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September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Van, Refrigerated Rates Rebound Slightly

Spot truckload van and refrigerated freight rates finally recovered a little last week after a period of higher demand and declining fuel surcharges, while flatbeds continued to lose ground, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Electrical Short Risk

Photo of Ram 1500 truck courtesy of FCA US.

The recall affects 1,655 2014-2015 model-year Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Diesel Trucks, FCA, Large Pickups

September 9, 2015 - Product News

Orbcomm Offers Services Through Mobile Apps

Orbcomm has launched OrbcommMobile, which offers mobile apps for the company’s services and its Orbcommconnect subscriber management portal.

Tags: Reefers, ORBCOMM, Asset Tracking, Mobile Apps

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Welcome to My Cab Episode Follows Husband and Wife Team

The Zelten's green Volvo VNL 730, nicknamed "Kermit." Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo’s latest episode of its Welcome to My Cab video series features a husband and wife owner-operator team and their custom Volvo VNL 730.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Video Series, Owner-Operators

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Considers Euro Fleet Replacement Model

Photo of Royal Mail vans via Wikipedia.

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recommended four best practices and strategies for replacing vehicles based on a study of postal operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland.

Tags: Diesel, Vehicle Purchasing, Replacement Cycles, United Kingdom, USPS

September 8, 2015 - Product News

DAT Offers Freight Market Analytics Online

Image: DAT Solutions

DAT Solutions has launched an online analytics service for transportation and logistics professionals to access truck and load data on the 149 North American markets with the highest concentrations of inbound and outbound freight.

Tags: Freight, Analytics, Load Board, DAT Solutions

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

How Long Will Congress Keep Highway Bill on Back Burner?

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

The Capitol Hill recess is finally over and trucking can hope that during their weeks away from Capitol Hill, every Member of Congress heard earfuls from constituents about the abysmal condition of roads and bridges in their home states and districts.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Price Reversal Ends 14-Week Decline

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose for the first time in 3 ½ months, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Bergstrom Appoints Industry Veterans to Key Roles

Bill Gordon has been appointed to the role of division president of Bergstrom Parts and David Stoos was named director of new business at Bergstrom Inc.

Tags: Sales, Leadership, HVAC, People, Bergstrom, Parts and Service

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Old Dominion Sees Increased LTL Freight in Current Quarter

Photo courtesy ODFL

With about three weeks remaining in the third quarter of the year, the less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line on Tuesday reported increases in the amount of freight it has handled over the previous two months.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, Tonnage, Less Than Truckload

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

Navistar Board Member Passes Away

John D. Correnti

John D. Correnti, a member of the Navistar Board of Directors, died on August 18. He was 68.

Tags: Navistar, In Memoriam

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Gains 700 Jobs, Unemployment Drops to 5.1%

Photo: Schneider National

August employment numbers show a 700-job gain for the trucking industry, while unemployment dropped to its lowest level since April 2008.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

ANG Opens CNG Station for N.Y. Grocery Fleet

American Natural Gas (ANG) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) facility at Northeast retailer Tops Friendly Markets' distribution center in Lancaster, N.Y., the fuel distributor announced. The facility, built by ANG and located at 5873 Genesee St., will fuel Tops’ new fleet of 55 CNG tractors leased from Ryder System.

Tags: New York, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Federal Panels to Discuss Driver Wellness Initiative

Photo: Seeing Machines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

OnGuard Collision Mitigation Offered on Medium-Duty Trucks

Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard Collision Mitigation System is now available for medium-duty trucks, the company has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Collision Avoidance Technology, Meritor Wabco

September 4, 2015 - Product News

MacroPoint Granted 7th Patent for Freight Tracking System

MacroPoint announced that it has been granted a seventh United States patent for the company’s freight tracking system.

Tags: Macropoint, Patents, Freight, Asset Tracking

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

GPS Insight Releases Hours-of-Service Solution

GPS Insight announced the release of the new GPS Insight Hours of Service solution enabling organizations with a paperless Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant system.

Tags: FMCSA, GPS Insight, HOS, Big Data

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Shorepower Offers Free Power For Driver Appreciation Week

Image via Shorepower

During the week of Sept. 14 -20, Shorepower will be giving away 10 hours of free power to drivers at 62 Truck Stop Electrification host sites as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Tags: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Shorepower Technologies

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

Public CNG Station Opens in S.C.

Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas.

Energy services provider Piedmont Natural Gas and convenience store operator The Spinx Company have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Anderson, S.C., the companies announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, South Carolina, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Chevron Engineer Named Head of Oil Classification Panel

Chevron Products Company announced that senior staff engineer Shawn Whitacre has been selected as the new chairman of the ASTM Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel.

Tags: Chevron, Oil, Delo Lubricants, PC-11

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Governors Push for Long-Term Highway Bill

Image: Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG)

The Coalition of Northeastern Governors is urging transportation leaders on Capitol Hill “to act quickly to ensure continuity and stability of the nation's highway, transit, rail and safety programs and the Highway Trust Fund.”

Tags: New York, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, New England

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Near 2-Year Lows in August

Preliminary numbers for Class 8 truck orders show near two-year lows in August, per the latest projections from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Brake Safety Week Starts Sept. 6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week will run run Sept. 6–12, with participation from law enforcement agencies across North America.

Tags: Inspections, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Registrations Rise 12 Percent

Photo of F-450 Super Duty chassis cab courtesy of Ford.

Commercial and government fleets added 350,837 trucks in classes 3-8 through the first half of 2015 for a 12.1 percent increase from the comparable period a year ago, according to IHS Automotive's second quarter commercial vehicle report.

Tags: Ford, Class 6, IHS Automotive, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration

September 3, 2015 - Press Release

VNG Adds CNG Fueling at Houston Circle K

Photo courtesy of VNG.

VNG.co has implemented compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling at a newly opened Circle K location in Houston, the company announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, VNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

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