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September 26, 2016 - Industry News

Not Much Activity in Diesel Prices, OPEC Teases Crude Deal

The price of diesel fuel fell slightly last week, continuing a 5-week streak of nearly flat prices, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

September 26, 2016 - Industry News

Hino Trucks New 'Certifed Ultimate' Dealerships

Hino Trucks announced the first seven dealerships to reach “Certified Ultimate” status in a new dealership excellence initiative designed to raise the bar for an overall dealership experience.

Tags: Hino Trucks, Truck Dealers, Dealer Certification

September 26, 2016 - Product News

PeopleNet, TMW Announce More Integrations

Telematics and fleet management providers PeopleNet and TMW Systems previewed a number of multi-platform solutions and integrations at the 2016 in.sight User Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: Conference, Fleet Management Software, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Software Integration

September 26, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Small Fleets Keep Trucks Nearly Twice as Long as Large Fleets

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A study jointly produced by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available, examining heavy duty vehicle usage, maintenance practices and replacement parts purchasing activity.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Vehicle Purchasing, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research, FTR

September 26, 2016 - Product News

MiX Telematics Offers ELD Platform for Hazmat Fleets

Image via MiX Telematics

MiX Telematics launched an electronic logging device platform designed specifically for hazardous material transporters, such as those transporting chemicals, fuels or pesticides.

Tags: Telematics, MiX Telematics, Hazmat, ELDs

September 23, 2016 - Product News

Hankook Shows New Fuel-Efficient e-Cube Blue Tire Line

Photo: Hankook

Hankook has expanded its e-cube Blue trailer tire line with special steering and drive-axle threads designed for efficiency and fuel savings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Trailers, IAA, Tires, Hankook Tire

September 23, 2016 - Product News

Mack Offers Light-Weight Solution for Concrete Mixer Applications

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks is offering a lightweight version of the Mack Granite model, equipped with the 2017 MP 7 11-liter engine and mDrive HD 14-speed automated manual transmission aimed at concrete mixer applications.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Mack Granite

September 23, 2016 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeks Nominations for Highway Hero Award

Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear is still looking for candidates for its annual Highway Hero Award, honoring professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Tags: Goodyear, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero

September 23, 2016 - Product News

International Makes Collision Mitigation Standard on LT Series Trucks

International Truck has announced that its upcoming LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor will come standard with an advanced driver assistance safety system that includes collision mitigation and stability technologies.

Tags: International, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, Collision Mitigation

September 23, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Remains Soft; Homes, LEI Slip

A preliminary report released Friday shows growth in the nation’s manufacturing sector is easing this month amid the slowest expansion of new orders so far this year, according the financial information services provider IHS Markit.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Construction Spending

September 22, 2016 - Product News

Daimler: Electric Delivery Trucks, Vans on the Way for U.S.

The Fuso eCanter shown at IAA displays a little more pizazz for the show, including a redesigned interior showcasing connectivity functions. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler AG, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 22, 2016 - Industry News

NAFTA Trucking Freight Falls; 19th Straight Overall Monthly Drop

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from previous year over the last 24 months. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Trucking and all other transportation modes except rail carried less cross-border freight by value in July compared to a year earlier, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade

September 22, 2016 - Industry News

Wabco Partnerships Aimed at Advancing Autonomous Vehicle Tech

Wabco Holdings is collaborating with Peloton Technology and Mobileye to advance the company’s autonomous vehicle technologies, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Wabco, Truck Platooning, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles

September 22, 2016 - Global News

EDI Acquires $15M Financing for PHEVs, EVs

Photo courtesy of EDI

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has closed initial funds in its Series C financing round toward funding the company's PHEV and EV solutions, and is is forecasted to close in Q4 2016 at $15 million.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Investors, China

September 22, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Final Rule Allows Windshield Mounted Technology

Photo: Lytx

The FMCSA has issued a final rule amending the FMCSRs to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles.

Tags: FMCSA, Safety Technology, Windshields

September 22, 2016 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Names New Controller

Beth San Filippo Photo: Vipar Heavy Duty

Vipar Heavy Duty has named Beth San Filippo as its new controller. San Filippo joined Vipar Heavy Duty and its family of companies in November 2011 and most recently was accounting manager.

Tags: Leadership, Vipar Heavy Duty, People

September 22, 2016 - Industry News

Jacobs Debuts High Power Density Engine Brake for Europe

Image via Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Heavy-duty vehicle component manufacturer Jacobs Vehicle Systems has launched its new High Power Density Engine Brake for vehicle and engine manufacturers, announcing the technology at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: IAA, Europe, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Engine Brake

September 22, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Details Adaptive Steering on Super Duty, Edge

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's new adaptive steering technology that's been added to 2017 Super Duty trucks and the 2016 Edge mid-size SUV improves steering efficiency and effort so the vehicles are easier to steer at various speeds.

Tags: Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Super Duty, Steering

September 21, 2016 - Industry News

TCA Promotes Director of Safety and Policy to VP of Government Affairs

David Heller Photo: TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association has promoted David Heller from director of safety and policy to vice president of government affairs, the group announced during its Fall business meeting.

Tags: Leadership, People, TCA, Promotions

September 21, 2016 - Global News

Navistar and VW Chiefs Talk Up Their Alliance Deal

Navistar CEO Troy Clarke, VW Truck CEO Andreas Renschler, and Navistar CFO Walter Borst field queries from the press at IAA. Photo: David Cullen

Just two weeks after revealing they had forged a “wide-ranging strategic alliance,” the chief executives of Volkswagen Truck and Bus and Navistar International Corp. fielded questions from North American journalists covering the massive IAA truck show opening this week in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, IAA

September 21, 2016 - Industry News

Dana Begins Testing Spicer Global Single Axle Configurations

The Spicer Global Single Axle Photo: Dana

Dana has revealed new details about its Spicer global single axle for trucks, tractors and coaches and announced enhancements to its Spicer Compact Series Plus driveshafts at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: IAA, Spicer, Axles, Dana Spicer

September 21, 2016 - Industry News

USPS Awards $37.4M for Next-Gen Vehicle Prototypes

Photo of existing delivery vehicles by Paul Clinton.

The U.S. Postal Service has awarded $37.4 million in contracts to six vendors to provide 50 prototypes of a next-generation delivery vehicle that will be tested in various climates and locales.

Tags: USPS, Procurement, Delivery Fleets

September 21, 2016 - Industry News

FedEx Technicians Again Sweep SuperTech Competition

Eric Vos thanks his employer and family after accepting the award on Wednesday. Photo: Tom Berg

Eric Vos, Mark McLean and Steven Weaver share top accolades at the conclusion of the event that included hundreds of technicians from around the USA.

Tags: TMC, FedEx Freight, TMC SuperTech

September 21, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Unveils Tech Aimed at Reducing Cost of Ownership

Cummins is showcasing a diverse set of new technologies aimed at reducing total cost of ownership for OEM customers at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Emissions, Cummins, IAA, Total Cost of Ownership, Turbochargers

September 21, 2016 - Product News

Thermo King Introduces Smarter, Efficient Refrigeration Unit

Thermo King introduced the SLXi platform of single- and multi-temperature trailer refrigeration units, developed with a focus on unit intelligence, communication, fuel consumption and temperature management.

Tags: Emissions, Refrigerated Truck, IAA, Thermo King, Global, Transportation Refrigeration Units

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