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August 13, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Recover Following Slump

U.S. consumers showed a new willingness to spend more money last month, an indication there may be increasing momentum in the economy.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales

August 12, 2015 - Product News

Cargomatic Officially Expands to NYC Market

Image via Cargomatic

Cargomatic announced the shipping platform’s official launch into the New York City metropolitan market.

Tags: Freight, Shippers, Load Board, Mobile Apps

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Marangoni Dealer Moves to Larger Facility

Photo courtesy of Marangoni

Marangoni Tread North America’s dealer, Tire Tech Inc., has moved to a new, larger facility in Birmingham, Ala., the company announced.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Up, Reefer Rates Improve Slightly

The amount of freight available on one spot network moved slightly higher last week, but it was only enough to push rates up a little bit in one sector.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Founder Back at the Helm

C.L. Werner

C.L. Werner was elected chairman of the carrier he founded, Werner Enterprises, after Gary Werner stepped down.

Tags: Leadership, Werner Enterprises, People

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Hits 2015 High

Source: FTR

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for June jumped up 56% from May to a reading of 7.66, hitting the highest level of 2015 so far.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

2 Plead Guilty in California CDL Bribery Scheme

Two defendants have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to sell fraudulently obtained Class A commercial driver’s licenses by bribing DMV employees in Northern California.

Tags: CDL, DMV, Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Crime & Fraud

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo is Packed with Heavy-Duty Focused Sessions

The Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, California, will have multiple sessions and panels for heavy-duty fleets, focusing on making the most of technology and saving money.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Alternative Fuels, Events, Fuel Efficiency

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Symbolic First 2016 F-650/750 Shown at Ohio Plant

Workers began training to produce the new series in June, and actual production began several weeks later. Photo: Tom Berg

Ford and United Auto Workers officials Wednesday morning drove the symbolic first unit of the new F-650/750 series off the line at its Ohio Assembly Plant near Avon Lake amid cheers that followed congratulatory speeches.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Assembly Plants

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

U.S. Gain Opens Public CNG Station in Pa.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Gain.

U.S. Gain has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in DuBois, Pa., announced the CNG division of U.S. Venture.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 11, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Maxwell’s Engine Start Module

Photo of Model 567 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option.

Tags: Peterbilt, Maxwell Technologies, Engine Start Module

August 11, 2015 - Product News

Celadon Extends Omnitracs Trailer Tracking Contract

Celadon has decided to extend its contract with Omnitracs for the company’s TT210 trailer tracking solution.

Tags: Celadon, Trailer Tracking, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Report: Cargo Thieves Hungry for Food, Drinks

A new report says when it comes to cargo thefts in the U.S., one category is seeing more interest by thieves – and it’s anything but high-tech.

Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Offers $10.2M in NGV Grants

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

The California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project will provide $10.2 million in funding to reduce the purchase price of new, on-road natural gas vehicles.

Tags: California, California Energy Commission, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down 5 Cents Nationally

Source: EIA

As an 11-week slide in diesel prices continues, the price of a gallon dropped 5 cents per gallon nationally.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

NGV Maintenance Facility Opens in Illinois

Photo courtesy of Clarke Power Services, Inc.

Vehicle maintenance provider Clarke Power Services has relocated its Pontoon Beach, Ill., maintenance facility, which is equipped to handle natural gas vehicles (NGVs), the company announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Illinois, CNG, LNG, Maintenance Facilities

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Class Action Moves Forward

The Canter FE125 used Daimler Commercial Truck's BlueTec emissions technology to comply with EPA 2010 diesel emissions standards. File Photo

A judge has allowed a class action against Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to continue after the truck maker made motions to dismiss the case involving BlueTec emissions control technology.

Tags: Emissions, Mitsubishi Fuso, Lawsuits, EPA 2010, Litigation, SCR

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Hub Group President/COO Resigns

Mark Yeager

Mark Yeager resigned his position as president and chief operating officer of Hub Group effective August 8.

Tags: Leadership, Intermodal, People, Hub Group

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: XPO Logistics, Echo Global Logistics

Two varied freight transportation and logistics providers recently reported second quarter earnings, with one showing a big leap in business following two purchases while the other moved into the red, but only slightly.

Tags: Economy, XPO Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, Fleet Earnings

August 10, 2015 - Product News

Volvo, Mack Offer Pre-Paid Maintenance Plans

Volvo Premium Maintenance Plans are pre-paid contracts that allow customers to select and customize coverage levels and lock in current parts and labor rates. Photo: Volvo

Volvo and Mack are offering pre-paid preventative maintenance plans as an option for fleets looking to reduce operating costs.

Tags: Maintenance, Volvo, Preventive Maintenance, Mack Trucks

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Appoints Vice President of Truck Financial

Goodale Photo: Daimler

Daimler has appointed Steven Goodale as vice president of Daimler Truck Financial. Prior to the appointment, Goodale was the managing director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Australia and New Zealand.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Hornady Transportation Merges with Daseke

Hornady Transportation's fleet of 230 late-model tractors and 325 flatbed trailers run east of the Rocky Mountains from the company's terminal in Birmingham.

Hornady Transportation of Monroeville, Ala., is the latest flatdeck carrier to join forces with Daseke Inc., an Addison, Texas, company that has over the past several years built up what it says is the largest company-owned fleet of flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking capacity in North America.

Tags: Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc.

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

ATD Chairman Urges 'Affordable' Phase 2 GHG Standards

Jorgensen

In testimony in Chicago at a joint U.S. EPA and NHTSA hearing, ATD's chairman explained why Phase 2 truck and engine efficiency standards must be affordable and not compromise performance, among other points.

Tags: ATD, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Hall Sold Out

For the Aug. 24-26 conference on fleet efficiency held in Long Beach, Calif., event organizers have announced that the exhibit hall has officially sold out.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo

August 7, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships Set to Kick Off Soon

Competitors at last year's Truck Driving Championships.

The 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships hosted by American Trucking Associations are set to kick off on Aug. 13 in St. Louis.

Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Competition

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