February 29, 2012 - Industry News
TORONTO - AlertDriving announced the release of its Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) training program. Created specifically for commercial and medium-duty vocational truck drivers, this new seven module training package has been designed to reduce the risk of drivers committing violations under CSA regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA 2010, AlertDriving
February 29, 2012 - Press Release
Auto Truck Group has opened a second facility in Kansas City, Missouri, which will primarily focus on upfitting Ford F-150 pickup trucks using the Ford ship-thru program.
Tags: Auto Truck Group, Ship-Thru
Fras-le North America Inc., a friction material manufacturer, announced it will begin producing heavy-duty lining at its friction manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala.
Tags: Meritor, Brakes, Fras-le, friction metals
The Houston, Texas, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President's Award for 2011 at the company's annual sales banquet.
Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions
February 28, 2012 - Industry News
PRINCETON, NJ - According to a statement from NAFA, “Beyond Fleet aims to elevate the status of fleet managers beyond the fleet management community into the mainstream business world where, oftentimes, few understand the true value of your position.”
Tags: NAFA, role of the fleet manager, Beyond Fleet
February 24, 2012 - Industry News
MT. LAUREL, NJ - Last year served as a warning for fleets with large trucks to get ready for the significant compliance changes taking place in 2012 as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010).
Tags: FMCSA, ARI, CSA 2010, Tim Delaney
February 23, 2012 - Industry News
TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 100 Truck fleets. If you have more than 500 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.
Tags: Automotive Fleet, Trucks, Top 100 Truck Fleets
February 22, 2012 - Press Release
Teletrac, a provider of advanced fleet management solutions for the trucking sector, announced availability of an interface between its award-winning Fleet Director GPS and vehicle tracking solutions and TruckMate, an enterprise transportation software solution from TMW Systems.
Tags: Fleet Director, Teletrac, TruckMate, TMW Systems
J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers, a division of Somerset Welding & Steel, announced that Ryan Johnson joined the J&J team as an inside parts sales representative.
Tags: J&J Truck Bodies
Hino Trucks' "INSIGHT", the most advanced web-based location and telematics solution in the medium-duty commercial truck market, was named one of Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 20 new products for 2011.
Tags: Hino Trucks, INSIGHT
GPS Insight, a provider of GPS tracking (AVL) solutions for commercial fleets, will be hosting a webinar which speaks to the use of GPS tracking for utility fleets.
Tags: GPS Insight, Utility Fleets, Webinar
Networkfleet, a wireless fleet management company, announced it has partnered with ServMan, an enterprise management system for the service industry, to streamline field workforce scheduling and dispatching.
Tags: GPS, Hughes Telematics, Networkfleet, ServMan
GreenRoad announced a new driver recognition program called "GreenRoad Fleet Elite" designed to recognize the best fleet drivers on the road, and provide internal motivation and recognition for best driver performance.
Tags: GreenRoad, GreenRoad Fleet Elite
February 22, 2012 - Industry News
CHARLOTTE, MI - Spartan Motors, Inc. announced that it will relocate Utilimaster Corporation's manufacturing operations, headquarters, and all supporting departments and functions, to Bristol, Ind., from the current location in Wakarusa, Ind.
Tags: Utilimaster, Spartan Motors, Isuzu Reach
SAN RAMON, CA - Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo brand of engine oils, lubricants, and coolants, awarded Sun Coast Resources, a Houston-based petroleum distributor, a new package delivery truck in acknowledgment of its strong growth in 2011.
Tags: Chevron, Delivery Truck, Sun Coast Resources
GULFPORT, MS - What was intended to be just a green truck wash may have turned into the closest thing to a perpetual energy system the world has ever seen.
Tags: Truck Wash, National Truck Funding, American Truck Group
NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) has formed an integrated mining tire business unit and reorganized its Bridgestone Commercial Group.
Tags: Bridgestone, Commercial Tires, Mining, mining tires
CAMBRIDGE, MA - Using electric vehicles can markedly lower the costs of a fleet of delivery trucks. Electric vehicles can cost 9-12 percent less to operate than trucks powered by diesel engines.
Tags: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Battery-Electric Vehicles
February 15, 2012 - Industry News
WASHINGTON – Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 13,200 2011 model-year F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from Feb. 1, 2010 through July 1, 2011 as well as 2012 model-year F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2011 through Oct. 25, 2011.
Tags: Recalls, strip chassis, Ford, NHTSA
February 15, 2012 - Press Release
LOS ANGELES - PartsChannel, Inc. announced the company has received certification under NSF International's Automotive Collision Parts Distribution Program.
Tags: PartsChannel, NSF
BROADVIEW, IL - To improve both communication and technical support, Bosch has launched a new technical support hotline number for all technical questions regarding Bosch Parts, Equipment and Services.
Tags: Bosch, Hotline
TREVOSE, PA - The CEI Group, Inc. will be an exhibitor at the American Trucking Association's Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Tampa, Florida Feb. 20-23, sponsored by the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council.
Tags: ATA, National Private Truck Council, CEI Group
RESTON, VA - The number of commercial fleet operators that have adopted written policies pertaining to employee use of cell phones while driving on-the-job has increased 31 percent in the past nine months.
Tags: FMCSA, ZoomSafer, cell phone laws
ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations filed a petition with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Feb. 14, asking the court to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recently published final rule changing the hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Hours of Service, HOS
POWAY, CA - Mitchell 1's video on its forthcoming ProDemand information product, now available for viewing on YouTube, shows the Mitchell 1 product management team discussing the many features and benefits of the new software program as well as the design thinking and user input that went into developing it.
Tags: Mitchell 1, ProDemand
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