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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

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

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

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

OOIDA Reappoints Government Affairs Director

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is welcoming back Laura O’Neill-Kaumo to its Washington D.C. office as director of government affairs and counsel.

Tags: OOIDA, People, Owner-Operators

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

IKEA and 3PL Provider Launch All-Electric Drayage Trucks

Photo: NRS

IKEA Distribution Services North America and third-party logistics company National Retail Systems have launched a zero-emissions electric drayage operation in Los Angeles.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, National Retail Systems, IKEA, Drayage

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Awards 2,000th Alt-Fuel Truck Voucher

(l. to r.) CARB Member Barbara Riordan and Marcie Rodriguez of Redwood Products, Inc stand in front of hybrid delivery truck that was awarded the 2,000th heavy-duty clean vehicle voucher incentive. Photo courtesy of CARB.

California has handed out 2,000 vouchers to fleets to fund hybrid and battery-electric zero-emission trucks and buses under a grant program overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the board has announced.

Tags: CARB, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vouchers, State Grants

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Grooming Its President for Larger Role

Derek Leathers in a panel discussion at the Truckload Carriers Conference in 2013. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Werner Enterprises announced it will groom President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers for an even larger role in the company, setting the stage for a non-family member to potentially take the helm for the first time since it was founded by C.L. Werner in 1956.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, People, Leadership

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down Again but Oil Prices Surge

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the 14th straight week, but crude oil futures spiked on word that OPEC member countries were concerned about low oil prices.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Element Financial Closes Acquisition of GE's Fleet Unit

Element Financial Corp. has closed its acquisition of GE Capital's U.S. fleet business and will now turn its attention toward integrating the two entities, the Toronto-based company announced Aug. 31.

Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar to Offer Engine Reprogramming via Wi-Fi

International Truck announced it plans to offer “over-the-air” reprogramming of engine control modules for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 diesels.

Tags: Navistar, International Truck, Diesel Engines, Wi-Fi, Engine Control Systems

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Houston Public CNG Station Opens

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Houston, the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Operation Safe Driver Week Slated for Oct. 18-24

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that its annual Operation Safe Driver Week will take place the week of Oct. 18-24.

Tags: Citation, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

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