Even before COVID-19, performing on-site service was never the same as rolling a truck into a bay. “There are certain things that go into doing a job in a mobile situation that you have to be cognizant of,” said Ed Peterson, chief executive officer of Wrench, a mobile vehicle maintenance and repair solution that brings
Fleet health means understanding how fault codes interact with each other, what that means and what you should do about it to ensure your trucks can work productively. Connected remote diagnostics allows you to take a bird’s eye view of your overall fleet health and then dive into the troubled trucks, getting them into a
Disruptive events, like a global pandemic, create opportunity for digital crime, according to Mimecast, a company specializing in cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365, including security, archiving, and continuity services to protect business mail. And transportation has been a high-level target in the past several weeks. According to a recent report
Here’s the thing: the trucks you’re running today will experience unplanned downtime. Driver behavior and maintenance schedules impact performance, check engine lights come on, the unexpected happens. Ensuring your trucks meet your high expectations depends largely on the reliability and capability of your diesel engines. Here’s why. 1. When it comes to uptime, reliable engines
Using data is all about action; making better decisions faster. And speed is of the essence as market shifts happen quickly during the Coronavirus pandemic. There are plenty of variables in play, but you have an edge—data! (Of course you’re hearing that from this data-obsessed FE editor.) I get it, it’s hard to parse through
Inspired by Noregon’s tale of innovation, we decided to do some digital storytelling of our own. Click on the embedded story layout above to be pulled into the data-driven world in which Noregon thrives.
Relaxed hours-of-service requirements and trucking’s essential role in the movement of needed goods and services provided an uptick in freight activity at the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. Now six weeks later, freight volumes are starting to decline as the pendulum swings back, reflecting the country’s shutdown, according to ACT Research. How is this ever-shifting
Volvo Trucks is rolling out a new version of its Remote Programming services called Driver Display Activation. The new service allows drivers to update software and parameters at any time, from anywhere they have cellular service. Remote Programming Driver Display Activation will be available in Q4 of this year. Volvo Trucks says its Remote Programming
It’s time to start cutting costs. FTR noted late last week that it views February as likely the last positive for its trucking condition index. Ouch. Not a fun headline. But that’s our short-term reality. Smart fleets will start optimizing its equipment utilization, squeezing out every fraction of fuel efficiency they can, stepping up their
Unexpected truck service issues always happen at the worst time in the worst place. Finding a service facility that has bay and technician availability, the right parts, and won’t rake you over the coals in terms of cost can feel like finding an oasis in the middle of a desert. But it doesn’t have to.
There’s no time for downtime. In your truck service shops, you’re balancing social distancing, perhaps altered truck maintenance and technician schedules, while maintaining the highest degree of safety and service efficiency. For ideas on how to support everything that depends on your maintenance process, how to stay on top of emerging fault code trends and
The threats that will put your trucks on the side of the road haven’t changed much–brakes, lights and tires are still the main culprits, according to Dave Walters, senior solutions engineer for Trimble Transportation–but what has changed is what you can do about it. The service data streaming off of your trucks are fueling everything