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November 21, 2017 - Industry News

Report: Autonomous Vehicles Could Save Trucking $300 Billion in Labor Costs

Autonomous technology could offer trucking net savings between $100 billion and $125 billion, according to a report by Wall Street analysts. Photo: Jack Roberts

A report by a Wall Street analyst firm says the potential savings from autonomous technology are huge, but notes that new costs will be created as it takes hold in trucking.

Tags: Operating Costs, Fleet Management, Tesla, Driver Pay, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for a spot at next year’s Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange networking and education event, being held May 9-11, 2018, at the Scottsdale resort at McCormick Ranch outside Phoenix.

Tags: Fleet Management, Events, Fleet Innovators, Suppliers, HDTX

September 14, 2017 - Product News

Comdata, AscendTMS Partner to Provide Free TMS to Carriers, Fleets

AscendTMS will be offered to Comdata fleet and carrier customers, at no cost, to fully manage their logistics businesses.

Tags: Fleet Management, Comdata, Technology, TMS, business management, AscendTMS

August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Will Future Tech Have a Domino Effect on Fleets?

Although the use of electric trucks will likely rise in the coming years, diesel will remain the fuel of choice for fleets, said analyst Rick Mihelic. Photo: Mercedes Benz

Transportation analyst Rick Mihelic says electric powertrains and autonomous vehicles will only be the beginning of the changes fleets will have to deal with in the near-term future.

Tags: Fleet Management, Technology, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Batteries, Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

FleetPride Expands with New Orleans Location

FleetPride employees celebrate the opening of the company&#39;s first New Orleans branch.<br />Photo: FleetPride

The new FleetPride New Orleans branch is located at 6500 Powell Street. An official grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, September 14.

Tags: Maintenance, Fleet Management, FleetPride

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Fleets Bear the Pain in Glut Market for Used Trucks

A classic glut has created a buyer&#39;s market for good quality, low-mileage Class 8 tractors. Photo: Ritchie Bros.

Industry experts say a glut of used trucks remains on the market and, in extreme cases, some fleets actually owe more for equipment than it is now worth on the secondary market.

Tags: Fleet Management, Used Vehicle Sales, Equipment Issues, Used Truck Sales

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Werner Launches Final Mile Solution

The rising tide of e-commerce has prompted Werner Enterprises to launch Werner Final Mile, a logistics solution that will primarily deliver large or heavy items using two uniformed associates operating a straight truck with lift gate.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Delivery Fleets, Last Mile Delivery, E-commerce, Fleet Management

March 24, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Updates Roadnet Transportation Suite

Image via Omnitracs

Omnitracs has released Roadnet Transportation Suite version 3.7.4, with added functionality, new features and enhancements to the suite’s FleetLoader, MobileCast and Roadnet products.

Tags: Fleet Management, Routing, Roadnet Technologies, Omnitracs

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Fleets Better at Advancing NGV Deployment

Photo courtesy of C2ES

A new guide created by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) states that public and private fleets that use natural gas vehicles are better at advancing their deployment than individual vehicle owners.

Tags: Fleet Management, Clean Energy Fuels, NGV, CNG Fueling Stations

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Wins TU-Automotive Connected Fleet Award

TU-Automotive recently named Mack Trucks its 2015 Commercial Vehicle Maker of the Year. Photo courtesy of Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks was awarded the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Maker of the Year Award by TU-Automotive at the TU-Automotive Detroit Awards ceremony in Novi, Mich.

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Management, Mack Trucks, Awards

March 4, 2015 - Industry News

Green Strategy Discussions Kick Off Work Truck Show

Some of Florida Power &amp;amp; Light&#39;s green vehicle fleet. Photo courtesy Florida Power &amp;amp; Light.

Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Tags: Fleet Management, Biodiesel, Greenhouse Gases, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Biofuel

March 2, 2015 - Global News

Ryder System Awards Recognize Mexican Trucking Companies

Ryder System presented its Service Excellence Awards to top-performing carriers at the company's fifth annual Mexican Carrier Celebration and Recognition Event in Mexico City.

Tags: Fleet Management, Mexico, Ryder System, Supply Chain Solution

February 10, 2015 - Industry News

Omnitracs User Conference Kicks Off With a Bang

John Graham, CEO Omnitracs LLC, welcomes attendees to the company&#39;s user conference which opened in Dallas Feb. 8. Photo by Jim Beach.

Omnitracs, LLC, hosted its first global user conference in the company’s new hometown, Dallas, Feb. 8-11, kicking off with a rousing drum line performance.

Tags: Telematics, Omnitracs, Routing, Fleet Management

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Trimble Invests in Shipping Software Provider 3GTMS

A strategic alliance between Trimble Navigation Limited and 3GTMS Inc. will help TMW customers manage complex 3PL challenges.

Tags: Fleet Management, Information Technology, Trimble, 3PL, TMW Systems

July 11, 2014 - Industry News

CarrierDirect Gives Outlook for Domestic Transport and Logistics

Graph courtesy of CarrierDirect.

Consulting firm CarrierDirect discussed the current state of the trucking industry, as well as what's on the horizon for the rest of 2014 and beyond.

Tags: Fleet Management, CarrierDirect, Logistics

June 4, 2014 - Industry News

Telogis Brings Insight 2.0 to Hino

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., and Telogis announce a partnership to provide the next generation telematics platform for Hino commercial trucks.

Tags: Telematics, Hino, Fleet Management, Telogis

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Report: PHH in Talks to Sell Fleet Business

Photo courtesy of PHH.

PHH Corp. has entered talks to possibly sell its fleet management unit to Element Financial Corp., a financial and fleet management company that has partnered with GE Capital Fleet Services in Canada, reports The Deal Pipeline.

Tags: PHH, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Management, PHH Arval

October 15, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Shows Carriers Focused on Safety, Shippers Indifferent to CSA Scores

In the third quarter Transport Capital Partners' trucking industry survey, shippers are still largely unconcerned by carrier CSA scores, the use of e-logs continues to grow, and truck speeds are controlled.

Tags: TCP, Speed Limits, E-logs, CSA, Fleet Management

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