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August 25, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Core Capital Goods Orders Soar, Existing Home Sales Slip

New orders for big-ticket durable goods fell in July by the most in nearly three years, while the market for existing home sales cooled following a drop in new home sales.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales

August 25, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Fall for Second Straight Week

Spot truckload freight rates moved slightly lower for the second week in a row as freight volume remained strong, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 25, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Bendix Slack Adjuster and Brake Options

Bendix Versajust LS Slack Adjuster Photo: Bendix

Peterbilt announced it is offering the Bendix Versajust LS slack adjuster and Bendix Eversure spring brake as factory options for both steer and drive axles on multiple truck models.

Tags: Peterbilt, Bendix, Brakes

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Love's Opens North Carolina and Texas Locations

Photo: Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

New locations in Newton, North Carolina, and Beaumont, Texas, will add a combined 200 truck parking spaces.

Tags: Oil Change, Truckstops, Truck Parking, Love's Travel Stops

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Detroit Reman Acquires Mascot Truck Parts

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing is acquiring the North American business operations of Mascot Truck Parts, a provider of remanufactured driveline components for the heavy- and medium-duty aftermarket.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Remanufacturing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Drivelines

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Upcoming NACV Show Sells Out Exhibition Space

The North American Commercial Vehicle Show 2017 announced that it has officially sold out its 365,000 square feet of net exhibition space. The inaugural edition of the commercial vehicle industry trade show takes place from Sept. 25-28 in Atlanta.

Tags: Events, OEMs, Suppliers, NACV Show

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Acquires Active Steering Technology Supplier

Wabco Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire RH Sheppard Co., a supplier of commercial vehicle technologies, including vehicle steering capabilities, such as active steering technology.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, Wabco, Mergers & Acquisitions, Autonomous Vehicles, Steering, Sheppard

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Chinese Company to Test Autonomous Trucks in Arizona

Screenshot via TuSimple

TuSimple, a Chinese autonomous truck startup, has chosen Tucson, Arizona, as the site of its autonomous truck development and testing.

Tags: China, NVIDIA, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Increases for 8 Straight Months

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from previous year over the last 24 months. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico increased in June for the eighth consecutive month, according to new Transportation Department figures, though the hike for trucking was less than most other modes.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade, Freight

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available Through Zonar

Image courtesy of Cummins

Zonar and Cummins Inc. announced the availability of Cummins Connected Diagnostics to customers using Zonar's smart fleet management solution, delivering critical information to operations managers that can help optimize the performance of their fleets.

Tags: Telematics, Cummins, Vehicle Diagnostics, Zonar, Maintenance

August 23, 2017 - Product News

Arizona Adds Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass Service

The Arizona Department of Transportation has added Drivewyze weigh station bypass service at eight ports of entry near the state’s borders with California, New Mexico, and Utah.

Tags: Arizona, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh-Station Bypass

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

HDT and Fleetmatics Partner on ELD Webinar

Countdown to ELD: Getting Your Burning Questions Answered is an opportunity for companies and industry experts to discuss common compliance concerns and confusion about the upcoming ELD mandate.

Tags: Fleetmatics, Webinar, Safety & Compliance, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

DHL Adds Electric Ford Transit Vans in Germany

The StreetScooter Work XL Photo: Ford

Ford and Deutsche Post Group subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH have presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans, the StreetScooter Work XL.

Tags: Cargo Vans, DHL, Germany, Ford Transit, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

CRST Expedited Boosts New Driver Pay 15%

CRST Expedited has announced a 15% pay increase for new contract student drivers, who have received commercial driver’s license training through the company’s sponsored training program.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, CRST, Driver Pay

August 23, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Pairs Column-Mounted Shifter with Paccar Automated Transmission

Photo: Jim Park

Peterbilt has announced that its ergonomically designed column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on Model 579 and 567 trucks equipped with the new Paccar Automated Transmission.

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Model 579, Automated Manual Transmissions, Model 567

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Still Expanding, New Home Sales Drop

A first look at business conditions in the U.S. manufacturing sector for August showed it continued to improve, though at a slightly weaker pace, while a separate report shows the volatility of the new home market.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

Marangoni Attacks Cheap Foreign Tires with 'Retread Instead' Campaign

Left to right: Christopher Jerrolds, legislative assistant, Bill Sweatman, president Marangoni Tread North America, and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN). Photo: Marangoni Tread North America

Marangoni Tread North America recently hosted U.S. Rep.Jim Cooper, giving a presentation to promote the use of rereads as an economically and environmentally friendly alternative to cheap foreign tires.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni, Tariffs

August 22, 2017 - Industry News

15 DHL Drivers Compete in Safe Driving Competition

Photo of participants in DHL's Safe-Driving Rodeo competition courtesy of DHL.

DHL's top 15 couriers competed for the company's safest driver award in Dallas earlier this month in the second Safe-Driving Rodeo competition, the company announced.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Behavior, DHL, Safe Driving Competition, Smith System

August 22, 2017 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Partners with TransConnect for Fuel Discounts

Photo via TransConnect Services

Women In Trucking has partnered with discount fuel card company TransConnect Services, offering savings for member companies.

Tags: Fuel Cards, Fuel Costs, Women in Trucking, Small Fleets

August 22, 2017 - Industry News

Increased Costs Could Mean Less Favorable Trucking Conditions

Source: FTR

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell by more than two points in June as a result of increased costs for labor, fuel, and equipment, reflecting less favorable conditions for trucking.

Tags: Operating Costs, Economy, Fuel Costs, Labor Costs, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index

August 22, 2017 - Industry News

Out-of-Service Violation Rates Jump in CVSA Roadcheck

Photo via CVSA

The rate of out-of-service violations for both vehicles and drivers increased in this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck, according to recently released results.

Tags: Inspections, CVSA, Out of Service Violations, International Roadcheck, Safety & Compliance, Cargo Management, Brakes, Air Brakes

August 22, 2017 - Product News

Paccar Unveils Automated Transmission for Medium-, Heavy-Duty Models

The new Paccar Automated Transmission was designed from the ground up as an automated transmission. Photo: Paccar

Paccar introduced the new Paccar Automated Transmission, giving it a complete proprietary and integrated powertrain. Developed with Eaton, it's the lightest heavy-duty transmission on the market for several of its medium-duty and heavy-duty models, according to the company.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 22, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Fuel Economy Increases 1% in Latest NACFE Study

Photo: Nussbaum Transportation

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency released its 2017 Annual Fleet Fuel Study, finding that overall fuel economy rose 1% in 2016, the ninth year in a row trucking fleets in the study have recorded an increase.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Carbon War Room, NACFE

August 21, 2017 - Industry News

New Group Lobbies for Blockchain Adoption by Trucking

The Blockchain in Trucking Alliance is a new group of transportation partners aimed at advancing the adoption of blockchain technology by trucking.

Tags: Information Technology, Alliance, TransRisk

August 21, 2017 - Product News

Magellan Self-Certifies its ELD Solution

Photo: Magellan

GPS navigation firm Magellan has announced self-certifying its electronic logging device tracking solution in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration guidelines.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Magellan, ELDs, ELD Mandate

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