News en Timken to acquire Groeneveld Group <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Timken Company</a> announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Groeneveld Group, a provider of automatic lubrication solutions used in on- and off-highway applications, for approximately $280 million.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:09:00 +0000 221461 at A visit to Rush Truck Centers of Denver <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Located in Commerce City, Colorado, just outside Denver, the most recent addition to the Rush Truck Centers (RTC) network of 108 locations in 21 states covers 83,000 sq. ft. on 13.5 acres, features over 50 service bays, and is currently staffed by 55 technicians. Fleet Owner got an up close and personnel look at RTC&#39;s Denver facility during a special open house event which included a visit by NASCAR racing legend Tony Stewart. (<em>Photos: Michael Catarevas</em>)</p> </div> Equipment News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:02:00 +0000 221471 at Report finds states lacking in accident prevention <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>No state does enough to protect residents from preventable deaths and injuries on the road, in their homes and communities and at work, a new report found.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:32:00 +0000 221451 at <p>The National Safety Council&#39;s report didn&#39;t give a single state an &quot;A&quot; grade on accidental injury and death prevention.</p> Navistar announces executive leadership changes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Navistar International Corporation</a> today promoted Michael A. Cancelliere to president, truck and parts, effective July 1, 2017. He will replace William R. Kozek, who will assume a planning role focused on emerging industry opportunities. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> also announced that Bernardo Valenzuela is returning to the company in the newly created role of vice president of export, and president of Mexico and Global Operations.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:31:00 +0000 221441 at ELDs may help reshape refrigerated market <div class="field-deck"> Demand for more “organic” and “ethnic” produce will also help further complicate the logistics of the fresh foods freight sector. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Small fleets and own-operators provide a large proportion of the freight transportation capacity for fresh foods and produce shipments. Yet they are also poised to be the two trucking elements hit hardest by the impending <a href="" target="_blank">electronic logging device</a> (ELD) mandate this December, according to two noted intermodal industry experts.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Technology Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:34:00 +0000 221421 at <p>A modal shift may be ahead for fresh produce shipments due to the ELD mandate. (<em>Photo: Tiger Cool Express</em>)</p> NAS report highlights flaws in SMS data quality <div class="field-deck"> Findings don’t surprise trucking industry groups, which long contested the “inconsistencies” within the FMCSA’s now seven-year old CSA program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While the revamped safety measurement system (SMS) deployed by the <a href="">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA) within its <a href="">Compliance, Safety, Accountability</a> or &ldquo;CSA&rdquo; program is &ldquo;conceptually sound,&rdquo; a long-awaited <a href="">report</a> from the <a href="">National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medici</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:54:00 +0000 221411 at <p>Data quality is the key issue addressed within the CSA program, according to the NAS study. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Rush Truck Centers unveils Denver location in style <div class="field-deck"> Billion-dollar truck dealership chain’s latest facility is designed from the ground up with the technician in mind. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>COMMERCE CITY, CO. One of the latest additions to the <a href="" target="_blank">Rush Truck Centers</a> (RTC) dealership network &ndash; a 83,300 sq.-ft.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:10:00 +0000 221401 at <p>Though the new facility opened for business in April last year, RTC chose to host its open house this week because &quot;the weather and timing was just right.&rdquo; (<em>Photo: Michael Catarevas/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Outreach program shows motoring public how to be safer around CMVs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>FMCSA launched a public outreach program that aims to show passenger vehicle drivers how to be safer around commercial motor vehicles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:46:00 +0000 221391 at <p>FMCSA&#39;s Our Roads, Our Safety public outreach program illustrates the large blind spots surrounding a typical tractor-trailer, as shown in this screen shot from a video the agency released as part of the program.</p> Big Brown plans further additions to green fleet <div class="field-deck"> By 2020, the parcel delivery giant expects that one in four of the new vehicles it purchases annually will be powered by alternative fuels or use some sort of advanced technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>United Parcel Service (<a href=";d=DwMF-g&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=4WWEokSYBPlhXteKnBgUIPLddK2OBG3u6GI9j-PVRWA&amp;s=XYWueBp00kua8oD4IPABj9WUodyRFCl3Zow_VKOpJos&amp;e=" target="_blank">UPS</a>)&nbsp;is beefing up its &ldquo;green vehicle&rdquo; acquisition targets as part of its&nbsp;<a href=";d=DwMF-g&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5l</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Running Green Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:03:00 +0000 221381 at <p>One of UPS&#39;s natural gas-fired tractors. (<em>Photo: UPS</em>)</p> PeopleNet adds Continental TPMS to platform <div class="field-deck"> ContiPressureCheck provides insight into a fleet’s tire pressure, company notes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="">PeopleNet</a> recently noted that it is integrating the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) developed by Continental, dubbed the <a href="">ContiPressureCheck (CPC) system</a>, to fleets that have deployed its technology platform in their trucks. This allows both drivers and back-office personnel to continuously monitor the real-time pressure and temperature of their tires, noted Eric Witty, vice president of product for PeopleNet</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Technology Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:50:00 +0000 221371 at <p>Continental noted that its CPC system can accommodate multiple configurations for a broad range of commercial tire types, including tractors and trailers as well as buses and motor coaches. (<em>Photo: Continental</em>)</p>