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Electroeconomics: The Macroeconomics of Electric Trucks

Electroeconomics: The Macroeconomics of Electric Trucks In recent years, globally driven economic, environmental and market forces, combined with developments in battery technologies and other tech, have brought electric commercial vehicles to the pointRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 27, 2019
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Visibility, Communication Key to Shipper-Carrier Relationships

Visibility, Communication Key to Shipper-Carrier Relationships “We have to be able to make snap decisions. It doesn’t matter if it’s e commerce or in our brick-and-mortar stores, information is key for usRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 27, 2019
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Avoiding Premature Bearing Failure

Avoiding Premature Bearing Failure The mileage of vehicles most likely to need wheel bearing replacement is between 80,000 and 118,000 miles. Even so, for maximum safety and reliability, it is recommended thatRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 27, 2019
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A Truckload of Safety Technology

A Truckload of Safety Technology There are approximately 2 million semi-trucks on the road in America, each one capable of hauling 80,000 pounds and logging 2,000-3,000 miles per week. Taken individually, anyRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 27, 2019
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Preparing Your Fleet for Autonomous Vehicles

Preparing Your Fleet for Autonomous Vehicles Technology available on vehicles today is pushing us closer to self-driving vehicles. But there’s still a lot of work to be done before we get there.Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 25, 2019
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How Is Improving Mobility Affecting Fleets?

How Is Improving Mobility Affecting Fleets? Can you imagine your Public Works director zipping around to her next meeting on an electric scooter? What about a university president hopping on an autonomousRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 25, 2019
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How to Structure a Fleet Lease on a Tesla — and Not Get Burned

How to Structure a Fleet Lease on a Tesla — and Not Get Burned Remember when the first flat panel TVs cost $22,000, a desktop computer with a Pentium 4 processor retailedRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 25, 2019
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Can Vehicle Subscriptions Match Commercial Fleet Needs?

Can Vehicle Subscriptions Match Commercial Fleet Needs? Vehicle subscriptions and carsharing are, at least theoretically, new innovations coming out of Silicon Valley and Detroit, that have for the most part been focused towardRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 25, 2019
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FedEx Claims First-Ever Residential Drone Delivery in U.S.

FedEx Claims First-Ever Residential Drone Delivery in U.S. Amazon may have started it, but the race to put the first viable package delivery drones into regular operation seems to have evolved intoRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 23, 2019
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LA Auto Show to Feature 65+ New Vehicles

LA Auto Show to Feature 65+ New Vehicles Automakers will reveal more than 65 new vehicles ahead of the LA Auto Show as part of the event’s annual AutoMobility LA conference betweenRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 23, 2019
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Maintenance Costs Increase as Labor Rates Rise

Maintenance Costs Increase as Labor Rates Rise In terms of preventive maintenance services, there has been a continuation of the trend of fleets adopting longer service intervals for oil drain intervals, whichRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 23, 2019
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Higher Labor Rates Pushing Up Total Fleet Maintenance Costs

Higher Labor Rates Pushing Up Total Fleet Maintenance Costs Editors note: This article is part of a several-part package dealing with operating costs in 2019. Read related articles that offer and inRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 23, 2019
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Amazon Delivery Contractors Linked to Increasing Road Deaths

Amazon Delivery Contractors Linked to Increasing Road Deaths As the popularity of next-day and same-day delivery continues to rise, a dark side generated by these transportation demands has been growing, largely outRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 15, 2019
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Amazon Leads $700M Investment in Electric Truck Maker

Amazon Leads $700M Investment in Electric Truck Maker As it builds out its delivery fleet, Amazon is moving toward using a battery-electric delivery vehicle produced by Rivian Automotive, a Plymouth, Mich., manufacturerRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 15, 2019
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Daimler Trucks & Buses Partners on Electric Truck Batteries

Daimler Trucks & Buses Partners on Electric Truck Batteries CATL will supply lithium-ion battery cell modules for a wide range of Daimler Trucks & Buses’ global electric truck portfolio, including the theRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 15, 2019
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Report: Amazon Purchasing Class 8 Day Cab Tractors

Report: Amazon Purchasing Class 8 Day Cab Tractors A report in Business Insider seems to confirm speculation that Amazon is currently building up its long- and regional-haul capabilities in preparation for launchingRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 15, 2019
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Everything You Need to Know About Renewable Diesel

Everything You Need to Know About Renewable Diesel Renewable diesel is a hydrocarbon diesel fuel produced by hydroprocessing of fats, vegetable oils, and waste cooking oils. At its most basic definition, renewableRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 15, 2019
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Cut Hidden Costs: Four Ways to Improve Your Fleet’s Bottom Line

Cut Hidden Costs: Four Ways to Improve Your Fleet’s Bottom Line Fleet managers often focus on controlling the highest fixed operating costs for the acquisition of trucks and fuel. However, it’s theRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 15, 2019
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Remarketing Alt-Fuel Trucks Today

Remarketing Alt-Fuel Trucks Today While alt-fuel trucks are far from dominating the pre-owned truck market, remarketing is a viable option, although one that presents its challenges. Trucks powered by alternative power sourcesRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 15, 2019
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The Future of Medium-Duty Truck Engines

The Future of Medium-Duty Truck Engines A few, specific factors are influencing the future of medium-duty trucks, which includes emissions regulations, electrification and alternative fuels, the driver shortage, autonomous vehicles, and last-mileRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 15, 2019
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eIQ Mobility, Navigant to Launch Electric Vehicle Fleet as a Service

eIQ Mobility, Navigant to Launch Electric Vehicle Fleet as a Service In the U.S. today, fleet operators spend more than $200 billion annually operating and maintaining vehicles, of which less than 1%Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 14, 2019
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Volvo’s XC40 EV Accommodates New Tech

Volvo’s XC40 EV Accommodates New Tech The automaker said the removal of an internal combustion engine for the EV XC40 helped create extra room for even more storage space under the frontRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 14, 2019
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UPS Adding 6,000 Natural Gas Vehicles

UPS Adding 6,000 Natural Gas Vehicles The new vehicles will be equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems provided under an exclusive agreement with Agility Fuel Solutions. Photo courtesy of UPS.Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 14, 2019

Commercial Drivers Are Safer than Public Perception

Verizon Connect has been offering its Integrated Video bundle so fleets can improve driver safety. Photo courtesy of Verizon Connect. Commercial Drivers Are Safer than Public Perception Commercial drivers of light- to heavy-duty vehiclesRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Oct 14, 2019
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Updated advice for EV chargepoint procurement

Updated advice for EV chargepoint procurement The diversity of charging locations means multitudes of organisations will need to procure EV chargepoints. As many of these will be undertaking this task for theRead More...
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