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Big data, telematics, and the "internet of trucks" were discussed by a panel at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. Photo via Today's Trucking.

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Pathways to Better Truck Data for Fleets

The future of connected trucks lies in integration and reducing the number of entry points into a truck, according to a panel of industry experts speaking on data and “the internet of trucks” at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit in Mississauga, Ontario.

The Truck Dealer of the Year award honors excellence in business practices, industry leadership, and community service.

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What Top Dealers Can Tell Us About Trucking Trends

Connectivity, spec’ing trends, market disruptions, and market conditions are among the issues challenging dealers and their customers. We got insights from the nominees for the Truck Dealer of the Year award, presented by American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking, and Procede Software.

Morgan's home grocery delivery body is designed for smaller delivery vehicles. Photo: Morgan Corp.

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How Home Delivery and Fresh Foods are Changing Refrigerated Transport

The way Americans get their groceries is changing – and that's affecting refrigerated transporters and the equipment they buy.

Larry Lafreniere, Houston sales manager for Beasley Tire Service, explains the retreading process to one of its customers at the grand opening celebration for the company’s 36,000-square-foot retread plant. Photo: Beasley Tire Service

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The Truck Tire Trade War

Low cost Chinese tires and other changes to the commercial tire market are forcing top-Tier OEMs and dealers to rethink the services they offer fleets today.

While the flatbed market looks strong early in 2018, recent moves by the Trump administration could drive prices up and affect supply later in the year. Photo: East Manufacturing

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How Low Can Flatbeds Go?

As fleets demand ever-lighter flatbeds, trailer suppliers examine every aspect of designs to trim unwanted weight.

The 2018 LT from International is close to 10% more fuel efficient than a 2015 ProStar, 500 pounds lighter, and much more driver-centric. Photos: Jim Park

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Test Drive: International's Driver-Centric LT

International’s new LT highway tractor may look much like the 11-year-old ProStar it replaces, but the resemblance is barely skin deep.

Trucking fleets are looking more closely at all their options, from outright ownership to finance leasing to full-service leasing, even opting to own some trucks while leasing others. Photo: Daimler Truck Financial

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Should Fleets Own or Lease Trucks?

More fleets are looking more closely at all their options, from outright ownership to finance leasing to full-service leasing, even opting to own some trucks while leasing others.

Jeff Harris, vice president, maintenance, USA Truck, is TMC's 2018 Chairman. Photo: USA Truck

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Q&A: TMC Chairman Jeff Harris to Focus on Technicians

This year's chairman of ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council says it all starts with truck technicians. Read our interview with USA Truck's Jeff Harris.

As truck OEMs use more advanced materials for body surfaces, education and training has become vital for body and paint technicians. Photo: 3M

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Keeping Truck Bodies Repaired Is Good for the Bottom Line

Keeping truck cabs in good repair has always been good for a fleet’s image. And today, it’s good for the bottom line as well.

ZF is leveraging technologies from around the world to make commercial vehicles safer, Mitja Schulz said in an exclusive interview with HDT. Photo: Jack Roberts

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Q&A: ZF's Emerging Technology Push Gains Steam

ZF has deep roots as a technology pioneer. In this exclusive HDT interview, Mitja Schulz, senior VP and general manager of commercial steering systems for ZF TRW, talks about how the company is serving both North American fleets and OEMs with a growing portfolio of advanced vehicle systems.

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