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March 4, 2015 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Puts Focus on Enhancing Driver Experience

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.

Mitsubishi Fuso showed off enhancements to its 2016 lineup of trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show aimed at improving driver operability and lowering cost of ownership.

Tags: Vehicle Inspection, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Canter FE

March 4, 2015 - Industry News

Hino Adds Class 4 Cabover to Lineup

The Hino Model 155 is a Class 4 cabover. Photo courtesy of Hino.

Hino Trucks announced the Class 4 cabover Model 155 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, broadening its product lineup to Class 4 through Class 7.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks, Cabovers, Class 4

March 4, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Recover Over Past Week

Graphic: DAT

Rates on the spot freight market increased in all three major categories for the first time in weeks, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

March 4, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Job Gains Ease Last Month, Service Sector Expands

Change in nonfarm private employment. Graphic: ADP

Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.

Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment

March 4, 2015 - Industry News

Biodiesel, Hybrids, 'Green' Strategy Discussions Kick Off Work Truck Show

Some of Florida Power & Light's green vehicle fleet. Photo courtesy Florida Power & Light.

Hybrids, electric vehicles and biodiesel also reduce emissions, yielding a "green" image that people notice.

Tags: Fleet Management, Biodiesel, Greenhouse Gases, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Biofuel

March 3, 2015 - Product News

Ford Rolls Out Global Telogis-Powered Telematics Platform

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Telogis, Ford, Analytics, Fleet Metrics, Telematics, Information Technology

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Lowers Noise Levels in F-650/F-750 Trucks

Ford's John Davis says upcoming F-650/750 will suit many applications, and powertrains were tested for heavy service. Photo by Tom Berg

Ford's redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks will offer a lower noise level than outgoing models mostly due to the redesigned turbo diesel engine, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2016-MY, Ergonomics, Work Truck Show

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

CRST Acquires Pegasus Transportation

CRST International has acquired Kentucky-based Pegasus Transportation. CRST said the acquisition will allow it to expand its temperature-controlled operations footprint.

Tags: Pegasus, Mergers & Acquisitions, CRST

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Heavier Front Axle for T370 Truck

The Kenworth T370 with 20K steer axle. Photo: Tom Berg

Kenworth is offering 18,000- and 20,000-pound axles with the truck that's powered by a PACCAR PX-9 8.9-liter inline-6 cylinder engine that produces 350 hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque.

Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T370, Class 7, Vocational Trucks, Axles, Work Truck Show

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Teletrac Merges with Navman Wireless

Teletrac and Navman Wireless have merged into a single telematics company, the two recently announced.

Tags: Telematics, Navman Wireless, Teletrac, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Reports 4th Quarter Loss Despite Higher Sales

Accuride's Accu-Lite aluminum wheel. Photo: Accuride

Accuride Corp. on Tuesday reported higher revenues in the final quarter of 2014 compared to a year earlier, but moved from a profit to a loss.

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA: ELD Final Rule Slated to Publish on Sept. 30

The projected publication date for the final ELD rule has been updated to September 30th according the the FMCSA.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, eLog

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar International Trims 1st Quarter Loss

Navistar's Lisle, Ill., headquarters. File photo.

Navistar International Corp. announced on Tuesday that it is still losing money, but nowhere near as much as it did a year earlier, thanks to higher sales and lower warranty costs.

Tags: Navistar, Earnings, Equity Markets

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Reward Offered in Theft of Gold from Truck

Photo: Andrzej Barabasz (Chepry) via Wikipedia

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information in the theft of $4 million in gold Sunday evening from a truck on I-95 in North Carolina.

Tags: Security, North Carolina, I-95

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

C.R. England Offers Additional Driver Trainer Bonus

File photo: C.R. England

C.R. England is offering bonuses to all company and independent contractor driver trainers for apprentices who are successfully trained and upgraded. A pay increase was also announced for a large percentage of drivers in C.R. England’s regional fleets.

Tags: Driver Training, C.R. England, Driver Pay, Fleets

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Reach Step Van Gets Diesel-Hybrid Powertrain Option

Photo of Isuzu Reach courtesy of Isuzu.

XL Hybrids is now offering its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for the diesel-powered Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.

Tags: Vans, Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Utilimaster, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Increases Again Since Hitting 5-Year Low

Diesel prices continue rebounding since hitting their lowest level in five years last month gaining 3.6 cents this week to reach a national average of $2.93 per gallon.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Clean Energy Fuels Sales Jump

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Despite lower diesel prices potentially making natural gas less attractive as a fuel, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. sold more of its alternative to trucking’s main fuel last year while reporting mixed financial numbers.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Earnings, CNG Fueling Stations, Equity Markets

March 2, 2015 - Product News

Mack Offers Natural Gas Pinnacle with UltraShift Plus and Collision Tech

Mack Trucks now offers its Mack Pinnacle with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology. Photo courtesy of Mack

Mack Trucks is offering natural gas versions of its Pinnacle model with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, UltraShift Plus

March 2, 2015 - Product News

Transflo Mobile+ 1.3 Allows Migration from Legacy App

Transflo Mobile+ app for iPhone.

Pegasus TransTech has updated the Transflo Mobile+ app with version 1.3 which includes load reconciliation and in-app migration from the legacy app, Transflo Mobile.

Tags: Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, Document Management, Mobile Apps, Information Technology

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

House Bill Would Provide Non-CSA Hiring Standard for Carriers

Legislation has been reintroduced in the House by Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) that would create a “national hiring standard” for motor carriers.

Tags: FMCSA, BASIC, CSA, Legislation, TIA, Brokers

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Growth Continues, Construction Spending Slows

Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

March 2, 2015 - Global News

Ryder System Awards Recognize Mexican Trucking Companies

Ryder System presented its Service Excellence Awards to top-performing carriers at the company's fifth annual Mexican Carrier Celebration and Recognition Event in Mexico City.

Tags: Fleet Management, Mexico, Ryder System, Supply Chain Solution

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Falls Slightly, GDP Revised Downward

Photo: Revisorweb via Wikimedia Commons

U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.

Tags: GDP, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment, Economy

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Fall 12% in January

Used Class 8 truck sales fell to 2,239 units in January - a 12% decline from December and a 3% decline year-over-year, according to a report from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

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