Uptick in Spec'ing Gasoline Engines for Medium-Duty Trucks

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Oct 16, 2014
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By monitoring its drivers in the cab, this truck fleet saw a decrease in high-risk driving occurrences and improved fuel economy — as well as exoneration from driving incident accusations.

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<p><em><strong>This gasoline 6.2L V-8 is offered with Ford's Super Duty lineup.</strong></em></p> Uptick in Spec'ing Gasoline Engines for Medium-Duty Trucks

Managers of Class 3-6 truck fleets are increasingly looking at gasoline engines when spec'ing new models for their fleets, according to a recent industry survey by Work Truck magazine.

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<p><em><strong>Logos courtesy of Hyundai/Kia.</strong></em></p> Hyundai, Kia Considering Diesels for U.S. Market

Hyundai and Kia Motors may introduce diesel-fueled vehicles in the U.S. to meet stricter fuel efficiency regulations, a senior official with the automakers told Ward's Automotive.

<p><strong><em>Some freeways have added physical barriers, such as poles, to discourage illegal lane changes into HOV/HOT lanes.</em></strong></p> Fleet Safety Video Tip: Recognizing HOV Lane Hazards

High-occupancy lanes can improve commuter times and encourage car pooling. But they also can pose some unique safety issues.

<p><em><strong>Photo: Westport</strong></em></p> Westport Offers CNG Transit Van Demo Program

Fleets interested in switching to natural gas can take advantage of an all new, free Westport demonstration program, which was announced at APTA Expo.

<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of AAA/University of Utah.</strong></em></p> Video: Studies Find Voice-Controlled Infotainment Distracting

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety teams with University of Utah psychology researchers to measure driver distraction levels associated with giving voice commands to control electronics and update social media.


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