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Chevin Launches Fleet Management Software  For SME Fleet Operators

Chevin Launches Fleet Management Software For SME Fleet Operators

| April 24, 2018

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a leading global provider of fleet management software, has launched a new SaaS package designed to support essential fleet, maintenance and compliance management responsibilities. The new product, FleetWave CORE, is a pre-configured version of Chevin’s enterprise fleet management software. Speaking about the new product, Ashley Sowerby, Managing Director at Chevin, said: “As […]

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VW Tests Hands-Free Augmented Reality Wearable for Maintenance

VW Tests Hands-Free Augmented Reality Wearable for Maintenance

| April 17, 2018

RealWear, a leader in AR wearable tech, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles formed an agreement to trial augmented reality devices in ten Volkswagen Van Centres in the UK ahead of a national rollout. “This is an exciting step forward in maximising uptime for our customers through the use of augmented reality and remote diagnostic tools,” said […]

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Westwell Creates World’s First AI Container Truck in China

Westwell Creates World’s First AI Container Truck in China

| April 13, 2018

Westwell recently developed a driverless container truck, introduced in China’s Zhuhai Port, in January. Adopting the latest artificial intelligence applications, it is a self-driving vehicle in a port environment. From a broader perspective, artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world of container shipping. It is estimated that there are over a thousand overseas container terminals and that […]

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People

Norwegian Telematics Provider ABAX Names David Norton CFO

Norwegian Telematics Provider ABAX Names David Norton CFO

| April 24, 2018

ABAX, a leading solutions provider for the connected workspace have appointed David Norton as its Chief Financial Officer. Norton who spent 10 years as the Director of Finance & Administration EMEA/APAC at the GPS vehicle tracking company Fleetmatics has accepted the new role in ABAX. He will be based at its global HQ in Larvik, […]

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Raymond T. Miller Appointed to Navistar Board of Directors

Raymond T. Miller Appointed to Navistar Board of Directors

| April 24, 2018

Navistar International Corporation announced Raymond T. Miller has been named to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Miller replaces Michael Sirignano, who has resigned from the board after serving for more than four years. Miller has been appointed to the board’s audit and compensation committees. Miller is a Principal at MHR Fund Management LLC […]

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Per Carlsson Named Acting President of Volvo Trucks North America

Per Carlsson Named Acting President of Volvo Trucks North America

| April 24, 2018

Per Carlsson, currently the global Senior Vice President of Strategy & Transformation Office for Volvo Trucks, has been appointed Acting President of Volvo Trucks North America.  He will on an interim basis succeed Göran Nyberg, who has decided to take a position outside the Volvo Group. Carlsson has held several senior management positions in the […]

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Fleet Maintenance

Professional Lighting Key to Vehicle Maintenance Shop Safety Says Stertil-Koni

Professional Lighting Key to Vehicle Maintenance Shop Safety Says Stertil-Koni

| April 16, 2018

Following a review of vehicle maintenance shop environments across North America, experts at heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni, which has been in the vehicle lift business for seven decades, has determined that professional lighting is one of the keys to enhancing overall shop safety and performance. The stakes are high and the payoffs big […]

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Stertil-Koni Brings Touch Screen Control to Inground Piston DIAMONDLIFT

Stertil-Koni Brings Touch Screen Control to Inground Piston DIAMONDLIFT

| April 2, 2018

Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni has incorporated its advanced, full-color, touch-screen control console, known as the ebright Smart Control System, into the company’s popular, state-of-the-art high-pressure in-ground telescopic piston lifting system – the DIAMONDLIFT. First deployed on Stertil-Koni wireless mobile column lifts in 2015, the ebright Smart Control System has been integrated into the […]

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Redline Detection Launches at Firehouse World with Air Brake NanoLeak Finder

