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September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Resume Downward Trajectory

Source: EIA

After a week of increases, the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel fell by 1.7 cents, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Improving; Intermodal Rebounds

Truckload linehaul rates paid by shippers increased again last month, while intermodal costs were mixed, according to two new reports from freight payment processor Cass Information Systems.

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

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Refuse District Opens CNG Station

Photo courtesy of Midway City Sanitary District.

Midway City Sanitary District (MCSD) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in Westminster, Calif., the waste management agency announced.

Tags: California, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Refuse Fleets

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada Added to HDAW Committee

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week have added Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada to the HDAW Joint Operating Committee.

Tags: Canada, Aftermarket, Events, HDAW

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeks Highway Hero Nominations

Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 33rd Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29.

Tags: Goodyear, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

'Raising the Bar on Safety' at Arkansas Trucking Association

Trucking fleets in Arkansas have a new resource for improving their safety programs with the Arkansas Trucking Association's new director of safety services.

Tags: Arkansas, Associations, People

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index Posts Unusual Drop for August

North American freight shipment volume and expenditures dropped for the second month in a row during August as the summer slowdown hit.

Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Kicks Off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the week of Sept. 13-19, honoring drivers for their hard work and commitment.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Events, Image

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Offers Online Alternative Fuel Station Finder

Image via Penske

Penske Truck Leasing has created a website for finding publicly accessible fueling stations for heavy-duty alternative fueled vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Penske Truck Leasing, CNG, LNG, Fueling Stations

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

Red Tape’s Huge Impact on Cost of Infrastructure Projects

Image: Common Good

Delays caused by securing approval for infrastructure projects cost the U.S. more than twice what it would cost to fix the infrastructure itself, according to a new report released by Common Good.

Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

FTR Index Reflects Stronger Freight Forecast

Image: FTR

GDP growth in the second quarter could drive improvements in freight and FTR is forecasting double digit positive Trucking Conditions Index readings by the end of the year.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

Feds Offer $11M for Alternative-Fuel Trucks

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of alternative-fuel technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

September 11, 2015 - Product News

AT&T, Telogis Announce Global Telematics Partnership

AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie announces a partnership with Telogis. Photo courtesy of Telogis.

AT&T and Telogis have expanded an existing collaboration to provide widespread secure data access for Telogis' suite of fleet software and co-develop new connected services for vehicles around the globe.

Tags: AT&T, Fleet Management Software, Telogis, Connected Car

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

Bill Would Up Truck Weight Limit to 91,000 Pounds

Image: Federal Highway Administration

A bill that would allow individual states to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 91,000 pounds for tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle has been introduced by Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI).

Tags: Truck Size/Weight, U.S. House of Representatives

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

Fifth Wheel Model in Fatal Accident Recalled

January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was not defective, but will replace others like it.

Tags: Recalls, Fatal Accidents, Fifth Wheels, NHTSA

September 10, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Adds Fuel Tank Mounting Options for T270/T370

The steel rectangular fuel tanks are available in both 45 and 70 gallons with single fuel tank fuel systems, and available with hydraulic, air drum, or air disc brakes. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has added two new frame packaging options for fuel tank mounting on the T270 and T370 trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Spec'ing, Fuel Tanks

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

TMW Software Integrates With QuikQ Fuel Purchasing System

QuikQ’s Fuel Purchasing System will now integrate data from the TMW Systems Innovative transportation management software.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, Integration, Payment Cards

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

FCA Recalls 1M Ram Trucks for Faulty Wiring Harness

2014 Ram 1500 is one of the vehicles involved in this recall. Photo courtesy of FCA US.

The recall affects approximately 1.06 million model-year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups as well as 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, FCA

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Shipments Rebound After One-Month Decline

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

A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6% in July from June, following a single month decline.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

September 10, 2015 - Global News

Navistar Gets $369 Million Military Order for Afghanistan

Trucks for Afghanistan are based on International WorkStar vocational chassis. Some will get armored cabs.  Photo: Navistar

The order consists of 2,293 vehicles based on WorkStar vocational chassis to support the Afghanistan Security Forces, with first deliveries in January.

Tags: Navistar, Military, International Trucks, Navistar Defense

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Vans Top-Sellers in 47 States

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

One of Ford's vans is the top selling van in 47 of the 50 U.S. states with the exception of only North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Hampshire.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Fleet Sales, Ford, Passenger Vans

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

XPO Logistics to Buy Con-way in $3 Billion Deal

XPO Logistics announced late Wednesday that it is buying Con-way Inc. in a $3 billion deal that will make XPO the second largest LTL provider in North America and expand its global contract logistics platform.

Tags: 3PL, LTL, Mergers & Acquisitions, Con-way Inc., XPO Logistics

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

We're Looking for the 50 Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking wants to identify some of the "greenest" fleets in the country for our 2015 Top Green Fleets issue and at the same time learn more about our nation's fleets.

Tags: Top Fleets, Green Fleets, Survey, Awards

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

TCA Seeks Best Fleets to Drive For Nominations

Last year's Best Fleets to Drive For nominees. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations from professional truck drivers for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Contest, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Adds 125 Hybrid Step Vans

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS has purchased 125 Workhorse E-Gen gasoline-electric hybrid step vans to reduce operating costs and save fuel, the Atlanta-based parcel delivery company announced. The E-Gen trucks will be replacing gasoline-powered vehicles.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Step Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

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