Truck Fleet Management Technology and Maintenance
Matthew Bemer promoted to Fleet Equipment

Babcox Media Inc. has named Matthew Bemer as associate editor of both Fleet Equipment and Tire Review magazines. In his new role, Bemer will work on the two brand’s magazine and digital properties. In addition, he will continue his involvement in corporate communications efforts for Babcox Media. Bemer graduated in 2012 from the College of Arts

QuickShip from Horton earns customer praise

With 16 locations, including recent additions of warehouses in Raleigh, Boston, Sacramento, Orlando and Winnipeg, the QuickShip Warehouse Program from Horton now offers delivery and pickup services, emergency orders, and custom fabrication throughout the U.S. and Canada. Other QuickShip warehouse locations include Indianapolis; Atlanta; Dallas; Denver; Seattle; Los Angeles; Des Moines; Phoenix; Harrisburg; Calgary, and

QuickShip from Horton earns customer praise
Velociti rolls out ROI Calculator for technology deployments

Global provider of technology deployment services, Velociti Inc., has announced the availability of its new ROI–Savings Calculator. The online tool provides fleets with a clear indication of cost savings and faster return on investment possible by using experienced technicians and project management specialists for the installation and implementation of a variety of transportation technologies. “There

TMW announces TransForum 2014 and 2015

Locations and dates have been announced by TMW Systems for its annual TransForum User Conference and Exhibition in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, TransForum will be held from Sept. 21 through 24 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. In 2015, TransForum will be held Sept. 13 through 16 at the

Volvo Trucks continues investment in technician training

Zachary Ramirez, a student in WyoTech’s Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) for Volvo Trucks program in Blairsville, Penn., has been named the recipient of an $8,700 Volvo Trucks DATE scholarship from Volvo Trucks in North America. “We’re proud to help support technician education and recognize the valuable role expert Volvo technicians play in the success

Volvo Trucks investment technician training
Mobile Awareness integrates MobileTRAQ Vue with TireStat TPMS, adds cameras to backup systems

Mobile Awareness has announced that its monitoring and maintenance system, MobileTRAQ Vue, is now integrated with TireStat TPMS sensors. The sensors transmit data every 60 seconds to the MobileTRAQ monitor, with pressure and temperature events triggering the system to alarm in real-time based on user-defined alarm levels. Additional features include integrated telematics communication interfaces for

Meritor Mobile app updated

To improve customer service, Meritor Inc. has released updated content for Meritor Mobile, a sales and service iPad information tool for customers. Featuring the company’s complete North American product portfolio, the app now includes Meritor defense, specialty and off-highway information, product portfolios grouped by business unit on the home screen, additional aftermarket content and direct

Mack makes ongoing commitment to technician education

Continuing to invest in training for future technicians, Mack Trucks recently awarding Nathaniel Chyle, a student enrolled in WyoTech’s Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) for Mack Trucks program in Blairsville, Penn., with a Mack Trucks DATE Scholarship. Chyle, who aspires to be a shop foreman or lead technician, will use the $8,700 scholarship to take

Mack makes ongoing commitment to technician education
Budget, bonus consideration drive maintenance: Right or wrong?

We seem to be going through times where budget decisions are based on cost rather than doing “the right thing.” I base this on my observations of front-line, younger fleet mangers are making decisions that exclude a focus on cost rather than determining what is “right or wrong.” We are supposed to be professionals who

Budget bonus consideration drive maintenance
SKF training trucks visit more than 100,000 technicians across North America

Since their launch in 2010, training trucks from SKF have provided educational programs to more than 100,000 heavy-duty and automotive technicians across North America. The SKF training truck programs covers failure analysis, proper removal and installation techniques, as well as drivetrain, engine and wheel end maintenance practices. SKF developed this program for specific markets. Three

Master Fleet launches Commercial Fleet Management service

To provide partial to full outsourcing of fleet maintenance, Master Fleet is offering its new Commercial Fleet Management (CFM) service offering. The program’s services, which can be customized to a fleet’s needs include: • Vendor shop selection and management; • Company shop management; • Negotiation of discounted labor and parts rates; • Installation of a

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index remains high in October

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) reading of 9.18 in October, while down marginally from the previous month, remains high due to capacity tightness from regulatory drag (hours-of-service). Truck utilization is in the range where increasing capacity constraints put upward pressure on rates. Slowing regulatory momentum would ease this situation, but, if increased economic growth is

GE Capital Fleet Services identified $481 million in potential cost savings for customers