Redline Detection Launches at Firehouse World with Air Brake NanoLeak Finder

| March 7, 2018

Redline Detection, the industry leader in heavy duty diagnostic leak detection equipment, has launched its fire industry division. Redline will be demonstrating the new Air Brake NanoLeak Finder at Firehouse World, in San Diego. Firehouse World is the leading event serving today’s fire-service leadership with the range of products, technologies, and education necessary to prepare […]

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Training

Volvo Opens Truck Driver Safety School in Morocco — 2nd in Africa

Volvo Opens Truck Driver Safety School in Morocco — 2nd in Africa

| April 10, 2018

The Volvo Group is starting a training program for truck drivers in Morocco  with the goal of increasing traffic safety and reducing the number of fatal road accidents. This is the second driver training school in Africa in which the group has participated. In Morocco the need for well-trained, certified truck drivers is growing. The […]

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Virtual Reality Training Key to Addressing Driver Shortage Says One Supplier

Virtual Reality Training Key to Addressing Driver Shortage Says One Supplier

| April 6, 2018

According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry faces a serious shortage of drivers, with a need to hire nearly 900,000 new operators over the next decade just to maintain the current workforce. This is a significant issue because trucking is responsible for transporting more than 70% of goods consumed in the United […]

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FleetWatch Systems and LifeSaver Partner to Target Distracted Driving

FleetWatch Systems and LifeSaver Partner to Target Distracted Driving

| March 13, 2018

FleetWatch Systems and LifeSaver announced a new initiative to combat distracted driving among commercial drivers who, with disproportionately long hours on the road and high mileages, are at particular risk of involvement in serious accidents. Here’s the challenge: 2017 saw a significant 7.2 percent increase in U.S. traffic accidents, bringing the number of resulting deaths […]

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Fuel & Oil

Gas Prices Continue to Inch Up

Gas Prices Continue to Inch Up

| April 2, 2018

According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices moved up again recently. This week, the price of Regular nationwide was $2.659 vs. $2.541 one month  ago and $2.324 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was a similar.  One gallon of Diesel stands at $2.968 vs. $2.954 last month and […]

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Fuel Prices Lower

Fuel Prices Lower

| February 23, 2018

According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices dropped slightly recently.  This week, the price of Regular nationwide was $2.523 vs. $2.544 one week ago and up  from $2.285 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was a bit of the same.  One gallon of Diesel stands at $2.961  vs. […]

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Gas Prices Up Again, Drip by Drip

Gas Prices Up Again, Drip by Drip

| February 2, 2018

According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices moved up again recently. This week, the price of Regular nationwide was $2.601 vs. $2.571one month  ago and $2.277 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was a similar.  One gallon of Diesel stands at $2.992 vs. $2.958 last month and $2.510 […]

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Green

Georgia Tries to Reduce Traffic Congestion In Metro Atlanta

Georgia Tries to Reduce Traffic Congestion In Metro Atlanta

| April 18, 2018

Georgia Commute Options, a program managed by the Atlanta Regional Commission, announced the launch of a new campaign, “Drive Change,” focused on reducing congestion and smog emissions stemming from single-occupancy vehicle travel across 19 counties in metro Atlanta. The “Drive Change” campaign encourages commuters, employers and schools to consider clean commute options instead of driving […]

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Puget Sound Energy Rolls with 40 New Hybrid Utility Vans

Puget Sound Energy Rolls with 40 New Hybrid Utility Vans

| April 18, 2018

Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the Washington state energy provider which recently announced it had added 40 new utility vehicles equipped with a hybrid electrification solution from industry leader XL, will be showcasing one of its new hybrid vans during the Green Transportation Summit & Expo, April 17-19. The joint demonstration will showcase how companies can […]

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EVgo and Maven Gig Announce Dedicated Fast Charging Network

EVgo and Maven Gig Announce Dedicated Fast Charging Network

| April 12, 2018

EVgo, the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging stations, announced an agreement with Maven, General Motors’ car sharing brand, to construct a dedicated DC fast charging network available to Maven Gig Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers. This agreement builds upon the success of EVgo and Maven’s current pilot programs powering Bolt […]

