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What to know about tires and 6×2 configurations

By Team Writer / a couple of years ago

There are many benefits to utilizing a 6×2 axle configuration, and there are as many options and issues to consider. Fleets can save a lot of money on tire wear and replacement, but choosing 6×2 isn’t a decision to take lightly. From “pushers” and “tags” to determining the amount of torque a vehicle needs, there […]

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Bendix Offers Comprehensive Brake Safety Week Upkeep Tips

By Team Writer / a couple of years ago

As Brake Safety Week approaches Sept. 11-17 Bendix is offering upkeep tips for drivers and fleets. In order to have safer vehicles drivers must perform proper maintenance. It also takes proactive training and technical knowledge for drivers. Bendix provides some of that knowledge in their article stating items drivers need to check as well as […]

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Fuel economy and new engine oils

By Team Writer / a couple of years ago

As part of the new 2017 EPA emissions regulations for diesel engines, two new types of diesel oil are being developed. CK-4 oil is backwards compatible with all current and diesel engines, however will provide better performance than currently available oils. FA-4 type oil will only work in next-generation diesel engines and will provide better […]

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Gasoline Prices Fall Amid Switch to Winter Blend

By Team Writer / a couple of years ago

There’s more than just relief from hot temperatures, leaf-peeper trails in the upcountry, and kid-free time, available in autumn’s range of perks. Count in lessening oil prices too. Generally, as retailers switch to their winter products, which must have the ability to evaporate at lower temperatures, making them less expensive to produce, consumers can expect […]

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Driverless Cars to Shrink Insurance Premiums

By Team Writer / a couple of years ago

Driverless Cars should shrink insurance premiums by 20 to 40% by 2050, according to a report, even if there is only limited adoption of driverless cars. This would like be due to accident repair claims falling. The forecast assumes claim frequency would decline by 81%. This could greatly increase insurance industry volatility. Key Takeaways: Hello […]

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VW May Cease Sales of Diesel Models

By Team Writer / a couple of years ago

Volkswagen installed emissions software on more than a half-million diesel cars in the U.S.—and roughly 10.5 million more worldwide—that allows them to sense the unique parameters of an emissions drive cycle set by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to the EPA and the California Air Resources Board, who were tipped off by researchers in 2014, […]

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Personal Use Charges Rise to $132 in 2016

By Team Writer / a couple of years ago

Personal use charges have increased in 2016 up $4.00 to $132.00. The numbers point to various changes throughout the fleet. A few of these changes are assignments of company owned vehicles, and use of these vehicles when not working, safety and concerns about liability have also contributed to this increase. The personal use of company […]

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