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THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE SOCIETY OF FLEET SUPERVISORS, INC.
VOL. 49, NO. 8
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT ALBERT BUEHLER JR.
FLEET STREET JOURNAL THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE SOCIETY OF FLEET SUPERVISORS, INC. P.O. BOX 260018 BELLEROSE, NY 11426 (718) 715-4157
Dear Fellow Members,
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It was good to see everyone that was able to attend the March general meeting.
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It was mentioned by the Membership Committee Chairman Tom Munno during his report that this was the first month during his time as Chairman that we weren’t inducting a new member either as a full Member or Associate Member into the Society. We as a Society need to not only maintain but continue to grow. With this being said if anyone knows anybody that runs fleets or maintains fleets please pass any information or leads on to Tom Munno so he can contact these people about possibly joining the Society. We do have Associate Members candidates approved by both the Membership Committee and the Executive Board waiting to join the Society but as per the Bylaws, we need to increase the total of regular Members to meet the Member/Associate Member ratio so we can induct them.
OUR OBJECTIVE AND AIMS To promote efficient fleet operation through the exchange of ideas and experiences in the selection and training of personnel, supervisory technique, maintenance, production, safety, labor relations, plant layouts, supplies and equipment, insurance and other related subjects; to improve members prestige and image through training, education, public relations, projects and exposure to all facets of transportation. 2011/2012 OFFICERS PRESIDENT ALBERT BUEHLER JR., DRIVE TRAIN TRUCK PARTS 631-475-8220 1ST VICE PRESIDENT MICHAEL CAFIERO, HOP ENERGY, LLC. 201-941-3470 2ND VICE PRESIDENT SUSAN DENARO, RMP POWERTRAIN SOLUTIONS 631-258-6611 SECRETARY LEONARD HUFFMIRE, ATLANTIC EXPRESS, INC. 718-416-1300 TREASURER FRANK CARPENTER, WE TRANSPORT, INC. 631-586-3922
COMMITTEES AND CHAIRPERSONS ADVISOR MICHAEL CORDIELLO, LOGAN BUS CO. INC. 718-239-1311 ADVISOR WILLIAM MCVEIGH, MAGGIE’S PARATRANSIT CORP. 718-647-2988 ARRANGEMENTS FRANK ALMONA, ADVANCED FLEET MAINTENANCE 718-388-0426 BYLAWS TIM HARTE, RETIRED 718-767-7521 DATA SERVICES RICHARD CHAN, RETIRED 347-866-0208 EDUCATIONAL CLEMENT DRUMMOND, BRONX COMM. COLLEGE 718-289-5213 GOLF OUTING NICHOLAS MARKATOS, CDM FLEET SERVICES, INC. 718-886-4020 JOURNAL SAL AZZARITI, SUFFOLK AUTO GLASS 631-277-5614 LEGISLATIVE MICHAEL CALISE, NYPD FLEET SERVICES DIVISION 718-476-7709 MEMBERSHIP TOM MUNNO, PRO BUILT AUTO ELECTRIC 718-886-3143 NEWSLETTER MARK KODNER, WE TRANSPORT, INC. 718-206-0724 OEM RELATIONS JAMES ROMBONE, ATLANTIC EXPRESS, INC. 718-416-1300 PROGRAMS VINCENT DURANTE, JERSEY CITY FORD 201-432-7272 RETIREES MICHAEL IANNIZZI, RETIRED 347-203-5287 SCHOLARSHIP CARL ORZA, RETIRED 516-643-2530 SPECIAL ACTIVITES ANTHONY BORSELLINO, ATLANTIC EXPRESS, INC. 718-416-1300 WELFARE & EMPLOYMENT JOHN GUARRIELLO, WE TRANSPORT, INC. 631-586-3922
As President I want to thank everyone for their generosity with the donations for the Kiddie Picnic as they go towards a very worthy group of people (the children). I encourage everyone to attend this event and enjoy a great day out with your fellow members of the Society. I hope all Members and their families have a good Easter holiday and I hope to see as many Members as possible at the April meeting. Best wishes to all,
COMMITTEE REPORTS ARRANGEMENTS FRANK ALMONA We are booked at Koenig’s Restaurant through the May 2012 meeting. If you have a suggestion for a different meeting place that has adequate parking, centrally located and a
change proposals. Two Bylaw change proposals have been submitted and will be read at the April meeting. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voting Members 15 days prior to the May meeting. If you are not going to the meeting, please vote by proxy by signing and mailing your ballot to us as soon as possible before the May meeting. If you are planning to attend the meeting, please bring your unsigned ballot to the meeting. Excerpts from our Constitution and Bylaws: Bylaw IX Dues and Initiation Fee 1. Initiation fee - ($20.00) twenty dollars to accompany application (Amended 5/17/95)
2. Member dues - ($50.00) fifty dollars annually (Amended 5/15/02) 3. Editorial exempt from dues. (Added 5/17/95)
4. Apprentice Fleet Supervisor ($15.00) fifteen dollars annually (Amended 5/19/04)
room large enough to accommodate us, please give me a call. Thank you to Claudia Cestone of Art D’mensions from Scotch Plains, NJ for sponsoring the Spotlight Supplier booth. She had plenty of information on signs, vehicle wraps, digital printing, websites and design. I know it is early but if you wish to plan ahead and mark your calendar, the November meeting date will be advanced one week to the second Wednesday of November to November 14th. This is due to the Thanksgiving Holiday that occurs the next night after the third Wednesday of the month in November. BYLAWS TIM HARTE
5. Associate Member dues ($450.00) four hundred fifty dollars annually. (Amended 5/17/95) 6. Honorary and Life: no further dues for the life of the Member. 7. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM): ($450.00) four hundred fifty dollars annually. (Amended 5/15/96) 8. Student Fleet Supervisor – Exempt from dues. (Added 5/19/04) DATA SERVICES RICHARD CHAN Third and final dues notices were mailed out on March 1st. Unpaid Membership will be dropped as of March 31, 2012. Our present Membership is comprised of: Members 89 Life Members 21 Editorial Members 0 Associate Members 38 Honorary Members 3 Original Equipment Manufacturer 2 Apprentice Fleet Supervisors 0 Student Members 8 Total Membership 161 Current CONSECUTIVE attendance records are:
GENERAL MEETING Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2012 Cocktail Hour Starting at 6:00 P.M. Dinner and Meeting Starting at 7:00 P.M. Program and Cocktail Hour sponsored by
Smith Electric Vehicles Restaurant 86 South Tyson Ave. Floral Park, New York 11001 (516) 354-2300 Members $35.00 Guests $45.00 (Includes Dinner and Big Draw Ticket)
We are no longer accepting Bylaw 3
COMMITTEE REPORTS (continued)
tributable to the new emission standards.
Member Robert Lagnese – 120, 1/97 – Honorary Member Bill Misita – 99, 9/92 – 2/05 Member Leonard Huffmire – 73, 11/02 – Member George Pastor – 70, 5/94 – 5/03 Member Carl Orza – 70, 3/97 – 2/06 Life Member Nuno Tardo – 63, 3/89 – 1/97 Member John Cigna – 50, 2/94 – 3/00 Life Member Nuno Tardo – 48, 1/02 – 1/08 Member Robert Spiotto – 47, 11/01 – 9/07 Member Pat De Martino – 44, 10/90 – 2/96
For 2010 emission compliance for heavy heavy-duty trucks, the actual surcharges by different manufacturers varied from $7,736 to $9,600, compared to an amount of $3,419 predicted by the EPA.
Attendance at the March meeting: Members 46 Guests 20 Total 66 EDUCATIONAL CLEMENT DRUMMOND US EPA underestimated costs of truck emissions compliance The National Automobile Dealers Association and American Truck Dealers (ATD) released a report— titled ‘A Look Back at EPA’s Cost and Other Impact Projections for MY2004-2010 Heavy-Duty Truck Emissions Standards’—that questions the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) estimates of the costs of compliance with 20042010 emission standards for heavyduty engines. EPA underestimated compliance costs by a factor of 2 to 5, according to ATD analysis. ATD calculated actual truck compliance costs based on individual sales invoices and OEM sales documents. Many invoices contained specific cost line items—surcharges or escalators— that specified cost increases at-
The cumulative surcharges for 2004 through 2010 emission compliance in heavy heavy-duty trucks by Freightliner, Volvo and Western Star were $21,440, $21,471 and $21,876, respectively, while the EPA predicted a cost increase of $5,136. These cost increases, in combination with customer’s uncertainty about the new emission technologies, caused truck market disruptions due to significant pre-buy of pre-2004, pre-2007 and pre-2010 vehicles. The study also warns about EPA cost projections on the upcoming fuel economy standards for heavy and light vehicles and calls into question EPA’s and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ability to make long-term cost projections on technology that has not yet been commercialized. Source: NADA
GOLF OUTING NICHOLAS MARKATOS This year’s Annual Society of Fleet Supervisors Golf Outing will take place on Monday, June 18, 2012 (the Monday after Fathers’ Day) at North Shore Towers Golf Course located at 27240 Grand Central Parkway, Floral Park, NY. Our Annual Golf Outing is a major form of revenue for our Society and as such, we urge support of this Outing from all our Membership. We are in need of sponsors and golfers alike to ensure a strong turnout. We urge our members to ex-
tend an invitation to this event to your vendors, friends and acquaintances. When compared to many other Golf Outings, you will find that our Gold Outing is superior in all ways including an enjoyable, well maintained and challenging golf course to the food served and the warmth and welcome of our Society membership. In order to guarantee the wellbeing of our Society we need your help and support in making this year’s Annual Society Golf Outing a success! We hope to see you on the golf course! JOURNAL SAL AZZARITI This year’s Member of the Year is Tommy Munno. We at the Journal Committee would like to support him with the best journal possible. Associate Members can upgrade your ad to a Gold or Platinum page with an additional contribution. I hope all in the Society can help us achieve our goals for this year. Tom is a great Member and he deserves a great Journal. Let's show our support and bring him a great Journal. Journal applications are available on our website. See you at the next meeting and thanks for your support. LEGISLATIVE MICHAEL CALISE FMCSA to Delay CSA Review Process The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will delay its plans to implement a much-anticipated Compliance, Safety, Accountability program process that would have allowed carriers to seek an accountability review of crashes that went on
Wed., Apr. 18th General Meeting at Koenig’s Restaurant Floral Park, NY Wed., May 16th General Meeting at Koenig’s Restaurant Floral Park, NY Sun., Jun. 3rd Kiddie Picnic at Eisenhower Park East Meadow, NY Dates and Locations subject to change 5
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COMMITTEE REPORTS (continued) their safety records, a top American Trucking Associations safety executive said. The process would have permitted carriers to request a review that a crash be removed from their safety records if the carrier “could not have prevented the crash,” a higher standard than whether the carrier was at fault, said Rob Abbott, ATA’s vice president of safety policy. FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro informed a group of bus and truck trade group executives that the change would be delayed “until further notice” in a meeting at the agency’s headquarters on March 8, Abbott said. An agency spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment by press time.
