July 1, 2015 - Industry News
FreightWatch International is reminding transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers of the increased cargo theft risk for the upcoming Fourth of July Weekend.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Independence Day
July 1, 2015 - Press Release
STEMCO, an EnPro Industries company, announced its acquisition of the manufacturer of Goodyear air springs, as well as Super Cushion and Spring Ride air springs, from ContiTech, a division of Continental Corporation.
Tags: STEMCO, Mergers & Acquisitions, EnPro Industries, Air Springs
Increased freight availability and falling truckload capacity was not enough to keep freight rates on the spot market from falling slightly for the week ending June 27, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Private sector employment in June saw its biggest month-over-month improvement since December, the third month-over-month jump in a row.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Employment
A southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, RNG, Armored Vehicles, Idle Reduction, Class 5
The California Air Resources Board has approved $373-million in grants to bolster alternative-fuel vehicles, including fleet-eligible rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles, the board announced.
Tags: CARB, California, Zero-Emission Vehicles, State Funding, Rebates
June 30, 2015 - Industry News
Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,
Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Environmental Regulations
Heavy-duty aftermarket parts supplier FleetPride announced that Don Sturdivant has been selected by the board of directors to serve as the new CEO of the company.
Tags: Leadership, FleetPride, People, CEO, Suppliers
Andreas Renschler, the former head of commercial trucks for Daimler who went to work heading up Volkswagen's commercial truck operations earlier this year, has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of Scania.
Tags: Volkswagen, MAN, People, Scania, Global
Proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability system are a good start, but American Trucking Associations says there's much more to be done.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, NTSB
June 30, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper option for short- and regional-haul applications is now available through the company’s dealer network.
Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Model 567
A Senate bill would create a pilot program to study allowing younger CDL holders to operate across state lines.
Tags: Commercial Driver's License, Driver Shortage
June 29, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down for the fifth week in a row according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Fuel Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
The Fourth of July holiday period this year falls on a weekend, and summer weekends are especially deadly, NSC cautions.
Tags: National Safety Council, Driver Safety Tips, Holiday Driving
Memphis, Tenn.-based third party logistics provider ReTrans Inc. is being purchased by the Kuehne Nagel Group, the latest in a series of moves by companies extending their reach into trans-Atlantic freight.
Tags: Intermodal, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets, 3PL, Global
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Monday unveiled proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, including changing some intervention thresholds to better reflect crash risk.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Enforcement
June 29, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth’s 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is now available as an option for the company’s T680 and T880 trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, T880, T680
Sysco has terminated its merger with US Foods after the Federal Trade Commission’s request for preliminary injunction to block the deal was granted.
Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sysco, US Foods
Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has entered an agreement with General Electric to acquire GE Capital's fleet business in the U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for $6.9 billion.
Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, GE Capital, Element Financial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Markets, Fleet Management Companies
June 26, 2015 - Industry News
Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Truck Size/Weight, Highway Funding, ELD, Speed Limiter, 34-Hour Restart, CSA, FMCSA
Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.
Tags: Trailers, Ford, Rear-View Cameras, 2018-MY, Ford Super Duty, Camera System
Waste Management’s Grand Central Hauling Co. subsidiary has launched 30 compressed natural gas (CNG) collection trucks, along with a public-access CNG fueling station, in Plainfield Township, Pa., the company announced.
Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Pennsylvania, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
American consumers are feeling better about the economy with one measure hitting its highest level since January.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Spending
The Port of Oakland has announced that it is testing sensors to measure how long trucks servicing the port are waiting to enter marine terminals.
Tags: Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking
GE Capital has released a national survey of middle-market trucking company executives examining the financial performance, operational issues and economic outlook of trucking businesses.
Tags: GE Capital, Industry Research, Survey
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