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Reward truck ROI with Western Star President Kelley Platt

With the launch of the 5700XE last year, Western Star aimed to redefine the words “reward truck.” After all, what’s more rewarding than getting to jump behind the wheel of a burly, badass truck? But how are fleets calculating the reward truck ROI and putting reward trucks like this Western Star 5700XE to work? You’re

Watch: Reward truck ROI with Western Star President Kelley Platt

With the launch of the 5700XE last year, Western Star aimed to redefine the words “reward truck.” After all, what’s more rewarding than getting to jump behind the wheel of a burly truck? Many of the 5700XE features—the polished stainless steel grill surround and bumper, as well as a sun visor that provides adequate sun

Mid-America Trucking Show 2016: Sights, sounds and news from the show

The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is always a whirlwind of industry news and booth meetings. With more than 1,100 exhibitors to catch up with and a projected 70,000 attendees to wade through, there’s little time to catch your breath. Come along with me, Jason Morgan, we take in the sights, sounds and news of MATS

Daimler Highway Pilot Connect autonomous truck platooning technology

Less than a year after Daimler Trucks North America showcased the Freightliner Inspiration Truck as the first autonomous truck operating on an open public highway in Las Vegas, Daimler Trucks took the next step in truck autonomy by demoing the Highway Pilot Connect system on the German Autobahn. Highway Pilot Connect takes the autonomous truck

A truck tire conversation with Bridgestone Commercial

Bridgestone recently released the R283A Ecopia steer tire, and I had the chance to stop by the Bridgestone booth at TMC to learn about the new tire that tackles both improved rolling resistance for fuel efficiency and increasing wear life for reatreadability, a tire feat that is no small task.

Work Truck Show 2016: Ford Trucks, International, Cummins, Telogis

Indianapolis, Indiana: Home to college basketball, the best shrimp cocktail you’ll ever have and, of course, NTEA’s Work Truck Show. We’ve got your badge and a slew of booth visits scheduled, so come along as FE’s On the Road tackles the Work Truck Show.

Have cameras, will travel

The sun splashes a glare across my laptop screen as the 600-MPH soaring cattle cannon crosses the country. The Kinks’ This Time Tomorrow drowns out the drumming of the engines and fuels dreams of the Fleet Equipment staff’s next adventure. The trucking industry is a market in motion. It’s true, the FE crew travels a

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Watch: Bridging tire efficiency and durability—a conversation with Bridgestone Commercial

Bridgestone recently released the R283A Ecopia steer tire, and I had the chance to stop by the Bridgestone Booth at TMC to learn about the new tire that tackles both improved rolling resistance for fuel efficiency and increasing wear life for retreadability, a tire feat that is no small task. In addition, retreads continue to play

TMC 2016: New truck products, engine oil categories and right to repair

Inspired by Robert Altman’s classic film Nashville, Fleet Equipment is taking you inside the 2016 TMC Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition to give you a snap shot of the latest and greatest equipment in the heavy-duty trucking industry.

Watch: Work Truck Show 2016: Ford Trucks, International, Cummins, Telogis

Indianapolis, Indiana: Home to college basketball, the best shrimp cocktail you’ll ever have and, of course, NTEA’s Work Truck Show. This year, the Work Truck Show set a new record for attendance, drawing 11,905 (verified) industry professionals to the show. Over the last five years, NTEA expanded the exhibit floor by more than 40%, but

Watch: TMC 2016—From upcoming engine oil categories to the Right to Repair

Inspired by Robert Altman’s classic film “Nashville,” Fleet Equipment is taking you inside the 2016 TMC Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition to give you a snap shot of the latest and greatest equipment in the heavy-duty trucking industry. We bring you up to speed with the latest product news from the show, swing by the

Accuride’s manufacturing makeover: On the foundry and factory floor with Fleet Equipment

Transitioning from an aged manual manufacturing process to a world-class facility doesn’t happen overnight. It takes hard work, the right leadership and a majority capital investment, but that’s exactly what Accuride has spent the past five years doing. So come along as I take you inside Accuride’s Rockford, Ill., foundry and manufacturing facility to detail