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Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Most Commercial Fleet Orders for 2021 Models to be at Pre-Pandemic Levels

A number of commercial fleets are planning to order fewer fleet vehicles in MY-2021, but the majority of surveyed fleet managers state there will be no...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10119505/commercial-fleet-orders-for-2021-models-to-be-at-pre-pandemic-levels-1
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
Understanding the New 30-Minute Break Rule

Roughly two years in the making, the new federal hours-of-service (HOS) rules have arrived. They could provide drivers with a lot more flexibility — and...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10118302/understanding-the-new-30-minute-break-rule
Categories: Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Operations
Fuel Efficiency in a Time of Cheap Diesel

Look at fuel economy with an eye to the future. Many factors go into the decision to invest in a technology that will save fuel.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/360009/fuel-efficiency-in-a-time-of-cheap-diesel
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Getting Fleet Back on Track

Restarting truck fleets after the pandemic requires attending to mechanical issues, understanding the new compliance landscape, and bringing your personnel...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/359162/getting-fleet-back-on-track
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Refuse Truck Trends to Watch

Just as passenger vehicles are becoming safer and more connected, so too are refuse trucks. But these complex fleet assets are also setting some of their...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/358324/refuse-truck-trends-to-watch
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
How Dash Cams Improved Safety at Florida Construction Fleet

Vallencourt Construction has dash cameras in every one of its 100 vehicles. It’s not a common practice among construction fleets, but for Risk Manager Troy...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/357408/how-dash-cams-improved-safety-at-florida-construction-fleet
Categories: Fuel, Operations
Women in Fleet: Watson of WEX

Working her way up through the marketing department, Watson’s passion and perseverance – and her love for the people in fleet – keep her motivated.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/357230/women-in-fleet-watson-of-wex
Categories: Maintenance
Keep the Shop Up and Running Despite COVID-19

COVID-19 is taking the team out of teamwork, but the best fleets are staying ahead of the virus. Kevin Bergman of Prime and Mike Gomes of Bison explain how...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/356248/keep-the-shop-up-and-running-despite-covid-19
Categories: Operations
The Future of Fleet: A Focus on Execution

Mobile connectivity, machine learning, and the sharing economy have put tools in the fleet manager’s toolbox that can provide new insights to engage diverse...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/355910/the-future-of-fleet-a-focus-on-execution
Categories: Aftermarket, Maintenance
COVID-19: The Parts and Service Impact

The truck parts and service aftermarket weighs in on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses and fleet parts departments.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/355494/covid-19-the-parts-and-service-impact
Categories: Operations
Delivering Cannabis in a Crisis

At the onset of the coronavirus crisis, Talaria Transportation converted paper processes to digital in a day. Now CEO Ari Raptis is hoping to spur...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/355361/adjusting-on-the-fly-delivering-cannabis-in-a-crisis
Categories: Operations, Remarketing
New Methods and Channels of Remarketing Needed Now More Than Ever

Now in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, pressure on residual values is predicted to increase lender’s credit losses as vehicle sales slow and...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/354975/new-methods-and-channels-of-remarketing-needed-now-more-than-ever
Categories: Maintenance, Operations

Fleet managers must be informed to accomplish their jobs, and Baker makes sure that FCA fleets get the info they need and enjoy the purchasing process.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/354963/women-in-fleet-baker-of-fca
Categories: Maintenance, Operations, Safety & Compliance
West Palm Beach Fleet Services: Socially Distant, More Connected than Ever

From servicing city vehicles in full plastic suits to staggered shifts and footprint decals to keep social distance, the Support Services Department of the...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/354899/west-palm-beach-fleet-services-socially-distant-more-connected-than-ever
Categories: Leasing, Operations, Safety
Advice for Fleets During the Pandemic

Widespread implementation of hygienic best practices for fleet professionals and their drivers is an elemental step, not only for the safety of their...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/354390/advice-for-fleets-during-the-pandemic
Categories: Biofuels, Fuel, Green Fleet
What is Renewable Gasoline?

