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Fleet managers respond to COVID-19 with Ozone generators

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, businesses have dealt with the rapid adoption of social distancing and enhanced safety and health protocols. Aftermarket manufacturers have responded with innovations that help prevent the spread of infection to drivers and passengers, which augment their selection of components that optimize the overall experience of driving

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NACV 2021 Show postponed

Organizers of the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show are postponing their 2021 event, originally scheduled for Sept. 28-30 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. The decision was made after discussion with both manufacturers and fleets, who cited the lingering effects of COVID-19 on willingness to travel and attend large gatherings, organizers say. Additionally, the

Report: 2021 economic outlook forecasts 11.2% expansion in equipment, software investment

With U.S. vaccination rates rising quickly and the end of the pandemic in sight, equipment and software investment growth is expected to be robust this year as businesses invest to adapt to a post-pandemic normal, a recent report suggests. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 11.2% is forecasted for 2021, and annual U.S. GDP

Samsara: Data shows the pandemic has accelerated digitalization

Samsara has released new data that the company says reveals how industrial organizations are experiencing an accelerated digital transformation, sparked by COVID-19. A recent McKinsey & Co. survey found that organizations speeded the digitalization of their customer interactions, supply chain interactions and core internal operations by three to four years, acting 20 to 25 times

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Thermo King launches air purification system for public buses

Thermo King has launched a new air purification solution for buses that the company says continuously purifies the air while the bus is in operation. Thermo King says its air purification solution has been independently tested and proven to be 98% effective in deactivating certain viruses, including a surrogate for the virus that causes COVID-19.

Cooper Tire’s Gary Schroeder talks Goodyear deal, new tires and the road ahead

Raise your hand if you saw the Goodyear acquisition of Cooper Tire coming? It was just one of the latest surprising industry announcements in a year full of surprises. A lot has changed since we talked with Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s global truck and bus tire business, for our executive interview in February

Fullbay, TMC release State of Heavy-Duty Repair report

Fullbay and the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) have released their State of Heavy-Duty Repair report. Fullbay says the report reveals insights and trends in the commercial vehicle repair industry, including demographics, average revenue, the impact of COVID-19 and more. “This report gives repair shops great insight and benchmarks to compare against

HDAW: An industry outlook for the 2021 HD aftermarket

The 2021 heavy-duty aftermarket is just beginning to gain positive momentum and should continue to rebound from 2020’s recession brought on due to COVID-19 as vaccines take effect, according to John Blodgett, vice president of sales and marketing for MacKay & Co. Blodgett led a session detailing an overview and outlook of the economy for

What the last mile delivery segment will look like in 2021

The early parts of 2020, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, wreaked havoc on the economy, including many aspects of the trucking industry. One segment that escaped this economic fate was last mile delivery, which, fueled by people staying home and the resulting growth in e-commerce, continued to become a more prevalent segment of the industry

Let’s get visible: Telematics and visibility are FE’s 2020 Truck Trend of the Year

Every December at Fleet Equipment we write a “Trend of the Year” piece summing up the year in trucking, and of course, in 2020 the mind immediately leaps to the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s no way around it: Between shutdowns, travel restrictions and affected businesses, the pandemic has shaped everything about this year, both in and

Flexible finance a larger focus for transportation, private fleets

Transportation organizations and private fleets are both finding new ways to cope with the major challenges thrown at them in 2020, particularly by the COVID-19 pandemic. While each has their own set of unique challenges specific to their organizations, they’re both battling ways to deal with a difficult financial climate, rising costs from adapting to

Samsara launches new remote driver safety training features

Samsara has released three new features for its AI Dash Cam, which are built to help fleets navigate the challenges associated with remotely coaching, training and engaging drivers. The three new features are: Mask Detection: Using advanced artificial intelligence, dual-facing Samsara AI Dash Cams can now automatically detect if a driver is not wearing a