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Cargo theft surged in 2020, making the year even tougher on fleets

  • June 30, 2021
  • Articles,
cargo theft surged in 2020

he 2020 COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the worldwide economy, greatly hurting almost every industry. The trucking and logistics industries were not spared, as non-essential manufacturers were forced to shut down, reducing the amount of freight and eliminating the need for many trucking lanes.   Even the most successful fleets were hit hard, losing quite a large


How to Minimize Toll Violations for Commercial Fleets

  • June 25, 2021
  • Articles,
commercial fleet control toll costs

Toll Violations are a setback that pretty much any commercial fleet has to deal with. There are more tolling places across the United States than there ever have been, and electronic tolling has made it even more likely that a missed toll might result in a penalty. It doesn’t help that there is no uniform


Tesla “Semi-Service Program” Could be Ready to Launch

  • June 21, 2021
  • News, Truck,
tesla semi service program

Tesla, the electric vehicle company that has made waves throughout the world, is looking to launch its proprietary service program for the Tesla Semi. While the truck has not been released yet – and no concrete date has been announced – the company is well aware that they will need service stations throughout the nation.


Class 5 Demand Spurs 36% Growth in Medium-Duty Sales in March

  • June 17, 2021
  • Truck,
Medium-Duty trucks Spurs 36% Growth in Sales in March

Medium-Duty trucks closed out the first quarter of 2021 in extravagant fashion, posting gains of 36.7% for the month of March. The increase in sales of class 4-7 trucks was led primarily by class 5 trucks, which saw 10,117 sales – a number significantly higher than the 6,241 that were sold last March.    Total


Kenworth T680 Next Gen Dazzles in 2021 Debut

  • June 10, 2021
  • Truck,
The Kenworth T680 Next Generation Dazzles in 2021 Debut

Kenworth is one of the most respected names in trucks, so it’s no surprise that media members were quick to accept invites to test drive its newest model. The Class 8 tractor, named the T680 Next Generation, is the newest in the T680 series, which first hit the market in 2012. It’s been a popular


Supply Chain Congestion Leads to Truck and Trailer Shortages

  • June 03, 2021
  • Truck,
supply chain leads truck shortages

After a year in which the transportation industry was devastated by the pandemic, there is much to look forward to in 2021. Most industries have opened back up to pre-pandemic levels, and the freight market has improved greatly, allowing carriers to keep their trucks full and make up for lost revenue.   However, there are


New Goodyear Tire Could be the Best Yet for OTR Fleets

  • March 22, 2021
  • OTR Tires,
New Goodyear Tire Could be the Best Yet for OTR Fleets

The market for earthmover tires has long been a competitive one, and new advances are bringing even more competition to the field. In November of 2020, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced the RH-4A+, a new tire designed specifically for haulage in hardrock applications. This could give the already massive company another leg up


How to Receive a Proper Truck Diagnosis

  • March 15, 2021
  • Mechanical Services,
How to Receive a Proper Truck Diagnosis

A malfunctioning truck is no longer the immense burden that it used to be. Sure, nobody wants to be inconvenienced by a breakdown or other mechanical issue, but it is far easier to deal with today than it was in the past. Technological advances have given trucks more ability to recognize what is wrong before


Minimize ‘BLT’ Problems with Smart Trailers

  • March 08, 2021
  • Mechanical Services,
Minimize ‘BLT’ Problems with Smart Trailers

In the world of trucking, a BLT isn’t quite as appetizing as it may sound. That’s because the acronym doesn’t mean what it does to the rest of the world. BLT means brakes, lights, and tires, and these three things are said to be the cause of over 80% of downtime for commercial trailers. That


Using Data to Measure Fleet Efficiency and Productivity

  • March 01, 2021
  • Commercial Truck Tires,
Using Data to Measure Fleet Efficiency and Productivity

With the unpredictable spikes and lulls in demand throughout 2020, many companies found it difficult to measure fleet efficiency and productivity. 2021 is likely to bring similar challenges, but carriers may not struggle quite as much to keep their trucks on the road. It is important for fleet owners to measure productivity throughout their fleet