Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Freightliner Hardest Working Cities video http://fleetowner.com/video-product-guide/freightliner-hardest-working-cities-video <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>See the full story <a href="http://bs.serving-sys.com/BurstingPipe/adServer.bs?cn=tf&amp;c=20&amp;mc=click&amp;pli=16561629&amp;PluID=0&amp;ord=%%REALRAND%%" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/video-product-guide/freightliner-hardest-working-cities-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/video-product-guide/freightliner-hardest-working-cities-video#comments Video Product Guide Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:40:00 +0000 195161 at http://fleetowner.com What Goes Around Comes Around http://fleetowner.com/technology/what-goes-around-comes-around <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>My first job out of college (1976) was working in the military defense industry at General Electric in Utica, NY. I was doing some electronics testing for a down-looking radar system to allow missiles to fly autonomously to a target. Some of that technology was used in the early 90&rsquo;s in a war we had where some may remember video of a bomb finding a chimney and going down it. A key to that technology was an a priori map of the terrain that allowed the radar to correlate what it was seeing live with what had previously been recorded by some other means.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/what-goes-around-comes-around" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/what-goes-around-comes-around#comments News Technology Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:10:00 +0000 195181 at http://fleetowner.com Combating cargo theft this holiday weekend http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/combating-cargo-theft-holiday-weekend <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>This coming July 4th weekend is prime time for cargo theft. According to data from Travelers Insurance, on holiday weekends, cargo theft jumps as much as 40%, as holiday weekends give thieves time to target trailers full of shipments left unattended for days.</p> <p><a href="https://www.travelers.com/business-insurance/large-business/index.aspx" target="_blank">Travelers</a> and FreightWatch International are offering some tips to help shippers and carriers keep their cargo secure this holiday weekend.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/combating-cargo-theft-holiday-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/combating-cargo-theft-holiday-weekend#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:36:00 +0000 195171 at http://fleetowner.com <p>According to data from Travelers Insurance, on holiday weekends, cargo theft jumps as much as 40%, as holiday weekends give thieves time to target trailers full of shipments left unattended for days.</p> Your June 30 Pre-Trip: Texas crackdown takes 1 in 5 trucks off road http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-june-30-pre-trip-texas-crackdown-takes-1-5-trucks-road <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here are five things worth knowing today:</p> <h3>1. Don&rsquo;t drive in Texas if your truck isn&rsquo;t in top-notch condition</h3> <p>Roadcheck 2016 is over and some numbers have started to roll in. For instance, during the blitz in Texas, the Dept. of Public Safety inspected 7,795 commercial motor vehicles and removed 1,751 (22.5%) from service <a href="http://keyetv.com/news/local/1-in-5-commercial-trucks-taken-off-road-in-dps-inspections">due to safety violations</a>. An additional 224 drivers were placed out of service, according to KeyeTV.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-june-30-pre-trip-texas-crackdown-takes-1-5-trucks-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-june-30-pre-trip-texas-crackdown-takes-1-5-trucks-road#comments Equipment News Regulations Safety Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:28:00 +0000 195151 at http://fleetowner.com Of Millennials and freight http://fleetowner.com/blog/millennials-and-freight <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Is the <a href="http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/pages/millennials/">Millennial generation</a> a bunch of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/sobering-thought-trucking-and-work-ethic">no-good whining slackers</a>? Or are they poised to totally re-shape <a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/figuring-out-how-find-and-keep-workers-trucking">the concept of &ldquo;work&rdquo;</a> as we know it via their <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleets-miss-opportunities-not-understanding-younger-generations">knowledge of technology</a>?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/millennials-and-freight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/millennials-and-freight#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:13:00 +0000 195141 at http://fleetowner.com U.S. Xpress specs Bendix air disc brakes on tractor steer axles http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/us-xpress-specs-bendix-air-disc-brakes-tractor-steer-axles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. Xpress is spec&rsquo;ing <a href="http://www.foundationbrakes.com">Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes</a> on the steer axles of more than 2,800 tractors, including vehicles manufactured by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span>, International, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/peterbilt-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Peterbilt</a></span>. Delivery began last year and continues in 2016, according to the company.