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Bobit's fleet editors share opinions and analyses on fleet connectivity, autonomous technology, electrification, and shared mobility.

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Three Black Swan Events Threaten to Change the Fleet Management Paradigm

A black swan event is a metaphor to describe an event that unexpectedly changes an existing...

The three future Black Swan events that have the potential to turn today’s fleet management paradigm upside down.are the advancement of 3D printing putting downward pressure on the volume of final mile deliveries, widespread use of remote diagnostics minimizing the frequency of routine service calls, and the growing preference of next gen employees for virtual meetings versus face-to-face meetings.

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Electric Shock!

Even if we don’t see a real breakthrough in battery tech, it’s still a Wild West out there for...

By the end of next year, there are supposed to be over 50 types of plug-in electric vehicles for sale in the U.S. At some point in the recent past, it appears that everyone decided the time is now for electric vehicles.

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No Pain, No Gain

The largest number of fleet managers (43%) reported that they spent between 76 to 100% of their...

Fortunately, underneath the endless piles of fleet paperwork and daily roadblocks that can make fleet a struggle often lays passion for the industry.

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Prediction: Electric Trucks Are Going to Be a Hit

At the end of the day, electric trucks aren't all that exotic, says Senior Editor Jack Roberts....

At the end of the day, says Senior Editor Jack Roberts, an electric truck is simply just a truck. And while they may have a different propulsion system than conventional powertrains, the positives they offer many fleets outweigh the negatives.

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Trucking Goes Mainstream at CES

CES is only the beginning -- trucking is about to be in the public eye in a way it hasn't since...

The import of CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is now so massive that even Class 8 truck OEMs want to showcase their vehicles and technologies at the show. Savvy fleet managers would do well to consider why that's so, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

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2019: The Future in Truck Technology Begins

Nikola's April launch of the next generation of its hydrogen-electric truck is just one of the...

This year hasn't yet faded from the rear-view mirror, and HDT's Jim Park is already looking forward to 2019. The technology advances we have been watching over the past few years look finally to be coming to fruition, and some of those new bits will be hitting the street in 2019, some within the first few months of the New Year.

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