Home » DEF News & Events » Fleet Owner News

Fleet Owner News

Keep track of the latest news in the trucking industry


03/30/15
Aerodynamic retrofit should save reefer fleet $750,000 a year

LOUISVILLE.  The refrigerated carrier Hirschbach Motor Lines is retrofitting its entire 800 tractor fleet with full aerodynamic kits from FlowBelow Aero, the company announced at the Mid America Trucking Show. 

read more

more

 
03/30/15
Even four wheelers keep looking for fuel savings

Tire maker Bridgestone Americas Inc. – the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. – recently unveiled the results of an online poll of 2,000 U.S.

read more

more

 
03/30/15
Goodyear’s Highway Hero saved cop in struggle with prisoner

LOUISVILLE, KY. The truck driver and the law enforcement officer he saved from being strangled by a prisoner took center stage during a Thursday ceremony at the Mid-America Trucking Show. And there was hardly a dry eye in the room as they recounted the event and told how they’ve become friends and “brothers” since.

The occasion was the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero award, and this year’s honoree was Clinton Blackburn of Morehead, KY.

read more

more

 
03/30/15
VDO RoadLog ELD designed to be a simple, affordable HOS solution

LOUISVILLE, KY. Drivers looking for a simple solution to get ahead of the coming electronic logging device (ELD) mandate got a hands-on look at Continental’s VDO RoadLog booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

The VDO RoadLog ELD is marketed as an easy and affordable solution to log book automation and compliance management. The stand-alone ELD features a built-in printer that can automatically print out the driver’s log at the push of a button.

read more

more

 
03/30/15
CVS/pharmacy MinuteClinic practitioners certified to perform DOT exams

CVS/pharmacy, which operates MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside many of its retail operations in 31 states and the District of Columbia, said its practitioners have been certified to perform U.S. DOT examinations for commercial drivers.

read more

more

 
03/30/15
Ford Motor Co. at MATS 2015

Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1

more

 
03/30/15
Changes Ahead for Entry-Level Driver Training

Training and experience needed

What's more important for turning entry-level drivers into professional drivers: logging hours behind the wheel or performance-based training?

read more

more

 
03/30/15
Getting the Most Out of “The Necessary Evil”

See you in Cincinnati!

All fleets face financial pressures, but managers of private fleets often are viewed as a cost center. Decisions about how trucks will be spec’ed and maintained are often made by finance and corporate people and not truck guys.

Owners of private fleets have much more to worry about than their trucks and much of the companies’ efforts and capital are focused on their main business. Trucks often are seen be these corporate executives as “necessary evils” to get their products from their manufacturing facilities to their customers.

read more

more

 
03/30/15
Custom trucks at MATS 2015

Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1

more

 
03/30/15
Cabover classics at MATS 2015

Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1

more

 

 

http://www.brenntagdef.com/en/pages/Public_Relations/fleetOwner/index.html
spacer