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Geotab Marketplace Goes to Voice Activation

Geotab Marketplace Goes to Voice Activation

| May 25, 2017

Geotab Marketplace, a growing source for tGPS fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions, will be embracing voice activation. The company is using technology from pdvWireless, a private wireless communications carrier and provider of mobile workforce management solutions. Called, DispatchPlus, the approach provides customers with instant voice communication via push-to-talk solutions, tools for field documentation and […]

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Ryder Launches Real-time Tracking, Matching, and Sharing of Truck Capacity

Ryder Launches Real-time Tracking, Matching, and Sharing of Truck Capacity

| May 23, 2017

Ryder System how announced the launch of Ryder NaviShare™, a cloud-based platform that provides real-time shipment visibility, predictive alerts, and exception dashboards. The technology is accessible through a customer-facing website and mobile application that utilizes cellular and GPS technology to link shippers with onboard vehicle technologies. The system is designed to provide real-time visibility and […]

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GPS Insight Launches Comprehensive ELD Solution for Complete Fleet Management

GPS Insight Launches Comprehensive ELD Solution for Complete Fleet Management

| May 18, 2017

GPS Insight, a leading technology provider of GPS vehicle and asset tracking solutions for commercial and government fleets, announced the launch of its new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution recently. The GPS Insight Hours of Service Solution comes to the market with a unique feature set that will streamline fleet management and ensure FMCSA compliance. […]

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People

Roadrunner Transportation Names Terence R. Rogers EVP and CFO

Roadrunner Transportation Names Terence R. Rogers EVP and CFO

| May 24, 2017

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, a leading asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics service provider, has announced that Terence R. Rogers has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Roadrunner, Rogers served for four years as chief financial officer for The Heico Companies, parent company for a diversified portfolio of over […]

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Shakeup at Ford as Jim Hackett Named CEO

Shakeup at Ford as Jim Hackett Named CEO

| May 22, 2017

With its stock price and sales growth under pressure, Ford Motor Company has named Jim Hackett as its new president and CEO. Hackett, 62, served as CEO of Steelcase, Interim Athletic Director at the University of Michigan and executive chairman of Ford Smart Mobility since March 2016. Reporting to Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Hackett will […]

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Kirsten Castillo Hall Named COO at GlobalTranz

Kirsten Castillo Hall Named COO at GlobalTranz

| May 22, 2017

GlobalTranz Enterprises, a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, has announced that Kirsten Castillo Hall has been named chief operating officer. Hall joins GlobalTranz as part of its recently announced acquisition of Logistics Planning Services (LPS), where she was chief executive officer. She brings 21 years of supply chain and operations management experience to her […]

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Fleet Maintenance

Stertil-Koni Manufacturing Plant Produces 7,500th Vehicle Lift in USA

Stertil-Koni Manufacturing Plant Produces 7,500th Vehicle Lift in USA

| May 18, 2017

Stertil-Koni USA, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, has announced that its U.S. manufacturing facility, Stertil ALM, located in Streator, Illinois, has recently produced its 7,500th unit made in the USA. Coming off the production line to achieve this historic milestone for the company was the ebright ST 1085 cabled mobile column lift – […]

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Drone Videography from Stertil-Koni Shows Dramatic Lifts at Port of Long Beach

Drone Videography from Stertil-Koni Shows Dramatic Lifts at Port of Long Beach

| April 19, 2017

Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced that the latest episode of its popular, customer-focused “We Care” video series incorporates advanced cinematography and editing technology to dramatically showcase a particularly unique customer application of the company’s award-winning lifting systems. In the latest installment of “We Care,” the customer under the spotlight is Long Beach […]

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Stertil-Koni Brings Touch Screen Console to Cabled Mobile Column Lifts

Stertil-Koni Brings Touch Screen Console to Cabled Mobile Column Lifts

| April 11, 2017

Heavy duty vehicle lift Stertil-Koni has announced that it is now shipping battery-operated cabled mobile column lifts with the company’s full-color, touch screen control technology, known as the ebright Smart Control System, to customers across North America First deployed on Stertil-Koni wireless mobile column lifts in 2015, the enhanced ebright Smart Control System provides intuitive, […]

