New tractor and trailer orders continue to post low numbers as fleets of all kinds deal with the uncertainty of today’s pandemic-impacted market. Just because equipment lifecycles are shifting doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice equipment efficiency or safety. Aftermarket equipment options offer increased value to your existing equipment. That includes essential equipment components
“An engineer told me something early in my career–the tire isn’t what carries the load, the air is what carries the load,” said Jason Miller, national fleet channel sales manager, Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. Miller is keenly aware that tire inflation isn’t the most exciting topic in the truck tire world, but it’s definitely
Even before COVID-19, performing on-site service was never the same as rolling a truck into a bay. “There are certain things that go into doing a job in a mobile situation that you have to be cognizant of,” said Ed Peterson, chief executive officer of Wrench, a mobile vehicle maintenance and repair solution that brings
Wide ranging applications and duty cycles. Light-, medium- and heavy-duty tasks. Municipal and government fleets face a wide array of equipment management challenges. And that’s on top of the refuse, utility and myriad of other primary challenges that equipment is tackling. Reliability and total cost of ownership is paramount. That starts with making the proper
It’s easy to view a new process or technology as an all-or-nothing strategic move, but that’s not how remote driver training, for example, should be considered. “Don’t think of online training as something separate,” said Jane Jazrawy, co-founder and chief executive officer of CarriersEdge. “What you want to do is think of training as training.
The questions that impacted how your equipment moves on the road during the nationwide shutdown persist now that states are starting to reopen. Are the rest stops open in that area? Is there truck parking available? These types of questions have a huge impact on your equipment’s operation and routing decisions as delivery ETAs and
The roller coaster of freight demand continues. For fleets looking at new applications to drive business, regional haul equipment options have expanded over the past several years. From gearing and powertrain options to driver safety and creature comforts, it’s important you spec the right truck for the regional job. And if you aren’t in a
Fleet health means understanding how fault codes interact with each other, what that means and what you should do about it to ensure your trucks can work productively. Connected remote diagnostics allows you to take a bird’s eye view of your overall fleet health and then dive into the troubled trucks, getting them into a
The more information you can provide to your warranty provider surrounding a claim, the better chance you have of it being accepted. You may have heard about the three Cs of warranty claims: Cause, Correction and Complaint. But Dave Walters, senior solutions engineer for Trimble Transportation, likes to talk about a fourth C: Comments. “A
Disruptive events, like a global pandemic, create opportunity for digital crime, according to Mimecast, a company specializing in cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365, including security, archiving, and continuity services to protect business mail. And transportation has been a high-level target in the past several weeks. According to a recent report
Adaptation continues to be a key ability in navigating the Coronavirus pandemic. If your fleet operation spans several states, you’re having to juggle shifting regulations and practices as some states begin to reopen, but social distancing is here to stay for everyone. For suppliers that are used to working hand-in-hand with customers to solve equipment
How do you spec the right transmission hardware and outfit it with the proper software?