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10 Drive-Axle Ratio Factors to Consider For Medium-Duty Trucks

With a wide range of drive-axle ratios for medium-duty trucks available, fleet managers must weigh/factor carefully which one they choose for their fleet. Their decision will affect a truck’s top-end speed, fuel economy and load pulling ability.

For light-duty service trucks, the process for selection is pretty simple because there are only two to three ratios from which to choose. A good starting point is understanding what the drive-axle ratio means and how it affects truck performance. To do this,  Ken Gilles, truck operations manager for GE Capital Fleet Services, has listed the following 10 factors to consider:

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