Fuel Ambassadors field questions from Richard Battersby. Photo: Deborah Lockridge


Green Fleet Conference Panel Debunks Alt-Fuel Misconceptions

Dirty diesel? Dangerous natural gas? Expensive propane stations? Some myths and misconceptions about alternative fuels were debunked in a fun late-night talk show format Wednesday at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

Isuzu Commerical Truck of America and Telogis have entered into an exclusive collaboration to develop connected vehicle products and services. Photo: Isuzu


Isuzu, Telogis Agree on Connected Vehicle Pact

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Telogis to improve the overall ownership experience for Isuzu customers.

The guayule plant can produce a substitute source of rubber. Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Cooper Makes Progress on Guayule-Rubber Tire

Cooper Tire and Rubber has completed builds of tires made of natural rubber sourced from the guayule plants.


Hino Trucks Marks 30 Years in U.S.

Hino Trucks is celebrating its 30-year milestone of doing business in the United States. Founded in 1984, the Toyota Group company assembles, sells, and services Class 5-7 commercial trucks in the United States.


HELP Inc. Names New Regional Director

HELP Inc., which provides PrePass weigh station bypass and other truck safety and efficiency services, announced the appointment of Terry Maple as the new regional director who will cover several northern and Midwestern states.

Photo via Power Solutions International.


Noregon Co-Develops Diagnostic Tool for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Jointly developed by Noregon Systems and Power Solutions International, the PSI PowerLink is a diagnostic software program designed for PSI’s alternative-fuel power systems.

The Zenith Electric Shuttle Van (pictured at last year's event) will be there at this year's Ride & Drive.


Green Fleet Conference Offers Ride & Drive Event

This year’s Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., features the Ride & Drive event where attendees will have the chance to get behind the wheel of alternative-fueled vehicles from major automotive manufacturers.

FedEx Ground says since 2011, it has only contracted with incorporated businesses that treat their drivers as employees. Photo: FedEx Ground


Kansas Court Rules FedEx Drivers Are Employees

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a group of about 500 drivers working for FedEx Ground had been misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.


Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls; Manufacturing, Construction Slows

Both the trucking industry and the overall economy added jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down below 6% for the first time since July 2008 and hitting its lowest level in six years.


Carrier Transicold Solar Panel Keeps TRU Batteries Charged

Carrier Transicold’s new Thin-Film Flexible Solar Panels can be installed on the roof of a trailer or truck to continuously charge transport refrigeration unit batteries.

Corporate Inertia: Overcoming Hurdles to Continuous MVR Monitoring
Driver behavior is the biggest source of fleet liability. Still, the benefits of a strong continuous MVR monitoring program are not always fully recognized and can encounter obstacles on the road to implementation.

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