First Drive: Volkswagen e-Crafter

First Drive: Volkswagen e-Crafter The Volkswagen e-Crafter spearheads the company’s all-electric light commercial revolution. Richard Gooding finds that it offers an accomplished sign of things to come What is it? The e-CrafterRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 11, 2019

Getting smart about EV charging

Getting smart about EV charging The Electric Nation project explored whether using systems which move charging away from peak times – thus avoiding problems for local electricity networks – would be acceptableRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Sep 11, 2019

Dedicated Hauler Smooths Dispatching with Tailored System

Chris Hart of Bluegrass Trucking says the primarily dedicated carrier has “so many moving pieces” that a fully automated dispatching program is just not the answer. Photo: Bluegrass Trucking Dedicated Hauler SmoothsRead More...

A Supply Chain Geek Explains How Technology is Changing Logistics

Schneider’s Mike Kukiela is passionate about logistics. Photo courtesy Schneider A Supply Chain Geek Explains How Technology is Changing Logistics There are plenty of startup companies that say they can revolutionize logisticsRead More...

Daimler Begins Testing Automated Trucks on Public Roads

Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics are actively developing and testing automated trucks with SAE Level 4 intent technology on public roads. Photo courtesy Daimler Trucks Daimler Begins Testing Automated Trucks on PublicRead More...

Will Future Trucks Be Powered by Batteries or Fuel Cells?

Battery- and fuel-cell-powered electric vehicles are new to the market. Can different technologies find a home, or will a single winner emerge? Getty Images Will Future Trucks Be Powered by Batteries orRead More...

Commercial Vehicle Battery Testing and Maintenance

Commercial Vehicle Battery Testing and Maintenance Truck electrical systems have become highly sophisticated with numerous microprocessors controlling many truck systems; engine operating management for fuel control, environmental/pollution, driver assist for Global PositioningRead More...

Why Fleets That Want Renewable Diesel May Be Better Off With Biodiesel

Why Fleets That Want Renewable Diesel May Be Better Off With Biodiesel Renewable diesel has gotten a lot of attention from fleets over the past few years, and for good reason: It’sRead More...

Minimize Downtime with Properly Installed Seals

Minimize Downtime with Properly Installed Seals Anyone who works to maintain commercial vehicles knows that properly installed seals are a key to less downtime. For both mechanics and fleet owners, improperly installedRead More...

Former GM Execs Share Vision of Smart Mobility Services

While automotive OEMs, transit agencies, car rental companies, and even energy corporations across the globe plan and launch smart mobility services such as carsharing, ride-hailing, dynamic shuttles, dockless scooters, and more —Read More...

The Urgent Need to Cross Pollinate Car Rental and Mobility Services

The sharing of vehicles on a platform serves as a potential method to reduce the costs of ownership, allow for flexible working environments, and to hopefully, over time, reduce the costs ofRead More...

Who Is Winning the Race to Autonomy?

Who Is Winning the Race to Autonomy? And you thought the DMV was just a place for long lines and government bureaucracy? It’s now a bookmark for juicy insights into which companiesRead More...

What Happens When Autonomous Technology Goes Wrong?

Each driver was placed in a car simulator capable of handling both human and autonomous driving. Photo courtesy of MTI. What Happens When Autonomous Technology Goes Wrong? As autonomous vehicles become more commonplace andRead More...

Ford Executive Predicts Self-Driving Cars Will Only Last Four Years

This Ford Fusion Hybrid is being used in autonomous testing by Argo AI in collaboration with Ford. Photo via Ford. Ford Executive Predicts Self-Driving Cars Will Only Last Four Years In a recentRead More...

Fleet Managers Worry About Technology, Drivers, and Economic Conditions

Fleet managers identified several operational trends in a TD Bank survey. Graphic courtesy of TD Bank. Fleet Managers Worry About Technology, Drivers, and Economic Conditions Fleet operators are most worried about keeping upRead More...

Punitive Damages May Not be Covered by Commercial General Liability Insurance

When a business chooses self-insurance as a risk management strategy, it doesn’t buy a policy from an insurance company, instead it creates a loss fund to pay for any expenses resulting fromRead More...

Avoid Hidden Surprises by Uncovering Expunged MVR Violations

Photo via 2nd Lt. Jessica Adams/Barksdale Air Force Base.  Avoid Hidden Surprises by Uncovering Expunged MVR Violations When hiring prospective drivers it is important to beware of “expunged” motor vehicle records (MVRs).Read More...

Fleets Tightening Personal-Use Policies

Graphic courtesy of getty images. Fleets Tightening Personal-Use Policies Year-over-year, personal-use charges for company-provided vehicles have remained flat when compared to last year. Personal use charges rose by a subtle $2 whenRead More...

Personal-Use Charges Trending Upward

Photo courtesy of Welcomia via iStockphoto.com Personal-Use Charges Trending Upward Personal use charges were flat for the second year in a row but are continuing to trend upward, according to data retrievedRead More...

20% of Commercial Collisions Happen Under 5 mph

Two out of every 10 collisions involving commercial vehicles with Lytx telematics devices were involved in collisions at speeds below 5 mph. Photo via Joe Mabel/Wikimedia. 20% of Commercial Collisions Happen UnderRead More...

Changing Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements

Training will consist of theory and behind-the-wheel instruction. Photo: Getty Images Changing Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements Beginning February 7, 2020, the process for obtaining and making changes to a commercial driver’s licenseRead More...

Women in Fleet: Angela Gregorowicz

Women in Fleet: Angela Gregorowicz The Women in Fleet profile series introduces fleet managers to some of the most influential women in fleet. Every month, we get to know another positive forceRead More...

NYC Sanitation Continues Fleet Greening, Uses Trucks to Increase Public Awareness

    The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) released the annual update to its Strategic Plan. Photo via Unsplash NYC Sanitation Continues Fleet Greening, Uses Trucks to Increase Public AwarenessRead More...

Avoiding Unplanned Downtime With Proper Air System and Brake Maintenance

Those unwanted “gotchas” that lead to unplanned downtime could have been prevented by adhering to prescribed maintenance guidelines and best practices. Photo courtesy Bendix Avoiding Unplanned Downtime With Proper Air System and Brake MaintenanceRead More...

How to Find the Best Fleet Fuel Card

Getty Images / aabejon How to Find the Best Fleet Fuel Card Fleet fuel cards enable businesses to reduce and control high fuel costs. They provide crucial transaction data that help tell aRead More...
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