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July 13, 2017 - Product News

Sygic Truck Navigation App Reaches 1M Installs

Photo of HUD courtesy of Sygic.

More than 1 million users have downloaded the Sygic Truck Navigation app on Android to use the navigation platform that's designed for trucks.

Tags: Route Optimization, Navigation, Sygic, Mobile Apps

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Foundation Donates Delivery Van to Meals on Wheels

Caesars Foundation donated its 60th van to Meals on Wheels America. Photo courtesy of Caesars Foundation.

In an effort to help the more than 10 million seniors struggling with hunger and millions more living in isolation, the Caesars Foundation donated its 60th delivery vehicle to Meals on Wheels America.

Tags: Compact Vans, Donations, Delivery Fleets, Charity

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Modagrafics Names VP of Sales

Michael Loizzo Photo: Modagrafics

Modagrafics has named Michael Loizzo vice president of sales following a national search.

Tags: Leadership, Blackberry, People, Modagrafics, Vehicle Graphics

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Water Utility Van Falls into Sinkhole

A Cleveland Water employee was investigating a possible water main leak when the street started to collapse, his van sinking with it.

Tags: Sinkhole, City of Cleveland, Water Utility

July 10, 2017 - Industry News

Iowa City Repurposes Old Trucks

Photo courtesy of City of Muscatine

The City of Muscatine, Iowa, repurposed two old trucks to build a new dump truck. The completed vehicle was inspected by the Iowa Department Transportation and approved for over-the-road use.

Tags: Cost-Cutting, Refurbished Vehicles, Dump Trucks, Vactor

July 10, 2017 - Press Release

Safe Fleet Names VP of Work Truck

BONHAM

Safe Fleet announced that work truck industry veteran, Craig Bonham, has joined Safe Fleet as the new Vice President of Work Truck effective July 1.

Tags: Work Trucks, Safe Fleet, New Hire

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Miss. County Faces Garbage Truck Shortage

Photo via Wikimedia/Jason Lawrence

Simpson County, Miss., has only three of its refuse trucks working after four trucks were disabled in June — two from lighting strikes.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Procurement, Vehicle Damage, Refuse Fleets

June 30, 2017 - Industry News

Trump's DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

The new grant program will emphasize projects that stretch federal highway funding. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The Department of Transportation has retooled the federal Fastlane infrastructure grant program to better align with the Trump administration’s goals of using more public-private partnerships.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar: Executive Changes Will Help Drive Growth

Attendees at HDT's Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange check out Navistar's new International RH model last month. Photo: Kareem Girgis

Navistar officials said they’re optimistic that excitement about their new products and an overall industry bump in truck orders will help them meet their financial goals for the year, while some executive leadership changes announced Wednesday are designed to help keep the company moving into the future.

Tags: Navistar, Senior Management

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Names Truck and Parts President

Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere is moving up to President, Truck and Parts. Photo: Navistar

As Bill Kozek turns his attention to disruptive technologies and vehicle electrification, Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere steps up to fill the position of president, Truck and Parts.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership, People, Electric Vehicles, Disruptive Technology, Parts and Service

June 23, 2017 - Industry News

Bureau of Labor Statistics Creates Price Indexes

Chart courtesy of NTEA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) created four new producer price indexes (PPIs) for the truck equipment industry — two codes for vans, one for service bodies and one for upfits.

Tags: NTEA, Service Bodies, Truck Equipment, Bureau of Labor Statistics

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

SambaSafety Partners with General Information Services

The NAPBS-accredited employment background screening company is partnering with SambaSafety to provide expanded criminal and driver monitoring offerings.

Tags: GIS, SambaSafety

June 20, 2017 - Industry News

FedEx Delivers Quarterly Profit of More Than $1 Billion

Parcel delivery and trucking company FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported it turned its finances around dramatically in the most recent quarter as it also wrapped up its fiscal year.

Tags: FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings

June 20, 2017 - Industry News

GM Names Northeast Region Director for Fleet Sales

Flegg

General Motors Fleet has appointed Betsy Flegg as regional director for the Northeast region following the retirement of Jeff Hagg after a 33-year career, GM has announced.

Tags: Retirement, General Motors, Promotions

June 19, 2017 - Press Release

Yokohama 'Get Trucked Up' Sweepstakes

The grand prize Ram 2500 Power Wagon features modifications including a three-inch dual sport SC lifted suspension, a premium front off-road bumper, 17x8.5 Katla onyx black wheels, and front and rear differential covers. (Photo: Yokohama)

Yokohama Tire Corporation and Nitro Circus are asking: do you want to “Get Trucked Up?” It’s all part of the Yokohama Nitro Circus “Get Trucked Up Giveaway,” where the grand prize is a custom-built, 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4 featuring Yokohama’s all-new GEOLANDAR M/T G003 mud-terrain tires.

Tags: Yokohama, Tires, Ram Power Wagon, Sweepstakes, Ram 2500, Nitro Circus

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

Neb. Utility Expects to Save $50,000 on Insurance

Photo via Wikimedia/Ammodramus

Consolidating its insurance policies will increase the value of the Metropolitan Utilities District’s insured property while lowering premiums and fees.

Tags: Insurance, Omaha Metropolitan Utilities District, Utility Fleets

June 14, 2017 - Industry News

Spartan Motors Opens Flexible Manufacturing Facility

Spartan Motors celebrates it's newest facility opening. (PHOTO: Spartan Motors)

Spartan Specialty Vehicles celebrated the grand opening of its new, flexible manufacturing facility in Charlotte, Mich. The ceremony featured a tour of the facility and the plant’s production of the 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 cabover.

Tags: Spartan Motors, Isuzu FTR, Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Vehicle Production

June 13, 2017 - Industry News

House Members Push for Long-Term Fix for Highway Trust Fund

The Highway Trust Fund will again run out of money in 2020 if no long-term solutions are found. Photo: HDT file photo

More than 250 members of the U.S. House of Representatives Monday sent a letter to Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady, calling for a long-term fix to the Highway Trust Fund.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding

June 12, 2017 - Press Release

CURT Group Acquires UWS

CURT Group, distribution company of towing products and truck accessories, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire United Welding Services (UWS) from Thule, Inc.

Tags: Towing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Work Truck Accessories, CURT Group, Thule, UWS

June 9, 2017 - Industry News

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

President Trump making remarks at U.S. DOT headquarters on June 9, 2017, as Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao looks on. Photo: U.S. DOT

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often stand in the way of completing important infrastructure projects across the nation.”

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

June 9, 2017 - Press Release

TSOA Names New Safety Manager

Transport Solutions of America (TSOA) has announced that Ernie McArthur has joined its staff as safety manager.

Tags: Safety, New Hire, TSOA, Transport Solutions of America

June 6, 2017 - Product News

International Truck Offers Fabco Axle on WorkStar Models

Photo: International

International Truck has announced the availability of the heavy-duty Fabco FSD-20K axle option on its WorkStar lineup.

Tags: WorkStar, Severe Duty, International Trucks, Axles

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Vehicle Technology Bill

Photo: Peloton

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have announced that they are reintroducing the Vehicle Innovation Act, which is aimed at encouraging investment, research, and development in clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies.

Tags: Legislation, Department of Energy, Fuel Efficiency

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Hires Regional Fleet Manager From Sacramento

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Isena Garcia, CAFM, was named manager, regional fleet operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tags: PG&E, City of Sacramento, Utility Fleets, New Hire

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges, including private investment, user fees, technology and more.

Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges, Roads, Highways

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