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January 19, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Continues Government Sales Program

Image of T880S Dump Truck courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a program with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) that expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6-8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

Tags: Kenworth, NJPA, Kenworth T880, Dump Trucks, Government Contracts

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

FMCSA Publishes ELD Waiver for Rental Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published in the Federal Register the waiver the Truck Renting and Leasing Association requested for short-term rental trucks.

Tags: FMCSA, TRALA, Truck Rental, ELD, ELD Mandate, Hours of Service

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

The expanded use of CNG-powered trucks has helped Pitt Ohio reduce both its carbon footprint and fuel costs. Photo: Mack Trucks

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

Tags: Carbon Footprint, SmartWay, EPA SmartWay, Fuel Economy, CNG, Kimberly-Clark, Intermodal, Pitt Ohio, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

January 17, 2018 - Industry News

SiriusXM to Launch Women In Trucking Show

Image of Ellen Voie courtesy of Getty Images

With women making up 7% of the trucking industry workforce, SiriusXM’s Women In Trucking will help promote the employment of more women by identifying and removing the obstacles that keep them from entering the field.

Tags: Women in Fleet, SiriusXM, Women in Trucking

January 17, 2018 - Press Release

LeasePlan USA Names Truck Sales VP

Morris.

LeasePlan USA has today announced the appointment of Naeem Morris to its Truck and Equipment Division. In his role of truck sales vice president, Morris will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the LeasePlan truck division in the Midwest.

Tags: LeasePlan, New Hire

January 17, 2018 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Acquires Assets of Kargo Master

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of equipment, announced that it has acquired the assets of Kargo Master.

Tags: Upfitting, Auto Truck Group, Mergers & Acquisitions, Upfitters, Kargo Master

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

The role of GVWR and GCWR in Specifying Work Trucks

A truck's chassis manufacturer determines a vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The GVW is the total weight of a truck and its payload. Photo courtesy of Ford

Understanding GVWR and GCWR is a key part of assessing CDL operator requirements and ensuring employee safety.

Tags: NTEA, CDL, Work Trucks, Gross Vehicle Weight, Safety

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Chevrolet Offering 4-D Driving Experience at Detroit Auto Show

Courtesy of Chevrolet.

Detroit Auto Show attendees will be able to see firsthand the type of environments that Chevrolet vehicles are tested on through a 4-D virtual reality experience.

Tags: Chevrolet, Detroit Auto Show

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Baessler, Fleet Director of Rollins Inc., Passes Away

Baessler

Mike Baessler, director, fleet procurement for Rollins, Inc., died Jan.12, 2018. Baessler joined Rollins in June 2013, where he worked until his death. He was 67 years old.

Tags: Obituary, Rollins Inc., Orkin

January 12, 2018 - Press Release

TAG Truck Centers, Lonestar Truck Group Merge

TAG’s new 190,000 square foot Freightliner dealership in Memphis, TN is comprised of a new and used truck sales center, a parts and service center, a parts distribution center, a full body shop, and the TAG Technical Institute. (Image courtesy of DTNA)

TAG Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group have merged into a new company called TNTX. The two companies will align under the TNTX entity in the coming months.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks North America, Mergers & Acquisitions, TAG Truck Centers, Lonestar Truck Group

January 12, 2018 - Industry News

Women in Fleet Launches Mentor Program

Women in Fleet Management (WIFM) announced the launch a new and engaging mentorship program for fleet professionals. All AFLA members, male and female, are both welcomed and encouraged to participate in this program.

Tags: AFLA, Mentor, Women in Fleet Management, WIFM

January 12, 2018 - Industry News

FCA Relocating Ram Heavy Duty Truck Production to U.S.

Photo of the Ram 3500 Laramie courtesy of FCA.

FCA is relocating production of its next-generation Ram Heavy Duty truck from a production location in Mexico to an assembly plant in Michigan, a facility that the automaker is investing more than $1 billion in to modernize as well as add 2,500 new jobs.

Tags: Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500, FCA, Assembly Plants

January 11, 2018 - Industry News

LeasePlan USA Appoints Two Executives to Leadership Team

Patterson.

LeasePlan USA has appointed two executives to its leadership team: Greg Buckland, who will serve as the company’s new chief information officer, and Matt Patterson, who was named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, LeasePlan, New Hire

January 11, 2018 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Announces Multiple Vehicle Reveals

Four of North America’s leading truck manufacturers have announced they will unveil new vehicles at The Work Truck Show 2018: Chevrolet, Ford, Hino, and International.

Tags: Chevrolet, Hino, Work Truck Show, Ford, International Trucks, WTS18

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Names Long Western Regional VP

Wade Long, Volvo Trucks North America regional vice president for the Western Region of the U.S. Photo: Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America has named Wade Long regional vice president for its Western U.S. region, overseeing business development and ongoing support for 40 dealer locations.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Leadership, People

January 5, 2018 - Press Release

Kinedyne Certified by Women's Business Council

Kinedyne LLC, a business specializing in the design, manufacture, and distribution of cargo securement products to the transportation industry for nearly 50 years, announced national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women President’s Educational Organization-NY.

Tags: Kinedyne, Recognition, Women in Fleet, Women's Business Enterprises

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

House Transpo Chair Shuster Not Running in 2018

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) Photo: Evan Lockridge

Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has announced that he will not seek reelection this year.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Infrastructure, People, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Online Retailers Averaged 1 Million Returns in December

Photo: UPS

UPS is expecting a record 1.4 million returns on Jan. 3 after averaging more than 1 million returns every day before Christmas in December.

Tags: UPS, Retail Sales, E-commerce, Amazon.com, Delivery Fleets

January 2, 2018 - Press Release

LINE-X Raises More than $100K for Charity

LINE-X raised more than $100,000 in just one month for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through participating franchises and thousands of charitable customers.

Tags: LINE-X, Charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Last Chance to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Ballots will close soon for the 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. Now in its 11th year, the award is presented by Work Truck magazine. Vote today!

Tags: Recognition, Medium-Duty Trucks, Awards, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

January 1, 2018 - Industry News

DTE Energy Names Director of Southeast Michigan Gas Operations

Johnson

Mark Johnson leads a team at DTE Gas responsible for maintenance and repair of the natural gas distribution system in Southeastern Michigan.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Promotions

December 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ferguson Names Fleet Manager

Edmondson

Chad Edmondson provides strategic management and oversight of nearly 10,000 assets nationwide.

Tags: New Hire, Service Fleets

December 28, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse to Spin Off Aviation Business

The SureFly Octocopter Photo: Workhorse Group

Workhorse Group announced its intention to spin off its aviation division, which includes its SureFly personal helicopter, into a separate publicly traded company named SureFly Inc. – but it will hold on to the HorseFly drone designed for parcel deliveries.

Tags: Workhorse, Corporate Restructuring, Equity Markets

December 21, 2017 - Press Release

Home Depot Joins TRALA

The Home Depot is the newest member 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, Truck Rental, Home Depot

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tips for Winter Driving Conditions

(Creative Commons image)

Winter weather amplifies the danger of being stranded, broken down or involved in an accident, and not being properly prepared with basic travel needs such as food, blankets, and water can lead to life-threatening scenarios.

Tags: Winter Driving, Snow, Holiday Travel

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