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Podcast: How regional haul fleets can maximize their fuel efficiency

In a tumultuous 2020 for trucking, regional haul and last-mile delivery fleets were some of the only applications that saw consistent traffic, especially in the spring as shutdowns hit and the economy was upended. But this was not just a 2020 phenomenon—regional haul is poised for growth in 2021 and beyond. Mike Roeth of the

Driver training telematics use case with Ford Telematics

Finally! The data tables have turned! Instead of being behind the keyboard pounding away at why fleet managers need to use data, Ford put me behind the wheel of a 2020 Ford Transit and tracked my every movement with Ford Telematics. In this episode of Unscripted, I’m in the driver hot seat as Travis Hunt,

Ford Transit 2020 test drive and technology test

We’re definitely off script in this episode of Unscripted. Ford dropped off a 2020 Transit, and we put it through its paces, testing out the latest technology like adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist system. Our 2020 Transit was outfitted with the EcoBoost engine, which sports 310 HP at 5,000 RPM and 400 ft./lbs. of

Discount Tire talks meeting the local needs of light-duty fleets

Light-duty vehicles have seen a boost in operations during the pandemic. From last-mile delivery to contract service providers and the like, commercial vans and light-duty trucks are rolling large to meet essential business demands—and with that comes increased service needs. “What’s interesting, specifically with a model like Amazon, is it’s more of a franchise model

Ford rolls out new offerings and enhancements to its line of commercial vehicles

Focused on providing a complete portfolio of light- and medium-duty commercial vehicles, as well as enhancing existing products, Ford used the 2020 Work Truck Show to showcase a range of new offerings. Headlining the company’s announcements was that an all-electric Ford Transit commercial van is on its way for the 2022 model year. While full

Cooper Tire adds two new tires to Work Series lineup

Cooper Tire has expanded its Work Series line of tires with the introduction of two new tires in 19.5-in. sizes (225/70R and 245/70R) for Class 4-6 trucks and vans. The Work Series All-Steel Drive (ASD) tire is an open shoulder steel-belted drive tire, while the Work Series All Steel All Position (ASA) tire is an all-position,

Executive Interview: Hino stretches into new markets with upgraded, extended equipment offerings

The rollout of Hino’s new XL Series provided the platform for the extended cab and crew cab configurations for both the XL and L Series—which the company showed off in its booth at this year’s NACV show.

NACFE releases report on rise of regional haul trucking

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its latest report, titled “More Regional Haul: An Opportunity for Trucking?” “If you ask most people to define trucking, words like ‘over the road’ and ‘long haul’ are likely to be part of the description. But the reality is that 45% of the Class 8 tractors

‘From first mile to last mile’: is it time to expand into new applications?

  The trucking industry is experiencing a boom with no end in short-term sight. The latest report from FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index—which tracks changes in U.S. truck market conditions, including freight volumes, freight rates, fleet capacity, fuel price and financing—is that the y/y Index remains more than triple the 2017 reading of 2.97. The current