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October 27, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Searches for Ultimate Fan to Celebrate 1 Millionth Truck

Peterbilt's SuperFan campaign is celebrating the production of its 1 millionth truck, scheduled to take place in mid-January 2018, with a search for the ultimate fan of the truck brand.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Peterbilt

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for a spot at next year’s Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange networking and education event, being held May 9-11, 2018, at the Scottsdale resort at McCormick Ranch outside Phoenix.

Tags: Fleet Management, Events, Fleet Innovators, Suppliers, HDTX

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

NYC to Test Ban on Curbside Deliveries

New York Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Agents will be on hand to enforce moving and parking violations, double parking, and off-route trucks as the city experiments with curbside delivery restrictions to help ease traffic. Photo via NYC Office of the Mayor.

The city will also be expanding its off-hour delivery program for businesses that are interested in receiving deliveries during less busy times.

Tags: New York City, Traffic Congestion, Traffic Violations, Delivery Truck, New York DOT, Congestion, Delivery Fleets

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Administration Moves to Establish Drone Policy

A new drone policy proposed by the Trump Administration allows drone operations up to 200 feet above ground or even 400 feet where appropriate. Photo: UPS

The Trump administration issued a memorandum on Oct. 25 directing the Department of Transportation to establish a program in conjunction with state and local governments to regulate drone operation in delivery applications.

Tags: Technology, Regulations, U.S. DOT, Drones, Donald Trump

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Elects Dave Manning as 73rd Chairman

New ATA Chairman Dave Manning (c) and outgoing chairman Kevin Burch (l) listen as ATA President & CEO Chris Spear introduces Manning to the media at the closing press conference of the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. Photo: David Cullen

American Trucking Associations’ board of directors has elected Dave Manning, president of TCW from Nashville, Tenn., as the federation’s 73rd Chairman.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, People

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

RES Auction Services Joins Proxibid

Image courtesy of Proxibid

The November 18 auction will feature tractors and agricultural implements, as well as construction equipment and related items. Everything you need for your next farm or construction project can found in this auction.

Tags: Remarketing, Auctions, Construction Fleets, Proxibid, RES Auction Services

October 23, 2017 - Press Release

Continental Plant Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Continental’s Mount Pleasant, Iowa, plant, its premier North American manufacturing facility for industrial and automotive hose products, celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Tags: Continental, Anniversaries, Hoses

October 20, 2017 - Press Release

BrandFX Moves Production to Iowa

In an effort to streamline and centralize its production, BrandFX, a manufacturer of composite bodies for service and line trucks, announced its production move to Pocahontas, Iowa.

Tags: Service Bodies, Branding, Upfitters, Production Facility

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

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