August 23, 2016 - Product News
Apex Capital is now offering access to truck breakdown assistance, road service, towing and accident dispatch services through the company’s 24/7 Roadside Rescue program.
Tags: Roadside Assistance, Parts and Service, Apex Capital
August 23, 2016 - Industry News
Aftermarket parts manufacturer Stemco is strengthening the support, engineering and training capabilities of its Wheel End division through the creation of three new area manager positions, the company has announced.
Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, Stemco, Parts and Service, Wheel Ends
Truck tonnage in July hit its lowest level since October 2015, per the most recent American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.
Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
August 22, 2016 - Industry News
The price of diesel fuel increased for the first time in over 2 months after slowly falling from a high of 2.43 in mid-June, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.
Tags: Peterbilt, Bendix, Driver Assistance Systems, Suspensions, Model 579, Model 567, Hendrickson, Steer Axles
August 22, 2016 - Press Release
Dana Incorporated announced that it was recognized by Hino Motors Manufacturing, Inc. for 100% on-time delivery at the annual Hino supplier conference in July.
Tags: Hino Trucks, OTD, Dana Incorporated
Truckload linehaul rates fell again in July from the same time a year ago, marking the fifth straight month of year-over-year declines, according to latest readings from the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index.
Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
August 19, 2016 - Industry News
Net Class 8 truck orders fell once again in July, showing no signs of recovery in what is usually the weakest month for demand, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Renewable energy solutions company eNow has received a $400,000 grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to deploy its solar panel refrigeration solution in the area’s transportation networks.
Tags: Grant Funding, GHG, Solar Power, eNow, Emissions, Solar Panel, Refrigerated Trailers, California
A proposed pilot program using former military drivers would attempt to answer the question of whether 18- to 20-year-old truck drivers are as safe as those 21 and over.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Shortage, Younger Drivers
August 18, 2016 - Product News
Rob Abbott, vice president for safety policy with American Trucking Associations is joining video telematics company Lytx to lead its commercial team.
Tags: Telematics, ATA, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video
August 18, 2016 - Industry News
Silver State Truck & Trailer of Las Vegas, Nev., has signed on as an authorized service provider for Great Dane’s AdvantEdge National Parts and Service program.
Tags: Great Dane, Parts and Service, AdvantEdge
Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, with Volvo's new oil spec allowing for longer oil drain intervals.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Engine Oil, Volvo Trucks North America, PC-11
August 18, 2016 - Press Release
Commercial Internet of Things telematics provider SkyBitz has hired Carolyn Rehling as its vice president of sales for the SkyBitz Local Fleets division.
Tags: New Hire, SkyBitz, Internet of Things
The FourKites real-time load tracking platform is now available with Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Transportation Management version 6.3.0 and higher.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Asset Tracking, FourKites, Information Technology
Uber is upping its efforts to expand from the ride-sharing market to commercial freight movement by acquiring Otto, the technology startup that’s developing an aftermarket version of autonomous technology for Class 8 trucks.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto
August 17, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs says its new Critical Event Video is a fully integrated in-cab video solution that ties into the company’s Critical Event Reporting as well as into its electronic logging technology to help protect driver privacy.
Tags: Omnitracs, In-Cab Cameras, In-Vehicle Video
August 17, 2016 - Industry News
The Energy Department is announcing up to $137 million in investments for two programs designed to develop next-generation fuel-efficiency technologies in commercial and passenger vehicles, including more funding for SuperTruck II.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, SuperTruck, U.S. Energy Department, Federal Grants
American Trucking Associations named Charles White, a driver for Walmart Transportation based out of Nineveh, Ind., as the Bendix Grand Champion of the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships.
Tags: ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Awards, Walmart
Summit Holdings recently held its 4th annual Summit Truck Group Technician Rodeo, pitting the company’s top technicians against each other in a skills competition.
Tags: Competition, Technicians, Summit Truck Group, Truck Dealers
A decline in the amount of freight on the spot truckload market coupled with an increase in the number of trucks needing cargo pushed rates down across the board, according to new weekly figures from DAT Solutions that are based on its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
August 16, 2016 - Product News
Kenworth customers are getting a “last call” opportunity to order from the final production allotment of 500 T660s.
Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T660
August 16, 2016 - Industry News
The federal government released highly anticipated "Phase 2" greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules for medium and heavy-duty vehicles Tuesday, which in some ways go further than the original proposal unveiled last year.
Tags: EPA, GHG emissions, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals
TravelCenters of America has opened a TA Truck Service Facility in Lincoln, Ala., offering four truck service bays.
Tags: Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Repairs, TravelCenters of America, Truck Stops
The Lubbock, Texas-based RTS Rig Parts and More has joined the HDA Truck Pride network of independent parts and service providers.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride, Distributors, Parts and Service
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