October 6, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt’s Red Oval program offers a certified pre-owned trucks from throughout its dealer network and Paccar Financial Used truck Centers.
Tags: Peterbilt, Used Trucks, Paccar Financial, Certified Pre-Owned
October 6, 2015 - Industry News
Efficient Drivetrains Inc. has developed a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck that can achieve 40 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg gasoline equivalent when in hybrid mode.
Tags: PHEV, CALSTART, Medium-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Greenkraft, CNG, Class 4, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
The first Yokohama tire plant—which will exclusively produce truck and bus tires-- built in the U.S. from the ground up is now up and running, a scant two years after the company broke ground on a greenfield site within Mississippi’s Golden Triangle business-development region.
Oil service provider Halliburton Co. will roll out a range of fleet management services under a multiple-year contract it signed with MiX Telematics over the next 12 to 18 months, the fleet management vendor announced.
Tags: MiX Telematics, Energy Fleets, Halliburton, Compliance
An ATA report is projecting a shortage of 48,000 drivers by the end of 2015, marking the highest recorded level in trucking's history.
Tags: ATA, Aging Fleet, Driver Shortage, Hiring, Women Drivers
October 5, 2015 - Industry News
We may not have flying cars, hover boards or holographic movies as Marty McFly found in the “Back to the Future” version of 2015, but we have had a computing, communications and connectivity revolution nearly unimaginable 30 years ago. Tom McLeod offered some advice for turning all this rapid change into opportunity during the McLeod Software annual user conference.
Tags: Information Technology, McLeod Software
Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine has received Near Zero NOx emission certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.
Tags: CARB, Natural Gas Engines, EPA, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, Emissions
The price of diesel fuel increased last week, breaking a three-week streak of average price decreases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
October 5, 2015 - Press Release
Propel Fuels has made its Diesel HPR renewable diesel fuel available at a fueling station in Hayward, Calif., the fuel retailer announced.
Tags: California, Propel Fuels, Renewable Diesel, Fueling Stations
TruStar Energy has opened a large, time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station designed and built for privately held refuse hauler All Waste Inc. in Hartford, Conn., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Connecticut, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
The governors of South Carolina and North Carolina have issued executive orders that suspend hours-of-service requirements as well as certain truck size and weight limits for loads deemed necessary to help speed emergency relief in their states.
Tags: DOT, North Carolina, Flooding, South Carolina, Natural Disaster
While a lot of rail freight is not growing, rail intermodal is growing according to an analyst at ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight
The Fleet Technology Expo will take place from Oct. 17-19, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.
Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events, Bobit Business Media
In spite of all the changes that have occurred in the trucking industry, “fleets still want local support to keep trucks running,” according to Jim Maddox, dealer principal at Tri State Trucks. What are dealers doing about it?
Tags: Dealers, Downtime
October 4, 2015 - Industry News
“We do not think economic conditions have to be amazing to have a good trucking industry," said a Freightliner executive, predicting strong truck orders into 2016.
Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
October 2, 2015 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz has reformatted its van upfitting program ahead of the launch of the 2016 Metris mid-size van, which has begun arriving at dealer lots.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Van Equipment, Ship-Thru, Class 2, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans, 2016-MY
Former NCAA football coach and ESPN analyst Lou Holtz will serve as the keynote speaker for the Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference scheduled for Oc. 18 -23, 2015.
Tags: Conference, Aftermarket Parts, Keynote Speech, Vipar Heavy Duty, Events
Ellariy Medvednik pleaded guilty to her role in a Florida CDL fraud scheme that may have illegally obtained licences for as many as 600 people.
Tags: Florida, CDL, Crime & Fraud
C.R England has announced the hiring of industry veteran Kirk Freimuth as president of the company’s dedicated division.
Tags: Leadership, C.R. England, People, Truckload
October 2, 2015 - Press Release
Waste Management has opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet facility in Walker, La., the company announced. The new CNG facility will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area.
Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Louisiana, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
Despite a booming construction sector, the latest reports on jobs and manufacturing have some concerned that the U.S. economy is losing some of its steam.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Construction Spending, Employment, Factory Shipments
In Germany Friday, Daimler Trucks is operating what it says is the first series-production truck to operate on an automated basis on the highway.
Tags: Daimler AG, Future Trucks, Autonomous Drive, Autonomous Vehicles
Orange EV will expand its operations to meet growing demand for its electric vehicles, the terminal truck manufacturer announced.
Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Orange EV
October 1, 2015 - Industry News
International Truck will be offering the Allison TC10 automatic transmission coupled with the Cummins ISX15 on its International ProStar Model. The combination will be available for order by Dec. 2015.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Allison Transmission, ProStar, Cummins ISX15, Automatic Transmissions
After a strong end to 2014 and early 2015, the truck market has softened. With several unknown factors like regulations and fluctuating economic conditions, it looks like this trend may continue for a while.
Tags: Economy, Regulations, ACT Research, Truck Orders
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