Assisting Good Shepherd Food Bank in Feeding Maine’s Hungry

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Kris-Way Truck Leasing, Inc. is happy to welcome Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine as a new business partner. As part of their effort to feed Maine’s hungry, Good Shepherd has upgraded their fleet with a new Full Service Lease on a 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tandem axle tractor. Good Shepherd Food Bank distributes to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other assistance programs statewide. Each year they move millions of pounds of food and maintain 3 distribution … Read More

New Efficiency Goals Set for Tractors, Engines

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Increasing stringent standards are coming in 2021, 2024, and 2027 in regards to fuel economy and new trucks. The goal is to tighten greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would phase the standards in. The new proposal will follow the 2014 efficiency standards that are scheduled to get tighter in 2017. The new proposal is phase 2 of these standards. The proposed cut in carbon dioxide emissions for new trucks is as much as 24% by … Read More

Evan Keefer Named MMTA Chairman

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Evan Keefer has been named the Maine Motor Transport Chairman. Tom Keefer had previously served as MMTA Chairman from 2000-2002. Founded in 1946, the MMTA works to foster the transportation industry both  in Maine and beyond. Members are offered an array of services and benefits. The MMTA not only provides benefits and services but also acts as a single voice for the transportation industry. Kris-Way is proud to be a supporting member.

More Fleets Turn to Leasing

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Bolstered by increases in both purchase prices and the cost of maintenance, more fleets are turning from ownership to lease. NationaLease as a whole expects to grow its truck fleet by 10%. Also adding incentive is the challenge of finding and retaining good technicians. In the June 22, 2015 issue of Transport Topics, the Truck Renting and Leasing Association estimates that at least 35% of the class 3-8 market is now leased or rented. Customers are looking to use their … Read More

Thank You to Our Customers

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Kris-Way appreciates the opportunity you have given us to serve you. Our customers are what makes Kris-Way and the relationships we enjoy allow us   to excel. We wish you all a great Holiday Season.

Kris-Way Prepared to Help Customers with New FMCSA Rules

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Let Kris-Way help by including an electronic log system in your next Full Service Lease. FMCSA is close to issuing a new ruling on electronic logs. For more information please contact Evan Keefer (207) 799 8593 x118.

NationaLease Ensures the Strenght of Reciprocal Road Service

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Reciprocal Service is the cornerstone of the NationaLease system and an invaluable resource for its members and customers alike. In an effort to ensure the highest quality of our Reciprocal Service standards, we enlist the NationaLease Test Call Program. The program is designed to help uncover any areas of weakness throughout the system. Kris-Way has been recognized for excellent performance in 2014 by NationaLease for successfully responding to all test calls.  Through NationaLease, Kris-Way offers road service no matter where … Read More

Proposed Lease Accounting Changes Stall

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Proposed lease accounting standards have been delayed due to differences between FASB and IASB. It now seems that any final standards will not begin to take shape until at least next year. Both businesses and preparers have also soundly rejected the latest draft put forward in 2013.

Kris-Way Continues NH Expansion, we are hiring.

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Kris-Way’s continued growth in New Hampshire with new accounts such as Favorite Foods, Stonewall Kitchen, and American Yeast Sales has led us to continue to search for talented technicians. Both our Manchester and Concord facilities are hiring. Any interested candidates should contact Mike Brown in Human Resources at 207 799 8593. Kris-Way offers competitive benefits and the chance to be part of a growing company that serves some of New England’s most well know companies. Founded in 1978, Kris-Way  is … Read More

DOT Proposes to Cut Daily Reports

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is going to propose eliminating the requirement that inspection reports be filed daily even when no defects are found. He believes it will save the trucking industry $1.7 billion per year.  

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