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/us-xpress-specs-bendix-air-disc-brakes-tractor-steer-axles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/us-xpress-specs-bendix-air-disc-brakes-tractor-steer-axles#comments Maintenance Equipment News Safety Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:57:00 +0000 195131 at http://fleetowner.com McLeod integrates with Truckstop.com’s CACCI and OnBoarding tools http://fleetowner.com/technology/mcleod-integrates-truckstopcom-s-cacci-and-onboarding-tools <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Truckstop.com and McLeod have announced the integration of a <a href="Truckstop.com/get-started">carrier monitoring interface</a> with <a href="Truckstop.com">Truckstop.com&rsquo;s OnBoarding</a> and <a href="http://www.mcleodsoftware.com">McLeod&rsquo;s PowerBroker products</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/mcleod-integrates-truckstopcom-s-cacci-and-onboarding-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/mcleod-integrates-truckstopcom-s-cacci-and-onboarding-tools#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:53:00 +0000 195121 at http://fleetowner.com Noregon releases JPRO Professional 2016 V2 http://fleetowner.com/technology/noregon-releases-jpro-professional-2016-v2 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Following a launch of the subscription-based <a href="http://www.Noregon.com" target="_blank">JPRO Professional software</a> early this year, Noregon has released an updated version of its diagnostic software. Based on customer feedback and industry need, Noregon has added new features to increase the diagnostic capabilities and repair features of its popular software.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/noregon-releases-jpro-professional-2016-v2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/noregon-releases-jpro-professional-2016-v2#comments Maintenance News Technology Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:35:00 +0000 195111 at http://fleetowner.com XL Hybrids installs hybrid electric solution for Climatemp’s fleet http://fleetowner.com/running-green/xl-hybrids-installs-hybrid-electric-solution-climatemp-s-fleet <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>XL Hybrids announced the installation of <a href="http://www.xlhybrids.com" target="_blank">XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive systems</a> in service vans for <a href="http://climatempservice.com/" target="_blank">Climatemp Service Group</a>, a provider of commercial heating and cooling equipment and HVAC maintenance services in the Chicagoland area. The new GM vans are part of the Climatemp fleet, which services over 450 commercial and industrial facilities throughout the metropolitan Chicago area.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/xl-hybrids-installs-hybrid-electric-solution-climatemp-s-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/xl-hybrids-installs-hybrid-electric-solution-climatemp-s-fleet#comments Fuel News Running Green Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:02:00 +0000 195101 at http://fleetowner.com Schneider rolls out latest “Ride of Pride” truck http://fleetowner.com/equipment/schneider-rolls-out-latest-ride-pride-truck <div class="field-deck"> Special-edition Freightliner Cascadia is the 10th Ride of Pride truck awarded to Schneider by the OEM. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Schneider Inc. officially announced its tenth <a href="https://schneiderjobs.com/company-drivers/military/ride-of-pride">Ride of Pride</a> truck this week; a series of highway tractors designed by <a href="https://www.freightlinertrucks.com/">Freightliner Trucks</a> since 2002 as a rolling tribute to members of the U.S. military, past and present.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/schneider-rolls-out-latest-ride-pride-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/schneider-rolls-out-latest-ride-pride-truck#comments Equipment News Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:14:00 +0000 195091 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Schneider driver and Iraq war veteran Jon Ritscher of Crown City, Ohio, will pilot the 2016 Ride of Pride truck. (<em>Photo courtesy of Schneider</em>)</p> Report: EV sales expected to pass 200,000 units this year http://fleetowner.com/equipment/report-ev-sales-expected-pass-200000-units-year <div class="field-deck"> More demand for EVs expected in the Northeast, research firm says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The North American market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) is expected to grow by 62% this year, according to a <a href="http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/electric-vehicle-geographic-forecasts">new report</a> from <a href="http://www.navigantresearch.com/">Navigant Research</a>, driven by expanding sales in the Northeastern U.S.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/report-ev-sales-expected-pass-200000-units-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/report-ev-sales-expected-pass-200000-units-year#comments Equipment News Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:40:00 +0000 195081 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The longer-range of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt (pictured here) is expected to help boost EV sales in the Northeast, says Navigant Research. (<em>Photo by GM</em>)</p> Playing in the dirt with Volvo iron http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/playing-dirt-volvo-iron <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Time for big, hardworking trucks on an off-road/ construction course: Reporters got a chance Tuesday to see and try out some of the latest <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Truck powertrain tech and features going into 2017 models.