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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

Garcia

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

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

CURT Manufacturing Changes Name to CURT Group

CURT, a manufacturer of USA-made towing products and truck accessories, unveiled “CURT Group” as its new corporate name. The

Tags: Towing, Curt Manufacturing, Branding, CURT Group

May 30, 2017 - Industry News

DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as DOT’s Regulatory Reform Officer and chairman of the department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. DOT, The Trucking Alliance, Donald Trump

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Spartan Motors Names President, Fleet Vehicles and Services

NINNEMAN

Spartan Motors, Inc., announced the appointment of Tom Ninneman as president of Fleet Vehicles and Services (FVS), which includes the Utilimaster and Spartan Upfit Services brands,

Tags: Upfitting, Utilimaster, Leadership, Spartan Motors, New Hire, Spartan Upfit Services

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder's Three Refrigerated Truck Solutions for Summer

Image of refrigerated trucks courtesy of Ryder.

Demand for refrigerated trucks can spike during summer for weeks in a row, leaving some fleet managers out in the cold due to their own lack of advanced planning. To fill the gap. some fleet managers look to rent needed vehicles.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Truck Rental, Ryder System

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

War of Words Erupts Over Trump's Call to Allow Interstate Tolls

A 39-word statement in a just-released six-page “fact sheet” on President Trump’s “infrastructure initiative” within his overall budget proposal has brought the toll vs. no-toll contenders out swinging.

Tags: Tolls, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump, Toll Management

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Replaces CEO Fields With Mobility Head Hackett

Photo of Jim Hackett courtesy of Ford.

Ford has replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who has led its mobility business unit for the past year. Ford views Hackett as a "transformational business leader" as it seeks to boost profit amid investor pressure.

Tags: Ford, C-Suite, Promotions, Mobility, Automotive Executives

May 19, 2017 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni Celebrates 7,500 Vehicle Lifts Produced

eBright ST 1085s were painted metallic silver to celebrate the 7,500th lift, then sold at a live auction at Stertil-Koni’s annual Distributor Meeting in Stevensville, MD. Photo courtesy of Steril-Koni

Stertil-Koni USA announced that its U.S. manufacturing facility recently produced its 7,500th unit in the USA.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Stertil-Koni

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Enterprise Truck Rental Opens New Location in Indiana

Photo courtesy of Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Truck Rental has opened a new facility in Southern Indiana in the city of New Albany.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Pickup Trucks, Enterprise Truck Rental, Box Trucks

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans

Logo via BRIDGE Act Summary

While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.

Tags: Legislation, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, U.S. Congress, Donald Trump

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Uber Freight Launches for Owner-Operators, Small Fleets

Owner-operators and small fleets can find loads via their mobile devices. Photo: Aether Films, courtesy Uber Freight

Uber is looking to transform the world of freight transport much as it has changed the world of taxis with its ride-sharing app. Deborah Lockridge has the story on what the new Uber Freight is -- and what it's not.

Tags: Uber, Uber for Trucking, Mobile Apps

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Waste Management Names Senior District Fleet Manager

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Sal Conte was named senior district fleet manager at Waste Management in Richmond, Va., and Fredricksburg, Va.

Tags: Waste Management, New Hire

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Michigan Dealer Gives Engine to Vocational College

Presenting the donated engine from Berger Dealer Group are service managers Joe Kook (second from left) and Mike Peters (second from right). Photo courtesy of Baker College.

Baker College’s Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan has been given a $51,558 Paccar MX-13 diesel truck engine, a donation from Berger Dealer Group of Dearborn, Michigan, to enable engine-specific technician training.

Tags: Diesel Engines, MX-13, Technicians, Technician Training, Truck Dealers, Paccar

May 15, 2017 - Press Release

Terex Utilities Appoints New VP and General Manager

Terex Utilities has appointed Clint Weber to vice president and general manager. In this role, Weber will have overall responsibility for leading the worldwide Terex Utilities business.

Tags: New Hire, Terex

May 15, 2017 - Press Release

American Eagle Accessories Names Sales Manager

American Eagle Accessories Group has recently hired Taylor Formanek as a Territory Sales Manager.

Tags: American Eagle, New Hire

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

Kinedyne Designates May as Cargo Securement Awareness Month

Photo: CVSA

With the CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck less than a month away, cargo-control provider Kinedyne has designated May 2017 as the First International Cargo Securement Awareness Month.

Tags: Cargo Management, Kinedyne, Inspections, CVSA, International Roadcheck

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

NGVAmerica Awards Total Trasportation Fleet

NGVAmerica presented the NGV Achievement Award to Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI) for its natural gas fleet program.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Awards, Compressed Natural Gas, Total Transportation

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar’s Sass Surveys the Road Ahead for HDTX Attendees

Jeff Sass addressing attendees of first HDTX fleet networking conference.

As Navistar works to move past the mistakes of the past and looks ahead to the future, International Trucks’ Jeff Sass opened HDT’s inaugural Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix this week with a peek at the future, from electric trucks to autonomous vehicles

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, HDTX

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Names Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its Operating Committee

Jeff Allen Photos: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced the appointment of Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its operating committee.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators: It Pays to Focus on Data and People

HDT's Deborah Lockridge and Phillips' Rob Myers discuss fleet management with Innovators honorees (l-r) Altrichter, Lo Priore, Obermeyer, and Swart. Photo: Jack Roberts

Forward-thinking fleet executives touched on a variety of hot-button topics at the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix, including filtering data, using specs to your advantage, and motivating technicians and drivers.

Tags: HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX, Fleet Events

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Signal to Buy Truck Bodies and Equipment International

Federal Signal Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers.

Tags: TBEI, Truck Bodies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Signal

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Hino Manufacturing Resets U.S. Management Structure

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Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. has appointed a new management team that includes a chairman, president, and two executive vice presidents that places emphasis on North American expertise, according to the truck maker.

Tags: Hino, Promotions, Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A.

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Comments on Fuel Taxes for Highway Infrastructure

Sounds like Donald Trump was listening when ATA visited the White House. Photo: American Trucking Associations

A comment by President Trump in an interview has led to widespread reporting that the president would consider raising fuel taxes to help pay for infrastructure. His press secretary later emphasized that the comments did not indicate support for such a strategy.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

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