March 7, 2016 - Industry News
Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.
Tags: Class 8, Powertrains, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hydrogen
March 7, 2016 - Product News
USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.
Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, USA Truck, Mobile Apps
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on March 7 that it has restored to public view its “absolute measures” of the safety performance of motor carriers of property.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA
Goodyear has opened five new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers offering truck tires, retreads and Goodyear-Fleet HQ Roadside Service.
Tags: New Facility, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Goodyear Commercial, Tires
The man arrested by the FBI in last year's heist of nearly $5 million in gold from a tractor-trailer on I-95 in North Carolina allegedly spent a year planning the robbery, including planting a GPS tracker and a remote-controlled pepper spray device in the truck.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft
March 4, 2016 - Industry News
While the technician shortage can’t be fixed tomorrow, Doug White believes it’s time for trucking to up its game when it comes to long-term solutions. Learn more in this interview with the new chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council.
Tags: Technician Shortage, TMC
Eaton’s Procision dual-clutch automatic transmission has won the 2016 Technical Achievement Award from the Truck Writers of North America.
Tags: Dual-Clutch, Eaton Corporation, Truck Writers of North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, TWNA Technical Achievement Award
Alliance AutoGas' technicians converted a Ford F-150 truck to run on propane autogas in one hour and 32 minutes. The company set the record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion.
Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Work Truck Show, Propane Autogas, Bi-Fuel Conversions
March 4, 2016 - Product News
Rand McNally is launching an updated version of its IntelliRoute with MileMaker routing and mileage calculation software with improvements to help users plan routes more efficiently.
Tags: Mileage, Fleet Management Software, Rand McNally, Routing, IntelliRoute
Used commercial vehicle transactions of GVW 3-8 vehicles were just over 176,000 units during the last quarter of the 2015 calendar year, up 14.3 percent from the same time period in 2014 calendar year.
Tags: IHS Automotive, Market Analysis, Used Vehicle Sales
Reyco Granning introduced its new LiftMaster family of auxiliary lift-axle suspensions at the NTEA Work Truck Show— the ALAP-13 (PS) steerable and ALAP-13 (NS) non-steerable-- for heavy-duty Class 7/8 trucks.
Tags: Reyco Granning, Lift Axles, NTEA
Proposed national entry-level driver training requirements focus on a minimum amount of behind-the-wheel training.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Driver Training
Bimbo Bakeries USA has added 84 propane autogas-fueled trucks to deliver its bread and baked goods in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C., vehicle modifier ROUSH CleanTech announced at the Work Truck Show.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Bimbo Bakeries, Delivery Fleets, Ford F-59
Gains in total U.S. employment remain strong, with a new report showing non-farm payrolls increased in February from the month before. A renowned economist said this week the U.S. economic picture is one of the brightest on the world’s economic stage.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
March 3, 2016 - Industry News
Ryder System announced three new pre-owned vehicle categories to help customers find vehicles that fit their needs and budgets.
Tags: Ryder System, Used Trucks, Pre-Owned
March 3, 2016 - Product News
The Mack ClearTech One is a single-package exhaust aftertreatment system that combines the diesel particulate filter, selective catalytic reduction and diesel exhaust fluid dosing system into one unit.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Exhaust, Diesel Particulate Filter, Vocational Trucks, SCR, DEF, Diesel Emissions
Nestlé Waters North America has expanded its propane autogas fleet by adding 155 Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks powered by the alternative fuel.
Tags: Nestle, EPA, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford F-650
Class 8 truck orders were down as demand fell slightly compared to January, according to the early February numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
The less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has reported increases in freight for the first two months of 2016, including tons per day growing 2% and 3.2% for January and February, respectively, compared to the same time in 2015.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, Tonnage
New factory orders and shipments rebounded at least somewhat in January, while measures of business investment and inventories also improved, according to new Commerce Department figures.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Federal Reserve, Factory Shipments
March 2, 2016 - Industry News
Alcoa announced new additions to its M-Series aluminum wheel lineup for medium-duty Sprinter and Ford Transit vans and for GM 3500/4500 chassis at the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Alcoa
Daimler Truck North America said its new Detroit DD5 medium-duty engine will be available for ordering later this year in Freightliner Class 5/6 M2106 trucks...
Tags: Freightliner, Detroit, Daimler Trucks North America
March 2, 2016 - Product News
Telogis has introduced its Telogis Navigation Global Edition mobile app for the iPhone and iPad, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Telogis, Navigation, Mobile Apps
Kenworth is offering new collision mitigation, severe-duty suspension, and DEF configuration options on its T680 and T880 truck models.
Tags: Kenworth, DEF, T880, T680, Collision Mitigation
Ram Commercial has announced a new power take-off option for the Ram Chassis Cab — a left side PTO rated at 60 horsepower of output available in gas and diesel 4x4 models.
Tags: Upfitting, PTO, Chassis Cab, Ram Commercial Truck
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