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December 8, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Regulatory Exemption for Bendix Windshield Cam

Bendix’s two-year exemption ensures fleets and owner-operators are not in violation of windshield clearance regulations when using lane departure warning and collision mitigation safety technologies. Photo: Bendix

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has received a regulatory two-year exemption extension for the video camera component for two of its commercial vehicle safety systems from the FMCSA.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Lane Departure Warning, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

December 8, 2015 - Industry News

Memphis Tire Dealers Joins Marangoni Family of Retreaders

Photo: Quality Tire & Service

Quality Tire & Service of Munford, Tenn., has joined the Marangoni Tread North America family of independent retreaders, the company announced.

Tags: Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni, Tires and Wheels, Tires

December 8, 2015 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Seeks Nominations for Logistics Award

Photo: Women In Trucking

The deadline for the 2016 Women In Trucking Distinguished Woman in Logistics award has been set for Dec. 31, and the organization is still seeking nominations.

Tags: Awards, Women in Trucking, Logistics, Women

December 8, 2015 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposes More Effective Rear Impact Guards

The proposed rules would prevent "passenger compartment intrusion" of a car that rear-ends a trailer for 5 mph more than now.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed rules that would require “more robust” rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers. The stronger guards would remain effective at up to 35 mph – compared to 30 mph for current guards.

Tags: Trailers, NHTSA, Safety, Underride Guard, Regulations

December 8, 2015 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Lowest of the Year

Diesel and gasoline prices dropped again in the first week of December, setting new lows for the year, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 7, 2015 - Industry News

ConMet Named Top Performer by Paccar

Image via ConMet

Consolidated Metco has been recognized as a top performer by Paccar as part of its Supplier Performance Management Program for 2015.

Tags: Paccar, Supplier, Awards, ConMet, Parts and Service

December 7, 2015 - Industry News

Fiat-Chrysler Invests Heavily in CNG Truck-Fleet Conversion

Photo: Agility Fuel Systems

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles is investing $40 million in FCA Transport to convert its fleet of 179 parts-haulers to run on compressed natural gas.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Conversions, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG, FCA

December 7, 2015 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Names New Marketing Manager

Bryan C. Allen, MFTA Marketing Manager Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has named Bryan C. Allen its new marketing manager, responsible for the company’s dealer and end-user marketing programs.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, People, Marketing

December 7, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Pledges Support for Wreaths Across America

Photo via Wreaths Across America

Several trucking associations, businesses and fleets have pledged support this holiday season for Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that lays wreaths on the graves of veterans at locations around the nation.

Tags: ATA, Charity, Veterans, TCA, Wreaths Across America, Christmas

December 7, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Innovators Nominations Deadline Extended to Dec. 11

Nominations for Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators have been extended to Dec. 11.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

December 7, 2015 - Product News

Vigillo Keeping CSA Scores Available via Carrier Select

Image via Vigillo

Vigillo has announced that Carrier Select, the company’s carrier selection tool for freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers, will continue to provide CSA scores that its carrier customers can opt-in to share.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Freight, Vigillo, Safety, Highway Bill

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Removes CSA Data from Public View

Image: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that, as of Dec. 4, it has removed "much of" the CSA data that had previously been visible to the public on the FMCSA website.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Highway Bill

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Evel Knievel Show Truck on Display for the Holidays

Evel Knievel’s Mack FS786LST show truck is celebrating the holidays at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum in Allentown, Penn. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks is celebrating the holidays by featuring Evel Knievel’s show truck “Big Red” at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum on three consecutive Saturdays in December.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Restoration, History, Museums

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking Adds to Overall Employment, Factory Activity Mixed

The U.S. economy continued adding jobs in November as trucking employment turned around from the month before, while a separate report on manufacturing was only somewhat positive for the industry.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

November Truck Order Numbers Not Looking Good

Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Highway Bill Signed by President Obama

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

Ten years in the making, a fully funded highway bill that runs longer than two years has become law.

Tags: U.S. Senate, Highway Bill

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Van, Reefer Rates Perk Up

Demand for freight to be moved on the spot truckload market outpaced available truck capacity during the week ending Nov. 28, as rates in the two of the three major sectors inched higher for a change.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 4, 2015 - Press Release

Summit Truck Group, Tulsa Holds Grand Opening

Justin Fink, president of Summit Truck Group Photo: Summit

Summit Truck Group and Summit Lease & Rental hosted a grand opening at their newly-acquired Tulsa, Okla., location on Nov. 19, 2015, with more than 300 customers attending the event.

Tags: Summit Truck Group, Grand Opening

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Delivers Capitol Christmas Tree

Photo courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth has successfully delivered the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which was lit in a ceremony Wednesday evening on the Capitol’s west lawn.

Tags: Kenworth, T680, Capitol Christmas Tree, Christmas

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt’s 58-inch Sleeper Enters Production

Image via Peterbilt

Peterbilt’s lightweight 58-inch sleeper is now in production for the company’s flagship aerodynamic Model 579 and vocational Model 567.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Model 567

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

Meritor Service Point Program Gains First Partner

Meritor has announced that Dickinson Fleet Services of Indianapolis is the first repair service partner approved for its Meritor Service Point Program.

Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket, Parts and Service

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

House Passes FAST Act Highway Bill

House T&I Chair Bill Shuster (l.) and T&I Ranking Member Peter DeFazio

The House of Representatives on Dec. 3 approved by a wide bipartisan margin the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the compromise highway bill legislation that emerged Dec. 1 from the House-Senate Conference Committee.

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster Vans Recalled for Ignition Contacts

Photo of Ram ProMaster van courtesy of FCA US.

The action affects more than 16,000 2015-MY full-size vans in the U.S.

Tags: Recalls, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, FCA, 2015-MY

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

TCA and Rolling Strong Announces Driver Wellness Program

Photo: Melton Truck Lines

The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Rolling Strong to offer a driver wellness program for carriers called TCA Wellness that will launch in January 2016.

Tags: Driver Health, TCA, Driver Wellness, Rolling Strong

December 3, 2015 - Press Release

Paragon Introduces Route Planning Software

Photo courtesy of Paragon.

The routing and scheduling software company announced Paragon Route Control – a new program that allows transportation planners to use a calendar to create routes that comply with time and day-related local, state, and national regulations, and road closures resulting from major public events.

Tags: Software, Route Management, Route Optimization, Paragon Software

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