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December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Average Diesel Prices Increase 1.3 Cents

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. climbed again last week, continuing a month-long streak of increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

IMT Group Axle Business Acquired by Dexter Axle

Dexter Axle Co. has agreed to acquire IMT’s light-, medium-, and heavy-duty axles business, the IMT group announced.

Tags: IMT, Axles, Mergers & Acquisitions, Ingersoll

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Massachusetts Carrier Put Out of Service After Fatal-Crash Investigation

After a fatal crash that killed two passengers, including a 5-year old boy, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration investigation revealed Kamway Services and its owner to be in violation of multiple federal safety statutes and regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, Fatal Accidents, Imminent Hazard, Crash

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

ACT Research Doubles Down on Natural Gas Analysis

Based on recent analysis, ACT Research believes that the natural gas and alternative fuel industries in the U.S. are “alive and kicking,” and suggests that fleets should consider which solution best fits their needs.

Tags: Natural Gas, ACT Research, Alternative Fuels

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Daseke Agrees to Merger Worth $626 million

Daseke, a flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking company, has agreed to a $626 million merger agreement with Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., which will make it a publicly traded company.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Flatbed, Daseke Inc.

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Schneider Files Paperwork Preparing to Go Public

Schneider National Inc. has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission in preparation for going public with an initial public stock offering of up to $100 million.

Tags: IPO, Schneider

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

American Natural Gas Acquires Questar Fueling Company

Photo of American Natural Gas station courtesy of ANG.

American Natural Gas (ANG) announced that it has acquired Questar Fueling Company, including its 11 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Utah, California, and Colorado.

Tags: Frito-Lay, CNG, Questar Fueling, Anheuser-Busch, American Natural Gas

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Private Equity Firm Buys Utah-Based Refrigerated Carriers

KJM Capital, an Orlando, Fla.-based private equity firm, has acquired refrigerated carriers Interide Transport and Blue Sky Logistics in separate transactions.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

NATSO Training Course Focuses on Aiding Drivers in Distress

The NATSO Foundation truckstop trade association has launched an online course designed to promote highway safety by teaching truckstop owners, operators, and employees how to help drivers in physical, emotional, or financial distress.

Tags: Online Training, Truckstops, NATSO, Driver Wellness

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Overall Growth Revised Higher, Business Investment Up

The economy expanded more than previously estimated in the third quarter, and separate reports offered up some relatively positive economic news just in time for the holidays.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Personal Income, Gross Domestic Product

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: FedEx Profit Edges Higher Hitting $700 Million

Parcel delivery and trucking company FedEx Corp. this week reported a net profit of $700 million for its fiscal second quarter, missing Wall Street expectations.

Tags: FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings, TNT

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Landi Renzo's Dedicated CNG E-450 Certified

Photo of E-450 cutaway van courtesy of Ford.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi Renzo's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion of Ford's 2017 model year E-450 cutaway van.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford E-Series, EPA Certification, Cutaway Vans, Landi Renzo, Vehicle Modifiers

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Modagrafics to Market Blackberry Radar Asset Tracking

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Modagrafics has announced signing a sales agent agreement with Blackberry to market the Blackberry Radar asset tracking system to fleet owners.

Tags: Blackberry, Marketing, BlackBerry Radar

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

EMA to Work with EPA on Proposed Diesel NOx Rule for 2024

EPA said its new proposed rule to further reduce diesel NOx emissions by 2024 was spurred by several state and city petitions from around the country. Photo: Jim Park

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will begin work on a new proposed rule aimed at setting lower standards for NOx diesel emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines beginning in model year 2024.

Tags: CARB, EPA, NOx, EMA

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Bi-Fuel CNG System for GM, Isuzu Cabovers

Photo of Isuzu NPR courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

AGA Systems received EPA Certification of its EcoSync HD Bi-fuel/CNG alternative-fuel system for the 2017 General Motors Vortec 6.0L engine that is used in the Isuzu NPR and the Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks.

Tags: AGA Systems, CNG, Chevrolet Low Cab Forward, Bi-Fuel CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Isuzu N-Series, Vehicle Modifiers, EPA Certification

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

ERoad Sponsors Truckers Against Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking is a non-profit organization that works with law enforcement agencies and trucking companies to train drivers to recognize and report signs of human trafficking.

Tags: Truckers Against Trafficking, ERoad

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Rise Slightly

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales saw an unexpected bump in November, recording a 1% increase compared to the previous month, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Super Duty Trucks for Fire Risk

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers more than 7,000 2017-model year trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Large Pickups

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound

Class 8 net orders increased in November following heavy cancellations in the previous month, according to final numbers from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

December 20, 2016 - Product News

TRP Parts Catalog Offers VMRS Navigation

Photo: TRP

TRP has introduced its new all-makes parts catalog on TRPParts.com, offering customers a more efficient experience by using the industry-standard Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards to search for parts.

Tags: Catalog, Online Tool, TRP, VMRS

December 20, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

Mercedes-Benz Sprinters Recalled for Seat Adjusters

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall, issued by Midwest Automotive Designs, covers just 28 vans in the 2016 model year.

Tags: Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, NHTSA, Van Upfitting, Midwest Automotive Designs, 2016-MY

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Shows Significant Increase

Source: ATA

The American Truck Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index spiked 8.2% in November, recovering from a slight 0.3% dip in the month before.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

December 20, 2016 - Press Release

Noregon Names VP of Sales, COO

Gilliam

Noregon has promoted Shane Gilliam to vice president of sales and Tim Bigwood to chief operating officer, Noregon founder and CEO Bill Hathaway has announced.

Tags: Noregon Systems, C-Suite, Promotions

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Set Company Record Opening Stores in 2016

Photo: Love's Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops set a company store-opening record in 2016 by adding 47 new stores to its network of locations in 40 states.

Tags: New Facility, Love's Travel Stops, Truck Stops

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Navistar Ends Fiscal Year with $97 Million Loss

Navistar reported losses for both its fiscal fourth quarter and full year. But it's optimistic about the future with its pending strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck & Bus, which has received U.S. antitrust approval.

Tags: Navistar, Quarterly Earnings, Volkswagen

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