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9 "How to" Fleet Management Tips from the Fleet Solutions Experts


Managing a fleet, big or small, is not an easy task. There are several items to account for and challenges to overcome in order to run a successful fleet. Some of these include saving money on fuel, ensuring the safety and job satisfaction of your drivers, keeping up with vehicle maintenance and repairs, and etc. 

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Topics: Logistics, Fuel Economy, Fleet Management


5 New Year's Resolutions for the Personified Vehicle


In light of the new year approaching and all the top 10 New Year's resolution lists/2015 predictions rolling out, we thought it'd be fun to write a News Year's article with a different twist.

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Topics: Fuel Economy, Automotive Technology


Aluminum Bodies and Frames: The Future of the Auto Industry?


Auto Technology: Aluminum Vehicle Technology


Aluminum dominates as the choice material for wheels and engine blocks in the automotive industry. In the last few decades, the use of aluminum auto technology has increased. Beyond its lighter weight which can enhance fuel efficiency and performance capabilities, aluminum is recyclable and can improve safety by absorbing more crash energy than steel. However, it is not without disadvantages.

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Topics: Fuel Economy, Safety, Automotive Technology


BMW i8: Looks, Speed, and Intelligence. What's Not To Love?


The 2014 BMW i8 is easily one of BMW's most impressive releases in quite some time, combining the most attractive features of a sporty, high performance vehicle with those of an economy car. This beautiful piece of machinery has many of the advanced technology features we've covered in our automotive technology series thus far... and more. 

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Topics: Fuel Economy, Safety, Automotive Technology


So Many Hybrid Vehicles. Is There Really Any Difference?


Auto Technology: Understanding Hybrid Technology 

By now you've most likely seen hundreds of hybrid vehicles - also referred to as hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) - on the road. They've been in the US market for over a decade and have continued to grow as a more popular and available option for consumers. Whether you're in the market for a hybrid or just want to learn more about this growing vehicle segment, there are a couple things you need to know to understand this auto technology.  

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Topics: Fuel Economy


Top 3 Alternative Fuel Sources on the Market


Auto Technology: Alternative Fuel

For many drivers, gasoline and diesel are the only forms of vehicle fuel they’re aware of. Every gas station they’ve filled up at offers multiple grades of gasoline and at least one grade of diesel. However, these are not the only options anymore. Ethanol, biodiesel and compressed natural gas are three popular alternative fuel sources we will discuss in this article.

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Topics: Fuel Economy, Automotive Technology


A Greener Environment and Wallet With Increased Fuel Economy


Auto Technology: Gasoline and Diesel Advances

There are two primary benefits of fuel efficiency in the automotive world. As alluded in the title, better fuel economy will both minimize the amount of toxic air pollution and maximize money saved on fuel. Which of these green options is most important to you?

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Topics: Fuel Economy


Advanced Auto Technology Explained


Article series describing the most interesting and valuable vehicle features and advanced auto technology.

The automotive industry has advanced so much in the last 10 years with readily available technology and prototypes for even more advanced auto technology on the horizon. No longer are heated seats, power locks, multi disc changers, or cruise control impressive features. Auto manufacturers are on to bigger and better things that will provide more physical and psychological comfort for consumers than ever before.

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Topics: Fuel Economy, Automotive Technology


Can your vehicle handle it's liquor? 12 things to know about E15


Most of us were probably oblivious to what we were putting into our fuel tanks the first time we filled up on E10 Gasohol. In most circumstances, there wasn’t much cause for alarm. The government is now giving the green light to E15, a decision some feel might have been made on inconclusive data. This article cuts through the debate, and tells you what consumers should know about E15 as of right now.

 

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Topics: Fuel Economy


The Civic is the key to Honda's US resurgence


 Can the Civic drive Honda’s New Vehicle Sales in the Short and Long Term?

Though 80% of Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. are manufactured domestically, Honda’s position in the US market was shaken by last year’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.  Not only did it cripple Japanese auto production, it resulted in shorted supply lines that US production depended on.   As a result, in 2011 Honda lost significant US market share and were almost passed by Hyundai in total US vehicle sales.  On a model level Honda saw their flagship model Accord fall from 4th to 9th while the Civic and CR-V fell out of the top ten US bestselling vehicles for 2011. 

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Topics: Fuel Economy