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  • Reduce fuel costs with location-based technologies

    One way companies can lower annual fuel costs by 10 to 15 percent is to employ on location-based technologies, says Mark Wallin, vice president of product management at Telogis (www.telogis.com) – a company that provides a cloud-based location...

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • Telematics intelligence

    At any given time, drivers can get stuck in heavy traffic or at construction zones, or they can park their trucks with engines running, without thinking about the fuel they’re burning. “These situations can result in big reductions in fuel...

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • What to look for in a GPS Fleet tracking system

    A comprehensive GPS fleet tracking solution with fuel card integration capabilities can make it easy to reduce fuel usage and fuel costs, say officials at NexTraq (www.nextraq.com), a provider of GPS fleet tracking and asset management solutions...

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • Considering a power inverter?

    Truck drivers love power inverters. With them they can plug in their electronic devices like they can at home. Fleets, however, can be nervous about inverters and their potential to damage the truck’s electrical system. Steve Carlson, OEM sales...

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • Can a coolant heater have an effect on the emissions performance of a diesel engine?

    With stricter regulations and the constant struggle to stretch the maintenance budget, fleet maintenance directors are always looking for ways to reduce emissions and maintenance costs. One approach is to employ an auxiliary coolant heater. A recent...

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • How one fleet leverages technology and best practices to reduce operating expenses

    Mesilla Valley Transportation uses technology and best practices to reduce operational costs.

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • Is diesel power is a good choice for pickup trucks?

    Why the dominant heavy duty powerplant is finding its way into light duty pickups.

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • How to reduce fuel costs the old fashioned way

    It’s all about energy utilization efficiency

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • Braking’s impact on fuel consumption

    In a typical fleet operation, braking losses account for about 25 percent of the usable fuel budget, according to Bob Johnson, director of fleet relations for NTEA, The Association for the Work Truck Industry. He says there are a number of things...

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • Technology is changing the mindset on lifecycle management

    Since 2011, heavy duty diesel engine manufacturers have improved fuel economy by 2 to 3 percent annually. Nevertheless, fuel can still account for one of the highest operating costs in a trucking operation, says Michael D. Spence, senior vice president of...

    Article • February 12th, 2014

  • The basics of onboard safety systems

    Onboard safety systems can be vital tools in ongoing efforts by fleets and drivers to operate more safely and efficiently, helping them take better care of their vehicles by potentially preventing crashes and, in some cases, reducing equipment wear and...

    Article • February 12th, 2014

  • The benefits of advanced asset management systems to refrigerated fleets

    Advanced asset management solutions play a critical role in enabling maintenance managers to ensure preventive maintenance schedule compliance, avoid unscheduled breakdowns and extend system life. Using a new generation of integrated asset management...

    Article • February 12th, 2014

  • Emerging trends in the North American commercial vehicle brakes industry

    Emerging trends in the North American commercial vehicle brakes industry are driving increasingly competitive market dynamics.

    Article • February 12th, 2014

  • Better customer service through the implementation of onboard technology

    How Southeastern Freight Lines uses onboard technology to increase efficiencies.

    Article • February 12th, 2014

  • Three characteristics of a successful incandescent-to-LED lamp conversion program

    1. First and most important, the LED lamps chosen should be of the highest quality. Design sophistication, ruggedness both of structure and electronics, protection from voltage spikes and electromagnetic interference, lens design, mounting design...

    Article • February 12th, 2014

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