August 4, 2016 - Industry News
The board of directors of Haldex Aktiebolag, the Sweden-based brake system manufacturer, announced on August 4 it has unanimously decided to recommend that Haldex shareholders accept a 4.4-billion SEK ($516 million) cash bid by Germany-based ZF.
Tags: SAF-Holland, Haldex, ZF
August 4, 2016 - Press Release
Yokohama Tire Corporation has promoted Dan Funkhouser to senior director of commercial sales. His responsibilities will include all business segments in the commercial division.
Tags: Yokohama, Automotive Executives, Promotions
August 4, 2016 - Product News
Canadian wholesale remanufacturer of truck parts and components Mascot Truck Parts Canada has launched a secure customer portal, allowing customers to search inventory online.
Tags: Parts Inventory, Online Tool, Parts and Service
August 3, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz is expanding its Sprinter Worker lineup with additional chassis, engine, and body configurations geared toward the contracting, delivery and transportation service industries.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans
Two trucking operations reported their second-quarter financials on Wednesday, with one reporting its first profit since purchasing LTL carrier Con-way last year, while the other reported a loss that was attributed to falling rates and freight volume.
Tags: Economy, USA Truck, Con-way Inc., XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings
Daimler Trucks North America plans to lay off an additional 115 workers at its Gastonia, N.C., components and logistics facility.
Tags: DTNA, Layoffs, Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America, Manufacturing
The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) has voted to approve the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard as a legally authorized method of sale for natural gas that is sold as fuel for vehicles.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Taxation, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG
It looks like July was another off month for Class 8 truck orders as industry analysts are predicting some of the lowest numbers since 2010.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory warning of the hazards of using battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices in and around commercial motor vehicles.
Tags: FMCSA, E-cigarettes, Vaping
August 3, 2016 - Product News
Provider of cloud-based, data-driven tools for the transportation industry FR8 Revolution has launched FR8.guru, a new platform and marketplace with routing, scheduling and tracking features.
Tags: Freight, Capacity, Load Board, Asset Tracking, FR8 Revolution
A new report reveals the number of reported cargo thefts in the U.S. fell during the second quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2015, but the average value of the heists increased, according to CargoNet.
Tags: Security, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, CargoNet, Crime
Veteran marketing and business development executive Caroline Lyle has been appointed vice president of marketing for TMW Systems, the company announced.
Tags: Leadership, TMW Systems, People, Marketing
The number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market increased 3.5% during the week ending July 30, sending load-to-truck ratios higher at the close of July, but only flatbed rates are continuing to head higher.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
August 2, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have renewed their contracts with Decisiv, the provider of the ASIST tool that enables real-time communications between customers, dealers and service staff.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Decisiv, Connected Diagnostics, Uptime, Volvo Trucks North America
UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, the global delivery company announced.
Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, Fleet Sustainability, Delivery Fleets
The freight brokerage firm England Logistics has opened a new office in Atlanta, Ga., to accommodate the company’s growth in the region.
Tags: New Facility, Atlanta, C.R. England, Logistics
Verizon will control about 25% of the telematics market following its planned acquisitions of Fleetmatics and Telogis in moves that indicate steady growth ahead for fleet telematics use, a market expert said.
Tags: Verizon, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions
Nikola Motor Company’s advanced research and development team says it has achieved 100% zero emissions on the company’s hybrid-electric Class 8 truck, the Nikola One.
Tags: Turbine Truck Engines, Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Tesla
Aftermarket industry veteran Jack Cameron has joined Brake Parts Inc. as national sales manager of commercial vehicles, BPI announced.
Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket Parts, People, Brake Parts
ZF has announced it has acquired a 40% minority stake in Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH. The Hamburg-based company is a market leader in lidar (light detection and ranging) technology.
Tags: ZF, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar, Global
August 1, 2016 - Industry News
Element Financial Corp. has bolstered its fleet truck sales efforts with eight new hires and promotions that include elevating Brad Hewitt to vice president of national accounts, the company announced.
Tags: New Hire, Promotions, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management
Diesel fuel prices are continuing to fall, dropping around 8 cents from their peak of $2.43 per gallon in early June, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Fleet Advantage’s quarterly Truck Lifecycle Data Index shows that in the second quarter of 2016, replacing 2011 model-year trucks with 2017 models will save fleets around $18,861 in the first 12 months of operation.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Fleet Advantage, Fleet Costs, New Vehicles
Verizon Communications will acquire leading telematics provider Fleetmatics Group for $2.4 billion in a cash deal that will create a powerhouse telematics provider.
After hitting a post-Great Recession low, economic activity in the nation’s manufacturing sector continues to grow, but how strong that growth is depends on which report you read.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
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