Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Wabco extends global supply deal with Daimler Trucks http://fleetowner.com/equipment/wabco-extends-global-supply-deal-daimler-trucks <div class="field-deck"> Supplier will continue to provide automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology to support Daimler truck production in Europe, North America, Japan, and South America. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ar.wabco-auto.com/">Wabco Holdings Inc.</a> said it&rsquo;s extended a long-term supply agreement with the truck division of Germany&rsquo;s Daimler AG for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology to support truck production mainly in Europe, North America, Japan, and South America.</p> <p>Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG&rsquo;s truck division, operates five distinct brands serving different segments of the global commercial vehicle market: Mercedes-Benz, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span>, FUSO, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/western-star-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> and Bharat Benz.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/wabco-extends-global-supply-deal-daimler-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/wabco-extends-global-supply-deal-daimler-trucks#comments Equipment News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:19:00 +0000 221341 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Daimler&nbsp;Trucks has extended a long-term supply agreement with Wabco for heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology. (<em>Photo: Wabco</em>)</p> Purkeys develops liftgate charging system http://fleetowner.com/equipment/purkeys-develops-liftgate-charging-system <div class="field-deck"> Says it is designed to keep batteries charged and thus help prevent road calls. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For commercial trucking fleets, break-downs and road calls due to dead or uncharged batteries are a costly issue that can cut into fleets&rsquo; profit margins and drivers&rsquo; accumulated hours of service.</p> <p>Purkeys announced it has developed <a href="http://purkeys.net/handheld-electrical-tester/">two distinct liftgate charging systems</a>, the DIRECT and the SELECT. Larry Rambeaux, Purkeys&rsquo; National Fleet Representative, says that even with a liftgate charging system, a truck&rsquo;s battery has to be in proper working order to maintain charge.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/purkeys-develops-liftgate-charging-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/purkeys-develops-liftgate-charging-system#comments Equipment News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:06:00 +0000 221331 at http://fleetowner.com Schneider opens new facility in Phoenix http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/schneider-opens-new-facility-phoenix <div class="field-deck"> In the near future, five acres on the property will be developed into a training facility for its drivers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The sunny Southwest just got busier with the recent grand opening of a new Schneider facility in Phoenix, AZ. Schneider said it is responding to industry demand by significantly investing in this fast-growing region.</p> <p>The Phoenix facility will accommodate Schneider&rsquo;s dry van truckload, team drivers, intermodal and specialty dedicated fleets and bring new truck driver job opportunities to the area.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/schneider-opens-new-facility-phoenix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/schneider-opens-new-facility-phoenix#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:56:00 +0000 221321 at http://fleetowner.com <p>New location part of motor carrier&#39;s effort to expand its footprint in the Southwest. (<em>Photo: Schneider</em>)</p> ‘Everyday Heroes’ Kenworth T680 sold to J&L Transportation http://fleetowner.com/equipment/everyday-heroes-kenworth-t680-sold-jl-transportation <div class="field-deck"> Net proceeds donated to Truckers Against Trafficking. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The &ldquo;Everyday Heroes&rdquo; <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> T680 was auctioned off at Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix. The winning bid was submitted by Mike Jimenez, owner of Phoenix-based J&amp;L Transportation, which resulted in $89,000 netted in support of <a href="http://www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org">Truckers Against Trafficking</a> (TAT), a non-profit organization devoted to stopping human trafficking by educating, mobilizing, and empowering the nation&rsquo;s truck drivers and rest stop employees.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/everyday-heroes-kenworth-t680-sold-jl-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/everyday-heroes-kenworth-t680-sold-jl-transportation#comments Equipment News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:41:00 +0000 221311 at http://fleetowner.com <p>This Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 was recently auctioned off to support the Truckers Against Trafficking organization.</p> Drivers: Don't be fooled by your windows http://fleetowner.com/equipment/drivers-dont-be-fooled-your-windows <div class="field-deck"> Many truck drivers still aren't taking the proper precautions against UV rays, because they believe they can't penetrate side window glass. Sometimes they’re right but sometimes they’re wrong. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Truck driver Bill McElligott may have the world&#39;s most famous left side of a face.