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May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Offers Renewable Diesel at San Francisco Facility

Ryder tractor and trailer parked at a Ryder fuel island. Photo: Ryder System

Ryder System is now offering renewable diesel fuel at a San Francisco fueling facility.

Tags: Ryder System, Fueling Facility, Renewable Diesel, Alternative Fuels, California

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec to Speak at TMW/PeopleNet Conference

Robert Herjavec Photo via in.sight conference

Robert Herjavec of the ABC show Shark Tank and founder of the Herjavec Group will speak at PeopleNet and TMW Systems’ in.sight user conference and expo in August.

Tags: Conference, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Speakers, Events

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Falls Despite Positive Environment

Source: FTR

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell slightly in March despite positive economic conditions, reversing an upturn from the previous month – but capacity is expected to tighten.

Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Freight Rates

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Opens Texas Facility

Fontaine Modification Fleet Services has opened a new truck modification center in Laredo, Texas, adjacent to the TruckMovers consolidation and dispatching operation. Photo: Fontaine Modification

Fontaine Modification Fleet Services has moved its Laredo, Texas, modification center to a new location 14 miles down the road.

Tags: Upfitting, New Facility, Fontaine Modification, Vehicle Modifiers

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

Ram Pickups Recalled for Air Bags, Seat Belts

Photo of Ram 1500 truck courtesy of FCA.

The recall, set to begin June 23, covers more than 1 million Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 vehicles.

Tags: Seat Belts, Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Air Bags, Ram 3500, NHTSA, Large Pickups, Safety, FCA

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

For-Hire Trucking Index Shows 7th Straight Positive Reading

Following a three-year high in the previous month, April’s volume grew slower, according to the latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index.

Tags: Economy, Truck Sales, ACT Research

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

NPTC Awards Fleet and Driver Honors

Winners of the Private Fleet Leadership awards. Photos: NPTC

The National Private Truck Council honored the winners of several fleet and personnel awards, including the Private Fleet Leadership awards, Fleet Safety awards, and the Driver Hall of Fame, at its annual conference in Cincinnati.

Tags: NPTC, Awards, Private Fleets

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

Kinedyne Designates May as Cargo Securement Awareness Month

Photo: CVSA

With the CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck less than a month away, cargo-control provider Kinedyne has designated May 2017 as the First International Cargo Securement Awareness Month.

Tags: Kinedyne, Inspections, Cargo Securement, CVSA, International Roadcheck

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

PwC: Global M&A Activity Stayed Stable in First Quarter

Photo: Evan Lockridge

In its Q1 2017 update on M&A activity in the global transportation and logistics space, PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that deal activity in the quarter remained stable.

Tags: Global, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Expands Chicagoland Last-Mile Network

Photo: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics has announced an expansion of its last-mile logistics network in the Chicagoland area, effectively doubling the capacity of the company’s market delivery center in Chicago.

Tags: Chicago, New Facility, XPO Logistics, Last Mile Delivery

May 12, 2017 - Global News

MitFuso Opens Truck Power Charging Station in Japan

The “FUSO EV power charger” consists of eight chargers in two locations, which provide DC 50-500 Volt, 125 Ampere via CHAdeMO, and CHAdeMO Compo charging plugs. (Photo courtesy of FUSO)

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) inaugurated the first public power charging station dedicated to trucks in Japan, directly outside its Kawasaki manufacturing facility.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Electric Trucks, EV Charging Stations, eCanter

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Bounce Back along with Inflation Pressures

Retail sales in the U.S. bounced back in April after falling the month before as two readings of inflation also rebounded, all raising the prospect that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates again in June.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Interest Rates, Consumer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Federal Reserve

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Higher Than Expected as Truckload Volume Dips

A gauge of the spot truckload freight market fell slightly last month but remained above levels from the same time the previous two years.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

35th Shell Rotella SuperRigs Starts May 18

Photo: Shell Rotella

The 35th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty competition is set to take place from May 18-20 at the Exchange Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla.

Tags: Competition, Shell Rotella, Contest, Events, Shell SuperRigs

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

Koel to Head U.S. Gain, Promote Compressed Natural Gas

Koel

U.S. Venture has promoted Mike Koel to president of U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas division of the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, CNG, Promotions, Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

NTTC Names Lee Miller Chairman

Lee Miller Photo via Miller Transporters

The National Tank Truck Carriers has selected Lee Miller to serve as the organization’s chairman of the board.

Tags: Leadership, People, NTTC, Tankers

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Adds Authorized Dealer in Green Bay

Truck Equipment Inc. headquarters in Green Bay. Photo courtesy of East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing has named Green Bay, Wis.-based Truck Equipment Inc. its latest authorized East Dealer.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Schneider Profit Falls 19.8%, Covenant Reports Revised Loss

The truckload, intermodal and logistics services provider Schneider National Inc. reported its first earnings since going public last month, showing a decline in profitability, while another company has revised its earnings, pushing it into the red.

Tags: Covenant Transport, Schneider National, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Best Since January; Flatbeds Highest in Nearly Two Years

National average spot truckload rates for van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight rose during the week ending May 6, with van and reefer rates at their highest marks since January, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daseke Posts $8.6 Million Loss, Radiant Logistics Sees Small Profit

Flatbed carrier group Daseke Inc. has released its first earnings report since becoming a publicly traded company earlier this year. It shows that losses moved higher, but the company’s expectations remain high.

Tags: Radiant Logistics, Fleet Earnings, Daseke Inc.

May 10, 2017 - Product News

Geotab Offers Accurate Readings of Momentum CNG Fuel Tanks

Geotab has announced support of compressed natural gas fuel level and temperature on all Momentum Fuel Technologies CNG fueling tanks and systems.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, CNG, CNG Tanks

May 10, 2017 - Product News

Cummins Endorses Two Fuel Additives

Photo: Cummins

For the first time in company history, Cummins has officially endorsed a fuel additive, recommending two Power Service products, Diesel Kleen + Cetane Boost and Diesel Fuel Supplement + Cetane Boost.

Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, Fuel Additive

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

McNeilus and Agility Fuel Solutions Strengthen Partnership

The newly strengthened alliance will authorize McNeilus to process claims, provide parts, and service for Agility’s CNG systems and conduct Agility CNG installations throughout its branch network.

Tags: Waste Management, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG, McNeilus

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

IIHS Tests Show Clear Safety Benefit of Side Underride Guards

Without a side underride guard, car in 35-mph crash test lodged beneath the semi-trailer. Photo: IIHS

Recently conducted tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have demonstrated the potentially life-saving benefit of placing side underride guards on trailers.

Tags: Accidents, IIHS, Trailers, Underride Guard, Underride

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Eases Back from Record High

Freight Transportation Services Index, March 2012 - March 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

After setting a new record high, a monthly gauge of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry retreated, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

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