September 22, 2016 - Industry News
Trucking and all other transportation modes except rail carried less cross-border freight by value in July compared to a year earlier, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
Wabco Holdings is collaborating with Peloton Technology and Mobileye to advance the company’s autonomous vehicle technologies, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: Wabco, Truck Platooning, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles
September 22, 2016 - Global News
Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has closed initial funds in its Series C financing round toward funding the company's PHEV and EV solutions, and is is forecasted to close in Q4 2016 at $15 million.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Investors, China
The FMCSA has issued a final rule amending the FMCSRs to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety Technology, Windshields
Vipar Heavy Duty has named Beth San Filippo as its new controller. San Filippo joined Vipar Heavy Duty and its family of companies in November 2011 and most recently was accounting manager.
Tags: Leadership, Vipar Heavy Duty, People
Heavy-duty vehicle component manufacturer Jacobs Vehicle Systems has launched its new High Power Density Engine Brake for vehicle and engine manufacturers, announcing the technology at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: IAA, Europe, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Engine Brake
Ford's new adaptive steering technology that's been added to 2017 Super Duty trucks and the 2016 Edge mid-size SUV improves steering efficiency and effort so the vehicles are easier to steer at various speeds.
Tags: Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Super Duty, Steering
September 21, 2016 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association has promoted David Heller from director of safety and policy to vice president of government affairs, the group announced during its Fall business meeting.
Tags: Leadership, People, TCA, Promotions
September 21, 2016 - Global News
Just two weeks after revealing they had forged a “wide-ranging strategic alliance,” the chief executives of Volkswagen Truck and Bus and Navistar International Corp. fielded questions from North American journalists covering the massive IAA truck show opening this week in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, IAA
Dana has revealed new details about its Spicer global single axle for trucks, tractors and coaches and announced enhancements to its Spicer Compact Series Plus driveshafts at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: IAA, Spicer, Axles, Dana Spicer
The U.S. Postal Service has awarded $37.4 million in contracts to six vendors to provide 50 prototypes of a next-generation delivery vehicle that will be tested in various climates and locales.
Tags: USPS, Procurement, Delivery Fleets
Eric Vos, Mark McLean and Steven Weaver share top accolades at the conclusion of the event that included hundreds of technicians from around the USA.
Tags: TMC, FedEx Freight, TMC SuperTech
Cummins is showcasing a diverse set of new technologies aimed at reducing total cost of ownership for OEM customers at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: Emissions, Cummins, IAA, Total Cost of Ownership, Turbochargers
September 21, 2016 - Product News
Thermo King introduced the SLXi platform of single- and multi-temperature trailer refrigeration units, developed with a focus on unit intelligence, communication, fuel consumption and temperature management.
Tags: Emissions, Refrigerated Truck, IAA, Thermo King, Global, Transportation Refrigeration Units
Net Class 8 truck orders rose to a three-month high in August, helped by cancellations which fell to a near three-year low, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
The number of loads on the DAT network of load boards gained 20% during the week ending Sept. 17 compared to the week before and the number of trucks added 19% as the spot market rebounded during the first full week after the Labor Day holiday but it barely translated into higher rates.
Tags: Spot Freight, Port Trucking, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Freight shipments across all U.S. domestic modes continued improving in August but remain weak, according to the latest Cass Freight Index, while freight spending moved lower again with both resulting in mixed feelings when it comes to their economic impact.
Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index
Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, by focusing on the future of the urban city, with the unveiling of its Urban eTruck.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks, Concept Vehicles, Future Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks
September 20, 2016 - Industry News
Michael Ahart, VP of transportation for Dean Foods, was named the 2016 Fleet Executive of the Year at the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) annual conference on Sept. 20.
Tags: Fleet Executive of the Year, AFLA Conference, CEI Group, Dean Foods, Awards
Earnings for trucking and package delivery company FedEx Corp. moved up modestly to $715 million, or $2.65 per share, in its fiscal quarter ending Aug 31 that included the cost of integrating another carrier.
Tags: FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings, FedEx
The final numbers on August net trailer orders show a significant increase over the previous month that still fell slightly below expectations.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Trailer Orders
The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $1 million grant to develop a 12-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty vehicles that produces near-zero nitrogen oxide tailpipe emissions.
Tags: Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, California Energy Commission, State Grants
September 20, 2016 - Product News
ExxonMobil unveiled its lineup of enhanced Mobil Delvac diesel engine oils that are designed to meet or exceed the CK-4 and FA-4 categories of API Proposed Category 11, known as PC-11, specification.
Tags: Exxon Mobil, PC-11, Engine Oils, Mobil Delvac
The new guidelines include a 15-point safety assessment framework that provides vehicle performance standards for manufacturers and developers.
Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles
The Port of New Orleans has launched its Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program, providing incentives for local, short-haul truck owners to voluntarily replace 20 Class 8 drayage trucks from model years 1993-2006 with 2012 and newer models.
Tags: Emissions, Vehicle Replacement, Clean Truck Program, Drayage
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