With trucks turning into sophisticated equipment resembling computers on wheels, plus increasing emphasis on uptime, controlling costs, and safety and compliance, today’s technicians need to know how to do much more than turn a wrench.
Autonomous vehicles, platooning, 3D printing, drones and more could change the equipment you buy and how you serve customers.
These are the top 20 products from the past year which demonstrated innovation, significance to the industry and potential to improve a trucking operations bottom line.
Most trucking software in daily use is provided by Software-as-a-Service subscription-based delivery model.
With all the hoopla lately over the plummeting crude oil prices, you may not have noticed a recent change in U.S. policy that could send prices in the other direction.
How do we make the latest technologies attractive to folks who don’t pull white vans down smooth highways?
UPS purchased 125 new technology hybrid-electric delivery trucks manufactured by Workhorse Group Inc., as part of a broader program to deploy electric-powered vehicles with greater range and performance.
For years Eaton has been improving its UltraShift Plus series to make the heavy-duty automated manual transmissions do more things and do them better. Blended Pedal, Urge to Move features make Eaton automated gearboxes more useful.
To improve the safety of its reefer technicians, Erb asked its maintenance staff what would be the best solution. Input from the staff resulted in a custom-designed and manufactured mobile work platform.
The totally electric ElecTruck could change the way we view electric vehicles in the Class 8 space.
Exhaust gas circulation valves and coolers and DPFs have been around since 2007, but not all fleets have a good understanding of the proper cleaning cycle.
A false log was No. 10 in the list of top 20 driver violations in 2015. As a motor carrier, you’re liable for false logs filled out by your drivers if you should have had the means to detect the violations.
Upfitting a truck chassis to perform a specific task requires planning and coordination among suppliers, fleet managers and end users.
Tire maintenance needn’t be a mind-numbing inconvenience. These tools can reduce the workload and improve efficiency.