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July 7, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Sets Date for 2015 Fall Meeting and TMCSuperTech

Photo via TMC.

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2015 Fall Meeting TMCSuperTech technician skills competition on Sept. 21-25 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Awards, Events, TMCSuperTech

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Westport Offers Dedicated Propane Package for F-150

Westport Innovations announced that it will offer a dedicated liquid propane system for the 2016 Ford F-150 with a 5.0L engine.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Westport Innovations, Ford F-150, 2016-MY, Vehicle Modifiers

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Western Star Recall to Replace Speedometers

Photo of Western Star 4900 by Jason Lawrence via Wikimedia Commons and Flickr.

The recall, set to begin Aug. 7, affects 21 2015-MY Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 trucks.

Tags: Western Star, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, 2015-MY, NHTSA

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Average Diesel Prices Down For 6th Week

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down slightly, continuing a six-week streak of decreases, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Electric Fuso Canter Trucks Complete Year-Long Trial

Fuso Canter E-Cell customer trials were completed in Portugal. Photo: Daimler

Daimler Trucks has concluded a one-year customer trial of its Mitsubishi Fuso Canter E-Cell battery-electric truck.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler Trucks, Canter, Portugal, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Anderson Trucking Service Adds Dual Lane Trailer

Photo courtesy ATS.

Anderson Trucking Service says its new Dual Lane Trailer, designed for loads ranging from 200,000 to 360,000 pounds, will help it expand in the energy business.

Tags: Trailers, ATS, Heavy Haul, Oversize Loads, Trail King

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Joins Daimler in Skipping 2016 MATS

Volvo at this year's MATS. Photo: David Cullen

Volvo Trucks has followed the lead of competitor Daimler Trucks North America in deciding not to participate in next year's Mid-America Trucking Show in favor of a biennial schedule.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show

July 6, 2015 - Press Release

Yokohama Appoints Director of Technical Service

KENNY

Tom Kenny, a 33-year tire industry veteran, has taken over for Dan Guiney as Yokohama Tire Corporation's (YTC) director of technical service.

Tags: Yokohama Tire Corp.

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

RevHD Offers Online Wheel-End Training

Image via RevHD

Wheel-end parts manufacturer RevHD has launched a free wheel-end training course on its website for training and certifying mechanics on wheel-end repairs.

Tags: Technician Training, Wheels, Wheel Ends, RevHD

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Service Sector Still Soft

Economic activity in the nation’s service sector inched higher in June after hitting a 13-month low in May, according to a survey of the nation’s supply executives. Another report shows non-manufacturing growth slowed last month.

Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge

Great Dane has announced plans for the company’s first Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge taking place Sept. 28 to 30, 2015 in Savannah, Ga.

Tags: Trailers, Events, Great Dane, Suppliers

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Soon

Photo via Iowa 80 Truckstop

The 36th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will kick off July 9 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa.

Tags: Events, Truckstops, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Iowa 80 Truckstop

July 3, 2015 - Industry News

Class 5-7 Orders Fall 3 Percent in June

Net orders of Class 5-7 vehicles fell 3 percent in June due to a "large hiccup" in truck ordering, according to ACT Research's president.

Tags: Vehicle Purchasing, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Trends, Truck Orders

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders Down Slightly in June

North American Class 8 truck orders fell for the fourth straight month in June, to 19,624 units, according to preliminary data from FTR, keeping with seasonal trends.

Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR

July 2, 2015 - Product News

Truck Check Up Performs Diagnostics Analysis at the Pump

Image via Truck Check Up

Noregon Systems’ Truck Check Up is an interactive, fuel-island based truck diagnostics station designed for use in heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Noregon Systems, Truckstops, Diagnostics

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Names Supply Chain Security and Operations VP

Boyd Stephenson

American Trucking Associations promoted Boyd Stephenson to vice president of supply chain security and operations.

Tags: Security, ATA, Leadership, People, Supply Chain Management, Associations

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Bulldog Hiway Express Brought Into Daseke Family of Carriers

Photo courtesy of Daseke

Bulldog Hiway Express, the company of past American Trucking Associations Chairman Phil Byrd, is merging with the Daseke family of flatbed, open-deck and specialty carriers.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Flatbed

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Unemployment Lowest in 7 Years, Manufacturing Eases

Economic Watch: The nation’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 of a percent point in June to 5.3%, its lowest rate since April 2008, while 7,400 jobs were added in the for-hire trucking sector.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

How to Engage Leadership to Support Fleet Safety Programs

McKILLIPS

In general session during the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference, Joseph McKillips, CSP, manager, Commercial Program Support, Global Environment, Health, Safety & Energy for Abbot, will outline how fleets can get senior management to support a fleet safety program.

Tags: Safety Program, Fleet Safety Conference, NETS

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Holiday Weekends Are Notorious for Cargo Theft

FreightWatch International is reminding transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers of the increased cargo theft risk for the upcoming Fourth of July Weekend.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Independence Day

July 1, 2015 - Press Release

Stemco Acquires Goodyear Air Springs Business

Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, completed its previously announced acquisition of the maker of Goodyear air springs, as well as Super Cushion and Spring Ride air springs, from ContiTech, a division of Continental Corporation.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, EnPro Industries, Air Springs, Stemco

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Ease Slightly Despite Increased Cargo

Increased freight availability and falling truckload capacity was not enough to keep freight rates on the spot market from falling slightly for the week ending June 27, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Jobs Growing, Manufacturing Expanding

Private sector employment in June saw its biggest month-over-month improvement since December, the third month-over-month jump in a row.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Employment

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Security Firm Converts Armored Trucks to RNG PHEVs

Photo courtesy of North American Repower and Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, RNG, Armored Vehicles, Idle Reduction, Class 5

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

CARB Approves $373M in Clean-Vehicle Grants

The California Air Resources Board has approved $373-million in grants to bolster alternative-fuel vehicles, including fleet-eligible rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles, the board announced.

Tags: CARB, California, Zero-Emission Vehicles, State Funding, Rebates

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