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October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Adds DriveCam to 4,400 Trucks

Image courtesy of Ryder and Lytx

Ryder System, Inc. announced its partnership with Lytx and the implementation of DriveCam into 4,400 Ryder vehicles supporting its Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) and Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS) business divisions.

Tags: DriveCam, Accident Management, Lytx, Ryder

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Automotive Lift Institute Moves, Opens LiftLab

Photo of LiftLab courtesy of ALI

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) officially opened its new headquarters and LiftLab

Tags: Automotive Lift Institute, ALI, Truck Lifts, LiftLab

October 19, 2017 - Industry News

eBay Offers Tire Installation in U.S.

eBay Motors also announced a Virtual Tech service. (Image courtesy of eBay Motors)

Shoppers who purchase tires on eBay can opt to have them shipped to a local installation location at no additional cost. The online selling platform has 9,000 installation locations across the U.S.

Tags: Replacement Tires, Tires, eBay Motors, Technicians, Tire Installation

October 19, 2017 - Industry News

Omnitracs, Samsung Partner on ELD Solution

Image courtesy of Samsung

The partnership drives the creation of a fully-integrated joint solution, combining Samsung mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) and security solutions with Omnitracs’ XRS fleet management software to improve safety, data security, and productivity for U.S.-based fleets.

Tags: Omnitracs, ELDs, Samsung

October 17, 2017 - Industry News

Former Chrysler Fleet GM MacDonald Dies

MacDonald

John MacDonald, who ran Chrysler's fleet unit for several years in the 1990s, died at his home on Walloon Lake, Mich., earlier this month. He was 72.

Tags: Dodge, Obituary, Chrysler, Automotive Executives

October 17, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Elevates Mohnke to SVP of Sales, Marketing, and Operations

Mohnke

Nissan North America has named Dan Mohnke senior vice president of sales, marketing and operations in the U.S., where he will oversee light commercial vehicles and report to the company's North America chairman.

Tags: Nissan, Automotive Executives, Promotions

October 16, 2017 - Press Release

VIPAR Establishes Disaster Relief Fund

The VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies has established a relief fund to help the employees of VIPAR Heavy Duty, Power Heavy Duty and other aftermarket warehouse distributors severely impacted by the recent hurricanes and earthquakes.

Tags: Hurricanes, Vipar Heavy Duty, Disaster Relief, Earthquakes

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA Produces New Training Course

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NTEA has produced Truck Equipment 101, a training program covering all aspects of work trucks and the industry — from chassis and powertrains to bodies and cab styles.

Tags: Upfitting, NTEA, Training, Continuing Education, Truck-Mounted Equipment

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Supports President’s Health Insurance Executive Order

Screenshot via WhiteHouse.gov

The American Trucking Associations has praised President Trump for signing an executive order that will allow individuals to purchase health insurance through association health plans.

Tags: Driver Health, Healthcare Costs, Donald Trump

October 12, 2017 - Press Release

DTNA Facility Donates $100k to Chairity

To help the community through its DaimlerCares program, Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C. donated $100,000 to the Rowan County Chapter of United Way, along with $20,000 in donations to seven other non-profits.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Western Star, Charity, United Way, Donations

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

Solar-Powered Reefer Successfully Tested in California

In addition to eliminating emissions, the Rayfrigeration unit is projected to reduce operations costs by up to 90%. Photo: eNow

The eNow-supplied panels cut emissions and kept dairy products properly refrigerated in summer heat, the company said.

Tags: Solar Power, Reefers, Solar Charging, Solar Panel, Trailers

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

Former CIA, NSA Director Hayden to Keynote Work Truck Show

Hayden

General Michael Hayden, a retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will keynote the Work Truck Show 2018.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Keynote Speaker, Military, NTEA

October 5, 2017 - Press Release

Work Truck Show Registration Opens

Online registration and housing for The Work Truck Show 2018 are live at worktruckshow.com. North America’s largest work truck event is scheduled for March 6 to 9 at the Indiana Convention Center.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Fleet Events

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Shell Wants to Make Pickup Truck Official Vehicle of America

One of the mascot trucks by Tommy Pike Customs courtesy of Shell Lubricants.