2012 Kiddy Picnic Sunday, June 3, 2012 Cherry Section Parking Lot #5 Eisenhower Park East Meadow, NY To register
Call Anthony Borsellino (347) 624-0046 subcommittees the budget includes cash earmarked for the agency’s “first ever carbon pollution and fuel economy standards for heavy duty trucks.”
Originally, the agency had planned to begin the process in late February or early March. However, Ferro told the group, the agency and the secretary of transportation have received feedback from a few public interest groups raising questions about the “reliability of police accident reports” that FMCSA was planning to use as part of the crash accountability determination process.
What Jackson didn’t, say, however, is that the budget includes measures that will likely cost truck owners dearly in the future.
“It’s very disappointing - and in our view illogical,” Abbott said of the delay. “In certain crashes, it’s unquestionable that those crashes should not be used to prioritize carriers for intervention.”
EPA reached agreements last year with heavy-duty truck manufacturers to mandate the nation’s first fuel economy standards for trucks. The standards will first take effect for model year 2014 trucks.
“It’s poor public policy to do so and results in the agency being less effective in properly prioritizing and identifying carriers that they should take intervention action against,” Abbott said.
EPA budget language shows the agency is poised to develop “a second phase of greenhouse gas regulations in fiscal year 2013.”
By Transport Topics
EPA budget includes funds for next big rig crackdown The Environmental Protection Agency is slated to receive $8.344 billion next year in its budget. On Tuesday, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told a joint panel of two congressional
EPA Administrator Jackson was testifying Tuesday before a joint hearing of two subcommittees of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce – Energy and Power, and Environment and Economy.
trucks and explore opportunities to evolve protocols for the multimodal freight supply chain network.” SmartWay has been a voluntary program by which members are recognized when they use aerodynamic trailer side skirts, low-rollingresistance tires, and other equipment believed to improve mileage. Ryan Bowley, OOIDA director of legislative affairs, said the budget language is EPA’s first acknowledgement that the agency is already moving toward round two of greenhouse gas regulations “before the ink is really dry on rules that went into effect last September.” “Some out there want this next round of regulation to tell truckers what kind of trailer they can hook to their tractor,” Bowley said. “At the end of the day these regulations – especially for a small-business trucker fighting for every dime he or she makes – now mean small business truckers are fighting additional government mandates that greatly affect their bottom line.” “You’ve got an industry where the average expense for fuel is 70 percent of a motor carrier’s expenses – and then EPA comes out and basically makes the argument that this is needed because truckers aren’t concerned about reducing their fuel mileage without government help?” Bowley said. OOIDA Director of Regulatory Affairs Joe Rajkovacz said EPA’s aggressive regulating of emissions of heavy-duty trucks is yet another example of the agency’s overzealous efforts to control an industry “based largely on bogus science.”
According to the budget, this second phase will incorporate a complete vehicle approach and will bring a wider range of advanced technologies, including hybrid vehicle drive trains.
“Round two will not only significantly increase truck prices further but also target regulations on trailers, increasing those prices as well,” Rajkovacz said. “This is huge government overreach under the false guise of protecting the environment.”
EPA plans for SmartWay to “develop greenhouse gas accounting protocols for heavy-duty diesel
The three-hour hearing alternated between credit and criticism for the EPA administrator and the agency’s
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COMMITTEE REPORTS (continued) budget. The tone of questioning depended largely on which side of the aisle the member was sitting. “The EPA budget is small compared to the full federal budget,” said Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA. “EPA funding would be less than one-quarter of 1 percent of the federal budget.” “I want to give you an ‘A’ for attending,” Rep. Joe Barton, R-TX, said. “I cannot give you an ‘A’ for performance. You’ve tended to evade questions.” Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-KY, pointed to EPA grants for foreign governments and companies, such as a $700,000 grant for pig farms in Thailand and several hundred thousand dollars to China in recent years. “We owe China more money than we owe any other country,” Whitfield said. “We’re owing them money, then turning around and giving them money for their environmental issues.” By Charlie Morasch, Land Line Magazine staff writer
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS LEONARD HUFFMIRE Thank you to Michael Kainatsky, Sales Manager, of UniFirst Corp. for presenting an informative program on the uniform service industry. We also thank UniFirst Corp. for sponsoring the Cocktail Hour. The winner of the Big Draw of $50.00 was Member Frank Carpenter who donated his proceeds to the Kiddie Picnic. MEMBERSHIP TOM MUNNO I would like to make an appeal to the Members to talk to your friends in the industry about membership. Please ask them call me or email me I will do all the work. Thank you. Members on the move: Member Pat De Martino is now the Northeast Regional Sales Manager
24th Annual NYC Vehicle and Equipment Show Thursday, May 10, 2012 9 AM to 2 PM at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Stamm Mfg. of Fort Pierce, FL. Stamm Mfg. has been in business since 1968. They manufacture various types of bucket trucks, cranes, scissor lifts, platforms, accessories, utility bodies and their latest production of a security tower. As a Designer and Manufacturer of lift equipment they provide vehicles to many of the companies in the sign industry, bridge and tunnel repairs as well as many other applications where a lift would be required. OEM RELATIONS JAMES ROMBONE Daimler Recalling 110,000 Trucks The National Highway Safety Administration said Daimler Trucks North America told the agency it is recalling more than 110,000 trucks because of potentially damaged engine fuel lines. Daimler said the recall involves 110,411 Freightliner, Sterling, and Western Star vehicles manufactured between Jan. 20, 2006 and Feb. 20, 2012 with Detroit DD13 and DD15/16 engines. “The fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire,” Jennifer Timian, chief of NHTSA’s recall manager division, said in a letter to Daimler on Friday. An additional 428 Detroit DD13 and DD15/16 engines sold to other vehicle manufacturers are included. Daimler officials estimate that less than 1% of that total vehicle and engine population is affected by the reported defect and said there were no related accidents or injuries. 9
