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Distracted Driving Detection Added to Geotab Marketplace

Distracted Driving Detection Added to Geotab Marketplace

| July 25, 2017

Open source telematics platform Geotab has added Nauto’s artificial intelligence-powered fleet safety video system to its Marketplace. Customers can now access Nauto’s Driver Distraction detection abilities and other sophisticated and precise features directly within the Marketplace platform. Here’s how it works: Nauto is a data platform for safer roads, powered by artificial intelligence and an […]

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Autonomous Vehicle Maker NAVYA to Open First U.S. Plant in Michigan

Autonomous Vehicle Maker NAVYA to Open First U.S. Plant in Michigan

| July 21, 2017

In a joint announcement, NAVYA with project collaborators Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Ann Arbor SPARK announce that its Michigan plant will be located in the city of Saline, Michigan with a 20,000+ sq. ft. facility. NAVYA plans to build approximately 25 of its ARMA fully autonomous shuttle vehicles at the plant before the […]

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Omnitracs Unveils ELD Solution with FMCSA

Omnitracs Unveils ELD Solution with FMCSA

| July 19, 2017

Fleet management solution provider Omnitracs had announced it has completed testing on an electronic logging device (ELD) solution that meets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s ELD Mandate, which goes into effect on Dec. 18, 2017. Omnitracs offers an application package for its telematics devices that tracks Hours of Service (HOS), a key component […]

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People

Together for Safer Roads Names David Braunstein As President

Together for Safer Roads Names David Braunstein As President

| July 19, 2017

Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of global private sector companies, announced that David Braunstein will join TSR as presiden. Braunstein is a seasoned business leader with deep global and emerging technologies experience within the private sector. Braunstein brings more than 20 years of corporate experience to TSR. Previously, he served as industry innovation […]

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Deval Joshi Named Director of Program Management

Deval Joshi Named Director of Program Management

| July 10, 2017

Deval Joshi has been named director of program management for VIPAR Heavy Duty effective immediately. Joshi joined VIPAR Heavy Duty in January 2017 and most recently served as senior program manager. In his new role, Joshi will be responsible for leading the organization’s program management team in fulfilling its role in the five-year growth plan […]

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Nadeem Moiz Named EVP and CFO at Superior Industries

Nadeem Moiz Named EVP and CFO at Superior Industries

| July 5, 2017

Superior Industries International, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aluminum wheels, has announced the appointment of Nadeem Moiz to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Superior, Moiz was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Direct ChassisLink Inc., a portfolio company of private equity firm EQT and a leading […]

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Fleet Maintenance

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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Preventing Carbon Deposits in Diesel Engines a Rolling Concern

Preventing Carbon Deposits in Diesel Engines a Rolling Concern

| July 16, 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 Promotes Hans Herrera to Service Manager

Stertil-Koni Promotes Hans Herrera to Service Manager

| June 14, 2017

Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni has announced that Hans Herrera has been promoted to Service Manager. He previously served as a Service Technician, a position he held since 2015. In his new post, Herrera brings an extensive technical background, a keen eye for problem-solving and a strong, practical familiarity with hydraulics and vehicle lifts to […]

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Fuel & Oil

Gas Prices Down Some More

Gas Prices Down Some More

| July 2, 2017

According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices moved down slightly recently. This week, the price of Regular nationwide was $2.2234 vs. $2.2265 one week ago and $2.278 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was a bit of the reverse.  One gallon of Diesel stands at $2.441 vs. $2.456 last […]

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Prices at Pump Remain Flat

Prices at Pump Remain Flat

| May 30, 2017

According to the latest Fleet News Daily report, fuel prices are moving mostly sideways recenty.  Currently the price of Regular nationwide is $2.368 vs. $2.361 one week ago and a bit up from $2.323 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was a bit of the same. One gallon of […]

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Agility Fuel Acquires Certain propane assets of CleanFUEL USA

Agility Fuel Acquires Certain propane assets of CleanFUEL USA

| May 12, 2017

Agility Fuel Solutions has announced that its recently-formed Powertrain Systems business unit has acquired the assets of CleanFUEL USA, a leading provider of liquid-injection propane fuel systems for commercial vehicles, as well as propane autogas dispensers and refueling equipment. Agility’s Powertrain Systems business unit is also hiring key employees of CleanFUEL USA and will add […]

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Wheels & Tires

New Michelin X Multi D Tire Features Regenerating Tread Tire for Vocational Use

New Michelin X Multi D Tire Features Regenerating Tread Tire for Vocational Use

| June 27, 2017

Michelin has introduced the MICHELIN® X® MultiTM D, a regional drive-position tire, for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage and other demanding vocational segments. The MICHELIN X Multi D is a versatile tire designed with an advanced regenerating tread that provides water evacuation and traction throughout the life of the tire while […]

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Roadmaster Brand from Cooper Tires Turns 10

Roadmaster Brand from Cooper Tires Turns 10

| June 23, 2017

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company’s introduction of the Roadmaster line of truck tires. “Roadmaster began with four tire lines and now we offer commercial tires for nearly every application – long haul, regional, mixed service, pick-up and delivery, and bus,” said Gary Schroeder, Director of Cooper’s truck and […]

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New Pirelli Brands Premium Tire for Long Haul Drive Market

New Pirelli Brands Premium Tire for Long Haul Drive Market

| June 13, 2017

Pirelli has launched Pentathlon D, its first tire in the Pentathlon product family, one dedicated to premium long haul drive applications in North America. After a successful pilot phase of extensive testing, research and development, Pentathlon D is one of the latest tires to launch from TP Commercial Solutions, an entity of the Pirelli Brand […]

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Green

Will Europe will Overtake U.S. in Electric and Hybrid Cars?

