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March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Hino Appoints George Daniels Senior VP - Sales and Customer Support

George Daniels

Hino Trucks announced the appointment of George Daniels to the position of senior vice president sales and customer support. Daniels succeeds Bob McDowell who is no longer with the company.

Tags: Leadership, Hino Trucks, People

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Household Goods Mover Sentenced for 'Low-Ball' Estimate Scam

The former owner and president of a Florida-based household goods mover has been sentenced in a scheme to swindle customers out of money, after it booked moves, then referred most of those moves to another company that charged higher rates.

Tags: Office of Inspector General, Household Goods Movers, Crime, Fraud

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

ODFL February LTL Tonnage Jumps, Expectations Raised

Old Dominion Freight Line on Monday reported an increase in its less-than-truckload tons per day for February of 11.7% compared with February 2013, following growth of 10.1% for January 2014 compared to the year before.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Truck Tonnage, Tonnage

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

uShip and eBay Announce Partnership for Shipments

The online logistics provider uShip has announced a partnership with the online auction business eBay, when it comes to arranging larger-than-parcel shipments.

Tags: eBay, eBay Motors, uShip, Fleets, Logistics

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Investment Firm Purchases Majority of Dicom Transportation

The private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners has purchased a majority stake in Dicom Transportation Group, the Canadian parent to several trucking operations.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets Time for MATS Hearing on New Entrant Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set the time for a listening session it announced earlier for this year’s Mid America Trucking Show, which is later this month.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

New York Law Takes Effect over Driver Misclassification

A new law takes effect Tuesday in New York state that some describe as the most stringent of any state when it comes to truck drivers and other transportation workers who have been wrongly classified as independent contractors rather than employees.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Independent Contractors

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

More Than 7,800 Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks Recalled

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is recalling 7,819 model year 2012-2014 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 trucks.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Recalls, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Freight Group Joins with Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room

TMC, NASHVILLE -- The North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room announced the creation of “Trucking Efficiency,” an industry collaboration that aims to double the freight efficiency of cargo movement.

Tags: TMC, Carbon War Room, Freight Efficiency, NAFCE, fuel efficiency, GHG

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

TrailerTails Gain Acceptance, Should Total 200,000 by 2017, ATDynamics Says

TMC, NASHVILLE -- ATDynamics says North American fleets are on track to order 50,000 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices this year, and there’ll be 200,000 on the road by 2017. More than 350 fleets have deployed the aerodynamic devices in the last three years, including numerous Top 100 for-hire and private fleets.

Tags: ATDynamics, TrailerTails, Trailers, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Paccar Adds Spicer EconoTrek 6x2, AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axles

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Spicer EconoTrek 6x2 tandem axle and the AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle are now available on certain Kenworth and Peterbilt models

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, TMC, Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, Advantek40, EconoTrek

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Idle Smart's Battery Protect Ensures Engine Starts

TMC, NASHVILLE -- The new Battery Protect system from Idle Smart continuously monitors battery voltage levels, and will automatically start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries.

Tags: TMC, Idle Smart, Idle Reduction, Batteries, Electrical System

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Accuride's New Accu-Lite Wheel Lineup Sheds 4 Pounds

TMC, NASHVILLE – Accuride unveiled two new aluminum wheels for wide-single tires that are up to 4 pounds lighter than the models they replace. With the addition of the Accu-Lite Duplex line of aluminum wheels to its portfolio, Accuride claims it has the lightest-weight range of standard aluminum wheels in North America.

Tags: TMC, Accuride, Wheels, Lightweighting

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Westport Pair ISX12 G with UltraShift Plus

TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.

Tags: Natural Gas, Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

Bolt-on Hybrid System Takes Home Work Truck Show Green Award

Amy Dobrikova, VP sales and business development, Echo Automotive, accepts ward from Steve Carey, executive director, NTEA.

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Echo Automotive's EchoDrive plug-in hybrid system took home the Green Award from the NTEA'S Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: NTEA, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Work Truck Show, Cargo Vans, Ford E-Series

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

Reading Truck Body and Curry Supply Announce Partnership

Reading Truck Body and Curry Supply Co. have announced their partnership. With Curry Supply’s extensive global reach and strong ties with niche industries, Reading Truck Body will gain exposure and build relationships with a new segment of customers.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Reading Truck Body, Curry Supply Co.

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

CSA Program Improving But More Changes Needed, Says DOT Inspector General

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is making progress on improving its CSA safety enforcement program, but it needs to step up the pace, says the Transportation Department Inspector General in a new report.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, DOT Inspector General, DataQ

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index Shows February Increase

Despite continued weather problems, North American shipment volume and freight spending both soared in February 2014.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Freight Index

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

TMD Announces Dates for 2014 Quarterly Brake Training Classes

TMD Friction, manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket brands Textar and Don, announced their training class dates for 2014.

Tags: Training, Brakes, Air Disc Brake, Drum brakes, TMD Friction, Aftermartket

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Move Production of 2016 F-650/F-750 Medium-Duty Trucks to Ohio

Ford announced production of its all-new 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks will shift from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant starting early next year, with the trucks on sale in spring 2015.

Tags: Ford, Expansion, Ohio, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

February Intermodal Rail Traffic Increases

Intermodal rail traffic increased 1.1% in February compared to the same time a year ago, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Association of American Railroads

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

CARB Unveils Proposed Changes to California’s Truck and Bus Regulation

The California Air Resources Board unveiled proposed amendments to its Truck and Bus Regulation. The amendments are designed to provide new flexibility to truckers working to clean up their aging diesel fleets while still protecting the important emission benefits the regulation provides. CARB members will consider the changes at the April 24 hearing.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, DEF, Truck and Bus Regulation

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: 175,000 Jobs Added in February, None for Trucking

Employers added 175,000 jobs in February, better than the previous two months, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

March 6, 2014 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Adds New Corrosion-Fighting Trailers in 2014

XTRA Lease has ordered approximately 5,000 new trailers for 2014, most of which will be built with corrosion-fighting galvanized steel components. The company is adding a mix of dry vans, liftgated vans and reefers equipped with new fuel-saving Thermo King Precedent reefer units.

Tags: Trailers, Thermo King, Xtra Lease, Aerodynamics

March 6, 2014 - Industry News

National Coalition Launches “Hardhats for Highways” Campaign

With the federal Highway Trust Fund projected to be unable to support any new highway, bridge and public transportation improvements in fiscal year 2015, a national coalition of associations and labor unions announced that it is launching a campaign to help educate Congress about the connection between local jobs and federal highway and transit investment.

Tags: Congress, Highway Trust Fund, Hardhats for Highways

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