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September 15, 2017 - Industry News

Auto Parts Supplier Adopts Specialized Crane for Transit Vans

Photo courtesy of Venco Venturo.

Automotive Parts Solutions worked with a truck equipment upfitter, North Central Truck Equipment, to install a specialized crane application developed by Venco Venturo, the Venturo VC1000 Van Crane, for the Ford Transit.

Tags: Equipment, Cranes, Venco Venturo, Full-Size Vans

September 13, 2017 - Industry News

Hurricane Irma Could Wipe out 400,000 Vehicles

Photo of replacement rental vehicles being transported to the Houston area courtesy of Enterprise Holdings.

As many as 400,000 vehicles in Florida will need to be replaced as a result of Hurricane Irma, including as many as 11,000 fleet vehicles, according to Cox Automotive.

Tags: Enterprise Holdings, Hurricanes, Cox Automotive, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey

September 13, 2017 - Industry News

Hurricanes Could Cost GDP Half a Percentage Point in Q3

Noel Perry speaking at the FTR Transportation Conference. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Speaking about the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma at the FTR Transportation Conference, analysts estimated that the economic impact on the region could cost GDP 0.5% in the third quarter of 2017.

Tags: FTR, GDP, Spot Freight, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Economic Conditions

September 12, 2017 - Industry News

Florida Escapes Worst of Irma, Impact Felt Across State

Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams conduct rescue operations in Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 11, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 7

Hurricane Irma's late shift to the west seems to have spared Florida the worst of the storm, but even with reduced impact, its effects are widespread.

Tags: Florida, Fuel Prices, Natural Disaster, Hurricanes, Ports, FEMA, Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth Joins SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth T680 with 76-inch sleeper. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has announced that it will participate in the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II program, collaborating closely with the Paccar Technical Center and DAF Trucks, a subsidiary of Paccar, to develop fuel efficient technologies.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Fuel Efficiency, DOE, Paccar MX Engine, SuperTruck

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

President Trump Nominates FWHA Administrator

Paul Trombino Photo via McClure Engineering

President Trump has nominated Paul Trombino to be the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, replacing current acting administrator Brandye Hendrickson.

Tags: Infrastructure, Leadership, U.S. DOT, FHWA, Donald Trump

September 11, 2017 - Press Release

Remy Names VP of Sales

MOEN

Darwin Moen has joined Remy Power Products as its new vice president of sales, responsible for sales strategy, program development, customer relations, category management, and establishing and managing key performance indicators.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Remy, New Hire, Remy Power Products

September 11, 2017 - Press Release

NTEA Announces New Event for Work Truck Show

At Fleet Technical Congress, fleet managers can explore the latest technology solutions while gaining management insights from leaders of some of the country's biggest fleets and suppliers.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Fleet Events

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Fuso Promotes Hedbany to Manager, Field Services

Gene Hedbany Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America promoted Gene Hedbany from product support manager to a new position as manager, field services.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Leadership, People

September 8, 2017 - Press Release

TBEI/Ox Bodies Names New President

BELL

Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI), a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation, announced Henry Bell was promoted to General Manager/President of Ox Bodies, Inc.

Tags: TBEI, Federal Signal, Promotions, Ox Bodies

September 8, 2017 - Global News

Canada Approves Ambassador Bridge Expansion on Border

Photo: Jim Park

Canada has issued the final permit needed for the Ambassador Bridge expansion project to continue.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Ambassador Bridge, Bridges, Global, Infrastructure

September 8, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. Utilities Gear Up for Hurricane Irma

With 6.2 million utility customers without power as of Monday morning, utilities across the State of Florida have prepared their fleets to minimize damage and respond in a timely manner.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Duke Energy, Storm Response, Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017 - Industry News

DTNA Breaks Ground on Logistics Center

Stefan Pies, Henning O. Bruns, Bob Riley, and Joel Demelza break ground on a new logistics center at the Cleveland, N.C. Truck Plant. (Photo courtesy of DTNA)

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) broke ground, paving the way for a modern logistics center at its Cleveland, N.C. truck manufacturing plant.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks North America, Cabovers, Truck Plant, Truck Manufacturing

September 7, 2017 - Industry News

Wildfires Bring States of Emergency in the West

A member of the Oregon National Guard firefighting team assigned to the Horse Prairie Fire, near Camas Valley, Ore.  Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Van Mourik / 173rd Fighter Wing/ Public Affairs

Certain federal motor carrier regulations have been suspended in some Western states due to large wildfires, as governors have declared officials states of emergency in Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, and the Dakotas.

