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Connected Fleet News

High-Speed Ethernet Connectivity Coming to Cars and Trucks

High-Speed Ethernet Connectivity Coming to Cars and Trucks

| December 11, 2017

In a continuing effort to support the future of connected mobility — cars, trucks and vans — Molex will unveil its latest solution at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, consisting of a 10 Gbps automotive Ethernet backbone solution that fully integrates highly reliable signal integrity, prioritization, scalability and security. As a leading supplier […]

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Chevin Tops Off Big Year in Fleet Management Software

Chevin Tops Off Big Year in Fleet Management Software

| December 7, 2017

As 2017 rolls to a close, fleet management software provider, Chevin Fleet Solutions, has notched some major milestones. First, the company achieved a 47% business growth in its business across North America, now supporting 380+ clients with 1,000,000+ vehicles globally. The company also celebrated its 27th anniversary. Additional 2017 highlights include a new partnership with […]

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ZED Connect ELD-Compliance Solution for  Smaller Commercial Vehicles

ZED Connect ELD-Compliance Solution for Smaller Commercial Vehicles

| December 5, 2017

ZED Connect has announced the expansion of its line of ELD-compliance plug-and-play logging devices with the debut of an OBDII 16-pin adapter developed specifically for smaller commercial vehicles and vocational work trucks requiring compliance to the FMCSA Electronic Logging Device mandate. ZED Connect’s simple and low-cost electronic logging device meets new federal requirements while minimizing […]

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People

Allison Transmission Name Otto Szalavari Managing Director Global Marketing

Allison Transmission Name Otto Szalavari Managing Director Global Marketing

| December 11, 2017

Allison Transmission has announced the promotion of Otto Szalavari to managing director of global marketing. “During his short period of time with Allison, Otto has more than proven his ability to tackle challenges and generate results,” said John Coll, senior vice president for global marketing, sales and service. “I look forward to watching him lead […]

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Martin Weissburg Named President of Mack Trucks

Martin Weissburg Named President of Mack Trucks

| December 8, 2017

Martin Weissburg, currently President of Volvo Construction Equipment, will become President of Mack Trucks effective June 1, 2018, in which capacity he will continue to be a member of the Executive Board for the Volvo Group. Weissburg was born in 1962, and has served as President of Volvo Construction Equipment since 2014. He joined the […]

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Preston Appoints Jim Amerio New VP of North American Sales

Preston Appoints Jim Amerio New VP of North American Sales

| December 7, 2017

Prestone, a leader in under-the-hood chemicals, ahas hired Jim Amerio as its Vice President of North American Sales. Amerio joins Prestone with more than 25 years of sales experience and will drive the brand’s profitable volume and share growth. He will take on the role of motivating and leading sales teams and capabilities, while building […]

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Fleet Maintenance

Why Your Brake Fluid May Need Conditioner

Why Your Brake Fluid May Need Conditioner

| December 4, 2017

Wondering if you should treat your brake fluid? Here’s what’s important: Brake fluid has been known to deteriorate before manufacturer-recommended brake service intervals (which are sometimes nonexistent). When that happens, brake system components are more vulnerable to rust. Then your vehicle’s stopping ability is determined by the effectiveness of rusted brake parts. The stakes are […]

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Ryder Unveils Newly Built Maintenance Facility in Charlotte, NC

Ryder Unveils Newly Built Maintenance Facility in Charlotte, NC

| November 30, 2017

Ryder System, Inc, a leader in commercial fleet management, has unveiled its new state-of-the-art maintenance facility in Charlotte, N.C. –engineered with expanded capabilities to provide maintenance to a broad range of diesel and advanced fuel vehicles. The facility features five new drive-through commercial service bays, and a half-size vehicle service bay, that are all natural […]

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New Heavy-Duty Tire Changers from Rotary

New Heavy-Duty Tire Changers from Rotary

| November 29, 2017

Rotary, a member of the Vehicle Service Group, has introduced a full line of heavy-duty tire changers designed to help technicians quickly change tires on virtually any vehicle – including trucks, buses and agricultural equipment – in the shop or on the road. They are available in three models. R501N Speed Changer HD: Able to […]

