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August 28, 2015 - Product News

Trailer Hybrid System Recovers Energy Lost During Braking

Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.

Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Europe, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Firestone Industrial Names New President

Scott Damon, Firestone Industrial Products newly appointed president. Photo: Firestone

Firestone Industrial Products has named Scott Damon its new president succeeding John Vincent who has been the president since 2010.

Tags: Leadership, Firestone Industrial Products Company, People

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

To Combat Congestion, So Cal 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

OnGuard Active to Sense Stationary Objects in Lane Ahead

Though the driver can’t see the “car,” OnGuard Active’s radar can, and the system brakes the truck to a stop. Higher road speeds might have meant a collision, but damage would’ve been less than if the truck hadn’t slowed at all. Thus “mitigation” rather than “avoidance.”

Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard radar-based collision mitigation system will react to stationary objects as well as slower moving objects in an enhanced version that will be available early next year.

Tags: Meritor Wabco, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Collision Mitigation, Vehicle Safety

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

Freightliner 122SD Gets Two Optional Allison Transmissions

Image: Freightliner

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Freightliner 122SD severe-duty truck model can now be spec’d with Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) and Oil Field Series (OFS) automatic transmissions.

Tags: Freightliner, Severe Duty

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

ConMet Expands Aftermarket Sales Team

ConMet sales and service regions. Image: ConMet

Consolidated Metco, Inc. has added three new members to its aftermarket field sales team: Scott Wilson, Debbi Howard, and Brent Burich.

Tags: Aftermarket, ConMet

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

Court Injuncts Ridge Corp.’s Green Tail Aero-Device Business

TrailerTail panels fold out to reduce aerodynamic drag. Photo: ATDynamics

Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell of the United States District Court for the Central District of California on August 24 granted Stemco subsidiary ATDynamics’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction against Ridge Corporation’s Green Tail aerodynamic-device business.

Tags: Stemco, Aerodynamics, TrailerTail

August 27, 2015 - Product News

Michelin Rolls Out Regional Drive SmartWay-Verified Retread

Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread Image: Michelin

The new Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread provides high mileage, fuel efficiency and scrub resistance for regional and super-regional applications, according to the tire maker.

Tags: Michelin, SmartWay, Tires, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Retreads

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 27, 2015 - Press Release

Public CNG Station Opens Near LAX

Photo courtesy of Evergreen CNG Systems.

TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.

Tags: California, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Execs Talk Trucks and Trucking

Kenworth GM Preston Feight talks with trucking reporters at Kenworth's headquarters. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

In a wide-ranging discussion with trucking journalists at its headquarters Tuesday, Kenworth executives shared their insights on topics ranging from autonomous trucks to the safety of the industry.

Tags: Economy, Kenworth, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles, Vertical Integration

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Gets 50,000th Paccar MX Engine Installed in a Kenworth

The Paccar MX-13 engine resides in a Kenworth T680 Day Cab that will serve UPS operations in the Seattle area. Photo: Kenworth

UPS received the milestone 50,000th Paccar MX series engine installed in a Kenworth truck at a ceremony at Kenworth headquarters Wednesday.

Tags: Kenworth, UPS, Paccar MX Engine, T680

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

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

ATA Puts Support Behind Driver Hair Testing Option

In a letter, the ATA urged congress to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples in a federally mandated drug screening program for drivers.

Tags: Legislation, ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Managers Go Hands-On With Green Vehicles

Photo of Hino's 195h cabover by Kevin Haegele.

Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.

Tags: Ride and Drive, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo, City of Columbus

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

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Capital Goods Orders Shine in Manufacturing Report

Shipments and new orders of manufactured durable goods, including a key economic indicator inside this sector, posted impressive gains in July, according to a new Commerce Department report, but it’s hardly a long-term trend.

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Anheuser-Busch Converts St. Louis Fleet to CNG

Photo courtesy of Anheuser-Busch.

Anheuser-Busch has replaced all 97 diesel-fueled tractors in its St. Louis fleet with new compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled tractors, the brewing company announced. By transitioning to CNG technology, Anheuser-Busch expects to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2,500 tons per year.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Missouri, CNG, Anheuser-Busch, CNG Conversion

August 25, 2015 - Industry News

Industry Leaders to Share Insight at Trucking Efficiency Workshop

Photo: Freight Efficiency

The NACFE's Trucking Efficiency Workshop is a one-day event for fleets where industry leaders will share their insights on some of the best efficiency technologies.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, NACFE

August 25, 2015 - Industry News

Monthly Used Class 8 Truck Orders Remain Flat

Gains on the retail side of the used truck market were offset by decreases in the auction and wholesale markets.

Tags: Wholesale Market, Retail Sales, ACT Research, Auctions, Used Truck Sales

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