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July 29, 2015 - Industry News

13 Corporations Agree to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Photo courtesy of UPS.

Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.

Tags: UPS, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, White House, President Obama, Emissions Reduction, Carbon Footprint, Alternative Fuels

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Agility Fuel Systems CEO Leaves for GM

Barry Engle Photo: Agility Fuel Systems

Agility has initiated a CEO search process after Barry Engle announced that he will be leaving his role for a position at General Motors.

Tags: Leadership, People, Agility Fuel Systems

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Continue Downward, Seasonal Trend

Seasonal trends continued to push spot market freight rates and availability lower for the week ending July 25, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions, the operator of the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Opens CNG Maintenance-Capable Alabama Facility

Photo courtesy of Penske Truck Leasing.

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster, Ala., that offers maintenance for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, among other services.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alabama, Penske Truck Leasing, CNG

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

House, Senate to Move on Short-Term Highway Bill

It looks like Congress is going to kick the can down the road again when it comes to highway funding after what looked like a game of "chicken" in recent days.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Congress

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Outlines Zonar Role in Aftermarket Strategy

DTNA's Friedrich Baumann: "Our goal is to elevate what we have already done" in the aftermarket. Photo: Daimler

A key element of DTNA’s aftermarket strategy is greater collaboration with Zonar Systems, the technology firm that it acquired a minority stake in late last month as part of a long-term strategic partnership.

Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America

July 29, 2015 - Product News

Eaton Beefs Up Aftermarket Offerings for Transmission Rebuilders

Eaton is introducing the Rebuilder Bulk Pack line of transmission components with several new Fuller transmission parts for rebuilders.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket Parts, Transmissions

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Roadrunner Acquires Stagecoach For Cross-Border Services

Roadrunner Transportation Systems has acquired Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution to help it expand its cross-border business into Mexico.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

TMAF Offers Trailer Wraps to Support Trucking

Examples of TMAF Decals. Courtesy of Trucking Moves America Forward

Trucking Moves America Forward is offering trailer wraps as a way to promote the industry image and education program.

Tags: Community Outreach, Trucking Moves America Forward, Vehicle Wraps, Image

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Forms Transportation and Construction Solutions Segment

Alcoa is incorporating its Wheel & Transportation Products and Alcoa Building & Construction Systems units into a single new business segment called Transportation and Construction Solutions.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Cat Trucks to Initially Continue as Built by Navistar

Navistar-made CT13 diesel will remain the standard engine in Cat Trucks, as will the cab and chassis adapted from the International PayStar. Photo: Tom Berg

UPDATED -- What's next for Caterpillar and Navistar vocational trucks, now that Caterpillar's ending its Cat Truck assembly agreement with Navistar? Spokesmen from both companies talk to Truckinginfo.com.

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks, Cat Truck, Dump Trucks

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Drops, Service Sector Rebounding

UPDATED -- Economic Watch: Consumers are not feeling quite as rosy about the U.S. economy, while a separate report shows a rebound in economic conditions for the U.S. services sector.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Non-Manufacturing

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Second Quarter Profit Skyrockets

Trucking and parcel delivery giant UPS reported a huge increase in its second quarter profit – 170% – despite a slight drop in revenue.

Tags: Economy, UPS, UPS Freight, Fleet Earnings

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Cat to Split with Navistar, Build Own Vocational Trucks

CT680, introduced earlier this year, is the third version in the Cat Truck series. Photo by Tom Berg

Navistar says it will "leverage joint technology" to produce its own premium vocational trucks.

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Cat Truck, International PayStar, Vocational Trucks, Dump Trucks

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Profit Increases 6%, Paccar Jumps 40%

Truck engine manufacturer Cummins increased both second quarter revenue and net income, while truck and engine maker Paccar reported record quarterly net income.

Tags: Economy, Cummins, Earnings, Paccar, Peterbilt, Kenworth

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton Dual-Clutch Transmission Coming to DuraStar

Image via Eaton

The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks in late 2015.

Tags: Dual-Clutch, International, Navistar, International DuraStar, Automated Manual Transmissions

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

House Won't Consider Senate Highway Bill

Barbara Boxer: "if we have a bill, we're sending it."

UPDATED: An issue unrelated to transportation may keep the House from taking up the Senate's six-year highway bill. The clock is ticking as funds run out midnight Friday and the House is leaving for August recess.

Tags: Legislation, Highway Funding, U.S. Congress

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

Swift Profit Jumps More Than 20%

Truckload giant Swift Transportation increased its second quarter profit by more than 20% from a year ago despite an overall downturn in revenue.

Tags: Economy, Swift Transportation, Fleet Earnings, Truckload

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

CCTA Renamed Western States Trucking Association

The California Construction Trucking Association has been renamed the Western States Trucking Association in a move to better represent its more diverse membership.

Tags: Associations, California Construction Trucking Association, California, Western States Trucking Association

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Up 6%

The number of used Class 8 trucks sold rose by 6% to 2,643 units in June, according to a report from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Forecasts Growth in Freight Volumes

The forecast predicts growth for intermodal.

Freight volumes are projected to grow nearly 29% over the next 11 years, according to a report released by American Trucking Associations.

Tags: ATA, Forecast, Intermodal, Freight

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

TruckPro Acquires Power Train Service

TruckPro has completed the purchase of Power Train Service, a provider of heavy-duty aftermarket truck parts, fleet maintenance, remanufacturing, and mobile repair services.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions, TruckPro, Parts and Service, Remanufacturing

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Increases Second Quarter Profit

Truck component manufacturer Accuride achieved record profitability in the second quarter of the year and a big improvement from the first quarter.

Tags: Economy, Accuride, Earnings, Wheels

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Rebound, Still Down for 2015

New orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods rebounded in June following two straight monthly drops, while business investment also turned around, according to the Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing

July 26, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Highway Bill Dodges Potholes

Long weekend leads into a long week for highway bill on Capitol Hill Photo: David Cullen

As of late Sunday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had managed to steer the multi-year highway bill introduced last week beyond some legislative potholes that had threatened to slow the process of getting the measure to the House for consideration.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund

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