September 7, 2016 - Industry News
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT
September 7, 2016 - Product News
Pegasus TransTech, an enterprise mobility and business process automation provider, has added TMW Systems as a Transflo Mobile integration partner.
Tags: TMW Systems, Transflo, TMS, Pegasus TransTech, Software Integration
Matthew J. Boler has been elected chairman of the board of The Boler Company. He replaces his father, company founder John Boler, who died in March.
Tags: Leadership, People, Hendrickson
The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun a year-long pilot program allowing heavier trucks to use one of the state’s key transportation corridors to test the effect on commercial transportation efficiency.
Tags: Pilot Program, Truck Weights, Arizona Department of Transportation
The spot truckload market finished August on a higher note as rates and the number of available loads moved higher during the week ending Sept. 3, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Volvo is testing a fully autonomous truck in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine in Sweden as part of a development project aimed at improving transport flow and safety in the mine.
Tags: Volvo Group, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles
Navistar International Corporation announced that James Keyes and Michael Hammes will be retiring from the company's Board of Directors.
Tags: Retirement, Navistar, Board of Directors
September 6, 2016 - Industry News
The average price of diesel fuel last week remained relatively flat after a small increase in the week before, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are looking for trucking companies that stand out for exceptional workplace environments, compensation and benefits, company culture and perks for its annual Best Fleets to Drive For list.
Tags: Awards, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge, Driver Retention
September 6, 2016 - Product News
Eaton has added three new higher torque-rated clutches to its lineup of aftermarket remanufactured clutches with torque ranges of up to 2,050 ft.-lbs.
Tags: Eaton, Remanufactured Parts, Torque, Clutches
Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
September 6, 2016 - Global News
Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6% equity stake in Navistar International Corp. as part of a “wide-ranging strategic alliance” that will initially focus on providing powertrains for Navistar trucks starting in 2019.
Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Engines, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 5, 2016 - Industry News
Published reports indicate that Volkswagen's commercial trucks arm will soon announce it's buying nearly 20% of Navistar's shares and in return will sell diesels to the American truck builder and get two seats on the board.
Tags: Cummins, Volkswagen, Navistar, Vertical Integration
September 2, 2016 - Industry News
Navistar International has announced an integrated marketing partnership that will name its International brand as the official equipment truck of the Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network for the 2016 and 2017 football seasons.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Sept. 2 issued “two important notes” on the final rule it has issued on electronic logging devices (ELDs).
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate
September 2, 2016 - Product News
Heil Trailer International has expanded its line of stainless steel products for the 2017 model year in a variety of styles, sizes and applications.
Tags: Trailers, Liquid Tank Trailers, Heil Trailer
Component supplier Accuride has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Crestview Partners, a New York-based private equity firm.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Accuride, Acquisition
September 2, 2016 - Global News
A fully commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) hub is now operating in Denmark, a result of a collaboration between Nissan, Enel, and Nuvve.
Tags: Nissan, Vehicle-to-Grid Technology, Nissan NV200, Denmark
The U.S. economy continued adding more jobs in August but at a slightly slower pace, leading to expectations the Federal Reserve will punt on a possible interest rate hike later this month. A separate report shows factory orders rebounded in the biggest gain in nine months.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Durable Goods, Factory Orders, Employment, Federal Reserve, Factory Shipments
September 1, 2016 - Industry News
The trucking operation Celadon Group Inc. on Thursday reported its fiscal fourth quarter and year-end results for 2016 with both showing sharply lower earnings.
Tags: Economy, Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, Celadon, Fleet Earnings
Axalta Coating Systems is bringing a new visual identity to its iconic Imron brand of polyurethane coatings, which are used by OEMs and, in selected markets, for the aftermarket repair of commercial vehicles.
September 1, 2016 - Global News
BYD Company Ltd. and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group have launched a pure electric sanitation truck lineup with a total of 26 models to serve the city’s administration.
Tags: China, Sanitation, BYD, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles
The American Trucking Associations and its Share the Road highway-safety program has launched the "Share the Road Instructional Video" to demonstrate safe-driving techniques ahead of the busy Labor Day weekend.
Tags: Highway Safety, ATA, Share the Road
TomTom has introduced a GPS device designed specifically for truck drivers. The company said the new Trucker 600 provides accurate, vehicle-relevant navigation, map updates and traffic analysis – for the lifetime of the device – all in one package.
Detroit has introduced Detroit Connect Analytics as part of its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services, to give customers “important insights about their vehicles to help them make critical business decisions.”
Tags: Detroit, Daimler Trucks North America
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