So, you’ve done the research to determine the right battery electric trucks for your fleet, but equally as important is knowing your charging needs. That’s right, we’re talking about charging today, not about battery electric trucks at all! Because incorporating electric trucks into your fleet would be like taking delivery of 15,000 gallons of water
Let’s say a Level 4 automated truck is driving along and – oh sorry, does that make you uncomfortable? Even if data could prove to you that autonomous trucks are without a shadow of a doubt safer and cause fewer accidents every year… it still feels wrong. Why is that? Autonomous trucks are advancing in
Let’s start here: Safety is paramount, right? If you’re a fleet manager working in the heavy-haul world, you’re certainly familiar with the safety operation requirements of your trailers. But how do you effectively stay on top of it? Well, the key to effective, long-term preventative trailer maintenance is not necessarily a checklist of tasks —
So, maybe you watched last week’s video and you’re taking a hard look at your tires for National Tire Safety Week, and you’ve got your tire pressure set perfectly and your tires are looking great… Now you just don’t let the little things slip through the cracks. Click here to watch more of FE’s On
It doesn’t always get the fanfare it deserves, I’ll admit that, but as a tire man myself, I can’t help but get excited when fleets around the nation come together and join hands to the tune of keeping men and women behind the wheel safe by paying a little more attention to their truck tires.
The trucking industry is so much fun because it’s so diverse. Every fleet has different needs. Every application requires different trucks, each truck needs different components, each meeting minute specifications. And every one of those components plays an important role in both uptime and ROI. Take your wheels, for example. More than just equipment that
Every industry has its trends, and when we look at the trucking data, we see trends too, like the current and continuous rise of last-mile delivery. Let’s take a look at what trends like last-mile means for the future of medium-duty trucks. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. The
I’ve got a financial riddle for you: Would you rather have a million truck bucks handed to you today or the sum of a penny doubled every day for 30 days? OK, I’m sure you’ve heard this one. We all know you’re supposed to take the penny because you end up with over $5 million
No crank events are more than just an annoyance no matter the size of your fleet, but the good news is there is something you can do about it. Many issues that bring about one of these “no crank” events can be mitigated through purposeful preventative maintenance. Click here to watch more of FE’s On
Powered by futuristic-sounding technology like artificial intelligence and global positioning systems, today’s safety platforms are helping trucking fleets not only reduce outlays for insurance premiums and settlements, but also to incur fewer citations, conserve more fuel, reduce wear and tear on vehicles and, most importantly, keeping drivers out of harm’s way through experiencing fewer accidents.
Both renewable diesel and biodiesel have gotten a lot of attention from trucking fleets over the past few years, because not only do they both offer excellent performance and cut overall emissions, they can in many cases both be considered a drop-in replacement to petroleum diesel. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the
Look, you don’t need me to tell you about the massive outright potential of battery electric vehicles. You want lower fuel costs? Sounds good. Reduced maintenance costs? Most likely. An overall lower total cost of ownership? Well, possibly. The trouble is there are still several barriers that must be overcome before the trucking industry will