May 19, 2015 - Industry News
TruStar Energy, in conjunction with Arizona-based D.L. Withers Construction, has been contracted to refurbish the compressed natural gas (CNG) station for the City of Tucson, Ariz., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Arizona, City of Tucson, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
May 18, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth gained market share in 2014 and has made additional gains in the first quarter of 2015. Kenworth expects 2015 to be a banner year for truck makers with numbers not seen since the pre-buy year of 2006.
Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880, Paccar MX Engine
The national average cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the fifth consecutive week, hitting its highest level in two months.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Göran Nyberg, Volvo Truck North America president, is concerned that the upcoming Phase 2 round of GHG regulations could push back hard against the advance of truck technology.
Tags: GHG, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Volvo Trucks
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that it has delivered its 500,000th Isuzu-built truck since the brand entered the North American market 31 years ago.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Isuzu N-Series
May 18, 2015 - Product News
Bam Worldwide announced Bamwire, a specialty asset-based lending platform for motor carriers designed to help small fleets grow their business.
Tags: Freight, Small Fleets, Factoring
Sales and shipments of cutaways, low cab-over-engine and strip chassis trucks moved higher in the first two months of 2015 compared to a year ago, yet 2015 should be as volatile as 2014, according to the NTEA.
Tags: NTEA, Vehicle Purchasing, Truck Sales, Cabovers, Chassis Cab Trucks, Canada, Mexico
May 17, 2015 - Industry News
U.S. industrial production fell 0.3% in April for its fifth consecutive monthly loss, according to a Federal Reserve report issued Friday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Industrial Production, Consumer Sentiment
May 15, 2015 - Industry News
Rep. Bill Shuster and Rep. Paul Ryan released a joint statement about their own proposal to extend spending authority for the Highway Trust Fund through the end of July.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highway Bill
The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants
Meritor and Pressure Systems International gave a tour of its facilities in San Antonio to attendees of the Annual Fleet Technology Event in May.
Tags: Tires, Meritor, Events, PSI, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Walmart is planning to test an online shipping subscription service similar to Amazon Prime, according to a report from The Information.
Tags: Information Technology, Amazon.com, Walmart, Retail Sector, Shipping Service
Dragan Simovski, the operator of Illinois-based Freedom Transportation was sentenced to 3 years in prison for his connection to an illegal double-brokering scheme.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Brokers
ZF Friedrichshafen has completed its acquisition of TRW Automotive, the company announced. TRW and ZF will operate under the name ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
Tags: TRW Automotive, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, ZF Friedrichshafen
May 14, 2015 - Industry News
Waste Management has started construction on a compressed natural gas (CNG) facility that will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area. It's scheduled to open in August.
Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Louisiana, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
The University of Memphis has established an award named in honor of alumnus Mike Pennington, a well-known figure in the trucking industry who recently passed away at the age of 64.
Tags: HDMA, Awards, Memphis, People
May 14, 2015 - Product News
Caterpillar this week unveiled its CT680 on/off-road truck and tractor, the third model in a line of Cat Trucks first introduced about four years ago.
Tags: Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks
J.J. Keller & Associates has released the third editions of the J.J. Keller Tractor-Trailer Driver Training Manual and Instructor’s Supplement.
Tags: CDL, Driver Training, J.J. Keller
With one week left to pass a short-term funding extension two key Democratic lawmakers have introduced a measure to extend the authorization of surface transportation programs into this July.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Bill
May 13, 2015 - Industry News
The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $55-billion spending bill that includes a provision to allow 33-foot long double trailers on Interstate and other highways— regardless of state laws.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Trailers, 34-Hour Restart, Insurance
Fikes Truck Line, Hope, Ark., is shutting its doors, with many of the flatbed company's employees being absorbed by Alabama-based Blair Logistics.
Tags: Fikes Truck Line, Blair Logistics
Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, China, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
A measure of the amount of freight moved by the for-hire transportation industry in the U.S. increased in March, reversing a one-month decline and posting its biggest gain since last July, according a report released Wednesday.
The Workhorse Group — with its electric truck and a drone delivery system — is among the 15 companies qualified by the U.S. Postal Service as potential suppliers of its next-generation delivery vehicle.
Tags: Workhorse, USPS, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Commercial Drones
The majority of vehicle pollution is produced by a small number of older or "badly-tuned" cars and trucks, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada.
Tags: Canada, Case Studies, Air Pollution, Trends
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