Ram Boosts Torque on 2015 Heavy-Duty Models

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Aug 28, 2014
<p>Anderson Plumbing, Heating &amp; Air has added this diesel-electric hybrid Hino to its truck fleet.</p> Fleet Gets 14 MPG Hybrid Hino Truck

To reduce its carbon footprint and fuel expenses, this plumbing, heating and air company has started to integrate the hybrid Hino cab-over into its service truck fleet.



GPS vehicle tracking can transform your fleet management. Control costs. Improve driver safety. Route vehicles more efficiently. Streamline maintenance processes. With Verizon Networkfleet, smart fleet management isn’t just a goal; it’s how you do business every day.



<p>2015-MY Ram 3500 (PHOTO: Chrysler)</p> Ram Boosts Torque on 2015 Heavy-Duty Models

Ram 3500 models will offer increased torque ratings of 865 lb.-ft. and an increased payload of 7,390 pounds, while maintaining a maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds.


<p>Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.</p> Chrysler Offers Incentives for Business Fleets

”On The Job” allowances for preventive maintenance, equipment, graphics and tool packages carry over from the 2014 model year and continue on all 2015 commercial vehicles.





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If you want to tow a trailer properly, don't follow the examples set in these videos. Read further for towing the right way.


<p><em><strong>Photo of the 2015 Frontier courtesy of Nissan.</strong></em></p> Nissan Sets Pricing for 2015 Frontier Pickup

Nissan's 2015 Frontier mid-size pickup starts at $17,990 for the Frontier S King Cab 4x2 with an inline. The vehicle has arrived at dealer lots, Nissan has announced.







<p>According to the 2013 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) conducted by the Equipment Leasing &amp; Financing Association, computers and transportation led the way in new business volume in 2012, accounting for more than 50% of transactions.</p> Hidden Benefits of Leasing Equipment

Similar to fleet leasing, equipment leasing also allows for creative ways to generate working capital and improve cash flow.


<p><strong>Mark Smith</strong><em><strong><br /></strong></em></p> Q&A: Green Fleet Conference Speaker Mark Smith

Mark Smith, the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program’s vehicles technologies deployment manager, will be kick starting the 2014 Green Fleet Conference as its opening keynote speaker. We talked to him about he program, fleet challenges and more.



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