July 7, 2016 - Industry News
Ford has announced 17 new driver-assist features for its 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup.
Tags: Ford, Driver Assistance Systems, Ford Super Duty, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2017-MY
Criminal charges have been dropped against Total Transportation of Mississippi in relation to a fatal accident involving one of its drivers that killed five people in April 2015.
Tags: Georgia, Fatal Accidents, Crime & Fraud, Automatic Braking
With most major truck makers and tier one component suppliers already committed to next year’s new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga., organizers say nearly half of the expected exhibit space is already spoken for.
Tags: Events, NACV Show, North American Commercial Vehicle Show
July 7, 2016 - Product News
Carrier Logistics will give carriers an alternative option for electronic data interchange feeds through a new integration with project44, the company has announced.
Tags: 3PL, Freight, Shippers, Carrier Logistics, Software Integration
A new report finds that natural gas offers additional benefits for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as fleets, with total stations expected to hit 39,300 by 2026.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG, CNG Fueling Stations
July 6, 2016 - Industry News
Nominations are open until Friday, Aug. 12, for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards. which will recognize fleets for their sustainability and efficiency practices.
Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo
Commercial truck and bus tires imported from China are benefitting from subsidies from the Chinese government, and as a result the U.S. Department of Commerce says those tires should be subject to tariffs up to 23%.
Tags: China, Tires, Tariffs
Innova Electronics Corporation has acquired Aftermarket Telematics Technologies, LLC and will now be able to offer a full suite of aftermarket parts and services.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Innova Electronics
July 6, 2016 - Product News
TMW Systems has launched software-as-a-service versions of its Data Warehouse, Data Warehouse Explorer and Visual Analytics solutions that offer business intelligence and analytics for for-hire and private fleets.
Tags: SaaS, TMW Systems, Analytics, Big Data
Rates on the spot truckload freight market either moved higher or remained the same for the week ending June 2. The number of loads jumped 10% while shippers rushed to move freight before the end of the quarter and the start of the July 4 weekend, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Kenworth has added a factory-installed, in-cab satellite TV pre-wire option for new T680 76-inch sleepers to support EpicVue satellite television subscription service.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, Driver Comfort, T680, Driver Retention, EpicVue
Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Driver turnover at large truckload fleets fell by a significant amount in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the softer freight economy this year.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload
July 5, 2016 - Industry News
The price of diesel fuel remained relatively unchanged for the third straight week and the energy markets are still feeling the effects from the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union.
Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
July 5, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs has announced a new solution that allows fleet managers to track trailers and cargo called Omnitracs Trailer Tracks 150.
Tags: Asset Management, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking
Part of Volkswagen AG’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over its emissions-cheating scandal will fund diesel emissions-reduction efforts in the heavy-duty truck industry.
Tags: Volkswagen, Federal Trade Commission, NOx, Diesel Emission Reduction Act, Emissions Reduction
Preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 1 shows a 7.7% rise in motor-vehicle traffic deaths last year. NHTSA said an estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.
Tags: Highway Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA
Alkane Truck Company will still pursue alternative fuels as its primary source of fuel, but has decided to add the gasoline option to both its line of Class 7 trucks as well as its off-road vehicle, the Dominator.
Tags: Gasoline, Class 7, Propane Autogas, CNG, Alkane Truck Company, The Dominator
July 4, 2016 - Industry News
Online shipping and freight automation provider uShip has partnered with Germany-based global logistics company DB Schenker to power an online trucking platform launching later this year in Europe.
Tags: Information Technology, uShip, Global, Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics
July 1, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.
Tags: driver safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, CVSA
July 1, 2016 - Product News
Lighting products manufacturer Truck-Lite has launched a redesigned version of its website with improvements to its navigation, design, search and online commerce section.
Tags: Lighting, Truck-Lite, New Website
Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, has been named the American Trucking Associations' next president and CEO, effective July 9. He succeeds Bill Graves, who is retiring after more than 13 years with ATA.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Leadership, Associations, People
Stoneridge has announced plans to enter the North American electronic logging device market, using its experience in the tachograph market in Europe to help fleets and drivers comply with upcoming regulations.
Tags: Regulations, Hours of Service, Europe, tachographs, ELDs
A white semitrailer on a bright day proved invisible to the self-driving system of a Tesla S sedan, which failed to brake and ran under the trailer as it crossed in front of the car, said authorities investigating the first fatal crash of an autonomous car in the United States, which happened in early May.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, Underride Guard, Underride, Autonomous Vehicles
Two reports show the nation’s manufacturing sector is making continued improvements following a bumpy ride that began last year and early this year.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
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