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April 20, 2018 - Press Release

Gemini Motor Transport Wins Safety Award

A national trade association gives top honors to Gemini Motor Transport (Gemini), the primary fuel-hauling fleet for Love’s Travel Stops, for the company’s safe driving record. (Photo courtesy of Love's)

National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC), a trade association that specializes in bulk transportation services, recognized Gemini at its Annual Conference Safety Award Luncheon this week.

Tags: Awards, Love's Travel Stops, Safety & Compliance, Gemini Transport

April 19, 2018 - Press Release

Navistar Appoints New Board of Directors Member

Navistar International Corporation announced Raymond Miller has been named to the company's board of directors, effective immediately.

Tags: Navistar, Board of Directors

April 18, 2018 - Industry News

Goodyear, Bridgestone Form TireHub

TireHub will be a 50-50 joint venture between Goodyear and Bridgestone and will be managed by an independent management team. (Image courtesy of TireHub)

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Bridgestone Americas Inc. are joining forces. The two tire manufacturers have formed TireHub LLC, one of the largest tire distribution joint ventures in the United States.

Tags: Goodyear, Bridgestone, Tires, Distributors, TireHub

April 18, 2018 - Industry News

FMCSA Now Recording ELD Violations in SMS

Violations of the ELD rule found during roadside inspections since full enforcement kicked in are now being used in the Safety Measurement System. Image: FMCSA

Violations of the electronic logging device rule found during roadside inspections since full enforcement kicked in on April 1 are now being used in the Safety Measurement System that drives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Carrier, Safety, Accountability enforcement program.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Hours of Service, ELD Mandate

April 17, 2018 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Announces 2018 Truck Fleet Innovators

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has announced the 2018 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators. From top left: Andreea Crisan, Sergio Rojas, Tom Schilli, David Myers, Joel Morrow.

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine have announced the 2018 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, five fleet executives being recognized for their forward-thinking leadership.

Tags: Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX

April 17, 2018 - Industry News

Wabco Building New American Headquarters in Michigan

Wabco's new Americas headquarters is located in Auburn Hills, Mich. Image: Wabco

Wabco Holdings announced that it will locate its new Americas headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and is currently building the facility to house it.

Tags: New Facility, Aftermarket Parts, Manufacturing, Wabco

April 16, 2018 - Industry News

Penske Exec Named Truck Renting and Leasing Association Board Chairman

Penske Truck Leasing's Michael Duff has been named chairman of the board of TRALA. Photo: TRALA

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association named Penske's Michael Duff its 2018-19 Chairman of the Board at its annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Tags: Leasing, TRALA, Leadership, Penske Truck Leasing, People

April 13, 2018 - Press Release

CURT Group Announce Launch of New Websites

CURT Group has launched new websites for CURT, Aries, and Luverne. (Screen capture courtesy of CURT Group)

CURT Group launched all-new websites for three of its brands. Curtmfg.com, ariesautomotive.com, and luvernetruck.com have been reinvented with a new mobile-responsive platform, simplified navigation, and enhanced vehicle lookup.

Tags: Luverne Truck Equipment, New Website, CURT Group, Aries Automotive

April 13, 2018 - Press Release

DTNA Raises Funds for Habitat for Humanity

More than 300 of Daimler Truck North America's personnel and dealer network came together to share best practices during the CIC Summit. (Photo courtesy of DTNA)

During the Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) 2018 Elite Support Continuous Improvement Coordinator (CIC) Summit in Orlando, attendees raised more than $55,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando.

Tags: DTNA, Charity, Habitat for Humanity, Daimler Trucks North America, Elite Support

April 12, 2018 - Press Release

Roush CleanTech, BSquare Join TRALA

Roush CleanTech and BSquare are the newest associate members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), the nonprofit national trade association that provides the unified and focused voice for the truck renting and leasing industry.

Tags: TRALA, ROUSH CleanTech, Truck Rental, Associations, Bsquare

April 12, 2018 - Industry News

LeasePlan Hires Innovation Strategy VP From IBM

LeasePlan USA's Felipe Smolka

LeasePlan USA has named Felipe Smolka its senior vice president and transformation officer as the fleet management company expands its executive leadership team.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, LeasePlan, New Hire

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Names Head of Marketing, Sales, Service

Andreas von Wallfeld, head of marketing, sales, and service for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, photo courtesy of Daimler AG.

