How Fleets Source Replacement Parts

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May 10, 2018
<p>The Throne Depot, serving greater Boston with 2,100 portable restrooms and toilets, has named its delivery trucks &ldquo;Poop 1&rdquo; through &ldquo;Poop 14.&rdquo; <em>Photo courtesy of the Throne Depot</em></p> Telematics Delivers Route Relief for Portable Toilet Company

With an average of 40 to 50 portable toilet deliveries per day, The Throne Depot needed a more robust telematics system to monitor drivers and create more efficient routes.

<p><em>Photo via <a href="" target="_blank">Chris Yarzab</a>/Flickr.</em></p> How Fleets Source Replacement Parts

When procuring replacement parts for their vehicles, more than two-thirds of commercial fleet managers surveyed by Automotive Fleet don't mandate factory parts and nearly three of four didn't identify a preferred brand.

<p><strong>The U.S. Energy Department has revised higher its expectations for diesel prices this year and into 2019.</strong> <em>Graphic: U.S. DOE</em></p> Energy Department Raises Diesel, Gasoline Price Forecasts

Expected fuel prices have been revised higher, due largely to anticipated higher prices for crude oil, according to a new Energy Department report.

<p>The 2019 Ford Ranger returns to North America larger than&nbsp;when it left nearly eight years ago. (<em>Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)</em></p> Ford Torture-Tests 2019 Ranger

Ford has torture-tested its 2019 Ranger midsize pickup using grueling lab tests, robotic testing too harsh for humans to endure, and jagged trails in the Australian Outback to the Arizona desert. The testing is based on the same standards of the Ford F-150, according to the company.

<p><em>Photo of 2017 Chevrolet City Express courtesy of GM.</em></p> Chevrolet Discontinues City Express Van

General Motors has discontinued the Chevrolet City Express compact van, the company has confirmed with a note on its website.

<p>The average range of the vehicle will be up to 120 miles with a top speed of 75 miles per hour. <em>Photo by Chris Brown.</em></p> ROUSH CleanTech Offers Fully Electric Ford F-650

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a Ford F-650 medium-duty truck that's powered solely by a battery-electric powertrain, the vehicle modifier announced.

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2018 GMC Terrain FWD SLT

Fleets searching for a compact SUV for upper-echelon sales reps may want to consider the 2018 GMC Terrain — a capable utility that arrives in a more upscale package that its companion Chevrolet Equinox.

Nissan will again offer its Frontier in five trim grades, including S, SV, Pro-4X, Desert Runner, and SL.
Nissan's 2018 Frontier
Available for the first time ever with a diesel powertrain., the truck comes equipped with a standard 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel engine rated at 250 hp and 440 lb.-ft. of torque. Photo by Lauren Fletcher
Ford F-150 Diesel in Colorado
Nissan offers its NV Cargo in three models, including NV1500, NV2500HD, and NV3500HD.
Nissan's 2018 NV Cargo Van
The 2019 Transit Connect cargo van will offer three engines that can run five fuel types.
Ford's 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van
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