If a customer wants to drive one of the Class 8 trucks in Ryder’s commercial rental fleet, it will have to be one with an automated manual transmission, which shouldn’t be a problem because that’s what most customers want.
A growing number of motor carriers are taking advantage of remote diagnostics to streamline vehicle maintenance and reduce downtime, but fleets must know how to filter through the data to use this information effectively.
Motor carriers paused their replacement cycles during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, but most dealers, fleets and analysts said the industry merely delayed making purchases for a few months, and they don’t expect long-term changes.
The trailer industry was forced to make further production cuts and alter manufacturing processes as the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
The medium-duty truck market has partially rebounded from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what happens next, analysts say, depends on the virus itself.
Like many other carriers, Bowerman Trucking in Searcy, Ark., has experienced challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one group has made things easier: its creditors.