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/playing-dirt-volvo-iron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/playing-dirt-volvo-iron#comments Powertrain Equipment News Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:16:00 +0000 195071 at http://fleetowner.com OEM: Class 8 orders low, inventories growing, but '17 tech shows promise http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/oem-class-8-orders-low-inventories-growing-17-tech-shows-promise <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SHIPPENSBURG, PA. Noting that Class 8 retail sales have lagged this year, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks North America (VTNA) execs say truck dealers' inventories are swelling and present a problem for the market picking back up. At the same time, the latest 2017 fuel-efficiency technologies coming out thanks to federal Greenhouse Gas Phase I regulations are opening new possibilities.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/oem-class-8-orders-low-inventories-growing-17-tech-shows-promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/oem-class-8-orders-low-inventories-growing-17-tech-shows-promise#comments Powertrain Fleet Management News Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:04:00 +0000 195061 at http://fleetowner.com <p>VTNA&#39;s&nbsp;John Moore, right, Wade Long, center, and John Mies to left show off a new Volvo I-Shift transmission with Crawler gear to reporters Tuesday, June 28 in Shippensburg, PA.&nbsp;</p> Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner Rush Truck Center Las Vegas offers Ford trucks http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rush-truck-center-las-vegas-offers-ford-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rush Enterprises announced it acquired the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> franchise rights and related assets from Transwest Truck Center Las Vegas.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.rushtruckcenters.com/" target="_blank">Rush Truck Center &ndash; Las Vegas</a> will now sell medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles at its existing dealership, which opened in 2015.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rush-truck-center-las-vegas-offers-ford-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rush-truck-center-las-vegas-offers-ford-trucks#comments Equipment News Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:24:00 +0000 195051 at http://fleetowner.com NGVAmerica lauds Colorado for simplifying tax credits for NGVs http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ngvamerica-lauds-colorado-simplifying-tax-credits-ngvs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NGVAmerica applauds the State of Colorado for passing legislation (HB16-1332) that provides updates to simplify and expand existing tax credits for taxpayers who purchase cars and trucks powered by clean-burning <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> and other alternative fuels. The bill, which was recently signed into law by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, and will help accelerate the <a href="http://www.ngvamerica.org" target="_blank">adoption of natural gas vehicles</a> (NGVs) in Colorado.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ngvamerica-lauds-colorado-simplifying-tax-credits-ngvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ngvamerica-lauds-colorado-simplifying-tax-credits-ngvs#comments Blue Fleets News Running Green Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:16:00 +0000 195041 at http://fleetowner.com Iowa 80 offers EZ Oil Drain Valves http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/iowa-80-offers-ez-oil-drain-valves <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Iowa 80, known as &ldquo;The Place for Chrome,&rdquo; said it is now offering the <a href="http://www.EZoildrain.com" target="_blank">EZ Oil Drain Valves</a> at the truck stop.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/iowa-80-offers-ez-oil-drain-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/iowa-80-offers-ez-oil-drain-valves#comments Maintenance Equipment News Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000 195031 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Iowa 80 now offers EZ Oil Drain Valves at its truck stop.</p> Volvo Trucks adds D13 engine with turbo compounding http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/volvo-trucks-adds-d13-engine-turbo-compounding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.volvotrucks.us/" target="_blank">Volvo Trucks North America</a> is adding a turbo compounding option for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> D13 engine. &ldquo;By converting wasted heat energy, the 13-liter D13 with turbo compounding improves fuel efficiency by up to 6.5 percent, while also delivering up to 100 extra lb.-ft. of torque for improved performance,&rdquo; the company said.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/volvo-trucks-adds-d13-engine-turbo-compounding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/volvo-trucks-adds-d13-engine-turbo-compounding#comments Powertrain News Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:48:00 +0000 195021 at http://fleetowner.com The regulatory to-do list for 2016 and beyond http://fleetowner.com/regulations/regulatory-do-list-2016-and-beyond <div class="field-deck"> Zonar’s whitepaper gives carriers an in-depth look at what to expect </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The ELD mandate. Safety Fitness Determination rule. Speed limiters. Drug testing. GHG Phase 2.</p> <p>The trucking industry has a lot coming up on the regulatory front. Though it may seem daunting, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/whitepapers/fleet-regulatory-do-list-2016-and-beyond" target="_blank">Zonar has released a whitepaper</a> that fleets might find useful. The whitepaper not only highlights upcoming regulations and gives carriers a snapshot of what they can expect, but it also provides insight as to what fleets might not yet know.