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Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.

December 13, 2019

2019-MY Buying Inclinations Driven by Strong Economy

2019-MY Buying Inclinations Driven by Strong Economy

The majority of fleets are reporting that their acquisition strategies are being stimulated by solid organic business growth, with most forecasting an increase or continuation of the same order volume in model-year 2019.

June 26, 2018

DTE Energy Names Director of Southeast Michigan Gas Operations
Toyota's Depew on Fleet Sales in 2018

Toyota's Depew on Fleet Sales in 2018

Fleet represents 10% of all Toyota sales. In MY-2018, two new Toyota models debuted, the all-new Camry and Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. Also, Toyota Safety Sense became standard in nearly all Toyotas in MY-2018.

January 1, 2018

Interview: BMW North America's Corporate Sales Manager
AmeriGas Names Corporate Fleet Operations Manager
AmeriGas Names Manager of Fleet Operations
GM Expands Silverado/Sierra Bi-Fuel CNG Availability

GM Expands Silverado/Sierra Bi-Fuel CNG Availability

The bi-fuel system automatically switches to gasoline when the CNG tank is empty, or drivers can manually switch between fuel sources while driving. The 6.0L V-8 engine features hardened valves and intake/exhaust valve seats.

September 23, 2014

2014 Green Fleet Car and Truck of the Year Awards

2014 Green Fleet Car and Truck of the Year Awards

The winners of the car and truck awards will be selected via an online ballot by the readers of Green Fleet and Automotive Fleet magazines. In addition, one two fleets will also be recognized for “Innovations in Sustainability.”

September 18, 2014

Proposed 2025 CAFE Standards to be the Catalyst for the Hybridization of Fleets

The 2025 CAFE rules will have a dramatic impact on the types of future vehicles in fleet operations. Currently, no OEM can meet the 2025 CAFE standard of 54.5 mpg, which will double the average EPA-rated fuel economy for all OEMs selling vehicles in the U.S. in less than two decades. Today, only a handful of models get 39 mpg or more. To achieve this standard, the government plans to incentivize the use of advanced technologies, such as hybrid powertrains and vehicle electrification.

August 17, 2011

EPA Names Idle Reduction Systems Eligible for Federal Excise Tax Exemptions

Trends in Commercial Fleet Management 2008-2010

The high cost of fuel is the No. 1 challenge facing fleets. Annual fuel cost increased, on average, $600 per vehicle from 2005-2007. In addition, other fuel-related commodities, such as replacement tires, have increased in cost.

May 1, 2008

The Shift to Biodiesel is Gaining Momentum

More than 600 fleets currently use biodiesel, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. This number promises to grow based on several recent announcements.

June 1, 2006