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22 Takeaways from the Fleet Forward Conference

22 Takeaways from the Fleet Forward Conference

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

Ford Maverick: What Can a Compact Pickup Do for Fleets?

Ford Maverick: What Can a Compact Pickup Do for Fleets?

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

Heavy Payloads and Commercial EV Range — a Real-World Test
Assessing the Ford F-150 Hybrid for Fleets

Assessing the Ford F-150 Hybrid for Fleets

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

Looking for an Autonomous Truck Driving Job? Waymo Is Hiring In Texas
What Can Autonomy Do for the Middle Mile?

What Can Autonomy Do for the Middle Mile?

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

Waymo Outlines Plans to Integrate Autonomous Trucking in Fleets
Lordstown’s Electric Endurance: A Truck for the Working Class
Gatik’s Autonomous Box Truck Serves the Middle Mile
How Work Trucks Are Meeting the e-Commerce Surge

How Work Trucks Are Meeting the e-Commerce Surge

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, Waymo Share Vision for Future of Autonomous Trucking

Penske, Waymo Share Vision for Future of Autonomous Trucking

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

How a Fleet Operator Builds an Electric Truck

How a Fleet Operator Builds an Electric Truck

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

XL Adds Fully Electric Platform to 'Product Roadmap'

XL Adds Fully Electric Platform to 'Product Roadmap'

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

eCUVs: A New Choice for Urban Deliveries
What’s the Next Evolution of the Work Van?
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