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March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Noregon Names VP of Innovation and Data Analytics

Richard Glasmann Photo: Noregon

Noregon has hired Richard Glasmann as the company’s vice president of innovation and data analytics.

Tags: Telematics, Leadership, People, Noregon Systems

March 22, 2017 - Product News

Transfix Launches Digital Job Booking System for Carriers

Photo via Transfix

Transfix has launched an online load booking and rate negotiation platform for carriers, allowing truckers and carriers to find desirable loads and book them instantly, or expedite negotiating a rate.

Tags: Online Booking, Online Tool, Load Board, Freight Uberization

March 22, 2017 - Product News

Kenworth Makes Bendix Wingman Advanced Standard for T680

Photo: Kenworth

Ahead of the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth has announced that the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system will be standard on the T680, beginning July 1.

Tags: Kenworth, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, T680, MATS

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Names New President and CEO

Roger Nielsen Photo: DTNA

Roger Nielsen has been named president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America and its affiliated companies Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Customer Chassis Corporation.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Pulling for Hair-Testing Standards

Image: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The American Trucking Associations is continuing its push to allow hair-testing to be used in lieu of urinalysis to detect drug use by CDL driver applicants.

Tags: ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing, Department of Health and Human Services, Regulations

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings

FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported increased net earnings in its most recent quarter, but it missed Wall Street expectations.

Tags: FedEx, FedEx Freight, Fleet Earnings

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Admits to Drug Use A Month Before Causing Crash

The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Christopher Speyrer an imminent hazard for instances of drug use and an alcohol-related accident.

Tags: Accidents, Drugged Driving, Imminent Hazard, DUI

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Drops Slightly After Strong January

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Association’s advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined slightly in February following a solid increase the month before.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

March 21, 2017 - Product News

TruckRight Driver-Recruiting Tool Integrates with TMW Suite

Screenshot via TruckRight

TMW Systems has integrated its TMW.Suite transportation management solution with the TruckRight driver recruiting and retention system.

Tags: Recruiting, TMW Systems, TMS, Driver Retention

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Triangle Tire USA Names Phillips New VP of Sales

Rick Phillips Photo: Triangle Tire USA

Rick Phillips, a commercial tire industry veteran executive, has joined Triangle Tire as vice president of sales, effective April 1.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Slip Again, Intermodal Rates Better Than Year Ago

A measure of truckload linehaul rates fell again in February, but it is expected to improve, according to newly issued figures, while a gauge of intermodal rates posted its largest gain in just over four years.

Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Screenshot via Ford.

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, Ford, Motorcraft, Ford Super Duty, CK-4

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall; U.S. Crude Production Slipped in 2016

Source: EIA

The price of diesel fuel continued to slide last week, as the latest numbers from the Energy Department show a two-week trend of falling fuel prices.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

‘Better Year Ahead’ Despite Flat Trucking Conditions Index

Source: FTR

FTR has released its Trucking Conditions Index for January, showing an unchanged reading from the month before of 2.7. Conditions are expected to improve in 2017 as a result of a rebounding economic environment.

Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity, ELD Mandate

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

MATS Returns this Week, Bringing Back Some Major OEMs

Photo: Mid-America Trucking Show

The Mid-America Trucking Show returns this week, going from March 23-25 in Louisville, Ky., and this year it once again features several major manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting new technology and equipment.

Tags: Events, OEMs, MATS

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA Names New President

Keane

At The Work Truck Show 2017, NTEA announced its new president, Adam Keane, as well as updated the Board’s Executive Committee and trustees.

Tags: NTEA, Leadership, Work Truck Show

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Two Peterbilt Models Eligible for HVIP

Image of Peterbilt Model 320 courtesy of Peterbilt.

The Peterbilt Models 520 and 320 equipped with the Cummins ISL-G Near Zero engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

Tags: Peterbilt, HVIP, Model 320, Model 520, ISL-G

March 20, 2017 - Product News

FR8Star Calculator Determines Heavy-Haul Costs on State Level

Image via FR8 Revolution

FR8 Revolution has developed the free, cloud-based FR8Star Heavy Haul Marketplace, which offers a rate calculator for oversize/overweight loads.

Tags: Shippers, Heavy Haul, Oversize Loads, FR8 Revolution

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Online List Tracks Carriers in Compliance with Upcoming Food Safety Rule

Image via UFSTP website

TransComply, the manager of the Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol, has launched an online public listing of motor carriers that have complied with all the requirements for participation in the program.

Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, TransComply

March 17, 2017 - Product News

Phillips Collaborates on Trailer-to-Tractor Connectivity Tool

Phillips Industries and Velvac are collaborating on the TrailerLink connected vehicle solution, which is designed to support trailer-to-tractor video and data communications and connectivity.

Tags: Telematics, Trailers, Video Event Recorders

March 17, 2017 - Industry News

Infrastructure Group Slams Trump on Erasing TIGER Grants

Image: White House Office of Management and Budget

An infrastructure advocacy group questions the wisdom of eliminating federal TIGER grants for funding freight-related road projects.

Tags: Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump, CAGTC

March 17, 2017 - Industry News

Alkane to License Assembly Operations in North America

Photo: Alkane Truck Company

Alkane Truck Company, a South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced plans to establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the next three years.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Alkane Truck Company, Assembly Plants

March 17, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Readings Full of Positives

A gauge of the health of the American economy has increased again, hitting its highest level in more than a decade. Meanwhile, manufacturing activity outpaced overall industrial output, consumer sentiment hit its highest level in over a decade, and homebuilding continues to trend up, according to a basket of reports issued Friday and Thursday.

Tags: Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Sentiment, Home Building, Economic Conditions

March 16, 2017 - Industry News

Paccar Teams up With Nvidia on Autonomous Driving Concept

Screenshot via Nvidia

Paccar has announced that it is teaming up with American technology company Nvidia to develop an autonomous vehicle solution.

Tags: Paccar, Autonomous Vehicles

March 16, 2017 - Industry News

USA Truck's President-Trucking Resigns

The president of USA Truck’s trucking operations has resigned, effective March 13, in the latest in a string of leadership changes at the Van Buren, Arkansas-based company.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck, Fleet Executives

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