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Articles by Lucas Deal

Lucas Deal is the editor of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer.
He can be reached at lucasdeal@randallreilly.com, and is on Twitter @lddeal85.

CCJ Tech Toolbox: How to get drivers, employees to buy in to new fleet tech

While new technology is change for the better, it’s still change. Altering an employee’s equipment and/or responsibilities without proper instruction and training can be counterproductive ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: How your fleet can strategize adding new technologies

Any technology assessment that ends in acceptance should transition its focus immediately from evaluation to implementation. Both fleets and technology providers alike say the cautious ...

Tech Toolbox: Integrating technology into your fleet

Fleets in NACFE study show uptick in fuel economy

More than 71,000 tractors and 234,000 trailers across 19 fleets earned a 1 percent increase in fuel economy last year through the adoption of various ...
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CCJ Tech Toolbox: Developing in-house tech for your fleet

Developing one’s own technology can be helpful in instances when options on the market may not be suitable — or even available. Two fleets share ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Most common fleet tech? Asset management, poll shows

With the electronic logging device mandate still months from implementation, no single technology garnered more than 50 percent of industrywide acceptance in CCJ’s survey, though ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Performing a cost-benefit analysis on your fleet’s tech

A cost-benefit analysis is a valuable resource for a fleet to evaluate potential technologies and identify products and/or services best suited for integration. These comprehensive ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Include driver input when deciding to deploy new tech

Arguably the best identifiers of new technology for a fleet are its drivers. Between their time behind the wheel and interacting with their contemporaries and ...

NACFE, Carbon War Room update 6×2 axle confidence report

This is the first time Trucking Efficiency has convened a new study team of experts to investigate a technology on which it has already issued ...

Rush opens new, larger Denver Truck Center

Rush Truck Center has been in the mile-high market since 1999.

Registrations open for fall TMC meeting

Registration is open for the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competition (TMC SuperTech and TMC FutureTech), scheduled for Sept. ...

Kenworth’s Truckers Against Trafficking auction truck the result of industry collaboration

By the time the truck finally hit the production line, Inland Kenworth manager Don Blake says it felt like half the industry was behind it.

Noregon, PeopleNet to introduce all-makes telematics solution

Noregon and PeopleNet are extending their relationship to deliver a new all-makes, all-models telematics solution to the trucking industry, the companies announced Tuesday at the ...