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Category: Featured

Hertz Equipment Rental Teamsters Ratify Three-Year Contract

Hertz Equipment Rental Teamsters Ratify Three-Year Contract

| January 19, 2018

Teamsters Local 174 members at Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. (HERC) voted overwhelmingly on January 13 to ratify a new 3-year agreement. Local 174 represents 26 heavy equipment rental truck drivers at the company. The new contract comes after several months of negotiating, and a unanimous strike authorization vote on December 16. The new agreement includes […]

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Is Distracted Driving Putting Your Fleet and Drivers at Risk?

Is Distracted Driving Putting Your Fleet and Drivers at Risk?

| January 18, 2018

If, like most fleets, safety is mission # 1, then it’s certainly worth asking a very pertinent follow-up question: If distracted driving is a contributing cause in 1 out of every 4 vehicle crashes, is there more that can be done to keep your people and your assets safe? The pros at Driving Dynamics have […]

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Private Equity Firm Acquires and Merges Motus and Runzheimer

Private Equity Firm Acquires and Merges Motus and Runzheimer

| January 18, 2018

Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm, has announced a deal to acquire vehicle management and reimbursement platforms of Motus and Runzheimer. The combined organization – with approximately 2,000 customers and more than 220,000 end users – is positioned to better serve the rapidly growing needs of the addressable fleet market and provide customers with […]

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United Bus Technology Launches On-Board Wi-Fi & Entertainment for Motorcoach Industry

United Bus Technology Launches On-Board Wi-Fi & Entertainment for Motorcoach Industry

| January 17, 2018

United Bus Technology (“UBT”), a leading IT solution company in the motorcoach industry, announced the launch of its flagship product NetBox to provide on-board Wi-Fi and entertainment that will benefit both bus operators and travelers. NetBox is an affordable all-in-one platform which was developed by UBT with cutting-edge technologies for the motorcoach industry. It provides […]

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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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Spot Rates Down Slightly as Truckload Capacity Returns

Spot Rates Down Slightly as Truckload Capacity Returns

| January 16, 2018

National average spot truckload rates declined as the number of available trucks jumped 52% during the week ending Jan. 13, according to DAT Solutions Spot van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight rates remain higher than at any point in 2017, however. The number of available loads posted was up 17%, a sign that freight patterns have normalized […]

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