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Options for managing outsourced service providers

By Staff Writer / a couple of days ago

There are options for managing outsourced service providers. The vehicles that are made today have a lot more sensors in them and they provide very useful information. But, the tooling, the software and the training all come at a high price. The investments that are required for shop technology and technician training resources are causing […]

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Kolman’s Komments: A peek into the truck power management crystal ball

By Staff Writer / a few days ago

Truck power management is set to evolve over the next several years. Larry Bennett, the director of Vehicle Technical Innovation at the Eaton group states that he foresees several important technological changes. Some of these changes include: Over the air programming, and smart-charging of vehicles. These technologies, applied to power trucks, should lead to great […]

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Trump Advisers Propose Arbitration To Speed Infrastructure Plans

By Staff Writer / a few days ago

Currently, infrastructure permit processing times in the US can delay construction for an average of 10 years, as opposed to an average of 2 years in Australia, Canada, and Germany. In an effort to quickly create more jobs, the Trump administration is proposing a program that would expedite the process so that work on infrastructure […]

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Mack Brings Uptime Solutions to ‘Legacy’ Vehicles

By Staff Writer / a few days ago

Mack trucks is going to start adding Geotab telemetrics solutions to its newest line of trucks. This is a particularly valuable addition because it will allow mechanics to remotely diagnose problems with the trucks in real time, allowing for prompt and effective repair. This also allows for truck repair scheduling. Key Takeaways: Mack Trucks is […]

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Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

By Staff Writer / 5 days ago

Trump has reversed Obama with a fuel economy review. Donald Trump has vowed to end the assault on the American auto industry. Trump urged the automakers to build more assembly plants in the USA. Trump said that he would help to reduce regulations for automakers that would cause automotive manufacturing to move outside the states. […]

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Tire PMs: Low-Tech Solutions for Cost Control

By Staff Writer / 7 days ago

There are many low tech solutions for cost control. Big Data and the Internet of Things are two of the buzz words in the trucking industry today. The terms show how important technology is to our operations and also our industry. Data has become very important to our management toolboxes. Key Takeaways: Old tools such […]

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Survey shows shift to adoption of shorter asset lifecycles

By Staff Writer / 7 days ago

A survey has shown a shift to adoption of shorter asset lifecycles. More fleets are acquiring brand new trucks by leasing and shortening their asset lifecyles before replacement. This is compared to the previous years data which showed an average lifecycle of seven years. 22 percent of fleet respondents said that they were operating their […]

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Tennessee Trucking Firm Keeps Drivers Longer With Feedback Software

By Staff Writer / last week

In an effort to keep their long haul truckers happy while away from home, a Chattanooga-based transport company turned to a software solution. Real time feedback helps pinpoint individual needs allowing the company to solve problems more quickly. A case study of the new system reveals it has reduced driver turnover last year and saved […]

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