One of the most important considerations for fleet managers is how long you want to keep your trucks. Are you the type of fleet who wants to run every truck for a million miles, or do you want to keep a tight trade-in cycle so you’re almost always operating relatively new equipment. In this episode of the Fleet Future podcast, we spoke with Jim Griffin, chief operating officer and chief technology officer for Fleet Advantage, to ask him about how Fleet Advantage evaluates truck life cycles, and what fleets should be looking for.
The battery is, of course, crucial to the future of electric trucks. For electric trucks to become more viable in real-world applications, batteries will have to hit a certain standard. So what is that standard, and how far away might it be? Joshua Goldman of Transpower, manufacturer of the batteries for Peterbilt’s electric trucks, is our guest as we talk through these issues and more on the electric trucking future.
The first episode of Fleet Future covers one of trucking’s most buzzed-about topics: electric trucks. Guest Mike Roeth of NACFE talks about the benefits of spec’ing early, the infrastructure that will need to be in place, and what applications will benefit the most from electrification.