October 17, 2016 - Industry News
For the second straight week, the price of diesel fuel has increased after staying relatively flat for nearly two months, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
After a year in which none of the major Class 8 OEMs exhibited at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced that they will return to the show for 2017.
Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Industry Event, OEMs, MATS, Events
ACT Research released its preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for September 2016, showing a decline from the previous month and weaker than anticipated order pace.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
A summer lull in used auction volume ended this past September, according to findings in NADA Used Car Guide's recent Commercial Truck Guidelines report.
Tags: NADA, Auctions, Used Truck Sales
ATRI has conducted a survey of nearly 100 fleet managers and representing over 114,500 trucks to examine fuel economy and fuel usage among fleets of different sizes and needs.
Tags: Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Survey, ATRI
The total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities rebounded last month, posting its best quarterly performance in a year, due in part to increased manufacturing, according to new Federal Reserve figures.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Federal Reserve
Third quarter earnings for the nation’s trucking companies began rolling in on Monday, following reports of lowered expectations as several negative factors weigh on the nation’s freight markets.
Tags: JB Hunt, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings, Universal Logistics Holdings, Economy, Forward Air
Vipar Heavy Duty has named Chris Baer its new president, effective immediately, as part of a transition plan eventually leading to the retirement of the aftermarket parts distributor group's long-time head, Steve Crowley, who remains as CEO.
Tags: Leadership, Vipar Heavy Duty
October 14, 2016 - Product News
Enterprise mobility, telematics and business process automation company Pegasus TransTech has named Mark Spicer its vice president of integrated solutions.
Tags: Sales, Leadership, People, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech
October 14, 2016 - Industry News
Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins Westport, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Emissions Reduction
A Utah-licensed truck driver has been banned from interstate driving after crashing his truck a day after failing a pre-employment drug test.
Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Drug Testing, Imminent Hazard
Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education to combat unsafe driving behavior as part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week, taking place Oct. 16-22, 2016.
Tags: driver safety, Inspections, Traffic Violations, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA
Hurricane Matthew may be little more than scattered clouds in the Atlantic Ocean at this point, but it left behind damage to highways and other property that could take a lot of time and money to clean up.
Tags: Hurricane, Flooding, Road Closure, Damage Recovery, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, I-95, I-40
Retail sales in the U.S. posted a solid gain in September, indicating consumers remain confident about the economy – but a separate report revealed that certainty is being hit by the race for White House.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Producer Prices, Business Inventories
October 13, 2016 - Industry News
USA Truck is increased pay for independent contractors as part of the carrier’s Independent Contractor Compensation program.
Tags: USA Truck, Driver Pay, Owner Operators, Independent Contractors
Influential Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) lent his support to the proposed federal rule that would mandate electronic speed limiters on commercial vehicles during an Oct. 13 campaign stop on Long Island.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, Chuck Schumer
October 13, 2016 - Product News
DAT Solutions has announced that Getloaded, a load board for smaller freight brokers and carriers, will be integrated into the DAT Network of load boards.
Tags: DAT Solutions, Load Board, Integration
Detroit Diesel Corp. will pay $28.5 million, in a combination of fines and funding for pollution-reduction projects, to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, EPA, Department of Justice
BMW has signed a multiple-year supply agreement to integrate its i3 range extender (REx) units into the Workhorse step van to extend the range of the Class 3-5 delivery vehicles.
Tags: Workhorse, BMW i3, Delivery Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
Asset tracking software provider FourKites announced that it has raised $13 million in Series A funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, bringing total funding for the two-year-old company to $16.5 million.
Tags: Funding, Asset Tracking, Venture Capital, FourKites
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry fell in August after rising four straight months, according to new Transportation Department figures, and reflecting trends in the overall economy.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index
Fallout from Hurricane Matthew and the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy helped push spot market rates higher over the past week, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions, while a separate report shows rates in September were mixed when compared to the previous month and a year ago.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index
SuperTruck and a pair of platooning rigs were also demonstrated at the company's proving grounds in Indiana on Wednesday.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, SuperTruck, Truck Platooning, LT Series
Aljex Software has integrated Truckstop.com data directly into its transportation management software system, the company announced.
Tags: TMS, Aljex Software, Truckstop.com, Software Integration
October 12, 2016 - Industry News
Bridgestone Americas has announced that Joseph Saoud has joined the company as president of the truck and bus radial business at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Tags: Leadership, People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
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