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September 4, 2015 - Press Release

Navistar Board Member Passes Away

John D. Correnti

John D. Correnti, a member of the Navistar Board of Directors, died on August 18. He was 68.

Tags: Navistar, In Memoriam

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Gains 700 Jobs, Unemployment Drops to 5.1%

Photo: Schneider National

August employment numbers show a 700-job gain for the trucking industry, while unemployment dropped to its lowest level since April 2008.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Federal Panels to Discuss Driver Wellness Initiative

Photo: Seeing Machines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health

September 4, 2015 - Product News

MacroPoint Granted 7th Patent for Freight Tracking System

MacroPoint announced that it has been granted a seventh United States patent for the company’s freight tracking system.

Tags: Macropoint, Patents, Freight, Asset Tracking

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Cities Add Zenith's Electric Vans

Photo courtesy of Zenith Motors.

Four California municipalities — Schaefer, Redwood City, Danville, and Woodland — have added Zenith Motors' electric shuttles and cargo vans for use in their fleets, according to the vehicle manufacturer.

Tags: California, Zenith Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Full-Size Vans

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Seven Governors Push for Long-Term Highway Bill

Image: Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG)

The Coalition of Northeastern Governors is urging transportation leaders on Capitol Hill “to act quickly to ensure continuity and stability of the nation's highway, transit, rail and safety programs and the Highway Trust Fund.”

Tags: Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, New York State, New England

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: U.S. Jobs Picture Improves, Manufacturing Struggling

The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

GHG Phase 2 Rule Comment Period Extended

Photo: Jim Park

Two weeks have been added to the period in which comments on the proposed Phase 2 round of federal GHG rules for commercial vehicles will be accepted.

Tags: GHG, EPA, NHTSA

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Invests $18M to Upgrade Oregon Test Facility

Daimler Trucks North America has committed to investing $18 million to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras, Ore.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Oregon, Daimler Trucks North America

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Continue Slide

Rates on the spot freight market keep moving slowly downward as the amount of freight to haul edged just slightly higher by 0.1% overall over the past week.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Posts $28 Million Loss in Most Recent Quarter

Navistar International Corp. on Wednesday reported its financial losses widened during its fiscal third to $28 million, or a loss of 34 cents per diluted share.

Tags: Navistar, Earnings, International Trucks

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

New Jersey Braces for Pope's Impact on Traffic

Pope Francis Image via Kino Border Initiative

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.

Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Philadelphia, New York City

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

OOIDA Reappoints Government Affairs Director

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is welcoming back Laura O’Neill-Kaumo to its Washington D.C. office as director of government affairs and counsel.

Tags: OOIDA, People, Owner-Operators

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Grooming Its President for Larger Role

Derek Leathers in a panel discussion at the Truckload Carriers Conference in 2013. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Werner Enterprises announced it will groom President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers for an even larger role in the company, setting the stage for a non-family member to potentially take the helm for the first time since it was founded by C.L. Werner in 1956.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, People, Leadership

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Element Financial Closes Acquisition of GE's Fleet Unit

Element Financial Corp. has closed its acquisition of GE Capital's U.S. fleet business and will now turn its attention toward integrating the two entities, the Toronto-based company announced Aug. 31.

Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

GMC Sierra HD Adds Steering Assist, Gooseneck Trailering

Photo of GMC Sierra HD AllTerrain crew cab courtesy of GM.

The GMC Sierra HD pickup will add several features for 2016, including active steering assist and a new gooseneck trailering package, according to General Motors.

Tags: Towing, GMC Sierra, GMC, 2016-MY

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Southern California Ports to Adopt Appointment System

Photo: PierPass

To reduce truck congestion, a cargo appointment system will be adopted by 10 terminals operating out of the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

TCA President Steps Down

Brad Bentley resigned from his position of president of the TCA. Photo: TCA

Truckload Carriers Association president Brad Bentley resigned from his position, citing family obligations, the association announced.

Tags: Leadership, People, TCA

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Latest OE to Pull Out of Mid-America Trucking Show

Photo by Evan Lockridge

UPDATED — Mack Trucks is joining Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar and Volvo Trucks in deciding not to exhibit at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next March.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Steve Keppler Departing CVSA for IANA

Steve Keppler

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that Stephen A. Keppler, its executive director since 2009, is leaving CVSA after 15 years to accept the position position of senior vice president with the Intermodal Association of North America.

Tags: CVSA

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Falls During June

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: June 2014 - 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT.

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America Free Trade Agreement partners fell in June, according to a new Transportation Department report, totaling $99 billion, as all modes except truck carried less freight.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Growth Accelerates in Second Quarter

The U.S. economy grew by leaps and bounds in the second quarter of the year compared to the first quarter, according to a new government estimate released Thursday, which should ease investors fears in the wake of a global stock market sell-off.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Fleet Technology Expo Awards Announced

Photo by Kareem Girgis

Many fleets were honored but only six took the top honors of the HDT Efficiency and Sustainability awards at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo at an Aug. 26 ceremony.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Awards, Idle Reduction, Fleet Technology Expo, Fuel Economy

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Stable, Available Loads Drop

Spot truckload rates, including fuel surcharges, remained nearly unchanged over the past week as overall load availability fell 5.5% during the week ending Aug. 22, according to DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Appoints Dealer Liaison

East Manufacturing has named Tom Welch as its dealer liaison, a newly created position responsible for dealer network growth, improvement and support activities.

Tags: Leadership, Dealers, People, East Manufacturing

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