Strike two for Florida man's toll dismissal
I got another toll invoice for a truck I do not own that blew past a toll booth I've never seen.
October 19, 2021
Working around supply chain constraints
The shortage of microchips is all over the news, but there are also issues with steel, lumber, tires and other components that have made it increasingly difficult for vehicle manufactures to complete building both trucks and trailers.
October 4, 2021
Internet aghast as Tundra loses V8 roar—sound about right?
Will Toyota be piping in the sounds of a roaring V8 when you stomp the pedal in their new V6-equipped 2022 Tundra? Does anyone really care--yet?
September 22, 2021
Toll road blunder demonstrates fallibility of unchecked computer systems
The picture on the toll invoice looked like my truck and there was no mistaking the license plate but a closer look showed Florida got it wrong--way wrong.
September 15, 2021
Adding FM to CB may be too little, too late
The FCC recently approved of adding FM to CB radios but I'm not so sure it'll mean a return to CB's glory days of the 1970s.
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
OEMs want government to "build consumer demand" for an onslaught of electric vehicles
Lopsided laissez-faire. Automakers have pledged to have half of their vehicles all-electric by 2030 and now they want government to create demand.
August 11, 2021
Lack of tire inflation education is alarming
A recent survey revealed that 48% of drivers don’t know how often to check tire pressure and that 53% don’t know how to check tread wear to determine if tires show signs of damage.
July 4, 2021
Ford points out 'battery friendly' AC charging
DC fast-charging sounds good, but it costs much more than AC charging, takes up more space and leads to faster battery degradation.
June 9, 2021
While it's fine if you're the one pointing the camera, what happens when someone else is doing the pointing from 100 feet up buzzing around like a paparazzi mosquito?
June 2, 2021
Electric golf cart provides interesting insight into EV maintenance
I've worked on my own vehicles for years. After recently acquiring a nearly 30-year-old EZGo Marathon golf cart, reality set in fast regarding how easy it can be to work on an electric vehicle versus internal combustion.
May 26, 2021
Biden needs help on transportation fast
Something's wrong with this picture...President Biden's squealing the tires in his emissions-spewing Corvette while preaching on the virtues of electric vehicles and pledging billions in tax payer money to that fledgling industry.
April 28, 2021
Sharing EV data to save the planet
If time is quickly running out for the planet because of climate change, should OEMs and fleets be more forthcoming about EV performance data and plans so that other fleets and manufacturers can prepare accordingly and do their part to save the world?
March 24, 2021
5 tips to improve uptime
While 100% utilization is not possible, there are some simple things fleets can do to get close.
March 13, 2021
Is the BEV charging infrastructure better than we think?
Sergio Rodriguez capped a 3,000 mile trip from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean without a single drop of fuel in the tank.
March 9, 2021
Carbon cut: Entire vehicle lifecycle must be addressed
Sustainability goals should include well-to-wheels solutions that are not only good for the environment but also help fleets sustain their bottom line.
March 3, 2021
Grid vulnerabilities for commercial EVs are troubling
Electric trucks and vans have a much lower TCO than conventional but grid vulnerabilities demonstrated this week in Texas and other states could bring on serious setbacks for fleets that are eager to embrace all-electric powertrains.
February 18, 2021
Dash cams capture more good than bad
Dash camera footage cannot always help a motor carrier with respect to liability, but it can fleets from having to pay excessive damages.
February 17, 2021
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Isuzu kicks off production of F-Series, including it's first foray into Class 7
All F-Series models are available in eight wheelbases (from 152 to 248 inches) accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet in length.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 catches air and our attention
Chevy announces reveal date, glass roof for electric Silverado
2022 Toyota Tundra fully revealed with more power and safety features
Rivian rolls out nation's first mass-produced electric pickup