August 30, 2016 - Industry News
Love’s Travel Stops has purchased the building and land south of its main corporate campus on Pennsylvania Avenue that was previously occupied by The Hertz Corporation.
Tags: New Facility, Love's
Traffic crashes took the lives of 35,092 persons in 2015, marking a 7.2% increase. The number of deaths attributed specifically to crashes involving large trucks jumped 4.1%.
Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming late-model powertrains from wrecked trucks.
Tags: Emissions, GHG, Glider Kits, EPA, Regulations, GHG Phase 2
August 30, 2016 - Product News
Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for its Model 567, 520 and 320 trucks.
Tags: Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, CNG, NOx, Emissions, CARB, Engines
Nikola Motor Company will be powering its emissions-free Class 8 trucks with hydrogen fuel cells in the U.S. and Canada, the company has announced.
Tags: Class 8, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company
CRST International has been approved for the Veteran Apprenticeship Program, offered through the Department of Labor and the Veteran’s Administration.
Tags: Recruiting, Veterans, CRST, Driver Pay
August 29, 2016 - Industry News
Diesel and gasoline prices were up over the past week compared to the week before, according to weekly figures from the Department of Energy, but still lower than they were a year ago.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has acquired online auctioneer IronPlanet of Pleasanton, Calif., for $758.5 million, the company announced.
Tags: Ritchie Bros. Auctions, Mergers & Acquisitions, IronPlanet, Used Trucks, Auctions
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says truck and bus tire manufacturers in China are dumping tires in the U.S. at less than fair market value, and those tires should be subject to tariffs of at least 20%. The tariffs are retroactive.
Tags: China, Truck Tires, Tariffs, U.S. Department of Commerce
“By following each manual’s quality PMI program, fleets are provided a road map to follow for maximum return on assets and optimal component life of major vehicle systems,” said Carl Kirk, TMC executive director and an ATA vice president.
Tags: CSA, TMC, Continuing Education, TMC SuperTech, Preventive Maintenance, Technician Training
The initiative includes a new sales director, and will extend the builder's lineup of products to trailer dealers throughout North America.
Tags: Intermodal, Containers, Intermodal Chassis, CIMC
The comprehensive training tool, which can be accessed from any Internet-connected device, educates users about Luber-finer filters, the filters’ competitive advantages and describes the science behind filtration technologies.
Tags: Training, Continuing Education, Filtration, Online Training, Luber-finer
August 29, 2016 - Press Release
Orange EV announced that California fleets can save at least $95,000 per truck on the purchase of brand new T-Series pure electric terminal trucks with the extended-duty battery pack.
Tags: Fleet Incentives, California Fleets, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks
MiX Telematics has added free feature to its MiX Fleet Manager solution called MiX Insight Agility that creates a data cube that’s accessible via Microsoft Excel and automatically updated with fresh fleet data, the telematics provider has announced.
Tags: Reporting, MiX Telematics, MiX Fleet Manager, MiX Insight Agility, Microsoft Excel
Great Western Leasing and Sales announced the addition of Transcraft and Benson platform trailers at its dealership in Houston, Texas.
Tags: Wabash National, Flatbed Trailers, Benson, Transcraft
August 26, 2016 - Industry News
Loves Travel Stops has donated $25,000 to the Salvation Army to help with relief efforts in Louisiana after severe flooding devastated the region.
Tags: Flooding, Louisiana, Love's Travel Stops
International Truck is now offering the Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package, a 4-year, unlimited-mile coverage term on certain models of its DuraStar medium-duty truck.
Tags: Cummins, International, Warranty, DuraStar, Powertrain, Medium-Duty Trucks
Rickard Lundberg has been appointed vice president and general manager for Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations effective Oct. 1
Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks, People, Manufacturing
One20 is a new membership-based service that aims to help improve truck drivers’ lives on the road with the help of an app that delivers everything from product discounts and point-of-interest information to health coaching and electronic logs — for free.
Tags: Information Technology, ELDs, Tablets, Mobile Apps, One20
New Transportation Department figures show June marked the 18th consecutive month the total value of U.S. freight movements with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico declined from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads
Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, Regulations
August 25, 2016 - Press Release
TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands and Minit Mart convenience stores, is expanding its relationship with U.S. Bank by accepting a new single Voyager Fleet Card at its truck stop and convenience store locations.
Tags: Fuel Cards, U.S. Bank, TravelCenters of America, Convenience Stores
August 25, 2016 - Product News
Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.
Tags: Rastrac, Magellan, ELDs, Hours of Service, Vehicle Tracking, Mapping
August 25, 2016 - Industry News
Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall, according to an ACT Research report.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International Trucks medium- and heavy-duty models.
Tags: Navistar, Bendix, International Trucks, Brakes, Wheel Ends
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