December 29, 2015 - Industry News
The truck driver who rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine, injuring him and killing another comedian, has been indicted for charges of manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.
Tags: Accidents, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, Fatigue, Walmart
Former Texas Governor and 2012 Republican presidential primary candidate Rick Perry will deliver the keynote address at the Omnitracs Outlook 2016 user conference.
Tags: Conference, Keynote Speech, Events, Omnitracs
For the seventh straight week, the average price of diesel fuel decreased. Gasoline saw a slight increase.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
December 28, 2015 - Industry News
The California Trucking Association has elected Owen Oakley as the chairman for the San Francisco Trucking Association.
Tags: Leadership, California Trucking Association, People, Associations, California
A historic bridge collapsed in Paoli, Ind., when a truck driver drove across it despite the truck weighing nearly 24 tons more than the bridge's posted weight limit.
Tags: Accidents, Driver Safety, Indiana, Bridges
Idaho will be allowed to increase its truck weight limit on interstate highways as a result of a provision attached to the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed
Tags: Idaho, U.S. Congress, Agricultural Fleets, Truck Size/Weight
The U.S. DOT issued a safety alert for the transportation of hoverboards containing lithium batteries that are at risk to heat up, catch fire or explode if improperly handled.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, PHMSA, Hazmat
Dealers need to replace a faulty console compartment lid latch assembly in 8,763 2016-MY trucks.
Tags: Recalls, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Mid-Size Pickups
December 25, 2015 - Industry News
The Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program provides grants to encourage fleets that operate heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicles to repower them with a natural gas engine or replace them with a natural gas vehicle.
Tags: Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas Conversions, State Grants
December 24, 2015 - Industry News
The recall, which covers 167 2016 model-year trucks in the U.S., will allow dealers to install a rear air brake chamber replacement.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Large Pickups, 2016-MY
December 23, 2015 - Industry News
Used Class 8 truck sales were mixed in November, decreasing 23% from the previous month but gaining slightly for the year.
Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
The California Labor Commissioner’s office has awarded 38 truck drivers $6.9 million in back pay after ruling that the drivers had been improperly classified as independent contractors.
Tags: California, Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
Two days before Christmas, the Commerce Department released three reports on the U.S. economy. When put together, they show a solid performance, though not as strong as it has been or some would like.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Starts, Home Building, Personal Spending
Rates on the spot freight market slipped in two of the three main sectors for the week ending Dec. 19 as the amount of cargo to move fell slightly, according to DAT Solutions per its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has closed $4.8 billion in rated asset-backed security funding that will fuel the company's aggressive move into the U.S. fleet management business.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Markets, Element Financial
IMPCO Automotive has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2016 Ford F-150 pick-up powered by a 5.0L TI-VCT V-8 engine.
Tags: Ford F-150, EPA, Ford, Bi-Fuel Conversions, Impco, Bi-Fuel CNG
December 22, 2015 - Product News
The Meritor Aftermarket Wheel End Extended Warranty program offers increased warranty coverage when complementary Meritor wheel end products are bought and installed together.
Tags: Meritor, Extended Warranty, Wheel Ends
December 22, 2015 - Industry News
The action covers 2,590 2015 model-year trucks in the U.S.
Tags: Ford F-150, Seat Belts, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY, Large Pickups
American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.9% in November, erasing half of the 1.8% gain from October.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
The action covers 1,170 2015 model-year Ford Transit dual-rear-wheel vans in the U.S.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans
Dry vans led net order gains for the month and year, and the trailer industry is headed for "one of its best years in history," according to ACT Research.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders, Dry Van
The latest measure of strength in the overall U.S. economy shows it maintained its momentum in the third quarter of the year. A separate report shows a big decline in existing home sales for the second straight month.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product
Nissan has increased the retail price of its base model NV Cargo van with a standard roof and 4.0L V-6 engine by $500 to $27,735 for the 2016 model year, Nissan has announced.
Tags: Nissan, Vehicle Pricing, Nissan NV, 2016-MY, Full-Size Vans, Warranty
December 21, 2015 - Product News
Telematics provider SkyBitz has added a fleet management solution for sales, service and delivery vehicles with the launch of SkyBitz Local Fleets.
Tags: Telematics, SkyBitz, Delivery Fleets, Service Fleets, Information Technology
December 21, 2015 - Industry News
Notice affects some model-year 1998 -2005 vans whose bumpers might not prevent a vehicle from traveling under the trailer in a crash.
Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Dry Vans, NHTSA
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