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March 27, 2017 - Press Release

PALFINGER Names Regional Sales Manager

PALFINGER announced the appointment of Keith Ball as regional sales manager - South Central for Omaha Standard Palfinger.

Tags: Omaha Standard PALFINGER, Promotions

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Goodyear Names 34th Highway Hero at MATS

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepted the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show for saving the life of an incapacitated driver.

Tags: Driver Safety, Goodyear, Truck Drivers, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS, Image

March 23, 2017 - Press Release

ARI Launches Fleet Monitoring Tool

Screenshot of ARI WatchList courtesy of ARI.

ARI WatchList notifies a fleet manager of critical events as they happen and allows such events to be monitored in a newsfeed format.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, ARI, Fleet Management Companies

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Sets Dealer Growth Record, Completes Denton Plant Expansion

Completion of a plant expansion at the company's Denton, Texas manufacturing plant will improve manufacturing efficiency an help feed a record 93 new dealer locations, added since 2013.

Tags: Peterbilt, Vehicle Manufacturing, Dealers

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Names New President and CEO

Roger Nielsen Photo: DTNA

Roger Nielsen has been named president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America and its affiliated companies Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Customer Chassis Corporation.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings

FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported increased net earnings in its most recent quarter, but it missed Wall Street expectations.

Tags: FedEx, FedEx Freight, Fleet Earnings

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Promotes Three Commercial Managers

Logos courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has promoted three senior managers in its commercial vehicle sales operation, and added new responsibilities for Fred DePerez, Rich Miller, and Joe Guarascio.

Tags: Nissan, Fleet Sales, Procurement

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA Names New President

Keane

At The Work Truck Show 2017, NTEA announced its new president, Adam Keane, as well as updated the Board’s Executive Committee and trustees.

Tags: NTEA, Leadership, Work Truck Show

March 17, 2017 - Industry News

Infrastructure Group Slams Trump on Erasing TIGER Grants

Image: White House Office of Management and Budget

An infrastructure advocacy group questions the wisdom of eliminating federal TIGER grants for funding freight-related road projects.

Tags: Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump, CAGTC

March 17, 2017 - Industry News

Alkane to License Assembly Operations in North America

Photo: Alkane Truck Company

Alkane Truck Company, a South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced plans to establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the next three years.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Alkane Truck Company, Assembly Plants

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Winter Storm Stella Wreaks Havoc in the Northeast

Photo via NYS Thruway Authority Twitter

Winter Storm Stella has hit the Northeast, dumping snow in New England and freezing rain in warmer areas, and causing road closures along the East Coast.

Tags: Snow, Weather, Road Closure, Winter

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Reading Truck Group Closes Acquisition of Three PalFleet Sites

Reading Truck Group announced that it closed the acquisition of three upfitting facilities from PalFleet Truck Equipment Company, pursuant to a previously executed purchase agreement.

Tags: Reading Truck Body, Mergers & Acquisitions, PalFleet

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA Releases 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook

Two of every five vocational truck fleet managers plan to increase their vehicle count in 2017 and more than half now use telematics, according to the NTEA's 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook.

Tags: NTEA, Forecast, Truck Fleets, Vocational Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Procurement

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

IronDirect Offers Remanufactured Trucks

This truck was remanufactured and given away at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 trade show. Photo courtesy of Iron Direct

A new remanufacturing truck service will allow fleet operators to purchase like-new remanufactured vehicles for about half the cost of similarly equipped new trucks.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Remanufacturing, Iron Direct

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure

Image: U.S. DOT

The American Society of Civil Engineers has once again assigned a barely passing grade of “D+” to the nation’s overall infrastructure and an even more parsimonious “D” to our road network. Bridges, though, fared a bit better— scoring a “C+.”

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange to Offer Networking, HDT Innovator Panel

There are a limited number of fleet spots still available for the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange, a new networking event that will bring together a select group of fleet executives -- including HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators -- and top industry suppliers.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Events, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Navistar Losses Nearly Double from Year Earlier

Navistar International Corp. on Tuesday announced its financial losses in the first quarter of 2017 nearly doubled from the same time a year ago due to lower truck volume and softer Class 8 truck sales.

Tags: Navistar, Quarterly Earnings, Navistar International

March 3, 2017 - Press Release

Mitchell 1 Introduces Medium-Duty Shop Software

Mitchell 1 introduced its newest solution for the commercial trucking industry: Manager SE Truck Edition, shop management software for repair shops that service all makes of Class 4-8 trucks.

Tags: Maintenance, Software, Mitchell 1, Managing the Shop

March 2, 2017 - Industry News

Doft Launches On-Demand Truck Sharing Service

Image courtesy of DOFT

Targeting a market worth $80 billion, Doft - which stands for “do freight transportation” - has set its sights on being the first Uber-like service for trucks

Tags: Mobile Apps, Doft, Truck Sharing

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar, Volkwagen Close Strategic Alliance Deal

Navistar International Corp. announced the closing of its "wide-ranging strategic alliance" with Volkswagen Truck & Bus, which includes an equity investment in Navistar, a procurement joint venture, and technology and supply collaboration.

Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 27, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Taps Daum to Head Global Truck & Bus Business

Martin Daum Photo: Daimler

Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, has been named to head the Daimler’s global trucks and bus operations.

Tags: Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America, Global, People

February 24, 2017 - Press Release

Rush Enterprises Names VP of Service Operations

Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced it has appointed Victor Cummings as vice president of Service Operations.

Tags: Rush Enterprises, Promotions, Truck Dealers

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Announces Annual Dealer Award Winners

The Peterbilt Store's president and CEO John Ascott accepted the North American Dealer of the year with his two sons Jeff and Greg Arscott. Photos: Peterbilt

Peterbilt announced the winners of its Dealer of the Year awards at its Dealer Meeting in Palm Springs, Calif.

Tags: Peterbilt, Awards, Dealers, Truck Dealers

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

Photo: UPS

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Drones, Battery-Electric Vehicles

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

Global Congestion Costing Commercial Drivers

Photo via Wikimedia.

The cost of traffic congestion increased in 2016 to an average of $1,400 for U.S. drivers, as congestion worsened in Los Angeles, which has become the most congested city in the world, according to the Inrix Traffic Scorecard.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Los Angeles, Inrix, Russia

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