Dealers, distributors, and customers will be notified shortly, and inspection of the support systems and replacement, if required, will be performed at authorized Detroit Diesel repair facilities, Daimler said. The truck models involved are: • Freightliner/114SD/2012-2013 • Freightliner/Business Class M2/2006-2013 • Freightliner/Cascadia/20062013 • Freightliner/Century/20062013 • Freightliner/Columbia/20062013 • Freightliner/Coronado/20062013 • Sterling/9500/2006-2013 • Western Star/4700/2012-2013 • Western Star/4900/2006-2013 Daimler Boosts Stake in Russian Truck Maker Daimler AG plans to increase its stake in Russia’s largest truck maker as part of its target of a 64% rise in truck sales by the end of the decade, Bloomberg reported Monday. Daimler, which already controls 15% of OAO KamAZ, aims to expand its holding in the next three to four years, Andreas Renschler, head of Daimler Trucks, said at a press briefing at Daimler’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, Bloomberg reported. Daimler, which initially bought 10% of KamAZ in December 2008, has won Russian antitrust approval to increase the holding in KamAZ to 25% plus one share, Bloomberg
COMMITTEE REPORTS (continued) reported. The expansion is part of Daimlerâ€™s strategy of growth in emerging markets to keep it ahead of Volkswagen AG, which is creating a truckmaking alliance with subsidiaries Scania AB, based in Sweden and Germanyâ€™s MAN SE. Daimler, which makes Freightliner and Western Star trucks in North America and Fuso models in Asia, is rolling out more commercial vehicles tailored for the demands of emerging markets, Bloomberg reported. By Transport Topics
Truck, Engine Makers Challenge EPA Fines For Navistar Navistar International Corp.'s (NAV) competitors are challenging fines imposed by U.S. regulators that would allow Navistar to sell diesel truck engines that fail to meet the latest pollution standards for engine exhaust. Cummins Inc. (CMI); Volvo Group North America, the maker of Mack trucks and a unit of Sweden's Volvo AB (VOLV-B.SK); and Daimler AG's (DAI.XE) Freightliner truck and Detroit Diesel engine units, are accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of disregarding its own rules when it created a set fines in late January for Navistar engines that don't meet the agency's 2010 standard for nitrogen oxide in engine exhaust. "We were compliant on day one," said John Mies, a spokesman for Volvo Group North America. "We think this is outrageously unfair and another blatant accommodation by the EPA to a company that adopted a failed emissions strategy." The companies have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to overturn the EPA's fines for noncompliant engines. Neither Navistar nor the EPA would comment on the complaints. Illinois-based Navistar has been relying on pollution credits for the
25th Annual Golf Classic Mon, June ?, 2012 Towers Country Club Floral Park, NY Call Nick Markatos (718) 886-4020 past two years to comply with the EPA's regulation of 0.20 gram of nitrogen oxide per brakehorsepower hour. Navistar's heavyduty engines are believed to be at about 0.50 gram. The EPA has acknowledged that it suspended its regular rule-making procedures to enact the fines because Navistar is on the verge of running out credits for heavy-duty engines. That would effectively force the company to stop building engines and selling heavy-duty trucks. Navistar has struggled more than other truck makers to meet the 0.20 gram standard, although the company insists that its engines will soon comply. Navistar reduces nitrogen oxide through exhaust-gas recirculation, or EGR, which recirculates exhaust through an engine's combustion process, burning the nitrogen oxide that otherwise would be sent into the atmosphere from a truck's exhaust pipe. Critics of EGR say the process makes engines less fuel efficient than selective catalytic reduction, or SCR, which is used by other engine makers in North America and Europe. SCR filters engine exhaust through a urea solution that turns nitrogen oxide into water and nitrogen. Nitrogen oxide is an ingredient in the atmospheric greenhouse gas that's blamed for global warming. The EPA's maximum fine on a noncompliant heavy-duty engine is just below $2,000. Navistar's competitors maintain the fines are too low, thereby rewarding Navistar for not making the same investment in pollution reduction as companies 11
whose engines already comply with the standard. "It's really important that the EPA sets fines high enough to not provide an incentive for noncompliance," said Janet Williams, a spokeswoman for Indiana-based Cummins. Navistar is expected to petition the court to intervene in the case, which puts the company and the EPA in the awkward position of being on the same side of the dispute over the fines. Navistar has waged a prolonged legal battle against the agency's approval process for selective catalytic reduction. The company alleged the EPA submitted to pressure from truck and engine makers to authorize the use of SCR and disregarded evidence that trucks could operate without a functioning SCR system. The company sued the EPA last year to force a recall of engines with SCR and to compel the EPA to surrender documents that Navistar claimed would demonstrate flaws and mistakes in the agency's evaluation of SCR. But a U.S. district court judge dismissed the case in January, saying she would not "allow Navistar to go a fishing expedition in the EPA's records simply because Navistar is dissatisfied." -By Bob Tita, Dow Jones Newswires
PROGRAMS VINCENT DURANTE Our program for the April meeting will be presented by Smith Electric Vehicles who manufactures and markets zero-emission commercial electric vehicles that are designed to be a superior-performing alternative to traditional diesel trucks due to higher efficiency and lower total cost of ownership. Smith Electric Vehicles is a privately held company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Smith currently designs, produces and sells two vehicles, the Smith Newton and the Smith Edison, both of which can be configured for multiple applications. Smith has manufacturing facilities in Kansas City, Missouri and
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Transportation Supplier Council of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services. Bus Parts Warehouse co-sponsor the annual national competition for “America’s Best” School Bus Technician with NAPT. Their web site can be reached at www.buspartswarehouse.com. Prior to Bus Parts Warehouse, Peter was formerly employed by Fuchs Lubricants East Haven, CT for 30 years. His responsibilities included outside sales, development of industrial lubricants and related products. He serviced the metal forming industry with custom blending, educational seminars and publications. While employed by Fuchs Lubricants, Peter was awarded the “Supplier of the Year” award by International Tool Works (ITW) Industries.
