June 17, 2016 - Industry News
Truckworx Kenworth has relocated its full-service facility in Montgomery, Ala., into a new $6 million, 39,000-square-foot building with 21 service bays, including three bays dedicated for washing and conditioning trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, New Facility, Dealership, Truck Dealers, Alabama
June 16, 2016 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General has initiated an audit of commercial motor vehicle loading and unloading delays in response to provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act highway bill, which became law late last year.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA
June 16, 2016 - Product News
Volvo Trucks North America has launched Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks, a new option for fleet management built on Volvo’s integrated Remote Diagnostics hardware.
Tags: Omnitracs, Remote Diagnostics, Volvo Trucks North America, Telematics
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in response to a lawsuit brought against the mandate by the Owner Operator Independent Driverws Association.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, Lawsuits
Mack Trucks has expanded its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics, providing real-time GPS location information as well as performance data.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, Omnitracs, Telematics
Hot-button safety and compliance issues such as electronic logs and the technology at work behind tomorrow's autonomous vehicle will be discussed at next month's Fleet Safety Conference.
Tags: driver safety, Bobit Business Media, Fleet Safety, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events
Commercial trailer demand dropped in May compared to the previous month’s orders as part of a seasonal slowdown, according to the latest projection from ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Stifel Nicolaus, Trailer Orders
Retail prices inched up again in May, while a closely watched measure of inflation by the U.S. Federal Reserve remains slightly above a level that sets the stage for an interest rate hike later this year.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve
June 15, 2016 - Industry News
The latest weekly numbers on the spot truckload freight market are both a good news and not so good news situation.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
A high-profile truck crash in Georgia that led to increased calls for a collision-avoidance technology mandate has reportedly resulted in murder indictments for the truck driver and carrier involved.
Tags: Georgia, Crime & Fraud, Collision Mitigation
Big mergers and acquisitions deals changed the third-party logistics market in 2016, with XPO Logistics leading the way with $100 million worth of deals.
Tags: Amazon.com, Trend Analysis, 3PL, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics
Cardless fuel purchasing company QuikQ has announced that trucking industry veteran Tamara Wilson has been brought on as the company’s director of operations.
Tags: Fuel Cards, Leadership, Fueling, People
Agility Fuel Systems and composite CNG cylinder maker Hexagon Composites have announced a merger of the two companies, creating a new entity, Agility Fuel Solutions.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG
A decline in manufacturing activity helped push down the amount of output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities in May, while prices at the wholesale level moved higher for the second straight month, according to economic reports released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices, Business Inventories
Bendix’s German parent company Knorr-Bremse is making an acquisition to position it for future autonomous vehicle technology.
Tags: Bendix, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles
After recently enhancing its two key product lines, Reading Truck Body LLC is now actively taking orders and shipping its updated models of the flagship Classic II and SL service body lines to its customers.
Tags: Truck Bodies, Service Bodies, Reading Truck Body
June 14, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 auction volume has remained steady but well below the second half of 2015, according to analysis of the commercial truck market by the National Automobile Dealers Association.
Tags: Class 8, Pricing, NADA Used Car Guide, Used Trucks
Carlos Junquera has been named Navistar’s vice president of sales, North America parts, the company announced.
Tags: Navistar, Leadership, People, Parts and Service
Five years after its launch, Detroit has marked the 200,000th installation of its Detroit Connect Virtual Technician integrated remote diagnostic system hardware.
Tags: DD15, DD13, DD16, Detroit Virtual Technician
The patent-pending guard underwent extensive testing internally and through multiple independent testing agencies, including crash testing performed at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s facility in Virginia.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, Stoughton Trailers, Rear Underride Guards, Rear Impact Guards
U.S. retail sales rose a stronger-than-expected 0.5% in May from the month before, building on a strong April gain, which could lead to better expectations of overall second quarter economic growth.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Employment
June 13, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed from the driver’s perspective.
Tags: Drivers, Navistar, Driver Shortage, International Trucks
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich.
Tags: Isuzu, Spartan Motors, Milestones, Isuzu N-Series
East Manufacturing has announced that Meister-Shane is now an authorized dealer, carrying the company’s lineup of aluminum and steel trailers.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing
The average price of both on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline continued to rise last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
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