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EROAD Integrates Truck Locator and HOS in McLeod Software

EROAD Integrates Truck Locator and HOS in McLeod Software

| September 19, 2017

EROAD, a global provider of fleet management, tax reporting and ELD compliance solutions, announced that real-time truck location and driver’s Hours of Service (HOS) data will be integrated with McLeod Software’s LoadMaster Symphony Mobile Communications and Dispatch modules. With the integration coming this fall, LoadMaster users can manage driver availability, plan routes to shorten travel […]

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Continental Debuts Remote Digital Tire Monitoring

Continental Debuts Remote Digital Tire Monitoring

| September 15, 2017

Continental is debuting a remote, digital tire monitoring platform at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 25-29. The platform, one of the first of its kind in the U.S. and Canadian markets, provides an efficient solution for remote tire monitoring of an entire fleet. Digital tire monitoring technology allows fleets […]

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DSi Mobile Releases Enhanced Transportation Management Solution

DSi Mobile Releases Enhanced Transportation Management Solution

| September 12, 2017

Dispatching Solutions has announced several key enhancements to its Transportation Management Solution (TMS). One key advance was the integration of Google Maps© through the solution.  This functionality provides improved capabilities in route planning and job site/equipment location mapping.  Users can integrate telematics information (latitude/longitude) to route vehicles to sites & equipment not listed on a […]

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People

Lineage Logistics Appoints Matthew Hardt New CFO

Lineage Logistics Appoints Matthew Hardt New CFO

| September 18, 2017

Lineage Logistics, LLC, a leading international warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove Capital, LLC, announced that Matthew Hardt has been appointed to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Hardt joins Lineage from Cooper Standard Automotive, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “With an extensive background in global business […]

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Tiger Cool Express Appoints Steve Van Kirk New CEO

Tiger Cool Express Appoints Steve Van Kirk New CEO

| September 15, 2017

Tiger Cool Express (TCX) announced that Steve Van Kirk will lead TCX as its new CEO.  Van Kirk is replacing Tom Finkbiner, current CEO of TCX, effective immediately. Prior to joining TCX, Van Kirk was President of Swift Intermodal, a position he held for five years.  He also spent twelve years at Schneider National leading […]

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JB Kendrick Joins Kapsch TrafficCom as SVP Sales & Business Development

JB Kendrick Joins Kapsch TrafficCom as SVP Sales & Business Development

| September 11, 2017

Kapsch TrafficCom, a provider of intelligent transportation systems, announced that JB Kendrick has joined the company’s North American Sales & Business Development team in the role of Senior Vice President. She will be responsible for  Sales & Business Development, Bid Management & Proposal, and Project Estimation. Kendrick joins Kapsch with over 20 years of experience […]

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Fleet Maintenance

Mesilla Valley Transportation Fleet Taps Auxiliary Solar System for 1,000 Vehicles

Mesilla Valley Transportation Fleet Taps Auxiliary Solar System for 1,000 Vehicles

| August 9, 2017

Mesilla Valley Transportation is going green — having recently purchased nearly 1,000 eNow auxiliary solar power system energy systems for its fleet of Navistar trucks. Recently, Navistar’s SuperTruck program demonstration vehicle exceeded the improvement goals set by the Department of Energy for the SuperTruck program: achieving a freight efficiency improvement of 104% compared to the […]

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Preventing Carbon Deposits in Diesel Engines a Rolling Concern

Preventing Carbon Deposits in Diesel Engines a Rolling Concern

| July 21, 2017

As fleet operators know, carbon deposit buildup on diesel engine components such as piston heads, fuel injectors and intake valves is a bigger problem than it is for gasoline engines. There is a federal requirement that certain detergents be added to gasoline at the refinery itself, but there is no such mandate for adding detergents […]

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Stertil-Koni Vehicle Lifts Star in New Video Featuring Top Construction Firm

Stertil-Koni Vehicle Lifts Star in New Video Featuring Top Construction Firm

| July 18, 2017

Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni has announced that the latest episode of its popular, customer-focused “We Care” video series incorporates advanced cinematography and editing technology to dramatically showcase a new, state-of-the-art maintenance facility located in Plainfield, New Jersey that utilizes the company’s award-winning vehicle lifting systems. In the latest installment of “We Care,” the […]

