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Watch: Test driving the Spicer Electrified Medium-Duty Vehicle

Join FE Editor Jason Morgan as he takes a tour of and drives the new Spicer Electrified Medium-Duty Vehicle.

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Watch: Driver-facing cameras—a complicated issue

As you might imagine, driver-facing cameras are often an unpopular idea with truck drivers. Yet, from an equipment management point of view, video telematics can be incredibly helpful. So naturally, there’s some debate over whether taking advantage of this technology is worth it.

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Watch: Let’s talk predictive maintenance

One notable advantage of trucking technology is the opportunity to level the playing field between large and small fleets. Take predictive maintenance, for example, which takes years of data from a wide variety of trucks and aggregates it to predict how much potential there is for an upcoming failure for particular components. Watch the video

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Watch: Inside the cab of the 2020 Freightliner new Cascadia

In January, Daimler Trucks North America (DNTA) announced that the Detroit Assurance 5.0 suite of safety systems would enable the OEM to put the first Level 2 automated heavy-duty truck on the road when the model year 2020 Freightliner new Cascadia rolls off the line later this year. During a recent press event, DTNA detailed

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Watch: Dealing with parasitic loads in your trucks

Fleet managers are certainly seeing the effects of parasitic loads on their trucks. In addition to all the new devices draining the electrical, fleets are still battling the usual battery-drain culprits. So what can you do to combat this problem? Watch the video above to learn more, and click here to watch past episodes of

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Watch: How new underride guards make trailers safer

Being part of the transportation industry means putting safety above all else. It is the equipment manufacturer’s job when designing trucks and trailers to minimize the potential for serious consequences to both the truck and the other vehicles on the road in the event of a crash. With that in mind, many trailer manufacturers have

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Watch: What remote diagnostics can do for you

Remote diagnostics can help keep fleets on top of any maintenance issues by letting them know the nature of the service issue and how urgent it is, so that the fleet manager can make an informed decision. They say that knowledge is power, and a fleet manager’s ultimate power is the ability to have all

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Watch: The benefits of wide base tires

Let’s talk wide base tires. Introduced in the year 2000, wide base tires remain a small minority of the truck tire market but have carved out a niche in certain applications. The three main reasons a fleet might choose wide base tires are weight savings, fuel efficiency, and load efficiency. Wide base tires are more

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Watch: Let’s talk warranty tracking

Data tracking for warranty claims can be incredibly useful for fleets as well, allowing them to upgrade from paper-based tracking, which may not be entirely accurate or satisfy the warranty provider, and instead use down-to-the-letter tracking software to prove exactly when a part went on the truck and what happened to it. This solution is

Watch: Let’s talk routing software

The current arms race to see who can deliver goods the fastest is showing no signs of slowing down, meaning that the desire for last-minute delivery thanks to retailers offering two- and one-day shipping is only increasing. With this being the case, it’s no surprise that routing software is becoming more prevalent, as it offers

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Watch: Let’s talk trailer tracking

With the plethora of trailer tracking software now available, you may be wondering what this technology can do for your fleet. The answer is, to an extent: whatever you need it to. Depending on what you are looking for, trailer tracking can be limited to the location of your trailers or go as far as

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Watch: Let’s talk data security

Data is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the trucking industry. From over-the-air updates to trailer tracking to warranty tracking to routing software, it’s helping fleets run more efficiently. But even with these benefits, it’s important to keep data security in mind. Watch the video above for more, and you can read FE’s in-depth

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