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August 22, 2014 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Introduces the Heavy Duty Green Symposium

This year’s Green Fleet Conference will include a series of sessions aimed specifically at trucking fleets called the Heavy Duty Green Symposium.

Tags: Green Fleets, Green Fleet Conference, Heavy Duty Green Symposium, Fuel Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, Events

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

July Orders Strong For Heavy- And Medium-Duty Trucks

Orders for heavy and medium duty trucks were on the rise for the second month in a row in July, according to ACT Research's latest State of The Industry report.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Bestpass Adds Border Crossings to Toll Network

The Lewiston-Queenston Bridge. Photo via Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.

Bestpass has added several international bridges to its toll network at the border between New York and Canada.

Tags: Canada, Tolls, Bestpass, Bridges, New York

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing Value Up More Than 50%

The total value of shipments in the heavy-duty truck manufacturing business have increased the most of three vehicle classes over the past five-years, according to new 2012 Economic Census statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tags: SUV, Vans, Economy, Pickup Trucks, OEM, Light-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Manufacturing, Manufacturing

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Carriers, Brokers Warned About Identity Fraud Scam

The fraudulent employers promise to reimburse the “shipping assistants”, but no money is ever reimbursed. When questioned, the scammers claim to be affiliated with the brokers or carriers whose identities and logos they have hijacked for that purpose.

Tags: TIA, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, DAT, Brokers

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Heading Higher

Linehaul rates for truckload shipping continue to rise, according to the latest Cass Linehaul Rate Index. On average, North American shippers paid 7.2% more in July of this year than last in their truckload linehaul rates.

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

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Indicators, Existing Home Sales, Manufacturing Jump

The latest measure on the condition of the U.S. economy and where it's heading shows improvement again, according to the private research group The Conference Board.

Tags: Economy, The Conference Board, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

McCarthy Tire Acquires Terry-Haggerty Tire

McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc. purchased Terry-Haggerty Tire Co. from Jim and Tom Terry in a transaction that closed Aug. 11.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, New York, Bandag, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Continental Names New Head of Aftermarket

Howard A. Laster, Head Of Aftermarket at Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket.

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has named Howard A. Laster as its Head of Aftermarket.

Tags: Continental, People

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Researchers Working to Bring Road Signs into Vehicles

Photo: VTTI

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are in the early stages of an idea to move stop and yield signs from the side of the road into the car itself, where a dashboard screen will automatically alert the driver of what actions to take, if any.

Tags: Safety, Information Technology, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Connected Vehicle Technology

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt Expands Technician Institute

Photo via Peterbilt.

Peterbilt has expanded the Peterbilt Technician Institute to a second location in Lisle, Ill.

Tags: Peterbilt, Technician Training, Universal Technical Institute, Peterbilt Technician Institute

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton Shifting Clutch Production From North Carolina

Eaton is closing its clutch-assembly operation in Charlotte, N.C., but that doesn't reflect any slowdown in its clutch business, according to the company.

Tags: Eaton, Clutches

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

YRC Freight Upgrades Three Terminals

YRC Freight has upgraded three of its terminals to full distribution center status to increase network capacity for its customers and reduce congestion at some facilities.

Tags: YRC Freight, LTL, Fleets, Distribution Centers

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Availability Increases, Rates Stabilize

Spot market freight availability has increased nicely in the most recent period while rates appear to have ended their recent decline, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Ground Broken for Future Intermodal Port of East St. Louis

Ground has been broken on a new $7 million multi-modal transportation project that will service the future Port of East St. Louis.

Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Federal Maritime Commission Hosting Port Congestion Forums

The goal is to promote dialogue on the causes and implications of congestion at U.S. ports, according to the commission.

Tags: Events, Ports, Port Trucking

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Gaines Motor Lines Agrees to $262,500 Settlement Over Fired Drivers

The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Fleets, Safety & Compliance

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

PeopleNet Recognizes Innovators of the Year

PeopleNet executives, Rick Ochsendorf, senior vice president of operations (far left), Brian McLaughlin, president (center), and Mark Botticelli, chief technology officer (far right) awarded Old Dominion Freight Line the Tier 3 Innovator of the Year Award. Photo: Stephane Babcock

As part of its 2014 User Conference, PeopleNet spent Tuesday evening recognizing the top innovators among its client base, fleets that have demonstrated exceptional leadership over the past year by using PeopleNet products and services to create unique solutions that accelerate and drive return on investment.

Tags: PeopleNet, Industry Event, Awards, Fleets, Telematics

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

PeopleNet Celebrates 20 Years, Looks to the Future

Famed ESPN sportscaster Dick Vitale closed out the 2014 PeopleNet User Conference opening session. Photo: Stephane Babcock

ESPN sportscaster Dick Vitale closed out the conference's opening session, which was filled with looking back on the company's 20-year history and looking forward to what it has to offer clients now and in the near future.

Tags: Conference, Video Event Recorders, PeopleNet, Events, Information Technology

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Appoints New Head of Ram Trucks

Robert Hegbloom, Head of Ram Truck Brand

Chrysler Group has appointed Robert Hegbloom as the new Head of Ram Truck Brand.

Tags: Ram, People, Chrysler

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA to Begin Rulemaking on V2V Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology for light-duty vehicles, a move many believe is a precursor to a similar rule for heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Regulations, Information Technology, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Connected Vehicle Technology, NHTSA

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

'SOLD' Event Designed to Improve Service Businesses

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists has announced SOLD ’15, a two-day program focused on building better truck service businesses.

Tags: Technician Training, ACOFAS, HDAW, Technicians

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Trimble Invests in Shipping Software Provider 3GTMS

A strategic alliance between Trimble Navigation Limited and 3GTMS Inc. will help TMW customers manage complex 3PL challenges.

Tags: Fleet Management, Information Technology, Trimble, 3PL, TMW Systems

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo, Mack Training Programs Receive CASE Accreditation

Photo via Volvo Trucks.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has awarded CASE accreditation to the Volvo Trucks Academy and the Mack Trucks Academy training programs.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, ASE, Mack Trucks, Technician Training

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Southern California Import Container Volume Stagnates, Contract Talks Blamed

Port of Los Angeles. Credit: Port of L.A.

Import cargo volume at the nation’s busiest port complex barely increased, if at all in July, due to shipper concerns about contract talks involving longshoremen working at West Coast ports.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking

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