Peterbilt GM Jason Skoog charts today’s truck support, tomorrow’s truck solutions
Peterbilt made headlines recently when it became the first major North American OEM to open orders for an electric truck, the Peterbilt 220EV. In this exclusive interview, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President Jason Skoog details the technology investments that are keeping fleets productive during this year’s trying pandemic and laying the groundwork for
An overview of the TPMS and ATIS offerings
There is a wide variety of tire inflation technology available, both in TPMS and ATIS form. Let’s take a quick look at some of the offerings.
New ways to help your trucks maintain the proper tire pressure
Let’s take a look at some of the new products that are helping trucking companies get the most ROI out of their tires.
Using the proper coolant is essential to protect engines
The solution is training. Anyone who may add coolant to a radiator needs to understand the type of coolant required by the vehicle and the danger of topping off with the wrong coolant.
Manufacturers continue to roll out electric medium-duty trucks
Peterbilt, Kenworth, Navistar, Daimler, Freightliner and Cummins are a few of the companies making recent leaps in electric medium-duty truck development.
Executive Interview: Hino stretches into new markets with upgraded, extended equipment offerings
The rollout of Hino’s new XL Series provided the platform for the extended cab and crew cab configurations for both the XL and L Series—which the company showed off in its booth at this year’s NACV show.
Fleet profile: Cargo Transporters is focused on the present and the future
Started in the 1960s as a truck renting and leasing operation, Cargo Transporters found its niche supplying vehicles for the private fleets of furniture manufacturers. As those producers moved away from ownership, the company developed into a carrier of choice for shippers looking to outsource transportation.
Watch: What’s in store for the future of retread manufacturing
Today, retread tires rival their new tire counterparts in both quality and safety, but just like with any other product, there’s still room to build a better mousetrap. Fleet Equipment caught up with a few retread experts to ask: What’s in store for the future of retread tire manufacturing?
Trucking trends of the decade
It’s been a decade of innovation, of technological advancements that have made their way into the trucks on the road today, and some that are only beginning to show what they can do.
The 2019 Truck Equipment Trend of the Year: Suppliers step up
2019’s Fleet Equipment Trucking Trend of the Year is the new innovations and products being put forward by the trucking industry’s suppliers.
Watch: Integrating your truck’s axles with the powertrain
While many truck OEMs today provide a fully-integrated powertrain that includes the axle, maybe you’re in a position where you want to fully customize your axles yourself. As a key part of the powertrain, it’s important the axle is spec’d to work with the truck’s engine and transmission if you want to maximize efficiency.
Full ELD compliance is almost here—it’s time to find a solution
Consider this your ELD intervention. Last month when we wrote about ELD compliance ahead of the Dec. 16, 2019 (That’s one week from now) deadline, there were hundreds of thousands of trucks that still needed a solution to be fully compliant. Look, we aren’t pointing fingers—this is a judgment-free zone. We’re here to help.