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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: Fleet Acquisition, Vehicle Research
How to Calculate a Shuttle’s Total Cost of Ownership

Tracking total cost of ownership (TCO) can be a daunting task. Grech Motors outlines why its crucial to keep an eye on every aspect of a luxury shuttle’s...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/345130/how-to-calculate-a-shuttles-total-cost-of-ownership
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
Categories: Aftermarket, Maintenance
How to Choose the Right Diagnostics Tool for Your Fleet

Not all diagnostic tools are created equal. Knowing their features as well as defining expectations will help fleets get the best tool for their needs.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/343990/understanding-aftermarket-diagnostic-tools
Categories: Drivers, Safety
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Valued Drivers Are Loyal Drivers

Truck drivers are asking for respect. Learn more with our Driver Recruitment and Retention series.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/343365/r-e-s-p-e-c-t-valued-drivers-are-loyal-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Untangling the Red Tape: Retain Drivers by Simplifying Compliance

Relieve the burden of regulations to improve retention. Learn more with our Driver Recruitment and Retention series.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/343363/untangling-the-red-tape-retain-drivers-by-simplifying-compliance
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Weight Lifting 101: Solutions That Ease the Burden on Drivers

Stand out from the competition by making long-haul life easier. Learn how in our Driver Recruitment and Retention series.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/343343/weight-lifting-101-solutions-that-ease-the-burden-on-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance, Safety
Home Away From Home: How Vehicle Maintenance Impacts Retention

Hold onto reliable drivers by maintaining reliable equipment. Learn how in our Driver Recruitment and Retention series.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/343348/home-away-from-home-how-vehicle-maintenance-impacts-retention
Categories: Drivers, Safety
iGen: Appealing to a New Generation of Drivers

Between drivers retiring without enough recruits to take their place, and demand rapidly growing, the need for qualified professionals is expected to...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/343356/igen-appealing-to-a-new-generation-of-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Let’s Talk: Improved Communication = Higher Level of Commitment

Make the right connections to keep drivers on board. Learn how with our Driver Recruitment and Retention series.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/343359/lets-talk-improved-communication-higher-level-of-commitment
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
Test Drive: Trading Mirrors for Video Monitors

If Stoneridge’s MirrorEye system is any indication, the transition from conventional mirrors to a camera monitor system may be easier and safer than you think.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/343709/test-drive-trading-mirrors-for-video-monitors
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Electroeconomics: The Macroeconomics of Electric Trucks

Find out why an electric truck or van may be on your comparative shopping list in the near future.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/342783/electroeconomics-the-macro-economics-of-electric-trucks
Categories: Maintenance
Tomorrow's Technicians Could Train with Augmented and Virtual Reality

Maintenance departments may have some more options for training with the latest augmented and virtual reality tools and the new technology could be used to...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/342613/augmented-and-virtual-reality-train-tomorrows-technicians
Categories: Maintenance
How to Manage Tires for Optimal Minutes and Miles

Truck tires lead multiple lives. Here’s how to make sure you get the most out of them, no matter which stage of life they’re in.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/342183/how-to-manage-tires-for-optimal-minutes-and-miles
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Utility Fleet
The Challenge of Migrating from Diesel to Electric

Thinking of going electric? There's more to worry about than the price of the trucks and the weight of the batteries.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/342156/the-challenge-of-migrating-from-diesel-to-electric
Categories: Maintenance
Waiting to Jump on the FA-4 Oil Wagon

FA-4 motor oils may be the best thing ever to happen to diesel engines, but not all fleets are yet reaping the benefits.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/341729/waiting-to-jump-on-the-fa-4-wagon
Categories: Operations
Meet the 2019 Fleet Manager of the Year

Erin Gilchrist is the fleet director for Safelite AutoGlass. Her fleet management duties are focused on driver safety, sustainability, and efficiency.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/341107/meet-the-2019-fleet-manager-of-the-year
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Average Fleet Order-to-Delivery Times Worsen in 2019

Fleet order-to-delivery times for model-year 2019 increased in comparison to those in MY-2018. Delays were caused by rail constraints, plant downtimes,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/341024/average-fleet-order-to-delivery-times-worsen-in-2019
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
Improving Safety Culture to Reduce Large Truck Crashes

Despite efforts to improve heavy vehicle safety, an analysis of U.S. crashes shows that heavy vehicle crash rates continue to rise.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/340403/improving-safety-culture-to-reduce-large-truck-crashes
Categories: Vehicle Research
A Closer Look at the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

