Equipment http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en August 22, 2014: Trucks damaging cars; GPS steers driver wrong; tow truck attack and stealing the Silverado http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-22-2014-trucks-damaging-cars-gps-steers-driver-wrong-tow-truck-attack-and-st <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A look at what is trending this morning in the transportation community.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-22-2014-trucks-damaging-cars-gps-steers-driver-wrong-tow-truck-attack-and-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-22-2014-trucks-damaging-cars-gps-steers-driver-wrong-tow-truck-attack-and-st#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:04:00 +0000 134461 at http://fleetowner.com Operating costs growing as factor in total vehicle cost http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/operating-costs-growing-factor-total-vehicle-cost <div class="field-deck"> Regulations – both emissions and safety – are game changers for costs, CVOC panelists say </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>DALLAS. The basic equation of total vehicle costs hasn&rsquo;t changed, but the impact of operating costs in that equation has grown and will continue to grow. That was a fundamental message of a panel discussion on equipment lifecycle trends at the <a href="http://www.cvoconline.com/">Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference</a> in Dallas.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/operating-costs-growing-factor-total-vehicle-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/operating-costs-growing-factor-total-vehicle-cost#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:45:00 +0000 134431 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Panelists discussed total vehicle cost and how operating costs are becoming a bigger factor for fleets during a discussion on lifecycle trends at the <a href="http://www.cvoconline.com/">Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference</a> in Dallas. From left, John Diez, senior&nbsp; vice president, Ryder Dedicated; Dave Williams, vice president-equipment, Knight Transportation; David Hames, general manager of marketing and strategy, DTNA; and Bruce Ewald, senior vice president-sales &amp; marketing, Wabash National.</p> Bendix, New York Air Brake establish Mechatronics Laboratory at RIT http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-new-york-air-brake-establish-mechatronics-laboratory-rit <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.bendix.com/">Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems</a> and New York Air Brake (NYAB), a sister Knorr-Bremse company, have created the Knorr-Bremse North America Mechatronics Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).</p> <p>The laboratory is located at RIT&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe">Kate Gleason College of Engineering</a> in Rochester, NY and will open this fall, serving both RIT students and engineers from Bendix and <a href="http://www.nyab.com/">New York Air Brake</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-new-york-air-brake-establish-mechatronics-laboratory-rit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-new-york-air-brake-establish-mechatronics-laboratory-rit#comments Equipment News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:44:00 +0000 134421 at http://fleetowner.com Sights from the 2014 Great American Trucking Show http://fleetowner.com/equipment/sights-2014-great-american-trucking-show <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>A host interesting products, sights and, yes, plenty of glamorously-appointed custom trucks could be found at the 2014 Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas, TX.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/sights-2014-great-american-trucking-show#comments Equipment News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:42:00 +0000 134451 at http://fleetowner.com Titan makes 40-gal. rear-aft fuel tank available for Ford models http://fleetowner.com/equipment/titan-makes-40-gal-rear-aft-fuel-tank-available-ford-models <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://titanfueltanks.com/" target="_blank" title="Titan Fuel Tanks Home Page">Titan Fuel Tanks</a> has started shipping its new 40-gal. cross-linked polyethylene, rear-aft fuel tank (8020011). The polymer tank is engineered to fit 2011-2015 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> F-350, F-450 and F-550 diesel cab and chassis trucks.</p> <p>The tank virtually eliminates the service and maintenance issues associated with diesel fuel line contamination originating in OE and aftermarket steel fuel tanks, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/titan-makes-40-gal-rear-aft-fuel-tank-available-ford-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/titan-makes-40-gal-rear-aft-fuel-tank-available-ford-models#comments Equipment News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:41:00 +0000 134411 at http://fleetowner.com Peterbilt Technician Institute expands to Chicagoland http://fleetowner.com/equipment/peterbilt-technician-institute-expands-chicagoland <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/peterbilt-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Peterbilt</a></span> Technician Institute (PTI) has added a second location in Lisle, IL. Classes at the <a href="http://www.uti.edu">Universal Technician Institute</a> (UTI) began this week, offering a comprehensive technician training program.</p> <p>The first class of students, who were trained at UTI&rsquo;s Dallas campus, graduated earlier this year. Applications for enrollment are currently being accepted for PTI at both campuses.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/peterbilt-technician-institute-expands-chicagoland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/peterbilt-technician-institute-expands-chicagoland#comments Equipment News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:40:00 +0000 134401 at http://fleetowner.com SmartTruck introduces “TopKit” trailer aerodynamic device package http://fleetowner.com/equipment/smarttruck-introduces-topkit-trailer-aerodynamic-device-package <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>DALLAS, TX. Trailer aerodynamic device manufacturer <a href="http://www.smarttruckaero.com/"><u>SmartTruck</u></a> introduced its new &ldquo;TopKit&rdquo; system for dry-van and refrigerated trailers here at the Great American Truck Show this week.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/smarttruck-introduces-topkit-trailer-aerodynamic-device-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/smarttruck-introduces-topkit-trailer-aerodynamic-device-package#comments Equipment News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:04:00 +0000 134371 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A view of the side fairing &quot;fins&quot; that are part of SmartTruck&#39;s new &quot;TopKit&quot; package.</p> Minimizer marks 30th anniversary http://fleetowner.com/equipment/minimizer-marks-30th-anniversary <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Thirty years ago Lorraine Kruckeberg backed her vehicle over a Rubbermaid trash can, inspiring her husband Dick Kruckeberg to invent heavy-duty truck fenders made from polyurethane and eventually other composite materials. Thus, <a href="http://www.minimizer.com/history.html"><u><font color="#0066cc">Spray Control Systems</font></u></a>, Inc., which now does business as <a href="http://www.minimizer.com/"><u><font color="#0066cc">Minimizer</font></u></a>, was born.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/minimizer-marks-30th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/minimizer-marks-30th-anniversary#comments Equipment News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:05:00 +0000 134351 at http://fleetowner.com Bridgestone unveils new tire offerings, hints at future products http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-unveils-new-tire-offerings-hints-future-products <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>DALLAS, TX.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-unveils-new-tire-offerings-hints-future-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-unveils-new-tire-offerings-hints-future-products#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:35:00 +0000 134341 at http://fleetowner.com <p>BCS&#39;s Robert Hamby hints at Dayton tire&nbsp;line overhaul due Jan. 2015.</p> August 21, 2014: Ford challengers line up; bridges get in the way of trucks; Teamsters said to harass a Top Chef; and a turtle chase http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-21-2014-ford-challengers-line-bridges-get-way-trucks-teamsters-said-harass-t <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s a look at what&rsquo;s trending in trucking today.</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/august-21-2014-ford-challengers-line-bridges-get-way-trucks-teamsters-said-harass-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-21-2014-ford-challengers-line-bridges-get-way-trucks-teamsters-said-harass-t#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:18:00 +0000 134331 at http://fleetowner.com