June 2014 Archive

TMW Systems Hires New Vice President

CLEVELAND, OH — Transportation solutions provider TMW Systems has appointed Rod Strata as executive vice president of operations. He will oversee development, professional service and support for two of TMW’s key product lines and will report to TMW President David Wangler. Wangler commented: “[Strata] began his career at the fleet

Test driving Ford’s 2015 Transit van

For Motor Co.’s new 2015 Transit full-size van is already in production and is expected to be available in dealerships starting htis summer. Fleet Owner Senior Editor Sean Kilcarr got invited along with other journalists to test drive the new Transit in Kansas City, MO, earlier in June on an improvised closed-course

A 40-year ban of oil exports is loosened

The Obama Administration is allowing Pioneer Natural Resources and Enterprise Products Partners to export ultra-light oil known as condensate to foreign countries. The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security used a process known as a private ruling to allow the first export of unrefined American oil in 40

CH Robinson

In 2013 83% of CH Robinson’s shipments were hauled by carriers with 100 or fewer trucks, a group ill-equipped to comply with the rising regulatory costs. Could this be cause for concern?  

May Commercial Truck Builds

OEM Class 8 sales market share (US & Canada) · Navistar (12.3% in May; 14.5% in Apr; 15.5% in Mar; 13.7% in Feb; 18.1% in Jan; 11.0% in Dec). · PACCAR (27.2%; 26.7%; 27.2%; 27.8%; 25.3%; 28.3%). · Daimler (35.1%; 34.8; 32.7%; 39.3%; 38.1%; 35.3%). · Volvo/Mack (23.6%; 22.1%; 22.9%;

FedEx posts good numbers

FedEx reported fiscal Q4’14 ahead of expectations, recovering from the winter weather issues that impacted the network during the prior quarter. Volumes improved in each segment and along with operational efficiencies and cost controls drove the consolidated operating margin to 10.0% (the first double-digit margin in seven years).