Telematics is Changing the Trucking Industry
Telematics is the convergence of telecommunications and information processing. In the truck industry that means providing a wide range of information to make a company’s deliveries more efficient, provide safer trucks, reduce maintenance costs and improve safety. Just some of the KPIs available with these systems include: • Fuel efficiency • Idle time • Total …Read More
US versus Europe: Race to First Self-Driving Truck
Autonomous trucks used to be a figment of our imagination, and now countries are racing to fully construct technology to enable complete autonomous fleets. For those who do not know, autonomous trucks are self-driving trucks that would not require a driver. The major competitors are the United States and the entire continent of Europe, each …Read More
Spartan Motors, Isuzu, GM celebrate start of new partnership
Spartan Motors hosted General Motors and Isuzu Commercial Truck of America executives Wednesday as the three businesses celebrated the first new Chevrolet medium-duty, gasoline-powered trucks to roll off the production line at the Spartan Motors plant in Charlotte, Mich. The new Chevrolet 3500, 3500HD, 4500, 4500HD, 4500XD, 5500HD and 5500XD truck line is the result …Read More
The Isuzu FTR Is Back!
“This truck represents our vision of the future of the medium-duty truck industry,” said Shaun Skinner, executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “As the adult population grows and as people move to urban centers, there will be an increasing need for delivery trucks that can carry a lot of …Read More