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November 30, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Coercion Final Rule Goes into Effect Jan. 29

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

A final rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations has been published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and becomes effective on Jan. 29, 2016.

Tags: FMSCA, Driver Coercion, Regulations

November 30, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Generally Hold, Demand for Capacity Rises

Pre-Thanksgiving shipping boosted demand for vans and refrigerated capacity on the spot truckload market during the week ending Nov. 21, but it barely had a positive result on rates.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 27, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Tests 2017 Super Duty with Aftermarket Equipment

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has tested the 2017 F-Series Super Duty truck to ensure that it can perform while equipped with popular aftermarket equipment fitted to its cargo box.

Tags: Ford F-Series, Ford, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Truck Equipment

November 26, 2015 - Industry News

Michelin Launches Thank You Campaign for Drivers on Social Media

Michelin North America will mark the holiday season with a #KeepThanksMoving conversation in social and digital media that will celebrate these millions of unsung and often unseen heroes and encourage people everywhere to share their own appreciation via Twitter or Facebook.

Tags: Michelin, Social Media, Drivers

November 25, 2015 - Industry News

Waste Fleet Adds CNG Trucks to Further Emissions Goals

Photo: Republic Services

Republic Services has added 11 compressed natural gas trucks to its fleet of waste collection vehicles serving Gardena, Calif., and surrounding communities.

Tags: Republic Services, Waste Fleet, Emissions Reduction, CNG

November 25, 2015 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Still Solid Despite Ups and Downs

There were more than 33,000 net trailer orders in October, down 7% from the previous month and down 30% vs. the same month a year ago.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

November 25, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Gives Transit Connect Vans for Hunger Relief

An artist's rendering of Dare to Care's Transit Connect cargo van, Photo: Ford

Ford will donate five Transit Connect cargo vans to select organizations that provide hunger relief services. The vans will help these organizations give to those in need during the upcoming holiday season and through the rest of 2015.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Ford, Cargo Vans, Charity, Compact Cargo Vans, Salvation Army

November 25, 2015 - Industry News

DOT to Host Self-Driving Vehicle Talk with Google Expert

Chris Urmson Photo: U.S. DOT

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a talk on self-driving vehicles with the director of Google’s Self-Driving Car Program, Chris Urmson.

Tags: Google, U.S. Department of Transportation, Self-Driving Vehicles, Events

November 25, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner Dealer Group Expands in Indiana

Image: TCI

Truck Centers, Inc., which operates a network of Freightliner/Western Star/Sprinter dealerships in Illinois, Missouri, and southern Indiana, has agreed to purchase the assets of Indiana-based Hill Truck Sales, Inc.

Tags: Truck Dealers

November 24, 2015 - Industry News

Agility Fuel Systems Names New CEO

Kathleen Ligocki Photo: Agility

Natural gas fuel system manufacturer Agility Fuel Systems has named Kathleen Ligocki chief executive officer effective Dec. 3.

Tags: Natural Gas, People, Manufacturing, Agility Fuel Systems

November 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Shows 2017 Super Duty Trucks in L.A.

Photo of 2017 Ford Super Duty F-450 Platinum by Thi Dao.

Ford gave an early glimpse of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, by showing a white F-450 Platinum dual-rear-wheel pickup and F-350 King Ranch.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-450, Ford, L.A. Auto Show, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Large Pickups

November 24, 2015 - Industry News

Mostly Flat Truck Tonnage Index Posts Small Increase

American Trucking Associations seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.9% in October following a slight decrease in September.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index, Inventories

November 24, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Hits Yearly Low Heading Into Thanksgiving Week

Diesel and gasoline prices decreased across the country in the week before Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Gas Prices, Diesel Prices

November 24, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Overall Conditions Improve, Manufacturing Eases

Third-quarter GDP numbers fuel talk that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in many years – despite a disappointing report on manufacturing.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Gross Domestic Product

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Last Week to Nominate HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

The nomination period for Heavy Duty Trucking's 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators is drawing to a close, with only a week left to submit nominations.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Marangoni Opens New Dealer in Florida

Tire Service LLC in Jacksonville, Fla., is now a member of the Marangoni Tread North America family of independent retread dealers.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Launches Online Store

Trucking Moves America Forward, a trucking industry image and education movement, has opened at online store,

Tags: Image, Trucking Moves America Forward

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Toyota Transport Testing First CNG Car Hauler

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Transport, the automaker’s in-house vehicle transportation trucking company, added its first car hauler that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Tags: Toyota, Vehicle Logistics

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-650 Trucks for Steering Column

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects just 13 2016 model-year trucks built at Ohio Assembly Plant this past summer.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, 2016-MY

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

House Bill Would Advance Clean Vehicle Technologies

Rep. Debbie Dingell and Sen. Gary Peters touring Leggett and Platt Commercial Vehicle Products plant in Taylor, Mich. Photo:

A bill that would earmark funds for research and development of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies as well as create truck-specific programs within the Department of Energy has been introduced in the House.

Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Clean Vehicles

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Up from Year Ago, Intermodal Drop Continues

A measure of truckload rates moved higher in October from the same time last year, while intermodal rates continued moving lower, according to newly released figures.

Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Highway Users Rank America's Worst 50 Traffic Bottlenecks

The worst traffic bottleneck in the country is in Chicago, Ill., according to a new study by the American Highway Users Alliance -- and Los Angeles owns the next six of the top 10.

Tags: Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Congestion

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Announces Restructuring, Cost Reduction Plans

Commercial Vehicle Group announced a new president and CEO and other cost-cutting and restructuring actions.

Tags: Leadership, Commercial Vehicle Group, People

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Southern California Gas Rental Program Lets Customers Try CNG Trucks

Southern California Gas Co. is accepting applications through the end of the year in a program to provide free short-term rentals of compressed natural gas trucks to qualified customers interested in exploring the alternative fuel.

Tags: California, CNG, Rental Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

FedEx Delivering Trees for Troops

FedEx Corp. and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are joining forces again for a special delivery to America’s service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.

Tags: Military, Image, FedEx, Christmas



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