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Building the right truck for regional haul applications

The roller coaster of freight demand continues. For fleets looking at new applications to drive business, regional haul equipment options have expanded over the past several years. From gearing and powertrain options to driver safety and creature comforts, it’s important you spec the right truck for the regional job. And if you aren’t in a

Building the right truck for regional haul applications
Understanding and improving your truck fleet health

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

Understanding and improving your truck fleet health
The four ‘C’s of successful truck equipment warranty claims

The more information you can provide to your warranty provider surrounding a claim, the better chance you have of it being accepted. You may have heard about the three Cs of warranty claims: Cause, Correction and Complaint. But Dave Walters, senior solutions engineer for Trimble Transportation, likes to talk about a fourth C: Comments. “A

The four Cs of successful truck equipment warranty claims
From equipment to emails: A cybersecurity primer

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

From equipment to emails cybersecurity primer
How suppliers are shifting support capabilities

Adaptation continues to be a key ability in navigating the Coronavirus pandemic. If your fleet operation spans several states, you’re having to juggle shifting regulations and practices as some states begin to reopen, but social distancing is here to stay for everyone. For suppliers that are used to working hand-in-hand with customers to solve equipment

How suppliers are shifting support capabilities
Detailing automated manual transmission options by truck application

How do you spec the right transmission hardware and outfit it with the proper software?

Detailing automated manual transmission options by truck application
Spotting trends in truck data and making short-term decisions

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

Spotting trends truck data making short-term decisions Omnitracs
Catching diesel engine coolant issues before they become service problems

Any size coolant leak is cause for maintenance concern. As Jake Schell, associate product manager for Mitchell 1’s Commercial Vehicle Group, put it: “Once a coolant leak starts, rarely does it get better.” Catching coolant concerns before they become a costly headache is imperative to keep your trucks rolling productivity. Once the truck is in

Catching coolant issues before they become service problems Unscripted Mitchell 1
How to ensure the right trucks are running the right duty cycles

Making ends meet in the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic could mean using the equipment you have in duty cycles they might not match. Cornering a Class 8 in cramped city streets is not only stressful for your drivers on the delivery front lines, but it also sends your MPG bell curve into the basement.

How to ensure the right trucks are running the right duty cycles Geotab Unscripted
Where you’re going to see truck filter service issues first

Filtration is key to not only keeping your equipment running productively, but efficiently as well. A truck with a clogged fuel filter will both be hard to start and will increase its fuel usage, gobbling up the hard-earned MPG you spec’d toward. Donald Chilton, director of product management at Mann+Hummel Group, provider of Wix Filters,

Truck Filter Service Issues Donald Chilton Wix Filters Unscripted
Seeing your safety improvement needs with video telematics

Context. It’s essential when it comes to driver training and increasing your fleet’s operational safety. Telematics data goes a long way in detailing what happened out on the road, but today’s video telematics systems can actually show you what happened. That hard-braking notification you have in your inbox? That saved not only your equipment but

Seeing your safety improvement needs with video telematics SmartDrive Unscripted
How truck service has been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic

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

How truck service has been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic