Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House of Representatives transportation and infrastructure (T&I) committee, believes significant “focus” needs to be brought back to critical “freight corridors” around the U.S. as work continues on crafting a long-term transportation funding bill....More
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) believes that, from a policy perspective at least, a long-term surface transportation bill can be crafted by the current Congress. The major roadblock to such a bill, however, remains how to pay for it....More
If today’s driver shortage has you thinking about raising pay rates to attract and keep good drivers, this unique webinar should be a must-see before you lock that new compensation program into place. As it turns out, changing the way fleets talk about and package driver pay can impact driver satisfaction and loyalty as much as pay rate increases, maybe even more. Presented by Fleet Owner and sponsored by Lytx....More
If you have been thinking about adding natural gas vehicles to your operation, this free, on-demand webinar is for you. It is designed to offer an in-depth look at the real nuts and bolts of operating natural gas vehicles—from purchase to resale. Presented by Fleet Owner and ACT Expo and sponsored by Ryder....More
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will build a new corporate headquarters in Northeast Ohio. The new site will be within a 20-mi. radius of its current Elyria location.
The company said the date for groundbreaking has not yet been finalized and is also contingent on final approvals from state and local entities. The company will continue to operate out of its current Elyria headquarters until construction of the new headquarters is complete. ...More
BOLT has unveiled its new Atlas fleet management system. The interactive system displays breadcrumbs of planned vs. actual routes and next-generation mapping.
Atlas shows available driver hours to complete the current load as well as detailed information for the next pickup....More
Faymonville is introducing a new specialty trailer for the North American heavy-haul market. The HighwayMax is an extendible on-road heavy haul trailer with 9 hydraulically steered pendulum axles and a technical payload of 260,000 lbs....More
Kenworth and Paccar Financial are offering a new extended warranty program for U.S. customers purchasing new Class 5-7 Kenworth factory trucks financed through Paccar Financial.
Customers may receive a 2-yr./200,000-mi. basic vehicle extended warranty. PACCAR Financial rates are available for as low as 4.99% for qualifying customers in the United States. Rates are subject to change....More
Volvo Trucks will once again honor the safest fleets in North America with $25,000 to be used toward their safety-related activities.
For the seventh straight year, Volvo will recognize two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs with the Volvo Trucks Safety Award....More