Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en International Truck offers over-the-air reprogramming of ECMs http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/international-truck-offers-over-air-reprogramming-ecms <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.navistar.com/"><u>International Truck</u></a> recently announced its plans to offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">International trucks</a></span> powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines.</p> <p>The company said it has completed its initial testing in its International Truck test fleets and will finalize testing in customer fleets this fall.&nbsp; The official launch of two-way connected vehicle technology in new International models will come early next year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/international-truck-offers-over-air-reprogramming-ecms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/international-truck-offers-over-air-reprogramming-ecms#comments Maintenance Equipment News Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:46:00 +0000 170081 at http://fleetowner.com Drilling down on MPG http://fleetowner.com/fuel/drilling-down-mpg <div class="field-deck"> How fleets stack up, and other factors to consider in benchmarking </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fleets got a chance to gauge where they stand with their trucks' mpg based on benchmarking data gathered from customers of analytics firm Vusion and heard about other factors that fold into and modify the mpg equation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/drilling-down-mpg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/drilling-down-mpg#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:03:00 +0000 170071 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Vusion&nbsp;President Thomas Fansler&nbsp;discusses fleet fuel economy benchmarking Tuesday, Aug. 25. (Photos by Aaron Marsh)</p> The VP of Mystery, or Mr. They http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/vp-mystery-or-mr-they <div class="field-deck"> Whose job is it, anyway? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In checking the organizational chart there is a position in all companies that falls somewhere under the CEO and COO. It is VP of Mystery, a position that has unbelievable power, authority and perceived experience. It is a position never questioned about direction, practices or substance. So what does this position do? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/vp-mystery-or-mr-they" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/vp-mystery-or-mr-they#comments Maintenance Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:44:00 +0000 170061 at http://fleetowner.com Peak season is here … for cargo theft http://fleetowner.com/blog/peak-season-here-cargo-theft <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>While the September through December time frame has for many years often ben considered the &ldquo;peak season&rdquo; for freight shipments (<em>though that&rsquo;s been changing of late</em>) it&rsquo;s also the &ldquo;peak season&rdquo; for something else: <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/cargo-theft-connecting-links">cargo theft</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/peak-season-here-cargo-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/peak-season-here-cargo-theft#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:39:00 +0000 170051 at http://fleetowner.com Navistar names new treasurer http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/navistar-names-new-treasurer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.navistar.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3"><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> International Corporation</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> announced that Bill McMenamin, president of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/navistar-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> Financial Corporation (NFC), will add responsibilities as senior vice president and treasurer of the company. McMenamin replaces Jim Moran, who is leaving Navistar to pursue other career opportunities, the company said.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/navistar-names-new-treasurer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/navistar-names-new-treasurer#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:31:00 +0000 170041 at http://fleetowner.com Alcoa holds social media campaign, contest http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/alcoa-holds-social-media-campaign-contest <div class="field-deck"> #5lbPledge encourages followers to share lifestyle best practices </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.alcoawheels.com/"><u>Alcoa Wheels</u></a> announced the launch of its newest social media campaign and contest. The four-week event, branded #5lbPledge, will highlight the importance and benefits of healthy living through shared content and tips on achieving a fit lifestyle. It will take place on Twitter at @AlcoaWheels.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The campaign and contest is through Sept. 25, and #5lbPledge is a connection to Alcoa&rsquo;s lightest and strongest heavy-duty truck wheel on the market, the Ultra ONE wheel with MagnaForce alloy, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/alcoa-holds-social-media-campaign-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/alcoa-holds-social-media-campaign-contest#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:27:00 +0000 170031 at http://fleetowner.com Clean Energy to build CNG stations for transit, trucks, school district http://fleetowner.com/running-green/clean-energy-build-cng-stations-transit-trucks-school-district <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.cleanenergyfuels.com/"><u>Clean Energy Fuels Corp.