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Connected Fleet News

Old Dominion Freight Opts for Truckload Cost info System

Old Dominion Freight Opts for Truckload Cost info System

| January 19, 2018

TCG, an SMC3 company and providers of Activity-Based Costing and Profitability Management Tools™ for truckload and less-than-truckload motor carriers, has announced that Old Dominion Freight Line has decided to implement its Truckload Cost Information System (TL/CIS) for its container drayage operation. “We are already using TCG’s LTL Cost Information System and firmly believe it is […]

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EROAD Debuts Paperless, In-Vehicle Inspection Report

EROAD Debuts Paperless, In-Vehicle Inspection Report

| January 17, 2018

EROAD, a global technology provider of fleet management, electronic tax reporting and ELD compliance solutions, has introduced EROAD Inspect, an in-vehicle Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) reporting tool. “Inspect DVIR uses the same EROAD in-vehicle ELD hardware used to ensure Hours of Service logs compliance to lead drivers through a simple and methodical inspection process,” […]

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New Automotive Bulb Camera Enables Massive Data Collection

New Automotive Bulb Camera Enables Massive Data Collection

| January 9, 2018

A Berlin-based start-up has a new take on automotive light bulbs— one that goes beyond shining a light on the road ahead to now capturing vast quantities of data. The company is autoaid and it is debuting its patent pending Automotive Bulb Camera at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. Here’s what’s cool: The simple camera […]

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People

Mary Ann Burgoon Named President of Performance Friction

Mary Ann Burgoon Named President of Performance Friction

| January 19, 2018

Performance Friction has announced that Mary Ann Burgoon has assumed the role of President of Performance Friction Corporation. In addition, Burgoon will continue the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In her expanded role Burgoon will focus on Production, Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Fulfillment. The company anticipates that the synergies that the organization will gain in […]

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Steven Foster Named VP Sales at Truckstop.com

Steven Foster Named VP Sales at Truckstop.com

| January 18, 2018

Truckstop.com, a leader in transportation technology and load board solutions, has announced the promotion of Steven Foster to Vice President of Small and Medium Business (SMB) Sales. Foster joined Truckstop.com in 2016 as the Director of SMB Sales. His responsibilities now including leading consultative sales to all current and prospective SMB customers. “Truckstop.com serves a […]

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LeasePlan USA Adds Naeem Morris to Truck Division Sales

LeasePlan USA Adds Naeem Morris to Truck Division Sales

| January 18, 2018

LeasePlan USA has announced the appointment of Naeem Morris to the Truck and Equipment Division. In his role of truck sales vice president, he will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the LeasePlan truck division in the Midwest. “Naeem is a welcome addition to the truck division,” said John Jaje, executive vice […]

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Fleet Maintenance

Continuous Recess in Inground HD Piston Lift Showcased in New Stertil-Koni Video

Continuous Recess in Inground HD Piston Lift Showcased in New Stertil-Koni Video

| January 16, 2018

To dramatically present the safety and performance delivered by an industry first in inground piston lifts in North America – a technology known as “Continuous Recess” – Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, recently filmed and produced a video that clearly shows how it works on the company’s highly acclaimed DIAMONDLIFT – a […]

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Pressure Mounts on Fleet Maintenance Facilities in to Go Even Greener

Pressure Mounts on Fleet Maintenance Facilities in to Go Even Greener

| January 2, 2018

As heavy duty trucks and buses increasingly feature cleaner-burning, more fuel-efficient engines, a new industry overview by heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni reveals that the maintenance facilities in which these vehicles are serviced and the equipment used to repair them will also be under even greater pressure to go more green in 2018. On […]

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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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Fuel & Oil

U.S. Chamber Tells President and Congress to Raise Gas Tax: For Real

U.S. Chamber Tells President and Congress to Raise Gas Tax: For Real

| January 19, 2018

In what may appear to be a real head-turner, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging President Trump and Congress to raise the federal gas tax. The rationale from the nation’s largest business lobby is that a 25 cent per gallon increase would help pay for infrastructure improvements to U.S. roads, bridges, airports and more. […]

