Peterbilt 389 Wins $15K and Best of Show at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

At the Big Rig competition this year, Bill Reiseich won $15,000 for his very own big rig. Shocked but beyond happy with his accomplishment he takes home his winnings with a sense of pride for his family and his company, Rotella. It’s amazing the things that one will find if you just look through all corners of the world. Congratulations Mr. Reiseich.

Peterbilt 389 Wins $15K and Best of Show at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Video: Largest Mudslide in State’s History

California seems like nature’s natural grounds for disasters between earthquakes and mudslides. Well this year due to a lot of rainfall a massive mudslide overtook Highway 40 in San Simeon resulting in over a billion dollars worth of damages. This has turned into the biggest mudslide in Californians history and has people questinging the safety of driving the streets of California.

Video: Largest Mudslide in State’s History

Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

Most fleet managers jobs involve cutting costs in vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. There are ways to manage this without trying to control costs on the back end. Here are three strategies that can help you cut these costs including cost deferral which is the easiest, as well as cost savings and cost avoidance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses.
  • Cost deferral is the easiest way to reduce annual fleet costs. This cost-control strategy simply defers or moves expenditures to future fiscal years.
  • On the other hand, cost-avoidance initiatives are actions that eliminate incurring a cost in the future. One example is the elimination of underutilized assets or rightsizing a fleet.

“In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.”

http://www.fleetfinancials.com/blog/market-trends/story/2017/05/institutionalizing-cost-control-strategies.aspx

Drone Update: No FAA Registration Required for Hobby Aircraft

You don’t have to register with the FAA if you want to use drones. This is good for those who only do it as a hobby. They don’t have to take the time and can just have their fun. Many enjoy operating drones. They have uses too but are usually just used as toys.

Key Takeaways:

  • “The FAA put registration and operational regulations in place to ensure that drones are operated in a way that is safe and does not pose security and privacy threats.
  • The finding is based on an earlier use of the term ‘model aircraft’ which included UAVs at the time.
  • The court’s decision does not impact registration for commercial drones.

“The finding is based on an earlier use of the term ‘model aircraft’ which included UAVs at the time.”

https://www.constructionequipment.com/drone-update-no-faa-registration-required-hobby-aircraft

East Manufacturing introduces new Lightweight Tipper Trailer

The Genesis aerodynamic design has a 2-in. thick, double-wall extruded aluminum panels, which the company says provide eight times more wall support than external posts positioned every 25 in. The double-wall panels are robotically welded vertically inside and out for strength. The design resists bowing, reduces corrosion from road salt, decreases maintenance and repair costs and protects the outer walls from dents to improve resale value.

East Manufacturing introduces new Lightweight Tipper Trailer

Penske Truck Leasing opens spacious new facility in Lafayette, Louisiana

This new facility has a lot of space. It will allow a lot of work to be done. There should be many new jobs created. This is always a good thing and tends to be good for the local economy. It will allow more vehicles to be sold as well. This will put transportation into the hands of those who need it.

Penske Truck Leasing opens spacious new facility in Lafayette, Louisiana

New CDL Driver Training Rule Delayed Again

CDL training is what truckers need before they can work. There are many rules. They change occasionally but another change has been delayed yet again. If you are a trucker these new rules will surely affect you so you should know what they are and how they differ from the current ones.

Key Takeaways:

  • The FMCSA is pushing back it’s new training standard rule for new drivers
  • Trump’s freeze on pending regulations caused it to be delayed
  • New rule ensures new drivers get at least an 80% on their operations proficiency test

“The Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators final rule was published last year to ensure new driver-trainees earn at least an 80 percent score on operations proficiency as accessed by a training provider.”

https://www.constructionequipment.com/new-cdl-driver-training-rule-delayed-again

35th Shell Rotella SuperRigs Starts May 18

The chance to praise the 35th Shell Rotella Super Rigs is an extraordinary declaration to the persevering truck drivers from the U.S. furthermore, Canada that conveys products consistently and takes incredible pride in their work and their trucks, said Megan Pino, worldwide brand supervisor, Shell Rotella. The commitment of such a variety of drivers throughout the years has made this an extraordinary occasion and we anticipate offering the Titans of Tulsa to drivers and individuals in the Tulsa zone.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is a contest for actively working trucks, where owner-operator truckers from the U.S. and Canada will compete.
  • The dedication of so many drivers over the years has made this a great event and we look forward to sharing the Titans of Tulsa with drivers and people in the Tulsa area.
  • In addition to the truck beauty contest, there will be entertainment including vendors, games, prizes, the Rotella Road Show, and the Rotella T6 BBQ Pitt.

“The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is a contest for actively working trucks. Owner-operator truckers from across the U.S. and Canada will compete for cash and prizes in excess of $25,000.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/drivers/news/story/2017/05/35th-shell-rotella-superrigs-starts-may-18.aspx

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