September 8, 2016 - Industry News
A driver for Melton Truck Lines was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for saving another driver whose tractor trailer was struck in rising floodwater.
Tags: Flooding, Awards, TCA, Highway Angel, Truck Driver Safety
Tim Johnson, director of NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet Technology Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., to open the event at the opening breakfast on Tuesday, October 18.
Tags: NHTSA, Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events
An EEOC suit claims that the owner of T-N-T of York County and TM Trucking of the Carolinas allegedly used racial slurs and epithets with regard to certain black employees, causing some of them to resign.
Tags: Lawsuits, EEOC, Discrimination Complaint
Working with TCA inGauge online benchmarking service, McLeod Software has created an automated reporting function that allows for monthly data exports from the LoadMaster Enterprise system.
Tags: LoadMaster, TCA, McLeod Software
FCA has started delivering another 3,339 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service in a second order that follows a 9,113-vehicle order last year.
Tags: Cargo Vans, USPS, Ram ProMaster, Delivery Fleets
Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Class 5 to 7 increased 10% to 16,900 in August and rebounded to a three-month high, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Procurement, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Navistar International Corp. released fiscal third quarter financials on Thursday morning showing its losses grew in the third quarter of the year while revenue fell 18%, following news on Tuesday that Volkswagen is taking a minority interest in the Illinois-based company.
Tags: Economy, Volkswagen, Navistar, Earnings
September 7, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Full-Size Vans, Concept Vehicles, Drones
The NAFA Fleet Management Association has given affiliate members the ability to vote and serve on its national board, the association announced.
Tags: NAFA, Associations
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT
September 7, 2016 - Product News
Pegasus TransTech, an enterprise mobility and business process automation provider, has added TMW Systems as a Transflo Mobile integration partner.
Tags: TMW Systems, Transflo, TMS, Pegasus TransTech, Software Integration
Matthew J. Boler has been elected chairman of the board of The Boler Company. He replaces his father, company founder John Boler, who died in March.
Tags: Leadership, People, Hendrickson
The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun a year-long pilot program allowing heavier trucks to use one of the state’s key transportation corridors to test the effect on commercial transportation efficiency.
Tags: Pilot Program, Truck Weights, Arizona Department of Transportation
The spot truckload market finished August on a higher note as rates and the number of available loads moved higher during the week ending Sept. 3, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Volvo is testing a fully autonomous truck in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine in Sweden as part of a development project aimed at improving transport flow and safety in the mine.
Tags: Volvo Group, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles
Navistar International Corporation announced that James Keyes and Michael Hammes will be retiring from the company's Board of Directors.
Tags: Retirement, Navistar, Board of Directors
September 6, 2016 - Industry News
The average price of diesel fuel last week remained relatively flat after a small increase in the week before, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are looking for trucking companies that stand out for exceptional workplace environments, compensation and benefits, company culture and perks for its annual Best Fleets to Drive For list.
Tags: Awards, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge, Driver Retention
September 6, 2016 - Product News
Eaton has added three new higher torque-rated clutches to its lineup of aftermarket remanufactured clutches with torque ranges of up to 2,050 ft.-lbs.
Tags: Eaton, Remanufactured Parts, Torque, Clutches
Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
September 6, 2016 - Global News
Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6% equity stake in Navistar International Corp. as part of a “wide-ranging strategic alliance” that will initially focus on providing powertrains for Navistar trucks starting in 2019.
Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Engines, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 5, 2016 - Industry News
Published reports indicate that Volkswagen's commercial trucks arm will soon announce it's buying nearly 20% of Navistar's shares and in return will sell diesels to the American truck builder and get two seats on the board.
Tags: Cummins, Volkswagen, Navistar, Vertical Integration
September 2, 2016 - Industry News
Navistar International has announced an integrated marketing partnership that will name its International brand as the official equipment truck of the Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network for the 2016 and 2017 football seasons.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Sept. 2 issued “two important notes” on the final rule it has issued on electronic logging devices (ELDs).
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate
September 2, 2016 - Product News
Heil Trailer International has expanded its line of stainless steel products for the 2017 model year in a variety of styles, sizes and applications.
Tags: Trailers, Liquid Tank Trailers, Heil Trailer
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