News http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Natural gas compatible dashboard gauges and instrument clusters offered http://fleetowner.com/equipment/natural-gas-compatible-dashboard-gauges-and-instrument-clusters-offered <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new line of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> compatible dashboard gauges and instrument clusters has been introduced by Ametek Vehicular Instruments Systems (VIS).</p> <p>Among the <a href="http://www.ametekvis.com/">VIS products offered</a> for natural-gas-fueled vehicles are the Universal Instrument Panel-Basic (UIP-B), Universal Instrument Panel-Message Center (UIP-MC), Universal Instrument Panel-Specialized (UIP-S), Can-Communicator 2-in. Graphic Display, and several customer-specific custom gauges and instrument clusters.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/natural-gas-compatible-dashboard-gauges-and-instrument-clusters-offered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/natural-gas-compatible-dashboard-gauges-and-instrument-clusters-offered#comments Equipment News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:00 +0000 123631 at http://fleetowner.com DriveAtlas looking to hire 200 owner-operators http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/driveatlas-looking-hire-200-owner-operators <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>DriveAtlas, the direct fleet operation owned by Atlas World Group, <a href="http://www.driveatlas.com/">plans to hire 200 owner-operators</a> this year to meet additional demand in the household goods moving industry along with volume increases expected in its freight transportation and logistics operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/driveatlas-looking-hire-200-owner-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/driveatlas-looking-hire-200-owner-operators#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:02:00 +0000 123621 at http://fleetowner.com ATA, Ryder and Penske among SmartWay award winners http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ata-ryder-and-penske-among-smartway-award-winners <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.truckline.com">American Trucking Assns</a>. along with Ryder Truck Rental, Penske Truck Leasing and the Colorado Motor Carriers Assn. were among <a href="http://www.epa.gov/smartway/">10 SmartWay Affiliates</a> honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2014 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award.</p> <p>EPA honored ATA for supporting policies and practices that reduce truck emissions and improve freight efficiency during a virtual awards presentation.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ata-ryder-and-penske-among-smartway-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ata-ryder-and-penske-among-smartway-award-winners#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:01:00 +0000 123611 at http://fleetowner.com Round lift axles designed for vocational work http://fleetowner.com/equipment/round-lift-axles-designed-vocational-work <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.hendrickson-intl.com/">Hendrickson Specialty Products Auxiliary Axle Systems</a> has introduced a new round lift axle design for non-steerable and steer applications in severe- or heavy-duty applications.</p> <p>The Toughlift brand of axles is designed to handle 25,000-lb. capacity. The Toughlift FM and FR non-steer models will replace the HLM model with capacities up to 25,000 lbs., as well as the high lifting HLR 13,000-lb. and 18,000-lb. capacity non-steer lift axles that have been used extensively over the years in both pusher or tag positions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/round-lift-axles-designed-vocational-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/round-lift-axles-designed-vocational-work#comments Equipment News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:59:00 +0000 123601 at http://fleetowner.com Truck Tonnage Index increases http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-tonnage-index-increases <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased slightly in March, rising 0.6%, the <a href="http://www.truckline.com">American Trucking Assns.</a> (ATA) announced.</p> <p>That was less than the adjusted 1.9% in February, which had preliminarily been reported as a 2.8% increase in March 18. In March, the index equaled 127.3 (2000=100) versus 126.5 in February. The all-time high was in November 2013 (131.0).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-tonnage-index-increases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-tonnage-index-increases#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:58:00 +0000 123591 at http://fleetowner.com Kenco goes national with SmartDrive http://fleetowner.com/technology/kenco-goes-national-smartdrive <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.smartdrive.net/">SmartDrive Systems</a> recently announced that <a href="http://www.kencogroup.com/">Kenco Management Services</a>-- a provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment-- has selected SmartDrive&rsquo;s event recording system for roll-out across its entire nationwide fleet to improve safety and lower costs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/kenco-goes-national-smartdrive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/kenco-goes-national-smartdrive#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:53:00 +0000 123571 at http://fleetowner.com UPDATED: CARB may relax compliance for certain fleet types http://fleetowner.com/running-green/updated-carb-may-relax-compliance-certain-fleet-types <div class="field-deck"> Proposed changes to be discussed in public hearing this Thursday </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A proposal by the staff of <a href="http://www.arb.ca.gov/homepage.htm">California&rsquo;s Air Resources Board</a> (CARB) would provide &ldquo;lower-cost compliance options&rdquo; for certain types of truck operations as the agency continues the rollout of its strict emission rules for &ldquo;in-use heavy-duty diesel-fueled vehicles.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/updated-carb-may-relax-compliance-certain-fleet-types" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/updated-carb-may-relax-compliance-certain-fleet-types#comments Driversmag Archive Fleet Management News Regulations Running Green Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:29:00 +0000 123561 at http://fleetowner.com <p><em>Proposed changes grew out of concern that some fleet owners may be too financially challenged &quot;to make the needed upgrades to comply&rdquo; with CARB&#39;s Truck and Bus rule.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Increased capabilities added for Oil in Water and Biodiesel Blend analyzers with InfraCal 2 Analyzer http://fleetowner.com/equipment/increased-capabilities-added-oil-water-and-biodiesel-blend-analyzers-infracal-2-analyzer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Wilks has introduced the <a href="http://www.wilksir.com/products/new-infracal-2.html">InfraCal 2 Analyzer</a>, which offers additional features to the company&rsquo;s InfraCal Oil in Water Analyzers and InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzers. These features include better repeatability, multiple calibrations, unlimited data storage, optional internal battery pack, touch screen display, and password protection for instrument settings.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/increased-capabilities-added-oil-water-and-biodiesel-blend-analyzers-infracal-2-analyzer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/increased-capabilities-added-oil-water-and-biodiesel-blend-analyzers-infracal-2-analyzer#comments Equipment News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:38:00 +0000 123531 at http://fleetowner.com Nebraska refuse hauler adds natural gas truck http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nebraska-refuse-hauler-adds-natural-gas-truck <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Uribe Refuse, a Lincoln, NE-based hauler, is adding its first natural-gas powered truck to its fleet. The truck will travel Uribe&rsquo;s heaviest routes and is part of a plan to add 18 total <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> vehicles over the next few years, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nebraska-refuse-hauler-adds-natural-gas-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nebraska-refuse-hauler-adds-natural-gas-truck#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:37:00 +0000 123521 at http://fleetowner.com Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Kerry Stritt to vice president of fleet services http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/southeastern-freight-lines-promotes-kerry-stritt-vice-president-fleet-services <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Regional less-than-truckload carrier <a href="http://www.sefl.com">Southeastern Freight Lines</a> has promoted Kerry Stritt to vice president of fleet services, based in Columbia, SC.</p> <p>Stritt joined Southeastern in 1992 and has held the service center manager position at the company&rsquo;s Atlanta, GA, service center.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/southeastern-freight-lines-promotes-kerry-stritt-vice-president-fleet-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/southeastern-freight-lines-promotes-kerry-stritt-vice-president-fleet-services#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:36:00 +0000 123511 at http://fleetowner.com