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Ongoing development of light- and medium-duty trucks

New light- and medium-duty vehicles highlight recent OEM activity. At the recent Work Truck Show, held in conjunction with the 49th Annual NTEA Convention, several manufacturers showcased their latest vehicles and drivetrain technologies.

Optimizing truck choices

One of the challenges that light- and medium-duty fleets face is to provide body builders and equipment manufacturers with information that guides design and installation.

Choosing fuel options for pickup trucks

Fleets looking for an alternative fuel option can now order 2013 model year bi-fuel pickups from GM.

Mack rolls out suspensions with proprietary axles

Mack Trucks launched its Twin Y Air Suspension, with a new Y-shaped high-strength steel design, which is offered with proprietary Mack axles. The OEM also announced the availability of Mack proprietary axles on its mRide spring suspension.

All-electric vehicles are gaining speed

With more fleets interested in plugging in, the availability of all-electric vehicles is picking up.

Truck tires and fuel, a complex relationship

The real life fuel efficiency of new truck tires is typically quantified by rolling resistance, the amount of power/energy required to push the tire down the road under a given load, inflation and speed conditions.

Raising the bar

Beyond consumer showrooms where pick-up trucks remain highly popular, Ford, GM and Ram remain focused on serving the needs of commercial users of their light-duty offerings.

Reducing tire-related roadside service calls

It is well documented that the No. 1 cause of roadside service calls is tires – and a roadside service call is very costly. Here’s how to significantly minimize roadside service calls.

New Class 5 models arrive at Hino dealerships

The Novi, Mich.-based Toyota Group company, which assembles, sells and services a lineup of Class 5 through 7 trucks in the U.S., recently introduced its Class 5 cabovers to the U.S. market.

Inflated values, airing for returns

From retreading to maintenance and inspections, what must fleets do to improve profitability when it comes to tires?

Online resources for alternative fuels

Using electronic media is an excellent way to focus on alternative fuels and opportunities to support sustainability initiatives. “Our goal is to create a web experience that puts current and prospective customers in the driver’s seat of the total alternative fuel vehicle experience,” said Jadine Starmer, web product manager at GE Capital Fleet Services. “We

Fleet tire program teamwork

Initiating a serious tire program should involve an entire team: drivers, mechanics, the local tire dealer, the road service provider and, of course, the vehicle maintenance department.