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November 9, 2015 - Industry News

Price of Diesel Rises After 3-Week Slide

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel has increased, ending a three week streak of declining prices, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Gas Prices, Diesel Prices

November 9, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Chevrolet Colorado Exceeds 30 MPG Highway

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel courtesy of GM.

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon rear-wheel-drive pickups powered by the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel have achieved fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg on the highway, making them the most fuel efficient pickups on the market.

Tags: Diesel Engines, EPA, Fuel Economy, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, 2016-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

November 9, 2015 - Industry News

XPO Appoints New President of LTL Business

Tony Brooks Photo courtesy of XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics has appointed Tony Brooks as president of its less-than-truckload business, effective Nov. 11.

Tags: Leadership, LTL, People, Con-Way, XPO Logistics

November 9, 2015 - Industry News

Expedited Industry Veteran Joins V3 as a Senior Advisor

Craig Amato Photo: V3 Transportation

Expedited services provider V3 Transportation is gaining former Panther II Transportation CEO Craig Amato as a senior advisor and investor, the company has announced.

Tags: Leadership, People, Shippers, Panther, Small Fleets, Investors

November 9, 2015 - Industry News

Alkane to Build Alternative Fuel Trucks at New Facility

Photo: Alkane Truck Company

Alkane Truck Company is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, S.C. where the OEM will build its recently announced line of Class 7 cabover alternative fuel trucks.

Tags: Class 7, New Facility, Alternative Fuels, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company

November 8, 2015 - Product News

Navistar Readying New Truck Lineup for 2016

As Navistar continues to make progress putting the “dark days” of its failed EPA 2010 emissions strategy behind it, it will re-brand its product lineup as it rolls out new models starting next year.

Tags: ATA MC&E, Navistar, 2016-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks

November 8, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Awake Over 28 Hours in Tracy Morgan Accident

The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.

Tags: Accidents, New Jersey, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, Walmart

November 8, 2015 - Industry News

Cat to Split with Navistar, Build Own Vocational Trucks

CT680, introduced earlier this year, is the third version in the Cat Truck series. Photo by Tom Berg

Navistar says it will "leverage joint technology" to produce its own premium vocational trucks.

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Cat Truck, International PayStar, Vocational Trucks, Dump Trucks

November 8, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide in Fatal I-75 Crash

The NTSB preliminary report shows the damage to Brewer's vehicle following the crash.

The truck driver involved in a June 25 nine-vehicle crash on I-75 near Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed six people, has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide, among other charges.

Tags: Tennessee, Hours of Service, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, I-75, Litigation

November 6, 2015 - Product News

Meritor and P.S.I Produce Millionth Tire Inflation System

The Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I. Image courtesy of Meritor

Meritor and Pressure Systems International celebrated the production of the 1,000,000th Meritor Tire Inflation System, the companies have announced.

Tags: Meritor, Tire Pressure, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, P.S.I.

November 6, 2015 - Industry News

Highway Bill in Home Stretch

Image: Penske

The highway bill passed by the House on Nov. 5 and the highway bill passed by the Senate in July are headed to a conference committee charged with working out any differences between the two measures.

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

November 6, 2015 - Product News

Oakley Transport to Equip Bendix Safety Systems on 300 Trucks

Photo: Oakley Transport

Oakley Transport is adding Bendix collision-mitigation, full-stability, and side-object detection systems on around 300 new Volvo tractors, the carrier has announced.

Tags: Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, Safety

November 6, 2015 - Industry News

Nominations Open for HDT's 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators

It's that time of year again - to nominate yourself or someone you know for HDT's 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators. The award recognizes the most innovative leaders in the trucking industry. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2015.

Tags: Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

November 6, 2015 - Industry News

48-Year Trucking Vet Wins Safety Director of the Year

Allan Hicks Photo via BR Williams

Allan Hicks of BR Williams Trucking in Oxford, Ala., was honored with the 2015 National Safety Director Award, which is presented annually by the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: ATA, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Safety

November 5, 2015 - Industry News

Walmart Trucker Named National Driver of the Year

James Hylan Grise Photo: Courtesy of ATA

James Hylan Grise of Walmart Transportation in Hopkinsville, Ky., has been presented with the National Driver of the Year Award by the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: ATA, Truck Drivers, Awards

November 5, 2015 - Product News

Goodyear Opens Tire & Service Center in Massachusetts

The new facility includes Goodyear-Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service. Photo: Goodyear

A Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center has opened in Stoughton, Mass., featuring a selection of commercial tires and dedicated truck service.

Tags: New Facility, Tires, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Goodyear Commercial

November 5, 2015 - Industry News

Effort Continues to Remove Hiring Threat to Smaller Carriers

File Photo

Although Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN) pulled an amendment he crafted to fix language regarded as detrimental to smaller carriers before the House passed its highway bill, the lawmaker told HDT that he will “continue to work” to correct the wording during the conferencing process.

November 5, 2015 - Product News

OnTerra’s Software Optimizes Routes for Deliveries and Service Calls

Web mapping and routing provider OnTerra Systems has introduced its RouteSavvy Premium API, a new version of its route optimization for software vendors and software development teams.

Tags: Mapping, Software, OnTerra, Routing, Delivery Fleets

November 5, 2015 - Press Release

Franz Bakery Expands Propane Delivery Trucks to Fleet

The 20 additional propane autogas vehicles will be converted in the next year. (PHOTO: Franz Bakery)

Franz Bakery, a long-time advocate for alternative fuels, will add 20 more propane autogas vehicles to its fleet this year.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Delivery Fleets, Franz Bakery

November 5, 2015 - Industry News

Ohio Farm Creates Giant F-150 Corn Maze

The corn maze can take an hour or more to complete. (PHOTO: Ford Motor Co.)

Inspired by the all-new Ford F-150, Leaders Farms near Napoleon, Ohio, created a seven-acre corn maze as a tribute to Ford’s latest 1/2-ton pickup.

Tags: Ford F-150, On the Lighter Side, Corn Maze

November 5, 2015 - Industry News

Intermodal Shipments Post Surprising Third Quarter Surge

Graphic: IANA

Despite month-to-month variations, third quarter intermodal freight traffic growth of 3.4% was in line with year-to-date results, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

Tags: Canada, Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight

November 5, 2015 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Incidents Fall, Average Value Up

The most intensely shaded areas show where cargo thefts happened the most during the third quarter of 2015. Graphic: FWI

The number of cargo thefts in the U.S posted a significant decline in the third quarter of the year but the average value of each crime moved up slightly, as big-value heists jumped, according to logistics-security services provider FreightWatch International.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

November 5, 2015 - Industry News

House Passes Highway Bill

Photo: David Cullen

The House of Representatives has passed its version of a highway bill— voting for it 363-64 in overwhelming bipartisan fashion.

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

November 5, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight, Rates Remain Mixed Proposition

Image: DAT

If you are looking to the spot market to move some freight, it remains a good news/bad news situation, based on recent numbers.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 5, 2015 - Press Release

Summit Truck Group Names CEO

Fink

Summit Holdings’ Board of Directors announced that, as part of the company’s succession plan, Justin Fink, currently president of the company, will also become Chief Executive Officer of Summit Truck Group in January 2016.

Tags: C-Suite, Promotions, Summit Truck Group, Summit Holdings

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