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Brown goes green

UPS is investing heavily in alternative fuel-powered delivery vehicles

Fuel economy: Onboard tire monitoring and inflation systems

Onboard tire monitoring and inflation systems

Paving the way

Supplier relationships, effective equipment choices key at Pavestone

Spec’ing for resale: Drivetrains

When a fleet is purchasing new tractors, how important are drivetrain specifications in terms of resale value? Do premium drivetrain systems and components raise the resale value of tractors?

Smart Choices

For O&S Trucking, fuel-saving technologies, effective specification choices and efforts to improve the efficiency of its operations are enabling ongoing growth and success

Safety – Braking Systems

NHTSA calls for a 20 percent to 30 percent reduction in the required stopping distance for large trucks.

Buying new tractors with resale profit in mind

How important is resale value when writing specifications for new tractors? What premium systems and components raise the resale value of tractors?

Meeting Needs

For petroleum carrier Harris Transportation, specifying the right components is a critical element of success

Effective equipment and maintenance programs are benefiting Arrow Trucking Co.

As a veteran fleet manager, Jim Cade knows that effective equipment decisions are essential to the ongoing success of any trucking operation.

Trailer Productivity: Corrosion Control

Durability. Cost. Image. Three main factors in fleet decisions about trailer specifications that are directly affected by a common enemy – corrosion. From the roofline to structural members, suspensions, axles, landing gear and upper-couplers, constant bombardment by moisture and debris – as well as exposure to road salts and other de-icing materials – makes specifying trailers for corrosion protection of utmost concern to fleet managers. Equally aware of the challenge are trailer, system and component manufacturers, who are addressing the problems caused by corrosion with new technologies and processes.

Spec’ing for Safety Rear-Vision Technologies

Backing accidents are quite common, according to David Money, technical director, transportation services, at Liberty Mutual Group’s Research Institute for Safety. “They account for 15 percent of all commercial motor vehicle accidents,” he says, “and while less expensive than other types of accidents because they generally happen at slow speeds, their frequency and the potential for serious consequences make it imperative to provide drivers with the best-possible visibility when backing.”

Paying off

Under the direction of George Survant, a highly effective fleet services operation is helping ensure success at Florida Power & Light Co.