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

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...
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