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January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Average Diesel Prices See Significant Weekly Drop

Source: EIA

Weekly average on-highway diesel and regular gasoline fuel prices saw significant drops last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

January 19, 2016 - Product News

SmartDrive: Software Suite Actuates Big Data in Real Time

Image: SmartDrive Systems

The SmartIQ Transportation Intelligence Suite is designed to take large volumes of data generated by commercial fleets and turn it into real-time actionable data, predictive analysis and prescriptive actions.

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Management Software, SmartDrive Systems, Analytics

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Ends 2015 on a Strong Note

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December, ending 2015 on a strong note despite an overall slow year.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Final Rule Adds 96 Haz-Mat Special Permits

Photo: PHMSA

A new final rule from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration places an additional 96 hazardous-materials special permits into regulation.

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Return to Normal at Year's End

Trailer net orders in the U.S. for December were down 35%, returning to a more reasonable range after robust activity the month before.

Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers

January 19, 2016 - Global News

Daimler Trucks Plans Return to Iranian Market

Photo: Daimler

Daimler Trucks is setting the course for its return to the Iranian market, having signed letters of intent with its local cooperation partners Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD) and the Mammut Group.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Iran, Daimler Trucks North America

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Point to Potential 2016 Improvements

Source: FTR

The November FTR Trucking Conditions Index jumped by more than three points to a reading of 8.64, possibly pointing to improvements for truckers in 2016, according to FTR.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Hires Curtis Stoelting as President & COO

Photo: Roadranger Transportation

Roadrunner Transportation Systems has hired Curtis Stoelting as president and COO. Stoelting also has been appointed to the Cudahy, Wis.-based trucking company’s board of directors.

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Union Leasing Acquires Walser Leasing and Fleet Services

The sale did not include Walser Specialized Services, which provides acquisition services to car rental companies and commercial fleets.

Tags: Union Leasing, Fleet Management Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Walser Automotive Group

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

USA Truck Names Second CEO in 6 Months

 John R. Rogers Photo via USA Truck

USA Truck has appointed John R. Rogers as president and chief executive officer. He replaces Thomas Glaser, who will remain on the board and was appointed vice chairman.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Used Vocational Trucks More Plentiful, Less Costly

Daycab and construction trucks behave differently than highway tractors in the used commercial truck market, say analysts at NADA Used Car Guide, a division of J.D. Power and Associates.

Tags: NADA Used Car Guide, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales, Vocational Trucks, J.D. Power, Class 7

January 18, 2016 - Industry News

TWNA Names 2015 Tech Achievement Award Finalists

Finalists include safety and driveline products and a converter dolly. The truck writers group gave its first tech award in 1991 for a then-novel LED marker light.

Tags: TMC, Awards, Truck Writers of North America, Technology & Maintenance Council

January 18, 2016 - Industry News

In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photo: Public Domain

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Heavy Duty Trucking presents some of the significant content that our editorial staff has posted recently.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Indicators Lagging but Consumers Upbeat

The latest numbers about the state of the American economy show activity has slowed in key sectors, including one of the biggest drivers, with retail sales turning in its weakest improvement since 2009.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Bases Driver Pay Hike on Safety Record

U.S. Xpress has announced a pay raise for solo truck drivers who have remained accident- and ticket-free with no CSA violations for at least 12 months as part of an effort to focus on driver safety.

Tags: Driver Safety, CSA, Driver Shortage, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

Renewable Diesel Reduces Ore. Utility's Maintenance Costs

EWEB's renewable diesel fueling station. Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Energy

Since switching from biodiesel to renewable diesel, the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has reduced its fleet greenhouse gas emissions as well as maintenance on its diesel vehicles.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Maintenance Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Diesel, Alternative Fuels

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Issuing Proposed Safety Fitness Rule

Photo: U.S. DOT

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Jan. 15 that it is formally initiating a Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking that will “enhance the agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers.”

Tags: FMCSA, Safety

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

Truckload Rates Improve, Intermodal Continues to Weaken

Truckload linehaul rates turned in their best month-over-month improvement of last year during December, while intermodal rates continued falling from year-ago levels, according to just-released figures.

Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Obama Aims to Invest $4B in Automated Vehicle Technology

Transportation Secretary Foxx announcing autonomous vehicle proposal at auto show in Detroit. Photo: DOT

The Obama administration wants to spend nearly $4 billion over ten years to fund pilot to projects aimed at accelerating the development of connected and automated vehicles.

Tags: U.S. DOT, Autonomous Vehicles, General Motors

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA’s Darling to Have Confirmation Hearing on Jan. 20

T.F. Scott Darling III Photo: Dept. of Transportation

T.F. Scott Darling III has been called by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to provide testimony on his nomination as FMCSA Administrator on Wednesday, January 20.

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

AMSA Names Safest Moving and Storage Fleets

Image via AMSA

The American Moving & Storage Association has named its picks for the 2015 AMSA Fleet Safety Award, honoring the safest moving and storage truck and van fleets.

Tags: AMSA, Moving and Storage Fleet, Safety

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

NTSB: Cut Impaired, Distracted, Fatigued Driving

Image: NTSB

NTSB's new “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements stresses the continuing need to reduce accidents caused by drivers who are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs as well as those who are distracted or fatigued.

Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, NTSB

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Crash Data Shows Reduction in Trucking-Related Fatalities

Recent analysis by ATA of crash and mileage data has shown a decline in the rate of truck-involved fatalities in both the short and long term.

Tags: ATA, Fatal Accidents, FHWA, NHTSA, Crash Analysis

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Materials Provider Retrofits Step Vans as Hybrids

Photo courtesy of BMC

BMC, an Atlanta-based provider of building materials and construction services, has retrofitted its Ford E-350 step vans with XL Hybrids' XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System, the vehicle modifier has announced.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford E-350, Step Vans, BMC, Construction Fleets, Hybrid Conversion

January 14, 2016 - Product News

Bestpass Toll Volume Surpasses $1 Million in Two Key States

In the past 9 months, Bestpass users in Florida and Kansas have run over 256,000 toll transactions, making for a total toll volume of over $1.3 million.

Tags: Florida, Tolls, Kansas, Bestpass, Toll Management

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