Andreas von Wallfeld was named as the new head of marketing, sales, and services for Mercedes-Benz Trucks as of May 1.

Tags: Promotions, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Germany

April 9, 2018 - Industry News

Fleetcor Partners with Reimbursement Solutions Company

Logo: Fleetcor

Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. partnered with Motus to allow "grey fleet" drivers to pay for business expenses with a Fleetcor fuel card.

Tags: Reimbursement, Fleetcor, Mobile Apps, Fuel Cards

April 9, 2018 - Press Release

PalFleet Truck Equipment Company Now Palfinger

Palfinger's wholly-owned distribution, PalFleet Truck Equipment Company, LLC, will discontinue the name PalFleet and will continue operations as Palfinger USA, LLC.

Tags: Palfinger, Omaha Standard, PalFleet

April 9, 2018 - Press Release

Terex’s Ted Barron Named to Green Truck Association Board of Governors

As a member of the Board of Governors, Barron will work with other industry professionals to set policy and develop strategy for the organization, as well as play an active role in the development of programs and services.

Tags: NTEA, Terex

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Texas City May Outsource Utility Due to High Fleet Costs

Photo of a bucket truck via Pixabay

Bringing its fleet of electric utility trucks up to the necessary safety standards would cost an estimated $700,000. The City of Gonzales (Texas) will determine whether it is more affordable to outsource all utility operations.

Tags: Outsourcing, Vehicle Replacement, Utility Fleets

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Full-Size Vans Holding Resale Value

Photo of Chevrolet Express van courtesy of GM.

Three-year-old full-size vans retained the most value among trucks, vans, and SUVs in the wholesale used vehicle market, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

Tags: ADESA, Wholesale Values, KAR Auction Services, Tom Kontos

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Ryder Acquisition Adds Last-Mile Delivery, E-Commerce Fulfillment Capabilities

Ryder System has acquired e-commerce fulfillment provider MXD Group, including the company's network of facilities and last mile capabilities.

Tags: E-commerce, Ryder System, Mergers & Acquisitions, Last Mile Delivery

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Combined Truck Orders to Exceed 70,000 Units in March

Preliminary data on heavy and medium duty commercial truck orders shows that the industry has surpassed 70,000 units in March, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Navistar Appoints Baumann as Strategy and Planning Exec

Navistar International announced that Friedrich W. Baumann has joined the company as senior vice president, strategy, and planning.

Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America, New Hire

March 30, 2018 - Press Release

Commercial Truck Trader Names Director, Major Accounts

Trader Commercial Solutions, a division of Trader Interactive, added Allen Ewing to its team as Director of Major Accounts as the company continues to grow its Commercial Truck Trader brand.

Tags: Commercial Trucks, New Hire

March 29, 2018 - Press Release

Morgan Truck Body Details New Connecticut Plant

Morgan Truck Body, LLC, a manufacturer of medium-duty truck bodies, shared additional details of its plans to further expand its manufacturing footprint into New England.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Morgan Corporation, New Facility, Truck Bodies

March 29, 2018 - Industry News

Komatsu Mining Names North American Fleet Manager

Trivison.

Don Trivison was named North American fleet manager for Komatsu Mining Corp. in Milwaukee, Wis.

Tags: Komatsu, New Hire, Mining, Fleet People

March 28, 2018 - Industry News

Raybestos Helps Restore Classic Chevrolet Truck

After making a North American tour, the Raybestos 1953 Chevy pickup will head to Las Vegas where it will be awarded to one lucky automotive professional during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX). (Image courtesy of Raybestos)

Raybestos has partnered with top suppliers to restore and upgrade the Raybestos 1953 Chevrolet pickup truck.

Tags: Chevrolet, Classic Truck, On the Lighter Side, Raybestos

March 27, 2018 - Industry News

Bison Transport, Central Oregon Truck Company Win TCA Best Fleets to Drive For

Central Oregon Truck Company and Bison Transport were named the overall winners of the annual 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For contest. Photo: TCA

Central Oregon Truck Company and Bison Transport have been named the overall winners of the annual 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For contest, put on by the Truckload Carriers Association and its partner CarriersEdge.

Tags: TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, Bison Transport, CarriersEdge

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