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Fuel & Oil

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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Prices at Pump Remain Flat

Prices at Pump Remain Flat

| May 1, 2017

According to the latest Fleet News Daily report, fuel prices are moving mostly sideways recenty.  Currently the price of Regular nationwide is $2.385 vs. $2.419 one week ago and a bit up from $2.213 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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Toyota to Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems in Heavy Duty Truck Applications

Toyota to Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems in Heavy Duty Truck Applications

| April 21, 2017

Toyota Motor North America has unveiled a new initiative that its calls “Project Portal” – consisting of a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy duty truck use at the Port of Los Angeles. The approached was announced at a press conference with Port officials and representatives from California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the […]

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Wheels & Tires

New MotorCoach Tire for Long-haul and Regional All Position Applications

New MotorCoach Tire for Long-haul and Regional All Position Applications

| May 25, 2017

TP Commercial Solutions is launching the FH:01 MotorCoach tire for long-haul and regional all position applications geared towards the motor coach market. It ispart of the H:01 tire family under the Pirelli Brand of Radial Truck Tires, Agricultural Tires and Off-The Road Tires in the US and Canada. The FH:01 MotorCoach is an all position […]

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New Cooper Evolution H/T™ Tire for CUVs, SUVs and Light Duty Pickups

New Cooper Evolution H/T™ Tire for CUVs, SUVs and Light Duty Pickups

| May 8, 2017

Cooper Tire has a new all-season highway tire for crossover vehicles (CUV), sport utility vehicles (SUV), and light duty pickup trucks that offers premium tire features at a mid-range price point. The new Cooper Evolution H/T™ comes in 28 popular sizes to cover the growing CUV, SUV and light truck market and features an extended […]

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Accuride Reaches Agreement to Acquire KIC

Accuride Reaches Agreement to Acquire KIC

| May 1, 2017

Accuride Corporation – a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries –  has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire KIC LLC and certain of its affiliated entities. KIC, headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, is a leading supplier of wheel end components to the North American commercial vehicle […]

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Green

Ryder to Offer Renewable Diesel in San Francisco

Ryder to Offer Renewable Diesel in San Francisco

| May 15, 2017

Ryder has announced that it has begun to offer renewable diesel (RD) fuel, at its San Francisco, Calif. fueling facility. According to Chris Nordh, Ryder Director for Global Fuel Products, “Not to be confused with biodiesel, RD goes through a hydrotreating process instead of a transesterification process through which an ASTM D975 compliant diesel product […]

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Sacramento Pilot to Test 13 All-Electric School Buses

Sacramento Pilot to Test 13 All-Electric School Buses

| May 12, 2017

MotivPower Systems, in partnership with school bus manufacturer Trans Tech, is bringing Zero-emission school buses to the Sacramento region as local school districts lead the way in transitioning school bus fleets from diesel to all-electric. Elk Grove Unified School District and Twin Rivers Unified School District will be receiving buses thanks to a $7.5M grant […]

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BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

| May 4, 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has introduced its class 8 battery-electric refuse truck. According to the company, the new vehicle “represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100 percent battery electric.” BYD’s 10-ton payload refuse truck provides 76 miles of range with minimal […]

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Recent News

Rear View Safety Debuts Backup Camera for Chevy City Express Cargo Vans

Rear View Safety Debuts Backup Camera for Chevy City Express Cargo Vans

| May 26, 2017

Rear View Safety, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has introduced a backup camera system designed specifically for Chevy City Express Cargo Vans. The development builds on the company’s wide variety of vehicle specific products, including systems created for Ford, GMC, Jeep, Mercedes, Nissan, and Toyota. The RVS-924718-CE Backup Camera System for Chevy City […]

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Truck Tonnage Index Takes Surprising Drop of 2.5% in April

