In today’s climate of ever-evolving technology, to stay connected to drivers and vehicle data while remaining competitive and compliant, fleet managers are always on the search for the “latest and greatest” technology to help meet those goals. For 2021, that technology is 5G.
Without question, COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we live, work, and shop. While the long-term impact of these changes has yet to be seen, one effect has been hugely positive. With people following social distancing guidelines and increasingly shopping online, last-mile deliveries are surging.
The 2020 hurricane season brought record-breaking storms that swept through the Atlantic region, causing miles of power outages, floods, and mass destruction. Understanding previous hurricane seasons will help you better prepare for the inevitable storms the next season will bring.
Take a deeper look at this year's record-breaking hurricane season.
More than a trend or buzzword, fleet sustainability is a top concern for fleets of all sizes and applications. While diesel and gasoline will continue to dominate over the next decade, fleets are testing and buying sustainable vehicle technologies in record numbers. That’s according to the first technology-neutral and comprehensive industry report, The State of Sustainable Fleets 2020, compiled by clean transportation and energy consultants Gladstein Neandross & Associates (GNA).
The global economic fallout from COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation with ramifications across a wide range of markets, including energy and freight. Actions to combat the impact of the pandemic have intensified, resulting in supply chain disruptions, travel bans, and widespread lockdowns nationwide and around the world.
As a precaution to keep COVID-19 from spreading, companies nationwide are increasingly requiring employees to work from home and banning or limiting travel.
As 2019 comes to a close, let’s take a look at how autonomous vehicles will transform the transportation industry, and the benefits they will provide your fleet. Plus, a look at the U.S. and global trends to keep on eye on that can affect fuel prices in 2020.
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Whether your fleet is comprised of a few vehicles or several hundred, it’s essential to keep your operations moving forward and running on all cylinders. That means taking the time to stay on top of what’s trending in the industry. In the constantly shifting trucking industry, this is not exactly an easy task, but it’s one that might not be as difficult as you may think.
Many fleet managers stay on top of trends by subscribing to trade journals, reading newspapers, websites
It seems that when there is a proposed rule or regulation affecting the trucking industry, there is a great amount of buzz and often two sides vehemently opposed.
The proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding mandatory speed limiters on heavy trucks is no exception. In one corner you have the industry’s largest trade group, American Trucking Associations (ATA) in favor of the rule which mandates that heavy trucks—weighing more than 26,000 pounds—be fitted with electronic devices that would limit top speeds to no higher than 65 mph. They argue that reducing and regulating truck speed via the device would decrease the number of collisions on U.S. roads.
The last three months for the energy sector were nothing short of impressive. Rebounding from a 36.59% decline in 2014 and a 25.14% fall in 2015, the sector was up 2.37% the first three months of 2016, had a 24.06% surge in Q2, a 1.44% loss in Q3 and a 14.67% gain in Q4.
Crude oil is still close to half the price it was in June 2014 and overall, all energy commodities with the exception of ethanol, posted double-digit gains in Q4 and finished 2016 on a strong note—up 42.57% from December 31, 2015.
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