To pay homage to the substantial role pickup trucks play in shaping our nation and working their way into all parts of our society, Shell is honoring the vehicle by leading a national Shell ROTELLA campaign, entitled Pickup Pride which may forever change the way Americans view the pickup truck.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Shell Lubricants, Petitions

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Organizers Pronounce Inaugural NACV Show Success, Plan for 2019

Ribbon cutting for the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. From left-right Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Managing Board Member Deutsche Messe, Elisabeth Barna, COO American Trucking Association, Larry Turner, President and CEO Hannover Fairs USA, and Jim Glionna, Chairman and Founder Newcom Business Media. Photo: NACV

Organizers of the first North American Commercial Vehicle Show held last week say they’re happy with the results of the show’s business-to-business concept and focus on global technology, and they learned how to improve the next one, to be held in 2019.

Tags: NACV Show

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Colorado Showed Fastest Truck Order-to-Delivery for 2017

Photo of the 2017 Colorado courtesy of Chevrolet.

The Chevrolet Colorado truck logged the fastest order-to-delivery (OTD) time among trucks in the 2017 model-year, averaging 64 days, a 17-day improvement over 2016 figures.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Chevrolet Colorado, Order to Delivery, 2017-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

Webinar Explores Ways to Keep Fuel Costs Under Control

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank Voyager.

Explore the many ways fuel costs can get out of control and how you can stop it.

Tags: Voyager Fuel Card, Fuel Costs, U.S. Bank, Fuel, Fuel Budgets

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet to Offer Class 4/5 Silverados

Photo by Paul Clinton

Chevrolet will offer Class 4 and 5 versions of its Silverado for commercial users in fields such as construction, utility services, and first responders, the company announced at the Texas Auto Show.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4, Chassis Cab Trucks, Texas Auto Show

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Nominates Martinez to Head FMCSA

Raymond Martinez Photo: NJ.gov

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission chief administrator Raymond Martinez has been nominated by the Trump Administration to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Leadership, New Jersey, People, Donald Trump

September 25, 2017 - Press Release

Enterprise Truck Rental Now in Kansas City

Enterprise Truck Rental has opened its first location in the Kansas City area. The new Enterprise Truck Rental facility in Olathe, Kansas, is situated on a 1.7-acre lot and is co-located with an Enterprise Rent-A-Car office.

Tags: Truck Rental, Enterprise Truck Rental

September 22, 2017 - Industry News

Businesses Can Expense Up to $500K in Truck Purchases

Businesses can expense up to $500,000 in tax year 2017 for certain capital expenditures, including commercial work trucks such the FUSO FE/FG Series. (Image courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America)

The U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Section 179 (commonly referred to as IRC-179) allows businesses to expense up to $500,000 in the tax year 2017 for certain capital expenditures, including commercial work trucks.

Tags: IRS, Taxes, Vehicle Purchasing

September 21, 2017 - Industry News

California Passes Clean Air Bill with $895M in Vehicle Incentives

$140 million will go toward incentivizing cleaner vehicles at California’s ports. Photo: Jim Park.

The Clean Air Initiative provides $895 million for incentive programs that cut emissions from diesel and other greenhouse gas producing pollutants.

Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Port of Los Angeles, California, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Emissions Reduction, State Legislation, Ports

September 19, 2017 - Industry News

Banfield Foundation Unveils American Humane Rescue Truck

Image of the Banfield Foundation's new 50-foot truck unveiling courtesy of PR Newsire

Banfield Foundation unveiled a new, 50-foot American Humane rescue truck dedicated to helping safeguard animals on the West Coast. The truck's launch comes at a crucial time as thousands of Americans and their pets continue to face emergency and rescue needs in the aftermath of recent disasters.

Tags: Vocational Trucks, Pet Rescue, Banfield Foundation, Rescue Truck

September 18, 2017 - Industry News

2017 Fleet Visionaries Honored at AFLA

Photo of Sonya Garrepy, the 2017 Fleet Visionary of the Year, by Eric Gandarilla.

The second class of fleet visionaries were honored at the 2017 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) annual conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 18.

Tags: AFLA, Awards, Merchants Fleet Management, Fleet Visionary Award, AFLA Conference

September 18, 2017 - Industry News

Bridgestone Names Head of North American Commercial Business

Scott Damon Photo: Bridgeston Americas

Bridgestone Americas has announced that Scott Damon has been named president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, effective Oct. 1.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People

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