Will Europe will Overtake U.S. in Electric and Hybrid Cars?

| July 25, 2017

In the race for producing and selling green vehicles a new report suggests that Europe may overtake the U.S. in terms of electric and hybrid cars. Consider this: The hybrid and electric cars market has seen strong growth globally as countries work to meet ambitious CO2 targets, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) […]

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Global Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Development to Soar

Global Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Development to Soar

| July 25, 2017

Talk about an electric market: A new report from Navigant Research that analyzes the global market for plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging equipment sales says that the PEV market is entering a new phase thanks to battery cost declines, making way for longer-range PEVs and a wider range of vehicle body types. This shift is […]

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Use of Bolt-on Hybrid Technology Broadens

Use of Bolt-on Hybrid Technology Broadens

| July 24, 2017

With a goal of saving fuel — particularly for stop-start commercial vehicles, such as delivery vans and urban transit buses — leading universities, municipalities and national parks are among the latest fleet customers to deploy bolt-on hybrid technology. On leader in fleet electrification, XL Hybrids, has recently announced that leading fleets are tapping its XL3 […]

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Recent News

PartCycle.com Launches Enhanced E-commerce Platform

PartCycle.com Launches Enhanced E-commerce Platform

| July 25, 2017

PartCycle Technologies has launched its enhanced e-Commerce platform, PartCycle.com, with the intent of making it easier for automotive dealerships to get the parts they need for their service vehicles and provide their customers with economical part options in service quotes. “We see customers who need to fix their car, but simply cannot afford the new […]

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Bulova Technologies Group Announces Acquisition of  New Jersey Trucking Company

Bulova Technologies Group Announces Acquisition of New Jersey Trucking Company

| July 24, 2017

Bulova Technologies Group, Inc. (BTGI) has announced the completion of the acquisition of Big Red LTL Transport, Inc., a New Jersey based trucking company with 27 trucks, 38 refrigerated trailers and 38 customers with hubs in both Netcong, New Jersey and Chicago, Illinois. The purchase was financed by Peoples Bank, a new lender to the […]

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FleetPride Opens First New Orleans Location

FleetPride Opens First New Orleans Location

| July 24, 2017

FleetPride, the nation’s largest independent distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, recently opened its first branch in the New Orleans metropolitan area. This branch is FleetPride’s third location in Louisiana, bringing its southeastern U.S. network to 64 locations. “Adding New Orleans to the FleetPride footprint represents our commitment to growth,” said Jason Price, […]

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FedEx Freight Drivers Reject Teamsters in Pennsylvania

FedEx Freight Drivers Reject Teamsters in Pennsylvania

| July 20, 2017

FedEx Freight, a leader in less-than-truckload transportation, has announced that city and road drivers in Croydon, Pa., voted to decertify the Teamsters union as their bargaining representative. These election results come less than two weeks after drivers at the FedEx Freight location in Charlotte, N.C., also voted the Teamsters union ou

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CX North America Releases Mobile App for Monitoring Driver and Shipment Status

CX North America Releases Mobile App for Monitoring Driver and Shipment Status

| July 20, 2017

CX North America Information Services, a leader in freight collaboration solutions for the transportation industry, has announced the availability of the Freight Vision Mobile App, a new product designed to give a range of users, especially at the management level, visibility over the status of their freight operations any time and any where. Nicknamed the […]

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Spot Truckload Freight Demand Up, Rates Don’t Follow Suit

Spot Truckload Freight Demand Up, Rates Don’t Follow Suit

| July 20, 2017

The spot truckload freight market returned to pre-holiday activity levels during the week ending July 15 as the number of posted loads increased 35% and truck posts added 28%, said DAT Solutions. Higher demand for capacity did not lead to higher rates, however, absent the urgency to move goods ahead of the Fourth of July […]

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North America Class 8 Production Rises Again in June

North America Class 8 Production Rises Again in June

| July 20, 2017

North America Class 8 production reached a 19-month high again in June following the stronger orders earlier this year. “Annualized, June’s per-day production rate equals a full-year production of almost 270,000,” said Steve Tam, ACT Research’s Vice President. With orders moderating into the “soft season” and build ramping up, Class 8 backlogs are in decline. […]

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Sleek Fleet Launches Solution to Connect Truck Drivers With Shippers

Sleek Fleet Launches Solution to Connect Truck Drivers With Shippers

| July 20, 2017

Sleek Fleet.com which strives to connect professional Owner Operators to large shippers has debuted the official launch of its web- and mobile-enabled freight marketplace solution. The company maintains a database of verified drivers, with full driving histories, insurance information and more, and handles all transactions, paying drivers within four hours of proper paperwork submission. Initially […]

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NAFA Unveils New, Redesigned Website

NAFA Unveils New, Redesigned Website

| July 19, 2017

Check out NAFA’s new, completed redesigned website:  www.nafa.org . The group notes that it is designed to provide more value to the memberships and visitors. Touting mobile-responsive, easy-to-navigate layout, the website provides users with advanced functionality and enhanced content. “The clean, modern look of the redesigned www.nafa.org brings first-time visitors and frequent users alike a superior showcase […]

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OOIDA Supports Delay in ELD Mandate for 2 Years

OOIDA Supports Delay in ELD Mandate for 2 Years

| July 19, 2017

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has express support for U.S. Representative Brian Babin (R-TX-36) for introducing legislation that would delay an electronic logging (ELD) mandate for two years. OOIDA says, among other problems, there are too many unanswered questions about the technical specifications and enforcement guidelines of the mandate, warranting a delay of implementation […]

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