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June 7, 2016 - Industry News

TRB Website Details “Transformational Technologies”

Image: TRB

The Transportation Research Board has launched a special webpage devoted to what it calls "Transformational Technologies."

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Autonomous Vehicles, TRB, Transportation Research

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up 2 Cents for the Week

The average price of diesel fuel has risen by a few cents, continuing a trend toward rising energy costs in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Kicks Off this Week

The 2015 SuperRigs Best of Show winner Photo: Shell Rotella

The 34th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition is set to take place from June 9-11 at the Joplin Convention & Trade Center in Joplin, Mo.

Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Shell SuperRigs

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Truck GHG Phase 2: Final Rule Could See August Release

Federal Phase 2 GHG/MPG rules are a step closer to being finalized. Image: Environmental Defense Fund

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 GHG/MPG rule for trucks and trailers to the Office of Management and Budget on June 3 for required regulatory review.

Tags: MPG, GHG, EPA, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo to Showcase Refuse Truck Models at WasteExpo

Photo: Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America is showing off its lineup of refuse-focused truck models this week at WasteExpo 2016.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Events, Refuse Fleet, Volvo Trucks North America

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Rule Requires Passengers to Wear Seat Belts in Large Trucks

Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Seat Belts

June 6, 2016 - Press Release

Westman Freightliner Now Harrison Truck Centers

Effective immediately, Westman Freightliner, a heavy- and medium-duty truck dealership group with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is now named Harrison Truck Centers.

Tags: Harrison Truck Centers

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Opens Registration for Annual Conference & Exhibition

Bill Graves speaking at the 2015 MCE. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The American Trucking Associations has opened registration for its 2016 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, to be held form Oct. 1-4, in Las Vega at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Tags: ATA, Events, ATA MC&E

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Orders Muted in Heavy and Medium Segments

Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Prime Inc. to Pay Over $3 million to Settle EEOC Suit

To settle a suit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Prime Trucking, Inc., which does business as Prime Inc., will pay over $3.1 million and make job offers to more than 60 women who were deemed negatively affected by the company’s same-sex driver trainer policy.

Tags: Prime Inc., EEOC

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Schneider Bolsters Delivery Services Through Acquisitions

Schneider has announced the simultaneous acquisitions of Watkins & Shepard and Lodeso, bringing final mile delivery, claims-free handling and a new technology platform to the carrier.

Tags: Schneider, Mergers & Acquisitions, Last Mile Delivery

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Advantage Earns Technology Leadership Award

Fleet Advantage has been awarded the Technology Leadership Award for Fleet TCO Optimization Solutions in North America from industry research and consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan.

Tags: Information Technology, Frost & Sullivan, Fleet Advantage, Awards, Analytics

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

NTEA Summit Offers Solutions for Industry Leaders

NTEA is holding its Executive Leadership Summit from Oct. 25 -26 at the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, offering insights into economic, regulatory and business trends for industry leaders.

Tags: NTEA, Leadership, Events, NTEA Executive Leadership Summit

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Sets Dates for Fall Meeting, Tech Competitions

Photo: TMC

ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council will hold its 2016 Fall Meeting and annual National Technician Skills competitions from Sept. 18-22 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, TMCSuperTech

June 1, 2016 - Product News

German Truck Manufacturer Invests In Freight-Matching Startup

Screenshot via FR8.guru

FR8 Revolution, a startup company that develops cloud-based tools for the trucking industry, has raised $8.5 million from German truck manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus.

Tags: Online Tool, Load Board, MAN Trucks, Silicon Valley

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

Senate Action Opposes Federal Excise Tax Increase

Sen. Cory Gardner

Sen. Cory Gardner introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 40, expressing opposition toward increasing the 12% Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy trucks and truck bodies.

Tags: Legislation, Federal Excise Tax, U.S. Senate

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Van, Flatbed Rates Inch Upward Amid Higher Freight Levels

National average truckload van and flatbed rates each rose a penny on increased demand for freight hauling services during the week ending May 28 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

Low-Cab-Forward Registrations Have Exploded

Photo: Paul Clinton.

Commercial registrations of low-cab-forward trucks in Classes 3-5 increased 9.3% to 21,995 in 2015 and have more than doubled since 2010, according to data provided by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

Tags: Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi Fuso, Vehicle Registration, Cabovers

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

TA Opens a New Travel Center in Tennessee

TravelCenters of America has opened an upgraded TA location off of Interstate 75 in Caryville, Tenn., offering truck service, parking, fuel, and driver amenities.

Tags: New Facility, TravelCenters of America, Truck Stops

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Sees Smallest Decline In Cross-Border Freight Flows

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: March 2015-2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Trucking and four other transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to a new Transportation Department report.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil drillers to again ramp up production.

Tags: Oil Prices, Commodity Prices, Trends

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Improves, Still Weak; Consumers Happy

Despite the nation’s gross domestic product in the first quarter of the year moving higher than first thought, growth remains at its lowest level since the first quarter of 2015, according to a Commerce Department report released Friday. Yet a separate survey shows this has yet to damper consumers’ feelings.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Sentiment, Gross Domestic Product

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Moving Services Provider Expands Pacific Northwest Footprint

Photo: Bekins

Moving services provider Bekins Northwest has acquired the assets of moving and storage company Clancy’s Transfer & Storage.

Tags: Washington, Mergers & Acquisitions, Moving and Storage Fleet

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Recognizes Industry Supporters

Image: TMAF

Trucking Moves America Forward recognized 35 organizations and individuals for purchasing one or more TMAF-branded wraps for display on their company trailers to promote the cause.

Tags: Politics, Community Outreach, Trucking Moves America Forward, Vehicle Wraps

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Sleep Apnea Screening Carries High Costs for Drivers

A recent survey on screening and treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea found that drivers were bearing many of the costs associated with the condition.

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Survey, ATRI

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