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How M&A activity can benefit fleet uptime

You don’t always think about how mergers and acquisitions can be a boon for uptime, but M&A presents opportunities to improve products and services and can drive beneficial efficiencies throughout the supply chain. Gaining new territory is about more than growing a company’s footprint and meeting new customers; existing customers who do business in the

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The service needs of heavy-duty truck ADAS

The implementation of ADAS technologies has changed the game of fleet operations. With life-saving and collision-preventing features like emergency braking and active lane-keep, the automated system has positively influenced both the drivers and the roads that they drive on. ADAS technology may be changing the way driver’s operate their vehicles, but it’s also changing the

The right heavy-duty truck maintenance practices to protect fuel efficiency

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

International’s plan for supporting its new powertrain after the sale

It’s one thing to launch a new product and another to support it after the sale, but that’s when the true “total cost of ownership” is realized. At some point in any piece of equipment’s lifecycle, there are maintenance needs. How quickly the component is fixed and back on the road generating revenue can make

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Let’s brake it down: Heavy-duty truck brake maintenance tips

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

Dealing with medium-duty truck diagnostic differences

If both medium- and heavy-duty trucks roll into your bays on the regular, you’ve probably seen a difference in the way data is collected. Switching between different scan tools and service information can lead to a breakdown in communication. It takes the right type of equipment to get the information and data points you need

The reality of putting electric pickup trucks into your fleet

We’re all hyped about electrification possibilities, but the reality is a bit more sobering. Sure there’s a lot to consider in terms of application demand and infrastructure availability, but the commercial trucking industry is starting to answer those big questions that loomed a year or so ago when electric trucks were just starting to roll

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SuperTruck, Autonomous Truck, Electric Truck: Peterbilt’s biggest technology lineup

Parked side by side, Peterbilt’s most advanced trucks–its autonomous Model 579 test truck, the 2023 SuperTruck, and the battery electric Model 579EV day cab–were an impressive display of how quickly and far truck technology has advanced, even through two years of world-altering events. The autonomous Model 579 on display was a next step in the

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Talking light weight suspension spec for electric trucks

The very nature of electric trucks being simpler, from a component POV, compared with their diesel brethren means that we tend to gloss over the equipment nuances. While the commercial vehicle segment is still wrapping its arms around electric truck applications, so too are we starting to understand the spec’ing strategies that come with an

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Smile! You’re on camera: How driver-facing cameras are impacting the trucking industry

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

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Cab specs for fleet comfort and efficiency

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

Hands on with Mack Trucks Command Steer

Command Steer is an active steering system that adds an electric motor to the existing hydraulic steering to help reduce driver effort by up to 85% and improve driver productivity and comfort, according to Mack. Mack Command Steer provides variable steering assist based on the driving situation. Multiple sensors throughout the truck monitor road conditions,