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October 5, 2015 - Press Release

TruStar Opens CNG Station for Conn. Refuse Company

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

TruStar Energy has opened a large, time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station designed and built for privately held refuse hauler All Waste, Inc. in Hartford, Conn., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Connecticut, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Rail Freight Weakens As Intermodal Grows

Photo: BNSF

While a lot of rail freight is not growing rail intermodal is growing according to an analyst at ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Dealers Focus on Uptime in ACT Seminar Panel

In spite of all the changes that have occurred in the trucking industry, “fleets still want local support to keep trucks running,” according to Jim Maddox, dealer principal at Tri State Trucks. What are dealers doing about it?

Tags: Dealers, Downtime

October 4, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Quality, Fuel Efficiency to Drive Strong Orders into 2016

Model year 2017 Cascadia Evolution trucks spec’d with DT12 automated transmissions will see 7.15 mpg, Freightliner says.

“We do not think economic conditions have to be amazing to have a good trucking industry," said a Freightliner executive, predicting strong truck orders into 2016.

Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Lou Holtz to Keynote Vipar Heavy Duty Event

Lou Holtz Photo courtesy of Vipar Heavy Duty

Former NCAA football coach and ESPN analyst Lou Holtz will serve as the keynote speaker for the Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference scheduled for Oc. 18 -23, 2015.

Tags: Conference, Aftermarket Parts, Keynote Speech, Vipar Heavy Duty, Events

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Florida CDL Scammer Pleads Guilty

Ellariy Medvednik pleaded guilty to her role in a Florida CDL fraud scheme that may have illegally obtained licences for as many as 600 people.

Tags: Florida, CDL, Crime & Fraud

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

C.R. England Names Dedicated Division Head

Freimuth Photo via C.R. England

C.R England has announced the hiring of industry veteran Kirk Freimuth as president of the company’s dedicated division.

Tags: Leadership, C.R. England, People, Truckload

October 2, 2015 - Press Release

Waste Management Opens CNG Facility in Louisiana

Photo courtesy of Waste Management.

Waste Management has opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet facility in Walker, La., the company announced. The new CNG facility will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area.

Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Louisiana, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employment, Manufacturing Disappoint; Construction Skyrockets

Despite a booming construction sector, the latest reports on jobs and manufacturing have some concerned that the U.S. economy is losing some of its steam.

Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Construction Spending, Employment, Factory Shipments

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Takes the Next Step Toward Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks testing the first series-production autonomous truck on public roads. Photo: Daimler

In Germany Friday, Daimler Trucks is operating what it says is the first series-production truck to operate on an automated basis on the highway.

Tags: Daimler AG, Future Trucks, Autonomous Drive, Autonomous Vehicles

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Orange EV Expands Operations

Photo courtesy of Orange EV.

Orange EV will expand its operations to meet growing demand for its electric vehicles, the terminal truck manufacturer announced.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Orange EV

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

International to Couple Allison TC10 With Cummins ISX15

Photo: Tom Berg

International Truck will be offering the Allison TC10 automatic transmission coupled with the Cummins ISX15 on its International ProStar Model. The combination will be available for order by Dec. 2015.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Allison Transmission, ProStar, Cummins ISX15, Automatic Transmissions

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Demand May Be Slower Through 2016

After a strong end to 2014 and early 2015, the truck market has softened. With several unknown factors like regulations and fluctuating economic conditions, it looks like this trend may continue for a while.

Tags: Economy, Regulations, ACT Research, Truck Orders

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Ends Restart Study Data Collection

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Gains Truckload Van Assets in an Acquisition

Photo via Tango Transport

One of Celadon Groups subsidiaries has purchased select assets of the truckload business of Tango Transport, a Louisiana-based carrier.

Tags: Celadon, Mergers & Acquisitions, Truckload

October 1, 2015 - Product News

Marangoni Adds Atlanta-Area J&R Tire as a Dealer Member

Commercial tread company, Marangoni Tread North America has brought in J&R Tire as a member of the company’s family of independent dealers.

Tags: Tires, Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

Omnitracs Details New Brand Identity and Changes

Omnitracs' new logo and tagline.

Omnitracs has unified its specialized business units under a single name, message and creative architecture as part of an overall revamp of the company’s brand identity.

Tags: Telematics, Omnitracs, Branding

October 1, 2015 - Product News

AT&T Offers Global Container Tracking

AT&T is offering customized asset tracking for businesses to manage shipping containers that makes use of the company’s global network.

Tags: AT&T, Cargo Management, Asset Tracking

September 30, 2015 - Product News

Stemco Changes Brake Drum Color to Counter Fakes

Stemco has switched its Genuine CentriFuse brake drum product line to a new blue color to distinguish the products from fake overseas copies.

Tags: Brake Drum, Counterfeit Goods, Stemco

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Unexpected Braking

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall, covering 33,481 pickups in the U.S., will address a potential braking problem tied to the adaptive cruise control radar.

Tags: Ford F-150, Active Safety Systems, Recalls, Collision Avoidance Technology, Ford, Automatic Braking, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2015-MY, Large Pickups

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Mexican Distributor Joins Vipar Heavy Duty Network

Mexican company Distribuidora Aresco has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder, Vipar announced.

Tags: Mexico, Aftermarket Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Distributors

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Details Medium-Duty Deal with GM

The jointly engineered Class 4/5 trucks will be built in Navistar's Springfield, OH, assembly plant, starting in 2018. Photo: Dept. of Labor

The Class 4/5 trucks that will be jointly developed by Navistar and General Motors will provide opportunities for both OEMs “to gain share in markets that we have not participated in for a number of years,” said Navistar's Bill Kozek.

Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Remain Stuck

Freight rates on the spot market continue in their holding pattern, moving up little from one week to the next, according to the freight-matching service DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

GM, Navistar Collaborate on Class 4/5 Trucks

The Chevrolet Kodiak (and similar GMC TopKick) was produced from 1980 to 2009. Photo by Ildar Sagdejev, licensed under GFDL via Commons

General Motors is back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with a just-announced long-term agreement with Navistar.

Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, General Motors, Class 5

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: September Job Additions Total 200,000

Monthly additions in total nonfarm private employment.

Private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from August to September, according to a new report from the payroll processor ADP, but manufacturing lost jobs.

Tags: Economy, Employment



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