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The first EV application just happens to be the last mile

Given the range limitations, commercial EVs are primed for last-mile deliveries, and the headlines surrounding that application have been numerous: • Customers across the U.S. will begin to see custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian delivering their Amazon packages, with the electric vehicles hitting the road in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San

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Enhance work truck performance with access, position control technology

Pickup trucks, delivery vans and other kinds of work trucks are some of the most hardworking machines in use in the world today. Businesses from one-person contractors to large utilities and e-commerce operations with fleets of trucks depend on these workhorse vehicles to get the job done every day. The OEMs that build these vehicles

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Medium-duty truck trends as a result of the last-mile delivery mega-trend

Every industry has its trends, and when we look at the trucking data, we see trends too, like the current and continuous rise of last-mile delivery. Let’s take a look at what trends like last-mile means for the future of medium-duty trucks. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. The

Vehicle maintenance in last mile delivery operations

The widespread and steady growth of last mile operations has brought with it new and unique maintenance challenges for fleets operating light- and medium-duty delivery vehicles. One of the main issues, according to Grant Hilliard, client development manager for Utilimaster (a Shyft Group brand), is the limited access to vehicles due to the long hours

Last-mile delivery truck lighting tips for better security

Last-mile delivery vehicles – they face some serious security challenges. Not only are they filled with valuable goods, but by their nature, drivers are constantly starting and stopping, often walking considerable distances from the truck or van to make a delivery. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is

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General Tire introduces the Grabber HD Van

General Tire launched its new all-season commercial tire, the Grabber HD Van, on Feb. 1. This durable cargo van and fleet tire was developed for long-lasting treadwear under loaded conditions, and comes complete with Duragen Technology, which provides robust durability and enhanced sidewall protection, the tire manufacturer noted in a press release. Key features of

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Last-mile delivery truck safety lighting tips

Cutting corners and mixing lighting systems in a last-mile delivery truck is going to result in lower-quality and less reliable lighting. Not only is it more expensive to maintain a lower quality lighting system over the life of the vehicle because of increased maintenance expenses and downtime, but spec’ing the wrong lights can create additional

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OnTerra Systems announces January 2022 RouteSavvy software enhancements

OnTerra Systems, the developers of RouteSavvy route planning software for small businesses, has announced January 2022 RouteSavvy software enhancements. The company says highlights of January 2022 RouteSavvy software enhancements include the following: New Route Cloning Function – RouteSavvy’s new route cloning function is a faster way to create a new route based by cloning an

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Truck lighting tips for increased productivity

Light! Who thinks much about light? Let me tell you, it can pay to think about light. Take this example: In an effort to evenly illuminate the largest area possible in the back of your truck, you might spec the cargo area with either one central lamp or maybe a few lights spaced out down

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Freightliner Custom Chassis talks electric walk-in van details, last-mile market roll out

What makes the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) battery electric walk-in MT50e van launch interesting is that it’s a next generation EV that can leverage the lessons learned by its beefier Freightliner eM2 and eCascadia brethren. Not only that, but Mike Stark, electric vehicle program manager, FCCC, noted that the truck chassis manufacturer works with

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The biggest medium-duty truck stories of 2021

What truck classification do you give Santa’s sleigh? Based on the weight of the world’s gifts alone, it’s tempting to hop straight to Class 8, but I think Santa’s got some magic elf nonsense that makes weight a non-issue. If we use application as a clue, he’s kind of on the longest last-mile route there

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Aon announces last-mile delivery insurance program in partnership with CarrierHQ

Aon plc and CarrierHQ have launched their last-mile delivery insurance program. The companies say the program provides operators in the last mile delivery space with custom, affordable and continuous coverage solutions. Customers are provided a user interface and application process that is curated by a dedicated and experienced team. The companies say the program expands