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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 courtesy of 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

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Stemco Names VP/General Manager of Suspension Products

Following its acquisition of Goodyear's air springs business, Stemco named Donnie Wells vice president and general manager of Stemco Suspension Products.

Tags: People, Stemco

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Two More Weeks for Congress to Work on Highway Bill

HDT file photo

Congress has another two weeks to work on finishing up a highway bill, as President Obama Friday signed a bill extending federal transportation funding through Dec. 4. It was due to expire Friday night.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks to Bring New Detroit Medium-Duty Engine Line to U.S.

“Our investment is a tangible example of how we maximize the use of our global platforms optimized for regional markets,” said Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler AG Board of Management member responsible for trucks and buses. Photo: David Cullen

Daimler Trucks Friday announced a $375 million investment to enable production of the new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines at Detroit’s Redford, Mich., plant, and officially launched production of the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Transmissions, Engines, Detroit, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12, Detroit DD5

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Exceed Expectations Again in October

Refrigerated trailer orders were "spectacular" in October, says FTR. File photo courtesy Carrier Transicold.

While trailer orders in October were down month over month and year over year, they still beat expectations thanks to "spectacular" refrigerated van orders, according to industry research and analysis firm FTR.

Tags: Trailers, FTR

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Ohio Trucking Company

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Jefferson, Ohio-based Garfield Trucking LLC to immediately cease operations, saying it's an imminent hazard to public safety.

Tags: FMCSA, Imminent Hazard



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