When Should You Replace a Truck for Best TCO?

The longer you keep a truck, the more it costs in maintenance and repairs. When Should You Replace a Truck for Best TCO? Truck age is an important factor in total costRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 19, 2019

Designing a Truck for Total Cost of Ownership

Achieving the optimal total cost of ownership means weighing the benefits of every spec on a truck. HDT File Image Designing a Truck for Total Cost of Ownership Spec’ing and maintaining trucks for the bestRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 19, 2019

Webinar to Explore How Fleets Can Keep Maintenance Costs in Check

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is hosting a free webinar on Aug. 29 about how fleets can stay on top of and even lower their maintenance costs. Getty Images Webinar to Explore HowRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 19, 2019

Fleet Drivers Should More Cautious as the New Academic Year Begins

The total number of pedestrian deaths in 2017 was 5,977, with 5- to 9-year-olds experiencing 47 deaths. Some Community Kids Riding Their Bikes in the parade courtesy of Flickr – Scott MillerRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 19, 2019

4 Steps to Take Before Implementing Telematics

Photo: Getty/Creative-Touch 4 Steps to Take Before Implementing Telematics Over the past decade, telematics technology has increasingly become a crucial tool in the fleet toolbox. It has provided transparency into every aspectRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 19, 2019

The Top 3 Variables That Impact Telematics Pricing

Getty/gustavofrazao The Top 3 Variables That Impact Telematics Pricing It’s not the number that matters; it’s the value that comes along with that number. Low-cost solutions may save you on upfront costs,Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 19, 2019

6 Ways Telematics Can Help a Fleet’s Bottom Line

Driver behavior is just one example of data that can be gleaned from telematics that can help a fleet’s bottom line. Photo by Jim Park 6 Ways Telematics Can Help a Fleet’sRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 16, 2019

Integrating ELDs With Enterprise Software Pays Off for Petroleum-Hauling Fleet

Flying Star Transport integrated its dispatch, in-truck technology and accounting system, while meeting the new ELD mandate and addressing demand for more real-time data. Photo courtesy Flying Star Transport Integrating ELDs WithRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 16, 2019

UPS Invests in Autonomous Truck Startup TuSimple

UPS and TuSimple are working together to evaluate the potential for autonomous trucks in parcel delivery applications. Pjhoto: TuSimple UPS Invests in Autonomous Truck Startup TuSimple UPS has long been a supporterRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 16, 2019

Five Reasons to Consider Electrification

Five Reasons to Consider Electrification Most people in the on-highway transportation industry have heard electrification is coming to commercial vehicles (CVs), and while it is still application dependent, everyone seems to haveRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 16, 2019

Loadsmart and Starsky Robotics Make First-Ever Digital Freight Delivery Via Autonomous Truck

Loadsmart and Starsky Robotics announced they were able to automatically dispatch an autonomous truck to haul freight; successfully pricing, tendering, booking, then picking up and delivering the shipment without any human interactionRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 15, 2019

Georgia DOT Begins V2X Pilot Program on Interstate

Image courtesy of The Ray Georgia DOT Begins V2X Pilot Program on Interstate The Georgia Department of Transportation and The Ray, which comanage an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85, are joining toRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 15, 2019

Trimming the Fat From Fleet Management

Virtual fleet management goes a step further to connect the entire fleet ecosystem, allowing API-based integration with telematics and routing systems as well as other management systems such as enterprise resource, accounting,Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 15, 2019

Autonomous Trucks Could Radically Transform U.S. Logistics Within a Decade

Autonomous Trucks Could Radically Transform U.S. Logistics Within a Decade A new report predicts fully autonomous trucks being used in regular operations in little more than a decade. (Above) Test trucks runRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 15, 2019

Beep Partners with Bestmile for AV Shuttle Fleet

Beep will integrate Bestmile’s fleet orchestration solutions into its managed service offering that includes the management and monitoring of its AV fleet. Photo courtesy of Beep. Beep Partners with Bestmile for AVRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 15, 2019

Amazon Launched Last-Mile Delivery Robots in Southern California

Photo via Amazon.  Amazon Launched Last-Mile Delivery Robots in Southern California Amazon has announced that they have officially rolled out their last-mile delivery robot, Scout, in Southern California. The autonomous robot isRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 15, 2019

Asset Performance Management For Your Fleet

Asset Performance Management For Your Fleet Asset performance management (APM) leverages software to gather critical asset data in order to measure asset performance and ensure optimal performance of your fleet’s assets. ComponentsRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 14, 2019

Fleet Technology: Leveraging Technology and Data to Improve Fleet Management

Fleet Technology: Leveraging Technology and Data to Improve Fleet Management Fleet technology has rapidly evolved over the years. Fleet managers no longer have to rely on disorganized spreadsheets or messy paper inspectionRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 14, 2019

Fleet Risk Management, Safety and Compliance

Fleet Risk Management, Safety and Compliance A proper fleet risk management system is a critical component of fleet operations. It’s important to remain in regulatory compliance while promoting a safe environment withRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 14, 2019

What is Fleet Management?

What is Fleet Management? Surely you could answer what is fleet management in general terms as the actions one takes to maintain the successful operation of a company’s assets. But what doesRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 14, 2019

Conduct Proper Preventative Maintenance on High Idling Vehicles

Conduct Proper Preventative Maintenance on High Idling Vehicles Simple service reminders can be based on multiple meters and trigger on whichever threshold is crossed first. Remaining compliant with Preventative Maintenance (PM) isRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 13, 2019

5 Downtime Prevention Tips for Your Fleet

5 Downtime Prevention Tips for Your Fleet Vehicle downtime can grind your fleet’s operation to a halt, ultimately affecting your bottom line. Reduce the risk of unplanned downtime by developing a proactiveRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 13, 2019

Issues You May Not Find in Daily Vehicle Inspection Reports

Issues You May Not Find in Daily Vehicle Inspection Reports Daily Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) are required for all commercial fleets. They help provide insight into the health of your assets, asRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 13, 2019

Driver Management System: 4 Solutions to Manage Drivers and Safety

Driver Management System: 4 Solutions to Manage Drivers and Safety While it’s crucial to have maintenance and inspection systems in place, many fleet managers don’t have the same strategies for managing drivers.Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 13, 2019

Expert Panel: SMEs and clean air measures

Expert Panel: SMEs and clean air measures London’s van scrappage scheme targets micro-businesses in the acknowledgement that smaller firms will be hit hardest by ULEZ penalty charges or the cost of upgradingRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 12, 2019
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