Trucks at Work

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  • Apr 17, 2015
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    Looking back to look forward

    In something of an interesting aside to the marketing promotions surrounding the new Chevrolet Express Van, General Motors provided a glimpse back into the history of such light commercial vehicles and especially the critical role they then played in urban communities....More
  • Apr 16, 2015
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    Divining the daily driving habits of motorists

    Truck drivers and their fleets alike must always wonder about the four-wheelers they deal with on America’s crowded roadways every day, such as: How many miles do they drive every day? Do four-wheelers drive more during the week or on the weekend? And can vehicle type – pickup, SUV, midsize sedan – tell me something about the person behind the wheel?...More
  • Apr 15, 2015
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    Old tactics keep wreaking cyber havoc

    Here’s the odd thing I discerned while thumbing through the 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report issued by Verizon Enterprise Solutions this week: despite a rising level of cyberattack “sophistication,” cyber criminals in the main still rely on decades-old techniques such as phishing and hacking to conduct their nefarious electronic deeds....More
  • Apr 14, 2015
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    Digitizing crash tests

    Vehicles large and small all undergo physical crash tests as part of their development process – though some feel such testing, where light vehicles are concerned, needs serious upgrading.  ...More
  • Apr 13, 2015
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    Tracking summer fuel consumption trends 1

    So, according to analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), distillate consumption in the U.S. – the raw “feedstock” from which diesel fuel is made – is going to increase this summer, with the same trend expected for gasoline as well....More
  • Apr 10, 2015
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    What’s really driving driver turnover

    A survey conducted by TMW Systems last year turned up some surprising trend data about what’s really driving driver turnover – and it’s not always about wages....More
  • Apr 9, 2015
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    Simulating the dangers of distracted driving

    Allstate Insurance Co. is putting its unique driving simulator on the road again this year to help highlight the dangers of distracted driving to the motoring public – particularly to teenaged drivers....More
  • Apr 8, 2015
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    Could the NP300 become the new Frontier in the U.S.?

    This week, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Germany’s Daimler AG announced the development of a new Mercedes-Benz pickup truck, based off Nissan’s new NP300 platform built for almost every global market except North America....More
  • Apr 7, 2015
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    Brushing up on batteries

    Battery power is one of the critical ingredients to making hybrid trucks – much less all-electric vehicles – not only operate properly but deliver expected fuel savings as well....More
  • Apr 6, 2015
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    New math for logistics?

    Here’s something interesting to think about: Hari Natarajan, an associate professor of operations and supply chain management with the University of Miami’s School of Business Administration, recently introduced what he calls a new “price optimization and customized negotiation support model” designed to help manufacturers...More
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