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September 29, 2016 - Product News

Pegasus TransTech Partners With Geotab on ELD/Telematics Platform

Photo: Pegasus TransTech

Pegasus TransTech introduced Transflo Telematics, offering a fleet management and electronic logging solution platform.

Tags: Geotab, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, telematics, Mobile Apps, Hours of Service, ELDs

September 29, 2016 - Product News

Lytx Offers Always-On Video Telematics With Unisyn Platform

Lytx has introduced the Unisyn platform, a video telematics platform that lets users see, understand and act on fleet and field operations safety and efficiency challenges.

Tags: telematics, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Hanjin Woes Boost West Coast Spot Market Truck Freight, Rates

As the West Coast feels ripple effects from the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co., nationally the number of loads on the spot truckload freight market fell 5% during the week ending Sept. 24 compared to the week before as truck capacity increased 3%, according to DAT Solutions, its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Port Trucking, Freight Rates

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

NACFE Report: Truck Platooning Could Save 4% in Fuel

Platooning is one of the steps toward autonomous trucking, but still requires drivers in all trucks, NACFE says.

The money thus conserved will pay back a $1,050 to $2,800 investment for necessary equipment in one to two years, it estimates.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fleet Efficiency, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Truck Platooning, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar SuperTruck Beats DOE Efficiency Goals, Hits 13 MPG

The CatalIST SuperTruck Image courtesy of Navistar

Navistar has revealed that its SuperTruck program demonstration vehicle, CatalIST, exceeded the improvement goals set by the Department of Energy for the SuperTruck program.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, SuperTruck, Freight Efficiency

September 28, 2016 - Product News

TMW Introduces Mobile Applications for Innovative IES

Photo: Jim Beach

Mobile apps designed for TMW Systems Innovation IES Access and Access Plus truck management systems were introduced at the PeopleNet TMW in.sight User Conference.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, Mobile Apps

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

PeopleNet and TMW Recognize Innovators at User Conference

PeopleNet and TMW Systems recognized the winners of their 2016 Innovator of the Year awards at their joint in.sight User Conference in Nashville Sept. 27.

Tags: PeopleNet, Awards, TMW Systems

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Expands Truck Maintenance Program to all Locations

Photo: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has announced it will expand its truck maintenance program at all travel stop locations nationwide.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

September 28, 2016 - Product News

Mahle Shows More Efficient Bearings at IAA

Mahle is working on a camshaft technology that will replace conventional bearings with wear-free roller bearings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, IAA, Emissions Reduction, Mahle, GHG emissions

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Business Investment Increasing, Consumer Confidence Soars

A preliminary report shows new orders and shipments for big-ticket manufactured durable goods lost steam in August. Inside the report, however, is some evidence that business investment for the long term is increasing.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods, Home Sales

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Don’t Wait: FTX Room Discount Ends Friday

Time is running out to take advantage of the hotel room discount for the Fleet Technology Expo (FTX), which will be held October 17-19 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, Fleet Technology Expo, Autonomous Vehicles, Gamification

September 27, 2016 - Product News

3G-TM Integration Announced for TMW Suit and TruckMate

An integration that allows carriers in the non-asset and blended transportation business to model customer and carrier rate contracts across all transportation modes was announced Sept. 27 by TMW Systems at its joint-users conference with PeopleNet.

Tags: PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Software Integration

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales See Late Summer Surge

Used Class 8 truck sales saw a summer sales surge that could indicate that fleets are opting to buy used trucks instead of newer models, according to an ACT Research report

Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

September 27, 2016 - Product News

Pegasus TransTech Announces Integration with Pilot Flying J Mobile App

User interface of myPilot integration with Transflo Mobile Photo: Business Wire

The myPilot mobile app from Pilot Flying J is now integrated into the Transflo Mobile platform, Pegasus TransTech announced.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, Mobile App

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Chinese Truck Maker Teams With Daimler, Cummins to Launch Global Super Truck Line

The Foton Motors Auman EST super truckn. Photo: Foton Motors

Chinese truck manufacturer Foton Motor has launched three fuel-efficient trucks under the Super Truck line in collaboration with Daimler, Cummins and several German component suppliers.

Tags: Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Foton Motor, Super Truck, Global, IAA

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

3PL Segment Growing 2-3 Times Faster Than GDP

Robert Voltmann, president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association Photo: Jim Beach

The third-party logistics industry has been growing two to three times faster than GDP, totaling about $157 billion per year, according to Robert Voltmann, president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

Tags: E-commerce, 3PL, TIA, Internet

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Drone Delivers Medicine to Remote Location in Test

The UPS drone used to deliver medicine to a remote location in a mock test. Photo: UPS

UPS staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass., to Children’s Island using a drone delivery system it is testing with CyPhy Works.

Tags: UPS, Delivery Fleets, Commercial Drones, Drones

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Falling Fuel Prices Have Reduced Operational Costs

Photo via ATRI

ATRI released the findings of its 2016 update to its Operational Costs of Trucking, showing the large impact falling fuel prices and a soft economy have had on the trucking industry.

Tags: Operating Costs, Fuel Prices, Speed Limiter, ATRI

September 26, 2016 - Industry News

Not Much Activity in Diesel Prices, OPEC Teases Crude Deal

The price of diesel fuel fell slightly last week, continuing a 5-week streak of nearly flat prices, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

September 26, 2016 - Industry News

Hino Trucks New 'Certifed Ultimate' Dealerships

Hino Trucks announced the first seven dealerships to reach “Certified Ultimate” status in a new dealership excellence initiative designed to raise the bar for an overall dealership experience.

Tags: Hino Trucks, Truck Dealers, Dealer Certification

September 26, 2016 - Product News

PeopleNet, TMW Announce More Integrations

Telematics and fleet management providers PeopleNet and TMW Systems previewed a number of multi-platform solutions and integrations at the 2016 in.sight User Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: Conference, Fleet Management Software, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Software Integration

September 26, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Small Fleets Keep Trucks Nearly Twice as Long as Large Fleets

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A study jointly produced by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available, examining heavy duty vehicle usage, maintenance practices and replacement parts purchasing activity.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Vehicle Purchasing, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research, FTR

September 26, 2016 - Product News

MiX Telematics Offers ELD Platform for Hazmat Fleets

Image via MiX Telematics

MiX Telematics launched an electronic logging device platform designed specifically for hazardous material transporters, such as those transporting chemicals, fuels or pesticides.

Tags: telematics, MiX Telematics, Hazmat, ELDs

September 23, 2016 - Product News

Hankook Shows New Fuel-Efficient e-Cube Blue Tire Line

Photo: Hankook

Hankook has expanded its e-cube Blue trailer tire line with special steering and drive-axle threads designed for efficiency and fuel savings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Trailers, IAA, Tires, Hankook Tire

September 23, 2016 - Product News

Mack Offers Light-Weight Solution for Concrete Mixer Applications

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks is offering a lightweight version of the Mack Granite model, equipped with the 2017 MP 7 11-liter engine and mDrive HD 14-speed automated manual transmission aimed at concrete mixer applications.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Mack Granite

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