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When free isn't free: Using spreadsheets as a transportation management system
"Spreadsheets may be free, but even so, their cost is tremendous," NEXT Trucking vice president Corey Riggins explained.
August 17, 2022
A new alternative fuel on the scene: renewable propane
The latest alt fuel, renewable propane, is forecast to undergo tremendous growth. It's produced from sustainable sources that give it a much lower carbon intensity score than conventional propane and other fuels.
August 9, 2022
Does a fuel surcharge have a role with zero-emission fleets?
Surcharges have become accepted for diesel, but will they find new roles in the zero-emission future as well?
July 20, 2022
SCOTUS ruling on carbon emissions will not disrupt the electric vehicle industry
The CEO of a commercial EV manufacturing company explains why a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the EPA will not undermine EV market performance.
July 13, 2022
The rEVolution will not be televised (or forced)
The high cost of diesel isn't going to drive trucking fleets to seek out electric options. It will drive them out of business first.
July 1, 2022
Biden's fuel flops looking more desperate as prices surge at the pump
Looks like we're stuck in the costliest divorce ever as President Joe Biden recently panned higher prices at that pump as a sacrificial, 'God willing' transition to breaking up with fossil fuels.
May 25, 2022
Clean diesel should turn out strong at ACT Expo
The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo is a haven for all-electric, fuel cell, natural gas and propane--so why not clean diesel?
April 20, 2022
Do you have a training problem?
Balancing online, classroom, yard practice and on-road coaching can be tricky, but getting it right can have a huge impact on safety and driver efficiency.
February 21, 2022
Adjust existing regs to improve driver pay and supply chain crisis
The author doesn't advocate for making more laws and regulations—just tweaking some that could make driver pay more appealing and help alleviate the supply chain crisis.
January 19, 2022
Rivian R1T takes a hit on range
Rivian's first EV, the all-electric R1T pickup, proved to be a media darling and a heck of a stock pumper before anyone really got to know the truck. Is the honeymoon over?
January 12, 2022
More thorough remote diagnostics needed
Greater performance monitoring is needed beyond remote engine diagnostics according to a longtime industry expert.
December 1, 2021
Nuclear power may be the answer for energy hungry EVs
As the push for commercial electric vehicles continues to grow, nuclear power may be the answer for increased power demands.
November 24, 2021
Can't blame fleets for hesitating on EVs when real-world data is scarce
Ford Pro is concerned about a lack of fleet interest in commercial EVs. The cure for that? Get these vehicles out to trade journalists who can load them down and put them to work to see how they hold up.
November 10, 2021
The heavy-haul case for electric trucks
Intermodal work is one of the strongest business cases for electric since it's low-mileage and consistently near a terminal. But over 100 feet long and 140,000 pounds? Can't say I saw that coming.
October 31, 2021
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
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What’s New in 2024 for Chevy's Silverado 1500 Pickup?
The nine-trim lineup boasts max towing of 13,300 pounds, payload of 2,260 pounds and torque of 495 pound-feet.
NTSB eyes speed limiters on passenger vehciles
Freightliner kicks off production of electric medium duty model
Toyota Gives Glimpse of Concept EPU Electric Pickup Truck
Ford recalling almost 1,000 Lightning pickups