Engine Technology

Autonomous Trucks Will Be in Service Faster Than Many Predict

Engine Technology, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
December 27, 2016

There is much debate over how close we are to seeing fully autonomous fleets of commercial vehicles traveling along America’s highways. With a host of technological and regulatory hurdles still to overcome, many prognosticators believe it will be a...

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Understanding Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 Regulations and Reaching Desired EPA Targets

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Dedicated Transportation, Engine Technology, Fleet Management, Leasing, Safety & Environment
August 16, 2016

As the transportation industry reaches full compliance on greenhouse gas (GHG) phase 1 mandates, GHG Phase 2 is right around the corner. How will the industry approach the next set of requirements to comply with carbon efficiency standards? What do p...

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Newer Tech Drives Strong Demand for 2007 and Later Pre-Owned Trucks

Engine Technology, Transportation Management, Vehicle Sales
January 22, 2016

Want to see the impact that newer technology is having on the pre-owned truck market? Just take the average pre-owned truck today: According to the latest numbers from ACT Research, the average pre-owned Class 8 truck today is 91 months, or just ...

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6 Tips for a Successful Transition to Natural Gas

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Technology, Food & Beverage, Fuel Services, Safety & Environment
November 30, 2015

It’s a persistent challenge for food and beverage transportation managers: How to squeeze the last drop of fuel efficiency from each mile traveled, while also avoiding fuel price volatility and complying with changing government regulations. Throug...

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4 Strategies for Staying Ahead of Changing Emissions Regulations

Engine Technology, Maintenance, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
August 25, 2015

This blog is the first in a five-part series examining the maintenance landscape facing today’s fleet operators. Future posts will focus on the technician shortage, the emergence of automatic manual transmissions, the hidden maintenance costs in yo...

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Natural Gas Innovation: One Food and Beverage Truck, And Now, One Alternative Fuel

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Technology, Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Sustainability
July 7, 2015

The road to natural gas innovation is being traveled today by one refrigerated vehicle using one fuel source. Where most food and beverage natural gas reefer trucks need a separate CNG tank for the engine and diesel tank for the reefer unit, a new ve...

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New Engine Technology in Used Trucks: A $mart Choice

Engine Technology, Fleet Management, Fuel Services, Safety & Environment, Vehicle Sales
July 2, 2015

As clean engine technology has rolled out—first as government policy, then as new OEM equipment—it has sometimes appeared like the Big Bad Wolf to the trucking industry. Why? Because, many times, newer “greener” engines can come with higher s...

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4 Key Takeaways from the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Technology, Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Fuel Services, Safety & Environment, Sustainability
June 10, 2015

Transportation as we know it is changing with unprecedented momentum.  This was obvious to over 3,000 participants in the largest clean fleet event in North America.  The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo has historically been hosted in Long...

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid is Cost Effective and Green

Engine Technology, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
March 20, 2015

Business owners managing vehicle fleets face a myriad of challenges, including how to stay compliant amid changing federal regulations. Oftentimes, it can be an expensive and time-consuming process. Happily, there is at least one area of compliance t...

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Should your fleet go blue?

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Technology, Fuel Services
January 28, 2015

Oil prices may be low, but with experts predicting they may rise as quickly as they’ve fallen, companies are still considering alternative fuels for their fleets. During a recent webinar hosted by Fleet Owner magazine and sponsored by Ryder, two...

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