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Jade Brasher

Senior Editor Jade Brasher has covered vocational trucking and fleets for the past five years. A graduate of The University of Alabama with a degree in journalism, Jade enjoys telling stories about the people behind the wheel and the intricate processes of the ever-evolving trucking industry.    

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Fleet Management

A guide to fuel inefficiency causes, solutions

Feb. 23, 2024
Fuel efficiency goes beyond a truck’s estimated mpg rating—and using technology and team communication best practices can squeeze the most out of every drop
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Fleet Management

Chaos creates trucking challenges in 2023

Dec. 11, 2023
Costs, the economy, labor shortages, and fraud are among fleets’ most significant concerns this year, according to a new study on fleet operations.
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VTNA President Peter Voorhoeve, right, and Magnus Gustafson, VTNA VP of connected services.
VTNA President Peter Voorhoeve, right, and Magnus Gustafson, VTNA VP of connected services.
VTNA President Peter Voorhoeve, right, and Magnus Gustafson, VTNA VP of connected services.
VTNA President Peter Voorhoeve, right, and Magnus Gustafson, VTNA VP of connected services.
VTNA President Peter Voorhoeve, right, and Magnus Gustafson, VTNA VP of connected services.
Technology

Volvo, Mack roll out connected vehicle fleet portals

Oct. 20, 2023
Volvo Connect and Mack Connect bring OTA, remote diagnostics, and other digital offerings into new portals that offer fleet managers more operations, efficiency, safety, and location...
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Technology

Lytx adds AI-powered weather alerts for fleets

Oct. 13, 2023
New geospatial notifications leverage advanced technologies to provide condition monitoring and risk assessment across the telematics provider’s network
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Dtna Freightliner Cascadia Truck
Dtna Freightliner Cascadia Truck
Dtna Freightliner Cascadia Truck
Dtna Freightliner Cascadia Truck
Dtna Freightliner Cascadia Truck
Green Trends

Freightliner to offer natural gas engine for Cascadias

Oct. 6, 2023
Starting in 2025, fleets ordering 126-in. sleeper and daycab models can spec the emissions-reducing Cummins X15N designed specifically for heavy-duty applications
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Trucks

Class 8 truck orders soar in September, per ACT, FTR

Oct. 5, 2023
The month saw 2023’s highest truck order numbers, but they were still lower than this time in 2022. Analysts expect to see the market to continue ‘to normalize’ from here.