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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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Spireon’s Fleet Management Connects with OnStar

Spireon’s Fleet Management Connects with OnStar

| May 18, 2017

Spireon, a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions with more than 3.75 million active subscribers, has released its FleetLocate Connected by OnStar fleet management solution for properly equipped GM vehicles. Using the embedded OnStar 4G LTE hardware in properly equipped Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, Spireon customers can manage their […]

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People

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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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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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 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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New Load Range for Heavier Steer Axles from Cooper Tire

New Load Range for Heavier Steer Axles from Cooper Tire

| April 26, 2017

Cooper Tire & Rubber has added a new load range to its popular Roadmaster RM180+(EM) SmartWay verified steer tire line to accommodate increasingly heavier steer axles. The RM180+(EM) is now available in load range H for tire sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5. The RM180+(EM) is an ideal steer tire for long haul applications. The tire features […]

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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

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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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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Freight Transportation Firm Deploys Video-based Safety Program

Freight Transportation Firm Deploys Video-based Safety Program

| May 19, 2017

Averitt Express, a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, has deployed a video-based safety program to reduce collision frequency, minimize costs related to insurance claims and litigation, and improve driver safety. The company notes that it has achieved significant return on investment as a result of operational efficiencies. “While Averitt has long […]

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Volvo Tests Self-driving Refuse Truck in Urban Environment

Volvo Tests Self-driving Refuse Truck in Urban Environment

| May 18, 2017

Volvo Group, together with Swedish waste and recycling specialists Renova, is reportedly testing an autonomous refuse truck that has the potential to be used across the urban environment. The project explores how automation can contribute to enhanced traffic safety, improved working conditions and lower environmental impact. Volvo Group’s autonomous refuse truck is designed to make […]

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Spartan Motors Wins Two Orders for 900 Vehicles

Spartan Motors Wins Two Orders for 900 Vehicles

| May 18, 2017

Spartan Fleet Vehicles & Services has announced an expanded order from a leading American-based delivery services company to include 800 of Spartan’s fuel-efficient Utilimaster Reach® walk-in vans. The vehicles will be built at Spartan’s Charlotte, Mich. facility over the course of the next eight months. Additionally, a separate global logistics leader ordered 72 of the […]

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OIA Global Announces New Canadian Express Direct LCL Service

OIA Global Announces New Canadian Express Direct LCL Service

| May 17, 2017

OIA Global, a leading worldwide transportation, supply chain management, and packaging solutions provider has announced new less-than-container (LCL) services to Canada as the first phase of their 2017 expansion of its dedicated LCL Express programs. By way of background, the company has been expanding ocean services for its customers who continue to consolidate services for […]

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Morrison Express Appoints Ron Krajniak VP and GM

Morrison Express Appoints Ron Krajniak VP and GM

| May 17, 2017

Morrison Express, a leading, global logistics, transportation, and supply chain management provider, has announced that Ron Krajniak has joined Morrison Express as Vice President and General Manager, Americas Region. For over 30 years, Krajniak has worked in various senior leadership positions at a leading global logistics provider. His responsibilities have ranged from local and area […]

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Greyhound Partners with Google Maps for Connected Customer Travel

Greyhound Partners with Google Maps for Connected Customer Travel

| May 17, 2017

Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, has announced a partnership with Google Maps that allows customers to plan trips more efficiently, and seamlessly connect to Greyhound schedules and other transit options. By integrating Greyhound’s network with Google Maps, customers will be able to personalize their travel by exploring routes and […]

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What’s the Cost of Congested Roads to the Trucking Industry?  Try $63.4 Billion

What’s the Cost of Congested Roads to the Trucking Industry? Try $63.4 Billion

| May 17, 2017

Every wonder how much road congestion is costing the trucking industry in additional operational costs? Try more than $63.4 billion, give or take a billion, according to to research released by the American Transportation Research Institute. Utilizing a variety of data sources including its unique truck GPS database, ATRI calculated delay on the NHS totaling […]

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Calgary Taps Real-time Road Performance Tool

Calgary Taps Real-time Road Performance Tool

| May 16, 2017

The City of Calgary has recently selected INRIX Roadway Analytics for instant road performance analysis via the cloud. This approach is designed to help Calgary reduce the cost of operations, identify areas that benefit most from road improvements, and more accurately measure and report the impact of transportation investments. “Urban population growth, in cities like […]

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