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June 5, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet and GMC Trucks Offer Fleets a Menu of Options

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Because every fleet has different demands, they need truck options that will fit their every need. Chevrolet and GMC give fleets flexibility when choosing a truck.

Tags: General Motors, Upfits, Chevrolet, GMC

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July 25, 2017 - Product News

J.J. Kane Sets Record Online Auction Record on Proxibid

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J.J. Kane Auctioneers’ timed, online only auction of power line, utility, and construction fleet equipment has surpassed previous such online sales records on Proxibid. The auction topped $4.1 million with nearly 850 online bidders participating.

Tags: Online Auctions, Auctions, J.J. Kane, Heavy Equipment

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

Paper Transport Safety Director Wins HDT's Safety & Compliance Award

Rich Wilson (left), Omnitracs' senior sales manager; Ken Marvenko, director of safety and driver development at Paper Transport, with his Safety and Compliance Award; and Stephane Babcock, managing editor of Heavy Duty Trucking at the Fleet Safety Conference. Photo: Andy Lundin

Paper Transport’s director of safety and driver development, Ken Marvenko, was awarded Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2017 Safety & Compliance award during a ceremony on July 25 at the Fleet Safety Conference.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Safety

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Driver Charged in Fatal Human Smuggling Operation

A truck driver has been charged for his alleged part in a fatal incident involving a trailer filled with illegal immigrants that was discovered in the parking lot of a Walmart in San Antonio.

Tags: Mexico, Texas, Crime & Fraud, Human Trafficking, Immigration

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Debates Driver-Assistance Technologies

HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park addresses the panel at the NSC and NTSB's roundtable discussion on ADAS. Photo: Stephane Babcock

The National Safety Council and The National Transportation Safety Board hosted a roundtable discussion prior to this week's Fleet Safety Conference about the future of advanced driver assistance systems in trucking.

Tags: NSC, NTSB, Collision Avoidance Technology, Fleet Safety Conference, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

Paccar Reports ‘Strong’ Q2 Revenues and Profits

Paccar, parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, has announced that for the second quarter of 2017, it achieved net sales and financial services revenues of $4.70 billion-- compared to $4.41 billion in the same period a year ago.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, Global, DAF

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

Former Pilot Flying J Execs Take Plea Bargain in Fuel Skimming Scandal

Pilot Flying J paid $85 million to settle with customers affected by a fuel rebate scandal and an additional $92 million in fines. Photo: TruckingInfo.com

Four former Pilot Flying J executives accused in a diesel fuel rebate scandal have agreed to cooperate with federal investigators.

Tags: Fleet Fuel Cards, Fuel Management, Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

TMAF Holds Online Poll to Name New Mascot

TMAF is holding an online vote to determine the name of its mascot. Photo: TMAF

Advocacy group Trucking Moves America Forward has narrowed thousands of submissions down to five finalists, with the winner to be announced next month.

Tags: Trucking Moves America Forward, Public Relations, Industry Events

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Werner Rises 27%

Trucking and logistics provider Werner Enterprises has reported that its earnings climbed 27% for the second quarter, compared to the same period a year ago.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Earnings

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

V3 Matches Driver’s Donation to St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

Robert Burton with the Expediter of the Year award. Photo: V3 Transportation

V3 Transportation has announced that it will make a donation to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund in honor of Robert Burton, an owner-operator with V3 who won Expediter of the Year at the Expedite Expo.

Tags: Awards, St. Christopher Fund, Donations, Owner Operators, Expedited Carriers

July 24, 2017 - Product News

ALK’s CoPilot Truck Navigation Joins Geotab Marketplace

Photo via ALK

Geotab has announced that ALK’s CoPilot Truck navigation is now available on the Geotab Marketplace.

Tags: ALK Technologies, Fleet Management Software, Geotab, Navigation

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

'LEAD ATA' Class Attending Key Congressional Meetings

The American Trucking Associations welcomed the 2016-17 class of LEAD ATA to the nation’s capital for a round of key congressional meetings.

Tags: Legislation, ATA, Leadership, U.S. Congress

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Utility Starts Drone Pilot Program

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The pilot program will cost $35,000 and is expected to take about a week to complete. Video from the drone will be analyzed to identify loose connections, leaking oil, rust and deterioration, and any hot spots.