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Gas Prices Inch Up

Gas Prices Inch Up

| January 15, 2018

According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices moved up again recently — driven in part by frigid conditions across much of the country. This week, the price of Regular nationwide was $2.529 vs. $2.492 one month  ago and $2.343 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was a similar.  […]

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Fuel Prices Up, Now at 2014 Levels

Fuel Prices Up, Now at 2014 Levels

| January 8, 2018

Prices at the pump are going up as the temperature drops. According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices moved up recently — starting the year at the most expensive rates since 2014.  This week, the price of Regular nationwide starts at $2.492 vs. $2.487 one month  ago and $2.367 last year at this time. […]

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Wheels & Tires

Abex Debuts New Brake Rotors for Commercial Vehicles

Abex Debuts New Brake Rotors for Commercial Vehicles

| January 17, 2018

Abex, one of Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ leading commercial vehicle (CV) brands, has recently introduced a new series of premium brake rotors for the heavy-duty market.  Designed to work in conjunction with its Air Disc Brake (ADB) pads, these new products are available across 8 different Class Eight applications, covering nearly 98 percent of the HD ADB […]

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Roadmaster Earns Construction Equipment Mag’s Top New Products Award

Roadmaster Earns Construction Equipment Mag’s Top New Products Award

| January 12, 2018

Construction Equipment magazine has named the Roadmaster RM332 WB, a heavy duty, wide base commercial tire, as one of the Top 100 New Products of 2017. Selected from several hundred products considered for the award, the Top 100 list recognizes the year’s most innovative new construction equipment and related products as chosen by the publication’s […]

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Maxion Wheels to Open New Plant in India

Maxion Wheels to Open New Plant in India

| January 8, 2018

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, announced the formation of a new legal entity, Maxion Wheels Aluminum India Private Limited, as a key step in its plan to develop and produce up to four million light vehicle aluminum wheels annually in India. The Company has secured property in Pune, India and will initially build […]

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Green

XL Hybrids Wins CARB Approval for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Ford F-150s in CA

XL Hybrids Wins CARB Approval for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Ford F-150s in CA

| January 16, 2018

Fleet electrification leader XL Hybrids reports that it has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State – an industry first. According to Clay Siegert, COO at XL Hybrids, the company “has the most approvals to sell into California – in the form of ‘executive orders,’ or EO’s, issued […]

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Enterprise Rideshare and Pennsylvania DOT Partner on New Vanpool Approach

Enterprise Rideshare and Pennsylvania DOT Partner on New Vanpool Approach

| January 16, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is partnering with Enterprise Rideshare – part of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car neighborhood network – to launch a new statewide public-transit program, the Pennsylvania Vanpool Incentive Program (PVIP). Enterprise Rideshare includes vRide, which was acquired in 2016, and based on annual passenger miles, would rank as the fourth largest U.S. […]

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Cars Getting Better Mileage, Cleaner Says EPA

Cars Getting Better Mileage, Cleaner Says EPA

| January 12, 2018

And now some good news: EPA’s latest annual assessment of new automobile fuel economy, the “Fuel Economy Trends” report, shows that automakers have made great progress building fuel-efficient vehicles from when standards were tightened in the 1970s and early 1980s and with the gains of the last five years. The report findings are evidence that fuel […]

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Recent News

Volvo Trucks to Show Vocational Trucks at World of Concrete

Volvo Trucks to Show Vocational Trucks at World of Concrete

| January 19, 2018

Volvo Trucks North America will showcase three application-specific Volvo VHD series vocational trucks in its booth (No. C7012) at World of Concrete 2018, January 23-26 at the Las Vegas Conference Center. The VHD 300 mixer, VHD 300 volumetric mixer, and VHD 300 dump models are designed to deliver power, productivity, and versatility to specific concrete […]

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J.B. Hunt 2017 Revenues and EPS Up, Operating Income Down

