01 Aug

Women drivers safer than men, ATRI finds

ARLINGTON, Va. – Violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way remain the top two driving behaviors that predict future crashes, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) says. And when it comes to a battle of…

01 Aug

Frost & Sullivan names Geotab as Company of the Year

TORONTO, Ont. — Geotab announced it has been named the 2018 North American Company of the Year in the commercial fleet telematics industry by Frost & Sullivan. “At Geotab, we understand that our success is a direct result of the hard…

01 Aug

Bridgestone Americas names new director of marketing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas today announced Ben Johnson is joining the organization as director of marketing for the commercial truck bus radial (TBR) tire business. In this role, Johnson will lead the marketing and channel strategy for Bridgestone, Firestone,…

31 Jul

‘Extreme’ starter for medium-duty engines

Medium-duty truck owners now have access to a new 12-volt, 4.5kW replacement starter from Leece Neville Heavy Duty Systems – the PowerPro Extreme 5. The motors support six- to 10-liter engines used in construction, fire and rescue, pickup and delivery,…

31 Jul

CEDA expands again with new B.C. shop

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Aiming to expand its B.C. market share CEDA has opened the doors on a new shop in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basins area. Newly appointed Operations Manager Steven Cooper is overseeing the 10,000 square foot…

31 Jul

Greatness is in the eye of the beholder – Part 1

Mark spent the last few days driving through the U.S. with a load of electronic components destined for a warehouse in Sante Fe, New Mexico. After that load was delivered, Bud sent him to a food processing terminal in Albuquerque…

31 Jul

Truck-Lite shakes up executive team

FALCONER, N.Y. — Truck-Lite Co. announced three executive promotions and the addition of one new position within its organization this week. Mark Bara is the new executive vice president of sales and marketing; Laurie Beegle is now president of Davco…

30 Jul

When lives are at stake, is the saying, ‘better late than never’ still acceptable?

“Better late than never” would likely give little solace to families that lost loved ones as a result of the collision between a tractor-trailer and the Humboldt Broncos team bus. Moments after the police arrested and laid 29 charges on…

30 Jul

Trimble Transportation announces executive promotions

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Trimble Transportation today announced three executive leadership appointments.These moves include the promotions of Mark Botticelli to chief technology officer, transportation and Keith Mader to vice-president of analytics, transportation. Trent Lezer will assume the role of senior vice-president…

30 Jul

Glider cap will remain at 300 for U.S. manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reversed a previous decision not to enforce a cap on glider vehicles. A court challenge has stopped an early-July decision by then agency administrator Scott Pruitt to delay the…