Tom Gelinas, Author at Fleet Equipment Magazine - Page 2 of 11
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Truck leasing options

Several new factors are making some fleet managers take another look at options offered by leasing companies.

Spec’ing trucks for service and resale

While many medium-duty trucks are commonly purchased “off the lot,” detailed specs to increase vehicle productivity, longevity and resale value should be considered.

Natural gas: a fuel to consider

When compared to diesel or gasoline as a fuel for commercial vehicles, natural gas is cleaner burning, is domestically produced, is here for the long term and can save you money.

Time for applause

As we end the year, it’s fitting that we applaud the 40 SmartWay Partners, that earned this year’s Excellence Awards, fewer than 1% of SmartWay partners.

Sustainability at Ryder Systems

Ryder Systems says it can help its leasing and rental customers improve the carbon footprint of their operations in three main areas: engine technologies, vehicle maintenance, and alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

A new opportunity for SmartWay Partnership

Federal government agency GSA Freight Management Services is now using SmartWay criteria to procure transportation services for the agencies it serves.

SmartWay tractors

SmartWay Transport Partners that purchase or lease SmartWay designated tractors and are in program good standing have the privilege of labeling the exterior of these tractors with the SmartWay mark.

Pros and cons of long-term fuel storage

Financial advantages for fleets’ long-term fuel storage can be outweighed by problems with regulatory compliance and fuel deterioration.

Go from clean to green

Although truck maintenance shops do not usually generate large quantities of hazardous waste, most locations do generate some, which needs to be handled correctly.

Coming soon: Verified low rolling resistance retread tires

The EPA recently announced it has established a verification program for retread tires designed for use on line-haul trucks and trailers.

SmartWay ‘Truck Tool’

The SmartWay Partnership’s online Truck Tool provides carriers that join and participate in the Partnership with several benefits.

Plug it in: reduce idle, save fuel

The elimination of unnecessary engine idling is a move that will save fuel, reduce exhaust emissions, cut air pollution and save money.