Communication fleet places major F-150 order

TWCFordTime Warner Cable (TWC) has added more than 540 2015 Ford F-150 to its fleet to transport equipment for installing and servicing Internet, TV and phone services to its customers’ homes and businesses. The company, based in New York City, is the nation’s second largest cable broadband firm.

The F-150 trucks come with the available 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, and standard Auto Start-Stop, and TWC says it selected Ford F-150 for its work-ready capability and multiple energy-efficient technologies. The 2015 F-150 is up to 700 pounds lighter than previousF-150 trucks – resulting in greater towing and payload capacities, an improved power-to-weight ratio, and better performance and fuel efficiency.

“The Ford F-150 is another way to help us achieve our sustainability goals,” says George Survant, senior director, Fleet Management, Time Warner Cable. “Energy and fuel efficiency are very important to us as we continue our efforts to ensure the TWC fleet is environmentally friendly.”

When equipped with an available 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with standard Auto Start-Stop Technology, the F-150 4Ă—2 has a best-in-class EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined (actual mileage will vary). The 2.7-liter EcoBoost enables an estimated 29 percent improvement in fuel economy compared with the 5.0L V8 engine.

The 2.7-liter EcoBoost produces 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque with a maximum payload rating of 2,250 pounds and maximum tow rating of 8,500 pounds – ideal for meeting mid-range capability requirements and the needs of more than 90 percent of light-duty truck customers.

TWC has added more than 400 diesel Ford Transit vans and 200 Transit Connect vans to its fleet in recent years. The Transit vans achieved an estimated 47 percent improvement in fuel economy.

Time Warner Cable estimates saving 2,900 tons of greenhouse gas emissions as it continues to make upgrades to its fleet.

TWC received accreditation from the NAFA Fleet Management Association as a NAFASustainable Fleet for successfully demonstrating the progress made toward reducing total emissions and the negative environmental impact made by extraneous carbon fuel usage. TWC was also recently announced as a finalist in the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards for Best Environmental Stewardship Program.