Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Plugging In to the Battery-Electric Vehicle Market

Challenges remain for fleets wishing to integrate battery-electric trucks into their operations, but some early adopters are successfully deploying these vehicles.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
May 17, 2024
Business, Technology, For-Hire

VMRS Portal Is Nearly Here

The Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards system is undergoing major updates, including an online portal and codes for electric vehicles.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
February 2, 2024
Business, Technology, For-Hire

Acceptance Grows for Driver-Assistance Technology

Drivers have had to grow accustomed to driver-assistance technologies such as the lane-assist function as fleets adopt the features for safety and legal reasons. 

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
December 15, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Aftermarket Parts Costs Are Stabilizing

Industry leaders are pointing to several positive indicators that have caused a drop in aftermarket parts prices in the second quarter of 2023 from the first quarter.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
November 6, 2023
Business, Equipment

Trailer OEMs Work to Keep Up With Supply, Labor Demands

Trailer manufacturers are “eating backlog” now that market demand has normalized and supply chain disruptions have abated after the pandemic. But some components are still in short supply.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
September 15, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Leasing Offers Pathway for Fleets Interested in EVs

Fleets that want to test the waters with electric vehicles or other technology don’t have to do it themselves or even use their own trucks. Leasing companies are providing that opportunity.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
July 24, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, For-Hire

Fleets Tackle Parts Shop Organization

Fleets share strategies on how to maintain parts inventory to eliminate downtime and other inefficiencies.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
July 14, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Medium-Duty Segment Offers Entrée to Fleet Electrification

With its potential use and broader recharging capabilities, the medium-duty truck market will adopt battery-electric vehicles faster than the heavy-duty one will, experts say.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
June 11, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Electric Truck Options Expand

Battery-electric trucks are still a young, emerging segment of the commercial vehicle market, but fleet operators already can choose from a broad selection of electric vehicle options.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
May 10, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Getting a Lift: Fleets Weigh Lift Equipment

Penske Truck Leasing has a simple strategy for heavy-duty vehicle lifts in its shop network: Mobile is better. It's not alone.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
April 7, 2023