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How to spec the right axle configuration

Spec’ing a truck means considering—and sometimes reconsidering—almost every aspect of the vehicle. That includes components that previously never required much choice.

At Prime Inc., success is driven by dedication to supporting drivers

It shouldn’t be surprising that Prime Inc. has always been a driver-focused trucking company. Robert Low started the operation in 1970 with a single truck, with the then-19-year old behind the wheel as the company’s first driver. Today, he’s still at the helm as the carrier‘s president.

Can you hear me now? More questions on the 3G sunset

Still have questions about the 3G sunset, the future of 5G and how your telematics solutions will integrate with it all? Read on!

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Your guide to the 3G sunset

Cellular provider commercials are announcing the coming of 5G, and that means that 3G networks need to get out of the way to meet ever-increasing cellular bandwidth demands. Now is the time to take stock of what telematics devices will need replaced when the 3G network rides into the sunset.

Understanding the truck tire compounding process

Commercial truck tires have basic ingredients. It all starts with a mixture of mostly natural rubber and/or some synthetic rubber, filler materials (typically carbon black and silica), waxes and oils as well as various chemical additives that promote elasticity, eco-friendliness and durability.

Watch: Fifteen years later, are SmartWay tires still the smart choice?

The EPA launched SmartWay 15 years ago this month. It’s a program which was created to reduce freight transportation-related climate change and emissions, which ultimately leads to fleets saving more money. But after all this time, are SmartWay tires still the smart choice?

Verizon Connect’s Erin Cave sees the future of connected commercial vehicles

Data-gathering technology companies are asking themselves the same question you are: What do I do with all this data? You think you have a lot of data, but telematics companies like Verizon Connect have exponentially more, and their goal is to bring you answers that allow you to focus on running your fleet. One of the company’s latest strategies leverages machine learning—a subset of artificial intelligence that leans on algorithms and statistical models to analyze massive amounts of data and produce actionable recommendations.

Collect your truck’s data to make your fleet safer, more productive

Upgrading the OEM software found in light- and medium-duty vehicles can give fleet managers similar operational parameter controls that you have come to expect in heavy-duty operations, thus reining in the impact that variables like the drivers themselves have on the cost efficiency of their trucks.

Watch: TPMS or ATIS – What’s better for your truck?

There are two main types of digital tire monitoring systems in the marketplace: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, known as TPMS, and Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, known as ATIS. Deciding on one system over another isn’t as straight-forward as you might think. Both have their own set of pros and cons, to the point that some fleets even opt to use both systems at the same time.

Inside Mack’s plan to make waves in the on-highway market

When you think of Mack Trucks, you probably think of construction or vocational trucks first and foremost. And while that’s likely fine with Mack (those applications are still the brand’s bread and butter) the OEM is hoping people will add a third segment to that list: on-highway.

Closing the retread gap for commercial trucks

Tire manufacturers are constantly exploring ways to make the retread process more cost-effective while increasing productivity.

Data, business intelligence and lifecycle management helping fleets lower costs of tire use

When it comes to operating a heavy-duty truck, tires are among the most important­—and costly—parts to maintain. Knowing how to use the right kind of tires, effective maintenance and repair (M&R) practices, and implementing appropriate lifecycle strategies can save millions on a fleet’s bottom line.