2016 Benchmarking Statistics

By Team Writer / September 29, 2016

The Government Fleet collected data this year that suggests there is a slight increase in the average fleet size in comparison to the previous year. Also adding to this information there were reports that a higher percentage of respondents had increased their annual budgets. Whats new for the survey lists this year includes the title of the person that is overseeing fleet as well as the services fleets insource.

Key Takeaways:

  • Data collected from Government Fleet this year suggests a slight increase in average fleet size in comparison to the prior year.
  • In addition, a higher percentage of respondents said their annual budgets had increased, a trend continuing since 2013, when this question was first asked in the annual survey.
  • New for this year, the survey lists the title of the person overseeing fleet and the services fleets insource, with about one-third of respondents saying they perform preventive maintenance and repair for other agencies.

“Data collected from Government Fleet this year suggests a slight increase in average fleet size in comparison to the prior year. In addition, a higher percentage of respondents said their annual budgets had increased, a trend continuing since 2013, when this question was first asked in the annual survey.”

http://www.government-fleet.com/channel/operations/article/story/2016/09/2016-benchmarking-statistics.aspx

Volvo’s SuperTruck Exceeds EPA Freight Efficiency Goals

By Team Writer / September 29, 2016

The author describes the features of a redesigned and upgraded big rig from Volvo. The article lists the many fantanstic features of the truck, that have exceeded expectations and are incompatible to any other vehicles in its class. The writer also lists a detailed description of how the rig is better on gas and a hosts of other superior qualities.

Volvo’s SuperTruck Exceeds EPA Freight Efficiency Goals

Volvo SuperTruck in Photos

By Team Writer / September 29, 2016

When people think Volvo, they think about compact cars. Not Semis. They should be. With aerodynamic add-ons and an all aluminum frame they saved two and a half tons of weight while retaining 88% freight efficiency. Who ever said shedding some weight wasn’t a good thing? And with 70% fuel efficiency you’ll be saving money while riding in a flashy, freshly designed Volvo semi. Money for a Volvo car maybe? Think Volvo, think semis.

Volvo SuperTruck in Photos

Mack Offers Light-Weight Solution for Concrete Mixer Applications

By Team Writer / September 29, 2016

With industrial revolutions happening in every aspect of our nation. Trucking company has revolutionized its 11 liter by making it fifty one pounders lighter while still holding all of its power needed to move a semi. It is no surprise that lighter is better and understanding power to weight ratios will be crucial in development.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mack Trucks is offering a lightweight version of the Mack Granite model, equipped with the 2017 MP 7 11-liter engine and mDrive HD 14-speed automated manual transmission aimed at concrete mixer applications.
  • Combined with a two-speed coolant pump, the new features help increase MP7 fuel efficiency by up to 2.1%, according to Mack.
  • Mack Granite models for concrete mixer applications also come standard with Mack ClearTech One, a single-package Exhaust Aftertreatment System that frees up frame rail space and reduces weight by approximately 17 pounds.

“The MP 7 11-liter engine received improvements for 2017, simplifying maintenance and improving efficiency. The MP7 is about 51 pounds lighter with up to 425 horsepower and 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/products/news/story/2016/09/mack-offers-light-weight-solution-for-concrete-mixer-applications.aspx

Luxury Owners More Likely To Accept Driverless Cars

By Team Writer / September 28, 2016

With technology taking off at an exponential rate, it will be no surprise that we are going to eventually see driverless cars. The first demographic group that will likely be targeted could potentially be the wealthy. Knowing that those who can afford the nicer things easily separates the high class from the middle class, but for how long?

Key Takeaways:

  • Cars that drive on there own.
  • What does someone thing about cars that drive on there own
  • Not everyone would like a car that drives on its own.

“According to one new study, your feelings about tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles may depend on what you drive today.”

http://www.lctmag.com/vehicles/news/715623/luxury-owners-more-likely-to-accept-driverless-cars

We Hear: Lamborghini Working on Electric Hypercar

By Team Writer / September 28, 2016

Recently there was a report that was given from AutoBild that said that Lamborghini is working on a particularly new electric hypercar that has been dubbed the Vitola. The report that was given says that the Vitola will be similar to the scalable J1 architecture that is associated with the Porsche Mission E. It will also be similar to the fast-charging system associate with the Porsche Mission E.

We Hear: Lamborghini Working on Electric Hypercar

GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags

By Team Writer / September 28, 2016

Recently General Motors has recalled around 3.64 million of their 2014 to 2017 model year vehicle due to a particular defect in their diagnostic and sensing modules. The particular defect may be causing air bag malfunctions. To fix this problem General Motors is offering to update the software of the recalled vehicles free of charge so as to fix the problem for you.

GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags

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