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Ryder and Kodiak open truckport for autonomous trucks

Kodiak’s first freight transfer point at a Ryder facility enables planned deployment of driverless trucks to and from Houston, TX.

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Ryder deploys its first BrightDrop EV into rental fleet

The BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric van boasts a range of up to 250 miles and can support a payload of 1,460 to 2,450 lbs.

Ryder deploys Volvo VNR Electric trucks to service Volvo assembly operations 

Volvo Trucks North America has delivered seven Volvo VNR Electric trucks to Ryder System to support local supply chain routes servicing the Volvo Group’s truck assembly operations in Pennsylvania. Ryder replaced the diesel trucks that were previously servicing the route and will operate the zero-tailpipe emissions Class 8 battery-electric trucks to support the Volvo Group’s

Next Generation in Trucking Association partners with schools to train diesel techs, truck drivers

A recently launched non-profit, The Next Generation in Trucking Association, announced new school partnerships to provide CDL driver and diesel technician programs for young adults in Kentucky, Wisconsin and California. The group was started by members of the trucking industry to engage the next generation of trucking industry professionals by partnering with both public and

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Maximizing equipment investments: making the right purchase/lease decisions

Controlling equipment costs is always top of mind for fleets. Whether fleets lease or buy, spec’ing and maintaining equipment for resale—and—choosing the right financial and/or leasing partner is the key to optimizing investments. According to Patrick Gaskins, group vice president financial services, CTP AmeriQuest Financial Services, “Trailer specifications are evolving just as rapidly as tractor

Building the perfect work truck

Building the best truck for the job begins with knowing all the options. We asked the experts to tell us what fleets need to know to get the most of their buying decisions.

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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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C.A.T. partners for five new Gain Clean Fuel stations

C.A.T. Inc. has signed an agreement with U.S. Oil for the construction of five Gain Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in the United States and Canada to support C.A.T.’s recent acquisition of 100 Ryder CNG sleeper tractors. The stations will be located in Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Laredo, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; and Scranton,

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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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