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Fuel & Oil

Gas Prices Down Slightly

Gas Prices Down Slightly

| December 11, 2017

According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices moved down slightly recently. This week, the price of Regular nationwide was $2.474 vs. $2.490 one week ago but up from $2.198 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was a bit similar.  One gallon of Diesel stands at $2.840 vs. $2.841 last […]

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Gas Prices Up

Gas Prices Up

| November 22, 2017

According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices moved up recently. This week, the price of Regular nationwide was $2.526 vs. $2.457 one month  ago and $2.131 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was a similar.  One gallon of Diesel stands at $2.837 vs. $2.730 last month and $2.384 last […]

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New Synthetic Engine Oil Promises Added Protection and Diesel Fuel Economy

New Synthetic Engine Oil Promises Added Protection and Diesel Fuel Economy

| November 10, 2017

A new fully synthetic engine oil is touting added protection and fuel economy. Called TOTAL QUARTZ INEO LONG LIFE 0W-20 with ART (Age Resistance Technology), it is formulated to meet the ACEA C5 international standards and technical requirements of manufacturers such as Volkswagen and Porsche. The company claims it is “21% more efficient against sludge […]

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Wheels & Tires

Yokohama Tire Adds New, SmartWay-Verified  Long-Haul Drive Tire

Yokohama Tire Adds New, SmartWay-Verified Long-Haul Drive Tire

| December 6, 2017

Yokohama Tire Corporation has launched an all-new, fuel-efficient long-haul drive tire, the TY577 MC2, now available in the United States. The SmartWay-verified TY577 MC2 comes in sizes 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5, and is also offered in 16-ply construction. “The TY577 MC2 delivers it all: exceptional traction, long even wear, superior durability, low rolling resistance […]

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Continental Releases New Retread for Spread Axle Trailers

Continental Releases New Retread for Spread Axle Trailers

| December 4, 2017

The Conti Hybrid HT3, optimized for spread axle trailer applications in long haul and regional delivery, will be available this month as a matching ContiTread™ retread. The ContiTread™ Hybrid HT3 features a new and improved wing design for added protection in high scrub applications. Like the tire, the retread features an advanced tread compound designed […]

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NTB Tire Continues Expansion

NTB Tire Continues Expansion

| November 28, 2017

The NTB® Tire & Service Centers (NTB) brand is on a roll — having aggressively expanded over the past two years and opened 27 new NTB locations and relocated four (4) over the past 20 months. What’s more, the company will open an additional seven (7) stores over the next five months. NTB provides a […]

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Green

Consumers Union Says EPA Plan for Toyota to Review Management a Conflict of Interest

Consumers Union Says EPA Plan for Toyota to Review Management a Conflict of Interest

| December 11, 2017

In testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt revealed a plan to invite Toyota Motor Company to assist in overhauling the internal management practices at the agency. Responding to what he has called a “clear conflict of interest,” David Friedman, director of cars and product policy and […]

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Nestle Sweetens Propane Autogas Fleet by Adding 400 Delivery Trucks

Nestle Sweetens Propane Autogas Fleet by Adding 400 Delivery Trucks

| December 11, 2017

Nestlé Waters North America is going even greener, deploying more than 400 additional medium-duty ReadyRefresh℠ beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The company now operates nearly 600 of these alternatively fueled trucks, which make up about 30 percent of its total North American fleet. Noted Bill Ardis, national fleet manager for its ReadyRefresh business […]

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Meritor to Invest in TransPower for EV Platforms

Meritor to Invest in TransPower for EV Platforms

| December 11, 2017

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) has announced a strategic investment in TransPower, a leader in electrification technologies for large commercial vehicles. California-based TransPower supplies integrated drive systems, full electric truck solutions and energy-storage subsystems to major manufacturers of trucks, school buses, refuse vehicles and terminal tractors. The company has been focused exclusively on developing electrical drive […]

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Recent News

Alcohol Screening Shifts to Autonomous Kiosks: For Real

Alcohol Screening Shifts to Autonomous Kiosks: For Real

| December 11, 2017

Testing for alcohol has gone high tech and is shifting to automation. Consider this: Minneapolis-based Precision Kiosk Technologies announced t that it has begun introducing its Automated Breathalyzer Kiosk (AB Kiosk) to law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Portage County Justice Programs, and the Sheriffs’ Offices of St. Croix County and […]

