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Meritor partners with TruckDown to give Service Point members more direct exposure

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — — Meritor has actually revealed a collaboration with TruckDown, a Winnipeg-based business that assists fleets discover certified truck service centers in the US and Canada. Used by 20,000 signed up fleets, TruckDown also enables its 440,000 users to rate service providers. “Our goal for the Meritor Service Point Program is to provide end users with a network of the highest-performing, Meritor-approved independent service centers,” stated Steve Edie, product manager, aftermarket for Meritor. “TruckDown is an ideal suitable for widespread recognition and promo of Meritor Service Point partners.” TruckDown has about 50,000 competent supplier members in its network. It permits users to find them online, by means of mobile app or through commonly made use of truck-specific GPS systems. “Discovering a service supplier is very important, however discovering the right supplier a fleet can trust is critical,” said Bob Toews, CEO, TruckDown Information International. “Meritor Service Point partners exercise a high level of dedication to their clients and the usage of quality parts, making them perfect prospects for our supplier membership.” Meritor Service Point members will have a special icon for simple recognition by fleets and owner/operators. “This is an end user’s guarantee that the center has been Meritor-approved as a program partner providing best-in-class parts and service,” Edie said. At a press conference throughout Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week, Meritor’s Terry Livingston said the collaboration will help drive brand-new business to Meritor’s suppliers. “Our engagement is to try to be a matchmaking facilitator in this market … playing the role of matchmaker between fleets who have a problem and independent service garages,” Livingston said. “If you’re driving a truck through the United States or Canada and it breaks down, where do you getting that taken care of?” Toews stated TruckDown was founded in Winnipeg 19 years earlier as a tech business that occupies truck GPS systems with serv …
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5 Canadian providers named in Top 20 Finest Fleets to Drive For

ALEXANDRIA, Va.– The Truckload Carriers Association together with CarriersEdge revealed the 2016 Finest Fleets To Drive For today. According to the business, the 8th yearly Best Fleets To Drive For program recognizes 20 for-hire trucking plumbers throughout North America for their exceptional office experience and professional motorists. One quarter of the very best Fleets to Drive this year for were Canadian carriers. In addition, five plumbers have actually been recognized as “Fleets to View” (honourable discusses) for demonstrating development in their driver programs: To be thought about for the contest, a business has to be running 10 trucks or more and one of its company drivers or owner/operators have to choose it. When chosen, CarriersEdge then interviews personnels agents and executives of the nominated fleets about their corporate direction, policies, and programs. Chosen fleets were examined against a scoring matrix covering a variety of categories, such as overall compensation bundle (base pay, bonuses, vacation, ill days, and so on), health advantages, pension, expert development opportunities, profession path/advancement chances, and more. Motorists are likewise interviewed as part of the selecetion process. Reactions are tallied and ultimately, winners are chosen. “For 2016, we’ve discovered a trend towards the style of ‘‘ versatility’ in job structure and routing, along with team interaction,” said Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge. “From within the Top 20 winner pool, it appears that lots of companies are creating different kinds of tasks so motorists have more alternatives that suit their way of lives. We’re seeing more and more communication heading out on Facebook, conferences by means of web or conference call, and comparable things that simply normally make life more convenient for expert drivers. Fleets are also moving more of their company into mobile apps or websites, and, oftentimes, are supplying devices direc …
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