News http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Used-truck sales decline as prices rise; trailer orders up http://fleetowner.com/equipment/used-truck-sales-decline-prices-rise-trailer-orders <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.actresearch.net">ACT Research</a> said that used Class 8 truck sales in 2014 declined 5%, but prices climbed 18%. The research is part of ACT&rsquo;s U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks report.</p> <p>For December 2014 ACT said Class 8 sales volumes rose 8% month-over-month to 2,078 units.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/used-truck-sales-decline-prices-rise-trailer-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/used-truck-sales-decline-prices-rise-trailer-orders#comments Equipment News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:52:00 +0000 148771 at http://fleetowner.com Bendix sees trucking renewing its focus on reman products http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-sees-trucking-renewing-its-focus-reman-products <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.bendix.com">Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC</a> has announced that it is continuing &ldquo;to build on its nearly 40-year legacy as a remanufacturing leader, growing its reman business and further developing its operations and offerings.&rdquo; Remanufactured components from Bendix include brake shoes, valves, air dryers, compressors, and electronics.</p> <p>Bendix said it plans to further extend its remanufactured product offerings this year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-sees-trucking-renewing-its-focus-reman-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-sees-trucking-renewing-its-focus-reman-products#comments Equipment News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:48:00 +0000 148761 at http://fleetowner.com WIX Filters names national sales manager http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wix-filters-names-national-sales-manager <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.wixfilters.com">WIX Filters</a> has named Mike Harvey national sales manager along with announcing a new structure for its national sales team.</p> <p>&ldquo;When a company innovates and grows, it has to make sure its internal structure is keeping up with those advancements,&rdquo; said Jeff Blocher, vice president of sales. &ldquo;In the midst of our 75th year, we&rsquo;ve been evaluating our day-to-day business operations to ensure we have the right team in place to meet and exceed our business and sales goals.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wix-filters-names-national-sales-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wix-filters-names-national-sales-manager#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:46:00 +0000 148751 at http://fleetowner.com SkyBitz launches new fleet monitoring tool http://fleetowner.com/technology/skybitz-launches-new-fleet-monitoring-tool <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Remote asset tracking and information management solutions provide SkyBitz has launched a new dashboard designed to give fleet managers additional insight into operations decisions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/skybitz-launches-new-fleet-monitoring-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/skybitz-launches-new-fleet-monitoring-tool#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:45:00 +0000 148741 at http://fleetowner.com In the lap of luxury at the 2015 Washington Auto Show http://fleetowner.com/equipment/lap-luxury-2015-washington-auto-show <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Who doesn&#39;t sometimes dream of owning a sleek supercharged sports car, the kind piloted by dashing and debonair film characters such as British secret agent James Bond? Thus let&#39;s take a moment to feast our eyes upon some of the luxurious rides displayed at the 2015 Washington Auto Show -- new and classic models alike.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/lap-luxury-2015-washington-auto-show#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:43:00 +0000 148801 at http://fleetowner.com Motivational speaker to present keys to work-life balance at NAFA conference http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/motivational-speaker-present-keys-work-life-balance-nafa-conference <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Motivational speaker Shawn Archor will lead a discussion on the keys to home and work-life happiness at the upcoming NAFA Fleet Management Assn. <a href="http://www.nafainstitute.org/">2015 Institute &amp; Expo</a>. The event will be held April 14-17, in Orlando, FL.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/motivational-speaker-present-keys-work-life-balance-nafa-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/motivational-speaker-present-keys-work-life-balance-nafa-conference#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:43:00 +0000 148731 at http://fleetowner.com New line of rugged tablet PCs for field service work http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-line-rugged-tablet-pcs-field-service-work <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mobile computing platform provider <a href="http://www.advantech.com/digital-logistics/">Advantech</a> has unveiled a new fully-rugged tablet PC designed specifically for field service work.</p> <p>The PWS-870 is a 10.1 in. PC with an Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor. It features high-brightness, multi-touch sunlight-readable screen.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-line-rugged-tablet-pcs-field-service-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-line-rugged-tablet-pcs-field-service-work#comments Equipment News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:42:00 +0000 148721 at http://fleetowner.com More global trade, more capacity issues ahead http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/more-global-trade-more-capacity-issues-ahead <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>New analysis by the <a href="http://www.internationaltransportforum.org/">International Transport Forum</a> (ITF) projects that international freight volumes will grow more than fourfold &ndash; by a factor of 4.3 &ndash; by 2050, with the average distance traveled by all modes to deliver those cargoes increasing by 12%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/more-global-trade-more-capacity-issues-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/more-global-trade-more-capacity-issues-ahead#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:56:00 +0000 148711 at http://fleetowner.com Photo courtesy of CBP January 28, 2015: DEA spying on cars; State trucking groups want higher fuel taxes; Burning natural-gas powered trash trucks explode. http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/january-28-2015-dea-spying-cars-state-trucking-groups-want-higher-fuel-taxes-burnin <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/january-28-2015-dea-spying-cars-state-trucking-groups-want-higher-fuel-taxes-burnin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/january-28-2015-dea-spying-cars-state-trucking-groups-want-higher-fuel-taxes-burnin#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:23:00 +0000 148701 at http://fleetowner.com Expanding the Scope http://fleetowner.com/running-green/expanding-scope <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Normally when you hear the term scope creep you think of it as a negative. A project that has grown and grown outside its initial parameters. When that happens more resources, more time and more money are needed to complete the project</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/expanding-scope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/expanding-scope#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:24:00 +0000 148691 at http://fleetowner.com