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August 24, 2016 - Industry News

WIT Seeks Influential Woman in Trucking Award Nominations

Last year's winner Kari Rihm of Rihm Kenwortth (center) accepts her award. Photo: Navistar

Women In Trucking Association and Freightliner Trucks are seeking candidates for the 2016 Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Tags: Women in Fleet, Awards, Women in Trucking

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Announces MC&E Featured Speakers

The show floor of the 2015 MC&E. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations has announced the lineup of featured speakers for its annual Management Conference & Exhibition being held on Oct. 1-4 in Las Vegas.

Tags: Conference, ATA, ATA MC&E, Speakers

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

HDT Seeking Nominations for Top 50 Green Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions for its 2016 Top 50 Green Fleets.

Tags: Sustainability, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 50 Green Fleets

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Annual Fleet Efficiency Study Helps NACFE Benchmark Fuel-Saving Trends

Seventeen fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers saw a 3% increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7 million over-the-road Class 8 trucks.

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Scania Introduces New Model 10 Years in the Making

Photos: Gustav Lindh, courtesy Scania

Swedish truck maker Scania is introducing a new range of trucks that it is calling the result of the largest investment in the company’s history.

Tags: Europe, Scania, Global

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Omnitracs Launches Online Educational Hub for Fleet Managers

Screenshot via Omnitracs

Omnitracs has launched FleetScience digital hub, a new educational website designed for fleet managers, providing resources for business best practices with an emphasis on technology.

Tags: Online Tool, Fleet Managers, Omnitracs, Training & Education

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Declines, GDP Expectations Lowered

A preliminary look at the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it continues to expand following a recent downturn. Separate reports show expectations of long-term economic growth have been moved lower and the housing market is suffering from low inventory levels.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Shippers Challenge Liability Changes in Uniform Bill of Lading

Some shippers are unhappy about changes to the standard bill of lading used by less-than-truckload carriers.

Tags: LTL, Bill of Lading

August 23, 2016 - Product News

Apex Capital Offers Roadside Assistance Program

Apex Capital is now offering access to truck breakdown assistance, road service, towing and accident dispatch services through the company’s 24/7 Roadside Rescue program.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Parts and Service, Apex Capital

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

Stemco Stengthens Capabilities of Wheel End Division

Aftermarket parts manufacturer Stemco is strengthening the support, engineering and training capabilities of its Wheel End division through the creation of three new area manager positions, the company has announced.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, Stemco, Parts and Service, Wheel Ends

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Hits Lowest Level in 9 Months

Source: ATA

Truck tonnage in July hit its lowest level since October 2015, per the most recent American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

August 22, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Increase For the First Time in Over 2 Months

The price of diesel fuel increased for the first time in over 2 months after slowly falling from a high of 2.43 in mid-June, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

August 22, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Lighter Steer Axle/Suspension, Safety Tech on 579 and 567

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Bendix, Driver Assistance Systems, Suspensions, Model 579, Model 567, Hendrickson, Steer Axles

August 22, 2016 - Press Release

Hino Trucks Recognizes Data Inc. for On-Time Delivery

Dana Incorporated announced that it was recognized by Hino Motors Manufacturing, Inc. for 100% on-time delivery at the annual Hino supplier conference in July.

Tags: Hino Trucks, OTD, Dana Incorporated

August 22, 2016 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Falling

Truckload linehaul rates fell again in July from the same time a year ago, marking the fifth straight month of year-over-year declines, according to latest readings from the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index.

Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

August 19, 2016 - Industry News

No Signs of Relief for Class 8 Truck Market

Net Class 8 truck orders fell once again in July, showing no signs of recovery in what is usually the weakest month for demand, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders

August 19, 2016 - Industry News

Emissions-Free Refrigeration Unit Project Gets $400K Grant

Screenshot via eNow

Renewable energy solutions company eNow has received a $400,000 grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to deploy its solar panel refrigeration solution in the area’s transportation networks.

Tags: Grant Funding, GHG, Solar Power, eNow, Emissions, Solar Panel, Refrigerated Trailers, California

August 19, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Younger Driver Pilot Program for Former Military

A proposed pilot program using former military drivers would attempt to answer the question of whether 18- to 20-year-old truck drivers are as safe as those 21 and over.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Shortage, Younger Drivers

August 18, 2016 - Product News

ATA Safety Exec Joins Lytx Commercial Team

Rob Abbott Photo: Lytx

Rob Abbott, vice president for safety policy with American Trucking Associations is joining video telematics company Lytx to lead its commercial team.

Tags: Telematics, ATA, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

August 18, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane Adds Nevada Service Provider to AdvantEdge Network

Silver State Truck & Trailer of Las Vegas, Nev., has signed on as an authorized service provider for Great Dane’s AdvantEdge National Parts and Service program.

Tags: Great Dane, Parts and Service, AdvantEdge

August 18, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Offers Low-Viscosity Oil Fill for New Engines

Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, with Volvo's new oil spec allowing for longer oil drain intervals.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Engine Oil, Volvo Trucks North America, PC-11

August 18, 2016 - Press Release

SkyBitz Adds VP of Telematics Sales for Local Fleets

Rehling

Commercial Internet of Things telematics provider SkyBitz has hired Carolyn Rehling as its vice president of sales for the SkyBitz Local Fleets division.

Tags: New Hire, SkyBitz, Internet of Things

August 18, 2016 - Product News

FourKites Tracking Integrated With Oracle Transportation Management

The FourKites real-time load tracking platform is now available with Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Transportation Management version 6.3.0 and higher.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Asset Tracking, FourKites, Information Technology

August 18, 2016 - Industry News

Uber Buys Autonomous Truck Startup Otto

Photo: Otto

Uber is upping its efforts to expand from the ride-sharing market to commercial freight movement by acquiring Otto, the technology startup that’s developing an aftermarket version of autonomous technology for Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto

August 17, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Links In-Cab Video to Critical Event Recording, Electronic Logs

Photo: Omnitracs

Omnitracs says its new Critical Event Video is a fully integrated in-cab video solution that ties into the company’s Critical Event Reporting as well as into its electronic logging technology to help protect driver privacy.

Tags: Omnitracs, In-Cab Cameras, In-Vehicle Video

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