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How retreaders have survived the pandemic

As the curtains closed on 2019, retreading companies were feeling generally optimistic about their expectations for the new decade. The U.S. retread industry was in the upswing, bouncing back from a challenging few years in the commercial truck tire sector, and all signs pointed to continued progress, says David Stevens,...

Can a change in application impact your truck axles?

The easy answer to the headline question is: Yes! The more complicated answer to the seemingly simple follow up: How? … that will take some explaining.  The impact on your equipment operation The pandemic put all fleets in a do-what-you-gotta-do predicament. With so much uncertainty, no one could fault you...

Electric auxiliary power units as truck driver retention equipment

The world has changed. The pandemic has seen to that. Your challenge continues to be ensuring that your truck drivers and equipment operators are safe and comfortable. That means your drivers could spend longer hours sitting in your parked trucks. “Even in our current situation, commerce continues to move; trucks...

Answering your tire pressure management questions

You’ve heard the stats: tires are the second-highest annual cost for the average fleet, behind fuel; and a major component of that is tire pressure. But why is that, and what can you do about it? FE spoke with many major players in the truck tire industry to answer your...

Technology

Navistar adds new partnerships with telematics, fleet management providers

Navistar International Corp. has announced Gateway Integrations, a collection of software integrations with telematics and fleet management providers. Navistar says Gateway Integrations are designed to reduce fleet costs, simplify data transmission and streamline access to fleet management and compliance solutions by using Navistar’s factory-installed telematics device as a gateway to...

Phillips Connect Technologies launches expandable asset tracking solutions on Geotab Marketplace

Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has made availabile its expandable asset tracking devices on the Geotab Marketplace. With the addition of Phillips Connect Technologies on the Geotab Marketplace, the company says Geotab customers can access a suite of solutions that help to maximize driver time through enhanced asset visibility and utilization....

Decisiv integrates with CyntrX to trigger maintenance events

Decisiv, Inc. has completed an integration with CyntrX to deliver telematics data from CyntrX to the Decisiv SRM platform to trigger maintenance events. “The combined efforts of our two companies quickly enabled their mobile-friendly platform to drive service event efficiency and accuracy for customers. With the integration, CyntrX users can...

Road Ready enters telematics agreement with Clark Logic

Road Ready from Clarience Technologies, LLC has made an agreement with Clark Logic to integrate its trailer telematics system into the fleet’s trailers. The company says the Road Ready smart trailer system offers fleets a complete overview of a trailer’s environment, both inside and out, using a suite of customizable...

Podcasts

Podcast: Volvo Trucks North America on the progress toward electrification

The latest podcast episode in Fleet Future’s ongoing series on electrification features Brett Pope, director of electric vehicles for North America at Volvo Trucks North America. Brett joins the show to talk about how electrification is progressing at Volvo, whether the events of 2020 have affected this progress, and what...

Podcast: Peterbilt on the newly available electric Model 220EV

Peterbilt Assistant Chief Engineer Darryl Oster joins the Fleet Future podcast to talk about the Model 220EV, which recently became available for order. In the episode, we go over the details on the new model, what applications it’s targeted toward, and what interested fleets should do to prepare for electrification;...

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