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March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Prestolite Taking Part in SuperTruck II Program

Prestolite Electric, a manufacturer of alternators, starters and new energy solutions, and its parent company Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., will participate in the development of advanced technologies in support of the SuperTruck II program.

Tags: SuperTruck, Alternators, Prestolite

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Recalls 2,700 Trucks Over Brake Failure Risk

Photo: International Trucks

Navistar is recalling more than 2,700 heavy-duty International trucks due to a potential brake issue that could lengthen the distance needed to stop and increase the risk of a crash.

Tags: Navistar, Recalls, International Trucks, Brakes

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Driver Input on Key Industry Issues

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking driver perspectives on a number of top industry issues through an online survey.

Tags: Highway Safety, Survey, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Infrastructure Funding

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Seeks 2017 Safety & Compliance Award Nominations

Rich Wilson, senior sales manager with Omnitracs (right) and Stephane Babcock, managing editor of Heavy Duty Trucking (left) present Kelsey Wolfe, Southern Freight Services' director of safety, human resources and recruiting, with the 2016 Safety & Compliance Award. Photo: Chris Wolski

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is seeking nominations for its 2017 Safety & Compliance Award, which recognizes trucking executives who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Events, Safety & Compliance

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Adds Safety Tech to Standad Rental-Truck Spec

Image: Ryder

Ryder System has announced that all new vehicles coming into its commercial rental fleet will be spec'ed with such safety technologies as forward-looking radar and collision-mitigation systems.

Tags: Radar, Collision Avoidance Technology, Ryder System, Rental Fleets

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Choppy Freight Reduces Driver Turnover Rate

Photo: Nussbaum

The American Trucking Associations has reported that the churn rate at large and small fleets dropped by double digits in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks only to the choppiness of the freight market.

Tags: ATA, LTL, Driver Turnover, Freight, Truckload

March 29, 2017 - Product News

iGlobal’s ELD Meets FMCSA Mandate Requirements

Photo: iGlobal

Transportation technology software and hardware provider iGlobal has announced that it has been listed as a certified ELD provider by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, iGlobal, ELD Mandate

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Mixed Truck Fleet Focuses on Safety

Photo courtesy of MiX Telematics and Archrock.

Archrock, a U.S. provider of natural gas contract compression services, has selected MiX Telematics’ MiX Fleet Manager to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance in its mixed truck fleet.

Tags: Telematics, MiX Telematics, Safety, Oil & Gas Fleets, Mixed Truck Fleet

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

TMW 'Suite Win' Trip-to-Vegas Contest Drawing to a Close

Photo: Clark County Nevada Chamber of Commerce

If you haven’t yet entered for a chance to win an expenses-paid trip for two to Las Vegas courtesy of TMW Systems, you still have until this Friday, March 31, to enter the special sweepstakes open to transportation industry professionals.

Tags: TMW Systems

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Eaton Vehicle Group Names New Head

João V. Faria Photo: Eaton

João V. Faria has been appointed president of Eaton’s vehicle group, effective May 1. He will succeed Kenneth F. Davis, who will retire on Aug. 1.

Tags: Eaton, Leadership, People

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales See Bump Compared to 2016

Used Class 8 truck sales volumes in February were higher overall than in 2016 and they improved for a second consecutive month, according to an ACT Research Report.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Engines, Assembly Plants, Ford Bronco

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Chris Christie Signs $400 Million N.J. Transportation Bill

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)  Photo: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill authorizing $400 million from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund for transportation projects, including road and bridge repairs as well as safety and technology upgrades.

Tags: New Jersey, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Bison Transport’s Penner to Head Truckload Carriers Association

Rob Penner Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Bison Transport President and CEO Rob Penner as the group’s 2017-18 chairman.

Tags: Leadership, People, TCA, Bison Transport

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hit Lowest Point Since Mid-December

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell again last week, bringing the price to its lowest level since Mid-December when the average price was $2.49 per gallon.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Announces Leadership Shakeup at TMC

Robert Braswell has been named acting executive director of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council, replacing Carl Kirk who has left the organization.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Highway Angel of the Year Rescued Driver Stranded in Flood

Melton Truck Lines driver Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., has been named the 2016 Highway Angel for his efforts to save a stranded fellow driver from rising floodwaters last year.

Tags: Driver Safety, Awards, TCA, Highway Angel

March 27, 2017 - Product News

Bestpass Offers Toll Management for Leased Equipment Providers

Bestpass has launched a toll management service for leased equipment providers called the Leased Equipment Toll Solution that includes not only tractors and trailers, but vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

Tags: Leased Vehicles, Tolls, Bestpass, Toll Management

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates Third Year

A TMAF trailer wrap was featured on a Jet Express rig in the display area outside the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo: Jim Park

Trucking Moves America Forward gave an update on its efforts to promote a positive trucking image at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week.

Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Trucking Moves America Forward, Public Relations, MATS, Image

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Loose Bolts

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

About 97,000 trucks are at risk for loss of vehicle control and diminished braking performance.

Tags: Isuzu, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Isuzu N-Series, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Cabovers

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Optimism Spurs Increased Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Predictions

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

There was a sense of optimism in the air at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week. As truck makers and suppliers made their presentations to the trucking press, many said thanks to solid economic indicators, truck orders are higher than they would have predicted just three to six months ago.

Tags: Economy, Class 8, Truck Sales, MATS

March 26, 2017 - Industry News

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Fleet After Ariz. Crash

The ride-hailing company has suspended its autonomous test fleet operations while investigating the collision.

Tags: Volvo, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Hailing, Accidents

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Named Finalist for B2B Journalism Award

Image: HDT

Heavy Duty Trucking has been named a national finalist in the 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence, which are awarded by the American Society for Business Publication Editors.

Tags: ASBPE

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Schneider National Goes Public With IPO Announcement

Photo: Schneider

Schneider National announced the launch of its initial public offering of 28,947,000 shares of Class B common stock at an anticipated price of $18-$20 per share valued at up to $580 million.

Tags: Economy, IPO, Schneider National

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt’s Chassis Routings Improve Serviceability

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt has implemented newly engineered routings in all configurations of the Models 579 and 567 as well as in the Model 389 to enhance serviceability across product lines.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Parts and Service, Model 567

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