Fleet Owner Staff

Fleet Owner Staff
FCA reshuffles executive council

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) reshuffled group executive council (GEC) this week, noting in particular that Mike Manley will become global head of the company’s “Ram Brand” division, with Robert Hegbloom continuing to serve as head of Ram’s North American operations and now reporting to Manley.

FCA also noted that Manley will retain his current GEC responsibilities as chief operating officer for FCA’s Asia-Pacific endeavors as well head of the Jeep Brand.

Other FCA executive changes include:

Navistar to offer new automatic gearbox/engine combo for ProStar tractor

Navistar is adding a new transmission/engine combination for its International ProStar Class 8 highway tractor model: Allison Transmission’s fully automatic TC10 gearbox married to the Cummins ISX15 diesel.

The OEM said this new combination can be ordered beginning in December 2015, with expected delivery dates of early 2016, noted Jeff Sass, Navistar’s senior VP-sales and marketing, in a statement.

DOT offers regional transportation forums

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting 11 so-called “mega-region” forums this September and October to discuss the impact of future transportation demand outlined in its Beyond Traffic 2045 report issued back in February.

Tipping the hat to truck drivers

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week may be winding down, but the work truck drivers do is never truly finished.

Trucking by the Numbers 2015 

Our third annual “By the Numbers” report collects 14 pages of graphs, charts and other data that taken collectively offer a broad picture of the trucking industry’s importance and central role in America. Rather than present the data as part of a focused research project or targeted analysis, our goal is to let the numbers speak for themselves, illustrating through variety and breadth just how deeply trucking impacts our economy, our personal livelihoods, our environment and even our society.

Making the right alternative power decision
When it comes to alternative power, the right fit is everything. But hitting that “sweet spot” can be a lot tougher than it seems. This intensely practical, how-to webinar features special guest speakers Jeff Bush, National Fleet Purchasing Manager with Nestlé Waters North America, and Ronald Gitelman CAFM,MBA, MPA, Fleet Management Program Administrator for Yale University. Bush and Gitelman share their experienced-based insights on successfully choosing and deploying alternative power vehicles from operating issues (sometimes unexpected) to maintenance tips and ROI. Presented by Fleet Owner and sponsored by Ryder.
Telogis takes a top award for commercial telematics service

At the recent Telematics Update – Automotive (TU-Automotive) conference and exposition, Telogis was honored as the Best Commercial Telematics Service Provider. The award was presented during a ceremony in Michigan recognizing companies determined to be “the best in the connected car space” by a panel of judges.  

Making good decisions about alternative power: a free webinar 1

Many fleets today are considering adding alternative power vehicles to their operations, but getting the alternative power choice right can be a lot tougher than it seems.

Photos: New trucks for new routes 

The trends are nothing new. Growth of commerce directly correlates to the expansion of packaged-goods delivery to businesses and homes across the country. The volume of deliverables, from household goods and business supplies to fresh food and produce, perishable products and a wide range of commodities, continues to grow, in large part due to the convenience of online shopping and ordering.

Finding a way out of the driver shortage woes: free webinar March 12

There is plenty of talk about the driver shortage these days, but it can be tougher to find actionable ideas for how to make things better.

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