The third-generation 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 increases torque 14% to 480 lb.-ft. and increases horsepower by 8%. These significant gains in engine output allowed...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/340189/2020-ram-1500-ecodiesel-increases-torque-tow-rating
Categories: Fuel, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
How to Find the Best Fleet Fuel Card

Fleet fuel cards reduce costs by alerting when drivers pump expensive fuel grades to displaying gallons pumped vs. tank capacity. Read to find out how to...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/339382/how-to-find-the-best-fleet-fuel-card
Categories: Auctions, Fleet Management as a Service, Remarketing
Q&A: Manheim's Grace Huang Looks Ahead

Manheim's president who oversees the inventory solutions unit offers thoughts on fleet mobility services, bringing artificial intelligence to inspections,...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/339310/qa-manheims-grace-huang-looks-ahead
Categories: Telematics
How a GPS Tracking Solution Solves the Top 3 Fleet Challenges

To completely unlock your fleet’s potential, read how a GPS Tracking Solution solves the top 3 business challenges of driver accountability, safety, and...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/338792/how-a-gps-tracking-solution-solves-the-top-3-fleet-challenges
Categories: Fleet Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Top 3 Variables That Impact Telematics Pricing

Are you looking for a low-cost, high-value telematics solution? Find out what the top three impacts to telematics pricing are and what to consider when...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/338222/the-top-3-variables-that-impact-telematics-pricing
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety, Telematics
How Accurate Is FMCSA's List of Registered ELDs?

You'd think someone at DOT could spend a couple days checking out the ELD device list. That's exactly what HDT Editor-in-Chief Deborah Lockridge did and...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/338054/how-accurate-is-fmcsas-list-of-registered-elds
Categories: Safety
How to Deal With Extreme Heat

High temperatures can lead to engines overheating, breakdowns, and tire blowouts. Here are nine tips for managing this hazard.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/337502/how-to-deal-with-extreme-heat
Categories: Telematics
How to Create a GPS Tracking Executive Dashboard

Find out how to create a GPS tracking executive dashboard customized to solve your unique business challenges, such as safety, driver accountability, and...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/337136/how-to-create-a-gps-tracking-executive-dashboard
Categories: Leasing, Operations

With two decades under her belt involved in fleet management and a passion for volunteering and helping others, Gregorowicz has made her mark in fleet.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/336889/women-in-fleet-angela-gregorowicz
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Telematics
5 Key Features of a Telematics Solution

Telematics brings an unprecedented amount of transparency to today’s fleets. Here are five must-have features that should be on every telematics shopping list.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/336213/5-key-features-of-a-telematics-solution
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Telematics
How GPS Insight's New Brand Reflects a New Approach

CEO Gary Fitzgerald spoke with Automotive Fleet about the company's branding update, and what it means for the fleets that use GPS Insight's technology.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/336734/how-gps-insights-new-brand-reflects-a-new-approach
Categories: Maintenance
Test Your Tires Like a Pro

You don’t have to have big-fleet money, manpower and machines to obtain useful tire test results. Time, patience, and discipline can give even small fleets...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/336046/test-your-tires-like-a-pro
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
The Uncertain World of Truck Tires

Expect higher prices and tighter supplies. Imports of radial truck tires from China into the U.S. have dropped 25% in the first three months of 2019, from...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/336030/the-uncertain-world-of-truck-tires
Categories: Fuel
Q&A: WEX CEO Smith on Fleet Fuel Business

Automotive Fleet checks in with Melissa Smith about a new headquarters, mobile payments, and several recent acquisitions.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335918/wex-ceo-sees-fleet-payments-growth-path
Categories: Maintenance
Avoiding Unplanned Downtime With Proper Air System and Brake Maintenance

Occasionally, even for the most maintenance-conscious fleets and drivers parts will fail. However, those unwanted “gotchas” that lead to unplanned downtime ...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335783/avoiding-the-gotchas-of-air-system-and-brake-maintenance
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335508/the-art-science-of-mountain-driving
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Dealing With the Dark Side of Social Media

Many executives fear social media because of the damage an irate poster can inflict. But if handled properly, even bad posts can be a good thing for your...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335485/avoiding-the-dark-side-of-social-media
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Q&A: Talking ELDs with FMCSA's Top Compliance Expert

We spoke with Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, to get an update on how the...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335328/qa-talking-elds-with-fmcsas-top-compliance-expert
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
App Helps Prevent Rollovers, Brake Fade on Grades

How do we keep drivers from driving too fast through curves or descending mountain slopes? By showing them precisely how fast they should be driving. A new...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335010/app-helps-drivers-through-curvy-descending-slopes


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