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HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

2014 Truck Fleet Innovators: Transforming Trucking

By Deborah Lockridge

Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking honors a handful of the country’s most forward-thinking fleet executives with the title of “HDT Truck Fleet Innovator.” Read how this year's winners are using the power of collaboration to spec the best trucks and operate more efficiently -- and profitably.

Tags: Truck Fleet Innovators, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Meijer, NFI, Fleets, Fuel Economy, Vehicle Spec'ing, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas

March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Reinventing the Beverage Fleet

Shelby GreenSenior Fleet DirectorPepsiCo North America BeveragesSomers, N.Y.

By Deborah Lockridge

If you think you’ve been seeing fewer of those Pepsi bay-type delivery trailers with the roll-up doors, you’re probably right. PepsiCo North America Beverages is revamping the way it delivers its products, moving to specially spec’d dry van trailers, liftgates and pallets that were pre-loaded at the warehouse.

Tags: PepsiCo, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, SAF-Holland, Truck Fleet Innovators, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, CNG, LNG, Low Rolling Resistant Tires

March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Innovation In The Details

Bill BliemSenior Vice President, Fleet Services, NFI

By Deborah Lockridge

When Bill Bliem became vice president of maintenance at NFI five years ago, his first priority was to get maintenance costs under control.

Tags: maintenance, NFI, PSI, Aerodynamics, Truck Fleet Innovators, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, TMT, Lightweighting, CNG, LNG, Reducing Maintenance Costs, Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI

April 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Featured in Online Photo Galleries

By Deborah Lockridge

New photo galleries featuring HDT's 2013 Truck Fleet Innovators have been posted online at Truckinginfo.com. Enjoy a more casual side of some of this year's Innovators, from Kevin Burch making eggs for his drivers to Robert Low shooting some hoops in the company gym, as well as some more images and details about equipment.

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March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

HDT Truck Fleet Innovator Trent Dye has the Personal Touch

Trent Dye, Paramount Freight Systems, Jeffersonville, Ohio.

By Deborah Lockridge

“Drivers don't leave companies, they leave people,” says Trent Dye. It's that philosophy, put into action in various ways, that has helped him lead Paramount Freight Systems to be the owner-operator winner two years in a row in the Truckload Carriers Association's “Best Fleet to Drive For” competition. And at press time, he was hoping for a three-peat. It's also helped drive the success of a company that was founded as the nation was going into the Great Recession in 2008.

Tags: Awards, Paramount Freight Systems, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Innovation: It's The People

By Doug Condra, President

SAV Transportation Group knows that hiring the right people is critical to building a trucking powerhouse.

Tags: Truck Fleet Innovators, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck Fleet Innovator Awards: Honoring Trucking's Elite Leaders

By Deborah Lockridge

Six Outstanding trucking executives are recognized with Heavy Duty trucking's annual truck Fleet Innovators awards.

Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, trucking industry, Fleet Innovators, Safety, Driver Safety, Swift Transportation, Greatwide Logistics, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

May 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Exec Views On Drivers

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

The driver shortage was one of the most pressing topics addressed by fleet executives at Newport Communications' annual economic summit, held in conjunction with the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

HDT Honors Trucking All-Stars

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Eight outstanding trucking executives are recognized with Heavy Duty Trucking's first Truck Fleet Innovators awards.

Tags: Truck Fleet Innovators, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Opening New Doors: Harry Muhlschlegel, New Century Transportation

By Deborah Lockridge

This former owner-operator, a 2006 HDT Truck Fleet Innovator, is constantly re-inventing typical trucking practices.

Tags: LTL, New Century Transportation, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

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