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Vehicle shopping woes build as Biden admin threatens to force OEMs to provide semiconductor data
A 10-year-old Ford Ranger selling for over $20,000? Is this the new normal? Can the Biden administration get the constrained chip supply that's driving a surge in vehicle prices under control?
September 24, 2021
Why qualified drivers aren't replying to your ads
You need something that makes drivers stop scrolling through their social media feeds.
September 15, 2021
The story behind National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
Each September, we take the time to celebrate our highway heroes – the “newfound” essential workers – who have been critical in delivering much-needed freight throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 14, 2021
Make a mess and save a life
I think today’s technology can offer a different approach to solving the problem of cars under-riding trailers.
September 9, 2021
Fleets reluctant to mandate vax, but it might not matter
Only 9% of fleet respondents to a recent CCJ survey said they had implemented a mandatory vaccine or testing program, and 60% said they had no plans to.
September 8, 2021
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NACFE has estimated that if every Class 8 vehicle produced today was magically a ZEV, it would still take 15 to 20 years to migrate them into 100% replacement of the existing vehicles.
September 7, 2021
Lessons from tipped beef: Florida court provides guidance on cargo claim issues
The decision from a recent court case provides important guidance on cargo claim issues for the trucking industry.
September 2, 2021
Appreciating technology obsolescence
The Union Pacific Big Boy in 2021 is an anachronism of a bygone state-of-the-art technology from 1941. Freight transportation will see a similar massive technology change over the next 30 years.
August 24, 2021
Electric may never compete with diesel in long-haul
While the push for zero emissions rolls on, Shell Starship and DOE SuperTruck show diesel can deliver better freight efficiency in long-haul than electrification.
August 20, 2021
How AI helps fleets cut costs, generate revenue
Ever since the invention of the fuel gauge, monitoring the mechanics of vehicles and driver behaviors has been a key part of optimizing fleet management.
August 17, 2021
Why contract maintenance makes sense for private fleets
A good contract maintenance provider knows that the nucleus of truck maintenance is always a structured, rigid preventive maintenance program.
August 16, 2021
Reinventing the fan clutch industry
The problem with the fan clutch business was that it didn’t have to earn a customer’s business because the demand for the fan clutch grew out of a government mandate.
August 16, 2021
5 ways fleet managers can reduce operational costs
There are numerous overheads in this line of work. The most prominent ones that spring to mind are fuel charges and asset maintenance costs.
August 15, 2021
Don’t fall victim to truck downtime this autumn
With longer nights and shorter days right around the corner, drivers need to focus on how to stay safe when temperatures begin to drop, running wildlife are abundant, and roads are slick with wet leaves.
August 11, 2021
The truth about red herrings
We are continually assaulted by opinions and separating fact from fiction is challenging.
August 9, 2021
Fleets bringing remote employees back to the office
Almost 85% of survey respondents said back-office employees were tucked away in home offices, followed by dispatch (53%), safety (51%), and IT (50%).
August 4, 2021
Fleets reaping rewards of self-dispatching drivers
Some fleets are now giving company drivers a choice in loads to remove a common friction point with management.
August 4, 2021
How the commercial vehicle sector is preparing for autonomous driving
The efforts of tech engineers had focused on the quest to build commercially-viable driverless automobiles, but in the last year there has been a shift toward the commercial vehicle sector.
July 29, 2021
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Western Star debuts new, lighter X-Series model
The 47X is the younger and lighter sibling in Western Star's X-Series family, joining the 49X.
FedEx partners with Aurora, Paccar for self-driving hauls between Dallas and Houston
Spot load volume returns to pre-holiday levels
Joshi confirmation hearing is Wednesday, set to lead FMCSA
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