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/regulatory-do-list-2016-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/regulatory-do-list-2016-and-beyond#comments News Regulations Technology Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:23:00 +0000 195011 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Zonar&#39;s whitepaper highlights upcoming regulations and gives carriers a snapshot of what to expect.</p> Distraction is everywhere: Behind the wheel, on the sidewalk … http://fleetowner.com/blog/distraction-everywhere-behind-wheel-sidewalk <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Did you know that the 4<sup>th</sup> of July holiday period is now one of the deadliest stretches of days for motorists on U.S. highways? That caught me by surprise. Then again, it shouldn&rsquo;t &ndash; especially this year, as record numbers of travelers are going to hit the roads before, during, and after Independence Day.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/distraction-everywhere-behind-wheel-sidewalk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/distraction-everywhere-behind-wheel-sidewalk#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:49:00 +0000 195001 at http://fleetowner.com ZF, WABCO develop emergency steering technology http://fleetowner.com/equipment/zf-wabco-develop-emergency-steering-technology <div class="field-deck"> Another 'critical step' toward autonomous driving for commercial vehicles </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>AACHEN, GERMANY. Integrating the latest innovations in vehicle sensors, braking, and steering systems, ZF and WABCO on Wednesday will demonstrate the prototype of an “industry first” collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles, the Evasive Maneuver Assist (EMA).</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/zf-wabco-develop-emergency-steering-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/zf-wabco-develop-emergency-steering-technology#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:20:00 +0000 194991 at http://fleetowner.com <p>ZF CEO Dr. Stefan&nbsp;Sommer</p> Trucks deploy to fight West Virginia floods http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trucks-deploy-fight-west-virginia-floods <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Historic levels of rain swamped much of West Virginia over the past several days, with a state of emergency declared in 44 counties in the Mountaineer state due to high flooding as many local rivers reached historically high levels. Approximately 500,000 residents lost electricity initially due to the flooding, with at least 26 people losing their lives as well.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trucks-deploy-fight-west-virginia-floods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trucks-deploy-fight-west-virginia-floods#comments Equipment News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:02:00 +0000 194981 at http://fleetowner.com Michelin rolls out new medium-duty retread http://fleetowner.com/equipment/michelin-rolls-out-new-medium-duty-retread <div class="field-deck"> New retread tire aimed at food and beverage, parcel package, and pick-up and delivery applications, Michelin says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new drive-position retread is on the way for regional fleets operating medium-duty trucks with 19.5 inch tires from <a href="http://www.michelintruck.com">Michelin Americas Truck Tires</a> dubbed the MD XDN 2 Pre-Mold.</p> <p>Adam Murphy, Michelin&rsquo;s vice president of marketing, said in a statement that the design of this new retread tire is &ldquo;optimized&rdquo; for long wear life, lasting durability and traction for food and beverage, parcel package, and pick-up and delivery applications.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/michelin-rolls-out-new-medium-duty-retread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/michelin-rolls-out-new-medium-duty-retread#comments Equipment News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:30:00 +0000 194971 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Bibendum, more commonly known as the &quot;Michelin Man,&quot; is the symbol of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelin" title="Michelin">Michelin</a> tire company. Introduced at the Lyon Exhibition of 1894, Bibendum is one of the world&#39;s oldest trademarks. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> NACFE: Fleets should switch to low-viscosity engine oils http://fleetowner.com/equipment/nacfe-fleets-should-switch-low-viscosity-engine-oils <div class="field-deck"> Latest Confidence Report highlights fuel economy savings and potentially longer drain intervals of low-viscosity engine oil blends. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The latest <a href="http://truckingefficiency.org/static/ebulletins/cwr_trucking_lubricants_june2016_large.html">Confidence Report</a> issued by the <a href="http://nacfe.org/">North American Council for Freight Efficiency</a> (NACFE) indicates that Class 8 tractors can gain anywhere from 0.5% to 1.5% in fuel economy when switching from 15W-40 oils to current CJ-4 5W-30 or 10W-30 blends or to CK-4 5W-30 and 10W-30 blends derived from the new <a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/preparing-pc-11">PC-11 classification</a>, which will be available in <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/la</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/nacfe-fleets-should-switch-low-viscosity-engine-oils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/nacfe-fleets-should-switch-low-viscosity-engine-oils#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:09:00 +0000 194961 at http://fleetowner.com <p>NACFE says Class 8 tractors can gain anywhere from 0.5% to 1.5% in fuel economy when switching from 15W-40 oils to current CJ-4 5W-30 or 10W-30 blends. (Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner)</p> Your June 28 Pre-Trip: Trucking, a ‘whipping boy’ in Brexit market? http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-june-28-pre-trip-trucking-whipping-boy-brexit-market <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here are five things worth knowing today:</p> <p>1. Is trucking a &lsquo;whipping boy&rsquo; in the Brexit-influenced market?