March 24, 2015 - Industry News
Eaton added a series of initiatives to the company’s Roadranger service network to better meet the needs of North American heavy-duty trucking fleets.
Tags: Eaton, Roadranger, Transmissions, Parts and Service, Customer Service
Espar is changing its name to Eberspaecher to better align itself with its German parent company, according to a release. The vehicle heater supplier has been the North American subsidiary of Eberspaecher since 1973.
Tags: Air Conditioning, Espar, Heaters, Rebranding, Eberspaecher
A bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would end the ethanol mandate, following a similar measure introduced in the U.S. Senate in late February.
Tags: Ethanol, Renewable Fuel Standard, U.S. Congress
General Motors engineers incorporated several features that allow technicians to more efficiently repair collision damage.
Tags: General Motors, 2015-MY, Large Pickups, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet, Collision Repair
March 23, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has joined a lawsuit against the state of Oregon to block the state’s low carbon fuel standards.
Tags: Regulations, ATA, Oregon, Lawsuit, Clean Fuels
The national average cost of on-highway diesel has moved lower for the second consecutive week, following five straight weekly hikes, while regular grade gasoline edged higher.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
The Mid-America Trucking Show is on this week from March 26-28 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS, Events
A measure of freight rates in one trucking sector improved in February over the past year, but declined from the month before.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
March 23, 2015 - Product News
PeopleNet upgraded its web-based interface mapping technology with the ALK Maps interactive mapping platform, giving fleet managers access to several of ALK’s mapping features.
Tags: ALK Technologies, Information Technology, PeopleNet, Routing, Dispatch
Mack Trucks has announced extended service intervals for diesel particulate filters and diesel engine oil and filter changes on all model year 2011 and newer Mack trucks with an MP7, MP8 or MP10 engine.
Tags: Engine Oil, Mack Trucks, DPF, Filters, Parts and Service
The Truck Renting and Leasing Association named Danny Daniels of Ryder Dedicated division its Driver of the Year award recipient. The honor was given at TRALA’s Annual Meeting awards dinner.
Tags: TRALA, Ryder Truck Leasing, Awards, People
Existing-home sales in the U.S. increased modestly in February, but constrained inventory levels pushed price growth to its fastest pace in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors on Monday.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
After reaching record levels in 2013, United States imports of biomass-based diesel fuel (both biodiesel and renewable diesel) fell 36 percent, to 333 million gallons in 2014.
Tags: Biodiesel, Biofuels, U.S. Department of Energy, Renewable Fuel
March 20, 2015 - Industry News
The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of the National Truck Equipment Association, recently elected new officers of its board of governors.
Tags: NTEA, Green Truck Association, Elected Leaders
The DERA funding covers engine replacements, repowers, and idle reduction technologies to clean up a variety of older diesel engines, including those in heavy-duty trucks used at ports, delivery trucks, and long haul trucks.
Tags: Grant Funding, EPA, Federal Grants, Diesel Emissions
Police have issued 63 tickets to drivers involved in a 193-vehicle pile-up in January on Interstate 94 in Michigan, according to a report on MLive.com, most for the same violation.
Tags: Accidents, Michigan, Citation, Interstate 94
Waste Management has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Southern California to refuel Waste Management’s local fleet and sell CNG to commercial fleets and consumers.
Tags: California, Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
March 20, 2015 - Product News
Accuride has extended the standard warranty coverage for its Gunite and Gunite 2000 range of automatic slack adjusters. The new warranties apply to Gunite ASAs manufactured on or after April 6, 2015.
Tags: Warranty, Gunite, Accuride, Automatic Slack Adjusters
Construction starts in the U.S. posted healthy gains in February compared to the month before and the same time in 2014, according to a new report from the construction industry data provider Dodge Data and Analytics.
Tags: Economy, Construction Spending
March 19, 2015 - Industry News
February trailer orders dropped well below January figures as backlogs for orders fell for the first time in six months, according to the latest FTR report.
Tags: Flatbeds, Dry Vans, Reefers, FTR, Trailer Orders
March 19, 2015 - Product News
Volvo Trucks North America released a rugged version of the I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift will be available for order in May on Volvo VHD vocational models.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Severe Duty, I-Shift, Automated Manual Transmissions, Vocational Trucks
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted a plan for how it will conduct the “naturalistic study” of the operational, safety, health and fatigue impacts of the hours-of-service restart provisions that Congress has mandated it to conduct.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study
Bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress today that would allow the Department of Transportation to recognize hair testing as an alternative option to give companies greater flexibility when conducting drug and alcohol testing.
Tags: Drug Testing, Driver Alcohol Detection Systems, Alcohol Testing, Hair Testing
February truck order volume hit a five-month low but still maintained a high level, according to ACT Research. The Class 8 segment posted the ninth consecutive month of more than 28,000 units ordered.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Speaking to reporters yesterday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster argued that both Congress and President Obama lack the political will to increase federal fuel taxes to pay for funding the next highway bill.
Tags: Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund
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