</p> <p>Five years ago his photo was featured in the <em><u><a href="http://www.nejm.org/">New England Journal of Medicine</a></u></em>, accompanying a story about <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1104059">Unilateral Dermatoheliosis</a> &ndash; damage to skin on half of his face caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/drivers-dont-be-fooled-your-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/drivers-dont-be-fooled-your-windows#comments Driver Management Resource Center Equipment News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:21:00 +0000 221301 at http://fleetowner.com <p>But what many drivers don&rsquo;t know is that each type of window glass in their truck cabs offers different levels of protection against the sun&#39;s more dangerous UV-A rays. (<em>Photo: Empire Chrome Shop</em>)</p> Geotab Solution Center http://fleetowner.com/geotab-solution-center <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div><p><img src="http://fleetowner.com/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2017/05/16/geotab-logo.jpg" /></p> <p>Looking for the right ELD solution for your fleet?&nbsp; Fleet Owner has teamed with Geotab to provide you with white papers that cover important topics focused on helping fleets make informed decisions on ELD.</p> <p>Get free downloads of all available white papers below.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <p><strong>Top Qualities to Look for in an ELD Solution</strong></p></div></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/geotab-solution-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:28:38 +0000 221291 at http://fleetowner.com Why you should computerize your maintenance operations http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/why-you-should-computerize-your-maintenance-operations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Given the increasing complex nature of today&rsquo;s vehicles with their components that have tighter tolerances, the role of maintenance to the successful operation of a fleet is more important than ever.</p> <p>If you have not yet computerized your maintenance operations, here are some reasons why you should do it today.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/why-you-should-computerize-your-maintenance-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/why-you-should-computerize-your-maintenance-operations#comments Maintenance Fleet Management News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:00:00 +0000 221281 at http://fleetowner.com Protecting your business before and after an accident http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/protecting-your-business-and-after-accident <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Accidents happen. And while nobody likes them, it&rsquo;s almost impossible to avoid them. But there are things you can do to reduce your risk such as spec&rsquo;ing vehicles with safety-related options and continuously training drivers in safe driving practices.</p> <p>There are also things you can do to protect your business in the event of an accident, especially when you are performing your own maintenance and repair.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/protecting-your-business-and-after-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/protecting-your-business-and-after-accident#comments Maintenance Fleet Management News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:54:00 +0000 221271 at http://fleetowner.com ELDs: What is there to fear? http://fleetowner.com/blog/elds-what-there-fear <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>We are now less six months from the official start of the electronic-logging era.</p> <p>The rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been years in the making, including a redo following a successful court challenge earlier in the decade. While that temporarily halted the rule, it did not slow innovation. After years of advancements made in fuel efficiency and communications, newer technologies like onboard diagnostics, pre&shy;dictive cruise control, and crash avoidance systems are slowly becoming indispensible safety options.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/elds-what-there-fear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/elds-what-there-fear#comments News The Open Road The Open Road Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:47:00 +0000 221261 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Come December, the federal government&#39;s mandate means nearly all interstate commercial drivers will need to track their hours electronically.<em> (Photo: JJ Keller)</em></p> Fleet software provider Chevin adds new global features http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-software-provider-chevin-adds-new-global-features <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.chevinfleet.com/us/fleetwave-asset-management-software-system/" target="_blank">Chevin Fleet Solutions</a> announced new multi-currency and other global features to offer greater support for international organizations and businesses operating across borders.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-software-provider-chevin-adds-new-global-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-software-provider-chevin-adds-new-global-features#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:01:00 +0000 221251 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Chevin&nbsp;adds new global features to FleetWave&nbsp;software.</p> XPO Logistics LTL drivers surpass one billion accident-free miles http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/xpo-logistics-ltl-drivers-surpass-one-billion-accident-free-miles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.xpo.com/" target="_blank">XPO Logistics</a> announced its less-than-truckload (LTL) professional drivers have surpassed one billion miles with no preventable accidents.</p> <p>XPO has approximately 12,575 professional drivers in its LTL transportation network, and began tracking consecutive accident-free miles by driver in April 2012. XPO noted that by May 2017, 890 XPO drivers had achieved one million, two million or three million accident-free miles, and the total for all these drivers had exceeded one billion miles.