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09/30/14
Mack adds fleet-management suite to standard telematics platform

Mack Trucks has built a suite of software and technology offerings, dubbed Mack Fleet Management Services, onto its GuardDog Connect telematics platform that is available on its Pinnacle, Granite and Titan by Mack Class 8 tractor models.

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09/30/14
September 30, 2014: Toyota recalling trucks; Ram boosting 1500 Ecodiesel production; Walmart blames Tracy Morgan

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09/30/14
Old Dominion expands drayage in Dallas and Nashville

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (OD) has added drayage facilities in Dallas, TX, and Nashville, TN, to its nationwide network. The Thomasville, NC-based LTL carrier said that both locations are “strategically positioned near several major railheads.”

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09/30/14
Todd Good joins GE Capital Fleet Services

GE Capital Fleet Services has named Todd Good to the position of senior vice president of sales. The company said he will focus on “enhancing and sustaining GE Capital Fleet Services’ growing customer base in the oil & gas industry.”

An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Good previously served as vice president of business development for PHH Arval, where he focused on energy-company fleets in the Texas market.

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09/30/14
ACT: Class 8 used-truck sales slow

In August, total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks dropped 10% month over month and 6% year over year, per the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks report published by ACT Research.

“Year to date, sales remain down 5%,” said Steve Tam, ACT’s vice president-Commercial Vehicle Sector. According to Tam, both the retail and wholesale markets contracted month over month, but auctions gained 5% in the same timeframe.

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09/30/14
Tank carrier chooses software from Transportation Costing Group

Groendyke Transport, a tank truck carrier based in Enid, OK, has chosen to implement the Truckload Cost Information System (TL/CIS) from Transportation Costing Group (TCG).

The software will be integrated with the carrier’s enterprise management software.

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09/30/14
Texas 2015 model F-150 roundup event

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09/30/14
Fuel prices: diesel dips while gasoline gains

Average retail pump prices declined for diesel this week in the U.S., according to information tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), while gasoline inched up nationwide after big prices spikes in the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions.

For the U.S. overall, the average retail pump price for diesel dropped 2.3 cents this week to $3.756 per gallon, which is 16.4 cents per gallon cheaper compared to the same week in 2013, the agency reported.

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09/30/14
Aluminum key to fuel savings for Ford F-150

SAN ANTONIO, TX. Though Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel mileage certification tests won’t be completed until November this year, Ford Motor Co.

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