What is renewable gasoline and what does its development and use mean for government entities looking to reduce emissions?

https://www.worktruckonline.com/353297/what-is-renewable-gasoline
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Working Through COVID-19: A Delivery Fleet’s Perspective

Automotive Fleet spoke to the president of two delivery fleets to talk about how this pandemic has affected his daily operations and the challenges he's...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/353704/working-through-a-pandemic-a-delivery-fleets-perspective
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
How Truck Fleets Can Control Toll Costs

When you look at your bottom line, there are always moments of “did we really spend that much?” If you’ve had this reaction to toll charges at your trucking...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/352580/how-truck-fleets-can-control-toll-costs
Categories: Procurement, Upfitting
Buy Bodies Better: Don’t Forget These Important Questions

Government fleet managers seeking long-term solutions for vehicle bodies must navigate the challenge of finding an OEM that can meet their specific needs in...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/352509/buy-bodies-better-dont-forget-these-important-questions
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
Q&A: Meritor's T.J. Reed on TransPower and the Future of Electric Trucks

Meritor's T.J. Reed, global vice president of electrification, talks to HDT about the company's recent acquisition of TransPower and the state of electric...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/349536/qa-meritor-global-electrification-vice-president-t-j-reed-on-transpower-and-the-future-of-electric-trucks
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Test Drive: 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty

For 2020, Ford Super Duty medium-duty truck series beefs up on both brains and brawn.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/349399/test-drive-2020-ford-f-450-super-duty
Categories: Telematics
Addressing Driver Push Back to Video-Based Safety Systems

Drivers for Loram were hesitant about what they thought was "constant surveillance" at first, but in less than a month, that hesitance was put at ease.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/348809/how-to-address-driver-pushback-to-video-based-safety-systems
Categories: Maintenance
How to Spec and Protect Truck Electronics

Electronics are not noted for being robust systems. They are susceptible to failure due to environmental conditions such as dust or moisture, extremely hot...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/348708/how-to-spec-and-protect-truck-electronics
Categories: Equipment, Upfitting
Spec’ing Last-Mile Truck Bodies with Drivers in Mind

As e-commerce explodes, more trucking companies are getting into the last-mile delivery business – not just for package delivery from the likes of Amazon,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/348489/specing-last-mile-truck-bodies-with-drivers-in-mind
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
How to Rein in Rising Insurance Costs

Insurance is one of those things you may not really think about until your business needs it. That is, unless you’re facing skyrocketing premiums or, worse,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/348242/how-to-rein-in-rising-insurance-costs
Categories: Telematics
The Benefits of Customizable Forms for Landscaping Companies

If your landscaping business is looking to move from paper to electronic forms, then find out how customizable forms within a GPS tracking system can help...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/347980/the-benefits-of-customizable-forms-for-landscaping-companies
Categories: Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Vehicle Research
Q&A: XOS' Gio Sordoni Talks Going Electric

HDT recently sat down with XOS COO and Co-Founder Gio Sordoni at the company’s North Hollywood facility to discuss the future of electric trucks in both the...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/347964/qa-xos-gio-sordoni-talks-going-electric
Categories: Operations
Guest Blog: Fleet Truck Management – 1920 vs. 2020

The parallels and warning signs of in truck management over the past 100 years have not changed as much as one might imagine.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/347931/how-fleet-truck-management-has-and-hasnt-changed-in-100-years
Categories: Safety, Telematics
How GPS Tracking Solutions Improve Construction Fleet Safety

Do you face safety challenges with your construction vehicles and assets? Find out the strategies to overcome this challenge with a GPS tracking solution.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/347806/how-gps-tracking-will-keep-your-construction-fleet-safe-at-the-jobsite
Categories: Operations

With a keen understanding of rental and fleet management experience, Garza knows fleet inside and out.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/347654/women-in-fleet-emily-garza-of-archrock
Categories: Telematics
How GPS Tracking Will Improve Your Plumbing Business Efficiency and Profitability

Discover how GPS tracking can give you deep insights into vehicle health and utilization to improve uptime, productivity, and profitability for your...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/347546/how-gps-tracking-will-improve-your-plumbing-business-efficiency-and-profitabilit
Categories: Maintenance
Choose the Right Lift for your Fleet

Vehicle lifts come in a dizzying variety of configurations, usually targeted to certain intended applications. Deciding what you want to do with a lift is...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/347480/choose-the-right-lift-for-your-fleet-part-ii
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
How a Fleet Operator Builds an Electric Truck

XOS cofounders Dakota Semler and Gio Sordoni share their fleet origin story, the company’s purpose-built battery tech, and the right applications for truck...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/347423/how-a-fleet-operator-builds-an-electric-truck
Categories: Telematics
How GPS Tracking Improves ETAs and Communication for Service and Delivery Fleets