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Fuel & Oil

GasBuddy App Promises Discount for all U.S. Drivers on Each Gallon Pumped

GasBuddy App Promises Discount for all U.S. Drivers on Each Gallon Pumped

| August 29, 2017

A new smartphone app from GasBuddy reportedly will provide U.S. drivers with a discount off of virtually every gallon of gas they will ever purchase. The scale is huge. There are more than 200 million drivers in the U.S., spending more than $315 billion on gasoline each year. Using Pay with GasBuddy, these U.S. consumers, […]

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Two-Step Fuel Additive Treatment to Improve Diesel Engine Performance

Two-Step Fuel Additive Treatment to Improve Diesel Engine Performance

| August 10, 2017

Lubrication Specialties Inc., manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret fuel and oil additives, has debuted a new two-step fuel additive treatment plan developed to work with all diesel engines, light, medium and heavy-duty, for both import and domestic vehicles. Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Extreme, is formulated as a top-tier lubricity additive, moisture dispersant and fuel stabilizer […]

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Mesilla Valley Transportation Fleet Taps Auxiliary Solar System for 1,000 Vehicles

Mesilla Valley Transportation Fleet Taps Auxiliary Solar System for 1,000 Vehicles

| August 9, 2017

Mesilla Valley Transportation is going green — having recently purchased nearly 1,000 eNow auxiliary solar power system energy systems for its fleet of Navistar trucks. Recently, Navistar’s SuperTruck program demonstration vehicle exceeded the improvement goals set by the Department of Energy for the SuperTruck program: achieving a freight efficiency improvement of 104% compared to the […]

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Wheels & Tires

New Low Rolling-resistance Retread for Wide-base, Drive-position Tires from Oliver

New Low Rolling-resistance Retread for Wide-base, Drive-position Tires from Oliver

| September 15, 2017

Oliver Rubber Company, LLC, (Oliver) has announced the launch of the Oliver Ultra Low Profile (ULP) Vantage Drive, a new SmartWay®-verified, wide-base, drive-axle position retread for line haul and regional commercial-truck applications. Designed to deliver superior traction and wear, it is well suited for 18-wheel vehicles. “Keeping America’s goods and freight moving is critical for […]

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Continental Debuts Remote Digital Tire Monitoring

Continental Debuts Remote Digital Tire Monitoring

| September 15, 2017

Continental is debuting a remote, digital tire monitoring platform at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 25-29. The platform, one of the first of its kind in the U.S. and Canadian markets, provides an efficient solution for remote tire monitoring of an entire fleet. Digital tire monitoring technology allows fleets […]

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Maxion and Michelin Try for Pothole Resistant Wheel and Tire

Maxion and Michelin Try for Pothole Resistant Wheel and Tire

| September 13, 2017

A new technology, developed by Michelin and Maxion Wheels for the passenger car wheel market, incorporates two flexible rubber flanges mounted on a special wheel body to create a flexible wheel that is designed to improve the ride and comfort and also absorbs impacts from potholes and curbs. The new wheel is compatible with all […]

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Green

MA State Agencies Boost Bolt-on Hybrid Technology to 52 Fleet Vehicles

MA State Agencies Boost Bolt-on Hybrid Technology to 52 Fleet Vehicles

| September 19, 2017

XL Hybrids, a leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced that its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System will be installed in 52 vehicles that serve five Massachusetts state agency fleets. The hybrid-electric vehicles will be deployed at the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Department of Correction, Department […]

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Daimler Scores First U.S. Customer for Electric Delivery Truck — UPS

Daimler Scores First U.S. Customer for Electric Delivery Truck — UPS

| September 18, 2017

UPS  announced it will place in service three medium-duty electric trucks from Daimler Trucks Fuso brand, called the eCanter, becoming the first commercial customer in the U.S. to use this series-produced vehicle. The new EV trucks build on UPS’s Rolling Laboratory fleet of more than 8,500 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. “At UPS, we constantly evaluate […]

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Tesla Plans to Unveil Electric Semi Truck

Tesla Plans to Unveil Electric Semi Truck

| September 15, 2017

Tesla is on the verge of entering a new market, moving beyond its bread and butter business of high-end electric sedans and crossovers into the world of heavy-duty electric semi trucks. Following recent pushes from regulators in China, Europe and California who want auto and truck manufactures to deliver a broader range of zero-emission vehicles, […]

