May 27, 2015 - Industry News
A report on the first phase of research into the possible benefits of truck platooning technologies showed that all trucks in a platoon gained fuel efficiencies, with the lead truck gaining as much as a 5 percent improvement while the trailing truck got up to 10 percent improvement.
Tags: Technology, Industry Research, Meritor Wabco, Peterbilt Motors Company, ATRI, Truck Platooning
May 27, 2015 - Product News
Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center has opened sales and service departments at retread plants in three high-traffic areas in an effort to better service fleets.
Tags: Goodyear, Retail Sales, Tires, Retreads, Service Center
Trailer orders saw a large decrease in April with just 17,700 units, dropping 19% compared to March and down 30% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders
Rates in two out of the three major spot market freight sectors posted slight gains over the past week while remaining in a holding pattern for dry vans.
May 26, 2015 - Product News
Webtech Wireless has signed a $4.7 million contract with a major U.S. fleet customer for an upgrade to its Webtech Driver Center software.
Tags: Webtech Wireless, eLogs, Telematics
May 26, 2015 - Industry News
PeopleNet has acquired the assets of Cadec Global Inc.,expanding the company’s mobility solutions in the foodservice and private fleet industries.
Tags: Information Technology, PeopleNet, Analytics, Cadec, Mergers & Acquisitions
The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel continues moving closer to the $3 per gallon mark with it recording its sixth straight weekly increase, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
A measure of consumer confidence has increased following a sharp downturn, while new home sales rebounded strongly, according to reports released on Tuesday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Home Sales
The Cooper Tire plant in Tupelo, Miss., has earned the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s enHance Partnership Award for 2015.
Tags: Green, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tires, Environmental Regulations
With a voice vote on Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved the two-month extension of the highway bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last Tuesday. The legislation now awaits the expected signature of President Obama.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, Legislation
Giti Tire launched its Giti Brand commercial tire products in Southeast Asia at the Malaysia International Bus, Truck and Components Expo.
Tags: Tires, Asia, Giti TIre USA
The California Highway Patrol completed its investigation into a deadly collision between a FedEx vehicle and a tour bus, concluding that driver error – not environmental factors – caused the crash.
Tags: Investigation, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, California Highway Patrol, California, FedEx
The avian flu viruses that have affected more than 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in more than a dozen states since December are taking their toll on the trucking companies that serve the poultry industry.
Tags: Iowa, Minnesota, Livestock Hauling
An advance report shows both new orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods declined in April, but a key indicator increased for the second consecutive month.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Non-Manufacturing
May 25, 2015 - Industry News
Ryder System will lease natural gas vehicles (NGVs) to two fleet customers in Arkansas, marking the first time it has offered NGVs in the state, the company announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Arkansas, Ryder System, CNG
The second day of the Safety Fleet Conference will be full of sessions and panel discussions on risk management and liability.
Tags: Liability, Risk Management, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events
May 22, 2015 - Industry News
Heniff Transportation Systems has acquired Horizon Tank Lines, expanding Heniff’s footprint into the Southeastern U.S.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Liquid Tank Trailers, Bulk Hauling
Two owners of a Brooklyn, NY, CDL driving school had to forfeit cash and assets totally more than $175,000 in a plea deal for charges stemming from a massive, 11-year long testing fraud scheme.
Tags: CDL, Fraud, Truck Driving Schools
Old Dominion Freight Line announced that Greg C. Gantt has been promoted to the president and chief operating officer of the company, replacing David S. Congdon as the company’s president.
Tags: Leadership, Old Dominion Freight Line, People, Promotions
Net orders for Class 8 trucks fell to just over 22,400 units in April, the lowest amount since November 2013, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Consumer prices moved barely higher in April, but it was the third consecutive monthly increase, according to a new Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices
May 21, 2015 - Industry News
The total reported volume of Class 8 truck sales in April remained nearly unchanged month to month but were up 1% to 2,806 units, according the latest report by ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
The Harbor Truck Association has announced that it is supporting a new plan to reduce congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Ports, Strikes, Port Trucking
Continental Tire the Americas has been named the tire sponsor of the ChampTruck truck racing series in 2015.
Tags: Tires, Continental Tire the Americas, ChampTruck, Racing
Truckload linehaul rates declined in April from the month before while intermodal rates moved higher, according to two separate reports released on Thursday.
Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
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