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March 30, 2016 - Press Release

DPL Telematics Launches Plug-In OBDII GPS Tracking System

DPL Telematics, a provider of advanced asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, announced the release of internal backup battery and anti-tamper features for the next generation Trackall OBDII Vehicle Tracking System.

Tags: PTO, OBDII Device, Trackall

March 30, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employers Adding Jobs, Consumers Relatively Happy

Private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from February to March, according to the latest National Employment Report from payroll processor ADP, while the mood of consumers has improved, with spending and incomes seeing modest gains.

Tags: Consumer Confidence, Employment, Personal Income, Personal Spending

March 30, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Lose Momentum

A rally for spot truckload rates and load-to-truck ratios seen the week before turned out to be short lived with overall lower freight volume moving lower for the week ending March 26, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

March 29, 2016 - Product News

Thorough Testing Method Can Find Hidden Substance Use

ProSight Specialty Insurance is offering an enhanced drug test that goes beyond standard DOT-compliant testing to identify drug-using drivers that are not usually detected.

Tags: Driver Safety, Drug Testing, ProSight

March 29, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s to Build 29 CNG Fueling Stations in Pennsylvania

Photo courtesy of Love's

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has contracted with Love’s Travel Stops subsidiaryTrillium CNG to open 29 compressed natural gas facilities in the state.

Tags: Partnership, Pennsylvania, Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

March 29, 2016 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Announces Truckers Jamboree Concert Lineup

Country music artist Clare Dunn. Photo courtesy of Iowa 80 Truckstop

The Iowa 80 Truckstop is announced a slate of musical performances for its 37th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree with a variety of country music artists.

Tags: Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Iowa 80 Truckstop

March 29, 2016 - Industry News

Isuzu Elevates Skinner to President

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., has promoted Shaun Skinner to president from his role of executive vice president and general manager, the company has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Promotions

March 29, 2016 - Global News

Volvo Launches 2016 Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge

Louise Marriott was the 2015 winner of Volvo's Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge. She is the first woman and New Zealander to achieve the honor. Photo: Volvo

Volvo Trucks is conducting its annual Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge with a series of national competitions across the region. These competitions will see participants showcasing their capabilities in fuel-efficient driving as well as general vehicle handling.

Tags: Volvo, Eco Driving, Thailand, Fuelwatch Challenge

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Report: CNG Competitive Against $2 Diesel

Trucks at CNG fuel station.

Despite the plunge in oil prices that has driven down the pump price of diesel, two of the three means of fueling trucks with compressed natural have remained competitive, according to consultant Jon T. Gabrielsen.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, CNG

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Weekly Diesel Prices Flatten Out

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. remained mostly flat last week after more than a month of increases.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Trillium CNG Officially Joins Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s has finalized an agreement to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG, officially adding 37 CNG stations to the company’s network of facilities.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Spartan Motors to Build Isuzu's F-Series Cabover

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu North America has selected Spartan Motors, producer of Isuzu’s N-Series trucks, to manufacture the company’s new line of F-Series medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Manufacturing, Spartan Motors, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Cabovers

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

FMSCA Denies Oil-Patch HOS Exemption Request

Photo: U.S. Ppeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration

FMCSA has denied an application for an exemption from the 14-hour provision of the hours-of-service rules that would have let truck drivers serving oil and natural gas fields to exclude waiting time from their calculations of on-duty time.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Parts Distributor FleetPride Appoints New President and CEO

Truck and trailer parts distributor FleetPride has named Allan R. Dragone its new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Tags: Leadership, FleetPride, People

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Expands Technician Institute

The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) expanded with a third location in Exton, Pa. Approximately 100 students graduate from PTI each year.

Tags: Peterbilt, Technician Training, PTI

March 28, 2016 - Press Release

MiX Telematics Launches MiX Fleet Manager

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has introduced an ELD-ready solution for U.S. Oil and Gas companies.

Tags: MiX Telematics, Oil & Gas Fleets

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Orders 4,000 Trailers with Safer Rear Impact Guard

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has ordered 4,000 Wabash National DuraPlate dry van trailers that use a new rear impact guard designed for better protection against underride in collisions.

Tags: Trailers, Rear-End Collisions, Underride Guard, Wabash National, J.B. Hunt

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

MATS Brings Trucking to Kentucky This Week

The Mid-America Trucking Show will kick-off on March 31 and run through April 2, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., featuring a variety of educational sessions, the country's largest trucking expo, and a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration listening session.

Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS

March 27, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Shuts Down North Carolina Company

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered a North-Carolina-based company out of service that blatantly ignored federal safety regulations, from drivers having commercial licenses to driver logs to maintaining vehicles.

Tags: FMCSA, Out of Service

March 25, 2016 - Press Release

Agreement Reached to Build CNG Fueling Stations in Florida

Waste Pro USA has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a construction agreement to design and build compressed natural gas (CNG) stations at its Sanford, Fla., and Sarasota, Fla., properties.

Tags: Waste Pro USA, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., CNG Fueling Stations, Refuse Fleet

March 25, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Revised Upward, Durable Goods Fall Again

Growth in the overall American economy in the final quarter of last year improved by double the government's initial estimate, according to a U.S. Commerce Department report released Friday. A separate reports shows the country’s manufacturing sector is still sluggish but housing continues to do well.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product

March 25, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Posts Smallest Drop in Cross Border Freight Movements

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: January 2015-2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Trucking posted the smallest decrease of the five major transportation modes when it came to the amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade agreement partners of Canada and Mexico in January, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Mexico, Cross-Border Trucking

March 24, 2016 - Industry News

Corvallis, Ore. Switches to Renewable Diesel

File photo

Another West Coast fleet has decided to switch to renewable diesel for its fleet vehicles. The City of Corvallis, Ore., will begin using renewable diesel this summer for one-third of its fleet.

Tags: Renewable Diesel

March 24, 2016 - Industry News

CVSA Sets International Roadcheck Dates for June

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual International Roadcheck has been scheduled for June 7 -9, 2016.

Tags: Inspections, CVSA, Roadcheck, Out of Service Violations

March 24, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Not Backing off GHG Rules for Trailers, Glider Kits

Photo: Utility Trailer Manufacturing

EPA and NHTSA have again indicated they intend to regulate truck trailers and glider kits under their Phase 2 proposal for limiting the GHG emissions and fuel consumption of on-highway trucks.

Tags: Trailers, EPA, Glider Kits, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals

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