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Recent News

Celadon Group Completes Disposition of Flatbed Division

Celadon Group Completes Disposition of Flatbed Division

| September 19, 2017

Celadon Group, Inc. announced that it has completed the disposition of substantially all assets associated with its flatbed trucking division to a subsidiary of PS Logistics, LLC. The Flatbed Division assets include leased and owned trailers. Additionally, the purchaser will enter into contracts covering up to 100 independent contractor flatbed drivers, hire certain flatbed company […]

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Amazon Announces Third Fulfillment Center for Portland

Amazon Announces Third Fulfillment Center for Portland

| September 19, 2017

Amazon.com has announced plans to open its third Oregon fulfillment center in Portland, which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. The company recently announced an upcoming fulfillment center in Troutdale and Salem, in addition to the existing sort center in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland. With the three upcoming fulfillment centers, Amazon […]

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Cool Stuff: Remote Control Refrigerated Trailers Now Rolling

Cool Stuff: Remote Control Refrigerated Trailers Now Rolling

| September 19, 2017

  Reefer technology has just gotten a lot cooler thank to Coretex, a leader in Active Fleet Management Solutions,  which has announced that McLeod users will soon be able to remotely control their refrigerated trailers from within LoadMaster operational screens. The new two-way interactive portal allows specified users to remotely manage a wide-range of refrigerated […]

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Driver Risk Management Group in South Africa Partners with Driver Training Provider

Driver Risk Management Group in South Africa Partners with Driver Training Provider

| September 18, 2017

AlertDriving announced its partnership with Fleetkor, a leading driver risk and fleet management company based in South Africa. As a certified Advantage Channel Partner, Fleetkor will now have access to FleetDefense, an extensive driver risk management solution. The goal of this partnership focuses on services offered by Fleetkor that help clients save time, money and […]

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Geotab Launches New GO8 Telematics Device with Connectivity on LTE Networks

Geotab Launches New GO8 Telematics Device with Connectivity on LTE Networks

| September 18, 2017

Geotab, a pioneer in smart transportation and telematics technology, announced the launch of the new GO8 LTE fleet management device. The GO8 offers advanced GPS technology, G-force monitoring, Geotab IOX™ expandability, engine and battery health assessments, and in-vehicle audible driver coaching.  The latest Geotab device is designed for fleet management applications and provides customers with […]

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Why Small Fleets Fear Mandated Electronic Logs

Why Small Fleets Fear Mandated Electronic Logs

| September 18, 2017

Federal and state officials have given truckers until December to install electronic monitors that track their time on the road. The new devices are meant to make highways safer by keeping drivers from overshooting the hours they can drive. With this in mind, some truckers who get paid by the mile could see their incomes […]

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NJ TRANSIT Leases 100 Vehicles, Slashes Maintenance Budget

NJ TRANSIT Leases 100 Vehicles, Slashes Maintenance Budget

| September 15, 2017

Looking for a new, more efficient approach, NJ Transit has spent nearly 10 percent less to maintain a newer, non-revenue vehicle fleet in FY 2017– all by adding strategic leasing to its vehicle acquisition model On average, a NJ TRANSIT light-duty truck remained in service for at least 11 years, accruing at least 120,000 miles, […]

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Combatting the Industry’s Driver Shortage

Combatting the Industry’s Driver Shortage

| September 14, 2017

By: Randy Swart, COO of A. Duie Pyle With the economy continuing to gain strength across the country and unemployment rates shrinking, industries are struggling to recruit and retain employees.  The growing shortage of truck drivers remains a huge hurdle for the transportation industry. There are many factors contributing to the current driver shortage with […]

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Department Of Transportation Reveals General Guidelines For Self-Driving Cars

Department Of Transportation Reveals General Guidelines For Self-Driving Cars

| September 14, 2017

The Department of Transportation unveiled its revised guidelines on automated driving systems, outlining its recommended — but not mandatory — best practices for companies developing self-driving cars. In a statement released Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said, “We can look forward to a future with fewer traffic fatalities and increased mobility for all Americans.” Compared […]

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AlertDriving Aligns With AutoCorp

AlertDriving Aligns With AutoCorp

| September 14, 2017

AlertDriving announced a partnership with AutoCorp, an Argentine company known for vehicle rentals and fleet management services. As a certified ADvantage Channel Partner, AutoCorp adds FleetDefenseSM, a robust driver risk management program, to its list of services aimed at providing clientele with a complete mobility solution. Along with vehicle rentals and fleet management services, AutoCorp […]

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