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VMAC survey indicates air compressor preferences on service trucks

A recent survey by VMAC has revealed respondents’ preferences for air compressor types, with 80% stating that they prefer rotary screw air compressors over reciprocating, adding rotary screw air compressors are favored for their performance, reliability, size and weight. Those who preferred reciprocating air compressors said that preference was driven by ease of repair, price

ACT: Commercial vehicle demand remains healthy, supply still constrained

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the supply-demand setup for the entire industry remains unchanged. Despite rock-solid demand metrics across the spectrum of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle types, industry capacity remains range-bound across a broad front of supply-chain constraints, many but not all centered on semiconductor shortages, ACT

Transervice Integrated Solutions announces less-than-truckload service

Transervice Integrated Solutions (TIS) has launched a less-than-truckload (LTL) division for shippers across North America. The company says its proprietary transportation management system, ShipTIS, emphasizes automation and complete data visibility for shippers. TIS says it has contracted with both premium and economic carriers on a national, regional and local level to create greater cost-saving opportunities

The tale of the inefficient engine oil

What’s the scoop, you say? Use your senses, it’s this goop – goblets packed with greases, grails ladled to the brim with oils. It seems I have research to do be I to follow through with my pledge to make my truck engines run like new – this all with a little help from some

Knight-Swift taps Zonar as truck management solution provider

Zonar solutions will be installed in 17,000 Knight-Swift vehicles across the nation by Q4 2021, the companies announced. Knight-Swift says Zonar was selected in part due to its integration with Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 tablets and the Eleos Technologies platform that powers Knight-Swift’s mobile driver application. Eleos will provide complementary solutions to the Zonar deployment,

Ryder invests in Gatik, partners to establish autonomous delivery network

Ryder System Inc. and Gatik, an automated on-road transportation company for short-haul, middle-mile logistics, have announced a multi-year partnership designed to establish an autonomous logistics network for Gatik’s customers in the U.S. and Canada. Through the broader partnership, Gatik will lease from Ryder a fleet of medium-duty, multi-temperature box trucks designed for transporting goods to

Penske, Bridgestone extend technology, sustainability partnership

Bridgestone and Penske Truck Leasing have renewed their strategic partnership agreement to test, develop and deploy Bridgestone technology and mobility solutions for the commercial segment in the U.S. and Canada with a focus on more cost-effective and sustainable results for fleets. As part of the agreement, Penske will also remain a preferred customer of Bridgestone

Element Fleet Management partners with ChargePoint, Wex on charging billing system

Element Fleet Management Corp. has begun a relationship with ChargePoint and Wex to provide Element clients with access to ChargePoint’s charging network. The companies say this relationship provides a consolidated billing system for charging and fueling across client fleets, integrated with Element’s analytics and dashboard reporting platform. “ChargePoint is making the transition to electrification seamless

FleetPride introduces e-commerce website

FleetPride Inc. has introduced its new e-commerce site at www.fleetpride.com. Previously, site visitors could only look up product information and were unable to purchase items. Now, there are more than 176,000 products available online for Class 6-8 vehicles and heavy-duty trailers, and the company says the number is growing on a daily basis. Customers are

Isaac Instruments ELDs certified in Canada

Isaac Instruments has received mandatory third-party certification in Canada for its electronic logging devices (ELDs). The formal certification from FPInnovations on behalf of Transport Canada comes after months of evaluation and testing of Isaac’s ELD solution that automatically tracks hours-of-service requirements. Canada’s ELD mandate went into effect on June 12, but provinces and territories are

Fitzgerald Peterbilt opens new Alabama location

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced the opening of a new parts and service location in Gadsden, Alabama by Fitzgerald Peterbilt. Featuring 10 service bays, 600 sq. ft. of retail space and 1,750 sq. ft. of parts storage, the facility is on State Highway 431 between the heavily trafficked Interstate I-20 and I-59. A family company

The tale of the zero-emission zeitgeist

As of late, I fear my diesel engine truck will have little relevancy bore’d. Zero-emissions, batteries, it’s the sound of these that daily make their way to knock at my fleet’s door. But wait, is such a topic worth this hatred born of fear from my own core, or might it be this sustainability tempest