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August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Dealer Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Photo: Mack Trucks

TransEdge Truck Centers will be celebrating 25 years of operation on Aug. 25, with an open house at its flagship location in Allentown, Penn.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Anniversary, Dealers

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

ACT Raises Pay for Company Drivers and Owner Operators

American Central Transport is increasing pay for both company truck drivers and owner operators, the trucking company announced.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, American Central Transport

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts and Service Expands Fargo Facility

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Inland Truck Parts & Service has expanded the capabilities of its Fargo, N.D., facility increasing the amount of service bays and adding Saturday hours.

Tags: Inland Truck Parts, Parts and Service, Facility Renovations

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Factory Activity, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Confidence

The amount of activity at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities turned in its best performance in eight months during July, according to a new Federal Reserve report on Friday.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Industrial Production, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment

August 13, 2015 - Product News

Propel Offers Renewable Diesel HPR in Southern California

Photo via Propel Fuels

Propel Fuels is offering its Diesel High Performance Renewable fuel at locations across Southern California, the company announced.

Tags: Biodiesel, Propel Fuels, Clean Diesel, CARB

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

Greenkraft Offers Propane Autogas Class 4-5 Trucks

Photo courtesy of Greenkraft Inc.

Greenkraft Inc. a California-based manufacturer of alternative-fuel trucks and alternative-fuel systems, is now taking orders from customers for its propane autogas Class 4-5 trucks, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Greenkraft, Class 4, Class 5

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

USA Truck Allows Flexibility in Choosing Hometime

Photo: USA Truck

USA Truck has implemented its Choose Your Hometime initiative that allows over-the-road driving team members to select when and where they take time off.

Tags: Driver Shortage, USA Truck

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

I-65 Bridge Closure Still Causing Big Delays

The Wildcat Creek bridge on I-65 is closed while INDOT crews examine it. Some of its supporting piers sunk about 8 inches into the creek bed below.  Photo: Indiana Department of Transportation

A bridge closure on I-65 through Layfayette, Indiana has caused serious delays and it may be shut down for a while longer.

Tags: Indiana, Bridges, Interstate 65, Road Closure

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

Trucker Path Brings Industry Veterans Into Leadership

via Trucker Path

After a successful round of funding, Trucker Path has announced that it is expanding its leadership team to include three industry veterans.

Tags: Leadership, People, Load Board, Mobile Apps

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Activity Mixed During June

Freight Transportation Services Index, June 2010 - June 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of the amount of for-hire freight movements in the U.S. posted mixed numbers for June, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Recover Following Slump

U.S. consumers showed a new willingness to spend more money last month, an indication there may be increasing momentum in the economy.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales

August 12, 2015 - Product News

Cargomatic Officially Expands to NYC Market

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Cargomatic announced the shipping platform’s official launch into the New York City metropolitan market.

Tags: Freight, Shippers, Load Board, Mobile Apps

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Marangoni Dealer Moves to Larger Facility

Photo courtesy of Marangoni

Marangoni Tread North America’s dealer, Tire Tech Inc., has moved to a new, larger facility in Birmingham, Ala., the company announced.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Up, Reefer Rates Improve Slightly

The amount of freight available on one spot network moved slightly higher last week, but it was only enough to push rates up a little bit in one sector.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Founder Back at the Helm

C.L. Werner

C.L. Werner was elected chairman of the carrier he founded, Werner Enterprises, after Gary Werner stepped down.

Tags: Leadership, Werner Enterprises, People

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Hits 2015 High

Source: FTR

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for June jumped up 56% from May to a reading of 7.66, hitting the highest level of 2015 so far.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

2 Plead Guilty in California CDL Bribery Scheme

Two defendants have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to sell fraudulently obtained Class A commercial driver’s licenses by bribing DMV employees in Northern California.

Tags: CDL, DMV, Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Crime & Fraud

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo is Packed with Heavy-Duty Focused Sessions

The Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, California, will have multiple sessions and panels for heavy-duty fleets, focusing on making the most of technology and saving money.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Alternative Fuels, Events, Fuel Efficiency

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Symbolic First 2016 F-650/750 Shown at Ohio Plant

Workers began training to produce the new series in June, and actual production began several weeks later. Photo: Tom Berg

Ford and United Auto Workers officials Wednesday morning drove the symbolic first unit of the new F-650/750 series off the line at its Ohio Assembly Plant near Avon Lake amid cheers that followed congratulatory speeches.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Assembly Plant

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

U.S. Gain Opens Public CNG Station in Pa.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Gain.

U.S. Gain has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in DuBois, Pa., announced the CNG division of U.S. Venture.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 11, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Maxwell’s Engine Start Module

Photo of Model 567 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option.

Tags: Peterbilt, Maxwell Technologies, Engine Start Module

August 11, 2015 - Product News

Celadon Extends Omnitracs Trailer Tracking Contract

Celadon has decided to extend its contract with Omnitracs for the company’s TT210 trailer tracking solution.

Tags: Celadon, Trailer Tracking, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Report: Cargo Thieves Hungry for Food, Drinks

A new report says when it comes to cargo thefts in the U.S., one category is seeing more interest by thieves – and it’s anything but high-tech.

Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Offers $10.2M in NGV Grants

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The California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project will provide $10.2 million in funding to reduce the purchase price of new, on-road natural gas vehicles.

Tags: California, California Energy Commission, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Awake Over 28 Hours in Tracy Morgan Accident

The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.

Tags: Accidents, New Jersey, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, Walmart


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