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-june-28-pre-trip-trucking-whipping-boy-brexit-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-june-28-pre-trip-trucking-whipping-boy-brexit-market#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:22:00 +0000 194951 at http://fleetowner.com The milk truck delivers: A look at Divco's legacy http://fleetowner.com/blog/milk-truck-delivers-look-divcos-legacy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Near the beginning of the 20<sup>th</sup> century, there were two things that most Americans could count on: mail delivery from the U.S. Postal Service, and a weekly visit from the milkman.</p> <p>Back before we had modern refrigeration systems, we had the milkman, who would bring fresh milk to our doorstep when we needed it. And to get that milk to our doors required specialized transportation &ndash; the milk truck.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/milk-truck-delivers-look-divcos-legacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/milk-truck-delivers-look-divcos-legacy#comments Equipment News Trucking Straight Talk Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:46:00 +0000 194941 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A Divco milk truck, used by Milwaukee Frozen Custard to deliver ice cream. <em>Photo by Christopher Ziemnowicz, via Wikimedia Commons</em></p> Penray introduces cooling system treatment http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/penray-introduces-cooling-system-treatment <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Penray has introduced its <a href="http://www.penray.com" target="_blank">new Pencool 4000</a> with two distinct applications. The first application is used as a water-only ELC corrosion inhibitor for marine applications. The second application is as an additive specifically formulated for nitrite-free Extended Life Coolants (ELCs) used in heavy duty, commercial applications.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/penray-introduces-cooling-system-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/penray-introduces-cooling-system-treatment#comments Maintenance News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:28:00 +0000 194931 at http://fleetowner.com Love’s Travel Stops opens in Enid, OK http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-enid-ok <div class="field-deck"> Love’s adds more than 60 parking spaces </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Drivers traveling on U.S. Highway 412 have a new place to purchase fuel, snacks and more, as Love&rsquo;s Travel Stops opened its doors for business in Enid, OK, at 42nd Street. Enid marks <a href="http://www.loves.com" target="_blank">Love&rsquo;s third location to open in Oklahoma this year</a> and 70th overall in the Sooner State.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-enid-ok" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-enid-ok#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:18:00 +0000 194921 at http://fleetowner.com The MV-1: A truck for the disabled http://fleetowner.com/blog/mv-1-truck-disabled <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>This week, the fifth annual <a href="http://www.unitedspinal.org/events/roll-on-capitol-hill/">Roll on Capitol Hill</a> event came to my town; a gathering of 150 disability advocates who want to figure out ways to provide the over 20 million Americans using wheelchairs, canes and other assistance to get around more &ldquo;accessible transportation&rdquo; options.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2016/06/28/MV1dc1.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 225px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/mv-1-truck-disabled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/mv-1-truck-disabled#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:17:00 +0000 194911 at http://fleetowner.com Marangoni welcomes Froesel Tire to retread network http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/marangoni-welcomes-froesel-tire-retread-network <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Marangoni Tread North America announced that <a href="http://www.froeseltire.com" target="_blank">Froesel Tire</a> in St. Louis, MO, is now a member of the Marangoni Tread North America family of independent retreaders and will be offering <a href="http://www.na.marangoni.com/" target="_blank">Marangoni&rsquo;s signature brand Ringtread</a> (The Splice-Less Retread) to the greater St. Louis area.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/marangoni-welcomes-froesel-tire-retread-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/marangoni-welcomes-froesel-tire-retread-network#comments Maintenance Equipment News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:08:00 +0000 194901 at http://fleetowner.com LinkeDrive partners with TravelCenters of America http://fleetowner.com/technology/linkedrive-partners-travelcenters-america <div class="field-deck"> Partnership offers installation and servicing of PedalCoach app across North America </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LinkeDrive announced an installation and servicing partnership with TravelCenters of America, operator of the <a href="http://www.ta-petro.com/" target="_blank">TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/linkedrive-partners-travelcenters-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/linkedrive-partners-travelcenters-america#comments News Technology Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:02:00 +0000 194891 at http://fleetowner.com