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Fleets that don’t embrace technology might not live to tell the tale

By Team Writer / August 17, 2019

The freight industry is under pressure from competitors like Amazon, growing customer expectations, and increased environmental and worker regulations. Technology can help alleviate some of this pressure incrementally, by automating certain aspects of the process such as scheduling, plotting routes, and allocating drivers. Ideally, this will maximize efficiency. Technology also helps real world stores compete […]

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2019 Ford Ranger Misses Out on IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

By Team Writer / August 15, 2019

One of the metrics that Americans tend to focus on when purchasing a car is the manufacturer and brand safety rating. In his new blog post, Stefan Ogbac summarizes the recently released highway safety annual vehicle ratings and explains why the 2019 Ford Ranger failed to pick up the achievement and what categories recorded a […]

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Global Truck Dispatch Software Market 2019 Data Source Analysis By: Telogis, WorkWave Route Manager, BluJay, RTA Fleet Management – The Industry Magazine

By Team Writer / August 13, 2019

Industry Magazine recently published a new market research report on the global market for truck dispatch software this detailed report examines the current and projected size of the truck dispatch software sector, along with important trends shaping the future of the industry. The report examines capabilities, opportunities, and threats for major regional and global truck […]

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Is corrosion curtailing your brake pad life?

By Team Writer / August 11, 2019

Brake pads fill a crucial role that subjects them to huge amounts of heat and pressure. The Global Brake Safety Council singles out corrosion as the cause of many serious brake problems that reduce the lifespan of your break pads. When selecting brake pads, it’s important to make sure the friction material is attached mechanically […]

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Truck Trend Shop Class: Engine Compression

By Team Writer / August 9, 2019

Compression plays a critical role in the operation of internal combustion engines by pressurizing the mixture of fuel and oxygen that is then ignited to power the engine. The pressure helps make the ignition produce more energy more efficiently by aerosolizing the fuel/air mixture into an abundance of tiny droplets, which will combust more strongly […]

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Mack Trucks builds 100,000th truck with GuardDog Connect

By Team Writer / August 7, 2019

GuardDog Connect is a telematics system for trucks that provides proactive diagnostics and repair planning. It has now been activated on more than 100,000 Mack trucks. GuardDog Connect has the ability to alert drivers about safety issues before they become major problems. Its software sends a message to the Mack Uptime Center, which is monitored […]

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Thoughts on Achieving 11 MPG

By Team Writer / August 5, 2019

Jim Park of “TruckingInfo” recently managed to achieve a trip average fuel economy of 11 miles per gallon on the Peterbilt 579 EPIQ he test drove between Scottsdale, Arizona and Denton, Texas. Jim was downright disappointed when the trip average reading was back down to 10.2 by the end of the drive. The Peterbilt 579 […]

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