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August 11, 2016 - Industry News

Used Truck Market Stable, NADA Guide Says

So far in 2016, auction prices have decreased less than 3% per month compared to nearly 5% per month in the second half of 2015.

Tags: Used Vehicle Sales, NADA Used Car Guide, Used Truck Sales, Used Trucks

August 11, 2016 - Industry News

Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Recalled for Power Loss

Photo of Ram 3500 courtesy of FCA US.

The recall covers 889 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks in the 2016 model year.

Tags: Recalls, Ram 5500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, FCA

August 11, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane AdvantEdge Adds San Antonio Service Provider

JTM Truck & Trailer Service of San Antonio, Texas, has signed on as an authorized service provider for Great Dane’s AdvantEdge National Aftermarket Parts & Service program.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Great Dane, Parts and Service

August 11, 2016 - Industry News

255 U.S. Firms Involved in Clean Transport, CalStart Map Shows

Suppliers of high-efficiency, low-carbon transport vehicles and equipment are listed on the map at www.calstart.org. Image: CalStart

New report says U.S. heavy-duty truck suppliers and the nation benefit from strong efficiency and emissions rules.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Manufacturing, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Manufacturing, Green, CALSTART

August 10, 2016 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni to Provide Briefings, Demos at National Lift Week

Vehicle lift maker Stertil-Koni will continue to sponsor National Lift Week, a event highlighting the best practices in vehicle lifting safety, efficiency, durability and environmental friendliness.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Safety Technology, Stertil-Koni, National Lift Week

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Offers Strategies to Fight Congestion

Photo: U.S. DOT

Trucking industry research organization ATRI recently led the development of two primers for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Integrated Corridor Management program.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, ATRI, Freight

August 10, 2016 - Product News

Impact Training to Use CarriersEdge Approach to Online Learning

Image: Impact Training Solutions

Impact Training Solutions has announced that CarriersEdge will be used as the foundation for the company’s newly launched Ignite eLearning driving training courses.

Tags: Driver Training, Online Training, CarriersEdge

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Pushes For-Hire Shipments Higher for Third Straight Month

Freight Transportation Services Index, June 2011 - June 2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT<br />

A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6% in June from the month before, due in part to increased trucking shipments, and is up 0.4% from the same time

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

August 10, 2016 - Product News

Truckstop.com and CargoNet Partner to Stop Cargo Theft

Transportation management provider Truckstop.com has partnered with CargoNet to help combat cargo theft in the trucking industry.

Tags: CargoNet, Truckstop.com, Cargo Theft

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Generally Stable Over Past Week

The number of available loads on the spot truckload market fell 3.9% for the week ending August 6 compared to the week before while rates held steady despite a reduction in the average fuel surcharge, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Touts Ford Transit MPG Improvement

Ford Transit equipped with an XL3 Hybrid system (Photo courtsey of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford Transit, XL3 Hybrid System, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Cargo Vans

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

New Report Sounds Wakeup Call on Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Images: GHSA

A report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association on the “extreme danger posed by tired drivers” includes a new NHTSA estimate that pegs the annual societal cost of fatigue-related fatal and injury crashes at $109 billion— and that does not include property damage.

Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Fatigue, NHTSA

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

Denso Appoints Remanufacturing General Manager

Denso Products and Services Americas has named Yijun “Henry” Peng manager of its remanufacturing operations in Murrieta and Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket Parts, Remanufactured Parts, Denso, People

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

Dealership Tool Allows Mack Buyers to Spec for Fuel Efficiency

Image courtesy of Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has created a new online fuel economy tool that allows Mack customers to configure Pinnacle trucks and evaluate fuel efficiency potential on specific routes.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Dealers

August 9, 2016 - Product News

KeepTruckin Completes FMCSA ELD Certification

Image via KeepTruckin

KeepTruckin has completed the certification process for its ELD offering, allowing its solution to be officially registered by FMCSA.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Did Not Improve Much in June

Source: FTR

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reveals that trucking conditions in June showed few signs of improvement due to slow freight and a lull in new regulations.

Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, ELD Mandate

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Medical Board to Review Comments on Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

With the extended comment period on the impact a sleep-apnea rule might have on CMV drivers closed for several weeks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its Medical Review Board will meet on August 22 and 23 in a public session to make recommendations on comments submitted.

Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, OSA

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

Can Big Trucks be Hacked?

Photo by Jim Park

Recent research proves it is possible to take partial control of some truck systems via direct connection to a truck's on-board diagnostic port, or data port. Whether or not remote control is possible remains to be proven.

Tags: Vehicle Hacking

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Groups Take Issue with California Sustainable Freight Plan

Image: California State Transportation Agency

The release of the final version of California’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan has been met with harsh criticism by two groups representing Golden State’s truck-fleet operators.

Tags: CARB, California, Emissions Reduction, Zero-Emission Vehicles

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

Average Diesel Prices Slide, Crude Oil Gains

The average price of diesel fuel in the United States fell again last week, dropping to levels last seen in mid-May, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

HDT is Looking for Emerging Industry Leaders

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is seeking nominations for the HDT Emerging Leaders honors, a group of young trucking industry leaders already making a difference in his or her fields.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Report Breaks Down Trucking's Big 2015

The American Trucking Associations has released the latest edition of its almanac of trucking, ATA American Trucking Trends 2016, which showcases industry trends over the last decade.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Revenues, Industry Trends

August 8, 2016 - Product News

Carrier Transicold Develops Telematics System for Reefer Units

Photo: Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold will offer a customized telematics solution for its transport refrigeration units to help fleets manage refrigerated assets remotely.

Tags: Telematics, Asset Management, Reefers, Carrier Transicold, Refrigerated Trailers

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

Expedited Carrier V3 Transportation Aiming for More Growth

Expedited carrier V3 Transportation has bveen enjoying rapid growth since launching in the first quarter of 2013.

V3 Transportation launched with “two laptops and two cell phones” in the first quarter of 2013. Now, according to founding partners Bob Poulos, CEO, and John Sliter, president, the expedited carrier ranks among the fastest-growing operations in its field and is poised for further growth.

Tags: Expedited Carriers, V3 Transportation

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

VW Diesel Trust Prioritizes Government Over Commercial Fleets

The $2.7 billion trust fund set up under the proposed settlement between Volkswagen and environmental regulators would likely give priority to government fleets over their commercial brethren to eliminate diesel vehicles, according to a leading diesel group.

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