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Recent News

For-Hire Trucking Capacity Growth Tops Freight Index

For-Hire Trucking Capacity Growth Tops Freight Index

| April 24, 2018

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed that for the first time in the past 15 months, the capacity index rose faster than the freight index, suggesting a deteriorating supply-demand balance. “In March, the combination of slower volume growth and faster capacity growth drove the Supply-Demand Index to a seasonally adjusted 47.3, after […]

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Maxxima Introduces Flexible LED STT/BU Strip Lights for Trucks, Trailers

Maxxima Introduces Flexible LED STT/BU Strip Lights for Trucks, Trailers

| April 24, 2018

Maxxima, a leader in LED lighting for commercial vehicles and industrial applications, has introduced two sizes of flexible hybrid auxiliary stop-turn-tail/backup LED strip lights for trucks, trailers, buses, and other vehicles. Available in 48-inch and 60-inch lengths, the combo STT/BU strip lights can be applied to the rear of any vehicle to produce bright white and red lighting for increased visibility during […]

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GlobalTranz CFO Renee Krug Named 2018 Distinguished Woman in Logistics

GlobalTranz CFO Renee Krug Named 2018 Distinguished Woman in Logistics

| April 19, 2018

Renee Krug, CFO of GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, received the Women in Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award on April 10. The announcement was made during the Transportation Intermediaries Association 2018 “Capital Ideas” Conference and Exhibition in Palm Desert, Calif. With 25 years of executive leadership experience, Krug […]

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Penske Truck Leasing Moves into Loveland, Colorado

Penske Truck Leasing Moves into Loveland, Colorado

| April 19, 2018

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Loveland, Colorado, which offers full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental, contract truck fleet maintenance and connected fleet solutions. “This is a new market for Penske and adding this facility positions us to service our existing customers in a state-of-the-art facility and expand our business in Northern Colorado,” explained […]

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Momentum Dynamics Deploys First 200-Kilowatt Wireless Charging for Electric Transit Buses

Momentum Dynamics Deploys First 200-Kilowatt Wireless Charging for Electric Transit Buses

| April 18, 2018

Momentum Dynamics Corporation, a global leader in fast, efficient high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, has commissioned the nation’s first 200-kilowatt wireless charging system for a battery-electric transit bus fleet. The first of its kind wireless charging system is now operational on a BYD K9S bus at Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington. “Across the globe, […]

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Carvana Acquires Car360

Carvana Acquires Car360

| April 18, 2018

Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying used cars, has acquired fellow technology innovator Car360, accelerating Carvana’s 360-degree photo technology capabilities with 3D computer vision and augmented reality (AR). More than five years ago, Carvana pioneered the 360-degree used vehicle digital tour, showcasing each car’s features and imperfections in high resolution, all powered by proprietary […]

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Spot Rates Fall as Available Truck Capacity Rises 11%

Spot Rates Fall as Available Truck Capacity Rises 11%

| April 18, 2018

Spot truckload rates moderated during the week ending April 14 as more trucks returned to the spot market. The number of trucks posted to the DAT network of load boards jumped 11% compared to the previous week while the number of loads fell almost 1%. The national average rate for van and refrigerated freight declined […]

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Crestwood Transportation Boosts Pay of  Safe Drivers

Crestwood Transportation Boosts Pay of Safe Drivers

| April 18, 2018

Crestwood Transportation is rewarding safe drivers with a sizeable increase in pay in its central region. With this increase, which began March 21, 2018, company tanker drivers in this region now start at up to $80,000 ­ $85,000 per year, and drivers with 10 or more years of experience start at up to $95,000. “Safety […]

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Hercules Names Frank Conti New COO

Hercules Names Frank Conti New COO

| April 17, 2018

Hercules has named Frank Conti as its new Chief Operating Officer.  He has more than  25  years of global manufacturing and commercial experience with middle market private companies and Fortune 500 public companies. “Hercules has a compelling tradition of providing creative engineering designs, delivering outstanding product quality, and building long term customer partnerships”, says Conti. […]

