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March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Named Finalist for B2B Journalism Award

Image: HDT

Heavy Duty Trucking has been named a national finalist in the 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence, which are awarded by the American Society for Business Publication Editors.

Tags: ASBPE

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Schneider National Goes Public With IPO Announcement

Photo: Schneider

Schneider National announced the launch of its initial public offering of 28,947,000 shares of Class B common stock at an anticipated price of $18-$20 per share valued at up to $580 million.

Tags: Economy, IPO, Schneider National

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt’s Chassis Routings Improve Serviceability

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt has implemented newly engineered routings in all configurations of the Models 579 and 567 as well as in the Model 389 to enhance serviceability across product lines.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Parts and Service, Model 567

March 24, 2017 - Product News

Pirelli Showcases U.S. Commercial Tire Lineup

Photo: Pirelli

Following its announcement last year that it would enter the commercial truck tire market here, Pirelli is showing its commercial tire product lineup at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Tires, MATS, Pirelli

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Model 579 Updates Aimed at Fuel Economy

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt has made changes to the Model 579 Epiq package that it says deliver an 8% fuel economy improvement for the 2018 model year.

Tags: Peterbilt, Fuel Economy, Model 579

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Readings Show Mixed Results, Lower Expectations

Orders for long-lasting durable goods increased more than expected last month while a snapshot of manufacturing activity showed it slowed this month and there were mixed results for housing during February, according to four new economic reports.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Now Operating Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engine

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine is a larger-displacement natural gas engine suitable for a variety of heavy-duty vehicles, including regional-haul truck/tractor, vocational, and refuse applications. (Photo courtesy of Cummins, Inc.)

Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), a drayage trucking company in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., has begun using one of the first Cummins Westport (CWI) ISX12 G low-NOx natural gas engines for its trucking operations.

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Leaders and Road Team Captains Deliver Policy Message to Trump

Photo: ATA

American Trucking Associations' members and a contingent of America’s Road Team Captains visited the White House for a conversation about issues affecting the trucking industry, including health care.

Tags: ATA, Infrastructure, America's Road Team, Health Care, Donald Trump

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Goodyear Names 34th Highway Hero at MATS

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepted the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show for saving the life of an incapacitated driver.

Tags: Driver Safety, Goodyear, Truck Drivers, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS, Image

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Safety Fitness Proposal; Leaves Door Open to Revisiting

Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced on March 23 that it is scrapping its proposed rule on a revised methodology for issuing safety fitness determinations for motor carriers.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Reveals Technology Showcase Trailer

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Wabco is debuting its interactive Technology Showcase Trailer for the first time at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show to highlight company innovations.

Tags: Trailers, Brakes, Wabco, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Navistar Expands OnCommand Connect Capabilities

Navistar unveiled three new OnCommand Connect Telematics offerings at the Mid-America Truck Show today, including its new, OnCommand Connection Telematics.

Tags: Telematics, Navistar, Navistar OnCommand

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Allison TC10 Available for Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Later this Year

Photo: Allison Transmission

Allison Transmissions has announced that its TC10 transmission will be available from Paccar later this year in the Kenworth T680 and T880, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 truck models.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Allison Transmission

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Thermo King Debuts 3 New Power-Management Solutions

Thermo King Electric Power Jack Charger Photos: Thermo King

Thermo King debuted three new power-management solutions at the Mid-America Trucking Show to address increasing demands for power on the road for a wide spectrum of transport needs.

Tags: Charger, Thermo King, Reefers, Electrical System, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Falken Tires Shows Low Maintenance Concept at MATS

Photo: Falken Tires

Falken Tires displayed its Low Maintenance Concept at the Mid-America Trucking Show, highlighting the development and production techniques it uses to improve mileage, wear, durability and low-rolling resistance.

Tags: Falken Tire Corp., Tires, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Ingersoll Axle Launches New Steer Axle and Suspension Lines

Photo: Ingersoll Axle by Dexter

Ingersoll Axle by Dexter is launching the Smart-Steer 2.0 steer axle and Smart-Axl integrated suspension, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Suspensions, Axles, Ingersoll, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Up for Third Straight Month

Graphic: U.S. DOT

The year started out with trucking and the other four major transportation modes carrying more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in January than compared to a year earlier, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Winter Storm Stalls Freight, Spot Truckload Rates Remain Stable

At times, snow may have kept freight from moving last week but it didn’t prevent shippers from at least trying. The number of available loads on the spot truckload market jumped 8% for the week ending March 18 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Adds Automatic Standby to 6x2 Liftable Pusher Axle

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has added an Automatic Standby Mode option for its 6x2 liftable pusher axle available on Pinnacle highway models.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Axles, Pinnacle, Lift Axle, 6x2

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Ups Fuel Efficiency with Super Econodyne Direct Option

Mack Trucks’ Super Econodyne Direct is a new fuel-saving option that combines Mack’s Super Econodyne rating with a direct drive version of the Mack mDrive automated manual transmission to boost fuel efficiency. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has introduced Super Econodyne Direct, a new fuel-saving option that combines the Super Econodyne engine rating with a direct-drive version of its mDrive automated manual transmission.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Mack Trucks, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Sets Dealer Growth Record, Completes Denton Plant Expansion

Completion of a plant expansion at the company's Denton, Texas manufacturing plant will improve manufacturing efficiency an help feed a record 93 new dealer locations, added since 2013.

Tags: Peterbilt, Vehicle Manufacturing, Dealers

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Returns to MATS, Predicts 15% Market Share for 2017

More than 70% of Peterbilt's production in 2016 were Models 579 and 567.

Kyle Quinn, Paccar senior vice president and Peterbilt general manager see a good year ahead for Peterbilt, with gains in market share coming on a strengthening economy.

Tags: Peterbilt, MATS, Paccar

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Opens New U.S. Plant to Produce Air Disc Brakes

Wabco's Jon Morrison at the grand opening of the company's new facility in North Charleston, S.C. Photo: David Cullen

Wabco Holdings celebrated the grand opening of its new North Charleston, S.C., plant on March 22 that allows the company to produce air disc brakes for trucks and trailers in the U.S. for the first time.

Tags: New Facility, Brakes, Wabco, Air Brakes

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Noregon Names VP of Innovation and Data Analytics

Richard Glasmann Photo: Noregon

Noregon has hired Richard Glasmann as the company’s vice president of innovation and data analytics.

Tags: Telematics, Leadership, People, Noregon Systems

March 22, 2017 - Product News

Transfix Launches Digital Job Booking System for Carriers

Photo via Transfix

Transfix has launched an online load booking and rate negotiation platform for carriers, allowing truckers and carriers to find desirable loads and book them instantly, or expedite negotiating a rate.

Tags: Online Booking, Online Tool, Load Board, Freight Uberization

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