and these new trucks now arriving in dealerships, the OEM recently took some of the latest models in its medium-duty lineup on the road.

Meeting needs

For the management team at Ameren Corp.’s Fleet Services department, purchasing and maintaining a reliable fleet at the lowest cost is all in a day’s work

Resale: Premium tractors

Among the many factors fleet managers consider when specifying new tractors is the projected resale value the equipment will have at the end of its service life.

Bullseye: Sterling trucks on target

Early indications are that Sterling Truck Corp.’s Bullet and 360 models are right on target.