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WABCO Locates Americas Headquarters to Auburn Hills, Michigan

WABCO Locates Americas Headquarters to Auburn Hills, Michigan

| April 17, 2018

WABCO Holdings Inc., a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, announced it will locate its new Americas headquarters to Auburn Hills, MI. The facility is currently under construction and is expected to open in the third quarter 2018. The new, 102,000 square-foot facility represents a significant […]

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VIPAR Heavy Duty Names  Joe Meyer as New Program Manager

VIPAR Heavy Duty Names Joe Meyer as New Program Manager

| April 17, 2018

Joe Meyer has joined VIPAR Heavy Duty and its family of companies as the organization’s new program manager. Meyer is responsible for developing industry leading programs with suppliers.  Meyer has more than 28 years of experience in the heavy duty aftermarket. Before joining VIPAR Heavy Duty, Meyer was most recently a national account manager for […]

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FedEx Freight President & CEO Michael L. Ducker to Retire

FedEx Freight President & CEO Michael L. Ducker to Retire

| April 17, 2018

FedEx Corporation announced that Michael L. Ducker, President and CEO of its FedEx Freight subsidiary, will retire effective August 15, 2018. Ducker took the helm at FedEx Freight in 2014 after spending close to 40 years at FedEx Express. His successor will be named later. “For more than 43 years, Mike Ducker has answered the […]

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Chevin Appoints New VP of Global Consulting & Client Services

Chevin Appoints New VP of Global Consulting & Client Services

| April 17, 2018

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a leading global provider of fleet management software, announced that Bill Griffiths has been appointed as the company’s VP of Global Consulting & Client Services. In this newly created position, he will work directly with Chevin clients to enhance their understanding of FleetWave’s capabilities, drive efficiencies and realize cost savings.    Most […]

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FleetUp Hires Ken McCann as New VP of Sales

FleetUp Hires Ken McCann as New VP of Sales

| April 17, 2018

FleetUp, a leading provider of Intelligent Fleet Management and ELD/HOS compliance solutions, announced the appointment of Ken McCann as vice president of sales and business development effective immediately. Ken will report directly to Albert Son, chief executive officer at FleetUp. Previously, McCann served as vice president of North American sales and customer success at Drivewyze, […]

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March Net Trailer Orders Up 36%

March Net Trailer Orders Up 36%

| April 16, 2018

ACT’s preliminary estimate for March 2018 net trailer orders is 29,500 units. “Strong freight demand and tight capacity have encouraged fleets to continue to invest in new equipment. Improving freight rates will positively impact their profitability, and the recent implementation of significant business tax cuts further contributes to their ability to expand and modernize operations,” […]

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Flying Cars for Military Applications?

Flying Cars for Military Applications?

| April 16, 2018

The age of the flying military cars has arrived, according to Stewart Hamel, founder of SkyRunner and expert in the technology of flying cars. Hamel, whose SkyRunner MK 3.2 is the product of six years of military, off-road and pilot input, said, “Infiltration and exfiltration and medical evacuation are a few of the military uses […]

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Seidel Diesel Group Now Master Distributor of Garrett Turbochargers

Seidel Diesel Group Now Master Distributor of Garrett Turbochargers

| April 16, 2018

The Seidel Diesel Group has formed a business relationship with Honeywell Garrett whereby it will became one of Honeywell Garrett’s master distributors for the United States and Canada, representing genuine Garrett original equipment turbochargers. This new business relationship will provide Honeywell Garrett with additional distribution coverage while allowing the company to provide a comprehensive offering […]

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Redline Detection Debuts New  Diagnostic Leak Detector

Redline Detection Debuts New Diagnostic Leak Detector

| April 13, 2018

Redline Detection, a leader in diagnostic leak detectors, has unveiled the comany’s newest product, ReadySmoke. The device is a compact, cost-competitive smoke machine that is made in America. “The response to ReadySmoke has been incredible!” said Alex Parker of Redline. “Tool dealers don’t want to waste their time and risk their reputation selling cheaply made […]

