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June 5, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet and GMC Trucks Offer Fleets a Menu of Options

Photo: General Motors

Sponsored by General Motors

Because every fleet has different demands, they need truck options that will fit their every need. Chevrolet and GMC give fleets flexibility when choosing a truck.

Tags: General Motors, Upfits, Chevrolet, GMC

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July 21, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Speed-Limiter Rule Stalls in Trump’s Washington

Photo: FMCSA

The drive to mandate speed-limiters on trucks has sputtered out— at least for now— courtesy of the Trump administration's push to cut federal regulations

Tags: Speed Limiter, NHTSA, President Trump, FMCSA

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Reaches Out to Truckers in Need

All proceeds from TravelCenters of America SCF drive go directly to help trucks suffering from financial troubles brougtht on by medical costs. Photo: Truckinginfo.com

The campaign for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, a nonprofit that helps truck drivers suffering financial hardship due to medical problems, kicks off Aug. 1 and runs through August 31.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Driver Health, TravelCenters of America, Healthcare Costs

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

TRALA Awards Vo-Tech Scholarships

Photo: Paccar Parts

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has announced the latest recipients of its Industry Scholarship Program.

Tags: TRALA, Technicians, Vo-Tech

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

Engineers Eye Adaptive Cruise Control as Platooning Enabler

A new study found that adaptive cruise control systems can help maintian mobility, safety, driver comfort, and fuel consumption in platooning operations. Photo: Peloton

According to a new research paper published by the Transportation Research Board, adaptive cruise control has proven to be the best method of maintaining longitudinal vehicle control in platooning applications.

Tags: Vehicle Platooning, Truck Platooning, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

Double Coin Opens New Tire Plant

Photo: Double Coin/CMA

Double Coin and CMA has opened a new manufacturing facility in Thailand that will produce truck, bus, industrial, and off-road tires for the North American market.

Tags: Tires, Double Coin, Global

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

FleetPride Expands with New Orleans Location

FleetPride employees celebrate the opening of the company&#39;s first New Orleans branch.<br />Photo: FleetPride

The new FleetPride New Orleans branch is located at 6500 Powell Street. An official grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, September 14.

Tags: Maintenance, Fleet Management, FleetPride

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

Marten Transport Pushes Second Quarter Profit Higher

Marten Transport Ltd. on July 20 reported its second quarter net income increased 7.2% from a year earlier to $9.1 million, or 17 cents per share, which is 2 cents better than analysts' expectations.

Tags: Marten Transport, Fleet Earnings

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

GCR Tire & Service Appoints Hoeft COO

Steve Hoeft joins GCR Tires &amp;amp; Service as COO. Photo: GCR Tire &amp;amp; Service

GCR Tire & Service's new COO Steve Hoeft will lead the operations function of GCR, driving standardization, process improvement and systems leadership across more than 200 GCR store locations in North America.

Tags: People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, GCR Tires & Service, Tires

July 20, 2017 - Product News

Federal-Mogul Boosts Air Disc Brake Production Capacity

Abex ADBHD1369 also comes with a complete installation hardware kit and meets global ISO performance and wear standards.<br />Photo: Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul's Abex ADBHD1369 air disc brake pads will now be produced at an ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified manufacturing facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.

Tags: Maintenance, Air Brakes, Brake Parts, Safety, Air Disc Brakes

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

Childersburg Truck Service Joins Power Heavy Duty

Image: Power Heavy Duty

Heavy-duty distributor Childersburg Truck Service has joined the Power Heavy Duty buying group.

Tags: Aftermarket, Parts and Service

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Lobby Submits Wish List for NAFTA Talks

Image: Global Affairs Canada

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has officially submitted comments on cross-border trade to Global Affairs Canada, as governments prepare to renegotiate aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Tags: Canada, NAFTA, Canadian Trucking Alliance

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Firm Up, Intermodal Rate Momentum Slows

Truckload linehaul rates appear to be stabilizing, while intermodal rates continue moving higher but at a slower pace, according to two new reports.

Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Truckload, Freight Rates

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

Bendix-Based Safety System Standard on Volvo VNL and VNR Models

Bendix Wingman Fusion-based safety system is now standard on Volvo VNR and VNL trucks. Photo via Bendix

Bendix has announced that for the first time in North America, the camera- and radar-based collision mitigation technology of its Wingman Fusion vehicle safety system is now standard equipment on certain heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Radar, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Safety

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: C.H. Robinson Earnings Fall 22.4% from Year Earlier

Multi-modal freight transportation services and third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. reported its second quarter net income fell 22.4% from a year ago despite a 12.4% hike in total revenue.

Tags: C.H. Robinson, Fleet Earnings

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Southern California Ports Plan for Zero-Emission Trucks

Screenshot via Clean Air Action Plan

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released a draft of a proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, outlining a new set of aggressive near-term and long-term strategies to reduce air pollution from the ports.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Emissions Reduction, Ports

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Forecasts Steady Rise in Truck Tonnage Over Next Decade

Image via ATA

The ATA Freight Transportation Forecast is projecting steadily increasing freight tonnage overall and for the trucking industry for the next ten years.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Tonnage, Economic Forecast

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Concerns Remain Despite Housing Rebound

Housing starts in the U.S. bounced back, according to a new Commerce Department report, but concerns remain about the future of the housing market as well as the wider economy.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, GDP, Housing Starts, Consumer Sentiment, Gross Domestic Product

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

Photo: Paccar Financial

Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension Act of 2017, which seeks to extend the current initial implementation date for the ELD mandate.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. House of Representatives, ELD, ELD Mandate, Legislation

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Increased Truck Orders Push Volvo Profit Higher

The parent company of Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks on Wednesday reported both increased sales and profitability during the second quarter of the year.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Volvo Group, Quarterly Earnings

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Market Returns to Normal Following Holiday Surge

The spot truckload freight market returned to seasonal norms during the week ending July 15 as the number of posted loads increased 35% and truck posts added 28%, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 18, 2017 - Industry News

California's Climate Change Deal May Increase Fuel Prices

Photo by Vince Taroc.

California's Legislature has voted to extend the state's cap-and-trade program through 2030, which could result in an increase to the gasoline tax and would codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) into law.

Tags: California, Gasoline Prices, Fuel, Fuel Tax, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, RNG

July 18, 2017 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Jump 12% In June

Photo: Stoughton

The final net trailer order numbers for the month of June have been published by FTR, showing a 12% increase from the previous month.

Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders

July 18, 2017 - Industry News

Truckstop.com Taps Perry as Chief Economist

No&amp;euml;l Perry Photo via FTR

FTR and Truckstop.com have announced that Noël Perry, a partner at FTR, will lead the economic analysis for Truckstop.com, assuming the role of chief economist for the load board and technology company.

Tags: People, FTR, Truckstop.com, Market Analysis

July 18, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 4.3%

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June. That's in contrast to a 6.9% gain the month prior.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

July 18, 2017 - Product News

Omnitracs Self-Certifies its ELD Solution

Screenshot via Omnitracs

Omnitracs has completed testing the Intelligent Vehicle Gateway electronic logging device solution that meets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD Mandate, which is scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 18, 2017.

Tags: Omnitracs, ELDs, ELD Mandate

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