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Connected Fleet News

Arms Race in Patents on Connected and Self-Driving Cars Rolls into High Gear

Arms Race in Patents on Connected and Self-Driving Cars Rolls into High Gear

| June 21, 2017

As the automobile is undergoing a transformation, moving from a means of conveyance to becoming a data center on wheels, savvy car companies and technology titans are vying for leadership. “This is one of the most exciting times in the auto industry in decades, perhaps for a century. However, the excitement also brings challenges,” said […]

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Kroger Stores Cut Collision Rates in Half

Kroger Stores Cut Collision Rates in Half

| June 16, 2017

Kroger Stores, which has a dedicated fleet of 1,200 vehicle involved in 1,300 daily deliveries, has reported that it has cut its collision rates in hand. Helping to improve safety has been an exception-based video telematics program that combines video capture of road incidents such as hard braking or sudden swerving, data analysis of those […]

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ERM Advanced Telematics Named Best IT Solution for Transportation

ERM Advanced Telematics Named Best IT Solution for Transportation

| June 16, 2017

ERM Advanced Telematics, a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of vehicle tracking and security devices, has announced that the company has won the gold medal award for the Best IT Solution for Transportation at the 12th Annual IT World Awards. The IT World Awards is annual achievements and recognition program highlighting the year’s best products, […]

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People

Kenco Announces Denis Reilly as President and CEO

Kenco Announces Denis Reilly as President and CEO

| June 19, 2017

Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has announced the appointment of Denis Reilly as President and CEO. With more than 30 years of experience in the logistics industry, Reilly will be tasked with building on Kenco’s strong position in the industry, and with continuing to enhance […]

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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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Roadrunner Transportation Promotes Frank Hurst to President Roadrunner Freight

Roadrunner Transportation Promotes Frank Hurst to President Roadrunner Freight

| June 13, 2017

Roadrunner Transportation Systems,, a leading asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics service provider, has promoted Frank Hurst to President of Roadrunner Freight, the company’s asset-light LTL business. Hurst joined the company in January of 2017 as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Roadrunner Freight, after having served for three years as Vice President / […]

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Fleet Maintenance

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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Dickinson Fleet Services Acquires Reliable Mobile Service of Chicago

Dickinson Fleet Services Acquires Reliable Mobile Service of Chicago

| June 6, 2017

Dickinson Fleet Services, one of the largest independent, on-site fleet maintenance and management companies in the country, has announced the acquisition of Reliable Mobile Service of Chicago. Reliable Mobile Service has over 20 years of experience servicing light, medium and heavy duty vehicles in the Chicago market, featuring a modern shop facility, mobile on-site units […]

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Top East Coast Heavy Construction Firm, D’Annunzio & Sons, Taps Heavy Duty Vehicle Lifts from Stertil-Koni

Top East Coast Heavy Construction Firm, D’Annunzio & Sons, Taps Heavy Duty Vehicle Lifts from Stertil-Koni

| May 31, 2017

Vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced that top East Coast-based heavy construction company, D’Annunzio & Sons, has selected state-of-the-art heavy duty lifting systems from Stertil-Koni for its recently completed maintenance shop, which adjoins its new corporate offices located in South Plainfield, New Jersey. The new, classic brick building for D’Annunzio features a modern maintenance shop […]

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Fuel & Oil

Gas Prices Slightly Down

Gas Prices Slightly Down

| June 9, 2017

According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices moved down slightly recently. This week, the price of Regular nationwide was $2.351 vs. $2.382one week ago and $2.373 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was a similar.  One gallon of Diesel stands at $2.502 vs. $2.513 last week and $2.316 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 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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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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Green

IKEA to Install 3 EV Charging Stations at Future Indianapolis-area Store

IKEA to Install 3 EV Charging Stations at Future Indianapolis-area Store

| June 20, 2017

IKEA, a leading home furnishings retailer, has announced plans to install three electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its future Indianapolis-area store opening Fall 2017 in Fishers, IN. This initiative reflects the continued partnership between IKEA and Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTC: CCGI), the owner of the Blink Network. There currently are Blink EV charging […]

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Electric Bus Maker Proterra Raises $55 Million

Electric Bus Maker Proterra Raises $55 Million

| June 14, 2017

Proterra, a leading heavy-duty electric transportation company — notably buses — has announced that it has closed a $55 million Series 6 round, on the heels of an oversubscribed $140 million Series 5 in January. Generation Investment Management LLP, a long-term, sustainability focused investment firm led the round, which was joined by BMW i Ventures, […]

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California’s First All-Electric Garbage Truck Powers to Sacramento

California’s First All-Electric Garbage Truck Powers to Sacramento

| June 13, 2017

The City of Sacramento will soon be home to the State’s first all-electric automated left-side loader garbage truck. The fundamental technology powering the Electric Refuse Vehicle (ERV) is Motiv Power Systems’ scalable and modular All-Electric Powertrain. The Class-8 vehicle will be built on a Crane Carrier chassis, and the body will be built by Loadmaster. […]

