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August 30, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Expands its Corporate HQ

Photo: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops has purchased the building and land south of its main corporate campus on Pennsylvania Avenue that was previously occupied by The Hertz Corporation.

Tags: New Facility, Love's

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

Highway Deaths Climbed 7.2% in 2015; Those Involving Large Trucks Rose 4.1%

Image: FMCSA

Traffic crashes took the lives of 35,092 persons in 2015, marking a 7.2% increase. The number of deaths attributed specifically to crashes involving large trucks jumped 4.1%.

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

Trucks are new but their engines are "pre-emission" -- a plus for buyers of gliders but a minus in the eyes of regulators. Photos: Tom Berg

Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming late-model powertrains from wrecked trucks.

Tags: Emissions, GHG, Glider Kits, EPA, Regulations, GHG Phase 2

August 30, 2016 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Cummins Westport Near-Zero Natural Gas Engine

Photo: Cummins Westport

Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for its Model 567, 520 and 320 trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, CNG, NOx, Emissions, CARB, Engines

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola Chooses Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Power Emissions-Free Truck

Photo: Nikola Motor Company

Nikola Motor Company will be powering its emissions-free Class 8 trucks with hydrogen fuel cells in the U.S. and Canada, the company has announced.

Tags: Class 8, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

CRST Offers Apprenticeship Program for Military Veterans

CRST International has been approved for the Veteran Apprenticeship Program, offered through the Department of Labor and the Veteran’s Administration.

Tags: Recruiting, Veterans, CRST, Driver Pay

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Up, Crude Oil Futures Slip

Source: DOE Energy Information Administration

Diesel and gasoline prices were up over the past week compared to the week before, according to weekly figures from the Department of Energy, but still lower than they were a year ago.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

Ritchie Bros. Acquires IronPlanet

Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has acquired online auctioneer IronPlanet of Pleasanton, Calif., for $758.5 million, the company announced.

Tags: Ritchie Bros. Auctions, Mergers & Acquisitions, IronPlanet, Used Trucks, Auctions

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

DOC Says 40% Tariffs Due on Truck Tires From China

Photo courtesy of Modern Tire Dealer

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says truck and bus tire manufacturers in China are dumping tires in the U.S. at less than fair market value, and those tires should be subject to tariffs of at least 20%. The tariffs are retroactive.

Tags: China, Truck Tires, Tariffs, U.S. Department of Commerce

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Releases Updated Manuals for Technicians

“By following each manual’s quality PMI program, fleets are provided a road map to follow for maximum return on assets and optimal component life of major vehicle systems,” said Carl Kirk, TMC executive director and an ATA vice president.

Tags: CSA, TMC, Continuing Education, TMC SuperTech, Preventive Maintenance, Technician Training

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

CIMC to Boost Container Chassis Marketing, Distribution

The initiative includes a new sales director, and will extend the builder's lineup of products to trailer dealers throughout North America.

Tags: Intermodal, Containers, Intermodal Chassis, CIMC

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

Luber-finer University Offers Quick Online Filtration Courses

The comprehensive training tool, which can be accessed from any Internet-connected device, educates users about Luber-finer filters, the filters’ competitive advantages and describes the science behind filtration technologies.

Tags: Training, Continuing Education, Filtration, Online Training, Luber-finer

August 29, 2016 - Press Release

Orange EV Approved for Calif. Incentives

Orange EV Class 8 pure-electric heavy-duty terminal truck. (PHOTO: Orange EV)

Orange EV announced that California fleets can save at least $95,000 per truck on the purchase of brand new T-Series pure electric terminal trucks with the extended-duty battery pack.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, California Fleets, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

MiX Telematics Adds Data Feature to Telematics Platform

The new solution creates a data cube that’s accessible via Microsoft Excel and automatically updated with fresh fleet data. (Photo: MiX Telematics)

MiX Telematics has added free feature to its MiX Fleet Manager solution called MiX Insight Agility that creates a data cube that’s accessible via Microsoft Excel and automatically updated with fresh fleet data, the telematics provider has announced.

Tags: Reporting, MiX Telematics, MiX Fleet Manager, MiX Insight Agility, Microsoft Excel

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

Great Western Adds Transcraft, Benson at Houston Dealership

Great Western Leasing and Sales announced the addition of Transcraft and Benson platform trailers at its dealership in Houston, Texas.

Tags: Wabash National, Flatbed Trailers, Benson, Transcraft

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Donates $25,000 to Louisiana Flood Relief

The flooding in Lousiana has affected some Love's locations and directly impacted 5 of its employees. Photo: Love's Travel Stop

Loves Travel Stops has donated $25,000 to the Salvation Army to help with relief efforts in Louisiana after severe flooding devastated the region.

Tags: Flooding, Louisiana, Love's Travel Stops

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

International Offers 4-Year Powertrain Warranty for DuraStar

Photo: International Truck

International Truck is now offering the Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package, a 4-year, unlimited-mile coverage term on certain models of its DuraStar medium-duty truck.

Tags: Cummins, International, Warranty, DuraStar, Powertrain, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Names VP of Lehigh Valley Plant

Mack Trucks has named Rickard Lundberg vice president and general manager for its Lehigh Valley Operations. Photo: Mack Trucks

Rickard Lundberg has been appointed vice president and general manager for Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations effective Oct. 1

Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks, People, Manufacturing

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

One20 Membership Offers Free Driver-Centric Benefits via App, Tablet

One20 is a new membership-based service that aims to help improve truck drivers’ lives on the road with the help of an app that delivers everything from product discounts and point-of-interest information to health coaching and electronic logs — for free.

Tags: Information Technology, ELDs, Tablets, Mobile Apps, One20

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Moves Lower for 18th Straight Month

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: June 2015-2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT.

New Transportation Department figures show June marked the 18th consecutive month the total value of U.S. freight movements with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico declined from the same time a year earlier.

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

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule

Image: FMCSA

Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.

Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, Regulations

August 25, 2016 - Press Release

TravelCenters of America Begin Accepting U.S. Bank Fleet Card

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank.

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands and Minit Mart convenience stores, is expanding its relationship with U.S. Bank by accepting a new single Voyager Fleet Card at its truck stop and convenience store locations.

Tags: Fuel Cards, U.S. Bank, TravelCenters of America, Convenience Stores

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

Photo courtesy of Rastrac.

Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.

Tags: Rastrac, Magellan, ELDs, Hours of Service, Vehicle Tracking, Mapping

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Fall but Are Trending Upward Overall

Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall, according to an ACT Research report.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Bendix Wheel-End Package Available on International Trucks

The Bendix ADB22X air disc brake. Photo: Bendix

A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International Trucks medium- and heavy-duty models.

Tags: Navistar, Bendix, International Trucks, Brakes, Wheel Ends

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