May 10, 2016 - Industry News
Nikola Motor (as in Nikola Tesla) says it's developing a 2,000-hp turbine hybrid-electric highway tractor whose operating costs will be half that of a diesel truck.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Nikola Tesla, New Vehicles
Two separate measures of spot market truck freight volume turned lower in April following an improvement the month before.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, TransCore Link Logistics
Navistar, Inc. announced subscriptions to OnCommand Connection (OCC), the company's open architecture remote diagnostics system, have surpassed the 200,000 vehicle mark.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Navistar, Navistar OnCommand
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
The price of diesel fuel plateaued last week, increasing by less than a cent nationally, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office is accepting applications for an amnesty program that will allow carriers to reclassify drivers as employees and avoid liability for misclassifying them as independent contractors.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Employment, Independent Contractors, Drivers, California
A Cook County, Ill., jury ruled against a food refrigeration company and its former fleet driver who allegedly had drugs in his system at the time of a 2012 accident.
Tags: Liability, Fatal Accidents, Drugged Driving, Court Rulings, Drivers
FTR's new Intermodal Competitive Index indicated that intermodal conditions were generally positive but not stellar.
Tags: Industry Research, Intermodal, FTR
Intermodal volume in the first quarter of 2016 increased, underscoring the segment's core strengths despite other indicators, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s latest report.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, IANA
Lower fuel prices propelled truckstop operator TravelCenters of America from a profit to a loss in the first quarter of the year, but that’s not keeping it from going ahead with expansion plans.
Tags: Fuel Prices, Petro Stopping Centers, Truckstops, Travel Centers of America, Earnings
Alliance Autogas began its coast-to-coast tour in Kansas, with the propane-converted pickup making it up to Washington in just a few short days before it continues on to California. The ride is to support the message to fleets that "it’s really not that hard to convert."
Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip
May 6, 2016 - Industry News
Day-cab tractors have lagged behind sleeper equipped models in aerodynamic development fleets are missing out of fuel efficiency gains, according to the latest NACFE Confidence Report.
Tags: Emissions Reduction, Aerodynamics, NACFE, Fuel Efficiency, Day cabs
M-S Logistics has presented their Partner of the Year award to Marangoni Tread North America. The award was presented by M-S Logistics’ safety and maintenance director Mike Elliott.
Tags: Tires, Awards, Retreads, Marangoni
The Canadian Trucking Alliance is asking its members to donate to the Red Cross to help thousands of people who have been affected by the Fort McMurray fire in Alberta, Canada.
Tags: Fire, Red Cross, Canadian Trucking Alliance, Donations
The truck dealership group Inland Kenworth has opened a new $23 million dealership in Phoenix, Ariz., as part of an 83-acre business park with a truck stop, truck wash, and trailer dealership.
Tags: Kenworth, Arizona, Truck Dealers, Dealers
May 5, 2016 - Industry News
Webasto’s North America Thermo & Comfort Division has appointed Mark Denny as its new president and CEO.
Tags: Leadership, People, Webasto
Cargo securement manufacturer and supplier Heico has acquired Wistra GmbH Cargo Control, a German cargo securement products company.
Tags: Cargo Securement, Ancra, Mergers & Acquisitions
A former Knight Transportation truck driver killed one man and injured two others before committing suicide at a Knight facility in Katy, Texas.
Tags: People, Knight Transportation
May 5, 2016 - Product News
Adrian Steel has introduced a line of composite partitions for cargo vans that provide more leg room and better climate control for the driver.
Tags: Adrian Steel, Partitions, Cargo Van
The Automotive Distribution Network has partnered with Innova Fleet Services to provide the group’s members with a telematics solution to efficiently manage small- and medium-sized fleets.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Software, Vehicle Tracking
Aljex Software has implemented a new feature called Auto-Post for its trucking module, allowing dispatchers and asset managers to post available equipment to load boards with a single click.
Tags: Dispatch, Brokers, Load Board, Aljex Software, Truckstop.com
Loose capacity and a sluggish economy in the first quarter helped drive down earnings for Roadrunner, XPO and USA Truck.
Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, USA Truck, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings
AMP Americas has launched ampRENEW, a biogas division dedicated to the company’s growing renewable fuel business that has entered into fueling agreements with Dillon Transport and Ruan Transportation Management Systems.
Tags: Renewable Fuel, Dillon Transport, AMP Americas, Biogas, Renewable Natural Gas
The number of spot market loads jumped 9% during the final week of April compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, but rates showed hardly any improvements.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
May 4, 2016 - Industry News
California is awarding $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a statewide zero-emission drayage truck development and demonstration project.
Tags: Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero Emissions, Hybrid Trucks
May 4, 2016 - Product News
Mitchell 1 has reached an agreement to provide repair information, diagnostics, estimating and maintenance software to the fleet management and maintenance services provider First Vehicle Services.
Tags: First Vehicle Services, Software, Mitchell 1, Technicians, Repair Shops
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