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April 5, 2017 - Industry News

Virginia Trucking Companies, Execs Indicted for Hours of Service Conspiracy

Two Virginia-based trucking companies and their executives have been charged with conspiracy, falsifying records, false statements, wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy related to hours of service and labor violations.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

One20 Calls its ELD ‘Antidote to Government Mandate’

One20, a company that aims to make drivers’ lives better via an online community and various affordable and free products and services, introduced an electronic logging device designed to meet the federal ELD mandate, designed with drivers in mind.

Tags: ELDs, ELD Mandate, One20

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Public Meeting to Discuss ELD Technical Specifications

Photo: ERoad

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will hold a public meeting May 9 to discuss technical specifications for electronic logging devices that are scheduled to become mandatory for trucking fleets this December.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Healthy Fleet Offers App for Weight Loss Challenge

Photo: Healthy Fleet

Healthy Fleet announced that its next weight loss challenge in May will be run through a new free mobile app to help participants keep track of weight loss progress.

Tags: Driver Health, Driver Wellness, Mobile Apps

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Factory Orders, Trade Deficit Improve; Auto Sales Drop

Despite a possible sign auto sales may have plateaued, several economic reports this week continue to look strong, including factory-made goods and the U.S. trade deficit.

Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Auto Sales, Factory Shipments, U.S. Trade

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Tri-States Automotive Joins HDA Truck Pride

Tri-States Automotive Warehouse from Marianna, Florida, is the newest member of the independent parts and service provider HDA Truck Pride.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride, Parts and Service

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Hino Names More Certified Ultimate Dealers

Image via Hino Trucks

Hino Trucks named five more Certified Ultimate dealers, with locations in New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, and Texas.

Tags: Hino, Customer Service, Dealers

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Applauds Proposed TWIC Driver-Credential Reform Measure

TWIC check at Port of Tacoma. Photo: Port of Tacoma

A bipartisan measure that aims to make the federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential program more effective by ensuring “a risk-based security model for surface transportation facilities” was reintroduced in the Senate on March 30.

Tags: TWIC, U.S. Senate

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Saia, TST Overland Express Partner on Cross-Border LTL

Photo: Saia

Saia and TST Overland Express announced an exclusive partnership to serve both companies’ U.S.-Canada cross-border less-than-truckload customers.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, LTL, Saia

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Increase to Start the Month

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. increased for the first time in a month, ending a streak of three straight weeks of price drops, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department

Tags: Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG Medium-Duty Ford Trucks

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi's Renzo's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of six medium-duty Ford trucks from the 2017 model year.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-450, Ford F-650, EPA Certification, Vehicle Modifiers, Landi Renzo, Ford F-59, CNG Conversions, CNG

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt to Offer FlowBelow Fairing System on Model 579

Peterbilt is offering the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit aerodynamic rear fairing system for the Model 579, beginning in the second quarter of 2017.

Tags: Peterbilt, Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, FlowBelow

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Grand Island Express, Bison Transport Win TCA Best Fleets to Drive For

Photo via Best Fleets to Drive For Twitter

Grand Island Express and Bison Transport were the overall winners of the Truckload Carriers Association’s 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For contest and survey in the small and large fleet categories, respectively.

Tags: TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, Bison Transport

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Growth Slows; Construction Hits 11-Year High

Two indicators show that while the manufacturing sector of the economy continued to grow in March, its rate of growth was slower than the month before. Meanwhile, a separate report showed construction spending rebounded to a level that’s the highest in more than a decade.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils on Store Shelves Now, API Says

The organization has licensed about 400 CK-4 oils and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by marketers, making the robust new classifications available to operators of new and older diesels.

Tags: Maintenance, Diesel Engines, Engine Oil, API

March 31, 2017 - Product News

Apex Capital Partners With KeepTruckin to Offer ELD Solution

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Freight factoring provider Apex Capital has partnered with KeepTruckin to help its customers comply with the upcoming ELD mandate.

Tags: Partnership, ELDs, Factoring, ELD Mandate, Apex Capital

March 31, 2017 - Product News

TMW.Suite, TruckMate Software Now Integrates With Geotab

TMW Systems has integrated its TMW.Suite and TruckMate transportation management software with Geotab, giving users access to more dispatch, driver messaging and hours of service features.

Tags: Geotab, TMW Systems, TMS, Software Integration

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

Write Policies to Avoid Distracted Driving, Omnitracs Says

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, so Omnitracs came up with suggestions for fleet managers to help drivers stay focused on driving:

Tags: Distracted Driving, Omnitracs, Safety, Drivers

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

I-85 Collapse Causing Traffic Nightmare in Atlanta

The collapse of a section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta caused by a fire has shut down all lanes of the important Atlanta artery, bringing traffic delays in the area to critical levels.

Tags: Infrastructure, Traffic Congestion, Atlanta, Delivery Delays

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Opens Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

Photo: Nissan

The center operates as an extension of TCAT-Murfreesboro and is jointly occupied by Nissan and the College of Applied Technology.

Tags: Nissan, Vocational Training, Manufacturing

March 31, 2017 - Product News

Gorilla Safety Seeks Advice on Its ELD Products

Photo: Gorilla Safety

The company has engaged KPMG-Houston to conduct an objective assessment of its processes, a statement said.

Tags: ELDs, ELD Mandate, FMCSA, Certification

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

Renewable Fuel Boosts Diesel's Dominance, Tech Forum Says

Screenshot via Neste YouTube

Alan Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum also cited data showing that in emissions-sensitive southern California, more particulates come from brake dust and tire wear than from heavy diesel trucks.

Tags: Emissions, Diesel Engines, Diesel Technology Forum, Renewable Diesel

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Governor's Fuel Tax Would Fund Infrastructure

Photo of Gov. Jerry Brown via Wikimedia.

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed raising gasoline taxes and vehicle fees to raise $5 billion per year to repair the state's crumbling streets, highways, and bridges.

Tags: California, Fuel Tax, Taxation

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Thermo King Names Transport Specialists North American Dealer of the Year

Thermo King, manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions, recently recognized Cincinnati, Ohio-based Transport Specialists as its North American Dealer of the Year at the company's annual dealer principal meeting.

Tags: Trailers, Awards, Thermo King, Reefers, Dealers

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Staffers Discuss NAFTA With MEMA

Photo via WhiteHouse.gov

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association took part in a meeting with White House staff during which it sought information on possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Tags: NAFTA, MEMA, Manufacturing, Suppliers, Donald Trump

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