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October 9, 2017 - Product News

Isuzu Launches Spanish Version of Commercial Website

Screenshot via Isuzucv.com

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced that www.isuzucv.com is now available in Spanish as well as English.

Tags: Isuzu, Website, Cabovers, Spanish, Online Tool

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall covers 109 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Fire, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Safety, 2016-MY

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla Delays Electric Truck Launch Again

Telsa has opted to move the launch of its electric truck back two weeks in order to focus on fixing Model 3 production issues and assist with power grid repair efforts in Puerto Rico. Image via Tesla

Tesla founder Elon Musk said the company was pushing back the launch of its electric truck in order to help stabilize the power grid in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Concept Vehicles

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

Graphic courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Propane Conversion, Delivery Fleets, Cutaway Vans, Ford E-350, Vehicle Modifiers

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Truckers Take to the Streets to Protest ELD Rule

Screen shot, CBS Sacramento video

Truckers around the country -- including in the nation's capital -- gathered to protest the upcoming ELD mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

Tags: ELD Mandate, OOIDA, ELDs, Truck Drivers, California

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Kingsgate Transportation Joins Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

Kingsgate Transportation + Logistics, a non-asset based third-party logistics provider, has become a member of the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, a group dedicated to setting standards for blockchain applications developed for the transportation industry.

Tags: Information Technology, Lobbying, Blockchain

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Allison Expands Fuel-Efficient Medium-Duty Transmission Tech

Photo of 1000/2000 Series transmission courtesy of Allison.

Allison Transmission has begun offering its xFE fuel-saving technology on two more of its medium-duty transmissions, including the 1000 Series and 2000 Series, the company has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Transmissions, Allison Transmission

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Show Hydrogen-Powered Truck Chassis to Military Buyers

Photo of SURUS courtesy of GM.

General Motors has developed a medium-duty chassis cab truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for commercial buyers that the company is also pitching to the U.S. military, the company announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Military, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, General Motors, Autonomous Vehicles

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employment Strong Despite Slip, Factory Activity Jumps

The nation’s unemployment rate dipped in September, while overall and trucking employment changed little, as factory orders, including those for core capital goods, rose in August.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Approves Trio of Shell Oils for Diesel Trucks

Shell's T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend is one of the three Shell oils approved for Ford's Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification. Photo: Shell Rotella

Ford Motor Co. has approved three Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oils for its diesel-powered Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification, Shell has announced.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, CK-4, Shell Rotella, Ford Super Duty, Ford

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

3PL Market Revenues Could Top $1.1 Trillion by 2022

Cover via Armstrong & Associates

The global third-party logistics market could exceed $1.1 trillion dollars in the next five years as e-commerce and outsourcing fuels its growth.

Tags: Outsourcing, E-commerce, 3PL, Logistics, Market Analysis

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

CVSA Transitions to New Leadership for 2017-2018

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has transitioned to new leadership for the 2017-2018 term, naming Capt. Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol as its new president.

Tags: Leadership, People, CVSA

October 5, 2017 - Product News

AmeriPride Offers First-Aid Kit for Fleet Drivers

Photo courtesy of AmeriPride.

AmeriPride has begun offering a first-aid kit that's designed for vehicle fleets and can be purchased by any company with a fleet, the linen and uniform service provider has announced.

Tags: Drivers, U.S. DOT, NETS, AmeriPride, First-Aid Kits

October 5, 2017 - Product News

Truckstop.com Offers Lane-Specific Spot Rate Forecasting

Screenshot via Truckstop.com

Truckstop.com, in partnership with FTR, has introduced the Rate Forecasting tool, which is designed to project spot market rates using historical paid rate data.

Tags: Forecast, FTR, Spot Freight, Spot Rates, Truckstop.com

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

Capacity Tight as Spot Truckload Rates Trek Higher

The number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market jumped 5.4% for the week ending Sept. 30 while tight capacity moved freight rates higher, according to new numbers from DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Solutions

October 4, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt, Kenworth Offer Eaton’s 12-Speed Endurant Transmission

Eaton's Endurant 12-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton’s recently released 12-Speed Endurant automated transmission, developed in a joint venture with Cummins, will be offered on major truck models from both Peterbilt and Kenworth.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Eaton, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Model 579, T680, Model 567

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Equips Rental Fleet With Aperia's Automatic Tire Inflators

Photo: Ryder System

Ryder System has signed an exclusive partnership with Aperia Technologies to equip the Halo Tire Inflator solution on the company’s heavy-duty commercial rental fleet.

Tags: Truck Rental, Ryder System, Tire Inflation, Aperia Technologies

October 4, 2017 - Product News

Telogis Enlists Former FMCSA Administrator to Verify ELD

Annette Sandberg Photo: TransSafe Consulting

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Association Administrator Annette Sandberg has verified that the Telogis Electronic Logging Device will meet federally mandated requirements, Telogis announced.

Tags: FMCSA, Certification, Hours of Service, ELDs, ELD Mandate

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Senate Committee Advances Self-Driving Bill

Photo of self-driving car courtesy of SmartUSA/Mercedes-Benz.

The legislation, intended to eliminate barriers to the safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, still faces a vote by the full Senate.

Tags: Regulations, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety

October 4, 2017 - Product News

MetTel Offers Connected Workforce Management Product

Photo courtesy of MetTel.

New York City-based MetTel will offer a mobile workforce solution called Fleet Management Solutions to help companies and municipal governments connect their workforce and vehicle fleet assets to the internet.

Tags: Connected Car, Internet of Things, Workforce Management

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Increases for Ninth Straight Month

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from previous year, July 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Trucking along with the other four major freight modes moved more cargo by value with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in July when compared to a year ago, according to new Transportation Department figures.

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

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

3PL Study Finds Growing Potential in Blockchain, Automation

Image via Penske Logistics

A global study stresses the importance of adapting to emerging technologies for third-party logistics companies and shippers, including blockchain and automation to provide better services to end customers.

Tags: Research, Penske Logistics, 3PL, Shippers, Logistics

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Leading Transportation Strategist to Keynote Fleet Forward Conference

Dr. Stefan Heck will address how the fleet industry is leading the way regarding vehicle autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and sharing.

Tags: Mobility, Shared-Use Mobility, Nauto, Fleet Forward Conference

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Express Van Adds Fleet-Oriented Options for 2018

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Express 2500 courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet will offer four new option packages with its 2018 Express full-size van based on feedback from fleet and other commercial purchasers, the company has announced.

Tags: Chevrolet, Cargo Vans, Chevrolet Express, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Increase in Healthy, Growing Market

Early numbers indicate a positive month for September’s North American Class 8 truck orders as the market continues to gain momentum heading into the fall order season, according to preliminary reports from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

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