Multimedia Library - Video

May 31, 2017

Building a Landstar logistics center in 52 seconds

In less than a minute, you can watch the new 31,000 sq. ft. Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center in Laredo, TX, come to life; a construction project that lasted from May 2016 to February 2017. The facility features a 30-bay cross-dock and custom 120-ton stand-alone bridge crane. Located on a massive 50-acre site, the new expanded logistics center is one of the largest facilities of its kind in Laredo, according to its design-build firm, Haskell. Video courtesy of Work Zone Cam....More
May 8, 2017

Truck as a Service

Global research firm Frost & Sullivan delves into how the nature of the commercial vehicle is changing due to the rapid deployment of technology, leading to the concept of the 'Truck as a a Service,' which is similar to the 'software as a service' or 'SaaS' model used in the computing world....More
Feb 28, 2017

Regulatory Outlook

Michael Cammisa, vice president of safety policy and connectivity for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), provided some brief insight into how the Trump administration's regulatory strategy might affect motor carriers. In sum, executive orders may be the avenue Trump uses that will affect the industry the most, he said....More
Feb 27, 2017

Moving to 48 volts in trucking

Larry Bennett, director of the vehicle technology center for the vehicle group at Eaton Corp., explained during a presentation at the 2017 TMC conference that “electrification” of commercial trucks is going to become a more prominent trend – and as a result trucks will need to step up to a 48 volt environment....More
Feb 8, 2017

Driving Trucks on Hell's Highway

They called it serving on “Hell’s Highway” in Iraq; snaking long armed convoys of resupply trucks through areas prone to ambushes on roads often booby-trapped with improvised explosive devices or “IEDs.” In this video, two U.S. Airmen recall their service on “Hell’s Highway” and recount the harrowing November day when they both should have been killed in an IED attack, yet survived to tell their story. (Video courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)...More
Aaron Marsh/ Fleet Owner
Dec 9, 2016

Return to the Alamo: Which techs come out on top?

Fleet Owner returns to San Antonio, TX this weekend for the Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo. Which techs will come out on top in 2016? It's the annual shootout as the competition gets more and more technical. Watch the guys get into and under trucks to find what needs fixing....More
Nov 1, 2016

If you had to replace only two tires, it must be these

Here's one for the four-wheeled fleet crowd (or your personal vehicles): if you had to replace only two tires, which would it be, front or rear? Michelin answered that question pretty dramatically last week on a sprinkler-soaked skidpad course....More
Oct 26, 2016

Not driverless trucks, 'superhuman' drivers

Self-driving trucks get lots of fanfare, but not so fast. Before those ever approach the mainstream, the gap will be bridged by things like Volvo Trucks' active safety technology, which is engineered to support and assist — not eliminate — the professional truck driver. The tech hit the tarmac for an impressive display Monday, Oct. 24....More
Sep 16, 2016

Trucks on Autopilot

Navistar President and CEO Troy Clarke recently sat down with Eric Starks, president and CEO of research firm FTR, at FTR's annual transportation conference to discuss the future of trucking; in particular, how autonomous and semi-autonomous trucks may function in society down the road....More
Aug 18, 2016

Thinking outside the GEM box: Q&A with Eaton on Phase 2 powertrain efficiency

Hand-in-hand with the GHG Phase 2 final rule is the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Model (GEM), which defines and assigns values to fuel efficiency-increasing technologies for testing compliance with goals the rule sets. Eaton Corp. says compliance testing was improved by allowing for more flexible powertrain consideration....More
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