March 10, 2015 - Industry News
Forward Air Corp. has formally completed is previously announced purchase CLP Towne Inc. combining two of the largest trucking companies moving freight to and from the nation’s airports.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air
The trucking company PAM Transport Inc. has been ordered to pay 12 of its former truck drivers a total of $477,399 in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, EEOC, PAM Transport
Motiv Power Systems has launched an all-electric powertrain for the Ford F-59 commercial stripped chassis, the company announced.
Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ford F-59, AmeriPride, Step Vans, Stripped Chassis
March 9, 2015 - Industry News
Natural gas engine and vehicle manufacturer Westport Innovations Inc. on Monday released earnings for the final quarter of last year and all of 2014 showing it lost less money in both periods while revenue declined.
Tags: Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport
As many as 40 persons were injured when an AmTrak passenger train collided with a commercial truck that was on the tracks in North Carolina today, according to a report from ABC News.
Tags: Railroads, Collision, Accidents, North Carolina, Grade Crossing Accidents
The national average cost of on-highway diesel has posted its fifth weekly increase but prices have started to moderate a little in some parts of the country, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices
Freight volume fell 37% year-over-year in February and spot-market freight availability declined for the second consecutive month in February, according to DAT -- so why did rates rise compared to last year?
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Volume, DAT Solutions, Polar Vortex
Heavy Duty Trucking has been named a finalist in the 61st annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition for editorial excellence among business-to-business media.
Tags: Hours of Service, HDT Magazine
March 9, 2015 - Product News
The Peterbilt Model 567 is available with an all-wheel drive option designed for off-road use in tough to severe conditions, the company recently announced.
Tags: Peterbilt, Severe Duty, Vocational Trucks, All Wheel Drive, Model 567
Con-way Freight employees in Gary, Indiana, have voted against joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union .
Tags: Con-way Inc., Labor Unions, Con-way Freight, Technicians, Mechanics, Unionization
March 6, 2015 - Industry News
Women In Trucking and Navistar announced the six finalists for the 2015 Influential Woman of the Year award which highlights the achievements of female role models and pioneers in the trucking industry.
Tags: Navistar, Awards, Women in Trucking
The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.
Tags: CARB, Lawsuits, Supreme Court, California Contrstruction Trucking Association, EPA, Green Regulations, Legislation
Class 8, the largest single segment, last year accounted for 271,000 units. 2010 was even stronger, with 320,000 Class 8 transactions.
Tags: Economy, Used Vehicle Sales, Used Truck Sales
Pennsylvania's Clean Diesel Grant Program supports projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions; purchase and install idle-reduction technology; or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Pennsylvania, State Grants, Idle Reduction, Federal Grants
Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that it will invest about $500 million to build a new van plant in Charleston, S.C., to build the next-generation Sprinter van for the North American market.
Tags: Freightliner, South Carolina, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz
March 5, 2015 - Industry News
While Capitol Hill may yet again slap an eleventh-hour cold patch on the highway-funding gap, state governments are moving ever more quickly and innovatively to put their infrastructure spending in order.
Tags: U.S. Congress, Highway Funding, taxes, Tolls, State Legislation
March 5, 2015 - Product News
The mDrive HD automated manual transmission is now standard on Mack's Titan Heavy-Haul Truck, the truck maker announced at the National Heavy Equipment Show in Ontario, Canada.
Tags: Heavy Haul, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive, Mack Trucks
Morgan Olson will offer a lineup of Class 3-7 walk-in delivery vans equipped with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain from Crosspoint Kinetics, the companies announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Morgan Olson, Crosspoint, Step Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Van Bodies
Ford showed a Tonka-branded F-750 dump truck that's nearly 10-feet tall at the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Ford, Ford F-750, Dump Trucks
Goodyear's new LHS steer tire joins the Fuel Max LHD G505D drive tire in in the company's premium low-rolling-resistance tire lineup.
Tags: EPA SmartWay, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Low Rolling Resistance Tires
The Ram 4500/5500 chassis cab truck has been named Work Truck magazine’s eighth annual medium-duty truck of the year. The award was presented at the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Ram Truck, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, Awards, Work Truck Show, Ram 4500, Ram 5500
Three days after nearly $5 million in gold was stolen from a truck along I-95 in North Carolina, authorities say they're suspicious it was an inside job, although the two guards involved are not currently suspects.
Tags: Cargo Theft
Ram Truck has begun offering a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) version of its 2500 pickup in a regular cab and rear-wheel drive configuration, Ram announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 2500, Bi-Fuel CNG, Work Truck Show
March 4, 2015 - Product News
Freightliner is showcasing several new options for the 122SD truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The options are aimed at severe terrain and off-road applications.
Tags: Freightliner, Severe Duty, Vocational Trucks, Off-Road Vehicles, NTEA, Work Truck Show
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