January 28, 2015 - Industry News
Speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas, Bob Dieli, founder of RDLB says the expansion is in it 67th month and is closing in on being longer than the November 2001 to December 2007 expansion, which lasted 73 months.
Tags: Aftermarket, HDAD, Inflation, Economic Conditions
Rates on the spot freight market continued falling the past week due to fewer loads available and increasing truck capacity, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Driver turnover rose slightly for large carriers in the third quarter, but LTL and smaller fleet numbers showed some surprises.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Driver Turnover, Driver Pay
LAS VEGAS -- Shoes for Soldiers is how Meritor is describing the effort it launched this week to help severely wounded, injured or ill veterans become leaders in business, government and their communities by contributing a percentage of its remanufactured brake shoe sales to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.
Tags: Meritor, HDAW
January 28, 2015 - Product News
LAS VEGAS -- Meritor announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week that it's expanding its air disc brake product line, expanding its Euclid-branded suspension product line, and will launch a network of Meritor-approved repair shops with independent service garages across the United States and Canada.
Tags: Meritor, Brakes, HDAW, Suspensions, AIr Disc Brakes
Members of the Technology and Maintenance Council will discuss fuel efficient tires at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Expo next month in Nashville,
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Industry Event, Annual Meeting, Tires
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
While demand for used trucks is high, the supply is not keeping up, causing a decline in used truck sales from traditional retailers, but an increase in sales overall.
Tags: ACT Research, Truck Orders, Used Truck Sales
Marten Transport Ltd. on Tuesday reported its highest net income and operating revenue for any quarter in its history.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Marten Transport
FleetPride Inc. has acquired six locations of Pardo’s Truck Service Parts Warehouse in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland markets.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, FleetPride, Mergers & Acquisitions
There will be a new delay starting Wednesday for trucking companies serving the one major intermodal facility southwest of Chicago.
Tags: Illinois, Intermodal
The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced it will put together a plan for making enhancements to the state’s transportation system when it comes to moving freight.
Tags: Nevada, Highways, Freight
Telematics service provider Telogis is posting updates to its blog about road closures and routing exceptions relating to the Juno winter storm on the East Coast.
Tags: Telogis, Storm Response, Winter Driving
Bridgestone Commercial has designed and launched a new website for its Dayton line of commercial truck tires.
Tags: Truck Tires, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels, Online Tool, Tires
Compared with 2013, truck tire shipments in 2014 were up 1.6 million units, while the number of retreaded tires was up 800,000 units.
Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Tires and Wheels, Tires
Shipments of U.S. manufactured durable goods, those designed to last three years or more, rebounded in December but new orders turned in its worst performance since August, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods, Home Sales
Regulation, litigation and taxation are three big issues faced by business, according to Geoff Davis, former Congressman and founding partner of Republic Consulting, speaking Monday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.
Tags: Legislation, Regulations, Congress, HDAW
Modern diesels burn so cleanly that laboratory rats suffered no lung illnesses during a lengthy study of their exposure to exhaust gases, according to the Health Effects Institute.
Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, Diesel Engines, Research, Diesel Emissions, Health Issues, EPA, Emissions
January 26, 2015 - Industry News
Former Roadway CEO Michael W. Wickham passed away last Tuesday Jan. 20, at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. Wickham was 67 years old.
Tags: Obituary, ATRI, People, YRC Worldwide
Intermodal rail movements help propel the railroad Norfolk Southern Corp. toward achieving record net income for 2014, according to figures it released on Monday.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Earnings, Norfolk Southern
Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Frost & Sullivan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
Fuel prices are showing no signs of throttling back from their large and recent declines that started months ago, with oil nearly hitting a six-year low on Monday.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration announced some changes to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential card program, used by truckers and other transportation workers to access the nation’s maritime ports.
Tags: Security, Truck Drivers, Department of Homeland Security, Safety & Compliance, Ports, Transportation Security Administration, TWIC, Port Trucking
Freight transportation and logistics provider Celadon Group Inc. on Monday announced its purchase of North Carolina-based carrier Taylor Express.
Tags: Celadon Group, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
January 26, 2015 - Product News
Continental released a free update to its VDO RoadLog ELD software addressing the recent suspension of certain provisions of the 34-hour restart rules.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, Information Technology
Speaking at the American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo over the weekend, ATD chairman Eric Jorgensen outlined his vision for the industry going forward.
Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, Truck Dealers
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