This year’s agenda had a heavy focus on electrification, but also on the growth of autonomous transportation, the transformation of the automotive supply chain, using predictive analytics to drive efficiencies in maintenance, and how to harness data for multiple fleet processes.
November 29, 2021
You could say the all-new Maverick’s hybrid engine, unibody frame, and 4.5-foot bed make it a niche truck. But in the post-pandemic era of efficiencies and economics, fleets must apply a Swiss Army knife-like approach to job applications.
June 8, 2021
How efficient is an all-electric Class 6 delivery truck in its regular duty cycle with payloads up to 11,000 lbs.? Weight is less of an EV range inhibitor than you’d think.
March 29, 2021
Our test of the new F-150 PowerBoost netted an extraordinary 19.2 average mpg with a 1,732-lb. payload and 25.1 mpg without. Adding PowerBoost’s 12,700 lbs. of max towing, is it blasphemy to finally turn our backs on diesel for true work applications?
January 4, 2021
Waymo is hiring Class A Drivers to monitor autonomous systems during driverless truck tests out of its new Dallas facility.
August 25, 2020
The middle mile in the supply chain is ripe for efficiency gains, while its repeatable routes make it a fit for early autonomous transportation adoption. Gatik’s Sam Saad explains when, how, and why.
August 4, 2020
While agnostic on deployment models and vague on timelines for deployment, Waymo is clear — its end goal is to be a technology provider, not a truck manufacturer or fleet owner.
July 14, 2020
While the Endurance launch event offered more big-picture proclamations than actual truck specs, Lordstown CEO Steve Burns pointed out one reason why an all-electric pickup will be so tantalizing for fleets.
June 26, 2020
The autonomous vehicle is intended for fixed, repeatable routes between distribution centers and stores, which reduces autonomous travel’s problematic “edge cases.”
May 7, 2020
The 2020 Work Truck Show showcased a convergence of technologies driven by environmental conditions, regulations, and the needs of package delivery drivers, who enter and exit their vehicles hundreds of times in a day.
March 9, 2020
Penske’s Bill Combs and Waymo’s Charlie Jatt believe the trucking industry can reap the benefits before achieving Level 5 autonomy through repositioning warehouses that are optimized for AVs, employing tele-operations, and adapting automated safety technologies available now.
March 3, 2020
XOS cofounders Dakota Semler and Gio Sordoni share their fleet origin story, the company’s purpose-built battery tech, and the right applications for truck electrification today.
December 24, 2019
Eric Foellmer says XL's plan is to continue supplementing the electrification strategy of the OEMs, which includes its present hybrid and plug-in hybrid systems and eventually an all-electric system.
August 5, 2019
With a payload of up to 2,000 lbs., the all-electric Able XR has the capabilities of a small pickup or van but for non-freeway urban environments.
May 1, 2019
Inside the Mercedes-Benz Vans Future Transportation North America workshop, Nick Tempelhoff has some thoughts.
July 23, 2018