As the weather cools, the batteries’ loads are reduced and the negative impacts of the summer sun will begin to surface.
Optimizing fleet efficiency with heavy-duty downspeeding for long-term success.
Urgency isn’t a new concept to the world of fleet operations and neither is flexibility. Being in an industry that changes everyday means it’s important for you to keep track and keep up. If your ship doesn’t rise with the tide, it sinks. Utilizing telematics solutions and diverse sets of data can play a big
According to some of the latest numbers from ACT Research, there are some positive and negative factors equally impacting the overall freight outlook. Let’s start with the not so great points presented through their research: None of these points probably came as a shock to you. Talk about industry-wide shortages and inflation has been consistent
There’s a shortage in just about every aspect of every industry. Driver shortages, supply shortages, technician shortages, parts shortages – they are all plaguing fleet operations and slowing down the entire expediting process. The only thing the commercial industry isn’t short on is, well, shortages. It’s extremely inconvenient, to put it nicely, but in every
If your trucks are operating in the long-haul segment carrying goods from New York to California, well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but EV range capabilities and infrastructure can’t practically support that yet. However, last-mile fleets that stay in the general vicinity and don’t require substantial range just may be ready
As a fleet manager, I’m sure you feel the pain as diesel prices reach new heights and while there isn’t much that can be done about the total at the pump, taking into consideration the maintenance of your tires, fluids and lubricants can help mitigate the severity of diesel fuel prices. Effective tire maintenance is
When it comes to any brake system, whether it be drum brakes or disc brakes, they all require some sort of ongoing maintenance. So, in order to maintain the effective operations of your brakes and maximize the lifetime of the component, a comprehensive preventative maintenance program needs to be integrated into your fleet’s operations. What
Every time we do a camera video, we get comments. Clearly some drivers aren’t too happy about cameras in the cab–believe it or not, we get why: The ‘big brother’ style of management is not one most people are fond of. But there are benefits. As a fleet manager responsible for spec’ing the equipment, it’s
When it comes to your driver’s comfortability and satisfaction, there may be a couple things to consider while customizing your trucks. Driver comfort has become increasingly important to the industry as it works to improve retention success and recruitment efforts. Your drivers are the most essential asset to your fleet’s success, so it is important
When it comes to keeping your trucks on a roll, lighting isn’t typically the first thing you might think of, but don’t be mistaken. If you want to maximize safety and profitability and minimize downtime in your fleet, it takes a lot more than just changing a burnt out bulb when you notice it. It’s
No one’s ever really ready for winter to move in—the cold weather, snow and wind that hurts your face, not to mention the slush and bad roads. Now I know what you’re probably thinking. “Tess, slow down. We’re barely into October,” and you’d be right but shortly after all the touchdowns have been scored and