</u></a> announced that it will construct new compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) stations for Arlington Transit (ART) in Arlington County, Virginia; Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) in Long Island, NY; and North Kansas City (MO) School District, which is set to become the largest school district in the U.S. to transition its school bus fleet to CNG, according to Clean Energy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/clean-energy-build-cng-stations-transit-trucks-school-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/clean-energy-build-cng-stations-transit-trucks-school-district#comments Blue Fleets News Running Green Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:15:00 +0000 170021 at http://fleetowner.com Diesel prices fall for 14th week http://fleetowner.com/fuel/diesel-prices-fall-14th-week <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Diesel prices have fallen for the 14</font><sup><font size="2">th</font></sup><font size="3"> week across the U.S. This week, prices are down 4.7 cents to $2.514, according to the most recent data from the </font></font><a href="http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">Energy Information Administration</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> (EIA). </font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/diesel-prices-fall-14th-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/diesel-prices-fall-14th-week#comments Fuel News Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:10:00 +0000 169991 at http://fleetowner.com Panel: Better integration is the key http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/panel-better-integration-key <div class="field-deck"> Just “bolting on” additional systems complicates efficiency and cost saving efforts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A panel discussion held last week in Dallas, TX, illuminated one of the major challenges facing efforts to improve overall truck efficiency: a still-prevalent lack of integration between truck components and new technologies that can complicate efforts to maximize fuel savings and operational payback.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/panel-better-integration-key" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/panel-better-integration-key#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:03:00 +0000 169981 at http://fleetowner.com <p>NACFE&#39;s Mike Roeth said around $3.60 per gallon diesel is the &quot;tipping point&quot; when fuel outranks the fiscal impact of driver wages/benefits on a fleet&#39;s bottom line.</p> Lockheed Martin invests in platooning firm http://fleetowner.com/technology/lockheed-martin-invests-platooning-firm <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Aerospace company <a href="http://www.lockheedmartin.com/">Lockheed Martin</a> is the latest company to invest in <a href="http://www.peloton-tech.com/">Peloton Technology</a>, a developer of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/platooning-closer-you-think-just-trucks">truck platooning systems</a>; joining $17 million investment round, the majority of it funded by <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/denso-invest-peloton-s-truck-platooning-technology">DENSO International America</a> and Intel Capital.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/lockheed-martin-invests-platooning-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/lockheed-martin-invests-platooning-firm#comments News Technology Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:49:00 +0000 169971 at http://fleetowner.com Learning a new language http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/learning-new-language <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">It wasn&rsquo;t all that long ago that remote diagnostics was a capability always discussed in the future tense. Today, its use is rapidly expanding in a growing number of fleet maintenance operations, and for some very good reasons.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/learning-new-language" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/learning-new-language#comments Maintenance News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:41:00 +0000 169961 at http://fleetowner.com <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">In 2013, Volvo made its Remote Diagnostics system standard on all Volvo-powered vehicles. </span></p> C.R. England revamps sales team http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/cr-england-revamps-sales-team <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Salt Lake City-based TL carrier <a href="http://www.crengland.com/">C.R. England</a> is tapping Brandon Harrison to take on the new role of chief sales officer, while eliminating its executive VP-corporate sales and marketing position.</p> <p>As a result, David Kramer &ndash; who formerly held that executive VP position &ndash; has left C.R. England to pursue other opportunities, according to the company.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/cr-england-revamps-sales-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/cr-england-revamps-sales-team#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:29:00 +0000 169951 at http://fleetowner.com Mobile Knievel Exhibit Visits Dallas http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mobile-knievel-exhibit-visits-dallas <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><u><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-trucks-0?intlink=incontent" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Mack Trucks</a></u> recently partnered with the Historic Harley-Davidson dealership in Topeka, KS, and Lathan McKay of Evel Knievel Enterprises and collector of Knievel memorabilia, to revive the motorcycle daredevil&rsquo;s legacy through a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/partnership-puts-wheels-under-knievel-history#slide-8-field_images-165901">unique mobile exhibit</a>; an exhibit that passed through Dallas, TX, last week.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mobile-knievel-exhibit-visits-dallas#comments Equipment News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:02:00 +0000 169941 at http://fleetowner.com Navistar plans to offer over-the-air engine updates http://fleetowner.com/technology/navistar-plans-offer-over-air-engine-updates <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Truck and engine manufacturer <a href="http://www.navistar.com/navistar/">Navistar</a> said it plans to begin offering over-the-air (OTA) re-programming of engine control modules (ECMs) for its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines in early 2016 &ndash; a service that&rsquo;s been the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/smartest-trucks-ever">longtime goal</a> of many OEMs within the commercial vehicle industry.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/navistar-plans-offer-over-air-engine-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/navistar-plans-offer-over-air-engine-updates#comments Equipment News Technology Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:31:00 +0000 169931 at http://fleetowner.com Truck safety and new technology http://fleetowner.com/technology/truck-safety-and-new-technology <div class="field-deck"> What the future holds for fleets and drivers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Heavy truck accidents account for 3,800 fatal crashes a year, 3,900 deaths annually, 100,000 injuries, and 13% of all traffic fatalities. That&rsquo;s according to Daniel Blower, an associate research scientist at the University of Michigan&rsquo;s transportation Research Institute.