July 11, 2016 - Industry News
The new turbo V-6 Ford is adding to the 2017 F-150 will provide even more power than initially expected, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups, Turbocharging
The second quarter earnings season got underway on Monday with Daimler AG unexpectedly releasing numbers showing its adjusted earnings in the second quarter of the year are “significantly above market expectations” – but the news did not carry over into its truck operations.
Tags: Economy, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings
The average price of diesel fuel dropped by nearly 1 cent last week, the fourth straight week of small price decreases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Gain Clean Fuel has partnered with FastFlow CNG to build and manage a co-branded compressed natural gas fueling station in South Texas.
Tags: Green Fleets, Partnership, Alternative Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations
July 11, 2016 - Product News
Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have each launched a parts cross-reference feature for the online Select Part Store, making it easier to search for and buy parts online.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Online Tool, Parts and Service, Volvo Trucks North America
The largest container vessel ever to call on the Port of New York and New Jersey arrived at on July 8, having steamed from the recently expanded Panama Canal locks.
Tags: Ports, Containers, Panama Canal, Port of New York and New Jersey
Some truckers found themselves in a sticky situation over the weekend as protesters angry about recent police killings tried to block highways, and in some cases succeeded.
Photos show protesters climbing on top of tractors and trailers in some locations.
July 8, 2016 - Industry News
Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train and test for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Ohio, Driver Shortage, Deaf and Hearing Impaired Drivers
Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 37th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree is set to kick off July 14 with three days of trucking-related events, exhibitions and entertainment.
Tags: Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Iowa 80 Truckstop, Truckstops
July 8, 2016 - Product News
J.J. Keller & Associates is offering a way to record on-duty hyrail time without counting against a driver’s allotted 11 hours of on-duty driving time.
Tags: J.J. Keller, Hours of Service, Railroads, ELDs, ELD Mandate
Dave Osiecki, Karla Hulett and Jeff Mason are no longer with the American Trucking Associations, which is making changes in its executive team in conjunction with Chris Spear taking over as president and CEO.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Leadership, Associations
Universal Logistics Holdings is projecting lower second-quarter earnings, just the latest trucking operation indicating it will fall short of analysts' expectations in a challenging business environment.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Fleet Earnings
R&R Trucking has reached a multi-year agreement with the U.S. Army post at Fort Knox, Ky., to assist soldiers in obtaining a commercial driver’s license.
Tags: U.S. Army, CDL, Driver Training, Veterans, Hiring Veterans
The manual contains information and guidelines useful in the truck body planning and installation processes. Early in the vehicle definition and ordering process, body builders can often contribute valuable information that reduces the ultimate cost of the body installation.
Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth K270, Kenworth K370, Upfitters, Body Builders
While U.S. non-farm payrolls swelled by 287,000 jobs in June, the most since October, the number of trucking jobs fell for the fifth straight month, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
Kenworth has announced the option for a 7-speed Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series fully automatic transmission on its 116.5-inch BBC T880 short hood.
Tags: Kenworth, Allison Transmission, Vocational Trucks, Kenworth T880, Automatic Transmissions
July 7, 2016 - Industry News
Set up in his honor, the Jim Moss, Aftermarket Legend, Scholarship will be awarded to a college student whose studies focus in the aftermarket or heavy duty industry.
Tags: Leadership, Obituary, Aftermarket, People, Scholarships
Findings from a proposed demo program could lead FMCSA to allow the removal of certain non-preventable crashes so they do not count against a carrier’s crash-indicator score.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability
July 7, 2016 - Product News
Pana-Pacific has chosen Lytx as its sole video telematics partner, selling and installing Lytx DriveCam program through the company’s heavy-duty truck dealerships.
Tags: DriveCam, Driver Behavior, Lytx, Suppliers
The California Department of Transportation has launched a nine-month pilot program to test a pay-by-the-mile financing model to possibly replace the gas tax in the state.
Tags: Taxes, Caltrans, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding
Ford has announced 17 new driver-assist features for its 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup.
Tags: Ford, Driver Assistance Systems, Ford Super Duty, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2017-MY
Criminal charges have been dropped against Total Transportation of Mississippi in relation to a fatal accident involving one of its drivers that killed five people in April 2015.
Tags: Georgia, Fatal Accidents, Crime & Fraud, Automatic Braking
With most major truck makers and tier one component suppliers already committed to next year’s new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga., organizers say nearly half of the expected exhibit space is already spoken for.
Tags: Events, NACV Show, North American Commercial Vehicle Show
Carrier Logistics will give carriers an alternative option for electronic data interchange feeds through a new integration with project44, the company has announced.
Tags: 3PL, Freight, Shippers, Carrier Logistics, Software Integration
A new report finds that natural gas offers additional benefits for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as fleets, with total stations expected to hit 39,300 by 2026.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG, CNG Fueling Stations
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