Fleet Owner Staff

Fleet Owner Staff
UPS to deploy electronic beacons to spot misloads

United Parcel Service  (UPS) is going to start installing electronic “beacons” in delivery vans as a way to alert employees if a box has accidently been placed in the wrong vehicle.

The company said its new Preload Smart Scan program uses Bluetooth-enabled beacons that communicate with scanning devices worn by package loaders.

Earth Day salute: Three tips to cut fuel use, costs for fleets
With tomorrow being Earth Day, fleet management systems provider Omnitracs is sharing some tips on how fleets can take proactive steps to reduce their environmental impact — and boost their own bottom lines at the same time, driving efficiency and reducing costs.
Maintenance and inspection tips for platform trailers

Good preventive maintenance practices will help keep any trailer, much less flatbed units, up and running for longer productive time periods.

East Manufacturing recently put together a list of general maintenance tips for flatbed and drop deck trailer owners, though the company stressed that it’s critical to follow the platform trailer procedures offered by the manufacturers of their specific make and models.

Walmart targets gigaton of reduced emissions, big sustainability boost
Walmart launched a sustainability platform today, inviting suppliers to join in committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations and supply chains. Dubbed "Project Gigaton," the company says the initiative seeks to eliminate one gigaton—one billion tons—of emissions, focusing on things like manufacturing, materials and use of products by 2030.
New Surete device, app target distracted driving
Florida-based vehicle technology maker Surete has launched a device and app combination product designed to eliminate distracted driving by preventing users from texting, emailing or using social media while behind the wheel.
Photo courtesy Volvo Trucks North America
Volvo Trucks shows off new VNR lineup
MONTREAL. Volvo Trucks North America today unveiled its new Class 8 VNR lineup including day cab, 41" sleeper and 61" sleeper models. Here's a look at the VNR lineup and a glimpse inside.
Navistar reveals new Class 8 regional haul tractor

Navistar is introducing a new regional haul Class 8 tractor this week: the International RH Series, which will be spec’d with the OEM’s new 12.4-liter A26 engine – unveiled back in March -- as its standard power plant.

Toyota unveils fuel-cell Class 8 tractor prototype

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) officially took the wraps off its “Project Portal” prototype Class 8 tractor this week – a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy duty trucks operating at the Port of Los Angeles.

Tredroc Tire rolls out NexTraq fleet tracking solution

Tredroc Tire Services has implemented NexTraq’s GPS fleet tracking solution to better manage its fleet of 400 vehicles throughout the Great Lakes and Middle South regions of the United States.

Tredroc's Commercial and Off the Road (OTR) divisions each use NexTraq to dispatch service vehicles for on-site and emergency services; track sales and service vehicles and other assets for location, time on site, and other metrics; ensure safe driving practices among their drivers; and provide safe driving coaching, when necessary.

Tesla to launch electric Class 8 truck in September

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter that the company plans to unveil an electric semi-truck this September.

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