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September 8, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center Director to Address Fleet Technology Expo

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Tim Johnson, director of NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet Technology Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., to open the event at the opening breakfast on Tuesday, October 18.

Tags: NHTSA, Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

EEOC Sues S.C. Carrier for Racial Harassment of African-American Workers

An EEOC suit claims that the owner of T-N-T of York County and TM Trucking of the Carolinas allegedly used racial slurs and epithets with regard to certain black employees, causing some of them to resign.

Tags: Lawsuits, EEOC, Discrimination Complaint

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

LoadMaster Can Export Data to TCA InGauge Benchmarking Program

Working with TCA inGauge online benchmarking service, McLeod Software has created an automated reporting function that allows for monthly data exports from the LoadMaster Enterprise system.

Tags: LoadMaster, TCA, McLeod Software

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

USPS Adds Another 3,000 Ram ProMaster Vans

Photo courtesy of USPS.

FCA has started delivering another 3,339 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service in a second order that follows a 9,113-vehicle order last year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, USPS, Ram ProMaster, Delivery Fleets

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders Rebound in August

Photo of Isuzu N-Series cabover by Paul Clinton.

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Class 5 to 7 increased 10% to 16,900 in August and rebounded to a three-month high, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Procurement, ACT Research, Truck Orders

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Navistar Third Quarter Loss Grows, Revenue Declines

Navistar International Corp. released fiscal third quarter financials on Thursday morning showing its losses grew in the third quarter of the year while revenue fell 18%, following news on Tuesday that Volkswagen is taking a minority interest in the Illinois-based company.

Tags: Economy, Volkswagen, Navistar, Earnings

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Shows Future Vision of Cargo Vans

Graphic courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Full-Size Vans, Concept Vehicles, Drones

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

NAFA Gives Affiliate Members Voting Powers

The NAFA Fleet Management Association has given affiliate members the ability to vote and serve on its national board, the association announced.

Tags: NAFA, Associations

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

Map indicates location of 18 infrastucture projects awarded FASTLANE grants for FY 2016. Image: U.S. DOT

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT

September 7, 2016 - Product News

Transflo Mobile Gains TMWSuite Features With Integration

Photo: Pegasus TransTech

Pegasus TransTech, an enterprise mobility and business process automation provider, has added TMW Systems as a Transflo Mobile integration partner.

Tags: TMW Systems, Transflo, TMS, Pegasus TransTech, Software Integration

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

The Boler Company Elects Matthew Boler Chairman

Matt Boler Photo: The Boler Company

Matthew J. Boler has been elected chairman of the board of The Boler Company. He replaces his father, company founder John Boler, who died in March.

Tags: Leadership, People, Hendrickson

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Arizona Testing Impact of Overweight Trucks on Major Corridor

Photo: Jim Park

The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun a year-long pilot program allowing heavier trucks to use one of the state’s key transportation corridors to test the effect on commercial transportation efficiency.

Tags: Pilot Program, Truck Weights, Arizona Department of Transportation

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Market Rates, Volume Rebound from Last Week

The spot truckload market finished August on a higher note as rates and the number of available loads moved higher during the week ending Sept. 3, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Deploys Autonomous Truck in Underground Mine

Screenshot via Volvo Group

Volvo is testing a fully autonomous truck in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine in Sweden as part of a development project aimed at improving transport flow and safety in the mine.

Tags: Volvo Group, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Keyes, Hammes Retire from Navistar Board

Navistar International Corporation announced that James Keyes and Michael Hammes will be retiring from the company's Board of Directors.

Tags: Retirement, Navistar, Board of Directors

September 6, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Flat After Small Increase

The average price of diesel fuel last week remained relatively flat after a small increase in the week before, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

September 6, 2016 - Industry News

TCA, CarriersEdge Seek Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are looking for trucking companies that stand out for exceptional workplace environments, compensation and benefits, company culture and perks for its annual Best Fleets to Drive For list.

Tags: Awards, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge, Driver Retention

September 6, 2016 - Product News

Torque Ratings Increase on Eaton Reman Clutches

Photo: Eaton

Eaton has added three new higher torque-rated clutches to its lineup of aftermarket remanufactured clutches with torque ranges of up to 2,050 ft.-lbs.

Tags: Eaton, Remanufactured Parts, Torque, Clutches

September 6, 2016 - Industry News

August Class 8 Truck Orders Will Beat Expectations

Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

September 6, 2016 - Global News

Navistar, Volkswagen Announce 'Wide Ranging Strategic Alliance'

Graphic courtesy of Volkswagen Truck & Bus.

Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6% equity stake in Navistar International Corp. as part of a “wide-ranging strategic alliance” that will initially focus on providing powertrains for Navistar trucks starting in 2019.

Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Engines, Mergers & Acquisitions

September 5, 2016 - Industry News

VW to Buy Stake in Navistar, Reports Say

Photo: VW

Published reports indicate that Volkswagen's commercial trucks arm will soon announce it's buying nearly 20% of Navistar's shares and in return will sell diesels to the American truck builder and get two seats on the board.

Tags: Cummins, Volkswagen, Navistar, Vertical Integration

September 2, 2016 - Industry News

International Truck Inks Deal with Big Ten Conference

Navistar International has announced an integrated marketing partnership that will name its International brand as the official equipment truck of the Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network for the 2016 and 2017 football seasons.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks

September 2, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues ELD Rule Guidance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Sept. 2 issued “two important notes” on the final rule it has issued on electronic logging devices (ELDs).

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

September 2, 2016 - Product News

Heil Trailer Expands Stainless Steel Product Line

Photo: Heil Trailer

Heil Trailer International has expanded its line of stainless steel products for the 2017 model year in a variety of styles, sizes and applications.

Tags: Trailers, Liquid Tank Trailers, Heil Trailer

September 2, 2016 - Industry News

Accuride to be Acquired by New York-Based Equity Firm

Component supplier Accuride has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Crestview Partners, a New York-based private equity firm.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Accuride, Acquisition

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