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 November focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.
Although tire manufacturers are making technological leaps in tire design and rubber compounding year after year, they all still face what they call the “target conflict” between mileage and rolling resistance. This means that improving one of these characteristics in the tire typically reduces performance in the other area. Is it possible to find a tire that’s the best of both worlds?
Volvo Trucks’ Peter Voorhoeve on the pace of innovation, electric truck development and what really matters
Volvo Trucks North America’s Peter Voorhoeve keeps getting pulled out of the room. The Volvo Trucks booth at Expo Transporte in Pueblo, Mexico, is a sea of eager customers awash in the ebb and flow of flickering flashbulbs, all calling for Peter’s attention. It’s a good problem to have as the president of Volvo Trucks
Penske Truck Leasing and American Tire Distributors (ATD), an independent supplier of tires to the replacement tire market, have teamed up to introduce Daimler’s Fuso eCanter electric truck to Southern California tire dealers in Santa Fe Springs.
At the Erb Group of Companies, customers can rely on
receiving on-time delivery of temperature-controlled freight.
Changing perceptions: In-cab solutions, according to a Verizon Connect survey, can help fleets mitigate risk and improve safety
It’s likely you are already focused on the safety of your fleet, possibly including specifying vehicle safety systems and training drivers in order to mitigate risk and lower accident costs. It might also be important to help change the perception that other motorists have about commercial vehicles and drivers.
Oil prices go up and down at the slightest whim. Volatility can be nerve-wracking. And while its impact on diesel is apparent, how can oil prices affect the bottom-line cost of heavy-duty truck engine oil? The answer is: It doesn’t really.
Drivers don’t feel trailer tires in the same way that they do tractor tires, so even though it might not be on purpose, the fact is that it’s just easier to not think much about trailer tire inflation. They are, unfortunately, easy to neglect. But, this is a mistake!
It may still sound like a buzzword, but the fact is that fleet managers can no longer ignore telematics for their trailers.
DTNA’s Roger Nielsen on dynamic leasing, Detroit Assurance 5.0 and where its customer focus is being felt
DTNA’s President and CEO Roger Nielsen dives into the company’s Dynamic Leasing announcement, Detroit Assurance 5.0 adoption rates and the real-world benefits of DTNA’s customer-focused market approach.
There are three big reasons a fleet might decide to go with wide base tires: weight savings, fuel efficiency, and load efficiency. However, we also know that wide base tires are more expensive, so which fleets should really be considering a swap?
Introduced three years ago, the American Petroleum Institute (API)’s CK-4 and FA-4 oil categories were billed as the next generation of oil, improving on the engine protection and fuel economy benefits offered by previous engine oil categories.