In the world of commercial vehicles, downtime is the enemy of profit, and fleets do everything they can to ensure that maintenance is completed on a regular basis to prevent it. That’s precisely where Ford's patent comes into play – it aims to use robots to inspect fleet vehicles.
These robots would be capable of detecting when a vehicle has a maintenance issue using various sensors, then navigate itself to that vehicle and rectify the problem on the spot. At the same time, the robot would also be capable of performing routine maintenance tasks like changing oil, checking tire pressure, and even washing the vehicle, or charging an EV that needs it.
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MoveEV announced the launch of a groundbreaking Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Savings Calculator Tool.
The simple tool was developed for fleet managers to shed light on a pervasive issue in the fleet industry: PHEV drivers failing to plug in their vehicles, resulting in increased costs and environmental impact.
The tool is free to use online at www.moveev.com/phev-savings-calculator.
Coke Canada Bottling holds the distinction of being the first food and beverage manufacturer in Canada to embrace electric Class 8 trucks as part of its fleet.
Coke Canada Bottling unveiled its Volvo VNR electric trucks during a special celebration held at its distribution center in east Montreal. The distribution center houses a fleet of 650 heavy-duty vehicles that cater to customers across the region. Coke Canada Bottling’s Volvo VNR Electric trucks utilize a six-battery configuration, enabling a single charge to cover up to 440 km (275 miles). The Volvo VNR Electric trucks will receive dedicated support from their local Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle dealership.
Merchants Fleet has announced the hire of Nick Hafto as Regional Sales Manager for the Greater Indianapolis Area.
A tenured sales executive, Hafto brings over 10 years of sales management experience to the role.
“Nick’s addition to our sales team is a victory for our clients and our organization, as we continue to add extraordinary talent to our growing sales team," stated Mike Gavio, VP, Regional Sales at Merchants Fleet.