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
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times: There is no one size fits all solution or silver bullet to components used within the industry. Every segment, every application, every fleet, every truck, may need to do things a bit differently. This goes for truck and trailer adapters and cables as well.
Automated driver assistance systems tend to get lumped together with monikers like “active lane keep assist” and “adaptive cruise control,” but the reality is that all ADAS systems have subtle operational differences that can make a big impact on a truck driver over thousands of miles. The best way to understand those differences is to
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
If EV range lends itself to short-route, return-to-home applications, then certainly they’d be prime equipment selections for medium-duty applications that many trucks, vans and chassis cabs configurations tackle on a daily basis. So where are they? Well, listen closely, because you might just hear the electric hum of the 2,000 Class 3 through 5 battery
Christmas came early everyone! It’s our annual conversation with ACT Research President and Senior Analyst Kenny Vieth in which we unpack what happened in the trucking market this year, take stock of how close the market predictions were last year and take a look ahead at what’s coming down the road in Q1 of 2023
The correct set of tools and equipment will help your technicians perform to the best of their ability and provide them with the opportunity for continued improvement. But even the newest tools and best equipment can’t be the standalone solution to recruiting and retaining a team of talented technicians. And that’s where you come in. If
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
Within the well-established ELD era, the next truck driver-focused technology mile marker seems to be planted firmly on the road to streamlining workflow beyond hours-of-service. At this year’s ATA MC&E, there was plenty of focus on how the driver interacts with the truck digitally–from digital vehicle inspection reports and logging lunch and break to integrating
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
In what is becoming an annual event, Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve took time during ATA MC&E to reflect on the past year and look to what the future holds for Volvo Trucks. Volvo has taken huge strides in heavy-duty battery electric truck development, deployment and support, hosting an electromobility summit and publishing