December 1, 2015 - Industry News
The House-Senate conference committee charged with writing a compromise highway bill announced completion today of the FAST Act, a "fully funded five-year plan for surface transportation reauthorization.”
Tags: Highway Bill, Congress, Elected Leaders
A closely watched gauge of activity within the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it not only declined for the fifth straight month, but also that activity contracted during November for the first time in three years, according to the nation’s supply executives.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Industrial Production, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
CarrierWeb, has launched a website dedicated to providing food haulers with information and analysis about the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, CarrierWeb
December 1, 2015 - Product News
ALK Technologies has added new map overlays to its ALK Maps mapping platform that provide visual information for better route planning and data insight.
Tags: ALK Technologies, Mapping, Routing, Big Data
Truckload and logistics provider Werner Enterprises is increasing pay for its 48-state solo-van company drivers, effective Jan. 1, 2016, the company has announced.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, Owner-Operators, Truckload, Driver Pay
November 30, 2015 - Industry News
With diesel and gasoline prices consistently falling all year, there is no sign of a permanent rebound as prices approach new lows.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
The Truckload Carriers Association's executive committee has selected John Lyboldt to be TCA's new president, effective Dec. 21, 2015, the association has announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, Truckload Carriers Association
November 30, 2015 - Product News
Hino Trucks will be offering custom color paint options for all of its conventional trucks beginning with the 2017 model year, the company has announced.
Tags: Hino, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paint
Used Class 8 truck sales were mixed in October with volumes shrinking 3% from the previous month, per the latest report from ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
November 30, 2015 - Press Release
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announced that Brian Shantz, its current general manager, Canadian Operations, has also been appointed the company’s new director, Dealer Network Development and Operations, effective immediately.
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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