The job of a truck driver may appear attractive for people who love being behind the wheel, but it’s also a demanding job To keep on track, qualified professionals must demonstrate essential qualities for the sector.
Drivers must carry out technical and mechanical checks on their trucks before setting off. For them, and for the company, this is a crucial step, although still too often omitted… What are the benefits of pre-trip inspection? What elements must be checked and how can we optimise the process?
Solutrans, the international show for road and urban transport solutions, will open its doors for four days starting 21 November 2017. This year the show is focusing on the future of the sector and the effects of new technology.
Telematics – enabler of development and desirability?
Like the majority of private companies in the sector, some regions are gradually realising the benefit of using telematics in road transport. This is the case in Ohio, where its governor, John Kasich, wants to develop a “Knowledge Belt” to replace the former “Manufacturing Belt” that has now become obsolete.
Michelin solutions has announced a suite of upgrades to its EFFITRAILER™ telematics programme, reaffirming its commitment to helping road transport firms lower their operating costs and increase profitability through trailer fleet optimisation.
Michelin solutions brings DS Smith into EFFITRAILER™ fold
Paper and corrugated packaging producer DS Smith is the latest company to sign up to Michelin solutions’ newly-launched EFFITRAILER ™ telematics programme, fitting the system to 40 single-decker trailers.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) for increased safety and savings
External and internal sensors, sensors on the ground, data collection; do you know all the secrets of TPMS that make it possible to monitor the tyre pressure of all the vehicles in a fleet in real time? Find out how they work in this infographic.
Telematics is gradually being incorporated into trailers (VIDEO REPORT)
Previously found mainly on trucks, telematics is now being used increasingly on trailers, as Fleet Street observed at the 2015 Solutrans show…. Focus on telematics for original equipment on semi-trailers, Solutrans, Eurexpo Lyon – France, 17-20 November 2015.
The French start-up Chronotruck, like uShip and Cargomatic, is applying Uber’s business model to the transport sector. A surprising innovation that calls the future of certain traditional transporters into question…