October 13, 2015 - Industry News
Mesilla Valley Transport will equip its 2015-2016 Class 8 truck purchases with Allison’s TC10 automatic transmission, the carrier announced.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Allison Transmission, Automatic Transmissions
The average price of diesel fuel was up for the second straight week following months of downward movement, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Driver turnover at large truckload fleets rose to an annualized rate of 87% in the second quarter of 2015. Despite the increase it is below recent averages.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Large Fleets
Ryder System Inc. has become the latest trucking operation to revise downward expectations for its upcoming third quarter earnings.
Tags: Ryder System Inc., Fleet Earnings
October 12, 2015 - Industry News
A Kenworth T680 will be transporting the 51st U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree this year, stopping at 10 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting event in Washington D.C.
Tags: Kenworth, T680, Capitol Christmas Tree, Christmas
Large carriers lead the trucking industry on several key metrics including per-mile rates, driver retention, and revenue-per-driver, according to a recent survey conducted by transportation consultation firm Katz, Sapper & Miller.
Tags: Survey, Revenues, Driver Retention, Freight Rates, KSM
The Salvation Army has been serving meals to homeless men and women using a donated Ford Transit van that's been equipped as a mobile kitchen for the non-profit group, Ford has announced.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Salvation Army, Non-Profit Fleets
Maverick president and chief operating officer, Stephen Selig has announced his retirement and the company has named executive vice president and chief financial officer, John Culp, his successor.
Tags: Retirement, Leadership, People, Maverick Transportation
The former head of the defunct carrier Arrow Trucking, James Douglas Pielsticker, has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison for tax evasion and fraud.
Tags: Taxes, Leadership, Arrow Trucking, Crime & Fraud, People
The data coming from a truck's engine computer may not be the most accurate gauge of fuel economy according to a new report.
Tags: Fuel Economy, FPInnovations, Big Data
Santa Clara County in California cut the ribbon for its $1.5 million public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on Oct. 8.
Tags: Santa Clara County, Public-Private Partnership, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations
October 9, 2015 - Industry News
In order to provide uninterrupted service during the several weeks it took to complete pipeline testing, PG&E used trailers to deliver LNG and CNG to the injection sites.
Tags: Natural Gas, CNG, LNG, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Temperature control products company, Thermo King, has acquired the its long-time vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions partner Celtrak.
Tags: Telematics, Thermo King, Asset Tracking
The National Private Truck Council is now throwing its own weight behind the legislative effort to allow individual states to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 91,000 pounds for tractor-trailers that are equipped with a sixth axle.
Tags: National Private Truck Council, U.S. House of Representatives, Truck Weight, Truck Size/Weight, Private Fleets, Legislation
EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, EPA, Fines, Truck and Bus Regulation
Spot market freight volume remained relatively stable in September, edging down only 0.6% month over month as rates declined from both the month before and a year earlier, according to monthly numbers from DAT.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
October 8, 2015 - Product News
Eaton is offering expanded warranty coverage for the company’s aftermarket transmissions and clutches.
Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket Parts, Transmissions, Extended Warranty, Clutches
October 8, 2015 - Industry News
One economist is predicting continued slow growth for the economy, but believes our current economic models aren’t working when it comes to federal fiscal policy.
Tags: Economy, FTR Associates
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded nearly $2.3 million in grants to train veterans and their families as truck and bus drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans, Grants, Hiring Veterans
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a report on Oct 8 that finds that “the amount of data used in the agency’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) is clearly sufficient to allow FMCSA to identify high-risk truck and bus companies.”
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, SMS
The Dept. of Transportation’s Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study “lacks a consistent and complete quantitative summary of the alternative configuration scenarios... and major categories of costs are not estimated,” contends a study review released by the Transportation Research Board.
Tags: DOT, Truck Size/Weight
Mercedes-Benz is bringing several new standard safety features in the smaller van segment with its 2016 Metris, in addition to giving commercial fleets flexibility in upfitting and capacities found only in some of the larger vans on the market.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Metris, Safety Technology, 2016-MY, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans
UPDATED -- More than 6,700 McNeilus trucks are equipped with Kidde fire extinguishers that may be defective.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks, McNeilus
Trucking companies are bracing for a slowdown in their business, with many looking to mergers and acquisitions for growth instead, according to reports this week in The Wall Street Journal.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Freight Rates
October 8, 2015 - Press Release
Aeris has partnered with Isotrak Ltd. to provide improved cellular connectivity and data analytics for Isotrak fleet telematics customers in the U.S. and other global markets.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Isotrak, Big Data, Broadband
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