Fuel economy: Onboard tire monitoring and inflation systems
Onboard tire monitoring and inflation systems
Spec’ing for resale: Drivetrains
When a fleet is purchasing new tractors, how important are drivetrain specifications in terms of resale value? Do premium drivetrain systems and components raise the resale value of tractors?
For O&S Trucking, fuel-saving technologies, effective specification choices and efforts to improve the efficiency of its operations are enabling ongoing growth and success
Safety – Braking Systems
NHTSA calls for a 20 percent to 30 percent reduction in the required stopping distance for large trucks.
Buying new tractors with resale profit in mind
How important is resale value when writing specifications for new tractors? What premium systems and components raise the resale value of tractors?
For petroleum carrier Harris Transportation, specifying the right components is a critical element of success
Effective equipment and maintenance programs are benefiting Arrow Trucking Co.
As a veteran fleet manager, Jim Cade knows that effective equipment decisions are essential to the ongoing success of any trucking operation.
Trailer Productivity: Corrosion Control
Durability. Cost. Image. Three main factors in fleet decisions about trailer specifications that are directly affected by a common enemy – corrosion. From the roofline to structural members, suspensions, axles, landing gear and upper-couplers, constant bombardment by moisture and debris – as well as exposure to road salts and other de-icing materials – makes specifying trailers for corrosion protection of utmost concern to fleet managers. Equally aware of the challenge are trailer, system and component manufacturers, who are addressing the problems caused by corrosion with new technologies and processes.
Spec’ing for Safety Rear-Vision Technologies
Backing accidents are quite common, according to David Money, technical director, transportation services, at Liberty Mutual Group’s Research Institute for Safety. “They account for 15 percent of all commercial motor vehicle accidents,” he says, “and while less expensive than other types of accidents because they generally happen at slow speeds, their frequency and the potential for serious consequences make it imperative to provide drivers with the best-possible visibility when backing.”
Under the direction of George Survant, a highly effective fleet services operation is helping ensure success at Florida Power & Light Co.