Need a better way to communicate with your mobile workforce? Read to find out how GPS Tracking helps improves ETAs and driver communication for service and...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/346611/how-gps-tracking-improves-etas-and-communication-for-service-and-delivery-fleets
Categories: Fleet Management, Fleet Management as a Service, Operations
Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/346484/upward-pricing-pressures-on-most-fixed-and-operating-costs
Categories: Auctions, Fleet Management as a Service, Maintenance, Rental Operations
Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges

The robust economy is creating record numbers of new jobs and a subsequent labor shortage that is being exacerbated by the large wave of Baby Boomer...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/346322/labor-shortage-increases-but-economic-uncertainty-emerges
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
11 Things to Know to Stay Out of Trouble with Final ELD Deadline

As of Dec. 17, most motor carriers are required by federal law to use electronic logging devices, or ELDs, to track truck driver hours of service. Whether...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/346165/10-things-to-know-to-stay-out-of-trouble-with-final-eld-deadline
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Testing Positive for Marijuana: One Driver's Story

What happens to a commercial driver who tests positive for marijuana? A DOT-mandated return-to-duty process is the only hope they have of keeping their...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/345858/testing-positive-for-marijuana-one-drivers-story
Categories: Fleet Management, Telematics, Upfitting
Cargo Visibility Better Than Ever with New Tech

New trailer telematics systems are giving shippers, fleets and receivers real-time intelligence and actionable information on the cargo trucks carry – not...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/345884/cargo-visibility-better-than-ever-with-new-tech
Categories: Maintenance
How Truck Tire Retreading Has Changed

Kevin Rohlwing has been in the tire industry for 37 years and has seen a massive shift in retread technology. Gone are the days of technicians eye-balling...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/345863/how-truck-tire-retreading-has-changed
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Test Drive: Driving the FTR, Isuzu's Biggest Truck

It's Isuzu's biggest truck in North America. But does that mean it's a departure from the OEM's tried-and-true design philosophy? HDT's Senior Editor, Jack...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/345481/test-drive-driving-the-ftr-isuzus-biggest-truck
Categories: Connected Fleets, Electric, Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Telematics
8 Fleet Forward Conference Takeaways

Data management and protection, electrification, telematics, video technology, mobile servicing, shared mobility, and advanced safety tech took center stage...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/345416/8-takeaways-from-the-fleet-forward-conference
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
The Tesla Cybertruck Is Not What You Think It Is

And why it doesn’t matter if many people buy it.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/345262/the-tesla-cybertruck-is-not-what-you-think-it-is
Categories: Vehicle Research
2019 Fleet Truck of the Year: Ford F-150

The full-size truck market has become increasingly competitive with plenty of reliable trucks for fleet buyers. The Ford F-150 emerged this year as the...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/345222/2019-fleet-truck-of-the-year-ford-f-150
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
Tesla's Electric Pickup: Is It a Work Truck?

An up-close dose of Tesla’s Cybertruck from last night’s reveal in Hawthorne, Calif. answers some initial questions on whether it can function in a...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/345216/teslas-electric-pickup-is-it-a-work-truck-1
Categories: Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Operations
Cummins Commits to Long-term Sustainability Plan: Planet 2050

Cummins is stepping up the fight against climate change and pollution with a series of short- and long-term goals that will produce reductions waste from...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/344815/cummins-commits-to-long-term-sustainability-plan-planet-2050
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
The Cost of Electrifying a Ford Transit

AF looks at how Lightning Systems swaps out a gasoline powertrain with its electric powertrain. There is a large initial expense with converting a Transit...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/344611/the-costs-involved-with-electrifying-a-ford-transit
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Utility Fleet, Vehicle Research
Gradall Excavators: Like Driving a Freightliner Truck

The “crossover excavator,” built on a Freightliner chassis, features maneuverability that Gradall says can help users get to more jobsites during the day.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/344418/gradall-excavators-like-driving-a-freightliner-truck
Categories: Maintenance
How Inmate Labor Can Benefit Fleet Shops

Two fleets share how their inmate programs save costs and supplement labor.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/344399/how-inmate-labor-can-benefit-fleet-shops
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
How Tariffs Are Affecting the Price of Truck Parts [Commentary]

With tariffs as high as 30% on imported goods, at least a portion of the increased prices of truck parts are being passed onto fleet consumers. So what's...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/344062/how-tariffs-have-affected-the-price-of-truck-parts


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