Tags: Pilot Program, Utility Fleets, Drones

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth: Vocational Truck Market to Stay Strong Through End of 2017

Photo:Jim Park.

The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, according to Kenworth. And going into the second half of the year, the OEM sees the underlying economic fundamentals as equally promising.

Tags: Kenworth, Truck Sales, Truck Orders, Vocational Trucks

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Driving Dynamics Acquires Element's CTS Training Unit

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Driving Dynamics has acquired the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) from Element Fleet Management in a deal that will expand its own fleet driver training and preserve the fleet management company's safety offering to its own clients, Driving Dynamics has announced.

Tags: Driving Dynamics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Element Fleet Management, Drivers, Driver Training, CDL, New Hire, C-Suite, Fleet Management Companies

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Speed-Limiter Rule Stalls in Trump’s Washington

Photo: FMCSA

The drive to mandate speed-limiters on trucks has sputtered out— at least for now— courtesy of the Trump administration's push to cut federal regulations

Tags: Speed Limiter, NHTSA, President Trump, FMCSA

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Reaches Out to Truckers in Need

All proceeds from TravelCenters of America SCF drive go directly to help trucks suffering from financial troubles brougtht on by medical costs. Photo: Truckinginfo.com

The campaign for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, a nonprofit that helps truck drivers suffering financial hardship due to medical problems, kicks off Aug. 1 and runs through August 31.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Driver Health, TravelCenters of America, Healthcare Costs

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

TRALA Awards Vo-Tech Scholarships

Photo: Paccar Parts

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has announced the latest recipients of its Industry Scholarship Program.

Tags: TRALA, Technicians, Vo-Tech

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

Engineers Eye Adaptive Cruise Control as Platooning Enabler

A new study found that adaptive cruise control systems can help maintian mobility, safety, driver comfort, and fuel consumption in platooning operations. Photo: Peloton

According to a new research paper published by the Transportation Research Board, adaptive cruise control has proven to be the best method of maintaining longitudinal vehicle control in platooning applications.

Tags: Vehicle Platooning, Truck Platooning, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

Double Coin Opens New Tire Plant

Photo: Double Coin/CMA

Double Coin and CMA has opened a new manufacturing facility in Thailand that will produce truck, bus, industrial, and off-road tires for the North American market.

Tags: Tires, Double Coin, Global

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

FleetPride Expands with New Orleans Location

FleetPride employees celebrate the opening of the company&#39;s first New Orleans branch.<br />Photo: FleetPride

The new FleetPride New Orleans branch is located at 6500 Powell Street. An official grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, September 14.

Tags: Maintenance, Fleet Management, FleetPride

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

Marten Transport Pushes Second Quarter Profit Higher

Marten Transport Ltd. on July 20 reported its second quarter net income increased 7.2% from a year earlier to $9.1 million, or 17 cents per share, which is 2 cents better than analysts' expectations.

Tags: Marten Transport, Fleet Earnings

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

GCR Tire & Service Appoints Hoeft COO

Steve Hoeft joins GCR Tires &amp;amp; Service as COO. Photo: GCR Tire &amp;amp; Service

GCR Tire & Service's new COO Steve Hoeft will lead the operations function of GCR, driving standardization, process improvement and systems leadership across more than 200 GCR store locations in North America.

Tags: People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, GCR Tires & Service, Tires

July 20, 2017 - Product News

Federal-Mogul Boosts Air Disc Brake Production Capacity

Abex ADBHD1369 also comes with a complete installation hardware kit and meets global ISO performance and wear standards.<br />Photo: Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul's Abex ADBHD1369 air disc brake pads will now be produced at an ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified manufacturing facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.

Tags: Maintenance, Air Brakes, Brake Parts, Safety, Air Disc Brakes

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

Childersburg Truck Service Joins Power Heavy Duty

Image: Power Heavy Duty

Heavy-duty distributor Childersburg Truck Service has joined the Power Heavy Duty buying group.

Tags: Aftermarket, Parts and Service

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Lobby Submits Wish List for NAFTA Talks

Image: Global Affairs Canada

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has officially submitted comments on cross-border trade to Global Affairs Canada, as governments prepare to renegotiate aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Tags: Canada, NAFTA, Canadian Trucking Alliance

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