Tags: Washington, Montana, Fire, Oregon, Natural Disaster, Emergencies

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Florida Braces for Hurricane Irma’s Impact

Hurricane Irma, already one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever develop in the Atlantic, will likely make landfall on the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. In preparation, state and federal agencies are already declaring an emergency on the ground.

Tags: FMCSA, Florida, Regulations, Natural Disaster, Hurricanes, Disaster Relief, Hurricane Irma

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Transportation Group Opposes De-Funding Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) has introduced an amendment that would defund the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. Photo: Office of Rep. Gary Palmer

A large group representing manufacturers, transportation associations, and clean air and health advocates sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing a proposed amendment to the House Interior-EPA appropriations bill that would remove all funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, DERA, U.S. Congress, Federal Grants, Funding, Diesel Emissions, Alternative Fuels

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

TRALA Truck Purchases Increase

JACOBY

Members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) purchased 29% of all Class 2-7 commercial trucks in the U.S. and purchased more than 23% of all Class 8 tractors in 2016, according to a new industry survey.

Tags: TRALA, Vehicle Purchasing

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Rebounds with $37 Million Quarterly Profit

Navistar International Corp. on Sept. 6 that it rolled back into the black during its fiscal third quarter with a profit of $37 million, although it would have been higher had it not been involved in litigation over its earlier model engines.

Tags: Navistar, Quarterly Earnings, Navistar International

September 4, 2017 - Industry News

Best Buy Promotes Senior Fleet Analyst

Hanna

Scott Hanna has been named analyst, material handling equipment – supply chain engineering for Best Buy in Richfield, Minn.

Tags: Best Buy

September 4, 2017 - Industry News

California Freight Hauler Names Fleet Manager

Garcia

John Garcia has been named fleet manager for Harbor Division Inc., a freight hauling company that has been transporting ocean containers since 1986. Based in Long Beach, Calif., Garcia joined the company in June.

Tags: New Hire

September 4, 2017 - Industry News

Kentucky Water Utility Hires Fleet Services Administrator

Wayne Dunn was named fleet services administrator for One Water MSD/LWC in Louisville, Ky. He assumed this position in June.

Tags: Waste Management, Utility Fleets, New Hire

September 1, 2017 - Industry News

AFLA Names 2017 President Award Winners

Bieger

The Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) has announced the recipients of the 2017 President's Award, which honors individuals who have excelled in their service to AFLA’s current president.

Tags: AFLA, Automotive Fleet, Awards

September 1, 2017 - Industry News

North Carolina Equipment Fleet Hires Fleet Manager

Young

Jock Young was named fleet manager for Carolina Tractor & Equipment (CTE) of Charlotte, N.C. CTE is the parent company to multiple business units including Carolina CAT, LiftOne, and Pinnacle Cranes.

Tags: Heavy Equipment, Time Warner Cable, New Hire

August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Ready for Harvey Recovery, Spot Market Data Suggests

Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs - Visual Communications Division

Noel Perry with FTR and Truckstop.com explores what spot freight data can tell us about Hurricane Harvey’s impact to the trucking industry, examining how the market is predicting conditions on the ground.

Tags: Flooding, Spot Market Freight Volume, Truckstop.com, Hurricane Harvey

August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Hurricane Harvey Could Create 1M Salvage Vehicles

Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard.

While market watchers agree that Hurricane Harvey's impact stretches beyond Houston-area automotive business, estimates on exactly how many vehicles will need to be replaced vary between half a million and million vehicles, including as many as 18,500 fleet vehicles.

Tags: Hurricane Harvey, Natural Disaster, Cox Automotive, Black Book

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