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Groendyke Announces Driver Pay Increases

Groendyke Announces Driver Pay Increases

| April 13, 2018

As demand for trucking increases and the driver shortage continues to grow, Groendyke Transport has announced that the largest driver-pay increase in company history will go into effect in May. The raise includes a mileage pay increase across the board of up to 6 cents per mile and an average hourly non-revenue rate increase of […]

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CalAmp  Partners with TransUnion to Help Insurers Manage Risk

CalAmp Partners with TransUnion to Help Insurers Manage Risk

| April 13, 2018

CalAmp announced plans to partner with TransUnion to help insurance carriers better manage risk, minimize replacement losses and improve customer service. “Bringing together the proven capabilities of our LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System with TransUnion’s strength in insurance data analytics means insurers will gain access to enhanced services for tracking and recovering stolen vehicles,” said […]

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CES Asia 2018 to Feature Largest Vehicle Tech Exhibit Ever

CES Asia 2018 to Feature Largest Vehicle Tech Exhibit Ever

| April 13, 2018

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that CES Asia 2018 will feature the largest vehicle technology exhibit to date with leading automakers and vehicle tech companies launching new self-driving technologies and the latest concept cars. Advances in technology are making cars safer and more connected. At CES Asia, audiences will experience the latest breakthroughs in […]

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HUBB Filters Stresses Sustainability for Fleets

HUBB Filters Stresses Sustainability for Fleets

| April 13, 2018

HUBB Filters will demonstrate to fleet managers gathered at the NAFA 2018 Institute & Expo (I&E), April 23-27 in Anaheim, California how they can make an “affordable, social impact by utilizing the company’s revolutionary, sustainable oil filter.” HUBB CEO Scott Killips says sustainability often comes at a higher cost, but HUBB is both sustainable and […]

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Dana Demos Truck, All-Wheel Drive and Electric Gearbox Technologies

Dana Demos Truck, All-Wheel Drive and Electric Gearbox Technologies

| April 13, 2018

Dana Incorporated recently showcased its advanced driveline solutions to global automotive manufacturers during its Winter Test events in Arjeplog, Sweden, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The tests demonstrated the high-performance capabilities of Dana’s AdvanTEK torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system, Spicer Electrified™ e-drive gearbox, Spicer OpTiMa central tire inflation system (CTIS), and Spicer SmartConnect disconnecting all-wheel-drive […]

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Chief to Offer Collision Repair Solutions for HD Vehicles via Celette

Chief to Offer Collision Repair Solutions for HD Vehicles via Celette

| April 12, 2018

Chief, a leadre in collision repair equipment brands, has reached an agreement with Celette France SAS, a leading European manufacturer of bench/jig repair systems and computerized measuring equipment. Under the agreement, Chief will distribute Celette heavy-duty truck collision repair equipment in North America, South America and China. “As truck manufacturers modernize their manufacturing methods and […]

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LeasePlan USA Names Felipe Smolka SVP, Transformation Officer

LeasePlan USA Names Felipe Smolka SVP, Transformation Officer

| April 12, 2018

LeasePlan USA has announced that Felipe Smolka joins the company as senior vice president and transformation officer. Smolka will lead the strategy to drive modernization and innovation across the U.S. subsidiary and launch the company further into its journey to deliver what’s next for fleet, mobility and connected vehicles. “The market moves fast, and the […]

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Cass Truckload Linehaul Index Up 7.2% in March

Cass Truckload Linehaul Index Up 7.2% in March

| April 12, 2018

March’s Cass Truckload Linehaul Index continued the acceleration established over the last four months by posting a 7.2% year-over-year increase (the largest YoY percentage increase since January 2015), to 133.5. After being negative for 13 months in a row (from March 2016 through March 2017), the Cass TL Linehaul Index has not only been positive […]

