Author: abigail

Carrier Transicold Makes Telematics Standard on Reefer Units

Carrier Transicold is making telematics standard on their most popular reefer units, the X4 and Vector 8000 series. This web-based system provides fleet managers with continuous information on cold chain assets via a centralized data stream. Using the system, they can see trailer temperatures, location, and movement. This makes it easier to manage refrigeration unit [...]
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How the Role of Fleet Maintenance Technician is Evolving

North America’s fleet of Class 8 trucks is undergoing massive changes to meet new demands for safety, fuel economy, and emissions. These new models have more computerized systems than ever, while electric and hybrid vehicles are rapidly being adopted across the industry. This means maintenance technicians need new skills to keep on top of repairs [...]
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Organization Preparation for Fleet Electrification

In November, four experts in fleet electrification held a panel at the 2021 Fleet Forward Conference to share insights from their real-world experiences:  - Danita Park, director of EV and commercial development, NRG  - Chris George, executive director, EVolve Houston  - Michael Ambrose, manager of maintenance and construction, East Bay Municipal Utility District  - Yann [...]
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How Telematics is Transforming Trailers

Telematics has revolutionized truck management, allowing for the tracking, electronic logging, and remote access to onboard diagnostics. While this technology is still rare in trailers, it’s poised to revolutionize the management of this equipment and the cargo it carries.    The adoption of trailer telematics is a chicken and egg problem: customers aren’t demanding equipment [...]
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Ways to Maximize the Value of Trailer Telematics

There’s no question that telematics has become an increasingly vital part of the trucking industry. Telematics technologies have provided both drivers and logistics professionals with more and more ways to reduce downtime, increase efficiency and improve performance on the road. All of this equals the potential for greater revenue and better brand management. If you’ve [...]
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