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Recent News

EFS Launches OTR Savings Network for Fleets

EFS Launches OTR Savings Network for Fleets

| June 22, 2017

EFS – a WEX Company, a leader in fleet payment solutions — has announced the launch of its fleet savings network, Fleet One EDGE, designed to give smaller fleets a competitive edge by providing access to discounts and savings not typically available to smaller fleets. The new Fleet One EDGE savings network offers over-the-road (OTR) […]

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SambaSafety Partners with GIS on Criminal and Driver Monitoring Offerings

SambaSafety Partners with GIS on Criminal and Driver Monitoring Offerings

| June 21, 2017

SambaSafety, a leader in cloud-based risk management software solutions for organizations with commercial and non-commercial drivers, has announced a partnership with General Information Services (GIS) to expanded criminal and driver monitoring offerings. GIS will now be using a new driver records monitoring solution powered by SambaSafety. This newly added Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) solution paired […]

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Make Safety a Priority This June

Make Safety a Priority This June

| June 20, 2017

By: Pete Dannecker Every June, the National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety Month as a way to educate, influence and encourage safety across the United States. According to the NSC, many of the mishaps and injuries are preventable, especially if organizations commit to raising safety precaution awareness. Companies that implement safety measures are building […]

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Marmon-Herrington Launches High Capacity Heavy-Haul Planetary Drive Axles

Marmon-Herrington Launches High Capacity Heavy-Haul Planetary Drive Axles

| June 20, 2017

Talk about rolling big: Marmon-Herrington announced the release of a new 90,000 lbs. Sisu tandem axle set and a new 136,000 lbs. Sisu tridem axle set. These new releases are double reduction planetary drive axles for heavy duty applications within the N.A. truck market. For approved applications, the tandem axle offers a maximum GCWR (gross […]

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Pricing for Trucking Shows Stability

Pricing for Trucking Shows Stability

| June 20, 2017

According to Donald Broughton with Broughton Capital, pricing for trucking is showing further stability. May’s Cass Truckload Linehaul Index increased 1.1% YoY to 122.7, a continuation of last month’s YoY pricing growth (recall that April’s +1.3% YoY marked the end of 13 consecutive months of pricing contraction). May’s pricing, while promising, declined 1.5% sequentially versus […]

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New Hydraulic Forklift Weighing System from Fairbanks Scales

New Hydraulic Forklift Weighing System from Fairbanks Scales

| June 20, 2017

Fairbanks Scales, the oldest scale company in the U.S. and a world leader in weighing equipment, has introduced the new FH and FHX Series hydraulic forklift weighing systems, ideal for a variety of forklift applications, from general check weighing for warehouse racking, to capturing high accuracy weighing for shipping. The FH Series, a top weighing […]

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Alex Vitale Named CEO of TP Commercial Solutions

Alex Vitale Named CEO of TP Commercial Solutions

| June 19, 2017

TP Commercial Solutions LLC has appointed Alex Vitale as its new CEO for North America. The appointment is effective immediately and will see Vitale bring over 20 years of global tire industry experience to lead the company’s efforts and expansion in the commercial truck and fleet markets in the US and Canada. Born in Italy […]

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FPInnovations to Develop Automated Electric Vehicles for Harsh Canadian Conditions

FPInnovations to Develop Automated Electric Vehicles for Harsh Canadian Conditions

| June 19, 2017

FPInnovations, parent company of PIT Group, a research and engineering group focused on improving fleet maintenance and operations in the North American transportation industry, in collaboration with Motrec International Inc., Technoparc Montréal, ABB Inc., and Ericsson Canada Inc., has announced a collaborative agreement to develop and create an electric autonomous shuttle, adapted to Canadian winter […]

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Mobile Commercial Vehicle Cleaning Company Franchises Across U.S.

Mobile Commercial Vehicle Cleaning Company Franchises Across U.S.

| June 19, 2017

Sometimes you might have to get a bit dirty to become filthy rich. That’s the approach of ambitious millennial entrepreneur whose company, Fleet Clean, is emerging as a frontrunner in the mobile commercial vehicle washing segment. The company is now attempting to “saturate” markets throughout the United States with new franchise locations serving pent-up demand. […]

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May Net Trailer Orders Down 14% M/M, Up 27% YoY

May Net Trailer Orders Down 14% M/M, Up 27% YoY

| June 15, 2017

ACT’s preliminary estimate for May net trailer orders is 17,850 units. “Net orders were off approximately 14% m/m, but that was actually better than expected since historic order patterns call for decline in excess of 20% in May,” said Frank Maly, ACT’s Director of CV Transportation Analysis and Research. He continued, “The major May story […]

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