</p> <p>According to Blower, those numbers really aren&rsquo;t that high, and there&rsquo;s technology out there that can drive them down even more.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/truck-safety-and-new-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/truck-safety-and-new-technology#comments Fleet Management News Safety Technology Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:31:00 +0000 169921 at http://fleetowner.com <p>DTNA&#39;s Inspiration Truck</p> Fontaine Heavy-Haul names vp of operations http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fontaine-heavy-haul-names-vp-operations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.fontaineheavyhaul.com/"><u>Fontaine Heavy-Haul</u></a> has made two recent personnel appointments.&nbsp; J. Cliff Denson has been named vice president of operations for Fontaine Heavy-Haul and John Smith has been hired as project engineer, both located in Springville, AL.</p> <p>Denson will be responsible for all aspects of the manufacturing, purchasing and engineering departments and will report directly to John Krier, president of Fontaine Heavy-Haul.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fontaine-heavy-haul-names-vp-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fontaine-heavy-haul-names-vp-operations#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:15:00 +0000 169901 at http://fleetowner.com Michelin adds drive tire retread http://fleetowner.com/equipment/michelin-adds-drive-tire-retread <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Michelin Americas Truck Tires has added a drive tire retread for regional and emerging &ldquo;super-regional&rdquo; applications. The <a href="http://www.michelin.com/"><u>X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold</u></a> retread complements the SmartWay-verified Michelin X Multi Energy D drive tire.</p> <p>The retread, also SmartWay verified, is &ldquo;guaranteed to deliver 25% longer tread life than competitive retreads, while providing exceptional fuel efficiency and scrub resistance in regional applications,&rdquo; the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/michelin-adds-drive-tire-retread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/michelin-adds-drive-tire-retread#comments Equipment News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:12:00 +0000 169891 at http://fleetowner.com Honoring truck driver heroes and our nation's fallen http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/honoring-truck-driver-heroes-and-our-nations-fallen <div class="field-deck"> Video: Watch clips from live performance </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Recording artist Lindsay Lawler urged fleet owners to nominate truck driver heroes for a program that recognizes them and support an event that honors our nation's heroes who've made the ultimate sacrifice.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/honoring-truck-driver-heroes-and-our-nations-fallen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/honoring-truck-driver-heroes-and-our-nations-fallen#comments Fleet Management News Video Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:03:00 +0000 169911 at http://fleetowner.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Country recording artist Lindsay Lawler performs at the close of&nbsp;</span>PeopleNet&#39;s<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;2015 User Conference in Phoenix. (Photo by Aaron Marsh)</span></p> C.L. takes over day-to-day CEO duties at Werner http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/cl-takes-over-day-day-ceo-duties-werner <div class="field-deck"> Leathers named heir-apparent as Werner sons step down </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>C.L. Werner, who earlier this month was <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/founder-cl-werner-back-chairman-werner-enterprises" target="_blank">renamed chairman of the board</a> at Werner Enterprises, has now resumed the duties of CEO as well, the truckload giant reported in a statement Friday.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/cl-takes-over-day-day-ceo-duties-werner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/cl-takes-over-day-day-ceo-duties-werner#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:28:00 +0000 169881 at http://fleetowner.com CVSA’s annual Brake Safety Week is Sept. 6-12 http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cvsa-s-annual-brake-safety-week-sept-6-12 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Beginning this Sunday, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct seven days of focused brake system inspections as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cvsa-s-annual-brake-safety-week-sept-6-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cvsa-s-annual-brake-safety-week-sept-6-12#comments Maintenance News Regulations Safety Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:53:00 +0000 169871 at http://fleetowner.com Panoha Going green gets lost over cost http://fleetowner.com/blog/going-green-gets-lost-over-cost <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s funny, in an ironic and ultimately head-shaking way, how John Q. Public reacts to efforts to &ldquo;go green&rdquo; or &ldquo;combat climate change.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/going-green-gets-lost-over-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/going-green-gets-lost-over-cost#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:16:00 +0000 169861 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking, technology, and transformation http://fleetowner.com/technology/trucking-technology-and-transformation <div class="field-deck"> Speakers say the industry will continue to be reshaped by telematics, safety systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The trucking industry is expected to undergo significant and continued &ldquo;transformation&rdquo; due to ongoing incorporation of more active safety technologies, such as collision mitigation, and factory-installed telematics systems, according to a panel discussion at the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference last week in Dallas, TX.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/trucking-technology-and-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/trucking-technology-and-transformation#comments Fleet Management News Safety Technology Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:06:00 +0000 169851 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Meritor WABCO&#39;s Stephen Hampson.