March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz launched its Metris mid-sized commercial van for U.S. and Canadian markets. The Metris is a re-branded version of the Vito van, which is sold globally, that has been tweaked for the North American market.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Work Truck Show, Mercedes-Benz, Passenger Vans, Daimler
Intermodal rail traffic fell in February, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Ports
Production has started on Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's line of 2015 and 2016 N-Series diesel models, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, EPA, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Diesel Engines
International Truck announced a new body control module designed to deliver six times faster processing speeds for truck and body electronics at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Technology, Work Truck Show, Vehicle Electronics, International Trucks, Diamond Logic, Medium-Duty Trucks
Mitsubishi Fuso showed off enhancements to its 2016 lineup of trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show aimed at improving driver operability and lowering cost of ownership.
Tags: Vehicle Inspection, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Canter FE, Cabovers
Hino Trucks announced the Class 4 cabover Model 155 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, broadening its product lineup to Class 4 through Class 7.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks, Cabovers, Class 4, Medium-Duty Trucks, NTEA
Rates on the spot freight market increased in all three major categories for the first time in weeks, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment
General Motors is offering its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with a box-delete option so fleet managers can better configure the mid-size pickup for specific jobs, GM announced today at NTEA's Work Truck Show.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Colorado, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Pickups, Class 1
Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Fleet Management, Biodiesel, Greenhouse Gases, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Biofuel
March 3, 2015 - Product News
Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Telogis, Ford, Telematics, Analytics, Fleet Metrics, Information Technology
March 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ford's redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks will offer a lower noise level than outgoing models mostly due to the redesigned turbo diesel engine, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show.
Tags: Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Ergonomics, 2016-MY, Work Truck Show
CRST International has acquired Kentucky-based Pegasus Transportation. CRST said the acquisition will allow it to expand its temperature-controlled operations footprint.
Tags: Pegasus, Mergers & Acquisitions, CRST
Kenworth is offering 18,000- and 20,000-pound axles with the truck that's powered by a PACCAR PX-9 8.9-liter inline-6 cylinder engine that produces 350 hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque.
Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T370, Class 7, Vocational Trucks, Axles, Work Truck Show
Teletrac and Navman Wireless have merged into a single telematics company, the two recently announced.
Tags: Telematics, Navman Wireless, Teletrac, Mergers & Acquisitions
Accuride Corp. on Tuesday reported higher revenues in the final quarter of 2014 compared to a year earlier, but moved from a profit to a loss.
The projected publication date for the final ELD rule has been updated to September 30th according the the FMCSA.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, eLog
Navistar International Corp. announced on Tuesday that it is still losing money, but nowhere near as much as it did a year earlier, thanks to higher sales and lower warranty costs.
Tags: Navistar, Earnings, Equity Markets
Reading Truck Body has introduced the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX work truck with Tool-Pro body. The truck is on display at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Isuzu, Reading Truck Body, Cabovers, Service Bodies, Work Truck Show
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information in the theft of $4 million in gold Sunday evening from a truck on I-95 in North Carolina.
Tags: Security, North Carolina, I-95
C.R. England is offering bonuses to all company and independent contractor driver trainers for apprentices who are successfully trained and upgraded. A pay increase was also announced for a large percentage of drivers in C.R. England’s regional fleets.
Tags: Driver Training, C.R. England, Driver Pay, Fleets
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
XL Hybrids is now offering its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for the diesel-powered Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.
Tags: Vans, Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Utilimaster, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
Diesel prices continue rebounding since hitting their lowest level in five years last month gaining 3.6 cents this week to reach a national average of $2.93 per gallon.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Despite lower diesel prices potentially making natural gas less attractive as a fuel, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. sold more of its alternative to trucking’s main fuel last year while reporting mixed financial numbers.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Earnings, CNG Fueling Stations, Equity Markets
March 2, 2015 - Product News
Mack Trucks is offering natural gas versions of its Pinnacle model with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, UltraShift Plus
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