Greensboro-based Volvo Trucks North America is partnering with innovative Silicon Valley startups at its Innovation Lab to develop the charging infrastructure for its VNR Electric truck, as well as other industry advancements.
Fleet repair shops that use VMRS enjoy some distinct advantages over those that do not. According to Kristy LaPage, business manager for the commercial vehicle group at Mitchell 1, those advantages begin with profitability and efficiency.
It was the “technology” portion of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council’s namesake that took center stage at its 2021 Fall Meeting recently held in Cleveland. While that should come as no surprise, the focus of the technology might: trailers. From electrification to service to telematics, trailers saw a huge focus in boosting fleet productivity.
Decisiv Inc., a provider of Service Relationship Management (SRM) solutions, announced a new VMRS encoding for fleets solution. VMRS encoding analyzes individual service operations using machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to interpret information captured during the creation of a repair order and assigns appropriate VMRS codes to completed operations.
Fleets looking to incorporate electric trucks into their fleets should plan thoroughly and well in advance, according to experts assembled at the American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.
A Decisiv Inc./TMC North American Service Event Benchmark Report shows that maintenance and repair labor costs increased 2.6% between Q1 and Q2 2021, while parts costs increased by 2.8%. In that same period, parts costs for tires increased by 10.7% and transmission parts costs rose 9%, according to the report.
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and Decisiv Inc., reported during TMC’s Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, that costs for parts and labor for repairs rose over the first six months of the year.
Decisiv announced an automated encoding system for fleets using Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards.
Two new benchmarking reports show fleets are running more miles between breakdowns or unscheduled repairs, while the cost of parts and labor for those repairs is up. The reports were released during the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards for a long time had two licensing categories. TMC has now added two categories and moved the systems to an annual subscription. The announcement was made during the TMC Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.
Volvo Trucks says it has received an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks, the largest commercial order of the only battery-electric Class 8 model available in North America.
Longtime Mack Trucks dealer Nextran Truck Centers acquired Westfall-O’Dell Truck Sales, making the acquisition one of the largest by a Mack dealer in the past five years.
The largest commercial deployment of battery-electric trucks in North America is ramping up in Southern California for an eight-year run, state officials announced Aug. 31 during the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo.
Citing a “sense of urgency,” Volvo Trucks took a leadership position in the fight against climate change at the 2021 Advanced Clean Transportation Exhibition.
At the ACT Expo in Long Beach, California, Peterbilt General Chairman Jason Skoog mapped out four decisive moves he’d like to see happen to accelerate electric truck sales in North America.