Our Member of the Month is Associate Member Peter Kamen, Outside Salesman, for Bus Parts Warehouse in Manlius, NY. Peter services the NY Metro territory including the five boroughs and all of Long Island. As a leading national distributor, Bus Parts Warehouse focuses on replacement parts, product upgrades and special needs products for the school transportation industry. They stock a wide variety of products manufactured by the major suppliers in our industry from Specialty Manufacturing Co., Transpec Worldwide Safety Products, Walker Manufacturing exhaust systems, Mirror Lite and Rosco mirrors, Weldon lamps to Sure-Lok and Q’Straint wheelchair securement systems to name a few. They are also on the leading edge with new innovative products such as CRS LED strobe lights and other product upgrades. Along with car seats, they have a strong focus in the special needs product area and their staff members are certified as instructors on the proper securement of wheelchair bound occupants. Their inhouse manufacturing capabilities include custom prespaced vinyl lettering and a large assortment of decals as well as standard and custom-made school bus seat covers. Bus Parts Warehouse operates out of a clean, well-organized 19,000 square foot facility and ship orders received by 2:00 p.m. the same day. On average, they ship to over 100 customers each day. Their customer service representatives cover the United States through phone contact and sales representatives personally visit many accounts throughout the United States.
Peter was a former member of the Connecticut chapter of Precision Metal Forming Association, New Jersey Chapter 13 of the Society of Die Cast Engineers. Peter was born in Newark, N.J. in 1941. He was raised for his first 12 years in New Jersey then the family relocated to Connecticut in 1953. He graduated from Darien High School in 1959 and studied electronic operation technology with De Vry Institute of Technology. Peter was formerly married to Rita Salato of Brooklyn NY in 1967 and was married for 36 years when Rita died in early 2003. They had three children, Jeff Kamen 44, Westbrook, CT, Allen Kamen 42, Milford, CT and Jason Kamen 37, Milford, CT. Peter has one granddaughter, Lily, daughter of Jason and Melissa Kamen. Peter is presently married to Susan Gordon, a widow, living on Long Island whom Peter met via a mutual friend. They were married in late 2004 to the present. Susan has one daughter, Kim Krestin living in Manhattan with her husband David. The Kamens presently reside in Dix Hills, NY. His hobbies and interests include music, choral singing, currently with the Long Island Choral Society, plays several instruments including Guitar (classical, blues, folk, and country), Renaissance Lute, and Bluegrass banjo. Peter also enjoys time with his bride and fishing. He used to enjoy flying but is no longer active.
Bus Parts Warehouse maintains a high industry profile by attending and exhibiting in selected local, state and regional conferences as well as the National Special Needs Conference, the STN Western States Conference and the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Conference. Their advertising efforts include the use of a bi-monthly direct mailer to over 10,000 school transportation personnel, trade show attendance, membership in various pupil transportation associations, and advertising in national trade publications. They are the only parts distributor who belongs to The School
His community service involves membership in the Nassau and Suffolk chapters of New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT), former radio operator for MARS (Military Affiliate Radio Service) for United States Air Force, Voluntary examiner for FCC Amateur Radio licensing and amateur radio operator W1ZBI. Peter has been an active Associate Member of the Society since January 2011. 13
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COMMITTEE REPORTS (continued) outside of Newcastle, U.K. Some of Smith Electric Vehicles customers include many of the world’s largest fleet operators, including PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, TNT, Sainsbury’s, Coca-Cola, DHL, FedEx and the U.S. Military. On our schedule for May will be a presentation by AB Environmental and for September will be Tonsa Automotive. SCHOLARSHIP CARL ORZA We have received two scholarship applications for the Society of Fleet Supervisors, Inc. Scholarship. There are 10 $1,000.00 scholarships available to be awarded in December. If you have a child, grandchildren or nieces and nephews who will be attending an institution of higher education in the fall semester, consider applying for one of the available scholarships. Just remember that you have an attendance obligation to complete before you become eligible. SPECIAL ACTIVITIES ANTHONY BORSELLINO The dates are set and the deadlines are also set for our upcoming events! Sunday, June 3, 2012 is the date for the Kiddy Picnic. Please get you reservations in early. I have received on 5 so far. Friday, May 25, 2012 is the deadline to submit your reservations and guarantee that your children that are attending has a gift. Saturday, December 8, 2012 is the date for the Scholarships Awards Dinner honoring Tommy Munno as our Member of the Year. Again please get your reservations in early. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 is the deadline to guarantee you a seat or table. We will no longer accept payments at the door. There were far too many complaints about seating last year and I only had 42
paid, reservations before the night of the event. We all had a great time and I am giving you nine months advance notice so please take advantage of it.
Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to Alex Magliochitti and family (owner of Jersey City Ford) on the passing of his father on March 24, 2012.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated to help make both of these events a success.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes for our following Members and their spouses: 05/03 Elaine Skinner (Keith) 05/04 Michael Natoli 05/07 Susan Kamen (Peter) 05/12 Paul Chernosky 05/12 Richard Yopp 05/15 Louis Balazs 05/15 Douglas Calder 05/15 Juan Nunez 05/16 Ronald Birnbaum 05/20 Mitchell Clark 05/24 Florence Lagnese (Robert) 05/25 Pat De Martino 05/27 Robert Lagnese 05/28 Irene Tardo (Nuno)
Thank you to all the Members and Vendors below who graciously made a total of $4,350.00 in donation pledges for toys for the Kiddie Picnic: Frank Almona $200.00 Anthony Borsellino $100.00 Albert Buehler Jr. $100.00 Frank Carpenter $300.00 John Guariello $100.00 Leonard Huffmire $100.00 Michael Iannizzi $100.00 Kevin Keefe $100.00 William McVeigh $100.00 Carl Orza $100.00 AFM Maintenance Ltd. $250.00 Amzoil Products $100.00 Brake Service $100.00 CDM Fleet Services Inc. $200.00 Delta Transmissions $100.00 Drive Train Truck Parts $500.00 FMI International $100.00 Jersey City Ford $200.00 Mondial Automotive $200.00 Motive Engines $100.00 Parts Authority $100.00 Riegel Resources, LLC $100.00 RMP Powertrain Solutions $100.00 Sarad Marketing $200.00 Suffolk Glass $200.00 Tip Top Diesel $100.00 Taurus Supply $100.00 Tonsa Automotive $100.00 UniFirst Corp. $200.00 WELFARE & EMPLOYMENT JOHN GUARRIELLO Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to Member Frank Carpenter and family on the passing of his wife, Josephine, on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Get well and speedy recovery wishes go out to Life Member Anthony Falconiere who is recovering from four broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder sustained from a fall during mid-March. 15
FLEET STREET INFO Spec'ing Tires With Fuel Efficiency in Mind By Jim Park, Equipment Editor from the June 2011 Issue of Heavy Duty Trucking
Spec'ing tires is a lot like photography. It's a series of trade-offs and compromises. Let's say you're after a night shot of a city skyline. Because it's dark, you have to use a long exposure, which could make the photo blurry. Or you could use a high sensitivity setting, which will make the image look grainy. Or you could use a very wide aperture, which will narrow the depth of field considerably. Since you can only set the camera to shoot one way out of the three options, you decide which will best suit your purpose and optimize the shot accordingly. With tires, until recently, you spec'd for traction, or for tread life, or for low rolling resistance. It was difficult to get all three in equal measure. But recent improvements in tire design have allowed users to nearly optimize two out of the three - and that's not bad. It should be noted that tires are optimized around certain parameters. Traction and cut-and-puncture resistance are prime concerns in the off-road world, for example. The
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FLEET STREET INFO (continued) longhaul crowd is more concerned with tread life, retreadability, and to a growing extent, fuel efficiency. So you can still get the tires you want for your application, but you can now spec a little more of what once was a trade-off. Even a quick look at a fuel-efficient tire reveals how designs have changed to reduce rolling resistance: shallower tread, closespaced ribs rather than lugs, lowprofile sidewalls, and closed shoulders are common features. "One of the contributing factors to rolling resistance is the tread design, both tread depth and tread pattern," says Don Baldwin, market segment manager, Michelin Americas Truck Tires. "Deeper tread depths and more open tread designs tend to have higher rolling resistance than shallower tread depths and more closed tread designs." Four steps to fuel efficiency Bridgestone tells us that tire casings (including belts) contribute about 50 to 65 percent of tire rolling resistance. The advent of the lowprofile sidewall back in the 1980s produced significant reductions in sidewall flex, and hence, improved fuel efficiency. They weren't called low-rolling-resistance tires at the time, but they were the precursors to today's more fuel-efficient designs. Today's casings are further optimized to lower rolling resistance by refining stress distribution and minimizing internal friction caused when the sidewall flexes under load. And in the case of wide-base single tires, two sidewalls per wheel position are eliminated, further reducing the tires' overall rolling resistance.
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The remaining percentage of a tire's rolling resistance comes from the tire tread, so much of the focus in developing fuel-efficient tires has been on tread design. "Some compounds, especially those incorporating silica, or using formulas that combine natural and engineered synthetic rubber, can reduce tire rolling resistance significantly," says Guy Walenga, director of engineering for commercial products and technologies at Bridgestone. The tread face - where the rubber literally meets the road - has several mandates. It must be robust enough to resist wear and damage, it must be supple enough to provide decent traction, and it has to stable enough to resist the squirming and wiggling under load that creates both heat in the tread/casing interface area, and adds rolling resistance. Modern manufacturing processes also allow tire makers to use different rubber compounds in different areas of the tire to optimize wear and traction where appropriate. Bridgestone, for example, uses a two-layer, or "cap-base" tread. The cap compound, which is nearest the road, is chosen for resistance to abrasion, long tread life and traction on wet roads, while the base layer, between the cap and the casing, is made of a cooler-running compound - to protect the casing from heat buildup. Tread design is another factor in a tire's fuel efficiency. Rib-type tread designs tend to offer less resistance to motion than lug-type treads, and so are the predominant tread type in designated fuel-efficient tires. But they are by no means exclusive. Lug treads are still used, but in combination with closed shoulder (solid outer rib) designs, and they often feature tightly spaced lugs for improved rolling resistance and minimal sacrifice of traction. Certain closed-shoulder drives claim to offer overall fuel economy equal to or even better than some rib designs. Goodyear's newest SmartWayapproved drive tire, the G572 LHD 17