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/xpo-logistics-ltl-drivers-surpass-one-billion-accident-free-miles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/xpo-logistics-ltl-drivers-surpass-one-billion-accident-free-miles#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:53:00 +0000 221241 at http://fleetowner.com Hyundai Translead now offers Bendix ADB22X-LT air disc brake http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hyundai-translead-now-offers-bendix-adb22x-lt-air-disc-brake <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Aiming to provide its customers with trailers that combine the performance of air disc brakes with weight-saving and maintenance advantages, Hyundai Translead announced it now offers the Bendix ADB22X-LT from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hyundai-translead-now-offers-bendix-adb22x-lt-air-disc-brake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hyundai-translead-now-offers-bendix-adb22x-lt-air-disc-brake#comments Equipment News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:34:00 +0000 221231 at http://fleetowner.com Samsara raises $40M in Series C growth financing http://fleetowner.com/technology/samsara-raises-40m-series-c-growth-financing <div class="field-deck"> New funding will expand R&D investments and accelerate company's faster-than-market growth trajectory, according to Samsara. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.samsara.com/" target="_blank">Samsara</a> announced $40 million in Series C financing led by General Catalyst, with participation from existing investor Andreessen Horowitz and Samsara&#39;s founders. The round valued Samsara at over $530 million as the company&#39;s revenues grow in excess of 250% annually.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/samsara-raises-40m-series-c-growth-financing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/samsara-raises-40m-series-c-growth-financing#comments News Technology Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:23:00 +0000 221221 at http://fleetowner.com Perry steps in as Truckstop.com chief economist http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/perry-steps-truckstopcom-chief-economist <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>No&euml;l Perry has joined the staff of Truckstop.com as the company&rsquo;s chief economist.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/perry-steps-truckstopcom-chief-economist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/perry-steps-truckstopcom-chief-economist#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:06:00 +0000 221211 at http://fleetowner.com The mother of all trucking mirages http://fleetowner.com/blog/mother-all-trucking-mirages <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>For many years now, we&rsquo;ve awaited the arrival of what&rsquo;s been dubbed the &ldquo;<a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/coming-mother-all-capacity-shortages-and-other-economic-forecasts-0" target="_blank">mother of all capacity shortages</a>&rdquo; in the trucking industry: that &ldquo;magical combination,&rdquo; in the words of <strong>John Larkin</strong>, managing director and head of <a href="http://www.stifel.com/institutional/investment-banking/industry-coverage/transportation-and-logistics" target="_blank">transportation capital markets research</a> for <a href="ht</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/mother-all-trucking-mirages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/mother-all-trucking-mirages#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:46:00 +0000 221201 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</p> Safety lessons learned following truck driver's tragic death http://fleetowner.com/safety/safety-lessons-learned-following-truck-drivers-tragic-death <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>On Oct. 26, 2015, a truck driver was delivering and picking up some large steel coils, each weighing about 7.6 tons. In a tragic accident, one of the coils tipped over during loading and crushed the driver. These are the lessons learned following an investigation.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/safety-lessons-learned-following-truck-drivers-tragic-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/safety-lessons-learned-following-truck-drivers-tragic-death#comments Fleet Management News Safety Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:57:00 +0000 221191 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The loading area where the fatal incident occurred. <em>(Kentucky Labor Cabinet Occupational Safety &amp; Health Program photo)</em></p> Isuzu: New Class 6 is right truck at right time http://fleetowner.com/equipment/isuzu-new-class-6-right-truck-right-time <div class="field-deck"> OEM aims to position new FTR to take advantage of e-commerce growth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>QUEENS, NY. The rapid shift from traditional retail store shopping to the purchase of products over the internet is <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/e-commerce-it-truly-good-trucking">driving major changes to delivery networks</a> as well &ndash; including <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/medium-duty-trucks-e-commerce-world">changes to the capabilities of the trucks</a> tasked with making those deliveries.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/isuzu-new-class-6-right-truck-right-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/isuzu-new-class-6-right-truck-right-time#comments Equipment News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:38:00 +0000 221181 at http://fleetowner.com <p>&ldquo;Our vehicle has outstanding fuel economy &hellip; and that drives down the cost of ownership.&rdquo;&mdash;Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Canada. (<em>Photo: Michael Catarevas/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Ram Truck improves initial quality by nearly 25% http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ram-truck-improves-initial-quality-nearly-25 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Truck is touting that it's the industry's most improved truck brand with more than a 24% improvement in initial quality, as judged by J.D. Power, compared with last year's scoring.