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Founded in 1932 as National Hauling, NFI has evolved from a trucking company in a regulated...
Bill Bliem accepts his HDT Truck Fleet Innovator award from Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge at... Bill Bliem is senior vice president, fleet services, for NFI.
NFI recently launched a liquified natural gas fleet in Texas working with Lowe's. NFI holds its own truck rodeo.

Truck Fleet Innovators: NFI's Bill Bliem

When Bill Bliem became vice president of maintenance at NFI five years ago, his first priority was to get maintenance costs under control. Then he moved on to fuel efficiency and has made great strides. Read more here.

PepsiCo is moving to specially spec’d dry van trailers, liftgates and pallets that are preloaded...
Shelby Green accepts his HDT Truck Fleet Innovator award from Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge...
Shelby Green is senior fleet director for PepsiCo North America Beverages.

Truck Fleet Innovators: PepsiCo's Shelby Green

PepsiCo North America Beverages is revamping the way it delivers its products, moving to specially spec’d dry van trailers, liftgates and pallets that were pre-loaded at the warehouse. It saves work for drivers, saves fuel, and speeds deliveries to customers. One of the leaders of this effort and others is Shelby Green, senior fleet director. Read more here.

Meijer finished converting its 170-truck fleet of regional daycabs to the 2010 engines last...
David Hoover accepts his HDT Truck Fleet Innovator award from Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge...
David Hoover is director of outbound logistics for Meijer, a supercenter chain based in Michigan.

Truck Fleet Innovators: Meijer's David Hoover

David Hoover, director, outbound Logistics for Meijer, is constantly looking for ways to be more efficient, whether it's more fuel-efficient engines or eliminating empty backhauls. Meijer finished converting its 170-truck fleet of regional daycabs to the 2010 engines last fall, enjoying a 5% increase in fuel economy. Last year the fleet started trading some of those in for the latest EPA/NHTSA 2014 engines in the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution. The new trucks are showing a 12% improvement in fuel economy over the ones they replaced. Read more here.

Frito-Lay found electric delivery trucks work well in some urban areas.
Mike O'Connell accepts his HDT Truck Fleet Innovator award from Editor in Chief Deborah...
Mike O'Connell is is senior director, supply chain for Frito-Lay.

Truck Fleet Innovators: Frito-Lay's Mike O'Connell

During his first years at Frito-Lay more than 20 years ago, Mike O’Connell was focused on the warehousing end of the distribution business. About eight years ago, with the help of a talented team of engineers and others (who O’Connell is adamant about giving part of the credit for his success), he has turned the Frito-Lay fleet into a model of efficiency and sustainability and today is senior director, supply chain. Read more here.

Don't let anyone tell you that the classic-styled trucks are dead. Peterbilt's Model 389 drew...
A footsore driver catches up on her reading, Saturday afternoon at the Mid-America Trucking...
Equipment Editor, Jim Park at around 4:30 Saturday afternoon at Mid-America. While Saturday was...

Mid-America Trucking Show 2014, Day 3

Saturday in Louisville, Ky., was windy, blustery and rainy -- great weather for an indoor trade show, not so good for those wanting to see the truck beauty competition outside. Inside it was warm and dry, and attendees got some valuable one-on-one face time with the hundreds of exhibitors.

Photo: Evan Lockridge
Photo: Evan Lockridge
Photo: Evan Lockridge

Show Trucks at Mid-America Trucking Show

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Competitors at this year's Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show had to deal with some cloudy and rainy weather, but that didn't keep away the more than 100 competitors.

Day Two of Mid-America
FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro at the listening session on testing new entrant to the industry.
David Owen of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies talks about how new-entrant...

Day Two of Mid-America

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Day Two of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., featured more interesting people and products.

Photo: Evan Lockridge
Photo: Evan Lockridge
Mid-America Trucking Show 2014 - Day 1

Mid-America Trucking Show 2014 - Day 1

The official start of the Mid-America Trucking Show kicked off with more press conferences, continued with VIP show hours, and officially opened at 1 p.m. Get a taste of the show with these photos from HDT's editors.