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Fleet Advantage on the impact of decarbonization, GHG regulations and electrification on truck lifecycles

FE caught up with Fleet Advantage to talk about the latest developments in the truck market, how electrification and emissions goals will affect truck lifecycles, and a few other topics at the TMC Fall Meeting in Cleveland in September. Below is our Q&A with Al Barner, senior vice president of business development at Fleet Advantage.

Master Lock introduces new Bluetooth-enabled padlock suited for cargo security

Master Lock has introduced new Bluetooth-enabled ProSeries Padlocks that the company says are suitable for trailer and cargo security purposes. The new padlocks come with a variety of shackle options, durable weather cover and software compatibility. According to the company, the Master Lock Bluetooth ProSeries Padlocks offer enhanced security and cloud-based management simplicity for a

Locomation, Aon to develop risk management plan for automated trucks

Locomation and Aon announced a collaboration to develop a risk management plan as Locomation develops its autonomous freight transport technology and backend platform for commercial deployment to trucking companies and shippers. Aon, a professional services firm providing risk, retirement and health solutions, will work with Locomation and insurance carriers to assess the autonomous technology risks and

FleetPride acquires Missouri-based Bolin Auto and Truck Parts Co.

FleetPride Inc. has acquired the assets of Bolin Auto and Truck Parts Co. of St. Joseph, Missouri, owned by Rob Bolin. The new FleetPride branch and service center in St. Joseph will be the company’s fifth location in Missouri, joining branches in Joplin, Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis. The company was founded in 1951

Five truck trend takeaways from September

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from September focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. The return of industry trade shows Between ACT Expo and the TMC show, trade shows were out in full

FTR Shippers Conditions Index hits 2021 high point

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for July, while still in negative territory at -8.07, was the best reading for the index since Q4 2020. The July SCI improved significantly from the June reading of -12.0 with shipper market conditions less negative.  However, the only technically positive index factor in the month was an insignificant softening

ACT Expo: A recap podcast, part 1

For many, the ACT Expo this September was the first industry event since before COVID-19 set its sights on U.S. shores. The zero-emissions expo, held in Long Beach, California, also came at a fortuitous time—just as electrification is taking off in heavy-duty space, hydrogen fuel cells are creating more of a buzz, and decarbonization is

What fleets need to know about electrification and truck charging stations

In this episode of Fleet Future, FE Managing Editor Alex Crissey and Senior Editor David Sickels sit down in the podcast studio to talk about the rise of electrification in 2021. The duo looks at the charging station providers available for fleets; the parallels between the current boom in fleet charging station makers and the

Fleets across the industry answer FE’s electric truck questions

The year 2020 was the first time that fleets began to take delivery of electric trucks as part of pilot programs. Since we have (somehow) already raced past the midpoint of 2021, FE checked in with fleets to see what their experiences have been like with these trucks; how the trucks have held up compared to their

Stoughton, Drōv Technologies partner to offer smart trailer technology

Stoughton Trailers and Drōv Technologies announced a partnership to offer AirBoxOne smart trailer technology on Stoughton’s trailers. The solution will be available with new trailer production or through retrofitting. This partnership was announced at TMC 2021. According to the company, Drōv AirBoxOne can read any sensor on the trailer, change and control tire pressure, enable

Photo gallery: TMC 2021

For the first time since February 2020, a veritable lifetime ago, the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) held its usual meeting and exposition, this time in the fall rather than in the winter and held in Cleveland, Ohio—right in Fleet Equipment‘s backyard. With that being the case, the crew at Fleet Equipment

Hyundai Translead launches HT LinkSense connected smart trailer technology

Hyundai Translead announced the launch of HT LinkSense, an open-platform smart trailer solution that is integrated with multiple telematics partners: CalAmp, Orbcomm, Phillips Connect, PowerFleet, Road Ready, Sensata Xirgo, SkyBitz and Spireon. According to Hyundai Translead, by providing universal connectivity between sensor packages and existing telematics systems, HT LinkSense gives fleets the flexibility to choose