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January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Sells More than 26M F-Series Trucks

Image courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford is celebrating a major milestone as F-Series now reigns as the top-selling truck in the country for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 years, selling more than 26 million F-Series trucks since January 1977.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-Series, Large Pickups, Truck Sales

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise in Last Week of Year

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. increased again, capping off a rally in fuel prices that began more than a month ago, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

January 3, 2017 - Product News

J.J. Keller Offers Educational ELD Mandate Prep Event

Image via J.J. Keller & Associates

The trucking consulting firm J.J. Keller & Associates has announced a new educational event to help fleets prepare for the changes brought on by the upcoming ELD mandate called Practical Guidance for ELog Success: From Ideas to Plan.

Tags: Training, J.J. Keller, Hours of Service, Electronic Logging Devices, ELD Mandate

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Best in 2 Years, Construction Highest in 10 Years

Manufacturing in the U.S. ended 2016 on a high note, hitting its best level since 2014, according to two new reports, while separate data reveals construction spending in the country hit its highest level in a little more than a decade.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

January 3, 2017 - Product News

Eaton Brings Flex Reman Transmissions to Canada

Photo: Eaton

Eaton has brought its lineup of Flex Reman transmissions into the Canadian marketplace for the first time.

Tags: Canada, Eaton, Transmissions, Remanufactured Parts

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

CAT Scale Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Photo courtesy of Cat Scale

CAT Scale is scoring a company milestone in 2017, hitting 40 years of operation since it began in 1977.

Tags: Weigh Stations, CAT Scale, Milestones

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Seeks to Accurately Count Women in Trucking

FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling and professional driver Stephanie Klang. Photo via Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association has created the WIT Index in an effort to more accurately track the number of women working in the trucking industry.

Tags: Women in Trucking Association, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Looking to Electrify F-150, Transit Custom Van by 2020

Ford has announced that the F-150 will be electrified by 2020. Pictured is a gasoline powered 2017 F-150 XLT courtesy of Ford.

Ford announced seven global electrified vehicles that it plans to introduce in the next five years, which includes hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van.

Tags: Ford F-150, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Ford Transit Custom

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Worldwide Annual Electric Truck Sales May Reach 332,000 by 2026

Photo of Frito-Lay electric truck charging at Clipper Creek charging station, courtesy of Clipper Creek

Global annual electrified powertrain medium- and heavy-duty truck sales are expected to grow from about 31,000 vehicles in 2016 to nearly 332,000 by 2026.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Navigant Research, Electric Trucks

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

China Paving a Way for Autonomous Trucks

With cooperation from the Chinese government, TuSimple, a Chinese autonomous driving startup, has signed an agreement that will allow it to test autonomous trucks on public roads by Oct. 2017.

Tags: China, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Southern Refrigerated Transport Names Senior VP of Administration

Billy Cartright Photo via Southern Refrigerated Transport

Billy Cartright has joined the executive team at Southern Refrigerated Transport, filling the role of senior vice president of administration at the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, Southern Refrigerated Transport

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Groups Want Behind-the-Wheel Time Restored to Entry-Level Driver Rule

Photo courtesy Advanced Career Institute.

A trucking association and several safety advocacy groups have petitioned FCMSA to reconsider the Entry-Level Driver Training Final Rule and add minimum behind-the-wheel training time for student CDL drivers.

Tags: Driver Safety, FMSCA, drivers, OOIDA

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Is Amazon Planning a Flying Warehouse?

Photo: Amazon

An Amazon patent filing surfaced on Dec. 28 describing an airborne fulfillment center for the company’s drone delivery system, according to a report by CNBC.

Tags: Amazon.com, Patents, Drones, Last Mile Delivery

December 30, 2016 - Global News

Renault Trucks Signs Agreements with Iranian Vehicle Importer

Photo: Renault Trucks

Renault Trucks has signed to agreements with Iranian importer Arya Diesel Motors.

Tags: Iran, Renault Trucks, Global

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

HDT’s Most Popular Photo Galleries of 2016

Photo courtesy of Shell Rotella

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine brought its readers colorful photos from around the country in 2016, showing new vehicles, industry events, truck beauty contests, and a particularly important Christmas Tree.

Tags: Photo Gallery, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular Videos of 2016

Photo: Tom Berg

For 2016, we expanded our video coverage to bring you even more truck and equipment reviews, previews, and test drives as well as some coverage from the biggest events of the year.

Tags: Video Series, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Photo via U.S. Department of Transportation

In addition to Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's news coverage of the trucking industry, our editors also provided commentary to give insight and context to 2016's stories, both big and small.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Blogs, 2016

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

Toll Bridge Offers New Routing Option for Truckers Crossing Ohio River

The Lewis and Clark Bridge Photo: Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project

A new routing option has opened for truckers in the Midwest with the State Road 265 bridge across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Indiana, known formerly as the East End bridge and now renamed the Lewis and Clark Bridge.

Tags: Tolls, Indiana, Kentucky, Bridges

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

Montana Suspends Hours of Service Ahead of Winter Storm

Anticipated high winds, snowfall, and sub-zero temperatures have prompted Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to temporarily suspend hours of service regulations for some carriers in the state.

Tags: Winter Driving, Hours of Service, Montana, Winter

December 29, 2016 - Industry News

Report Finds Fleet Telematics Adoption Steadily Increasing

Western states saw the highest telematics adoption rates in the survey.

Telematics adoption has crept up to 44% and is as high as 78% in the utility fleet industry, according to a new report by GPS Insight and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine publisher Bobit Business Media.

Tags: Telematics, Bobit Business Media, GPS Insight, Survey

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Powers Heaviest Rose Parade Float with Lucy Pet Products

Photo courtesy of Ford

The record-breaking float, powered by a 6.8L V-10 engine, is more than 125 feet long and 137,000 pounds.

Tags: Ford

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

PacLease Opens 10 New Locations in North America

Photo via PacLease

PacLease expanded in 2016 by adding 10 new locations in the U.S. and Canada, offering the full line of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks.

Tags: Leasing, PacLease, Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular News Stories of 2016

Photo: Tom Berg

In 2016, the trucking industry saw several major news stories play out on a near daily basis. Major updates to emissions regulations, the end of Cat Truck, and, of course, the presidential election all caught the attention of our readers in a big way this year.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

HDT's Most Popular Articles of 2016

Photo: Jim Park

In 2016 Heavy Duty Trucking magazine covered several major issues affecting the trucking industry including the ELD mandate, overtime rules, driver retention and many others.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, 2016

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Drivers Must Get New Medical Certificates After Chiropractor Charged with Faking Exams

The FMCSA is notifying drivers who were given medical examinations by Anthony Lefteris that they have 30 days to get a new a Medical Examiner’s Certificate from a medical professional on the National Registry.

Tags: CDL, Crime & Fraud, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Medical Examiners

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