February 23, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint charging that the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition nationwide and in 32 local markets for foodservice distribution services.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Fleets, Sysco, US Foods
The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Friday evening announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering 13,000 workers at all 29 West Coast ports – but problems at the ports are far from over.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
February 23, 2015 - Product News
Cummins Connected Solutions is an innovative group of products that utilize the connection of a Cummins electronic engine to a vehicle's on-board telematics system.
Tags: Cummins, Diagnostics, Connected Diagnostics
Class 8 truck orders orders were booked above a 400,000-unit seasonal rate in January for the fourth month in a row, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
February 20, 2015 - Product News
Knight Transportation has chosen the Zonar 2020 Mobile Tablet as the new telematics platform for its fleet.
Tags: telematics, Zonar, Knight Transportation, Tablets
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth named Truck Enterprises Hagerstown its 2014 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year and named Worldwide Equipment as the 2014 TRP All-Makes Dealer of the Year.
Tags: Kenworth, Awards, TRP, Parts and Service
Shippers Transport Express works from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, but in the midst of stalled labor negotiations and shutdowns, all the fleet can do is wait.
Tags: Ports, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Labor Unions
Highway-safety lobbies have petitioned the NHTSA to require forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems on all new trucks and buses rated at 10,000 pounds or more GVW.
Tags: Highway Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, Forward Collision Warning, NHTSA
The logistics and customized freight transportation provider Universal Truckload Services Inc. has reported earnings showing profits declined slightly in the final quarter of last year and for all of 2014.
Tags: Earnings, Universal Truckload
Landi Renzo USA plans to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 F-650 truck that will appear at NTEA's The Work Truck Show in early March.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, 2016-MY, Landi Renzo, Work Truck Show
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union announced an effort to provide unemployment benefits to truckers working from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the event of a shut down.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Independent Contractors
The vehicle component manufacturer Dana Holding Corp. on Thursday reported net income for the final quarter of 2014 more than doubled from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Earnings, Quarterly Report
The device was proved effective in track testing in Canada last year and is in use by numerous fleets, members of the awards committee found in pre-selection research.
Tags: TWNA Technical Achievement Award, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Technology & Maintenance Council, Tires
A measure of where the American economy is headed three to six months down the road registered another monthly increase but the pace was slower than in recent months.
Tags: Economy, Leading Economic Indicators
Launched in 2014, the all-new 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van has already found a place in businesses across the country and across segments. Small businesses, in particular, are adding the City Express to their fleets.
Tags: Chevrolet City Express, Compact Cargo Vans, University of Michigan, Small Business
The Technology and Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations elected Kevin Tomlinson as its 2015-2016 general chairman and treasurer.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People
Derive Systems' engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit's 3.7-liter or and 3.5-liter engines, the company has announced. The software reduces fuel consumption by commercial fleets that use the full-size Transit van.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Derive Efficiency
Shell Rotella has a new website, WhatisPC11.com, to help educate people about the next generation of diesel engine oils known as API Proposed Category 11 (PC-11).
Tags: Shell Rotella, PC-11, Engine Oils, Low-Viscosity Oil
February 18, 2015 - Press Release
Comdata Inc., has reached an agreement with QuikTrip Corporation to expand the reach of fuel discounts through the Comdata Fuel Consortium (CFC) network.
Tags: Comdata, fuel cards, QuikTrip
February 18, 2015 - Industry News
XPO Logistics released financial numbers on Wednesday showing a net loss of $9.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with a net loss of $10.6 million for the same period in 2013.
Tags: Earnings, XPO Logistics
Kenworth named MHC Kenworth – Colorado the 2014 Dealer of the Year and MHC Kenworth - Kansas City the 2014 PACCAR Engine Dealer of the Year at the Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Paccar MX Engine, Kenworth Dealer, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City, Awards
AMP Electric Vehicles' Workhorse E-Gen Truck features an extended-range electric drive, and a number of forward-thinking features, including a drone delivery system.
Tags: Delivery Truck, Federal Regulations, Commercial Drones, AMP Electric Vehicles, Workhorse
Singapore’s global container shipping and logistics company Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. has reached an agreement to sell its APL Logistics business for $1.2 billion.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Port Trucking, Intermodal
Ryder System has launched an online natural gas vehicle maintenance training program for its North American maintenance network.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, Technician Training, CNG, LNG
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared a small Aurora, Colorado-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it immediately shut down on Feb. 12, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
Tags: FMCSA, Colorado, Safety & Compliance
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