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MiX Telematics Asset Manager Helps Trucking Fleets Track Assets in Real Time

MiX Telematics Asset Manager Helps Trucking Fleets Track Assets in Real Time

| September 22, 2017

  MiX Telematics, a leading provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, announced the release of MiX Asset Manager, a multi-faceted solution that gives trucking fleets visibility into the location of all types of assets as they move around among worksites and depots. MiX Asset Manager offers protection for mobile and fixed assets (such […]

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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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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

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Expected to Rise 50%

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Expected to Rise 50%

| September 21, 2017

A new report anticipates that plug-in electric vehicle sales in North America will rise 50% over 2016 levels.  While PEV sales are expected to grow quickly in states with zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) mandates, states and provinces with desirable PEV incentives, less stringent vehicle capability and range requirements, and positive demographic characteristics related to PEVs are […]

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Interest in Electric Trucks and Tractors Rolls Big

Interest in Electric Trucks and Tractors Rolls Big

| September 20, 2017

Following a quarter heavily driven by automated manual transmissions, the third quarter of 2017 has been focused to electric power, according to reports from Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates. Three different companies have recently made significant announcements in the electric vehicle industry: Cummins Inc. stunned the trucking industry with the launch of […]

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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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Recent News

Bendix Delivers Copper-Free Brakes

Bendix Delivers Copper-Free Brakes

| September 22, 2017

MAT Holdings, Inc. announces the launch of the Bendix Brakes brand Premium product line, which offers comprehensive coverage for late model vehicles. The Bendix Premium line includes automotive brake pads, discs, shoes and complete brake shoe kits, and leads the industry in quality and ease of installation. Bendix Premium line of friction products features copper-free […]

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U.S. Army Extends FMTV Contract Pricing and Awards Oshkosh $260.1 Million Order

U.S. Army Extends FMTV Contract Pricing and Awards Oshkosh $260.1 Million Order

| September 22, 2017

Talk about big, heavy duty fleets: Oshkosh Defense, LLC, announced that the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has modified the A1P2 requirements contract for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), to establish the eighth, ninth and tenth Order Years’ pricing, at an estimated value of $466 million. […]

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SAKOR Technologies Provides Dynamometer Testing System to Hyundai Mobis

SAKOR Technologies Provides Dynamometer Testing System to Hyundai Mobis

| September 22, 2017

SAKOR Technologies, Inc., a leader in high-performance dynamometer systems, announced that it provided a complete dynamometer testing system for electric steering systems manufactured by Hyundai Mobis, the world’s sixth largest Tier 1 supplier. The dynamometer system will be used by the corporate engineering group in South Korea for engineering validation and performance evaluation of electric […]

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Owner Operator Survey Shows Preference for Mobile Devices

Owner Operator Survey Shows Preference for Mobile Devices

| September 22, 2017

Sleek Fleet LLC has announced the results of a survey of owner operators looking at current methods of connecting to the internet and acquiring loads as well as functionality preferences. The survey found that owner drivers in the U.S. transportation industry are willing to embrace mobile technology and want solutions that directly connect them to […]

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Prop Shaft Supply Acquired by Machine Service, Inc.

Prop Shaft Supply Acquired by Machine Service, Inc.

| September 22, 2017

Prop Shaft Supply, Inc., based in Elkhorn, Wisconsin has been acquired by Machine Service, Inc. (MSI), based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The sale was finalized Aug. 1. Prop Shaft Supply is a 17-year old firm that engineers and manufactures driveshafts, and related components, serving worldwide industrial and transportation OEMs. The company markets an extensive portfolio […]

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Jacobs Manufactures 7 Millionth Engine Brake

Jacobs Manufactures 7 Millionth Engine Brake

| September 21, 2017

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a world leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engine retarding systems and valve actuation mechanisms, announces the sale of its 7 millionth engine brake and that it will be displaying its latest technologies at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV). While 31 years passed before Jacobs sold its one […]

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A&R Logistics Boosts Driver Pay Up to 10%

A&R Logistics Boosts Driver Pay Up to 10%

| September 21, 2017

A&R Logistics, one of the largest dry bulk carriers in North America, announced that  it has increased driver pay effective October 1, 2017 whereby company driver pay will be increased by up to an additional 10% per loaded mile. Steve Brantley, Sr. Vice-President of Terminal Operations, said “Over the past year A&R has focused on […]

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Truckstop.com Offers LTL Cargo Insurance Coverage

Truckstop.com Offers LTL Cargo Insurance Coverage

| September 21, 2017

Truckstop.com has introduced a less-than-truckload (LTL) option for its CargoShield insurance product. Called CargoShield, the approach provides transactional, shipper’s interest cargo coverage, protecting freight from origin to destination for $12 per load. “This policy provides ‘shipper’s interest’ coverage and is not supplemental or contingent insurance makes it an even greater value to our customers,” said […]

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Net Trailer Orders in August Up 8% from July and Even with Last Year

Net Trailer Orders in August Up 8% from July and Even with Last Year

| September 20, 2017

ACT’s preliminary estimate for August net trailer orders is 15,600 units. “The strong order pace we’ve seen throughout this year eased a bit in August. While dry vans and reefers did post good numbers, those increases were a bit softer than seen in recent months,” said Frank Maly, ACT’s Director of CV Transportation Analysis and […]

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Omnitracs Completes Acquisition of Shaw Tracking

Omnitracs Completes Acquisition of Shaw Tracking

| September 20, 2017

Omnitracs, LLC, a leader in fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, announced the completion of its acquisition of the assets of Shaw Tracking, a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. and a major fleet management solutions provider in Canada. The assets of Shaw Tracking will now be integrated into the Omnitracs product and service […]

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