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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, Black Book, Cox Automotive

August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Arizona Contractor Names Fleet Manager

Specker

Dan Specker was named fleet manager for SDB Contracting Services in Chandler, Ariz. He assumed this position in June.

Tags: Construction Fleets, New Hire

August 30, 2017 - Press Release

MetroGistics Hires Business Development VP

Moritz

Vehicle logistics provider MetroGistics has hired Susan Moritz as vice president of business development. In this new position, she will be responsible for leading and growing the OEM and mega dealer business segments.

Tags: MetroGistics, Vehicle Logistics, New Hire

August 30, 2017 - Industry News

Harvey Nearly Halts Commercial Fleet Activity in Houston

Photo of a flooded Houston on Aug. 27 Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard.

Heavy flooding from what is now Tropical Storm Harvey has disrupted commercial fleets in the Houston area, as corporations and fleet management companies have begun reaching out to their employees and fleet drivers to ensure their safety and assess damage to fleet vehicles.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricanes, Natural disaster, American Red Cross, Element Fleet Management

August 29, 2017 - Industry News

California Gears up for Stricter Diesel Truck Emissions Regulations

California legislators may soon target older diesel trucks in a new round of tough state emissions regulations. Photo: Jim Park

Diesel-powered trucks appear to be in the crosshairs once again as California legislators, citing overwhelming public support, call for even tougher emissions regulations.

Tags: California, CALSTART, Diesel Technology Forum, CARB, Emissions Reduction, Diesel Emissions, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Regulations

August 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ram Launches Agriculture Market-Specific Model

Ram supports American farmers with the first truck designed specifically for the agriculture industry. (PHOTO: FCA US)

The Ram Harvest Edition is the industry’s first agricultural market-specific truck and is visually distinguished by two new colors: Case IH Red and New Holland Blue.

Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, CASE, Agricultural Fleets

August 29, 2017 - Industry News

UPS, FedEx Pledge $1 Million to Harvey Recovery Effort

Photo via UPS

UPS and FedEx have both pledged $1 million through charitable foundations in support of recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey.

Tags: Natural disaster, Hurricanes, Disaster Relief, UPS, Charity, Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017 - Industry News

Hurricane Harvey Could Disrupt Trucking for Some Time

Photo: Texas Army National Guard/ Lt. Zachary West

Hurricane Harvey, whose heavy rains brought devastating flooding to Houston and much of south Texas, may yet cause more trouble for the region-- the National Weather Service predicting an additional 25 inches of rain through the end of the week in certain areas.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Hurricanes, Flooding, Congestion, Houston, Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017 - Industry News

CVSA to Take Phased-In Approach to ELD Mandate

Are enforcement personnel ready for Dec. 18 ELD deadline? Photo: Kentucky State Police

The nation’s commercial vehicle enforcement officials say there’s no reason to delay the December start date for the electronic logging device mandate – but they will delay implementing out-of-service criteria related to ELDs until April 1, 2018.

Tags: CVSA, Enforcement, ELD Mandate

August 27, 2017 - Industry News

Harvey Causing Historic Flooding in South Texas

Screenshot from KHOU 11 News

With the National Weather Service calling Hurricane Harvey "unprecedented" and "beyond anything experienced," hundreds of highways are closed, trucking is already mobilizing relief, and at least one trucker was among the thousands who had to be rescued over the weekend.

Tags: Hurricanes, Disaster Relief, FEMA, Texas, Natural disaster, Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017 - Industry News

Automated Drone Inspections Offered for Electric Utilities

Photo courtesy of Sharper Shape

Sharper Shape’s ADI Flight Planner software automatically creates accurate 3D models of powerlines using LiDAR data and creates optimized routes for automatically inspecting utility assets.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Drones, Asset Management

August 25, 2017 - Industry News

Product Standards for Heavy-Duty Aftermarket in Development

This project was initiated to help independent HD distributors and their supplier community to communicate product and system attributes more effectively to provide a faster, more accurate experience for the end customer. Preliminary development is underway.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Associations, Aftermarket, Industry Standards, HDDA

August 25, 2017 - Industry News

Travel Advisories in Effect as Hurricane Harvey Nears Texas

The National Hurricane Center is advising against all but essential local travel on roadways affected by Hurricane Harvey. Photo: National Hurricane Center

Meteorologists say the storm could dump up to 30 inches of water on the Texas and Louisiana coasts and are urging drivers to stay off of roads.

Tags: Hurricanes, Louisiana, Storm Response, Texas DOT, Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni Sponsor of National Lift Week

Heavy-duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced it will once again sponsor the industry’s National Lift Week, which will be celebrated in locations across North America Oct. 2-7, 2017, and showcase best practices in vehicle lift safety, service, and performance.

Tags: Stertil-Koni, National Lift Week

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Detroit Reman Acquires Mascot Truck Parts

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing is acquiring the North American business operations of Mascot Truck Parts, a provider of remanufactured driveline components for the heavy- and medium-duty aftermarket.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Remanufacturing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Drivelines

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Acquires Active Steering Technology Supplier

Wabco Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire RH Sheppard Co., a supplier of commercial vehicle technologies, including vehicle steering capabilities, such as active steering technology.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, Wabco, Mergers & Acquisitions, Autonomous Vehicles, Steering

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