J.B. Hunt 2017 Revenues and EPS Up, Operating Income Down

| January 19, 2018

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., announced fourth quarter 2017 net earnings of $385.3 million, or diluted earnings per share of $3.48 vs. fourth quarter 2016 net earnings of $117.6 million, or $1.05 per diluted share. Highlights as follows: Fourth quarter 2017 Revenue: $1.99 billion; up 16% Fourth quarter 2017 Operating Income: $146 million; down 25% […]

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SiriusXM to Launch “Women In Trucking” Show

SiriusXM to Launch “Women In Trucking” Show

| January 19, 2018

SiriusXM announced the launch of Women In Trucking, a live, call-in show airing exclusively on SiriusXM Road Dog channel 146.  The weekly, two-hour show will premiere on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 am ET.  Hosted by Ellen Voie, SiriusXM’s Women In Trucking will feature listener call-ins and interviews with professionals from the trucking industry – […]

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Rear View Safety Introduces 7″ Digital Quad View Color Monitor with Built-In DVR

Rear View Safety Introduces 7″ Digital Quad View Color Monitor with Built-In DVR

| January 19, 2018

Rear View Safety, an industry leader in the sales and distribution of vehicle safety solutions, including backup camera systems, backup sensor systems, driver fatigue systems, mobile DVR’s, and dash cameras, has introduced the RVS-3710-DVR 7″ Digital Quad View Color Monitor with Built-in DVR. The advanced monitor includes a GPS antenna used to log the vehicle’s […]

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Confidence At All-Time High

Equipment Leasing and Finance Confidence At All-Time High

| January 18, 2018

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has reported that overall confidence in the equipment finance market is 75.3 in January, an increase from 69.4 in December, and the highest level since the index was launched in 2009. When asked about the outlook for the future, MCI-EFI survey respondent Valerie Hayes Jester, President, Brandywine Capital Associates, […]

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Directed Acquires Alcohol Detection

Directed Acquires Alcohol Detection

| January 18, 2018

Directed, a leader in automotive electronics and the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space, has announce it has acquired Alcohol Detection Systems (ADS), a leading provider of breathalyzer-based ignition interlock devices (IIDs). Here’s the context: Evolving state regulations that […]

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Kubota Unveils New HD Commercial Utility Vehicle

Kubota Unveils New HD Commercial Utility Vehicle

| January 17, 2018

Kubota Tractor Corporation, a top diesel utility vehicle manufacturer in North America, has introduced the new RTV-X1120 models, Kubota’s most well-equipped utility vehicle at the best price among its competition. Designed for the commercial customers who use these machines for heavy duty work every day, the Kubota RTV-X1120 combines Kubota quality with enhanced power, torque […]

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Bringg Raises $22 Million Series B Round for Delivery Logistics

Bringg Raises $22 Million Series B Round for Delivery Logistics

| January 17, 2018

Bringg, a delivery logistics platform for enterprises, announced that it has raised additional funding from strategic partners, bringing its Series B investment total to $22 million. The company’s delivery logistics platform is used by  retail, ecommerce, food, services and logistics providers in over 50 countries, including Coca-Cola, Kimberly Clark, Panera Bread, Cdiscount and Hilti. With […]

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Women In Trucking Association Launches New Community Platform

Women In Trucking Association Launches New Community Platform

| January 17, 2018

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today the launch of its new member-only online community platform, Engage, which  encourages mentoring, community and education by allowing members to virtually connect and collaborate through distinct community groups. The effort is part of WIT’s mission to advance gender diversity in the transportation industry. Core community groups will […]

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Fleet Technical Congress to Showcase Successful Fleet Operations

Fleet Technical Congress to Showcase Successful Fleet Operations

| January 17, 2018

Looking for some fresh ideas on fleet management? Check out the inaugural Fleet Technical Congress held March 6–8, 2018, in conjunction with The Work Truck Show 2018 and Green Truck Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fleet Technical Congress is a training conference designed to address timely issues affecting the vocational fleet community, providing expert strategy and […]

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