Category: Education

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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Top Tips for Managing Truck Technology

Technology is a part of everyday life for almost everyone in today’s modern digital age. For the trucking industry, technology has provided plenty of benefits in improving efficiency and promoting safety. Of course, as with any significant change, transitioning into the digital age of connected technology is not without its challenges for trucking professionals. Managing [...]
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Secure That Cargo!

Cargo management is a top concern among all trucking professionals. After all, if cargo isn’t properly loaded and secured, it could be damaged or even cause injuries and accidents. This is why many trucking companies have been placing a big emphasis on the issue of cargo securement as of late. Securing cargo isn’t an exact [...]
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2021 Trailer Trends: Lighter, Smarter, Tougher

Although the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 continued to create a drag on the economy into 2021, looser restrictions amid higher vaccination rates have given hope to America’s economic outlook. As a result, many in the trucking industry are looking forward and expecting the recent upswing in shipping and transportation to continue its hot streak over [...]
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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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