June 2023

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Using AI without losing what’s important to your business

July 28, 2023
The transportation industry is undergoing some serious changes, with more AI solutions nearing reality. What will that mean for fleets’ biological intelligence?
NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth (center) takes a look at a vehicle charger.
Battery & Electrical

Navigating the messy middle of fleet electrification

July 7, 2023
Electrifying one depot is hard enough, and in the next 20 years, they might all have to be. NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth is optimistic it will be worth it and can be done...
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Calculating EV TCO
Battery & Electrical

How leasing and repowering factor into electric truck TCO

July 6, 2023
Changing over to electric trucks will be pricey, but doesn't have to be dicey. Cost-estimating tools and cost-cutting options such as diesel-to-electric conversion can help.
Ryder began testing several EVs of various duty cycles, and launched RyderElectric+ in May.
Battery & Electrical

How Ryder vets EV reliability

July 5, 2023
Delving into the many electric vehicle options available to fleets can be overwhelming, but luckily, there are several fleets, like Ryder, who have already been testing the waters...
Dependable Highway Express
DHE has three Volvo VNR Electric Cass 8 tractors in its fleet.
Battery & Electrical

Early adopter fleet opens up about EV range, charging in real world

July 4, 2023
Whether or not fleets are on board with the transition to EVs, the regulations are coming. Here's what early adopter Dependable has found works while running three Volvo VNR Electric...

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DHL has 119,000 vehicles in its global fleet, with EVs accounting for 25%.
Battery & Electrical

Electrification impressions: EVs meeting DHL's expectations

June 29, 2023
Ready or not, electric trucks are going to be the standard before you know it. Here's one fleet's first impressions of this technology, their limitations, and how they can improve...
Jamie Otto | Dreamstime.com | 22369143
trailer lines
Trailers, Towing & Specialty

Tractor-trailer air lines: Contamination keepaway

June 28, 2023
How to ensure air stays clean from the compressor to the brakes and other systems.
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Shop Operations

Coordinating and optimizing preventive maintenance

June 26, 2023
Preventive maintenance is routine and a little boring by nature, but a bit of extra attention to scheduling and execution brings some exciting benefits—and profits.
Aperia Technologies Inc.
Brakes, Tire & Wheel

How IoT reshapes maintenance

June 19, 2023
By taking the guesswork out of preventive maintenance and avoiding emergency road calls, IoT shifts the focus to data-driven decisions before the truck hits the road.
Cris Beaulieu | Fleet Maintenance
Cummins 2.5 millionth engine

Cummins reaches engine milestone: 2.5M engines made at Jamestown plant

May 25, 2023
The engine maker marked the 2.5 millionth engine made at its New York plant, which will receive a $452 million investment to retool for Cummins' new fuel-agnostic engines.
Jason McDaniel | Commercial Vehicle Group
Peterbilt Model 589

First look at Peterbilt's ‘legendary’ new Model 589

May 11, 2023
The traditionally styled, long-hood 589—which replaces the 389 after 10 years of research and design—features a more spacious cab, rectangular grille mesh, and 15-in. external...
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Truck inspection highway patrol
Safety & Technology

Safety vs. profits: The harsh realities of the modern truck inspection mindset

May 9, 2023
Pre- and post-trip inspections are a matter of safety, especially during International Roadcheck. Why, then, is compliance still a challenge?