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Category: Commercial

BYD to Deliver 27 Zero-Emission Class 8 Trucks in California

BYD to Deliver 27 Zero-Emission Class 8 Trucks in California

| March 11, 2017

Trucking is going electric in California thanks to BYD, which joined with the California Air Resources Board, San Bernardino Council of Governments and Daylight Transport to celebrate the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission battery-electric yard and service trucks to be deployed in disadvantaged communities with some of the worst air quality in the […]

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Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Location in Cleveland

Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Location in Cleveland

| March 9, 2017

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new location in metropolitan Clevland in Avon Lake, Ohio. Housed within the Pin Oak Industrial Park, at 33620 Pin Oak Parkway, the location features full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental and contract truck fleet maintenance services. The 6,500-square-foot building is on 3 acres and has three service bays and a wash bay. “This is our first […]

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Stertil-Koni Identifies 7 Ways to Boost Vehicle Lift Safety in Maintenance Shops

Stertil-Koni Identifies 7 Ways to Boost Vehicle Lift Safety in Maintenance Shops

| March 6, 2017

Following a detailed review of bus and truck maintenance facilities across North America, vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni has just released what it calls the “Seven Key Steps” to improving safety for busy technicians working on the shop floor. The challenges facing fleet operators of all types are significant and continue to grow. Noted Peter Bowers, […]

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Omnitracs Partners with Peloton Technology on Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning

Omnitracs Partners with Peloton Technology on Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning

| February 16, 2017

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has announced that it has partnered with Peloton Technology, a developer of connected and automated vehicle systems for U.S. and global freight carriers. Omnitracs and Peloton will collaborate to bring Peloton’s industry-leading truck platooning technology to Omnitracs customers. The partners will also […]

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Non-slip Flooring Product Aims to Improve Safety for Bicyclists

Non-slip Flooring Product Aims to Improve Safety for Bicyclists

| February 14, 2017

SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring, a manufacturer of non-slip metal flooring products, wants to help bicyclists roll with much more safety. The company recently released a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) case study addressing bicycle lane safety. Here’s what happened: T.Y. Lin International, an architectural firm, was hired to study the inventory of metal grate bridges […]

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Alternative Fuels Re-shaping MD and HD Truck Industry

Alternative Fuels Re-shaping MD and HD Truck Industry

| February 14, 2017

Energy price volatility, global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade, tighter emission norms, and the emergence of noise pollution-free zones are generating a vast range of opportunities for alternate truck powertrains.  External influencers such as urbanization, geopolitics, incentives and technology advancements are all combining to boost the medium-heavy duty (MD-HD) compressed NG (CNG) and LNG truck market.  In fact, some estimates show that […]

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Vehicle Lift Leader Stertil-Koni Awarded NASPO ValuePoint Contract

Vehicle Lift Leader Stertil-Koni Awarded NASPO ValuePoint Contract

| February 13, 2017

Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni has announced that it has been awarded the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Master Agreement for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Associated Equipment. Here’s what makes this award really special. The new agreement, which in Stertil-Koni’s instance represents a contract extension, enables customers nationwide — including municipalities, […]

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Clean Energy Fuels Expands Fleet Contracts

Clean Energy Fuels Expands Fleet Contracts

| February 8, 2017

Clean Energy Fuels has announced that it has signed a fueling agreement with Mountain Valley Express, an express shipping company based out of Manteca, California, that has purchased nine Heavy-Duty trucks equipped with the new CWI 9L ISL G Zero NOx natural gas engine. The fueling agreement will allow Mountain Valley to use Clean Energy’s […]

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Truckload Carriers Association Rolls Out Accreditation Program

Truckload Carriers Association Rolls Out Accreditation Program

| February 8, 2017

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has launched an accreditation initiative for the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry.  The goal of the program is to create a community of individuals who are dedicated to their professional development within the truckload industry, help truckload carriers attract new people to their companies, and create career paths […]

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Volvo Rolls Big with Hybrid Buses, Notches 3,000 Units Sold

Volvo Rolls Big with Hybrid Buses, Notches 3,000 Units Sold

| January 30, 2017

Volvo is going big in hybrid buses and has now sold 3000 hybrids, electric hybrids and electric buses to customers in 22 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. The company first introduced hybrid buses in 2010 and since then sales have increased steadily. At the same time, the product range has undergone continuous development and expansion. Today Volvo […]

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