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05/26/15
2015 Fleet and Vehicle Management Report

More than 1,100 business owners, fleet operators, and general managers participated in a recent survey regarding their biggest fleet management challenges and how they use technology to solve them

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05/26/15
GM to invest $1.2 billion in Indiana pickup plant

General Motors plans to invest $1.2 billion in its full-size pickup truck plant in Ft. Wayne, IN – money that will fund construction of a new pre-treat, electro-coat paint operation and sealing facility, and other general assembly functions.

Cathy Clegg, VP for GM North America manufacturing, said in a statement that the OEM’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.

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05/26/15
Exide Technologies appoints new president, CEO

The board of directors of Exide Technologies announced that Victor (Vic) M. Koelsch has been appointed president and CEO of the company, effective June 22.

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05/26/15
PeopleNet acquires Cadec Global

PeopleNet has acquired Manchester, NH-based Cadec Global, a privately-held provider of driver- and truck-based platforms. The addition of Cadec will provide customers in the foodservice and private fleet industries with greater access to PeopleNet solutions, the company said.

Terms were not disclosed.

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05/26/15
TQL introduces mobile app with speak-and-search capability

Voice search is fast, convenient and helps alleviate typos on small mobile device screens, according to Total Quality Logistics. And now it’s available to truck drivers on the road searching for loads to haul. 

 

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05/26/15
Alliance exhaust product line now includes bellows

Alliance Truck Parts, a provider of replacement parts for the commercial transportation industry, has expanded its exhaust product line to include torsional and standard bellows. Suited for the heavy-duty market, Alliance bellows are the first true all-makes product of their kind in the industry, the company said. 

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05/26/15
EVO Trillium opens CNG station at Central Freight Lines

EVO Trillium, the joint venture partnership between EVO CNG and  Trillium CNG, celebrated the grand opening of its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station located at 5188 East Loop 820 South, Fort Worth, TX, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Earth Day, April 22.

Dignitaries in attendance included the Betsy Price, mayor of Fort Worth; Susan Shifflett, regional coordinator of the Railroad Commission of Texas; and John Esparza, president and CEO of the Texas Trucking Association.

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05/26/15
Your May 26 Pre-Trip: Storms hammer Texas

Here are five things worth knowing today:

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05/26/15
Bigger cities, more urban freight

The U.S. Census Bureau delivered an interesting report last week before the holiday break; a report that, by inference, indicates urban freight demand is only going to keep increasing as the number of American cities with populations exceeding the one million mark continues to grow.

New York City remains the nation's most populous urban locale at just over 8.49 million residents, up by 52,700 people as of July 1, 2014, the time period for which the agency has the most recent data.

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05/26/15
Senate bill takes aim at 'vagaries' of CSA, sets carrier selection standards

The Senate version of a bill aimed at protecting shippers and brokers from liability claims related to carrier selection was introduced late last week.

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