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September 12, 2014

Bimbo Bakeries Adds Leased CNG Trucks

Bimbo Bakeries USA is leasing 16 natural gas trucks for its California trucking fleet. Bimbo has a fueling agreement in place with Clean Energy Fuels to fuel the fleet of Class 8, heavy-duty trucks using Clean Energy's network of public-access CNG stations throughout Northern California.

September 5, 2014

Cable Provider Orders 800 Ford Transit Vans

Charter Communications has ordered more than 800 low-roof, regular-wheelbase 2015 Ford Transit vans for its technicians in 29 states, the automaker has announced.

September 5, 2014

Anheuser-Busch Houston Fleet Goes CNG

Anheuser-Busch is converting its 66-tractor fleet in Houston from diesel to compressed natural gas to help it meet new sustainability goals.

May 13, 2014

Five Ways Private Fleets Keep Drivers Longer

In 2012, driver turnover at large truckload carriers averaged 98%, according to figures from the American Trucking Associations. At smaller truckload fleets turnover averaged 82%.

May 6, 2014

Kroger Adding LNG Fleet in Oregon

Kroger announced will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquified natural gas. The 40 LNG trucks will replace 40 diesel trucks currently in use, and are expected to start making store deliveries in the Portland metropolitan area by the end of 2014.

April 28, 2014

Kraft Foods Discontinuing Private Truck Fleet

Kraft Foods is eliminating its nationwide private truck fleet, resulting in the elimination of around 285 jobs by the end of the year.

April 15, 2014

NPTC Honors 4 Drivers for Long, Safe Careers

CINCINNATI -- "Love of family" and belief in the Golden Rule are common among industry veterans feted by private fleet group.

April 10, 2014

Truck Fleet Innovators: PepsiCo's Shelby Green

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. It saves work for drivers, saves fuel, and speeds deliveries to customers. One of the leaders of this effort and others is Shelby Green, senior fleet director. Read more here.

April 10, 2014

Truck Fleet Innovators: Meijer's David Hoover

David Hoover, director, outbound Logistics for Meijer, is constantly looking for ways to be more efficient, whether it's more fuel-efficient engines or eliminating empty backhauls. Meijer finished converting its 170-truck fleet of regional daycabs to the 2010 engines last fall, enjoying a 5% increase in fuel economy. Last year the fleet started trading some of those in for the latest EPA/NHTSA 2014 engines in the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution. The new trucks are showing a 12% improvement in fuel economy over the ones they replaced. Read more here.

April 10, 2014

Truck Fleet Innovators: Frito-Lay's Mike O'Connell

During his first years at Frito-Lay more than 20 years ago, Mike O’Connell was focused on the warehousing end of the distribution business. About eight years ago, with the help of a talented team of engineers and others (who O’Connell is adamant about giving part of the credit for his success), he has turned the Frito-Lay fleet into a model of efficiency and sustainability and today is senior director, supply chain. Read more here.

February 10, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2014 Truck Fleet Innovators

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." This year's honorees include three private fleets, and one for-hire trucking and logistics company that focuses on dedicated transportation, warehousing and intermodal.

December 18, 2013

Teamsters Express Concern About Sysco's Purchase of US Foods

The Teamsters Union is saying Sysco's acquisition of US Foods announced last week raises serious concerns for workers, stakeholders and customers as the combined company becomes the country's largest institutional/restaurant food service provider and one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets.

December 9, 2013

Sysco and US Foods Merging, Creates Nation’s Second Largest Private Fleet

Two of the nation’s largest distributors of food to commercial kitchens are merging creating one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets.

August 20, 2013

Fleet Group Questions NTSB Straight Truck Safety Recommendations

The NAFA Fleet Management Association has raised concerns about straight truck safety recommendations issued earlier this summer by the National Transportation Safety Board after a study found they were not as safe as their larger counterparts.

May 3, 2013

Survey Shows Private Fleets More Willing to Add Capacity

Private fleets are currently adding capacity at a faster rate than for-hire fleets, according to the Q2 2013 Fleet Sentiment survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research. Half of the private fleets participating in the quarterly survey indicated they were adding capacity with the power units they expected to purchase (in the next three months), with an average of more than 40% of those orders designated for that purpose.

April 29, 2013

5 Trends in Private Fleets

John Lamonica knows pizza. He can tell you why Brooklyn water makes great pizza dough, and how he has worked to get the same level of great flavor in his California operations using high-quality ingredients and filtered water. The president and CEO of Lamonica's Pizza Dough Co. is also proud of his three bright-red Kenworth trucks that deliver pizza dough to Costco and other customers in southern California.

April 1, 2007

Pay It How It Plays

Private fleets are cutting costs and improving service by switching from traditional driver pay methods.

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