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Registration now open for 2017 NACV Show

CHICAGO, Ill.  — Online registration is now open for the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show).

From Monday, September 25 (by exhibitor invitation only) to Thursday, September 28, the world’s top truck and trailer brands and suppliers will be showcasing new equipment on the floor of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 95% of the show’s exhibition space is booked.

Fleet decision makers can register to attend by clicking here.[1]

“To receive complimentary admission to the NACV Show, we encourage all fleet managers to contact their key vendors for a customer code that they can utilize when registering online,” said Larry Turner, president and CEO of Hannover Fairs USA and co-organizer of the NACV Show. “Our floorplan is very comprehensive and easy to navigate for attendees who want to pinpoint exhibitor booths and product categories before visiting the show.”

Leading truck brands such as Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar, Volvo and Mack, as well as the top trailer manufacturers, including Great Dane, SAF Holland, Stoughton Trailer, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company and Western Trailers will showcase new trucks and trailers. Commercial vehicle suppliers such as Tenneco, Bosch Auto Parts, Cummins, Dana, Dane Holding, Meritor and Hendrickson also will exhibit new parts and components. Joining these top equipment manufacturers and suppliers on the show floor will be the NACV Show’s key association partners, including the American Trucking Association, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and NGV America (Natural Gas Vehicles for America).

Joe Glionna, President of Newcom and co-organizer of the NACV Show said: “This is the place to be in September to experience everything new the commercial vehicle industry’s leading brands have to offer. We expect fleet management leaders and influencers from around the world will convene at our inaugural trade show to conduct one-on-one meetings with their favorite equipment providers, to connect with new suppliers and to invest in the latest trucks, trailers and commercial vehicle parts and components.”


  1. ^ clicking here. (nacvshow.com)

Tepper Holdings names new president of BR Smith truckload division

WOODBRIDGE, Ont. — Tepper Holdings announced today that Larry Cormier will be taking on the role of president/COO for BR Smith Truckload Division.

Cormier will be working out of the company’s operational headquarters, now integrated within the Consolidated Fastfrate head office facility

Larry Cormier

in Woodbridge, He has held multiple v.p. and president positions during his career at: Aim Integrated, Apex Motor Express, Challenger, Fastrax, and most recently SNX Advance Logistics.

In his new role, Cormier will be reporting directly to Fastfrate [resident/COO, Manny Calandrino.

“I’m excited about running an asset-based carrier again, especially one that has made such an undeniable mark on the industry,” Cormier said. “As part of the Fastfrate Group of Companies, I believe I can play on their well-established Canadian network to take BR Smith on a journey of expansion and heightened service to our customers.”

Calandrino added: “Larry Cormier came highly recommended and has experience in LTL, Truckload, Logistics and Dedicated trucking management. With an extensive background in sales, marketing and operations, he was the perfect candidate to head up the revitalization and expansion of this historic trucking icon in our industry.”

As well, George Bichara, a 23-year veteran of the Fastfrate Group was also appointed v.p. of Commercial Development for BR Smith.

Before accepting his new position, Bichara was v.p. Special Projects for Fastfrate.

“George has been a significant part of our success for over two decades,” said Ron Tepper, CEO of Tepper Holdings. “I believe his new role at BR Smith will continue to shape our growth and performance. Along with the new management at BR Smith, the company has the financial resources of THI and the extended management, equipment and facility resources of Fastfrate at their full disposal. Our objective for BR Smith and our other companies is to greatly expand our presence and efficiency in both domestic and US markets.”


TomTom introduces new ELD manager

TAMPA, Fla. – TomTom Telematics revealed its new WebFleet ELD Manager solution today.

The new device was created as a solution to help fleets meet the new FMCSA ELD mandate surrounding hours of service (HOS). It incorporates hardware and software components to help fleets comply with the FMCSA mandate. Key components include: TomTom PRO 8275M/8275M Truck, TomTom Link 530, and a dedicated application for HOS and driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR) recording, powered by eFleetSuite from ISE. eFleetSuite captures all required information for the driver’s log and automatically calculates driver’s time remaining based on various daily and weekly limits. Comprehensive back-office reporting allows fleet personnel to make proactive decisions to avoid HOS violations and focus on resource optimization.

Integral to the WebFleet ELD Manager solution, the TomTom PRO 8275M is a fully customizable, connected open platform driver terminal, with many readymade apps already available in the TomTom Telematics app center. It combines the latest navigation and fleet technology in a ruggedized 7-inch touchscreen driver terminal with lifetime maps and lifetime TomTom Traffic1, truck specific routing (where required), rear camera support, and near field communications.

“ISE is honored to be chosen by TomTom Telematics for its ELD and DVIR deployments. eFleetSuite was developed using ISE’s deep transportation experience and provides TomTom Telematics a fully featured compliance application that will help fleet customers achieve productivity gains, safety improvements and reduced CSA scores,” said ISE Chris Nelson, vice-president, ISE Fleet Services.

“This is a compliance solution that fleets can rely on, delivered by a trusted global brand,” says Torsten Gruenzig, director of North American sales, TomTom Telematics. “WebFleet ELD Manager and the TomTom PRO 8 series driver terminals offer fleet businesses so much more value than just providing peace of mind around compliance. Our complete, turnkey solution can be customized to a fleet’s business processes and workflows, including integration possibilities through a proven telematics open platform. It also comes with one of the most comprehensive fleet management solutions on the market today, allowing owner/operators to empower their mobile workforce to work smarter, run their operations with greater efficiency, and leverage data to make better business decisions.”