March 3, 2015 - Industry News
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information in the theft of $4 million in gold Sunday evening from a truck on I-95 in North Carolina.
Tags: Security, North Carolina, I-95
C.R. England is offering bonuses to all company and independent contractor driver trainers for apprentices who are successfully trained and upgraded. A pay increase was also announced for a large percentage of drivers in C.R. England’s regional fleets.
Tags: Driver Training, C.R. England, Driver Pay
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
XL Hybrids is now offering its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for the diesel-powered Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.
Tags: Vans, Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Utilimaster, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
Diesel prices continue rebounding since hitting their lowest level in five years last month gaining 3.6 cents this week to reach a national average of $2.93 per gallon.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Despite lower diesel prices potentially making natural gas less attractive as a fuel, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. sold more of its alternative to trucking’s main fuel last year while reporting mixed financial numbers.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Earnings, CNG Fueling Stations, Equity Markets
March 2, 2015 - Product News
Mack Trucks is offering natural gas versions of its Pinnacle model with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, UltraShift Plus
Pegasus TransTech has updated the Transflo Mobile+ app with version 1.3 which includes load reconciliation and in-app migration from the legacy app, Transflo Mobile.
Tags: Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, Document Management, Mobile Apps, Information Technology
Legislation has been reintroduced in the House by Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) that would create a “national hiring standard” for motor carriers.
Tags: FMCSA, BASIC, CSA, Legislation, TIA, Brokers
Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
March 2, 2015 - Global News
Ryder System presented its Service Excellence Awards to top-performing carriers at the company's fifth annual Mexican Carrier Celebration and Recognition Event in Mexico City.
Tags: Fleet Management, Mexico, Ryder System, Supply Chain Solution
U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.
Tags: GDP, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment, Economy
Used Class 8 truck sales fell to 2,239 units in January - a 12% decline from December and a 3% decline year-over-year, according to a report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
February 27, 2015 - Industry News
The Southwest Research Institute was awarded a five-year $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide testing and analytical services related to emissions and fuel consumption.
Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, EPA
February 27, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association during 2015.
Tags: Kenworth, Rebate, Vehicle Purchasing, Sleepers
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending the submission deadline for the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest until March 16, 2015.
Tags: FMCSA, Seat Belts, Contest, Child Safety
Lobbying by officials of State transportation departments can help get a long-term highway bill passed this year, say key U.S. Representatives and Senators at an annual Washington briefing presented by AASHTO.
Tags: Congress, Washington D.C., AASHTO, Highway Bill
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved the dimethyl ether for legal use as a vehicle fuel.
Tags: CARB, California, EPA, Department of Agriculture, DME
Rep. Paul Ryan has stated that he favors changing federal law to afford state governments the “freedom to choose” to implement tolled highways.
Tags: Congress, Tolls, Government, Bridges
A trio of Texas grant programs that funded the construction of natural gas fueling stations and the adoption of natural gas vehicles produced major economic benefits for the state, according to a new study.
Tags: Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
The first public-access compressed natural gas refueling station in Jacksonville, Fla., was opened recently by amp Trillium and beverage distributor Champion Brands Inc.
Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG, Florida
Volvo Trucks is seeking entries for the Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs.
Tags: driver safety, Volvo Trucks, Fleet Safety, Awards, ATA MC&E
A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association finds that 2,125 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2014 – essentially unchanged when compared with the 2,141 pedestrian fatalities during the same period in 2013.
Tags: Pedestrian Safety, GHSA, Road Deaths
ACT Research's latest report on trailer order numbers show a strong January, despite a drop from December.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Ports, Trailer Orders
February 26, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.
Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paccar Financial, Kenworth
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased for the 11th consecutive month in December while the total level for 2014 was better than the year before.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
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