The Dangers of Ignoring Emerging Safety Technology In the trucking industry, change is constant, but change can be difficult to accept. This has certainly been the case with technological advances in trucking as both drivers and fleet managers have been faced with new additions to rigs like automatic braking systems and collision avoidance technologies. On [...]
New regulations and shareholder demands are forcing trucking fleets to switch to zero-carbon fuel alternatives. Fleet managers have to handle much of this decarbonization without disrupting business. In a recent article published in Heavy Duty Trucking, Lynn Lyon made some recommendations on applying a polyfuel strategy to meet these goals. Emissions sources are divided into [...]
Tread technology has come a long way in recent decades as tire manufacturers are able to use computer-assisted technologies to define new tread types for different road conditions and vehicles. In the trucking industry, a lot of focus has been placed on tire composition and tread design lately as these factors have a lot to [...]
While a growing number of companies have plans for work truck fleet electrification, many are wondering exactly how to go about it. In an April 2022 article in Heavy Duty Trucking, Matt Betz a fleet optimization professional from DTE Energy shared DTE’s detailed plan of how the company is easing electric vehicles, or EVs, into [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
3G cellular service is being phased out across North America. While most of us replaced our old phones with 4G and 5G compatible devices long ago, there are still plenty of reefer trucks on the road with telematics systems that depend on this old communications standard. Heavy Duty Trucking reports that Carrier Transicold now has [...]
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 [...]
Safety behind the wheel remains a priority for both drivers and fleet managers going into 2022, and the Covid-19 pandemic has driven this point home like nothing else in recent memory. As more and more cargo has been shipped due to rising demand in online ordering and corrective measures being put into place regarding supply [...]
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