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August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Will Future Tech Have a Domino Effect on Fleets?

Although the use of electric trucks will likely rise in the coming years, diesel will remain the fuel of choice for fleets, said analyst Rick Mihelic. Photo: Mercedes Benz

Transportation analyst Rick Mihelic says electric powertrains and autonomous vehicles will only be the beginning of the changes fleets will have to deal with in the near-term future.

Tags: fleet management, technology, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Batteries, Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

Real-World Fuel Economy Challenge to Hit the Road in September

Run on Less participants will begin the contest by running normal routes and end with a drive to the new NACV Show in Atlanta this September. Photo: Ryder System

In September, a contingent of trucks from fleets around the country will hit the road to see if their special blend of vehicles, technology and drivers can log the highest fuel economy numbers in real-world operating conditions.

Tags: technology, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, NACFE, NACV Show

May 27, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Platooning Report Shows Fuel Economy Gains

A report on the first phase of research into the possible benefits of truck platooning technologies showed that all trucks in a platoon gained fuel efficiencies, with the lead truck gaining as much as a 5 percent improvement while the trailing truck got up to 10 percent improvement.

Tags: technology, Peterbilt, Industry Research, Meritor Wabco, ATRI, Truck Platooning

March 30, 2015 - Industry News

Predictive Cruise Control Optional on T680 and T880

Predictive Cruise Control uses GPS to predict hilly terrain ahead. Image via Kenworth

Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control is optional on Kenworth T680s and T880s with Paccar MX-13 engines. The feature is one of several driver assistance systems designed to improve efficiency.

Tags: Kenworth, technology, Fuel Economy, driver performance, Mid-America Trucking Show, MX-13

September 20, 2013 - Industry News

Survey: More Truck Drivers Embracing Technology and Eco-Friendly Practices

Today's professional truck drivers are more environmentally conscious and staying more connected than ever through technology, according to a new survey of Atlas Van Lines drivers.

Tags: Recycling, technology, Information Technology, Atlas Van Lines

August 23, 2013 - Industry News

Qualcomm Selling Omnitracs Transportation and Logistics Business to Vista Equity Partners

Qualcomm announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Omnitracs subsidiary to Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm. Omnitracs was a pioneer in in-cab communication, developing the first widely used satellite tracking and communications system for truck fleets, and today offers a variety of fleet management and telematics solutions.

Tags: Telematics, Qualcomm, technology, Information Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Omnitracs

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