April 27, 2016 - Industry News
Fleet Advantage has released its inaugural quarterly index resource “designed to compare all-in costs of older model year Class 8 trucks and calculate the savings of new model replacements.”
Tags: Fuel Savings, Fleet Advantage, Emissions Reduction, Fleet Costs, Leasing
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will co-host three listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in the trucking industry.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue
PeopleNet has announced its certification of Zebra Technologies’ TC70 ruggedized handheld computer to run the company’s software
Tags: PeopleNet, Mobile Devices
The number of available spot market loads slipped 2% while posted capacity was flat during the week ending April 23, according to DAT Solutions and it of load boards, leaving rates nearly unchanged.
Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Transportation and supply chain solutions company A. Duie Pyle has opened a new transportation service center in Newburgh, N.Y.
Tags: New Facility, LTL, A. Duie Pyle
Setting new records in a variety of different categories allowed trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. to report more than doubled first quarter profit over a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National
April 26, 2016 - Industry News
In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
Tags: National Labor Relations Board, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.
Tags: Ford, Assembly Plants, Transmissions, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks
Three more companies offering trucking and related services issued first quarter earnings reports on Tuesday, with each reporting very different results.
Tags: Economy, Earnings, C.H. Robinson, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings, Heartland Express
Signaling an increased strategic focus on logistics, USA Truck has re-branded its asset-light logistics business, formerly known as Strategic Capacity Solutions, to USAT Logistics.
Tags: USA Truck, Logistics, Rebranding
Jim Moss, president of Kona Communications (publisher of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer magazines), passed away on April 20 at his home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, after a brief illness. Moss was 82.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook.
Tags: Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. DOT, Hazmat, Emergency Response
The federal government is reminding owners of certain recalled Volvo trucks that have not yet been in for repair of a serious steering problem that they could suffer a complete loss of steering and are not to be driven.
Tags: Recalls, Volvo Trucks North America
A European price-fixing investigation led to a first-quarter loss for truck and engine maker Paccar, while Allison Transmission reported lower numbers.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Allison Transmission, Earnings
Orders for durable goods recovered only somewhat in March following a big decline, and a key economic indicator within the measure failed to improve, adding to recent indications a slump in manufacturing is far from over.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales
April 25, 2016 - Industry News
It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key elements of the sweep of regulatory changes coming down the pike for trucking.
Tags: CSA, NPTC, HOS, FMCSA, Regulations, Private Fleets
The price of diesel fuel increased for the third week in a row, hitting an average price of $2.198 per gallon.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, GPS Insight, Fleetio, Telematics
The annualized turnover rate for large truckload fleets measured 102% in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing by two percentage points, according to the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload
Great Dane’s AdvantEdge national aftermarket parts and service program has expanded in Texas with four new service provider locations in the state.
Tags: Trailers, Aftermarket, Great Dane, Repair Shops
National Tank Truck Carriers recently honored Carbon Express and Miller Transporters with its Outstanding Safety Performance Award for their commitment to safety.
Tags: Fleet Safety, Awards, NTTC, Tankers, Carbon Express
After five years of presenting an official united front on the issue of truck sizes and weights, American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association are going their separate ways.
Tags: ATA, TCA, Truck Size/Weight
April 22, 2016 - Industry News
Service fleets added the most commercial vans among non-rental entities in 2015 for parcel delivery, HVAC, heath services and other sectors, according to new data from Ford and IHS Automotive.
Tags: Ford, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, IHS Automotive
Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automated Manual Transmissions, Greenhouse Gas, Fuel Efficiency, Vocational Trucks, Diesel Engines
Ivor J. Evans has informed Meritor that he intends to step down from his position as executive chairman of the board, effective immediately, as part of a transition to new leadership.
Tags: Leadership, Meritor, People
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