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A fleet view of the latest truck technology

To truly take advantage of the latest truck technology, you have to do more than spec it. You have to do more than analyze it. The real key to making technology work for your trucking operation is something far more difficult: communication. You have to talk about the technology, understand its uses the same way

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Equipment management’s place in the larger fleet management picture

Technology that connects you to your truck also connects you to those you work with, from safety managers to driver dispatch and even the back office. You’re all pulling in the same direction, and the right data integrations can make sure you’re all looking at the same digital page. All of those departments (if you’re

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How truck tire data tells an application story

Data is simply the representation of activity in digital zeroes and ones. So, what if you could leverage it to better understand your truck tire activity–from how they perform in their application to wear patterns and reasons for removal? That’s information that you could act on to boost your bottom line. You know how huge

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Detailing truck safety systems that protect drivers

Truck safety systems have advanced quickly to include high-tech solutions like lane-keep assistance, and it can be difficult keeping the available options straight or even understanding that different advanced driver assistance systems from different manufacturers (both OEM and suppliers) will operate differently. That last fact was from Ashley Murickan, product marketing manager with Volvo Trucks

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Diesel engine cylinder deactivation deep dive

How much more efficiency can suppliers pull out of new diesel engine development? It turns out a lot. Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently announced validation tests of its cylinder deactivation technology paired with developments from Tula Technology, a California based company that specializes in combustion control and software, that showed marked improvement in NOx reduction and

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Paperless truck service: The change is worth it

Change is hard. There’s no magic switch, no perfect solution that doesn’t require work and buy-in on your side to improve your fleet options. But if you know the goal you’re working toward, it’s much easier to work through the short-term hardships of change. If your truck service operation isn’t already paperless, the need to

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Working with truck technology providers to build decision-making confidence

The fleet management technology community has evolved to the point where it’s much like working with OEMs and hard-part equipment suppliers. There are specific data applications, custom built, to solve specific problems. Software solutions to help you boost equipment efficiency and productivity. And the biggest similarity to how you have always worked with your equipment

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How to spot macro and micro trends in truck data

Acting on data relies on your ability to analyze the data. Sure there are a few pieces of low-hanging data fruit to pluck for early ROI such as managing overall idle time and maximizing the amount of time your trucks run in cruise control. Beyond that, you have to get specific to your operation–parse through

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Medium-duty truck data integration details

Data uses are as varied as truck uses, and as specific. Whereas long-haul operations can focus on time spent in cruise and idle time to provide the short-term data usage ROI when it comes to fuel economy, medium-duty trucks tackling a multitude of vocations a require a more targeted data approach. Recently, Samsara announced an

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Taking advantage of aftermarket solutions amid an uncertain market

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

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Truck tire inflation tips and tricks

“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

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Tackling the new demands of on-site vehicle service

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

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