The industry has seen a growing number of fleet acquisitions and mergers in the past few months, and many believe this is part of a growing trend.
The trend of fleet acquisitions is cyclical, according to Lana Batts, managing partner with Transport Capital Partners, which helps fleets negotiate such deals. “I believe we are just at the beginning of the cycle,” Batts said.
With the advent of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s flagship Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, a new premium was put on safety. This required a number of fleets to focus on the issue like never before.
When you are getting ready to put a dry van trailer out to pasture and begin the process of searching for its replacement, there are many things to consider: maintenance costs, fuel-economy regulations, payload and the weight of the trailer, to name a few.
One way to navigate through the maze of options is to follow some tips a few trailer manufacturers shared with us.
EcoDual LLC, a provider of dual fuel conversion systems for heavy-duty diesel trucks, has achieved authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin installing its systems on all 29 engine families of the 2004 to 2009 Cummins ISM engines.
In the August issue of HDT, we kicked off a series on "Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know." In addition to the features in the magazine, on this page we offer additional online articles and resources
OnRamp Transportation Services has launched a trailer leasing program targeted at owner-operators and independent contractors. The program is geared for those contractors who run for carriers that require or pay extra for driver-supplied trailer equipment
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. introduced a new process that will cut turn-around times on modification requests for gasoline-powered NPR-HD trucks, while reducing dealer transit costs.