News http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en 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 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 EIA projects diesel savings with Phase 2 standards http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/eia-projects-diesel-savings-phase-2-standards <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>According to a U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Today in Energy report, new proposed fuel standards would reduce diesel consumption in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.</p> <p>The proposed Phase 2 standards, which would take effect in model year 2021 and then increase in severity through 2027, are projected to <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=26832" target="_blank">reduce diesel consumption by 0.5 million barrels</a> of oil equivalent per day by 2040, EIA said.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/eia-projects-diesel-savings-phase-2-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/eia-projects-diesel-savings-phase-2-standards#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:37:00 +0000 194881 at http://fleetowner.com