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Fleet Drivers’ Solid Way to Keep Feet Firmly on the Ground in Icy Conditions

Fleet Drivers’ Solid Way to Keep Feet Firmly on the Ground in Icy Conditions

| December 8, 2017

Looking for a powerful, cost-effective way to help keep your fleet drivers on their feet as they transition from their trucks to doorsteps and back again in icy conditions? Check out STABIL, the leading manufacturer of Made in the USA traction footwear for over 25 years, now offering the STABILicers Heel. Here’s what’s cool: The […]

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Small Truckers Warn State Attorneys General about ELD Mandate Confusion

Small Truckers Warn State Attorneys General about ELD Mandate Confusion

| December 8, 2017

A group representing independent truckers, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has escalated its campaign against the timing and provisions of the ELD Mandate, requesting that top officials from each state seriously review potential problems anticipated with enforcement of an impending federal trucking mandate requiring electronic logging devices on large trucks. The letter, from OOIDA […]

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Zero-emission transportation to be a Focus at Green Truck Summit 2018

Zero-emission transportation to be a Focus at Green Truck Summit 2018

| December 8, 2017

The Green Truck Summit, a part of Work Truck Week, held March 6–9 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana will focus on the importance of zero-emission transportation and new intiatives in the space. Designed for fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, upfitters and truck dealers from around the world, the annual conference provides current insights […]

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International Trucks Taps PIT Group to Test Fuel Efficiency

International Trucks Taps PIT Group to Test Fuel Efficiency

| December 7, 2017

PIT Group, a research and engineering group has been selected by International Truck to test the fuel efficiency of its newest model and engine — the new LT Series 625 Class 8 tractor and A26 engine — against competitive tractors with similar specifications. For the test, PIT Group procured 2018 model year vehicles with 2017 […]

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GlobalTranz Acquires Apex Logistics Group

GlobalTranz Acquires Apex Logistics Group

| December 7, 2017

GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading freight management solution provider, has acquired Apex Logistics Group, a prominent enterprise shipping and logistics company. The acquisition ncreases the company’s market share in third-party logistics (3PL) services. Apex Logistics Group has been operating for over 10 years with a client base that includes Anheuser Busch, Del Monte, JR Simplot, […]

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Carvana Launches Second Arizona Market in Tucson

Carvana Launches Second Arizona Market in Tucson

| December 7, 2017

Carvana, a leading eCommerce platform for buying used cars, has announced its expansion into Tucson, the company’s second market in Arizona. Area residents can shop more than 8,000 vehicles, finance, purchase and even trade in an old car in as little as 10 minutes from the comfort of home or on the go from their […]

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McLane Company Opens $150 Million Grocery Distribution Center in Ohio

McLane Company Opens $150 Million Grocery Distribution Center in Ohio

| December 7, 2017

McLane Company, a leading supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice solutions, has celebrated the opening of its brand new, $150 million, 417,338-square-foot grocery distribution center at a ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor John Kasich. “Of our 80 grocery and foodservice distribution centers nationwide, the Findlay facility is the most technologically advanced combining teammates, […]

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Rinchem Acquires JS Transportation

Rinchem Acquires JS Transportation

| December 6, 2017

Rinchem Company has completed the acquisition of JS Transportation, a Taiwan-based transportation company. As a global leader in hazardous material supply chain management, Rinchem plans to benefit from this acquisition by increasing levels of service in the growing Taiwan market. JS Transportation will expand its fleet of trucks in the region by increasing Rinchem’s strength as […]

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Consumers Union Tells EPA: Maintain Glider/Heavy Duty Truck Rule

Consumers Union Tells EPA: Maintain Glider/Heavy Duty Truck Rule

| December 6, 2017

The Consumers Union has encouraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a public hearing on its proposed rule to repeal the emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines and glider kits, to not roll back the rule. Gliders are manufactured as new truck bodies, without engines, transmissions, or rear axles. Here’s the issue: Manufacturers […]

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