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June 27, 2017 - Product News

Cummins 'Playbook' Offers Guidance on Natural Gas for Fleets

Screenshot of Natural Gas Playbook website

Cummins Westport's new Natural Gas Playbook is a website to give new and existing natural gas customers guidance on evaluating and operating CWI-powered natural gas vehicles.

Tags: Website, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Cummins Westport

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Dealers to Exhibit at North American Commercial Vehicle Show

Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers will represent the brands at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show Sept. 25-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Events, Dealers, NACV Show

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

Report: Truck Speed Limiters Improve Highway Safety in Ontario

Speed-related, at-fault collisions involving large commercial vehicles fell by a whopping 73% after mandatory speed limiter legislation took effect in Ontario, according to a study by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Tags: Canada, Regulations, Speed Limiter

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

Report Recommends Improving CSA Scoring System

CSA scores would be set using an approach that pulls in a wider stream of data such as driver compensation, vehicle miles traveled by state, and other factors under improvements recommended by a congressionally mandated panel charged with reviewing the system.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, U.S. Congress, Regulations

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Wants to Reduce Emissions by 12% in 8 Years

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS plans to reduce emissions from global ground operations 12% by 2025 as part of new sustainability goals, the delivery company said in its latest Corporate Sustainability Report.

Tags: Sustainability, UPS, Emissions Reduction, Alternative Fuels

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

Rush Truck Centers Opens Denver Locations

Rush Truck Centers' new Denver facilities expand the dealer network to 108 stores in 21 states. Photo: Jim Park

Rush Truck Centers' new Denver facilities expand the network to 108 stores in 21 states. Jim Park has the story.

Tags: Isuzu, Peterbilt, Rush Truck Centers, Ford

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

HDMA to Hold Annual Breakfast Briefing at NACV Show

Persio Lisboa, executive vice president and COO of Navistar, will be the keynote speaker of the 26th annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association Breakfast & Briefing, to be held during the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta.

Tags: Vehicle Manufacturing, MEMA, HDMA, Events, NACV Show

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ridge Partners with Aerospace Company to Improve Truck Aerodynamics

Photo: National Research Council of Canada

Ridge Corporation has partnered with the aerospace technology company FlexSys to help improve truck aerodynamics devices, reducing drag and improving fuel efficiency.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Ridge Corp., Trailer Aerodynamics

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

Legal Marijuana Tied to Crash Increase

Photo of retail marijuana courtesy of HLDI.

Three states that have legalized recreational cannabis see a 3% overall increase in collision claim frequencies, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Tags: Drugged Driving, HLDI, Safety, Marijuana, Risk Management, Drivers

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Joins ‘Our Roads, Our Safety’ Outreach Program

American Trucking Associations has joined the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, AAA, and the American Bus Association, to unveil the Our Roads, Our Safety Partnership, aimed at reducing highway fatalities.

Tags: FMCSA, Highway Safety, ATA, Share the Road

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Slowing Factory Activity Leads to Growing Concerns

A preliminary report released Monday showed a drop in a key benchmark for future business spending, as total orders and shipments of durable goods were mixed, according to the Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing

June 23, 2017 - Industry News

Report: Trucking in Mexico Ripe for 3PLs

A wide-open road in Mexico. Photo:México Secretaria de Comunicación y Transportes

The trucking market in Mexico, despite its complexities, presents opportunities to third-party logistics providers, contends a new report released by market-research and consultancy firm Armstrong & Associates Inc.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, 3PL

June 23, 2017 - Product News

New Weather App for Truck Drivers Boasts Aviation-Style Forecasting

The new Weather Company Ground Transporation app also warns of  road conditions such as ice, snow, puddles or wet pavement. Photo: Weather Company

A new, trucking-focused app from the Weather Company provides accurate weather forecasts and real-time updates for 2.2-billion locations around the world every day, with vital data being refreshed every 15 minutes.

Tags: Weather, Safety, Route Planning, Weather Telematics

June 23, 2017 - Industry News

DTNA Expands Parts Distribution Network

DTNA's two new parts distribution centers will hold more than $15 million of inventory and over 20,000 parts.

Tags: DTNA, Daimler Trucks North America, Parts and Service

June 23, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Hits Nine-Month Low, Home Sales Rebound

A first look at the nation’s manufacturing sector this month shows conditions have hit a nine-month low, while home sales have roared back amid near-term expectations the overall economy will continue with a moderate expansion.

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

June 23, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking’s Share of Cross-Border Freight Falls

The value of freight moved between the U.S and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico moved higher in April for the sixth straight month, but trucking's share fell, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

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

June 22, 2017 - Industry News

Acela Truck Company Offers Extreme-Duty Trucks

Photo courtesy of Acela Truck Company

The company resets Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) from the U.S. Army to a near-zero-mile condition for use in oil and gas, mining, pipeline construction, and other commercial fleets.

Tags: Extreme Duty Trucks, Acela Truck Company, Military Trucks, Utility Fleets

June 22, 2017 - Industry News

House Bill Aims For Dedicated Revenue Source for Freight Infrastructure

Photo: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on June 22 would create a Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund, funded through a national 1% “waybill fee” on the transportation cost of goods.

Tags: FMCSA, Infrastructure, Freight, Infrastructure Funding

June 22, 2017 - Industry News

Everyday Heroes Truck Auctioned to J&L Transportation

The "Everyday Heroes" Kenworth T680. Photo: Kenworth

The “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 was auctioned off for charity to Phoenix-based J&L Transportation, netting 89,000 for the Truckers Against Trafficking non-profit group.

Tags: Auction, Kenworth, Charity, Truckers Against Trafficking, Nonprofit

June 22, 2017 - Product News

PeopleNet Adds Continental TPMS Integration

Photo: Continental

PeopleNet has announced the integration of the ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system from Continental.

Tags: TPMS, Continental, PeopleNet, Integration

June 22, 2017 - Product News

DAT Offers AscendTMS for Free to Carrier Customers

Screenshot via DAT Solutions

DAT Solutions has announced that it has integrated its most popular carrier features into the AscendTMS for carriers and it will be offered to current and future DAT carrier customers for free.

Tags: Online Tool, TMS, Load Board, DAT Solutions

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

State of Logistics: Buffeted by Crosswinds

Photo: Penske Logistics

The latest annual State of Logistics Report paints the industry not quite as storm-tossed, but as “buffeted by crosswinds as the pace of change accelerates."

Tags: Penske Logistics, State of Logistics Report, A.T. Kearny

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

XPO LTL Drivers Rack Up 1 Billion Accident-Free Miles

The special commemorative awards given to each XPO 3MM distinguished driver. Photo: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics has announced that its 12,575 less-than-truckload drivers have surpassed one billion miles with no preventable accidents since the company began tracking the statistic.

Tags: Accidents, LTL, Safe Driving, XPO Logistics

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

Schneider Offers Southwest Drivers More Resources with Phoenix Facility

Photo: Schneider

Schneider has announced a new facility in Phoenix, Ariz., responding to industry demand by investing in the Southwest region of the U.S.

Tags: Truck Drivers, New Facility, Schneider, Phoenix

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

Seven Truck Fleets Sign on for Run on Less MPG Roadshow

Image via RunOnLess.com

Seven U.S. truck fleets— together accounting for nearly 11,000 tractors and 26,000 trailers-- have signed on to have one of their trucks and drivers participate in Run on Less, a new cross-country “roadshow” aimed at showcasing advancements in fuel efficiency.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Carbon War Room, NACFE, Run on Less

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