fleet news

Penske wins Kroger contract

Penske Logistics has won the contract to operate and manage Kroger’s 600,000-square-foot refrigerated food distribution facility located in West Shelbyville, Indiana. Penske officially began operating the facility July 21 and has hired the 816 existing workers at the facility, including those represented by Teamsters Local 135, the company said.  

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Schneider drops tractor prices

Schneider National Inc. announced a reduction in price on more than 450 tractors available to owner-operators, small and medium fleets, farmers, oil field operators and dealers/exporters.

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Roehl to add TrailerTails

Roehl Transport recently announced it will expand its investment in TrailerTail aerodynamics technology by installing 500 TrailerTails on all new trailers purchased from Wabash National in 2013. The additional TrailerTails will offset the fuel consumption and carbon emissions equivalent to taking approximately 500 passenger vehicles off the road, says the company.

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Penske Truck Leasing orders 100 CNG tractors

Penske Truck Leasing recently announced its order of 100 CNG Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with 12-liter Cummins engines. The tractors will be used by Penske’s full-service truck leasing customers at locations across the U.S. The company estimates that before the year’s end it will have more than 200 natural gas tractors within its fleet.  

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12L CNG T660 in service

AMP Americas, a CNG fueling company, recently put its first 12-liter Kenworth T660 truck on the road. The truck is the first of 42 new T660 trucks that will upgrade one of the largest CNG fleets in the country. The trucks have the ability to travel more than 600 miles between fill-ups and will hold 136 diesel gallon equivalents of CNG. Powered by 11.9-liter Cummins engines, the trucks will be outfitted with Agility back-of-cab CNG ...

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Patriotic Freightliner goes to Schneider

Schneider National was recently selected by Freightliner to receive the 11th edition Ride of Pride truck, which is designed to be rolling tributes to members of the United States military past and present. The tractor joins Schneider’s existing fleet of five Ride of Pride tractors, including the only Canadian military-themed unit ever produced. The 11th edition was added to the fleet Memorial Day weekend following its traditional debut at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in ...

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Lowe’s honors Southeastern Freight Lines

Lowe’s recently named Southeastern Freight Lines its Platinum Carrier of the Year, the highest award designation possible for the home improvement retailer. Southeastern is the only less-than-truckload carrier to receive this award in consecutive years. This is the sixth year in a row the company has received it. Lowe’s names the award-winner based on meeting four primary objectives including on-time and claim-free deliveries.  

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Crete named most valuable military employer

CivilianJobs.com recently named Crete Carrier Corporation its 2013 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military winner. According to Tonn Ostergard, president and CEO of the company, 30 percent of Crete Carrier employees have prior military experience. The company has an employee training program designed to train and transition military individuals into a civilian profession.The recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.

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CRST acquires division of Allied Van Lines

CRST International, Inc., recently acquired the Allied Special Products division of Allied Van Lines, based in Fort Wayne, Ind. The company specializes in moving high-value products including motorcycles, medical products and office equipment. The acquisition complements STI, which CRST purchased in 2011. With the acquisition of Allied Special Products division, STI’s 2013 revenue is projected to exceed $250 million.

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CRST recognizes safe drivers

CRST Expedited, Inc., recently recognized 17 drivers for topping 1 million accident-free miles. The drivers were presented awards at a March 15 banquet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa — the company’s headquarters. The drivers recognized were: Don Webber,  Harrisville, WV, joined  CRST 1985, 4 million miles Michael Skidmore, Yukon, OK, joined CRST 1988, 3 million miles Charles Watkins, Covington, KY, joined CRST 1986, 3 million miles John Watkins, Highland Heights, KY, joined CRST 1984, 3 million miles Rodolfo Bermudez, Lynwood, CA, joined ...

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