Private Fleets

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November 17, 2015

True Value Outsourcing Transportation to Ryder

True Value Company has chosen Ryder System to handle its transportation services through a Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions agreement.

October 9, 2015

Private Fleets Back Higher Truck Weight Limit

The National Private Truck Council is now throwing its own weight behind the legislative effort to allow individual states to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 91,000 pounds for tractor-trailers that are equipped with a sixth axle.

September 23, 2015

NPTC Recognizes National Driver All-Stars

The National Private Truck Council recognized 18 private-fleet truck drivers with its National Driver All-Stars award for excellence in customer service, safety, community service and adherence to company and regulatory standards.

May 6, 2015

Paccar Offers Medium-Duty Leasing Program

Paccar Leasing Company (PacLease) will begin offering a medium-duty leasing program called the PacLease Value Spec, the truck maker has announced.

April 28, 2015

Vieth: Private Fleets Sitting Pretty

At the National Private Truck Council annual meeting, economist Kenny Vieth declared private fleets are now “sitting in the catbird seat” because they are “poised for growth” as the economy keeps gaining speed and freight volumes keep rising.

February 23, 2015

Hello CARB, Are You Listening?

John Dutra is a one-man band, running his custom-upfit 1991 Isuzu FSR for construction work in the South Bay of San Francisco. Dutra couldn’t have known when he bought his truck so many years ago that today he’d be staring down a government mandate to (in all practicality) buy a cleaner truck.

February 23, 2015

FTC Looks to Stop Merger Combining Two of Nation’s Largest Private Fleets

The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint charging that the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition nationwide and in 32 local markets for foodservice distribution services.

February 6, 2015

Q&A: Fleet Advantage's John Flynn on Truck Leasing Past, Present and Future

What does Big Data have to do with the future of truck leasing? Everything, says John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage, a truck leasing company that believes in using data analytics to determine "economic obsolescence" in making equipment life cycle decisions.

October 29, 2014

Efficient Store Delivery Goal of Paragon’s Arrivals Board

The Paragon Software Systems Arrivals Board application allows in-store receiving personnel to monitor real-time ETA information of trucks scheduled to make deliveries as well as the load characteristics of each truck.

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.



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