Fuel Max, as well as Michelin's XDA3 and Continental's HDL Eco Plus are examples of such designs. Common, too, are the so-called allposition tires - steer tires in essence - featuring a five-rib tread pattern with solid shoulders. Bridgestone's R287A, Goodyear's G399 LHS Fuel Max, and Yokohama's RY617 are typical of this design. Common among many fuel-efficient tire designs is relatively shallow tread depth - some as low as 16/32 of an inch. Usually, shallow treads are more fuel-efficient than deep ones. "Shallower tread - rib or block - is less subject to energy-wasting squirm," Walenga points out. And this is where the selection of low-rolling-resistance tires over conventional tires gets a little contentious. Tire life and traction Despite the fuel-savings benefits of these tires, there's still some reluctance to embrace the product. Fleets can expect modest reductions in miles-to-take-off in many cases, and fleets that operate in northern parts of the country have expressed concern about traction on snowy or icy roads - and even in rainy weather. According to Larry Tucker, marketing manager for commercial tires at Goodyear, the economic argument against shallower tread is moot today. He says the fuel savings over the life of the tire more than offsets its shorter life. "With rising fuel costs, all fleets are looking at ways to improve fuel economy, even fleets that were once concerned only with tread life," he says. "With the proper tools we can calculate exactly the cost per mile and operating cost of each tire and determine the tire that is the most economical to use in their application. We can show fleets that even though they may sacrifice some tread depth they are offsetting that with improved fuel economy. In
MORE FLEET STREET INFO (continued) a majority of the cases the fuel efficient tires are always more economical to run than deeper tread tires." Traction, too, is a matter of buyer preference and tire design. Tucker says tire makers prioritize the features they want in a new product. "If the number one objective is improved rolling resistance, then you design accordingly," he says. "In today's world, tire manufacturers are designing tires to deliver the best balance of rolling resistance, traction and tread life. In most cases if you are designing for the ultimate in rolling resistance then there will be a potential tradeoff with tread depth and tread design. Requiring the tire to give up a few 32nds will produce the best rolling resistance, but it will also sacrifice some wet weather traction." One of the largest truckload carriers in the country runs a very efficient drive tire year round and has little or no trouble with it. Its drivers are paid fuel bonuses, so they are onside with the modest reduction in traction. On the other hand, one of the largest private fleets in the country will not run low-rolling resistance dual drive tires because its drivers are concerned about traction. A lot of that thinking may soon need to change. Advances in rubber compounding and tire design are producing increasingly efficient tires with fewer of the traditional tradeoffs. "The true cost of ownership is still tied to overall performance of all key aspects of a tire," Tucker stresses. "Original tread life, retreadability, evenness of wear and others are key points to consider." Fuel efficiency is on everyone's radar screen today, but it may not be the highest priority in a tire spec. With all the options available, Michelin's Baldwin advises users to check the product data sheets for the key performance characteristics
for particular tires, and to talk with other similar fleets about their experience with a particular tire to see if it would work for them.
RECENT INDUSTRY RECALLS Autocar is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 ACX heavy-duty class 8 vehicles, manufactured from December 22, 2010, through December 5, 2011, and equipped with Bendix ATR-6 antilock traction relay valves. In extremely cold conditions, these Bendix relay valves may potentially develop internal leakage. Internal leakage can lead to air pressure being delivered to affected primary or secondary brake causing continuous brake application. Unexpected continuous brake application can cause the brakes to overheat and lead to a fire. Unexpected continuous brake application can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Also, the brakes may be applied without illuminating the brake lights, failing to give proper warning to other drivers. Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will provide a temporary repair until Bendix develops a permanent remedy. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on March 8, 2012. Owners may contact Autocar at 1-765-489-5499 Caterpillar is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 CT660 commercial trucks, manufactured from December 2, 2010, through January 26, 2012, and equipped with Bendix ATR-6 traction relay valves. In extremely cold conditions, these Bendix relay valves may potentially develop internal leakage. Internal leakage can lead to air pressure being delivered to affected primary or secondary brake causing continuous brake application. Unexpected continuous brake application can cause the brakes to overheat and lead to a fire. Unexpected continuous brake application can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Also, the brakes may be applied without illuminating the brake lights, failing 19
to give proper warning to other drivers. Caterpillar will notify owners, and dealers will provide a temporary repair until Bendix develops a permanent remedy. This service will be performed free of charge. Owners may contact Caterpillar at 1-309-675 -5658 Champion Bus (Champion) is recalling certain model year 2012 ABC -M1235 trucks manufactured from June 21, 2011, through November 18, 2011, equipped with a Freightliner custom chassis. Inaccurate fault detection values in the bulkhead module software may cause the side marker/directional lights to stop functioning after a few minutes of vehicle operation. Lights will resume operation after the vehicle is shut down and restarted. Failure of the side marker/directional lights to illuminate will result in decreased visibility of the vehicle and/or misinform other drivers as to the intended direction of travel, either of which could increase the risk of a crash. Freightliner will notify the owners and perform repairs at its authorized facilities, free of charge. The safety recall began on February 2, 2012. Owners may contact Champion at 1810-724-6474 Champion Bus (Champion) is recalling certain model year 20112012 ABC-M1235 transit buses manufactured from March 9, 2011, to November 18, 2011, built on a Freightliner custom chassis. The grid heater ground wire may contact the relay power terminal and rub and chafe, potentially resulting in a short circuit. An electrical fault or short circuit could cause a vehicle fire. Freightliner will notify the owners, and inspect the buses and correctly route the ground wire as necessary the repairs will be performed
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RECENT INDUSTRY RECALLS (continued) by Freightliner authorized facilities free of charge. The safety recall began on February 2, 2012. Owners may contact Champion at 1-810-724 -6474 Crane Carrier is recalling three model year 2009 LET2 HEV, cab and chassis utility vehicles manufactured from April 24, 2009, through September 15, 2009, and equipped with ELFA traction drive motors. The electric motor's speed sensor signal may be misinterpreted by the motor controller and may result in the vehicle lurching in the opposite direction of the range selected with the shifter. The unintended movement of the vehicle may cause a collision with a person or object, leading to property damage, personal injury or death. Crane Carrier notified the owner of the three units on January 26, 2012. Crane Carrier will conduct the remedy for this campaign, free of charge. Daimler Trucks (DTNA) is recalling certain Detroit Diesel EPA07 and EPA10 DD13 engines manufactured from April 22, 2009, through February 1, 2012. These engines were installed as original equipment on various heavy duty trucks and emergency vehicles. The pump to rail high pressure fuel line support system used on these engines is sensitive to assembly torque and may be damaged during service work. As a result of other repairs, the line supports may loosen, potentially leading to fuel line cracking and a fuel leak. A fuel leak could create a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. Also a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire. DTNA will notify owners, and the high pressure fuel line support system will be replaced by DTNA authorized service facilities, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2012. Owners may contact DTNA at 1-800 -547-0712. DTNA's recall campaign number is FL-622 and Detroit Diesel's campaign number is 12C-2. Daimler Trucks (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2006-2013