Truck Tonnage Index Takes Surprising Drop of 2.5% in April

| May 23, 2017

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 2.5% in April, following a 1.1% decline during March. (March’s percentage decrease was slightly more than reported in our press release on April 18, 2017.) In April, the index equaled 134 (2000=100), down from 137.4 in March. The all-time high was 142.7 […]

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Toyota Fleet Management Launches Car Sharing System in Australia

Toyota Fleet Management Launches Car Sharing System in Australia

| May 23, 2017

Toyota Fleet Management (TFM) has launched its new Car Sharing web-based scheduling, booking and reporting system — designed to make it easier for businesses to oversee and manage the use of their shared or pooled vehicles and get the most out of their fleet assets. The centralized Car Sharing system gives users total visibility of […]

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St. George Logistics Opens Specialty and Temperature Controlled Center in Miami-Dade

St. George Logistics Opens Specialty and Temperature Controlled Center in Miami-Dade

| May 23, 2017

St. George Logistics is opening a new state-of-the-art ocean and air container freight station (CFS) and specialized 3PL center in the hear of Miami-Dade, Florida. The company is North America’s largest provider of outsourced container freight station (CFS) services and a leading provider of value-added warehousing and distribution services. “Miami is becoming an important hub […]

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Enterprise Fleet Management Steps on Gas in Albuquerque

Enterprise Fleet Management Steps on Gas in Albuquerque

| May 23, 2017

The Albuquerque Housing Authority (AHA) in New Mexico is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to upgrade its fleet while also attempting to reduce costs. AHA reports that it expects to save $200,000 over the next 10 years. Enterprise is providing a mix of sedans, minivans, cargo vans and pickup trucks for use by AHA inspectors […]

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Anti-Toll Group Criticizes Secretary Chao on Infrastructure Remarks

Anti-Toll Group Criticizes Secretary Chao on Infrastructure Remarks

| May 22, 2017

Following remarks by Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on Wednesday, May 18, regarding Infrastructure Week and recent reports on the Trump Administration’s infrastructure plan, the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates issued a statement criticizes the approach. “We are very concerned about how heavily the not-yet-released Trump Administration’s transportation plan will rely upon public-private partnerships to fund […]

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Thomas Gilgen Named President of Masterpiece International

Thomas Gilgen Named President of Masterpiece International

| May 22, 2017

Magnate Worldwide (MWW), a premium asset-light logistics company, has announced Thomas Gilgen as President of newly-acquired Masterpiece International. Gilgen’s experience in logistics management spans over 20 years at companies including Weiss-Rohlig USA, Coca-Cola Switzerland, and Panalpina. Gilgen most recently was President of MWW, and the move will take him from Chicago to Masterpiece’s headquarters in […]

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Dana to Build Manufacturing Facility in Western China

Dana to Build Manufacturing Facility in Western China

| May 22, 2017

Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN), which in part focuses on the passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway markets, has announced that the company will build a new 7,500 square-meter (80,000 square-foot) manufacturing facility in Chongqing, China. Scheduled to open in late 2018, the plant will produce drive units with integrated Spicer® SmartConnect™ disconnecting all-wheel-drive (AWD) technology […]

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Class 8 Backlog Rises, Near Levels of April 2016

Class 8 Backlog Rises, Near Levels of April 2016

| May 19, 2017

Strong orders for Class 8 vehicles surpassed build in April, boosting industry backlogs to their best level since March 2016. The order strength in 2017 has largely been by the tractor daycab market. “In April, tractor daycab orders were up nearly 200% from year-ago levels, while year-to-date net order performance is up 92%,” noted Steve […]

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Hyundai Opens Massive Building Showcasing Automotive Culture in South Korea

Hyundai Opens Massive Building Showcasing Automotive Culture in South Korea

| May 19, 2017

Hyundai Motors has opened a nearly 700,000 square foot showcase building,  Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang, making it the the largest center for automotive culture in South Korea. Designed by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects and opened recently, it offers unique insights into the world of Hyundai. The approach is defined by three characteristic elements: Landscape, Vertical Green […]

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