Truck Fleet Management Technology and Maintenance
Baldwin Filters hosts Baldwin University

Baldwin Filters recently welcomed distributors to Baldwin University, a three-day filtration seminar, at its headquarters in Kearney, Nebraska. Distributors from the United States, Canada, Australia, Morocco, South Africa and Israel joined Baldwin employees from the United States, Australia, Brazil and Germany to learn more about filtration and Baldwin in the marketplace. Also during the seminar

GE Capital Fleet Services launches on-site and mobile maintenance support

Truck and specialty equipment fleet customers of GE Capital Fleet Services, through an agreement with Amerit Fleet Solutions, a provider of contract vehicle maintenance, can now take advantage of two new nationwide offerings through GE’s TruckVantage fleet management service. TruckVantage’s On-site Maintenance program brings technicians into customer shops to provide on-site fleet maintenance and oversight.

Vigillo introduces Athena Big Data Business Intelligence platform

The Athena Big Data Business Intelligence platform has been introduced by Vigillo LLC. Named for the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena is an open source web-based solution accessible through all types of devices that provides interactive dashboards and a report deployment scheduler. The initial Athena platform will launch with 12 basic channels focused primarily on

Stressless management of registrations, licenses and permits

One of the most helpful things a good fleet management application can do is track your official fleet documents—registrations, licenses and permits—virtually anything that has an expiration date. “You might have used a spreadsheet to keep track of these things or maybe a big 4- by 5-ft. calendar like I used to keep on my

Stressless management of registrations, licenses and permits
Improving profitability within fleet repair facilities

Shops can improve their productivity and profitability if these utilize outside repair and refinish sources by inquiring if they provide such Express Scratch Repair (ESR) services. This improves the shop’s productivity by having dents, scratches and other imperfections repaired at the same time other services are performed. It also gets equipment back on the road that

Sherwin Williams Fleet Repair
Safety first at Verst: Driver and equipment initiatives at Verst Group Logistics are resulting in impressive safety performance

“When it comes to safety, we are best served by addressing behaviors, focusing on avoiding and preventing risk,” says Christopher Cusick, vice president, transportation at Verst Group Logistics. “We don’t need to spend time teaching drivers how to drive trucks.” Verst Group, headquartered in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, Ohio, corridor, is taking a multi-faceted approach to

Verst Truck Yard
“Managing” can minimize downtime: Why trucks experience unscheduled downtime and addressing remedies

Unexpected out-of-service events, especially when they happen on the road, are always expensive—too expensive to be dismissed as being inevitable. Yet many fleets, in their busy day-to-day operations, too often fail to address how the road breakdowns that they do experience might be avoided in the future. Dick Hyatt, president of Decisiv Inc., a provider

Minimizing Downtime Ryder Fleet
Electronic DVIRs, who works for whom?

With all the “i” devices on the market—iPod, iPad, iPhone—and other tablets and smartphones, the world of instant data is make information more accessible than ever.  It almost seems as though the way we get the data is more exciting than its content. In fact, it can be mindless to get a text or email,

Electronic DVIRs who works for whom
Mack Trucks unleashes GuardDog Connect telematics solution

Mack Trucks launched Mack GuardDog Connect, a telematics solution built upon the existing Mack GuardDog maintenance monitoring system. GuardDog Connect enables quick diagnosis of issues, proactive scheduling for repairs and confirmation that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.

Horton Inc. breaks ground for Roseville expansion

Horton Inc. broke ground for expansion of its Roseville, Minn., corporate office and technology center on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The construction, managed by Bauer Design Build, will expand the office and the Hugh K. Schilling Technology Center by 50%.

GE Capital provides $750M credit facility to support U.S. truck center expansion

GE Capital’s Transportation Finance business announced that it has increased its credit facility for Rush Enterprises Inc. to $750 million from $600 million. Rush is in the process of expanding in North Carolina, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri and Virginia. Once completed, there will be 88 Rush Truck Centers in 18 states.

Daimler Trucks North America awards Donaldson the 2012 Master of Quality Award

Donaldson Company Inc. a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, is pleased to announce that the Company’s Frankfort, Indiana facility has received the 2012 Master of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). This is the third year that this Donaldson plant has received this prestigious award.