August 26, 2015 - Industry News
UPS received the milestone 50,000th Paccar MX series engine installed in a Kenworth truck at a ceremony at Kenworth headquarters Wednesday.
Tags: Kenworth, UPS, Paccar MX Engine, T680
Many fleets were honored but only six took the top honors of the HDT Efficiency and Sustainability awards at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo at an Aug. 26 ceremony.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Awards, Idle Reduction, Fleet Technology Expo, Fuel Economy
Spot truckload rates, including fuel surcharges, remained nearly unchanged over the past week as overall load availability fell 5.5% during the week ending Aug. 22, according to DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
In a letter, the ATA urged congress to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples in a federally mandated drug screening program for drivers.
Tags: Legislation, ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing
Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.
Tags: Ride and Drive, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo, City of Columbus
East Manufacturing has named Tom Welch as its dealer liaison, a newly created position responsible for dealer network growth, improvement and support activities.
Tags: Leadership, Dealers, People, East Manufacturing
Shipments and new orders of manufactured durable goods, including a key economic indicator inside this sector, posted impressive gains in July, according to a new Commerce Department report, but it’s hardly a long-term trend.
Anheuser-Busch has replaced all 97 diesel-fueled tractors in its St. Louis fleet with new compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled tractors, the brewing company announced. By transitioning to CNG technology, Anheuser-Busch expects to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2,500 tons per year.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Missouri, CNG, Anheuser-Busch, CNG Conversion
August 25, 2015 - Industry News
The NACFE's Trucking Efficiency Workshop is a one-day event for fleets where industry leaders will share their insights on some of the best efficiency technologies.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, NACFE
Gains on the retail side of the used truck market were offset by decreases in the auction and wholesale markets.
Tags: Wholesale Market, Retail Sales, ACT Research, Auctions, Used Truck Sales
August 25, 2015 - Product News
PeopleNet has introduced the ConnectedFleet Platform which integrates software and mobile technologies with real-time predictive analytics to form a comprehensive fleet mobility solution.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, PeopleNet, Connected Vehicle Technology
The American Natural Gas LLC (ANG) announced the construction of a public compressed natural gas station (CNG) in Georgetown, Ky., with Bestway Express serving as the station's anchor tenant.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Kentucky, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
The underlying fundamentals of the U.S. economy are better than, or at least nowhere near as bad as, the panic that set into Wall Street starting late last week and extended into Monday, according to several newly released reports.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Non-Manufacturing, Leading Economic Indicators
The U.S. Postal Service has asked companies to submit proposals for a rental contract for cargo vans to "fill in for vehicles out of service," according to a solicitation posted to FedBizOpps.gov.
Tags: Cargo Vans, USPS, Delivery Fleets, Full-Size Vans
August 24, 2015 - Industry News
Navistar Financial Corporation president Bill McMenamin will add responsibilities as senior vice president and treasurer of the company, replacing Jim Moran in those roles.
Tags: Leadership, People, Navistar Financial Corporation
Amidst some of the lowest crude oil prices since 2009, the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel continued its more than 2-month streak of price drops.
Tags: Oil Prices, Gas Prices, Diesel Prices
Employees at Con-way Freight’s Portland, Ore., maintenance facility voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Teamsters, Labor Unions
Element Financial Corp. has tapped the leader of the recently acquired GE Capital fleet unit as president and chief executive for its U.S. fleet management company and will shift the existing president to its Toronto-based operation.
Tags: Fleet Management Companies, C-Suite, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management
Fleet Engineers has made new appointments to its sales team.
Tags: Sales, Leadership, People, Fleet Engineers
August 24, 2015 - Product News
Quality Tire Company will join the Michelin Commercial Service Network. with four shops located in Utah and Montana.
Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Vehicle Inspection, Tires, Michelin Americas Truck Tires
Bergstrom, which offers cab climate control solutions for commercial vehicles, has made a number of key leadership changes.
Tags: Leadership, People, Bergstrom
The future is bright for the fully automatic transmission in commercial vehicles, say executives at Allison Transmission, even as they’re saluting their company’s founder and honoring accomplishments in this, the company’s centennial year.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Company Anniversaries, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, History, Automatic Transmissions
August 23, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo's Adaptive Loading axle system turns a 6x2 into a 4x2 when the extra axle in the tractor tandem isn't needed. When it comes to fuel efficiency, 2 is definitely better than 4.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Economy, Tires and Wheels
August 21, 2015 - Industry News
The 100,000th Paccar MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group, which will operate it in a Peterbilt Model 579.
Tags: Paccar, Engines, Paccar MX Engine
The recall, which involves just 199 vehicles, will address a front suspension issue.
Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 5500, 2015-MY, Ram 4500, NHTSA, FCA
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