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October 29, 2015 - Industry News

Purcell Relocates Albuquerque Tire Service Center to New Facility

The new Albuquerque Facility. Photo: Purcell Tire and Service Center

The Purcell Tire and Service Center in Albuquerque, N.M., has moved its location to a new larger facility to provide its staff with additional space to accommodate customers.

Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Diagnostics, New Facility, Tires

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Appoints President of Speedco

Chris Ripani Photo: Bridgestone

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has appointed Chris Ripani as president of its on-highway preventative maintenance and tire service provider, Speedco.

Tags: Leadership, People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Down More Than 8%

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: August 2014 - 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors Canada and Mexico fell in August, totaling $92.4 billion, thanks largely to the drop in fuel and oil prices moved by pipeline and vessel.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Freight, Global

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Deploys Electric Step Vans in Texas

Photo of E-100 truck courtesy of Workhorse Group.

UPS has begun using 18 battery-electric delivery trucks in the Houston-Galveston area of Texas and projects a savings of 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years with the move, the parcel company has announced.

Tags: UPS, DOE, Federal Grants, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch

Image: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Just a day before current funding was set to expire, the Senate on Oct. 28 approved by voice vote the short highway-bill extension that had been passed by the House a day earlier.

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

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Eases Back as Fed Looks to Rate Hike

Economic growth in the U.S. lost a good portion of its momentum in the third quarter of the year, but the performance still may still be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to push interest rates higher before the year is out.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates, Inventories

October 28, 2015 - Industry News

Trailers Orders See Early Fall Surge

Net trailer orders in September rose nearly 47% over the previous month, hitting almost 36,000 units, according to a report by ACT Research.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

October 28, 2015 - Product News

Amazon Founder Invests in Launch of On-Demand Trucking Service

Convoy has officially launched after it raised $2.5 million in seed funding from an investment group that included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The Seattle-based startup company provides an Uber-like service for booking on-demand shipments that also tracks location.

Tags: Information Technology, Amazon.com, Uber, On-Demand

October 28, 2015 - Product News

Continental Expands Retreading Network in Las Vegas

Continental Tire the Americas has partnered with Las Vegas-based tire dealer CMC Tire to offer retread service to the area through a new facility.

Tags: Tires, Las Vegas, Retreads, Continental Tires

October 28, 2015 - Industry News

Port Drivers Strike Again Over Misclassification Issue

Photo: Justice for Port Truck Drivers

This week, truck drivers went on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over employee misclassification and wage theft.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Pay, Teamsters, Strikes, Ports, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors

October 28, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Saia, Heartland Report Lower Profits

One trucking company serving mainly the less-than-truckload market and another in the truckload sector have both reported lower third quarter earnings.

Tags: Economy, Heartland Express, Saia, Fleet Earnings

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Group's New Boss on the Job

Martin Lundstedt and truck technician Patrik Granberg in vivid discussion. Photo: Tommy Holl

Martin Lundstedt, Volvo Group’s new president and CEO, held his first press meeting on his first morning on the new job Oct. 22 – and chose to do it outside of the usual corporate setting.

Tags: Leadership, Global, Volvo Group

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Orders, Consumer Confidence Both Fall

A stretch of recently leaner times for at least one part of the nation’s manufacturing sector could be nearing an end, despite a new report showing lower new orders.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Consumer Sentiment

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Swift, UPS, PAM, Roadrunner

Some of the nation’s largest fleets have reported mixed financial results or expectations as the freight environment in the third quarter has remained soft.

Tags: UPS, Roadrunner Transportation, Swift Transportation, PAM Transport, Fleet Earnings

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Cummins, Paccar

A major OEM announced it is cutting its workforce even though it’s still well in the black as it released third quarter earnings this week while a truck and engine maker reported continued higher numbers.

Tags: Economy, Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, Paccar Financial

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

House Approves Highway-Bill Patch

The House has passed a highway patch that will last until Nov. 20. Senate is expected to follow suit this week .Photo: David Cullen

Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.

Tags: Railroads, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Photo of Jon Pritchett at the ground-breaking ceremony courtesy of Nextran.

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Repairs, Medium-Duty Trucks, Repair Shops

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Offering Standard Telematics in 2017

Hino Trucks vocational truck lineup. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Hino has expanded its Insight factory telematics platform under a partnership with Telogis, and will offer the telematics, remote diagnostics, and case management as standard equipment on its 2017 model-year medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Hino, Telogis, Medium-Duty Trucks, Telematics

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Element Fleet Signs Telematics Deal with Telogis

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Element Fleet Management has signed a strategic global agreement that brings Telogis' connected vehicle technologies and mobile apps to the fleet management company's commercial fleet customers.

Tags: Telogis, Mobile Apps, Element Fleet Management

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Telogis Updates Apple-Based Mobile Apps for Fleets

Telogis has revamped its iOS mobile apps for Apple devices to improve the user experience through gamification, truck-specific navigation, and greater Hours of Service compliance, the telematics company announced today at its Telogis Latitude business conference.

Tags: Telogis, Smartphones, Mobile Apps, Service Fleets

October 26, 2015 - Industry News

Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure

NTSB investigators at scene of Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on May 12 that killed eight passengers and injured another 200. Photo: NTSB

The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn passing the measure into a game of political football.

Tags: Railroads, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund

October 26, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Approach 2015 Lows

Continuing a downward trend, the price of a gallon of diesel gasoline hit near year-low levels last week, according to the latest report from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 26, 2015 - Industry News

Improving Dealer Service Key Theme at ATA

As fleets work to improve productivity in the face of a shortage of qualified drivers, the last thing they need is to have trucks sitting for days at a dealer waiting for repairs. Truck makers are responding with an array of programs and technologies to address this issue.

Tags: Dealers, Downtime, ATA MC&E, Uptime

October 26, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Plunge, Manufacturing Rebounds

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to their lowest level since last November, while a separate report shows the first improvement in the nation’s manufacturing sector in five months.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Manufacturing

October 26, 2015 - Product News

Wabash Launches Line of Dry and Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Photo: Wabash National

Wabash is launching its first line of dry- and refrigerated-truck bodies for Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis, addressing re-urbanization and e-commerce trends.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Refrigerated Truck, Truck Bodies, Wabash National, Dry Van Body

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