Following the Obama Administration’s strict new emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, federal regulators listened to testimony from industry leaders and environmental groups to determine the best possible way to implement the rules in order to reduce pollution and save fleets money. One of the primary concerns that surfaces was the timeframe.
If you’re in the market for a pickup truck, then you know you’ve got plenty of options. And since searching for a new vehicle is not always an easy task, it doesn’t hurt to know which brand is hot, and which is not.
The role of the commercial fleet manager was once filled with ex-mechanics with a strong knowledge of how trucks work. However, with the continuous evolution and introduction of new technology over the last few decades, that role is changing, as new tools, data analytic programs, and applications enter the market — requiring the fleet manager to possess a new set of skills.
Some of you might remember Robert “Evel” Knievel: the American daredevil that performed death-defying airborne stunts during the 1960s and ’70s. He passed away several years ago, but his memory lives on in the minds and hearts of everyone that cherished him as an idol, and in the new documentary film Being Evel.
Do you think speed limiters will make roads safer? What are the pros and cons?
If you’re currently working in the trucking industry, then you’re likely aware of the buzz surrounding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposed rulemaking about mandatory speed limiters on heavy trucks. The idea to curb the legal speed limit of trucks comes in response to a 2006 petition from the American Trucking Associations and Roadsafe America.
“Workhorse (formerly AMP Electric Vehicles) is an American company based in Loveland, Ohio, and its new UAE, a 30-pound octocopter with a maximum air speed of 50 miles per hour, launches from a truck rather than a warehouse (think: Google and Amazon here) to deliver a package to your home.” – C.O.