How One Fleet Faces Maintenance Tech Shortages Head-On

Paul Cupka chats with technician Scott Duvall about tire repair issues. Cupka is Fairfax County’s Department of Vehicle Services West Ox Maintenance Facility superintendent. Photos by Rachel Graber Akpotu, TMC How OneRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 30, 2019

Port Trucking Company Replaces Diesel with Natural Gas Trucks

Total Transportation Services is replacing its entire diesel trucking fleet with natural gas trucks to reduce emissions and plans to fuel the new vehicles with renewable natural gas. Photo: TTSI Port TruckingRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 30, 2019

Q&A: dexFreight’s Chris Burruss on the Transformative Potential of Blockchain

Industry veteran Chris Burruss says that eventually, blockchain platforms will enable fleets to be paid for their services the moment a delivery is confirmed. Photo: dexFreight Q&A: dexFreight’s Chris Burruss on theRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 30, 2019

What Do Fleet Operators Think About Telematics Solutions?

Graphic courtesy of Getty Images. What Do Fleet Operators Think About Telematics Solutions? A recent study shows that a high percentage of fleets using GPS fleet management systems are very satisfied withRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 23, 2019

3 Essential Vehicle Safety Technologies

Automatic braking, backup cameras, and electronic stability control provide high-level safety technologies that have mostly become standard on new vehicles. Screenshot via CR/YouTube. 3 Essential Vehicle Safety Technologies High-tech features and advancedRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 23, 2019

Safety Strategies for Railroad Crossings

In the U.S., every four hours an individual or a vehicle is hit by a train and the majority of the incidents happen at a grade crossing, where the tracks meet theRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 23, 2019

Automatic Emergency Braking Reduces Rear-end Crashes by 46%

Automatic braking has a far higher likelihood of preventing a crash than a lane departure alert, according to new research. Graphic courtesy of GM. Automatic Emergency Braking Reduces Rear-end Crashes by 46%Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 23, 2019

Uber and Lyft increase pollution and undermine public transport, study shows

Uber and Lyft increase pollution and undermine public transport, study shows Transport network companies like Uber and Lyft may be adding to congestion and emissions, and harming public transport, according to aRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 20, 2019

CO2 regulation is ‘pivotal moment’ for road haulage in Europe

CO2 regulation is ‘pivotal moment’ for road haulage in Europe Europe’s first greenhouse gas emissions limits for heavy vehicles are set to come into force after MEPs and EU governments completed theRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 20, 2019

If you care about the environment or human rights, go electric

If you care about the environment or human rights, go electric Are electric cars ‘better’ or not? It’s a question that animate discussions on social media, in the papers or at dinnerRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 20, 2019

On-road tests show gas trucks up to 5 times worse for air pollution

On-road tests show gas trucks up to 5 times worse for air pollution Trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) pollute the air up to five times more than diesel trucks, accordingRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 20, 2019

Improving Safety Culture to Reduce Large Truck Crashes

A fleet’s safety culture is the underlying foundation for all efforts to improve safety. Without a positive safety culture, a fleet is going to a hard time seeing sustained success in reducingRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 19, 2019

Critical Areas Where Truck Fleets Can Realize Cost Savings

Critical Areas Where Truck Fleets Can Realize Cost Savings With many unpredictable variables impacting expenses, fleet professionals must continually adapt and think strategically when identifying areas for cost savings. Truck fleets canRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 19, 2019

Truck Telematics: Beyond Asset Tracking

While a telematics solution can produce a lot of data, it can also help integrate various systems for more streamlined information gathering and reporting. (Photo: Getty Images) Truck Telematics: Beyond Asset TrackingRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 19, 2019

Increasing Safety Through Telematics

Technology can provide actionable, immediate information to drivers to allow for personalized coaching opportunities. Photo: Verizon Connect Increasing Safety Through Telematics The snow was deep, and the driver was stranded. His truckRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 19, 2019

Mack Trucks Announces Proactive Maintenance Telematics Program

Mack Trucks says its new, dynamic maintenance telematics system will allow fleets to tailor maintenance needs for vehicles based on real-world operational data. Photo: Mack Trucks Mack Trucks Announces Proactive Maintenance TelematicsRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 17, 2019

Who’s Going to Work on Electric and Alt-Fuel Trucks?

  For Rush Truck Centers, technicians can choose to train in alternative-fuel trucks as a specialty skill needed at some of its locations. Photo: Rush Truck Centers Who’s Going to Work onRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 17, 2019

How to Prevent Wheel-End Fires

Wheel-end fires often make the news, with dramatic clouds of thick black smoke. Getty Images How to Prevent Wheel-End Fires Millions of dollars’ worth of equipment and cargo goes up in smokeRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 17, 2019

Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

A recent study found a higher rate of drug use by prospective drivers than was previously believed to be the case. Part three of HDT’s Trucking Under the Influence series on drugsRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 17, 2019

How to Deal with High-Risk Drivers

Follow these five tips for dealing with high-risk fleet drivers. Photo courtesy of Allstate. How to Deal with High-Risk Drivers The annual accident rate for commercial fleets is around 20% and theRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 16, 2019

FLEETCOR’s Next Steps in Fleet Payments

FleetCord Technologies, Inc. is based in the leafy Peachtree Corners suburb of Atlanta. Photo courtesy of FLEETCOR. FLEETCOR’s Next Steps in Fleet Payments Business payments provider FleetCor Technologies, Inc. has been movingRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 16, 2019

2020 Ford Escape: 5 Fleet Features

The fourth-generation 2020 Ford Escape should remain a top choice of sales and service fleets. Photo courtesy of Ford. 2020 Ford Escape: 5 Fleet Features Ford’s 2020 Escape, which is entering itsRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 16, 2019

Rethinking Driver Engagement with Design Thinking and Technology

LeasePlan USA has begun refocusing its communication with customers to bring drivers to the forefront. Photo courtesy of LeasePlan. Rethinking Driver Engagement with Design Thinking and Technology Fleet management companies often viewRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 16, 2019

London’s electric bus fleet the largest in Europe

London’s electric bus fleet the largest in Europe The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that two of London’s bus routes are becoming exclusively electric, as the capital’s electric bus fleetRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 11, 2019

Hybrid and electric models most reliable new cars

Hybrid and electric models most reliable new cars The latest What Car? Reliability Survey has shown that hybrid models are among the most dependable. The survey conducted in association with MotorEasy, usedRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 11, 2019
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