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January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates, Activity up with Start of 2016

Spot truckload freight activity increased sharply during the first full week of 2016, as rates also improved or held steady – while a separate report shows December was better than the month before.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Price Forecast Revised Much Lower

Federal government expectations for diesel and gasoline prices for this year have been revised significantly lower, as oil is expected to continue to sell for far less that it was in mid-2014.

Tags: Economy, Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Rolls Out RNG in Two States

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS has put steps in place to supply its fleet for Memphis, Tenn. and Jackson, Miss. with an estimated 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing, LLC.

Tags: UPS, Tennessee, Mississippi, Renewable Natural Gas, Delivery Fleets

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Freight Spending, Shipments Continue Decline

Both the number of shipments and expenditures on freight transportation by shippers continued their downward slide in December, according to latest Cass Freight Index.

Tags: Cass Freight Index, Economy, Freight Index, Freight Rates

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

Isuzu Beats Commercial Truck Sales Record in 2015

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has beaten two long-standing sales records in 2015 – one for sales of Isuzu Commercial Trucks and the other for the highest parts sales.

Tags: Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Parts

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

Calstart Opens Regional Clean Transportation Center

Calstart has opened the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center, aimed at accelerating the user of clean vehicles and fuels in the region.

Tags: Green Fleets, CALSTART

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

CVSA Names New Executive Director From Within

Collin B. Mooney Photo: CVSA

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance appointed Collin B. Mooney as its executive director, effective Jan. 11, 2016.

Tags: Leadership, People, CVSA

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

TMC to Celebrate 60 Years at 2016 Annual Meeting

The Kenworth booth at the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting. Photo: HDT

The Technology and Maintenance Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, Annual Meeting

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

SKF Consolidates U.S. Distribution and Packaging Operations

Parts supplier SKF USA plans to transfer its North American Automotive Vehicle Service Market Distribution and Packaging operations in Hebron, Ky., to its Crossville, Tenn., facility by July 2016.

Tags: SKF, Distribution, Parts and Service, Suppliers

January 11, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall in First Week of 2016

The price of on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline continued last year’s trend of falling prices with another decrease in the first week of 2016.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

January 11, 2016 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Head to Step Down in 2017

David Bradley Photo via Ontario Trucking Association

Canadian Trucking Alliance and Ontario Trucking Association president and CEO David Bradley has announced that he will step down at the end of 2017, after more than 30 years in the position.

Tags: Canada, Leadership, People, Canadian Trucking Alliance

January 11, 2016 - Industry News

Chinese Tiremaker Enters U.S. Truck-Tire Market

Manny Cicero Photo: The Tennessean

Chinese tiremaker Triangle Tyre Group has formed Triangle Tire USA, a new U.S. subsidiary aimed at the truck-tire market.

Tags: China, Leadership, Tires, People

January 11, 2016 - Product News

J.J. Keller Offers ELD Mandate Seminars to Educate Fleets

Photo: J.J. Keller

J.J. Keller & Associates will be holding a series of seminars in 2016 aimed at educating fleets on the recently finalized ELD rule.

Tags: FMCSA, J.J. Keller, ELDs, ELD Mandate

January 11, 2016 - Industry News

Southern Cross-Border Freight Outpaces U.S.-Canada Cargo for First Time

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: October 2014 - 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of freight moving between the U.S. and its neighbors to the north and south shows for the first time the total value of U.S.-Mexico freight flows exceeded those between the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight

January 8, 2016 - Industry News

NY-NJ Port Authority Revises Older-Trucks Plan

Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is proposing to deny access to trucks with model year 1994 and 1995 engines, effective January 1, 2018, and to require that, effective March 1, 2016, new trucks seeking to serve the port terminals must be equipped with a 2007 or newer model year engine..

Tags: Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey

January 8, 2016 - Industry News

Canadian Kenworth Plant Produces 150,000th Truck

A ceremony was held at the Ste-Therese facility to commemorate the milestone. Photo: Paccar

A Kenworth T370 was officially recognized as the the 150,000th truck produced at the Paccar plant in Ste-Therese, Quebec.

Tags: Canada, Kenworth, Paccar, T370, Milestones

January 8, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Job Creation Soars, Trucking Employment at Record High

Job creation in the U.S. surged in the final month of 2015, per a Labor Department report released Friday, as for-hire trucking employment hit a new record level.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

January 8, 2016 - Industry News

Wholesale Tire Marketer TBC Names Commercial Sales VP

Aaron Murphy Photo: TBC

Replacement tire marketer TBC Corp., has named Aaron Murphy vice president of commercial truck tire sales, the company announced.

Tags: Wholesale Market, Leadership, Tires, TBC, People

January 8, 2016 - Industry News

Hutchens Industries Names Western U.S. Regional Sales Manager

Gammage Photo: Hutchens Industries

Trailer suspension solutions manufacturer Hutchens Industries has named Jeff Gammage the Regional Sales Manager to the western U.S.

Tags: Sales, Parts, Trailer Suspensions

January 7, 2016 - Industry News

Advanced Disposal Begins CNG-Powered Waste Management in Ga.

Photo courtesy of Advanced Disposal.

Advanced Disposal began providing weekly garbage and yard waste service to over 25,000 homes within the Macon-Bibb, Ga. city limits on Jan. 4, utilizing 95-gallon carts and automated collection vehicles for the garbage collection, including 13 trucks fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Tags: CNG, Refuse Fleets, Advanced Disposal

January 7, 2016 - Industry News

Land-Air Express of New England Gets Green Light to Operate

Land-Air Express of New England Ltd., which had been put out of service Dec. 29, has gotten the go-ahead from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to resume operations.

Tags: FMCSA, Land-Air Express

January 7, 2016 - Industry News

Logistics M+A Boom Echoes into New Year

Image via Eyefortransport

A new report reveals that nearly 48% of shippers regard M+A activity in logistics as a positive and just over 39% embrace the M+A frenzy because they prefer full-service logistics providers that offer a wider geographical reach.

Tags: Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions

January 7, 2016 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls Trucks for Fuel Return Hoses

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck.

The action covers nearly 9,500 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 trucks in the 2012-2015 model years.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Cabovers

January 7, 2016 - Product News

Hino Adds Service and Repair Tracking to Telematics Package

Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino Trucks has partnered with service relationship management solutions provider Decisiv to enable communication and collaboration between fleets and dealers for service and repair events on Hino trucks.

Tags: Telematics, Hino, Decisiv

January 7, 2016 - Product News

WorkHound Adds Digital Referrals to Driver Recruiting Platform

Photo: WorkHound

A digital referral feature has been added to WorkHound’s driver recruiting and retention platform, allowing drivers to refer possible new hires through the WorkHound app.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention

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