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Podcast: Michelin on the importance of the right truck tires in the right applications

Michelin has been busy this year, introducing quite a few new tires within just the first few months of 2021—there’s the new Energy commercial tires, the new X Works drive tire and the regional X One trailer tire. Joining me on today’s podcast is Coy Jones, senior marketing manager for on road with Michelin to

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Podcast: Telematics, routing and staying ahead of the truck technology curve

Joining me on today’s episode of the Fleet Future podcast is Alex Osaki, product marketing manager for Here Technologies, which is a supplier of telematics, including routing and mapping technology, to the trucking industry. Alex and I had a great conversation about location technology, the struggles of adopting telematics, and how telematics will play into

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Podcast: How telematics can help in last mile delivery, with electric fleets, and more

The growth of the last mile delivery market and the ascendancy of electric trucks have rarely been out of the news for the past year. With that in mind, joining me in this episode of the Fleet Future podcast is Travis Hunt, business development manager for Ford Commercial Solutions. Our conversation focused on telematics, from

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Podcast: How electric trucks will change your fleet management process

Electric trucks are here. At this point, every major OEM either has trucks available for order or in development, but if you are interested in adding some of these models to your fleet, there is a lot of preparation that needs to be done ahead of time. For example, recently I wrote a story for

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Podcast: New electric and diesel trucks, plus the effects of the microchip shortage

In this episode of the Fleet Future podcast, Fleet Equipment Editor Jason Morgan and Managing Editor Alex Crissey go over the biggest trucking news of the past month, including: Listen below, and catch up with more episodes of the podcast here. News discussed in this episode

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Podcast: The role of e-axles and power systems in the electric future

The electric future has arrived, with several major OEMs making battery electric trucks available now, some that will be available soon, and even a growing push toward hydrogen fuel cell power. So what will the role of suppliers be in this electric future? To answer that question, I talked with Jeremy Frenznick, senior director of

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Podcast: Why tracking the right metrics is key for your truck maintenance operation

What makes tracking the right metrics in a fleet maintenance shop so important? According to Jacob Findlay, founder and CEO of Fullbay, a provider of shop management software, it’s important to evolve from a gut feeling, shoot-from-the-hip style of business to a more precise one where the right metrics are tracked, or your shop risks

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Podcast: The impact of emissions standards on trucking equipment

You’ve probably heard about the EPA GHG regulations that are ramping up throughout the 2020s, starting this year. You’ve probably also heard about more advanced emissions programs introduced by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). But you might wonder, if I don’t run trucks in California, why do I need to know what CARB is

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Podcast: Staged crashes, nuclear verdicts and the role of video telematics

One of the worst pieces of news you can hear as a fleet manager is that one of your trucks has been in a crash. First and foremost, there’s the driver’s safety to be concerned about, and even if they’re all right, there’s the high cost of repairs. But it doesn’t end there–now you have

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Podcast: Heavy-duty engine oil and filtration tips

You’re probably aware of the new oil categories that were introduced back in 2017: CK-4 and FA-4. The introduction of these new oil categories has accelerated a trend we were already seeing in the trucking industry of certain fleets extending their oil drain intervals. The guest on this episode of Fleet Future is Chad Stepanian

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Podcast: Four takeaways from Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

This week was Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, an annual event that is usually held in Las Vegas but, this year, took place virtually. And while the show was absent from its usual backdrop of the sights and sounds of Vegas, the heavy-duty aftermarket insight was as strong as ever. Here are four of the biggest

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Podcast: DPF cleaning and maintenance tips

Let’s talk DPF maintenance. If you’re like most fleets, its one of your least favorite words in your vocabulary. DPFs have been known to be a maintenance headache basically since they arrived on the scene. In today’s episode I talk with Tom Choate of Ceramex, a company with a unique method for cleaning the DPF.

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