Fleet Owner Staff

Fleet Owner Staff
Out today: What you need to know about the new engine oils

Two new engine oil blends in development for over five years have been officially released on the trucking market: CK-4 and FA-4. The oils are the offspring of the Proposed Category 11, or PC-11, engine oil classification, which gained final approval from the American Petroleum Institute (API) in January.

Preparing your trucks for winter: Nine tips

Wintertime is tough on trucks. For starters, cold temperatures can affect everything from batteries to tire inflation levels, while the chemicals used to keep roadways free of ice and snow increase the risk of corrosion to trucks and trailers alike.

Truck tonnage shrinks in October

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) for-hire truck tonnage index contracted 0.3% in October, following a revised 6.3% drop during September though year-to-date tonnage is up 2.5% overall compared to the same stretch in 2015.

Yet Bob Costello, ATA’s chief economist, expressed confidence in a statement that the industry should be near the bottom of the current tonnage cycle

Diesel prices continue to fall, down 2.2 cents

The average U.S. retail pump price for diesel fell 2.2 cents in the Nov. 21 report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to $2.421 per gallon. That’s 2.4 cents cheaper than this time last year.

Every region saw a price decline, paced by the Rocky Mountains, where a gallon was 3.7 cents cheaper ($2.455), and California, down 3.3 cents ($2.804).

IronPlanet launches new service for fleets, partners with veterans' charity
Online used equipment marketplace IronPlanet has launched Fleet Services to allow easier bulk purchasing in conjunction with its TruckPlanet marketplace.
Webinar: Eight ways to improve driver retention

If you think you’ve heard it all before when it comes to the subject of driver retention, think again. A free webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 2 ET/11 PT, brings together one of the country’s top driver retention experts and two fleet executives for a fresh look at solutions for the problem of driver retention.

Verizon completes Fleetmatics acquisition

Verizon Communications Inc. today announced completion of its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group PLC for $60 per share in cash.

Museum Celebrates the History of Work Trucks

America’s Car Museum (ACM), an entity of America’s Automotive Trust, is an institution that believes it is designed to “celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile” and help citizens of all ages learn

FinditParts guarantees two-day delivery via ‘Express’ shipping

FinditParts, a supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts online, today announced it has launched FinditParts Express, an expedited shipping program to guarantee second-day delivery on select items based on recent enhancements to its distribution system.

According to the company, more than 50,000 of the fastest-moving, most popular items in FinditParts’ online catalog of more than 6 million parts will be eligible for guaranteed two-day delivery to most U.S. shipping zones.

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