October 2, 2015 - Industry News
Ellariy Medvednik pleaded guilty to her role in a Florida CDL fraud scheme that may have illegally obtained licences for as many as 600 people.
Tags: Florida, CDL, Crime & Fraud
C.R England has announced the hiring of industry veteran Kirk Freimuth as president of the company’s dedicated division.
Tags: Leadership, C.R. England, People, Truckload
October 2, 2015 - Press Release
Waste Management has opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet facility in Walker, La., the company announced. The new CNG facility will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area.
Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Louisiana, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
Despite a booming construction sector, the latest reports on jobs and manufacturing have some concerned that the U.S. economy is losing some of its steam.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Construction Spending, Employment, Factory Shipments
In Germany Friday, Daimler Trucks is operating what it says is the first series-production truck to operate on an automated basis on the highway.
Tags: Daimler AG, Future Trucks, Autonomous Drive, Autonomous Vehicles
Orange EV will expand its operations to meet growing demand for its electric vehicles, the terminal truck manufacturer announced.
Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Orange EV
October 1, 2015 - Industry News
International Truck will be offering the Allison TC10 automatic transmission coupled with the Cummins ISX15 on its International ProStar Model. The combination will be available for order by Dec. 2015.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Allison Transmission, ProStar, Cummins ISX15, Automatic Transmissions
After a strong end to 2014 and early 2015, the truck market has softened. With several unknown factors like regulations and fluctuating economic conditions, it looks like this trend may continue for a while.
Tags: Economy, Regulations, ACT Research, Truck Orders
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study
One of Celadon Groups subsidiaries has purchased select assets of the truckload business of Tango Transport, a Louisiana-based carrier.
Tags: Celadon, Mergers & Acquisitions, Truckload
October 1, 2015 - Product News
Commercial tread company, Marangoni Tread North America has brought in J&R Tire as a member of the company’s family of independent dealers.
Tags: Tires, Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni
Omnitracs has unified its specialized business units under a single name, message and creative architecture as part of an overall revamp of the company’s brand identity.
Tags: Telematics, Omnitracs, Branding
AT&T is offering customized asset tracking for businesses to manage shipping containers that makes use of the company’s global network.
Tags: AT&T, Cargo Management, Asset Tracking
September 30, 2015 - Product News
Stemco has switched its Genuine CentriFuse brake drum product line to a new blue color to distinguish the products from fake overseas copies.
Tags: Brake Drum, Counterfeit Goods, Stemco
September 30, 2015 - Industry News
The recall, covering 33,481 pickups in the U.S., will address a potential braking problem tied to the adaptive cruise control radar.
Tags: Ford F-150, Active Safety Systems, Recalls, Collision Avoidance Technology, Ford, Automatic Braking, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2015-MY, Large Pickups
Mexican company Distribuidora Aresco has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder, Vipar announced.
Tags: Mexico, Aftermarket Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Distributors
The Class 4/5 trucks that will be jointly developed by Navistar and General Motors will provide opportunities for both OEMs “to gain share in markets that we have not participated in for a number of years,” said Navistar's Bill Kozek.
Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4
Freight rates on the spot market continue in their holding pattern, moving up little from one week to the next, according to the freight-matching service DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
General Motors is back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with a just-announced long-term agreement with Navistar.
Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, General Motors, Class 5
Private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from August to September, according to a new report from the payroll processor ADP, but manufacturing lost jobs.
Tags: Economy, Employment
September 29, 2015 - Industry News
At least one economist is feeling good about the U.S. economy. Speaking at the 53rd ACT Research seminar Tuesday, Augustine Faucher, senior economist for PNC Financial Services Group, told the audience that the market “continues to look good for U.S. produced goods.”
Tags: Economy, ACT Research
To cut down on traffic congestion, New York City and Pensacola, Florida, will test the delivery and pickup of goods by truck during off-peak hours (such as overnight) through a newly launched federal pilot program.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, FHWA
Amazon has unveiled what some are calling Uber for last-mile delivery, after the fast-growing service that replaces traditional taxis with an app that links riders and drivers.
Tags: Amazon.com, Independent Contractors, Last Mile Delivery
Out-of-service violations were given out at all-time low rates by inspectors during this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck.
Tags: Cargo Securement, CVSA, Roadcheck, Out of Service Violations
The Department of Transportation has unveiled specifics about its Build America Transportation Investment Center, which aims to ease the “procedural, permitting, and financial barriers to increased infrastructure investment and development.”
Tags: DOT, Infrastructure, AASHTO, Infrastructure Funding
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