Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Gas or Diesel? The Age Old Question

The age-old question of “is a gas or diesel truck better”, always comes up when it’s time to purchase a new truck. Since there is no right or wrong answer to this question, there are still pros and cons to consider. It really comes down to which is the best fit for your business or fleet’s needs.

Recent advancements on gasoline engines, such as direct injection and turbocharging, have bridged that gap on better fuel economy, as well as power, between gas and diesel fueled vehicles. Whereas diesel fuel used to cost less than gas in the past, that is not so much the case any longer. It’s seems to have reversed gears with diesel costing more than gas does. According to motorist.org, the price increase is due to the addition refining to make ultra-low sulfur diesel now required to be legal to use in modern diesel powered vehicles (including heavy trucks). Diesel engines may still have the edge on mileage, but it is not as it was before, also due to the emissions controls and the ultra-low sulfur fuel.

The cost of a diesel truck is an average of $5,000+ more than its gas-powered counterparts. This is also not even considering the costs required to maintain diesel engines. However, diesel trucks generally do offer better resale value; which is a huge plus if you are leasing your truck.

Now, when it comes to power, there is no denying that diesel engines have more torque to give them the edge here. This is an advantage especially if using the truck for extensive towing or heavy duty hauling. These points and more are covered by the guys at TFLtruck.com. Check out this video 
 Heavy Duty Gas or Diesel? Which Truck is Best For You?
TFLtruck.com Heavy Duty Gas or Diesel? Which Truck Is Best For You?

Whether you choose a diesel or gas powered truck, any of the Fleetwest service bodies will help to complete the ideal work truck. Fleetwest has a variety of steel and fiberglass service bodies that are a universal fit in most full size truck beds. These bodies will also help contribute with the resale value because of the no holes drilled installation. All service bodies are 100% transferable from one pickup truck bed to another even fully loaded. The Load'N'Go Security Top even has a flip top, fully removable, allowing the ability to adjust for larger load items.

Load'N'Go Security Top
Load'N'Go Security Top 

For more information, please visit our website www.fleetwest.net or call us toll-free in the U.S. at (866) 497-7200.

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