On the Road Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Cool and collected: A guide to choosing the right heavy-duty coolant

Technicians and drivers should be trained on correct coolant usage.

Can ELDs reduce operating costs?

The benefits of real-time visibility aids in route planning and allows for managers to better track drivers out on the road.

Treading into the world of heavy-duty truck tire retreads

Everything is meticulously checked to ensure that a tire not suitable for retreading doesn’t slip through the cracks.

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Truck batteries in winter: A guide to keeping your fleet running

As the weather cools, the batteries’ loads are reduced and the negative impacts of the summer sun will begin to surface.

Using telematics insight to improve fleet operations 

Urgency isn’t a new concept to the world of fleet operations and neither is flexibility. Being in an industry that changes everyday means it’s important for you to keep track and keep up. If your ship doesn’t rise with the tide, it sinks.  Utilizing telematics solutions and diverse sets of data can play a big

Picking up the trucking pace: An industry update

According to some of the latest numbers from ACT Research, there are some positive and negative factors equally impacting the overall freight outlook. Let’s start with the not so great points presented through their research: None of these points probably came as a shock to you. Talk about industry-wide shortages and inflation has been consistent

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Success by the truckload: Truck technician training tips 

There’s a shortage in just about every aspect of every industry. Driver shortages, supply shortages, technician shortages, parts shortages – they are all plaguing fleet operations and slowing down the entire expediting process. The only thing the commercial industry isn’t short on is, well, shortages.  It’s extremely inconvenient, to put it nicely, but in every

The benefits of electrification in last-mile applications

If your trucks are operating in the long-haul segment carrying goods from New York to California, well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but EV range capabilities and infrastructure can’t practically support that yet.  However, last-mile fleets that stay in the general vicinity and don’t require substantial range just may be ready

The right heavy-duty truck maintenance practices to protect fuel efficiency

As a fleet manager, I’m sure you feel the pain as diesel prices reach new heights and while there isn’t much that can be done about the total at the pump, taking into consideration the maintenance of your tires, fluids and lubricants can help mitigate the severity of diesel fuel prices.  Effective tire maintenance is

Smile! You’re on camera: How driver-facing cameras are impacting the trucking industry

Every time we do a camera video, we get comments. Clearly some drivers aren’t too happy about cameras in the cab–believe it or not, we get why: The ‘big brother’ style of management is not one most people are fond of.  But there are benefits. As a fleet manager responsible for spec’ing the equipment, it’s

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Cab specs for fleet comfort and efficiency

When it comes to your driver’s comfortability and satisfaction, there may be a couple things to consider while customizing your trucks. Driver comfort has become increasingly important to the industry as it works to improve retention success and recruitment efforts.   Your drivers are the most essential asset to your fleet’s success, so it is important

Save the fleeting darkness for Halloween with proper truck lighting

When it comes to keeping your trucks on a roll, lighting isn’t typically the first thing you might think of, but don’t be mistaken. If you want to maximize safety and profitability and minimize downtime in your fleet, it takes a lot more than just changing a burnt out bulb when you notice it.  It’s