September 2, 2015 - Product News
BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires has introduced an extended warranty for its commercial truck tires and casings, effective on claims filed on or after Sept. 1, 2015.
Tags: Warranty, Tires, Extended Warranty, BFGoodrich
September 2, 2015 - Industry News
Shell has refreshed its WhatisPC-11.com website with updated information about the upcoming diesel engine oil specifications.
Tags: OIl, Shell Rotella, PC-11
The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
Two weeks have been added to the period in which comments on the proposed Phase 2 round of federal GHG rules for commercial vehicles will be accepted.
Tags: GHG, EPA, NHTSA
Double Coin Holdings plans to expand its truck tire manufacturing facility in Rugao, China, by adding a low-rolling resistance truck line that will produce an additional 1.5 million truck and bus radial tires a year.
Tags: China, Double Coin, Tires, Manufacturing, CMA
Daimler Trucks North America has committed to investing $18 million to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras, Ore.
Tags: Vehicle Testing, Oregon, Daimler Trucks North America
Rates on the spot freight market keep moving slowly downward as the amount of freight to haul edged just slightly higher by 0.1% overall over the past week.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Eaton announced that Pavan Pattada has been named president, Vehicle Group, North America, effective Sept. 1.
Tags: Eaton, Leadership, People
Navistar International Corp. on Wednesday reported its financial losses widened during its fiscal third to $28 million, or a loss of 34 cents per diluted share.
Tags: Navistar, Earnings, International Trucks
September 1, 2015 - Industry News
Women In Trucking has announced the winners of the association’s "I Heart Trucking" photo contest which ran from June 23-24.
Tags: Contest, Photo, Awards, Women in Trucking
Westport Innovations and Fuel Systems Solutions have entered into a merger agreement to create a new alternative fuel vehicle and engine company.
Tags: Fuel Systems Solutions Inc., Mergers & Acquisitions, Westport Innovations
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.
Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Philadelphia, New York City
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is welcoming back Laura O’Neill-Kaumo to its Washington D.C. office as director of government affairs and counsel.
Tags: OOIDA, People, Owner-Operators
IKEA Distribution Services North America and third-party logistics company National Retail Systems have launched a zero-emissions electric drayage operation in Los Angeles.
Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, National Retail Systems, IKEA, Drayage
California has handed out 2,000 vouchers to fleets to fund hybrid and battery-electric zero-emission trucks and buses under a grant program overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the board has announced.
Tags: CARB, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vouchers, State Grants
Werner Enterprises announced it will groom President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers for an even larger role in the company, setting the stage for a non-family member to potentially take the helm for the first time since it was founded by C.L. Werner in 1956.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, People, Leadership
August 31, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the 14th straight week, but crude oil futures spiked on word that OPEC member countries were concerned about low oil prices.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Element Financial Corp. has closed its acquisition of GE Capital's U.S. fleet business and will now turn its attention toward integrating the two entities, the Toronto-based company announced Aug. 31.
Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management
International Truck announced it plans to offer “over-the-air” reprogramming of engine control modules for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 diesels.
Tags: Navistar, International Truck, Diesel Engines, Wi-Fi, Engine Control Systems
TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Houston, the fueling infrastructure developer announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that its annual Operation Safe Driver Week will take place the week of Oct. 18-24.
Tags: Citation, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA
August 31, 2015 - Product News
Eaton has extended the warranty coverage on the company’s aftermarket Advantage Series and EverTough clutches with the purchase of a Genuine Eaton Clutch Installation Kit.
Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket Parts, Transmissions, Extended Warranty, Clutches
Lockheed Martin has reached an investment agreement with Peloton Technology to accelerate the development and deployment of the company's truck-platooning technology.
Tags: Investment, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology
A high percentage of fleet operators recently surveyed by the California clean transportation consortium CALSTART generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, reported Natural Gas Intelligence.
Tags: Trucks, California, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, NHTSA
August 28, 2015 - Product News
Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.
Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Regenerative Braking
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