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April 26, 2017 - Press Release

Spartan Motors Partners with Ranger Design

Ranger and Spartan Motors will offer a portfolio of work-truck solutions with original equipment manufacturer Ship-Thru availability.

Tags: NAFA Institute & Expo, Partnership, Spartan Motors, Ranger Design

April 26, 2017 - Product News

Verizon Telematics Delivers One-Stop Shop for ELDs

The impending electronic logging device (ELD) deadline from the Federal Carrier Safety Administration is on Dec. 18

Tags: Telematics, ELDs, ELD Mandate, Verizon

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Teletrac Navman's ELD Solution is FMCSA Compliant

Image courtesy of Teletrac Navman.

Teletrac Navman has announced its new Director ELD solution, which meets all currently published technical requirements of FMCSA's Electronic Logging Device mandate.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate, Teletrac Navman

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Promotes Christman to President of Operations

Navistar International has promoted Phil Christman to president, operations, responsible for procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership, People

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Food and Beverage Fleets Choose Propane Autogas

Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national bakery products distributor and home to the iconic S. Rosen’s brand, selected Penske Truck Leasing to serve as its commercial truck fleet maintenance service provider for its 2013 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 bread delivery trucks operating in the Chicago-metro area. (Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech)

Food and beverage fleets are moving toward the use of propane autogas as a fuel source with increasing numbers. From such fleets as Bimbo Bakeries to Alpha Baking company, more and more fleets in the food and beverage vocation are seeing the benefits from this domestic alternative-fuel.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Bimbo Bakeries, ROUSH CleanTech, Alpha Baking Company, Food and Beverage Fleets

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA's New Senior Director Shares Goals

SURVANT

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, appointed George Survant as senior director of fleet relations. Through this position, Survant hopes to strengthen the partnership between the fleet community and NTEA’s core membership.

Tags: NTEA, Fleet Manager of the Year, New Hire

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

Teletrac Navman Partners with PTV Group

The integration through Teletrac Navman’s open API offers carriers a single interface to optimize the list of stops drivers need to complete in a given time period, taking into account vehicle dimensions, load capacity, road restrictions, hazardous materials, and other configurations that may affect the route.

Tags: Telematics, Safety & Compliance, ELD Mandate, Teletrac Navman, DIRECTOR

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Manager of the Year Survant Joins NTEA

Survant

George Survant has joined the work truck association NTEA, and left his role as senior fleet director of Charter Communications, where he was honored as Professional Fleet Manager of the Year.

Tags: NTEA, Fleet Manager of the Year, Charter Communications, New Hire

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2017 Truck Fleet Innovators

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine have announced the 2017 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward-thinking in areas such as driver recruiting and retention, fuel economy, maintenance and more.

Tags: Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX

April 17, 2017 - Press Release

Vanair Names New Chief Procurement Officer

Kelly

Vanair announced the addition of Greg Kelly as its chief procurement officer.

Tags: New Hire, C-Suite

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold to Buy Westport’s APU Business for $70M

Carrier Transicold has signed an agreement to acquire certain IMPCO road and rail transport product lines, including the ComfortPro auxiliary power unit business, from Westport Fuel Systems.

Tags: Carrier Transicold, Mergers & Acquisitions, Westport, APUs

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

HDTX to Feature Interactive Fuel Efficiency Roundtables

Photo: NACFE

Participants in next month’s Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange event will participate in a special roundtable discussion about fuel economy technologies, facilitated by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and HDT editors.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Events, NACFE, HDTX

April 13, 2017 - Industry News

Innovative Thinking to Highlight New Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange

Tim Richardson will teach HDTX attendees how to better foster innovative thinking. Photo courtesy Tim Richardson.

Tim Richardson, co-author of the book “Transformation Thinking: Tools and Techniques That Open the Door to Powerful New Thinking,” will be the keynote speaker for HDT’s new Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange event next month, helping attendees learn how to overcome the barriers that hold back innovative thinking.

Tags: Events, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX

April 13, 2017 - Press Release

Navistar Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Fleet Charge

Navistar announced the 30th anniversary of its Fleet Charge program — Navistar’s private label purchasing card program.

Tags: Navistar Fleet Charge, 30th Anniversary, Payment Cards

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Pressure Systems International Buys Truck System Technologies

San Antonio-based Pressure Systems International has acquired Truck System Technologies, a provider of tire-pressure monitoring and mobile-asset management systems technology.

Tags: Tire Inflation, P.S.I.

April 5, 2017 - Industry News

Georgia DOT Plans to Reopen I-85 by June 15

Image: Georgia Dept. of Transportation

Georgia’s Department of Transportation is aiming to complete rebuilding of the stretch of I-85 that collapsed last week — slicing one of the main arteries through metropolitan Atlanta — by June 15, which would be roughly 10 weeks since the collapse.

Tags: NTSB, Atlanta, I-85, Georgia DOT, Georgia, Highways

April 4, 2017 - Press Release

Hino Trucks Adds Dealer Certification Program

Hino Trucks introduced the latest group of dealers that have been selected as “Certified Ultimate," Hino’s dealer excellence program.

Tags: Hino, Truck Dealers

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

I-85 Collapse Causing Traffic Nightmare in Atlanta

The collapse of a section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta caused by a fire has shut down all lanes of the important Atlanta artery, bringing traffic delays in the area to critical levels.

Tags: Infrastructure, Traffic Congestion, Atlanta, Delivery Delays

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Staffers Discuss NAFTA With MEMA

Photo via WhiteHouse.gov

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association took part in a meeting with White House staff during which it sought information on possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Tags: NAFTA, MEMA, Manufacturing, Suppliers, Donald Trump

March 27, 2017 - Press Release

PALFINGER Names Regional Sales Manager

PALFINGER announced the appointment of Keith Ball as regional sales manager - South Central for Omaha Standard Palfinger.

Tags: Omaha Standard PALFINGER, Promotions

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Goodyear Names 34th Highway Hero at MATS

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepted the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show for saving the life of an incapacitated driver.

Tags: Driver Safety, Goodyear, Truck Drivers, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS, Image

March 23, 2017 - Press Release

ARI Launches Fleet Monitoring Tool

Screenshot of ARI WatchList courtesy of ARI.

ARI WatchList notifies a fleet manager of critical events as they happen and allows such events to be monitored in a newsfeed format.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, ARI, Fleet Management Companies

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Sets Dealer Growth Record, Completes Denton Plant Expansion

Completion of a plant expansion at the company's Denton, Texas manufacturing plant will improve manufacturing efficiency an help feed a record 93 new dealer locations, added since 2013.

Tags: Peterbilt, Vehicle Manufacturing, Dealers

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Names New President and CEO

Roger Nielsen Photo: DTNA

Roger Nielsen has been named president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America and its affiliated companies Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Customer Chassis Corporation.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings

FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported increased net earnings in its most recent quarter, but it missed Wall Street expectations.

Tags: FedEx, FedEx Freight, Fleet Earnings

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