Other stories by Paul%20Abelson

  • Keeping an Eye on Fueling

    Since fuel is the single greatest expense of any fleet's operation, managers must have an effective and efficient tracking system to determine if their department is within budget.

  • Keeping the Pressure On

    No one can guarantee you won't have a flat, but there are actions you can take to minimize the possibility of catastrophic tire failure.

  • Visionary Leaders

    As truck chassis get taller and longer, it's harder than ever for drivers to see everything happening around them. Fortunately, fleet managers can opt for several new tools and devices that provide clearer lines of vision.

  • Defending Accidents

    It can be one of the toughest aspects of a fleet manager's job: What do you do when a driver does everything right, but still is found to be wrong?

  • Trucks on Parade

    At most Work Truck Shows presented by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), new truck chassis and bodies take center stage. At this year's show, held in March Indianapolis, the new models of trucks took second billing to the emergence of hybrid truck technology.

  • Comparing Oils

  • Rust Jacking

    Aggressive road chemicals are increasing rust on vehicle components.

  • A Hybrid Breakthrough

    We may be driving hybrid ready-mix trucks in five years.

  • Truckers Await Rule Changes

    Many expect new heavy-duty trucks will have to shorten braking distances by up to 30 percent.

  • Truckin' at World of Concrete