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In-house vs. outsourced fleet maintenance

Increasing adoption of onboard technology has been a boon and a bane for fleets. The boon is greater transparency between the fleet maintenance manager and driver/vehicle—that provides information on how vehicles are being driven and access to more and better data for maintenance and repair decisions. The bane is that the increased sophistication can make

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Freightliner announces new medium-duty truck options

Freightliner Trucks highlighted its new option packages that are now available to order for its Class 6/7 M2 106. “We know our medium-duty customers want options that enhance productivity, efficiency and driver recruitment, and we are delivering smart solutions on all levels,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “We are committed to helping

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The next step in truck evolution: Freightliner, Detroit executive interview

Last year was a big year for Freightliner. Even after setting both company and industry records for order intake, Freightliner Trucks, driven by the Detroit powertrain, is showing no sign of slowing down in 2015. Richard Howard, senior vice president, sales and marketing, for Daimler Trucks North America, shares his thoughts on where the truck

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Mercedes-Benz will debut Metris at 2015 Work Truck Show

The Mercedes-Benz Metris midsize van will make its world premiere at The Work Truck Show 2015. Mercedes-Benz’s Metric is one of more than 100 new commercial vehicles and related products set to debut at the North American work truck event. Additional chassis OEMs with press conferences scheduled at the event include Ford Commercial Vehicles, Ram

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KLLM-Frozen Foods Express specs LED lighting on all new trucks

KLLM-Frozen Foods Express, headquartered in Richland, Miss., with operations in 48 states, announced that it will install Truck-Lite LED forward lighting on all new trucks. “We’re excited to get the safety and maintenance benefits of LED lighting into as many vehicles as we can. It’s huge to have our product on a fleet with the

Three ways 6x2s are winning over fleets

Often times, any topic filled with apprehension can be seen in a new light thanks to a bit of old fashion education. There’s no clearer example of that than the growing interest in 6×2 axle configurations from fleets across the country. In the past, fleets had three main concerns with 6×2 axle configurations: 1. Traction;

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What’s trucking’s biggest equipment trend?

Without a doubt, the heavy-duty trucking industry took one of its biggest leaps forward in 2014 in terms of getting the latest equipment technologies into fleets and on the road. There was no shortage of efficiency solutions as truck OEs and suppliers showcased everything from downsped engines and integrated powertrains to aerodynamic packages and vehicle connectivity

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Alliance Truck Parts launches second annual Fan Friday

Alliance Truck Parts announced that, in honor of The Alliance Truck Parts Racing Team and Brad Keselowski, driver of the Alliance Truck Parts No. 2 Ford Fusion, completing a successful year in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Alliance will once again launch its Fan Friday promotion. Every Friday, from Nov. 21, 2014, through Feb.

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Hadley receives Daimler Masters of Quality Award

Hadley, a manufacturer and marketer of truck and transit products, has earned the Masters of Quality award for 2013 accomplishments from Daimler Trucks North America. According to Daimler, the Masters of Quality award is the highest recognition DTNA gives to its suppliers. Daimler presented the Masters of Quality award during an on-site ceremony at Hadley’s global

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Determining ROI to Lower TCO

“Fleet managers have only so much time,” notes Kirk Altrichter, vice president, maintenance at Crete Carrier Corp. “We need to prioritize when we are spending time making return on investment [ROI] determinations for new equipment. There may be an ROI that will help lower our total cost of ownership [TCO], but as technology changes, products

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Detroit announces new medium-duty engines

Photo caption: Martin Daum (center), president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks of North America, announced the Detroit DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that it will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016. The new engines, branded the Detroit DD5 and DD8, will allow DTNA to further expand

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Integrated powertrains maximize fuel efficiency

“Traditionally, there has been an understanding in the industry that excellent drivers develop skill sets to operate equipment in a way that generates good fuel mileage,” says Mario Sanchez, technical sales support director at Cummins. “Even the best drivers are not consistent all the time, however, and as fleets continue to struggle to retain and

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