Considerations for spec’ing, servicing, and maintaining today’s more complicated vehicles.
Data comes from just about every aspect of truck fleet management, from vehicle acquisition and resale to usage, maintenance, driver management, fuel, and so much more.
It’s spring, and talk of electric vehicle infrastructure is sprouting all over. Congress, for example, is considering plans to deploy national infrastructure for electric vehicle charging (included in President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan) as it tries to decide what qualifies as infrastructure and how much money to make available.
Part of a fleet manager’s job is to ensure the trucks they are providing drivers with are safe, sturdy, and ready to work. That means doing everything in their power to keep vehicles in the best condition possible so they don’t experience inconvenient breakdowns that delay employees from getting to the next customer. Here are some precautions to take into consideration when trying to maximize uptime.
Volvo Group expects a near-term convergence of biofuel, battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric-powered trucks as the industry, in the U.S. and in Europe, begins to adopt transformative and disruptive technologies aimed at eliminating harmful emissions and “leapfrogging” current practices.
Volvo Trucks is celebrating its I-Shift automated manual transmission’s 15th anniversary in the North American market. The transmission was brought to North America in 2007, after six years in operation in Europe. More than a million trucks around the world have been sold with the I-Shift transmission, Volvo says.
The 2021 Paccar MX-11 and Paccar MX-13 engines for Kenworth’s Class 8 truck lineup feature re-designed internal components to enhance fuel economy.
As part of a commitment to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based fuel cells for long-haul trucks, Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group have outlined their roadmap for a new fuel-cell joint venture called cellcentric.
Mack Trucks is celebrating 100 years in Canada in 2021, no small feat for any business — and that would be 700 in bulldog years.
Key players in commercial trucking have been working to break down the almost overwhelming amount of data coming off today’s vehicles. Their overall goal is to increase equipment uptime through predictive maintenance practices.
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have the potential to offer several benefits to operators: lower fuel costs, reduced maintenance costs, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). However, there are still several barriers that must be overcome before the industry sees full adoption of BEVs and their benefits.
The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has partnered with Decisiv to launch a benchmarking tool designed to track key performance indicators for commercial vehicle parts and labor based on the Council’s Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards.
In an effort to support customers in the western U.S. and Canada, as well as battery-electric vehicle training efforts for the Volvo VNR Electric and Mack LR Electric, Volvo and Mack Trucks announced the companies are opening a state-of-the-art training facility in Hayward, California.
Isuzu, Hino and Toyota have agreed on a new partnership to integrate Toyota’s CASE technologies with commercial vehicles from Isuzu and Hino.
A vehicle maintenance coding system used by repair shops across the trucking industry is receiving an update that has been years in the making, and is also evolving to include the burgeoning electric vehicle segment.