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New Plug and Track Telematics Device from  Quartix Launches

New Plug and Track Telematics Device from Quartix Launches

| April 12, 2018

Quartix, a global vehicle tracking and telematics services provider, has announced the launch of a new installation option for fleet tracking; Plug and Track. This is a new tracking device which is easy to install into the OBD port of a vehicle and increases the ease of installation and flexibility when moving tracking from one […]

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DAT Expands Services with Load Visibility Platform

DAT Expands Services with Load Visibility Platform

| April 12, 2018

DAT Solutions announced the introduction of DAT OnTime, a load tracking application that enables freight brokers and third-party logistics (3PL) professionals to monitor the location and status of their managed freight using an app installed on the driver’s smartphone. “This is a natural extension to the load board services DAT has been providing for 40 years,” said Claude Pumilia, President of DA “As the […]

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Spot Truckload Rates Jump as Loads Rises 3.2%

Spot Truckload Rates Jump as Loads Rises 3.2%

| April 12, 2018

The number of loads on the DAT network of load boards increased 3.2% and load-to-truck ratios moved higher for all three equipment types during the week ending April 7.  Capacity on DAT load boards fell 2.7%. Fewer available trucks and more loads helped push national average spot truckload rates higher: Van: $2.24/mile, up 9 cents compared […]

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Carvana Expands in New England

Carvana Expands in New England

| April 12, 2018

Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying used cars, launched its free delivery service for customers in Boston, Worcester (Mass.), Manchester (N.H.) and Providence (R.I.). With the ability to shop more than 10,000 vehicles, finance, purchase, schedule as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery and even trade in their current car in as little as 10 minutes, Carvana is […]

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Teletrac Navman and Weather Telematics to Give Fleets Real-Time View of  Road Conditions

Teletrac Navman and Weather Telematics to Give Fleets Real-Time View of Road Conditions

| April 11, 2018

Teletrac Navman, global provider of location-based technology for GPS solutions, announced DIRECTOR Weather, a new API integration powered by Weather Telematics. Accessible within the Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR fleet management platform, this tool delivers real-time weather-based road conditions and predictive weather intelligence up to 6 hours in advance so dispatchers can be advised of delays and […]

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Tropos Motors Debuts New Street Sweeper Electric Compact Utility Vehicle

Tropos Motors Debuts New Street Sweeper Electric Compact Utility Vehicle

| April 11, 2018

Continuing to lead the street-legal, eCUV (electric compact utility vehicle) market in the United States, Tropos Motors has released the new ABLE Sweep. The new bed package transforms the standard Tropos ABLE eCUV into a nimble electric sweeper in a market where purpose made sweepers and sweeper units mounted on pick-up trucks are too large, and smaller ride-on machines lack the performance that […]

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Investment in Equipment and Software Projected to Grow 8.5%

Investment in Equipment and Software Projected to Grow 8.5%

| April 11, 2018

After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software will likely continue to strengthen in 2018 and is projected to expand 8.5 percent (down slightly from 9.1 percent in the Economic Outlook published in December) according to the Q2 update to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment […]

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Omnitracs  Announces New CTO and Chief Commercial Officer

Omnitracs Announces New CTO and Chief Commercial Officer

| April 11, 2018

Omnitracs, LLC, global leader in fleet management solutions for transportation and logistics companies, announced additions to the company’s executive team. Appointed as chief technology officer is Kent Norton, who comes from the safety and productivity solutions segment at Honeywell as a technology and engineering leader. He is joined by Greg Nelson, Omnitracs’ new chief commercial […]

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Truckers Can Share Safety Tips in New Contest

Truckers Can Share Safety Tips in New Contest

| April 11, 2018

In honor of April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Teletrac Navman, a GPS fleet management software provider, launched the #Truckers4Safety contest — inviting truckers to share their top road safety tips and a photo for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card. Truckers see the full range of driver behavior – their time […]

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