SPRING BRANCH, TX. Chevrolet this week rolled out the 2014 lineup of its Silverado full-size, light-duty pickups. According to the OEM, the trucks have been redesigned “from hood to hatch.” Indeed, the 2014 version is markedly distinctive from the previous generation (2007-13 model years) of the biggest-selling Chevy model in the U.S.
Back in 2011, seeking to further cut operating costs, Brock Ackerman, president of refrigerated carrier K&B Transportation, took a look at an automatic tire-inflation system for trailer tires.
According to Ackerman, he was so impressed with the potential for savings from reduced tire wear that it presented he “immediately decided to retrofit 150 units already built with the system.” Then he quickly opted to buy 825 more of the systems for the remainder of that trailer build.
King of the road for decades when it comes to powering trucks, diesel will not easily nor soon fall from its throne despite the inroads alternative fuels are making into its territory. There are both near- and long-term reasons to argue that the alternative voted most likely to succeed diesel— natural gas in its two fuel forms—will fall short of fully marginalizing diesel’s role in trucking.Indeed, regardless of what alternative fuels exist now or will in the future, why diesel has been so effective for so long as a truck fuel cannot be discounted.
If you are a fleet owner who wants to “feel really good about [switching to trucks powered by] LNG, you’ll want crude oil to remain at $100 [bbl] or above,” contends independent consultant Jon T.Gabrielsenin a newly released white paper he authored, titled “An Analysis of Long-Run Economic Scenarios for LNG versus Diesel for Transportation Fuel.”
Details have begun emerging in the general media about the April 15th raid of the Knoxville, TN, corporate headquarters of major truckstop operator Pilot Flying J by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The number of new Class 8 order cancellations fell again in March to continue a positive trend first sighted late last year, Kenny Vieth, president & senior analyst of commercial-vehicle market analysis and forecasting firm ACT Research (ACT), told FleetOwner.
MONTREAL, QC. Navistar International Corp. executives provided an update on its near-term product planning during a news conference held to roll out its “re-launched” International 9900i heavy-haul and Paystar 5900 SBA [set back axle] vocational truck models here at the ExpoCam truck show yesterday.
A class action lawsuit filed against Navistar International Corp. by a group of shareholders alleges that the OEM essentially lied to investors about its efforts to achieve compliance with EPA 2010 diesel-engine emissions rules.
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of purchasers of common stock of Navistar International Corp. during the period between Nov. 3, 2010, and Aug. 1, 2012, inclusive.
Well-established auctioneering firm Ritchie Bros. has officially launched its own online marketplace— dubbed EquipmentOne.com— to serve private buyers and sellers of used industrial equipment and materials
Executives of any size of for-hire or private fleet need not be intimidated by information technology when strategizing on how to best tie into the supply chain to serve even the most demanding shipper of any size.
Executives of any size of for-hire or private fleet need not be intimidated by information technology when strategizing on how to best tie into the supply chain to serve even the most demanding shipper.
What fleets should know is that there are more than a few ways to skin this particular cat. And above all, they should keep in mind this succinct but rich definition from BusinessDictionary.com of what exactly is supply chain management: