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Category: General Update

Fuel Prices Drop Slightly this Week

Fuel Prices Drop Slightly this Week

| July 20, 2018

According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices moved down slightly. This week, the price of Regular nationwide was $2.858 vs. $2.884 one week ago but up from $2.268 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was  similar.  One gallon of Diesel stands at $3.164 vs. $3.172 last week and $2.446 last […]

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PG&E EV Charge Network Program with ClipperCreek

PG&E EV Charge Network Program with ClipperCreek

| July 19, 2018

The EV charging industry is definitely getting energized according to one leading player, ClipperCreek, and with good reason. Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in California. The state is now pushing for a large increase in the adoption of electric vehicles with a goal of 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on our […]

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Jacbos Debuts 2-Step Variable Valve Actuation System for Engine Performance 

Jacbos Debuts 2-Step Variable Valve Actuation System for Engine Performance 

| July 19, 2018

Jacobs Vehicle Systems®, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems and valve actuation mechanisms, has launched a new 2-Step Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) system.  Here’s what’s special: By enhancing performance and efficiency across an engine’s operating range, 2-Step VVA is engineered to help engine manufacturers further improve fuel consumption and reduce tailpipe emissions, […]

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Is Drop in Equipment Leasing and Financing Confidence a Sign?

Is Drop in Equipment Leasing and Financing Confidence a Sign?

| July 19, 2018

With concerns swirling around inflation, another issue is potentially looming ahead — an economic slowdown. Consider: The Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), a  $1 trillion sector, showed that overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 62.8 in July, easing from the June index of 66.2. When asked about the outlook for the […]

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Red Dot Names  CFO Nick Janus as New Company President

Red Dot Names  CFO Nick Janus as New Company President

| July 19, 2018

Red Dot Corporation, an international leader in mobile heating and air conditioning, has promoted Nick Janus to president, following his tenure as the company’s CFO, general manager of its European operations, and leader of its Chinese operations.  In his new role, Janus will be responsible for driving the company’s focus and investment in operational excellence and […]

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Freight Outlook Shows Volume Strong, Pricing Even Stronger

Freight Outlook Shows Volume Strong, Pricing Even Stronger

| July 19, 2018

From both a volume and a pricing perspective, the U.S. freight economy continues to be strong.  The Cass Freight Shipments and Expenditures Indices are clearly signaling that the U.S. economy, at least for now, is ignoring all of the angst coming out of Washington D.C. about the trade war. Despite concerns coming out of Wall […]

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