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ram-truck-improves-initial-quality-nearly-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ram-truck-improves-initial-quality-nearly-25#comments Equipment News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:32:00 +0000 221171 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The Ram 1500 is available in 11 different trim levels.</p> Bridgestone launches new tire for on-, off-highway use http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-launches-new-tire-highway-use <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Bridgestone Americas announced the launch of the new Firestone FS818 wide base radial truck tire for on-and-off-highway applications.</p> <p>Featuring a wide base design for higher payloads and flotation, the Firestone FS818 utilizes special tread compounds to help resist cuts, chips, tearing and irregular wear. According to Bridgestone, the tire is designed with a deep, self-cleaning tread pattern for aggressive traction and long original mileage. In addition, stone rejector platforms in every groove offer strong durability, the company added.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-launches-new-tire-highway-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-launches-new-tire-highway-use#comments Equipment News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:58:00 +0000 221161 at http://fleetowner.com Kalmar invests in parts facilities upgrades http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kalmar-invests-parts-facilities-upgrades <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.kalmarusa.com/" target="_blank">Kalmar</a> announced it has completed projects to enhance operational capabilities, efficiencies and safety at two of its parts facilities in the U.S.</p> <p>The first project was at the parts operation in Ottawa, KS, expanding the primary warehouse to 9,500 sq. ft., resulting in 40% more capacity for pallet storage and five additional packaging stations.&nbsp; The expansion also allows for inbound and outbound shipping operations to be separated which improves traffic patterns and safety throughout the warehouse, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kalmar-invests-parts-facilities-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kalmar-invests-parts-facilities-upgrades#comments Equipment News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:34:00 +0000 221151 at http://fleetowner.com AscendTMS now free for DAT carrier customers http://fleetowner.com/technology/ascendtms-now-free-dat-carrier-customers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>DAT Solutions announced it has completed integrating its carrier features into the AscendTMS for carriers, and it will be offered at no cost to current and future <a href="http://www.dat.com/" target="_blank">DAT carrier customers</a>.</p> <p>DAT TruckersEdge, Express, and Power carrier customers can log into the AscendTMS and search the database of loads and post their trucks as they would inside their DAT load board app or desktop product.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/ascendtms-now-free-dat-carrier-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/ascendtms-now-free-dat-carrier-customers#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:28:00 +0000 221141 at http://fleetowner.com Doft partners with VHI Transport http://fleetowner.com/technology/doft-partners-vhi-transport <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://doft.com/" target="_blank">Silicon Valley startup Doft</a> announced its formal partnership with U.S. trucking company, VHI. Doft, an IT company, noted it is developing what it calls a &ldquo;disruptive on-demand technology for the U.S. trucking industry which instantly matches freight shippers and truck drivers with the help of a mobile app.&rdquo; <a href="http://vhitransport.com/" target="_blank">VHI Transport</a> is a professional freight brokerage and logistics company that was founded 40 years ago.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/doft-partners-vhi-transport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/doft-partners-vhi-transport#comments News Technology Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:25:00 +0000 221131 at http://fleetowner.com Seven fleets commit to 'Run on Less' http://fleetowner.com/running-green/seven-fleets-commit-run-less <div class="field-deck"> Fuel economy showcase to culminate at NACV show in September. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Seven fleets have agreed to have one of their trucks and drivers participate in <a href="http://runonless.com/" target="_blank">Run on Less</a>, a cross-country roadshow planned for later this year to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/seven-fleets-commit-run-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/seven-fleets-commit-run-less#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000 221041 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Brent&nbsp;Nussbaum said his company wants to show the &ldquo;success that can be achieved when pairing a trained and educated driver with the latest technologies in fuel efficiency.&rdquo; <em>(Photo: Nussbaum Transportation)</em></p> Fleetmatics launches LogBook HOS management system for iOS http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleetmatics-launches-logbook-hos-management-system-ios <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Commercial truck drivers keeping track of their hours of service (HOS) with Fleetmatics' LogBook system have the option to run it on iOS devices, with the company announcing that availability today.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleetmatics-launches-logbook-hos-management-system-ios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleetmatics-launches-logbook-hos-management-system-ios#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:46:00 +0000 221121 at http://fleetowner.com Mitchell, Bosch to deliver Mitchell Diagnostics System http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/mitchell-bosch-deliver-mitchell-diagnostics-system <div class="field-deck"> Collision diagnostic system combines aftermarket scan tool with workflow application to document pre- and post-repair scans. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mitchell is collaborating with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions in North America to deliver the Mitchell Diagnostics system, which is designed specifically for the collision repair and automotive claims markets. The <a href="http://www.mitchell.com/diagnostics" target="_blank">Mitchell Diagnostics system</a> is expected to be available by June 30.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/mitchell-bosch-deliver-mitchell-diagnostics-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/mitchell-bosch-deliver-mitchell-diagnostics-system#comments Maintenance News Technology Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:49:00 +0000 221111 at http://fleetowner.com Gabriel announces new online store http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gabriel-announces-new-online-store <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Gabriel announced it has opened a <a href="https://shop.gabriel.com/" target="_blank">new online store to sell its brand name merchandise</a>. Customers can now purchase apparel and specialty items with the Gabriel logo from the Gabriel shop.</p> <p>&ldquo;Some of the most popular items from the Gabriel online store are the wearables such as cotton t-shirts, with the original Gabriel logo, and also Gabriel baseball hats,&rdquo; according to Gabriel. &ldquo;Customers can also purchase items like drinkware, flashlights, and novelty bar stools.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gabriel-announces-new-online-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gabriel-announces-new-online-store#comments Driver Management Resource Center Equipment News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:38:00 +0000 221101 at http://fleetowner.com Pirelli launches new tire for long-haul drive market http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pirelli-launches-new-tire-long-haul-drive-market <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Pirelli announced it has launched Pentathlon D, its <a href="http://www.pirelli.com/commercial/us" target="_blank">first tire in the Pentathlon product family</a>, which is dedicated to long-haul drive applications in North America. Pirelli noted that Pentathlon D is one of the latest tires to launch from TP Commercial Solutions LLC, an entity of the Pirelli Brand of Radial Truck Tires, Agricultural Tires and Off-The Road Tires in the US and Canada.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pirelli-launches-new-tire-long-haul-drive-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pirelli-launches-new-tire-long-haul-drive-market#comments Equipment News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:32:00 +0000 221091 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Pirelli&#39;s&nbsp;Pentathlon D long-haul drive tire</p> State of Logistics panel http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/state-logistics-panel <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The annual <em><u>State of Logistics</u></em> report, compiled by consulting firm <a href="https://www.atkearney.com/">A.T. Kearney</a> with the help of the <a href="https://cscmp.org/">Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals</a> (CSCMP) and <a href="https://www.penskelogistics.com/">Penske Logistics</a>, analyzed multiple trends affecting every mode of freight transportation in the U.S., including trucking.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/state-logistics-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/state-logistics-panel#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:21:00 +0000 221081 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</p> New legislation aims to repeal federal excise tax on trucks http://fleetowner.com/regulations/new-legislation-aims-repeal-federal-excise-tax-trucks <div class="field-deck"> Originally introduced in 1917 to help defray the costs of World War I, the FET now stands at 12%. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. Representative <a href="https://lamalfa.house.gov/">Doug LaMalfa</a> (R-CA) introduced a bill this week that seeks to eliminate the 12% federal excise tax or &ldquo;FET&rdquo; most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and commercial trailers &ndash; a levy the <a href="https://www.nada.org/ATD/">American Truck Dealers</a> (ATD) group claims can add anywhere from $12,000 to $22,000 to the sticker prices for such equipment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/new-legislation-aims-repeal-federal-excise-tax-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/new-legislation-aims-repeal-federal-excise-tax-trucks#comments News Regulations Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:34:00 +0000 221071 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Repealing the truck tax will help small businesses &quot;invest in new equipment,&quot; said Rep. LaMalfa. (<em>File photo</em>)</p> Report touts savings from 33-foot twin trailers, downplays truckload's concerns http://fleetowner.com/equipment/report-touts-savings-33-foot-twin-trailers-downplays-truckloads-concerns <div class="field-deck"> Change would mean less congestion and emissions, FTR says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new report from <a href="https://ftrintel.com/" target="_blank">FTR Transportation Intelligence</a> said allowing twin 33-foot trailers on the nation&rsquo;s highways could lower costs as much as 10%, while having minimal disruption on the operations of the overall trucking industry.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/report-touts-savings-33-foot-twin-trailers-downplays-truckloads-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/report-touts-savings-33-foot-twin-trailers-downplays-truckloads-concerns#comments Equipment News Regulations Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:34:00 +0000 221061 at http://fleetowner.com