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February 23, 2018 - Industry News

Pressure Systems International's Musgrave Named to MEMA Board of Directors

Tim Musgrave, president and CEO of Pressure Systems International, has been named to the board of directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association for a two-year term.

Tags: Leadership, MEMA, HDMA, People, P.S.I.

February 23, 2018 - Industry News

First Kenworth Dealership Opens in Hawaii

The first Kenworth dealership has opened  in Hawaii, allowing customers in the Aloha State to purchase KWs without going through stateside dealers. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Hawaii has opened a 14,500 square foot dealership in Kailua-Kona, allowing customers on the Hawaiian Islands to purchase Kenworth trucks without going through stateside dealers.

Tags: Kenworth, New Facility, Hawaii, Dealership, Truck Dealers

February 23, 2018 - Global News

Chinese Automaker Geely Buys Substantial Stake in Daimler

Photo: Daimler AG

Chinese auto manufacturer Geely Holding has purchased a $9 billion stake in Daimler AG, making it the largest investor in the German automaker, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Tags: China, Investment, Daimler, Geely, Global

February 23, 2018 - Press Release

Geotab Surpasses 1M Subscribers

Graphic courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab has surpassed 1 million subscribers, which makes it one of the fastest growing global telematics providers. After launching its solution in 2006, Geotab has seen an average of 116% annual subscriber growth over the last 10 years, according to the company.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Internet of Things, Milestones

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

UPS and Workhorse to Collaborate on Electric Delivery Vehicles

UPS and Workhorse are collaborating to deploy 50 electric delivery vans. UPS ordered 125 hybrid delivery vans from Workhorse in 2016 as well (pictured). Photo: UPS

UPS has announced plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks designed from the ground up as part of a collaboration with Workhorse Group.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Electric Trucks

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

ATA Initiative Highlights the Costs of Crumbling Infrastructure

Deteriorating roads and bridges exact a heavy price on the motoring public and ATA is highlighting them in a new campaign.

The American Trucking Associations has launched a new initiative that highlights the nation’s infrastructure needs by demonstrating the extreme costs of traffic congestion and road disrepair.

Tags: ATA, Highway Funding, Politics, Infrastructure Funding, Congestion

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Editors Named Finalists for 4 Neal Awards

Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have been named finalists in four categories for the 64th Jesse H. Neal Awards, recognizing excellence in business journalism.

Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

Tennessee Tech Disavows Maligned Glider Kit Study Pending Review

Tennessee Tech's president has sent a letter to the EPA urging that it not to use the university's glider kit environmental impact study pending an investigation into the validy of its results. Photo: Tom Berg

Tennessee Tech's president has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging that it not use the university's glider kit environmental impact study pending an investigation into the validity of its results.

Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Glider Kits, GHG Phase 2

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

Omnitracs Taps Former BNSF Logistics President as CEO

Ray Greer

Omnitracs has appointed industry veteran Ray Greer its chief executive officer; he takes over for John Graham, who served as CEO since 2013.

Tags: Leadership, People, Omnitracs, Telematics, C-Suite, New Hire, BNSF

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

Snider Fleet Solutions Add TruckSeries Diagnostics

Snider Fleet Solutions, a fleet management services provider, has added Mitchell 1 diagnostic and repair capabilities to its more than 80 locations throughout the South and Midwest.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mitchell 1, Snider Fleet Solutions

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Market Van, Reefer Rates Cool as Flatbeds Rise Again

National average spot van and refrigerated truckload rates fell during the week ending Feb. 17 but remain well ahead of last year’s levels, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

ATA Offering Members a Cybercrime Reporting Tool

ATA is offering a new service to its members to help protect fleets from cyberattacks called Fleet CyWatch.

The American Trucking Associations has launched the Fleet CyWatch service for reporting cybercrimes that affect fleet operations.

Tags: ATA, Information Technology, Technology & Maintenance Council, Cybersecurity, Cyberattacks

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Paragon Enhances Routing, Scheduling Software

Photo courtesy of Paragon

The update seeks to make it easier for U.S. fleet managers to adapt to the trend toward electric, natural-gas, and hybrid-powered delivery vehicles.

