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06/15/2018 02:19 PM
Big new job for small van
Ford has unveiled a new Taxi variant of its soon-to-arrive 2019 Transit Connect.
06/15/2018 08:30 AM
Spot rates soar as load volume increases
Spot truckload rates jumped sharply during the week ending June 9 as the number of loads on DAT load boards increased 27% while truck posts fell 0.4%. Higher demand for capacity during a week that included the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz helped
06/15/2018 06:30 AM
Daseke finalizes Aveda acquisition
Daseke, a North American flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics solutions company, has officially finished its purchase of Aveda Transportation and Energy Services.
Per the agreement, Daseke paid roughly $42.6 million for the company in
06/15/2018 06:00 AM
Geotab Marketplace updated with new partners
Geotab recently released three partner solutions to its Marketplace platform.
MOVON, Digital Matter and Optimum Fleet Health were released preceding the company’s Connect conference and contribute to an expanding group of mobile apps, hardware and so
06/14/2018 05:52 PM
Make it automated, not autonomous
Progress can sometimes be measured in the smallest of ways. An example is the evolving vocabulary accompanying advancements in “automated” driving.
Back in 2014, when Daimler AG first demonstrated the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck, executives were repea
06/14/2018 09:00 AM
Why your payment process deserves innovation
Best-in-class organizations are constantly innovating, something that should be taking place in all areas of an organization, including the B2B payment process.
While many companies are slow to adopt innovation in their payables and billing processes
06/14/2018 08:23 AM
Fleetcor to manage Casey's fuel card program
Casey’s General Stores owns and operates a chain of 2,074 convenience stores in sixteen states that offer gasoline and freshly-prepared foods to customers.
06/13/2018 09:05 AM
Verizon Connect extends partnership with Ford
Verizon Connect has extended its strategic partnership with Ford Commercial Solutions to deliver fleet management software tools and embedded connectivity to Ford commercial customers.
Last week, Ford announced new Data Services products facilitated
06/13/2018 09:00 AM
Another notch forward for electric commercial vans
Ryder has reserved 500 more Chanje electric panel vans and expects 'additional business announcements' will be forthcoming; EV maker updates its battery-electric van offering with V8100 model
06/13/2018 09:00 AM
You can mitigate the impact of higher fuel prices
Fuel prices are now at their highest level since 2014, and industry experts see that upward trend continuing. SONAR data shows the average price of diesel at truck stops is $3.15 a gallon; this is slightly below the 10-year average of $3.15 reported
06/13/2018 07:00 AM
RI starts truck-only tolls: Groups vow to fight
After years of debate over a heavy truck-only toll plan to help replace and rebuild state infrastructure, Rhode Island began charging tractor-trailers to drive on Interstate 95 on Monday.
After two years of planning and development, the Rhode Island
06/12/2018 04:45 PM
Grease: The new frontier in fleet technology
The rigs of 2018 are a far cry from rigs 20 years ago. Fleet technology — from crash mitigation to improved fuel efficiency — has changed rapidly in recent years. And because of these enhancements, newer rigs have important needs that products such a
06/12/2018 01:32 PM
Pump prices continue to retreat
National average retail prices for diesel and gasoline fall for a second straight week after peaking in May.
06/12/2018 09:00 AM
Choosing a contract maintenance provider
There are many companies that say they can provide preventive maintenance and running repairs for fleets on a contract basis. However, there are a number of things you need to find out before turning your vehicles over to an outside service provider.
06/12/2018 06:00 AM
Love’s opens in Florida, North Carolina, New Mexico
Love’s Travel Stops opened new locations and reopened an existing store, which offers much-needed truck parking.
The Ellisville, FL, store is located near Interstate 75 at exit 414. The Statesville, NC, store is near Interstate 40 at exit 154, and th
06/11/2018 08:00 AM
More proof that we can do better
It’s always great to have someone else verify your findings. Our Run on Less event last fall demonstrated that fuel efficiency way beyond the national average is possible with trucks using currently available technology operating on real routes and d
06/11/2018 07:00 AM
Texting and driving: A case for greater punishment
Experts suggest that both punishment and education are needed to reduce dangers of distracted driving – but in succession: First, strong punishment to change the behavior followed by education to sustain it.
06/11/2018 06:15 AM
DAT: Seasonal demand boosts freight rates in May
Demand for spot market truckload shipments reached new heights in May, according to the DAT North American Freight Index. Seasonal shipments, along with rising fuel costs, pushed freight rates higher in May, with dry van and refrigerated rates hittin
06/11/2018 06:00 AM
Stoneridge offers ELD trade-in program
Stoneridge announced that for a limited time new customers can trade-in their current electronic logging device (ELD) and save 50% on the Stoneridge EZ-ELD when they purchase a three-month software subscription.
According to the company, the offer wi