Fleet Management

Fleets can weather the ELD storm by starting now to integrate the devices into the operation.

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Living With ELDs: Getting Ahead of the Electronic Logs Mandate

Fleets prepared to make the necessary changes to every facet of their operation will be more successful transitioning to e-logs.

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Clean Data, Achievable Goals Keys to Avoiding Information Overload

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Kirk Altrichter, vice president of maintenance for Nebraska-based Crete Carrier, says the ability to gather maintenance data in real time is nothing short of amazing. But what do you do with it? Second in our series from the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit on the role of data in modern maintenance operations.

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Big Data Can Guide Big Maintenance Decisions, Panel Says

"In the perfect world, I’d like to see a truck tell me what’s wrong with it,” said Crete Carrier's Kirk Altrichter in a panel at the inaugural Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. Learn more in this first installment of a series on the role of data in modern maintenance operations.

Steve Slesinski Photo: Dana Holding Corp.

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Q&A: Dana’s Steve Slesinski

We talk about some of the hottest trends in engineering drivetrain components-- including downspeeding and selecting axle ratios-- with Dana’s Steve Slesinski, who heads up product planning for the company's commercial-vehicle operation.

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Commentary: The Promise of E-Commerce

E-commerce is nothing new, but it continues rising to new heights. Smart trucking companies are realizing it’s the next area with a huge growth potential, especially when the overall economy is growing at a moderate rate at best.

Dirt, gravel and salt commonly stick to dump beds, requiring a driver to climb in and wield a shovel. That can be risky. Photos: Martin Engineering

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Electric Vibration Smoothly Offloads Materials

Material sticking to the inside of dump beds during tipping is a nagging problem for drivers in Manlius Township, Ill., but not for a truck equipped with a certain electric vibration device.

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Rough Seas Ahead: How Changes to a Maritime Treaty May Affect Trucking

A storm brewing at the waterfront over containerized cargo may have a substantial impact on trucking interests further inland. The debate centers around who, exactly, is responsible for weighing cargo containers.

Deborah Lockridge

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Commentary: Don't Keep Looking for a Faster Horse

Throughout history, people have conceptualized the technological future only as a fancier version of the present.

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The 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators

This year’s honorees, from fleets both large and small, are leading the way in areas such as driver recruiting and retention, pushing the envelope on fuel efficiency, using data analysis to drive out waste in equipment and maintenance, and more.

U.S. AutoForce operates a fleet of more than 390 vehicles, including medium-duty trucks. (PHOTO: U.S. AutoForce)

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Vocational Spotlight: Service, Delivery Fleets

With a wide variety of fleet sizes and make up, service and delivery vocational fleets must find ways to reduce expenses and handle challenges in unique ways.

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7 Benefits of Bundling ELD & Fleet Tracking Solutions
While the ELD mandate may add a seemingly burdensome requirement to fleets, it can be an opportunity to increase operational efficiencies by bundling electronic logging devices and telematics solutions— resulting in a powerful, integrated data stream. Download this eBook to find out the benefits of combing your electronic logging device solution and a telematics solution.
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