March 30, 2015 - Industry News
PeopleNet and Omnitracs recently announced exclusive deals with original equipment manufacturers Peterbilt, Kenworth and Cummins to provide telematics and diagnostic tools for the companies.
Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Technology, PACCAR, Peterbilt, PeopleNet, Omnitracs, Remote Diagnostics, Telematics, Connected Vehicle Technology
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has begun notifying select truck and bus companies to submit drug and alcohol testing program results for its annual survey.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Survey, Alcohol Testing
Strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, a sale of the company, a merger with another company, or another business combination, the company said.
Tags: Trailers, Manac Inc., Shareholders
March 27, 2015 - Industry News
Freight-matching load board company Internet Truckstop has rebranded as Truckstop.com, the company's CEO announced.
Tags: Internet Truckstop, Load Board, Freight Market, Rebranding
A company that got its start as a way for New York State Motor Truck members to more easily manage their tolls says with a new transponder it will cover nearly all toll facilities nationwide by the end of the year and eliminate the need to have half a dozen transponders in a truck.
Tags: Tolls, Bestpass, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
In his keynote address at the annual HDMA Briefing Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show Friday morning, Persson sketched out the top trends in transportation regarding highway safety, environmental sustainability, and technology.
Tags: Highway Safety, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, GHG Emissions, Connected Vehicle Technology, Mid-America Trucking Show, Powertrain Integration
March 26, 2015 - Industry News
In a mixed week for the spot market, Flatbeds saw the only gain again continuing the trend in demand for the trailer type.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
Navistar International Truck announced that beginning next month, the new Bendix Wingman Fusion integrated driver-safety system will be available on its International ProStar Class 8 truck models.
Tags: Active Safety Systems, Navistar, Bendix, International Trucks
The yards can be used for a "nominal" fee by almost all truckers, whether or not they're TK customers.
Tags: Thermo King, Truck Parking, Trailers
March 25, 2015 - Industry News
Spontaneous applause broke out following an impassioned answer to a question by HDT Truck Fleet Innovator Steve Rush during a panel discussion Wednesday.
Tags: Drivers, Fleet Forum, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS
Cummins has appointed Amy Boerger as vice president of its North American Engine Business unit. Boerger was a finalist for the 2014 Most Influential Woman in Trucking.
Tags: Cummins, People, Women in Trucking, Promotions
March 25, 2015 - Product News
OnGuardActive uses a longer-range radar antenna to provide advanced warning of slow-moving vehicles and other obstructions and is effective in all seasons and all weather conditions, says Wabco.
Tags: Technology, Collision Avoidance Technology, Wabco, MATS
Bendix has launched Wingman Fusion, the company’s new flagship driver assistance system that combines several safety technologies in a single package, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Lane Departure Warning, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, Speed Limiter, Driver Assistance Systems
March 24, 2015 - Product News
International Truck announced improvements to its OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system at the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Telematics, Vehicle Diagnostics, Information Technology, International Trucks
March 24, 2015 - Industry News
The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.1% in February to 131.6, the lowest level since September of last year. Winter weather, slow retail sales, and other industries were to blame for the slow month.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index, Economic Conditions
Eaton added a series of initiatives to the company’s Roadranger service network to better meet the needs of North American heavy-duty trucking fleets.
Tags: Eaton, Roadranger, Transmissions, Parts and Service, Customer Service
March 23, 2015 - Industry News
The Mid-America Trucking Show is on this week from March 26-28 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS, Events
A measure of freight rates in one trucking sector improved in February over the past year, but declined from the month before.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
March 23, 2015 - Product News
PeopleNet upgraded its web-based interface mapping technology with the ALK Maps interactive mapping platform, giving fleet managers access to several of ALK’s mapping features.
Tags: ALK Technologies, Information Technology, PeopleNet, Routing, Dispatch
Mack Trucks has announced extended service intervals for diesel particulate filters and diesel engine oil and filter changes on all model year 2011 and newer Mack trucks with an MP7, MP8 or MP10 engine.
Tags: Engine Oil, Mack Trucks, DPF, Filters, Parts and Service
Existing-home sales in the U.S. increased modestly in February, but constrained inventory levels pushed price growth to its fastest pace in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors on Monday.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
March 20, 2015 - Industry News
Construction starts in the U.S. posted healthy gains in February compared to the month before and the same time in 2014, according to a new report from the construction industry data provider Dodge Data and Analytics.
Tags: Economy, Construction Spending
March 19, 2015 - Industry News
Bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress today that would allow the Department of Transportation to recognize hair testing as an alternative option to give companies greater flexibility when conducting drug and alcohol testing.
Tags: Drug Testing, Driver Alcohol Detection Systems, Alcohol Testing, Hair Testing
February truck order volume hit a five-month low but still maintained a high level, according to ACT Research. The Class 8 segment posted the ninth consecutive month of more than 28,000 units ordered.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Speaking to reporters yesterday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster argued that both Congress and President Obama lack the political will to increase federal fuel taxes to pay for funding the next highway bill.
Tags: Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund
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