</p> Vegas band gets immersive at trucking awards show http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/vegas-band-gets-immersive-trucking-awards-show <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The guys of Las Vegas band Recycled Percussion got just about the whole audience in on their "junk rock" music when they played after PeopleNet presented its 2015 Innovator of the Year awards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/vegas-band-gets-immersive-trucking-awards-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/vegas-band-gets-immersive-trucking-awards-show#comments Maintenance Fleet Management News Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:27:00 +0000 169841 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The guys of Las Vegas band Recycled Percussion got just about the whole audience in on their &quot;junk rock&quot; music when they played after PeopleNet presented its 2015 Innovator of the Year awards.</p> PeopleNet recognizes four fleets for innovation http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/peoplenet-recognizes-four-fleets-innovation <div class="field-deck"> Gallery: Vegas band gets audience in on after-awards show </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fleet mobility technology provider PeopleNet recognized three trucking companies and a large private fleet as innovators for using its technology to streamline operations, reduce costs and downtime, run greener fleets and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/peoplenet-recognizes-four-fleets-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/peoplenet-recognizes-four-fleets-innovation#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:38:00 +0000 169831 at http://fleetowner.com <p>PeopleNet&#39;s Randy Boyles, left, shakes hands with Curtis Timmer, director of IT for Canadian fleet award winner Grimshaw Trucking. (Photos by Aaron Marsh)</p> OnGuard Active combines radar-based detection, brake assist technology http://fleetowner.com/safety/onguard-active-combines-radar-based-detection-brake-assist-technology <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Given the frequency and severity of truck crashes with stationary objects, Meritor Wabco is beefing up its radar-based collision mitigation system. And, as company officials demonstrated at Lone Star Park here Thursday, when the smoke gets in your eyes, OnGuard Active will detect an object in the road in zero-visibility conditions and can apply full braking without driver intervention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/onguard-active-combines-radar-based-detection-brake-assist-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/onguard-active-combines-radar-based-detection-brake-assist-technology#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:28:00 +0000 169821 at http://fleetowner.com Kenworth mid-roof sleeper heads to production http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-mid-roof-sleeper-heads-production <div class="field-deck"> Smaller MX engine coming next year </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new model for its popular heavy-duty aerodynamic tractors and a new diesel are on the way from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> Truck Co. as the company extends a string of rapid product releases over the last few months that include new equipment technologies such as predictive cruise control and an ultracapacitor starting module. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-mid-roof-sleeper-heads-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-mid-roof-sleeper-heads-production#comments Equipment News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:58:00 +0000 169811 at http://fleetowner.com Mack latest OEM to withdraw from MATS 2016 http://fleetowner.com/mats/mack-latest-oem-withdraw-mats-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Another OEM is out of next year&rsquo;s </font><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list"><font color="#0e5f8b" face="Calibri" size="3"><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span></font></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> (MATS).</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mats/mack-latest-oem-withdraw-mats-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/mats/mack-latest-oem-withdraw-mats-2016#comments MATS News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:46:00 +0000 169801 at http://fleetowner.com Bentley resigns as TCA president http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bentley-resigns-tca-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Less than a year after taking the position, Brad Bentley resigned as president of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), citing family obligations in his native Alabama.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/08/Brad.jpg" style="height: 200px; width: 154px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p> <p>&ldquo;It has been my distinct honor to serve as president of the Truckload Carriers Association for the past ten months,&rdquo; he said, &ldquo;but the time has come for a new direction.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bentley-resigns-tca-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bentley-resigns-tca-president#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:42:00 +0000 169791 at http://fleetowner.com Keep It Neutral http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keep-it-neutral <div class="field-deck"> Reduce truck weight and then add it back for better fuel economy </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While you may not need the increased payload carrying capacity you get from lightweighting, decreasing the weight of the tractor or trailer can mean more creature comforts or better still more technologies like trailer skirts that add weight but improve fuel economy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keep-it-neutral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keep-it-neutral#comments Running Green Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:57:00 +0000 169781 at http://fleetowner.com Tires: Keep Them Rolling http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/tires-keep-them-rolling <div class="field-deck"> Avoid CSA violations and improve fuel economy with some simple steps </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The vehicle Maintenance BASIC accounts for nearly one-third of all CSA violation, and tire violations always seem to be near the top of that list. In addition, tires that look bad are a red flag to inspectors and make your trucks targets for being pulled over for a roadside inspection.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/tires-keep-them-rolling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/tires-keep-them-rolling#comments Maintenance Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:48:00 +0000 169771 at http://fleetowner.com