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September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Federal Panels to Discuss Driver Wellness Initiative

Photo: Seeing Machines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

OnGuard Collision Mitigation Offered on Medium-Duty Trucks

Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard Collision Mitigation System is now available for medium-duty trucks, the company has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Meritor Wabco, Collision Mitigation

September 4, 2015 - Product News

MacroPoint Granted 7th Patent for Freight Tracking System

MacroPoint announced that it has been granted a seventh United States patent for the company’s freight tracking system.

Tags: Macropoint, Patents, Freight, Asset Tracking

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

GPS Insight Releases Hours-of-Service Solution

GPS Insight announced the release of the new GPS Insight Hours of Service solution enabling organizations with a paperless Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant system.

Tags: FMCSA, GPS Insight, HOS, Big Data

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Shorepower Offers Free Power For Driver Appreciation Week

Image via Shorepower

During the week of Sept. 14 -20, Shorepower will be giving away 10 hours of free power to drivers at 62 Truck Stop Electrification host sites as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Tags: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Shorepower Technologies

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

Public CNG Station Opens in S.C.

Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas.

Energy services provider Piedmont Natural Gas and convenience store operator The Spinx Company have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Anderson, S.C., the companies announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, South Carolina, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Cities Add Zenith's Electric Vans

Photo courtesy of Zenith Motors.

Four California municipalities — Schaefer, Redwood City, Danville, and Woodland — have added Zenith Motors' electric shuttles and cargo vans for use in their fleets, according to the vehicle manufacturer.

Tags: California, Zenith Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Full-Size Vans

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Chevron Engineer Named Head of Oil Classification Panel

Chevron Products Company announced that senior staff engineer Shawn Whitacre has been selected as the new chairman of the ASTM Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel.

Tags: Chevron, OIl, Delo Lubricants, PC-11

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Seven Governors Push for Long-Term Highway Bill

Image: Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG)

The Coalition of Northeastern Governors is urging transportation leaders on Capitol Hill “to act quickly to ensure continuity and stability of the nation's highway, transit, rail and safety programs and the Highway Trust Fund.”

Tags: Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, New York State, New England

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Near 2-Year Lows in August

Preliminary numbers for Class 8 truck orders show near two-year lows in August, per the latest projections from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Brake Safety Week Starts Sept. 6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week will run run Sept. 6–12, with participation from law enforcement agencies across North America.

Tags: Vehicle Inspection, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Registrations Rise 12 Percent

Photo of F-450 Super Duty chassis cab courtesy of Ford.

Commercial and government fleets added 350,837 trucks in classes 3-8 through the first half of 2015 for a 12.1 percent increase from the comparable period a year ago, according to IHS Automotive's second quarter commercial vehicle report.

Tags: Ford, Class 6, IHS Automotive, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration

September 3, 2015 - Press Release

VNG Adds CNG Fueling at Houston Circle K

Photo courtesy of VNG.

VNG.co has implemented compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling at a newly opened Circle K location in Houston, the company announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, VNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

September 2, 2015 - Product News

BFGoodrich Offers Extended Warranty on Tires and Casings

BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires has introduced an extended warranty for its commercial truck tires and casings, effective on claims filed on or after Sept. 1, 2015.

Tags: Warranty, Tires, Extended Warranty, BFGoodrich

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Shell Updates its PC-11 Oil Website

Inage via Shell

Shell has refreshed its WhatisPC-11.com website with updated information about the upcoming diesel engine oil specifications.

Tags: OIl, Shell Rotella, PC-11

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: U.S. Jobs Picture Improves, Manufacturing Struggling

The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

GHG Phase 2 Rule Comment Period Extended

Photo: Jim Park

Two weeks have been added to the period in which comments on the proposed Phase 2 round of federal GHG rules for commercial vehicles will be accepted.

Tags: GHG, EPA, NHTSA

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Double Coin to Increase Truck and Bus Radial Tire Production

Double Coin Holdings plans to expand its truck tire manufacturing facility in Rugao, China, by adding a low-rolling resistance truck line that will produce an additional 1.5 million truck and bus radial tires a year.

Tags: China, Double Coin, Tires, Manufacturing, CMA

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Invests $18M to Upgrade Oregon Test Facility

Daimler Trucks North America has committed to investing $18 million to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras, Ore.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Oregon, Daimler Trucks North America

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Continue Slide

Rates on the spot freight market keep moving slowly downward as the amount of freight to haul edged just slightly higher by 0.1% overall over the past week.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton Names President of North America Vehicle Group

Prattada Photo: Eaton

Eaton announced that Pavan Pattada has been named president, Vehicle Group, North America, effective Sept. 1.

Tags: Eaton, Leadership, People

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Posts $28 Million Loss in Most Recent Quarter

Navistar International Corp. on Wednesday reported its financial losses widened during its fiscal third to $28 million, or a loss of 34 cents per diluted share.

Tags: Navistar, Earnings, International Trucks

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Names I Heart Trucking Contest Winners

People’s Choice Winner “Susie tearing up the blacktop from coast to coast” by Susan De Ridder. Photo: Courtesy of Women in Trucking

Women In Trucking has announced the winners of the association’s "I Heart Trucking" photo contest which ran from June 23-24.

Tags: Contest, Photo, Awards, Women in Trucking

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

Westport to Merge With Fuel Systems Solutions

Westport Innovations and Fuel Systems Solutions have entered into a merger agreement to create a new alternative fuel vehicle and engine company.

Tags: Fuel Systems Solutions Inc., Mergers & Acquisitions, Westport Innovations

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

New Jersey Braces for Pope's Impact on Traffic

Pope Francis Image via Kino Border Initiative

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.

Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Philadelphia, New York City

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