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November 19, 2015 - Product News

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

FusoFirst Mobile App homescreen, as seen on a typical mobile phone.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Roadside Assistance, Medium-Duty Trucks, Dealers, Mobile Apps

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Truckstop.com Conference Offers Industry Insight, Product Announcements

Truckstop.com's first user conference, a three-day event in Dallas, Texas, balanced keynote speeches by industry experts, educational breakouts, and a handful of product announcements.

Tags: Information Technology, Events, Truckstop.com

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Omnitracs Planning Second Annual User Conference

Omnitracs has announced the breakout track and session lineup for its second annual user conference — Omnitracs Outlook 2016: Innovation for the Road Ahead — which will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2016, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Tags: Information Technology, Events, Omnitracs

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Again Says Nay to Twin 33s

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

The Senate has approved an amendment that strips out a measure included in the Department of Transportation funding bill that would have allowed 33-foot-long double trailers to operate on highways regardless of state laws.

Tags: U.S. Senate, U.S. DOT, Truck Size/Weight

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

NTSB: Trucker’s Use of Synthetic Marijuana Caused Fatal Crash

NTSB Investigator-in-Charge Jennifer Morrison shows the Board reenactment animation of collision between tractor-trailer truck and bus in Davis, Okla., on September 26, 2014. Photo: NTSB

As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations

Tags: NTSB, Crash, Drug Testing

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders 'Unimpressive' in October

Photo: Yokohama Tire

Net order activity in October for new Class 8 and Class 5-7 trucks reflects the continuing slowdown in market activity, according to ACT Research Co.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Medium-Duty Trucks

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Renames Driving School, Adds Simulators

Celadon Driving Academy student Drew Davis practices his driving skill on the TransSim VS6 driving simulator. (PRNewsFoto/Celadon Trucking)

Celadon Trucking has changed the name of its driving school from Quality Drivers School to Celadon Driving Academ and has purchased four TransSimVS driving simulators for use at the flagship Indianapolis location.

Tags: Driver Training, Celadon, Truck Driving Schools

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Atlanta's Spaghetti Junction Tops ATRI's List of Truck Bottlenecks for 2015

Atlanta's Tom Moreland Interchange. Public domain via Wikipedia.

Atlanta's I-285 at I-85 North is the worst truck bottleneck in the country, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual congestion study -- and watch out in Houston, Texas.

Tags: Texas, Georgia, ATRI, I-95, Congestion, I-65, I-10, I-90, I-85, I-285

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Iveco Eurocargo Named International Truck of the Year

Iveco's new medium-duty Eurocargo has been chosen by European commercial vehicle journalists as International Truck of the Year 2016.

Tags: Iveco, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Truck of the Year, Awards, Global

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

House Applies Highway Patch; Senate Expected to Rubberstamp

Rep. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House T&I Committee

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 has been passed by the House.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Continues Chicago Growth

C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics providers, has signed a seven-year lease for a 235,000-square-foot commercial office building and warehouse in the Chicago area.

Tags: Chicago, 3PL, Illinois, C.H. Robinson

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

True Value Outsourcing Transportation to Ryder

True Value Company has chosen Ryder System to handle its transportation services through a Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions agreement.

Tags: Outsourcing, Ryder System, Private Fleets, Dedicated Fleets

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

TravelCenters Looks to Buy Bankrupt Quaker Steak & Lube

Photo: Quaker Steak & Lube

TravelCenters of America has agreed to acquire the Quaker Steak & Lube casual-dining chain for $25 million, in a move that will see some of its existing full-service restaurants converted to the brand as well as expanding the number of stand-alone restaurants.

Tags: TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, Mergers & Acquisitions

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Makes Changes to Support Going Global

Scott D. Hazlett has been promoted to president, Wheels.

Accuride announced Monday that it has realigned its organization and upgraded its leadership team to support the company’s plans to grow as a supplier of wheel-end products to the global commercial vehicle industry.

Tags: Leadership, Gunite, Wheels, Accuride, People, Global

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Continue to Fall

Photo by Jim Park

Diesel and gasoline prices continued to fall last week, but the weekend's terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut caused crude oil prices to jump.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

NTEA Names Senior Director of Technical Services

DEHNE

NTEA The Association for the Work Truck Industry recently appointed Susan Dehne as senior director of technical services.

Tags: NTEA, Associations, People

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

OSHA Fines Could Jump 80% Next Year

For the first time in a quarter century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will in 2016 increase its fines for safety violations.

Tags: OSHA

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Shur-Co Adds S.D. Facility for Retractable Tarps

Shur-Co LLC says it is setting up a new location in Sioux Falls, S.D., to install ShurTite retractable tarp system. The products continue to be made in and distributed from the original facility in Canada and it will remain the main location.

Tags: Tarping, Flatbed Trailers, Shur-Co LLC

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Ryder Begins Using RNG in California

Photo courtesy of Ryder

Ryder System, Inc. will begin using Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) at its stations in Orange and Fontana, Calif., the company has announced.

Tags: Ryder System, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., LNG Fueling Station, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

House Floating Another Highway Patch

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 was introduced in the House Nov. 16.

Tags: Highway Bill, U.S. Congress, Elected Leaders

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Fleets Better at Advancing NGV Deployment

Photo courtesy of C2ES

A new guide created by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) states that public and private fleets that use natural gas vehicles are better at advancing their deployment than individual vehicle owners.

Tags: Fleet Management, Clean Energy Fuels, NGV, CNG Fueling Stations

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

FTR: In 2016, Economy Should Notch One More Good Year

Image: U.S. DOT

More gloom than boom, but no doom sums up the economic outlook for 2016 presented by FTR economists in the latest State of Freight webinar hosted by the research and analysis firm.

Tags: FTR, Economy

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Alkane COE Trucks Get DOT Approval

Alkane will use Foton cab-chassis from China with North American components, including a propane-fueled engine. Assembly in South Carolina is set for early 2016.

A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, COE, Alkane Truck Company, Cabovers, Class 7, Alternative Fuels

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

ACT Research: October Volumes Reflect Freight Softening

Photo: U.S. DOT

A report on Class 8 freight volumes issued by ACT Research dovetails with other analysis released this week that signals motor carriers are starting to feel the effect of a slowdown in both import/export activity and in domestic manufacturing levels.

Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Freight

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Fleets Honored for Security, Claims and Loss Prevention Programs

ABF Freight System won the 2015 Excellence in Trucking Security Award. (From left) Jeff Ferber, Manager, Security - Field Operations; Chad Cullen, Security Investigator;   Josh Lovan, CCSP, Manager of Security; and ATA's Brian Lagana.

ABF Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line, and Roehl Transport took home honors from the American Trucking Associations' Safety, Security and Human Resources Conference in Little Rock, Ark.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Cargo Theft, ABF, Roehl Transport, Security, American Trucking Associations

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