Truck drivers following GPS get into serious trouble
Stuck trucks, lost trucks, collapsed bridges, mad homeowners, costly tickets and downtime. No carrier wants the embarrassing headlines from truck drivers who follow GPS navigation into areas where commercial trucks simply don’t belong, but the stories keep coming anyway. On Friday, a driver in Colorado following GPS got his 30-ft. long box truck stuck on […]
Fleets ranked by safety, productivity and hard work
Azuga, a global provider of connected vehicle and fleet technologies, has published a ranking of the top fleets, by industry and driver. Azuga’s Fleet Driver Performance Scorecard is based on data captured by Azuga’s system, which combines hardware and software to help fleets improve customer service and lower costs. The system is used by thousands of fleets worldwide. […]
New OnStar Business Solutions built for efficiency-minded fleets
As fleet data and wireless communications continue to get a bigger seat at the table, GM announced this week the rollout of OnStar Business Solutions, a collection of fleet-centric products rolled into one package designed to better meet the needs of fleet managers and small business owners. Available now, OnStar Business Solutions offers four business […]
Eaton’s new PTO kits simplify ordering process
Eaton announced this week new wet kit packages for end-dump applications supporting the Bezares line of Power Takeoff (PTO) units that fit popular Eaton Fuller and Eaton Cummins Endurant transmissions. The wet kits simplify ordering by including all the components needed into a single part number. Wet kits are installed on medium- and heavy-duty trucks with […]
Stocking too many greases is costly, inefficient
Gease color often tends to follow popular trends within the industry but colors are typically only related to the dye used, which helps provide brand recognition and marketing but doesn’t have an impact on the performance of the lube itself.
Don’t cut corners when it comes to shopping for a lift
There’s no room for cutting corners when choosing a shop lift. In fact, it’s such an important topic that the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has a guide on its website titled Buyers Beware. ALI, an accredited industry leader that provides lift product certification and training, has a list of manufacturers they say have crossed the […]
Going virtual: Reading’s latest crane body will be featured on its new live webinar series
Reading Truck Group announced its new Master Mechanic 20-Series crane body which will be featured on the company’s new webinar series. Designed to equip class 3–5 chassis with up to 4,000 pounds of lifting power, the MM 20-Series rounds out Reading’s lineup of crane bodies with a mid-duty option designed for a wider range of jobs. […]
Groendyke’s innovative third brake light improved safety but came at a price
Imagine being ticketed repeatedly for a device that’s reducing accidents. It happened to Groendyke Transport but they certainly don’t hold a grudge. In fact, they consider it part of a very important journey. The Oklahoma-based tanker carrier deployed a pulsating amber brake light on the back of their tanker trucks, which over a 30-month period […]
BlueDEF contest will award year’s supply of diesel exhaust fluid
BlueDEF is offering a chance for small fleets to win a year’s supply of their diesel exhaust fluid. “Over the course of the last few months, our county has experienced a significant economic downturn and faces challenges it’s never faced before,” BlueDEF states in its press release. “Amid the panic, America’s unsung heroes, truck drivers, […]
Hellwig video points out benefits of aftermarket suspension
To sag, or not to sag? If you’re not sure how to answer this question, check out Hellwig’s latest video “How Helper Springs Work” posted below. The brief video details how helper springs work to alleviate sagging which can lead to performance problems. Hellwig’s YouTube channel features other videos including install tutorials and customer testimonials.
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Ford 'really excited' about total cost of ownership with hybrid 2022 Ford Maverick truck
Fleets looking to lower emissions, lower TCO, improve mpg and keep safety a priority may want to take a closer look at Ford's new 2022 Maverick compact truck which starts under $20K.
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