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July 9, 2015 - Industry News

USA Truck CEO Resigns Due to Cancer

John Simone

John M. Simone has resigned from his position as chief executive officer and director to focus on treatment and recovery from lung cancer.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Shipments Rebound in May

Freight Transportation Services Index, May 2010 - May 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of for-hire freight movements in the U.S. increased in May following an April decline, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Van, Refrigerated Freight Rates Improve Slightly

Average spot truckload rates last week rose for van and refrigerated loads but dipped for flatbeds, reports DAT Solutions.

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

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Reports Higher Profit

The second quarter corporate earnings season kicked off Wednesday afternoon, with numbers from the truck wheel and lightweight metals producer Alcoa Inc. (AA) showing mixed results.

Tags: Earnings, Alcoa

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

NGV Group Offers Online Tech Training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has launched its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training as an e-learning course, the consulting and training provider announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Technician Training, CNG, LNG, Online Tool

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Group Pushes Congress to Up Federal Truck Weight Limit

Image: Federal Highway Administration

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity is revving up its lobbying to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 97,000 pounds for tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle.

Tags: U.S. DOT, U.S. Congress, Size and Weight

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

PA Turnpike Tolls to Increase in 2016

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6% toll increase for all customers to pay for an overhaul of the highway.

Tags: Tolls, Pennsylvania, Highway Funding

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

WorkStar with 6.7L Cummins Enters Production

Photo: Chris Wolski

International Truck has started production on WorkStar vocational trucks equipped with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine.

Tags: Cummins, WorkStar, ISB6.7, Vocational Trucks

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Carnegie Medal For Saving County Jailer

Photo: Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awarded trucker Clinton Blackburn a Carnegie Medal for his efforts to save a county jailer who was being assaulted in his vehicle.

Tags: Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

International Truck Offers Telematics Credit

Photo of International Durastar 4400 via Jason Lawrence/Flickr.

International Truck has begun offering a hardware and service credit to fleet buyers who add an approved telematics system to their truck, the company has announced.

Tags: International Trucks

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Authorities Bust Russian CDL Scammers

Three Florida residents have been charged with unlawfully obtaining commercial driver licenses for unqualified individuals.

Tags: Florida, CDL, FBI, Crime & Fraud

July 7, 2015 - Product News

SmartTruck Extends Warranty for Aerodynamic Components

Image: SmartTruck Systems

SmartTruck Systems announced that it has extended the warranty period on the company’s precision aerodynamic system components for long-haul trucking.

Tags: Warranty, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Sets Fall Meeting Date and TMCSuperTech

Photo via TMC.

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2015 Fall Meeting TMCSuperTech technician skills competition on Sept. 21-25 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Awards, Events, TMCSuperTech

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Westport Offers Dedicated Propane Autogas F-150

Photo: Westport

Westport Innovations will offer a dedicated propane autogas system for the 2016 Ford F-150 powered by the 5.0L V-8 engine, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Westport, Ford F-150, 2016-MY, Vehicle Modifiers

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Western Star Recall to Replace Speedometers

Photo of Western Star 4900 by Jason Lawrence via Wikimedia Commons and Flickr.

The recall, set to begin Aug. 7, affects 21 2015-MY Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 trucks.

Tags: Western Star, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, 2015-MY, NHTSA

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Average Diesel Prices Down For 6th Week

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down slightly, continuing a six-week streak of decreases, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Electric Fuso Canter Trucks Complete Year-Long Trial

Fuso Canter E-Cell customer trials were completed in Portugal. Photo: Daimler

Daimler Trucks has concluded a one-year customer trial of its Mitsubishi Fuso Canter E-Cell battery-electric truck.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Canter, Portugal, Daimler Trucks North America, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Anderson Trucking Service Adds Dual Lane Trailer

Photo courtesy ATS.

Anderson Trucking Service says its new Dual Lane Trailer, designed for loads ranging from 200,000 to 360,000 pounds, will help it expand in the energy business.

Tags: Trailers, ATS, Heavy Haul, Oversize Loads, Trail King

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Joins Daimler in Skipping 2016 MATS

Volvo at this year's MATS. Photo: David Cullen

Volvo Trucks has followed the lead of competitor Daimler Trucks North America in deciding not to participate in next year's Mid-America Trucking Show in favor of a biennial schedule.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show

July 6, 2015 - Press Release

Yokohama Appoints Director of Technical Service

KENNY

Tom Kenny, a 33-year tire industry veteran, has taken over for Dan Guiney as Yokohama Tire Corporation's (YTC) director of technical service.

Tags: Yokohama Tire Corp.

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

RevHD Offers Online Wheel-End Training

Image via RevHD

Wheel-end parts manufacturer RevHD has launched a free wheel-end training course on its website for training and certifying mechanics on wheel-end repairs.

Tags: Technician Training, Wheels, Wheel Ends, RevHD

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Service Sector Still Soft

Economic activity in the nation’s service sector inched higher in June after hitting a 13-month low in May, according to a survey of the nation’s supply executives. Another report shows non-manufacturing growth slowed last month.

Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge

Great Dane has announced plans for the company’s first Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge taking place Sept. 28 to 30, 2015 in Savannah, Ga.

Tags: Trailers, Events, Great Dane, Suppliers

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Soon

Photo via Iowa 80 Truckstop

The 36th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will kick off July 9 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa.

Tags: Iowa, Events, Truckstops, Walcott Trucker Jamboree

July 3, 2015 - Industry News

Class 5-7 Orders Fall 3 Percent in June

Net orders of Class 5-7 vehicles fell 3 percent in June due to a "large hiccup" in truck ordering, according to ACT Research's president.

Tags: Vehicle Purchasing, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Trends, Truck Orders

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