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November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Announces Restructuring, Cost Reduction Plans

Commercial Vehicle Group announced a new president and CEO and other cost-cutting and restructuring actions.

Tags: Leadership, Commercial Vehicle Group, People

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Southern California Gas Rental Program Lets Customers Try CNG Trucks

Southern California Gas Co. is accepting applications through the end of the year in a program to provide free short-term rentals of compressed natural gas trucks to qualified customers interested in exploring the alternative fuel.

Tags: California, CNG, Rental Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

FedEx Delivering Trees for Troops

FedEx Corp. and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are joining forces again for a special delivery to America’s service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.

Tags: Military, Image, FedEx, Christmas

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Stemco Names VP/General Manager of Suspension Products

Following its acquisition of Goodyear's air springs business, Stemco named Donnie Wells vice president and general manager of Stemco Suspension Products.

Tags: People, Stemco

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Two More Weeks for Congress to Work on Highway Bill

HDT file photo

Congress has another two weeks to work on finishing up a highway bill, as President Obama Friday signed a bill extending federal transportation funding through Dec. 4. It was due to expire Friday night.

Tags: Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, U.S. Congress

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks to Bring New Detroit Medium-Duty Engine Line to U.S.

“Our investment is a tangible example of how we maximize the use of our global platforms optimized for regional markets,” said Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler AG Board of Management member responsible for trucks and buses. Photo: David Cullen

Daimler Trucks Friday announced a $375 million investment to enable production of the new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines at Detroit’s Redford, Mich., plant, and officially launched production of the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Transmissions, Engines, Detroit, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12, Detroit DD5

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Exceed Expectations Again in October

Refrigerated trailer orders were "spectacular" in October, says FTR. File photo courtesy Carrier Transicold.

While trailer orders in October were down month over month and year over year, they still beat expectations thanks to "spectacular" refrigerated van orders, according to industry research and analysis firm FTR.

Tags: Trailers, FTR

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Ohio Trucking Company

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Jefferson, Ohio-based Garfield Trucking LLC to immediately cease operations, saying it's an imminent hazard to public safety.

Tags: FMCSA, Imminent Hazard

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Ram Trucks to Tow Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Floats

Photo: Ram

More than 25 Ram trucks will kick off the holiday season in style as they tow all the floats in the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 26, in New York City.

Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Thanksgiving

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Numbers May Nudge Fed Closer To Interest Rate Hike

While many of latest numbers on the U.S. economy show it’s performing below where many would like it to be, there is increasing evidence the U.S. Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising short-term interest rates for the first time in years.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Industrial Production, Consumer Prices, Housing Starts, Leading Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve, Home Building

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

GM Offers Box Delete Option on 1500 Trucks

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado (such as the one above with a service body upfit) and GMC Sierra will be available with a box delete option.Photo: GM

General Motors is making a box delete option available to fleet and retail customers on its 1500 two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive Regular Cab Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Box Delete

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Sink Again, May Be at Bottom

Increased truck availability and few available loads to move pushed spot market truckload rates down again over the past week, but one analyst says it's possible they have bottomed out.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 19, 2015 - Product News

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

FusoFirst Mobile App homescreen, as seen on a typical mobile phone.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Roadside Assistance, Medium-Duty Trucks, Dealers, Mobile Apps

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Truckstop.com Conference Offers Industry Insight, Product Announcements

Truckstop.com's first user conference, a three-day event in Dallas, Texas, balanced keynote speeches by industry experts, educational breakouts, and a handful of product announcements.

Tags: Information Technology, Events, Truckstop.com

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Omnitracs Planning Second Annual User Conference

Omnitracs has announced the breakout track and session lineup for its second annual user conference — Omnitracs Outlook 2016: Innovation for the Road Ahead — which will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2016, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Tags: Information Technology, Events, Omnitracs

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Again Says Nay to Twin 33s

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

The Senate has approved an amendment that strips out a measure included in the Department of Transportation funding bill that would have allowed 33-foot-long double trailers to operate on highways regardless of state laws.

Tags: U.S. Senate, U.S. DOT, Truck Size/Weight

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

NTSB: Trucker’s Use of Synthetic Marijuana Caused Fatal Crash

NTSB Investigator-in-Charge Jennifer Morrison shows the Board reenactment animation of collision between tractor-trailer truck and bus in Davis, Okla., on September 26, 2014. Photo: NTSB

As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations

Tags: NTSB, Crash, Drug Testing

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders 'Unimpressive' in October

Photo: Yokohama Tire

Net order activity in October for new Class 8 and Class 5-7 trucks reflects the continuing slowdown in market activity, according to ACT Research Co.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Medium-Duty Trucks

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Renames Driving School, Adds Simulators

Celadon Driving Academy student Drew Davis practices his driving skill on the TransSim VS6 driving simulator. (PRNewsFoto/Celadon Trucking)

Celadon Trucking has changed the name of its driving school from Quality Drivers School to Celadon Driving Academ and has purchased four TransSimVS driving simulators for use at the flagship Indianapolis location.

Tags: Driver Training, Celadon, Truck Driving Schools

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Atlanta's Spaghetti Junction Tops ATRI's List of Truck Bottlenecks for 2015

Atlanta's Tom Moreland Interchange. Public domain via Wikipedia.

Atlanta's I-285 at I-85 North is the worst truck bottleneck in the country, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual congestion study -- and watch out in Houston, Texas.

Tags: Texas, Georgia, ATRI, I-95, Congestion, I-65, I-10, I-90, I-85, I-285

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Iveco Eurocargo Named International Truck of the Year

Iveco's new medium-duty Eurocargo has been chosen by European commercial vehicle journalists as International Truck of the Year 2016.

Tags: Iveco, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Truck of the Year, Awards, Global

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

House Applies Highway Patch; Senate Expected to Rubberstamp

Rep. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House T&I Committee

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 has been passed by the House.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Continues Chicago Growth

C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics providers, has signed a seven-year lease for a 235,000-square-foot commercial office building and warehouse in the Chicago area.

Tags: Chicago, 3PL, Illinois, C.H. Robinson

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

True Value Outsourcing Transportation to Ryder

True Value Company has chosen Ryder System to handle its transportation services through a Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions agreement.

Tags: Outsourcing, Ryder System, Private Fleets, Dedicated Fleets

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

TravelCenters Looks to Buy Bankrupt Quaker Steak & Lube

Photo: Quaker Steak & Lube

TravelCenters of America has agreed to acquire the Quaker Steak & Lube casual-dining chain for $25 million, in a move that will see some of its existing full-service restaurants converted to the brand as well as expanding the number of stand-alone restaurants.

Tags: TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, Mergers & Acquisitions

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