April 9, 2015 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a petition with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene in a cross-border trucking lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation and the FMCSA.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexican Trucking, OOIDA, U.S. DOT, Teamsters
April 9, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt recently introduced its Model 579 and 567 in liquefied natural gas powered configurations, expanding the company’s lineup of natural gas vehicles. Production is scheduled to begin in June.
Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, LNG, Model 567, Going Green, Natural Gas Vehicles
Alcoa reported strong profits for the first quarter, saying its transformation "is fully on course," and is bullish about the commercial vehicle market.
Tags: Alcoa, Earnings, Wheels
Dossier Systems has announced the release of Dossier v.6.4, the latest version of the software with cloud-based features.
Tags: telematics, Zonar, Cloud-Based Technology, Dossier
The Federal Motor Carrier Association declared Darlington, S.C.-based trucking company Carnell Pompey to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to immediately shut down.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Regulations, driver safety
The Harrison Truck Centers Severe-Duty Glider Kit for the Freightliner 122SD makes use of an APG Fueled By Flare dual fuel system designed to work with wellhead gas.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, APG, Dual Fuel System, Bakken Oil Fields
AmeriGas Propane has purchased 50 propane autogas-powered Ford F-550 trucks from ROUSH CleanTech, more than doubling its propane autogas medium-duty fleet, the propane supplier announced.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-550, Propane Autogas, AmeriGas, ROUSH CleanTech
Peterbilt has introduced a 58-inch sleeper for its Model 579 in both low- and mid-roof configurations for weight conscious short- and regional-haul operations.
Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Lightweighting
Freightliner has added driver-friendly options to its Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution models to add to comfort, safety, health and productivity.
Tags: Freightliner, Cascadia, Cascadia Evolution, Driver Comfort, Bose, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
April 8, 2015 - Industry News
Jim Winsor, a veteran trucking industry journalist and former executive editor of Heavy Duty Trucking, passed away Tuesday night from natural causes.
Tags: Obituary, Technology & Maintenance Council
April 8, 2015 - Product News
The heavy-haul Volvo VNX 630 gains a third rear-drive axle in a new tridem version designed for better traction and increased payload.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Heavy Haul, Volvo VNX
A team of six members of Congress led by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster crossed the state of Pennsylvania this week emphasizing the importance of a long-term transportation bill.
Tags: Infrastructure, Pennsylvania, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Bill Shuster, Highway Bill
The U.S. Energy Department has downwardly revised its expectations for on-highway diesel prices this year, but expects prices to move higher in 2016.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
The spot truckload freight market followed seasonal patterns during the week ending April 4 as load availability increased and capacity tightened, according to load board operator DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Ohio Gov. John Kasich's $7 billion state transportation budget drops long-running requirements for the use of biodiesel and ethanol in the the state's vehicle fleet.
Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ohio, Biofuels, Elected Leaders
April 7, 2015 - Industry News
While some may complain that truck freight levels haven’t taken off like a rocket since the end of the Great Recession, the fact is they have posted solid improvements, according to Jonathan Starks of the freight forecasting firm FTR -- and could be headed for a new peak.
Tags: Economy, Freight, FTR, Spot Freight
Marc Llistosella has succeeded Albert Kirchmann as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Truck and Bus Corporation, the Japanese parent of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.
Tags: Leadership, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, People, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, C-Suite
Rihm Kenworth has opened a new parts and service location in Lake Elmo, Minn., to provide expanded service support to customers and truck operators in the Twin Cities metro area.
Tags: Minnesota, Dealership, Rihm Kenworth, Parts and Service
Axalta Coating Systems has developed a new color exclusively for Kenworth. The color is called Aurora and will be available on 2015 model year trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Vehicle Paint, Axalta, 2015-MY
April 7, 2015 - Product News
MiX Telematics has partnered with the GPS navigation software provider Sygic to integrate Sygic’s fleet navigation with MiX Telematic’s in-cab terminal, the MiX Rovi.
Tags: GPS, MiX Telematics, Navigation, Speed Limits, Sygic
April 7, 2015 - Global News
FedEx Corp. Tuesday announced it will buy European package company TNT Express for $4.8 billion, creating a strong third competitor in the European market.
Tags: Global, TNT Express, Mergers & Acquisitions, FedEx
April 6, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Lightweighting
Drivers of ready-mix concrete trucks have been granted a limited exemption from the minimum 30-minute rest break provision of the hours-of-service regulations by the FMCSA.
Tags: Hours of Service, Ready Mix, 34-Hour Restart, FMCSA
On-highway diesel prices are continuing with their recent round of declines with the national average falling again over the past week and hitting its lowest level since February 2010.
The amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement neighbors of Canada and Mexico totaled $89.3 billion in January, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 1.2% from a year earlier,
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
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