Tags: Sustainability, Fleet Management Software, Paragon Software Systems, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Routing, Telematics

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

New Man to Man Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking Demand

One of the banners in the Man to Man anti-human-trafficking campaign from American Trucking Associations and Truckers Against Trafficking.

The new Man to Man anti-human trafficking campaign, spearheaded by the American Trucking Associations and Truckers Against Trafficking, aims to address the demand for sexual services that drives human trafficking.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Human Trafficking, Truckers Against Trafficking

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Real-World Truck Platooning Test with Real Truck Drivers

A customer of MAN Truck & Bus will be testing platooned trucks in revenue runs this year on the A9 highway that runs between Munich and Nuremberg in Germany. Photo: MAN Truck & Bus

Aiming to see if trucks digitally connected on the highway as platoons are ready to roll in the real world, German OEM MAN Truck & Bus has placed a number of units with a customer for months of evaluation in revenue service.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Germany, Global, Truck Platooning, MAN Trucks

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Taps Former Amazon Exec to Lead Transformation

Ryan Rogers officially took over the role of chief transformation officer for Covenant Transport in January. Photo courtesy of Covenant

A Chattanooga, Tenn., native, Ryan Rogers also serves as a mentor for local transportation and logistics incubator Dynamo.

Tags: Covenant Transport, Amazon, People

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Omnitracs to Host Women in Trucking Virtual Roundtable

Logo courtesy of Women in Trucking

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, experts from across the transportation industry will come together for a virtual roundtable to address the most significant issues impacting women in the trucking industry.

Tags: Women in Trucking, Roundtable, International Womens Day

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Clean Energy, Harbor Trucking Association Partner for Cleaner-Burning Port Trucks

Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, above, as the latest part of the Clean Air Action Plan is adopted. Photo via Dave Proffer/Wikimedia

As part of this partnership, Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs to HTA members and aid help company fleets and individual owner-operators write grants for funding of clean vehicles.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Procurement, Clean Energy Fuels, Alternative Fuels, Clean Air Action Plan, Drayage, Harbor Trucking Association, Ports

February 21, 2018 - Global News

Daimler Testing Heavy-Duty Electric Actros Truck

Daimler has begun fleet-testing its Mercedes-Benz eActros fully electric heavy-duty truck as it nears full production, planned to begin in 2021. Photo: Daimler AG

A battery-electric heavy-duty hauler fitted with the Mercedes-Benz three-point star may be on the market in just three years.

Tags: Daimler, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Actros

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing at 40-Month High, Existing Home Sales Slip Again

A preliminary report about the U.S. manufacturing sector for this month showed business conditions continue improving, hitting a 40-month high, while a separate one on existing home sales revealed a decline for the second straight month amid higher prices and a supply shortage.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Strong Economy Boosts Truck Tonnage Index 2% in January

The Truck Tonnage Index gained 2% in Jan. 2018. Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2% in January, reflecting strong economic conditions in a traditionally soft month.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Goodyear Highlights Deeds of Highway Hero Finalists

Last year's Highway Hero winner, driver David Webb of Billings, Mont., recieving his award at MATS. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named the finalists for its 35th annual Highway Hero Award, recognizing truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Tags: Goodyear, Truck Drivers, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates at or Near Record Highs

Measures of truckload line haul rates and intermodal rates showed continued increases in January, according to newly released figures from one freight payment processor.

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Transmission Gear Display

Photo of Peterbilt 567 courtesy of Paccar.

Paccar Inc. is recalling approximately 1,938 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks as well as Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with a right-hand stalk shifter because the transmission gear display may display incorrectly.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Transmissions

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Controversial Glider Kit Environmental Study Comes Under Fire

A study that played a key role in a recent EPA proposal to roll back glider kit restrictions has come under fire by the faculty of the Tennessee unversity that conducted it. Photo: Tom Berg

A controversial study commissioned by Fitzgerald Glider Kits that played a key role in a recent EPA proposal to rollback glider kit restrictions has come under fire by the faculty of the Tennessee university that conducted it.

Tags: Regulations, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Glider Kits, OEMs, GHG Phase 2

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