Freightliner, Sterling, and Western Star vehicles, equipped with Detroit Diesel EPA07 and EPA10, DD13 and DD15/16 engines, manufactured from January 20, 2006, through February 20, 2012. The pump to rail high pressure fuel line support system used on these engines is sensitive to assembly torque and may be damaged during service work. As a result of other repairs, the line supports may loosen, potentially leading to fuel line cracking and a fuel leak. A fuel leak could create a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. Also a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire. DTNA will notify owners, and where necessary, the high pressure fuel line support system will be replaced by DTNA authorized service facilities, free of charge. Owners may contact DTNA at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's recall campaign number is 12C-2. Ford is recalling certain model year 2011 F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from February 1, 2010 through July 1, 2011 and certain model year 2012 F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2011 through October 25, 2011. The 'PRNDL' cable may break at the attachmentto the transmission control selector arm assembly mounted on the steering column. If the cable breaks, the transmission gear indicator in the 'PRNDL' display in the instrument panel will remain in the first gear position regardless of the gear selected. An incorrect gear indication in the instrument panel may prevent the driver from knowing if they are in park or reverse, increasing the risk of a crash. Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the transmission selector arm assembly and the 'PRNDL' cable assembly, free of charge. The safety recall began on March 2, 2012. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 12S27. Mack is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 GU, manufactured from December 2, 2010, through January 18, 2012, and equipped with Bendix 21
ATR-6 traction relay valves. In extremely cold conditions, these Bendix relay valves may potentially develop internal leakage. Internal leakage can lead to air pressure being delivered to affected primary or secondary brake causing continuous brake application. Inadvertent brake application can cause the brakes to overheat and lead to a fire. Inadvertent brake application can cause the wheels to lock-up leading the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Mack will notify owners, and provide a temporary repair until Bendix develops a permanent remedy. This service will be performed free of charge. Owners may contact Mack Trucks at 1-800-866-1177. Mack's recall number is SC0363 Mack is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 MRU and model year 2010-2011 LEU vehicles, manufactured from January 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 because the front axle may crack and fracture. Complete fractures can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Mack will notify owners, and replace the axle beams on affected vehicles when sufficient quantities are available. As an interim measure, a mag particle inspection will be provided to mitigate risk and identify vehicles with cracked axle beams. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before Marc 30, 2012. Owners may contact Mack trucks at 1-800-866-1177. Mack's recall number is SC0362. Mitsubishi Fuso (MFTA) is recalling certain model year 2012 FEC52, FEC72, and FEC92 trucks manufactured from February 10, 2011, through April 8, 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208 "Occupant Crash Protection." During assembly, incorrect passenger's side seat belt buckles were installed. The passenger's side seat belt tongue will not engage its buckle correctly. Failure of the seat belt buckle to engage correctly increases the risk of passenger injury or death. MFTA will notify owners and dealers will replace the passen-
RECENT INDUSTRY RECALLS (continued) ger’s side seat belt buckle free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2012. Owners may contact MFTA at 1-856 -467-4500. MFTA's recall campaign number is C1005110. Navistar is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 IC Bus HC and International 9400 and certain model year 2011 through 2013 International Durastar, Paystar, Workstar, Transtar, Lonestar, Prostar, 9200, and 9800, and certain model year 2013 International 9900, vehicles, manufactured from December 2, 2010, through January 26, 2012, and equipped with Bendix ATR-6 traction relay valves. In extremely cold conditions, these Bendix relay valves may potentially develop internal leakage. Internal leakage can
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year 2011-2012 IC Bus BE and CE and certain model year 2012 RE school buses manufactured from April 8, 2010, through July 1, 2011, equipped with C. E. White seat cushions. The self-latching mechanism used to retain the seat cushion to the frame may not activate. Thus, these seats fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 222, "School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection." If the seat cushion is not securely latched to the seat structure, the seat could become dislodged, increasing the risk of injury to the vehicle occupants. Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will repair the seats free of charge. Owners may contact Navistar at 1-260-461-1890. Navistar's recall number is 12505. Navistar is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Beaver and certain model year 2009-2011 Monaco, and
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12502. Utilimaster is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Aeromaster vehicles manufactured from March 11, 2009, through December 3, 2012. The transmission gear shifter's cable may break at the attachment to the transmission control selector arm assembly mounted on the steering column. If the cable breaks, the transmission gear indicator in the 'PRNDL' display in the instrument panel will remain in the first gear position regardless of the gear selected. An incorrect gear indication in the instrument panel may prevent the driver from knowing if they are in park or reverse, increasing the risk of a crash. Utilimaster will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission selector arm assembly and the transmission gear shifter’s cable assembly, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about March 2, 2012. Owners may contact Utilimaster at 1-517543-6400
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