Equipment http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Shame on you, my beautiful Rhode Island http://fleetowner.com/blog/shame-you-my-beautiful-rhode-island <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/04/Newport%20bridge_0.jpg" style="width: 530px; height: 354px;" /></p> <p>In the never-ending quest to solve infrastructure funding problems, one state has come up with a highly controversial, and I must say, completely irresponsible, plan. Unfortunately, that state is my beloved Rhode Island - the place of my birth and the place where I spent the majority of my life growing into adulthood.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucking-straight-talk">Trucking Straight Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/shame-you-my-beautiful-rhode-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/shame-you-my-beautiful-rhode-island#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Trucking Straight Talk Fri, 29 May 2015 13:55:00 +0000 161331 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Rhode Island&#39;s Newport Bridge. The governor has proposed placing a toll on Class 6 and larger vehicles in the state to help pay for bridge and road repair in the state. (Photo by Getty Images)</p> Volvo celebrates the opening of Dex Heavy Duty Parts http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-celebrates-opening-dex-heavy-duty-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Executives of </font><a href="http://www.volvogroup.com/group/global/en-gb/volvo%20group/worldwide/Volvo-Group-North-America/Pages/North-America.aspx"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3"><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Group</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3">, </font><a href="http://www.dexheavydutyparts.com/index.php"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">Dex Heavy Duty Parts</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> and local and state public officials recently celebrated the grand opening of the Dex facility in Advanc</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-celebrates-opening-dex-heavy-duty-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-celebrates-opening-dex-heavy-duty-parts#comments Equipment News Fri, 29 May 2015 13:05:00 +0000 161311 at http://fleetowner.com XL Specialized adding new lightweight lowboy trailer http://fleetowner.com/equipment/xl-specialized-adding-new-lightweight-lowboy-trailer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><a href="http://www.xlspecializedtrailer.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">XL Specialized Trailers</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> has announced a new lowboy trailer for lighter-duty equipment moved by contractors. </font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/xl-specialized-adding-new-lightweight-lowboy-trailer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/xl-specialized-adding-new-lightweight-lowboy-trailer#comments Equipment News Fri, 29 May 2015 12:56:00 +0000 161271 at http://fleetowner.com <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">XL 80 lowboy</font></p> Goodyear adding sales and service departments at select retread plants http://fleetowner.com/equipment/goodyear-adding-sales-and-service-departments-select-retread-plants <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">Customers utilizing </font><a href="http://www.goodyearctsc.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Goodyear Commercial Tire &amp; Service Center</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> retread plants in three locations will now have access to on-site sales and service departments, the company announced.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/goodyear-adding-sales-and-service-departments-select-retread-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/goodyear-adding-sales-and-service-departments-select-retread-plants#comments Equipment News Thu, 28 May 2015 13:52:00 +0000 161181 at http://fleetowner.com Trailer orders fall sharply http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trailer-orders-fall-sharply <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">The latest </font><a href="http://www.ftrintel.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">trailer order activity</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> showed a sharp decline from previous months and an even bigger drop year-over-year, said research firm FTR. According to the company, U.S. trailer net orders for April were 17,700 units, down 19% from March of this year and off 30% from April 2014. </font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trailer-orders-fall-sharply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trailer-orders-fall-sharply#comments Equipment News Thu, 28 May 2015 13:50:00 +0000 161171 at http://fleetowner.com Denso to invest in Peloton’s truck platooning technology http://fleetowner.com/technology/denso-invest-peloton-s-truck-platooning-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><a href="http://www.globaldenso.com/"><u><font color="#800000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Denso</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> has announced a $16 million investment in Peloton Technology, which is developing vehicle platooning systems for large trucks.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/denso-invest-peloton-s-truck-platooning-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/denso-invest-peloton-s-truck-platooning-technology#comments Equipment News Technology Thu, 28 May 2015 13:40:00 +0000 161151 at http://fleetowner.com Truck platooning should boost fuel economy, project finds http://fleetowner.com/technology/truck-platooning-should-boost-fuel-economy-project-finds <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A cooperative research project led by <a href="http://gavlab.auburn.edu/">Auburn University</a> and the <a href="http://atri-online.org/">American Transportation Research Institute</a> (ATRI) finds tractor-trailers could experience fuel savings of 5% to 10% if they were controlled by platooning technology.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/truck-platooning-should-boost-fuel-economy-project-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/truck-platooning-should-boost-fuel-economy-project-finds#comments Equipment News Technology Thu, 28 May 2015 13:06:00 +0000 161131 at http://fleetowner.com Texas flooding hampers travel http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/texas-flooding-hampers-travel <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Severe weather in the Texas and Oklahoma areas over the past several days have left many roads closed and cities and towns with infrastructure damage to assess. Forecasters say the severe weather outbreak could last into the weekend.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/texas-flooding-hampers-travel#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Safety Wed, 27 May 2015 15:09:00 +0000 161091 at http://fleetowner.com A look inside GM's Fort Wayne truck plant http://fleetowner.com/equipment/look-inside-gms-fort-wayne-truck-plant <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>GM&#39;s Fort Wayne assembly plant in Ft. Wayne, IN, began building light-duty trucks in 1986. Today, it is a three-shift operation with approximately 3,800 employees focused on manufacturing light- and heavy-duty regular plus double cab full-size pickup trucks. The OEM recently announced it&#39;s investing $1.2 billion into its Fort Wayne facility; part of a three-year $5.4 billion investment effort in all of its U.S. plants. <em>All photos courtesy of GM</em>.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/look-inside-gms-fort-wayne-truck-plant#comments Equipment News Wed, 27 May 2015 10:30:00 +0000 161001 at http://fleetowner.com GM to invest $1.2 billion in Indiana pickup plant http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-invest-12-billion-indiana-pickup-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>General Motors plans to invest $1.2 billion in its full-size pickup truck plant in Ft. Wayne, IN &ndash; money that will fund construction of a new pre-treat, electro-coat paint operation and sealing facility, and other general assembly functions.</p> <p>Cathy Clegg, VP for GM North America manufacturing, said in a statement that the OEM&rsquo;s investment is expected to begin in June will take several years to complete. Full-size truck production schedules will be unaffected by the construction, she stressed.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-invest-12-billion-indiana-pickup-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-invest-12-billion-indiana-pickup-plant#comments Equipment News Tue, 26 May 2015 18:03:00 +0000 160981 at http://fleetowner.com