June 20, 2016 - Product News
Wheel end supplier ConMet has launched a mobile app to help customers find a replacement hub assembly for a heavy-duty truck or trailer.
Tags: ConMet, Wheel Ends, Mobile Apps
June 20, 2016 - Industry News
Although North American freight shipments continued to climb in May, they are still well below those of the last several years, and expenditures for freight fell for the third time in five months, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.
Tags: Economy, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index, Freight Capacity
Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award, honoring drivers who risked their own lives to help others while on the job.
Tags: Drivers, Goodyear, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero
The Greensboro, N.C., location of TranSource has been designated a Mack Certified Uptime Center, becoming one of the first 15 dealers in North America to receive the distinction.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Mack Trucks, Service Center, Uptime, Dealers
June 20, 2016 - Global News
Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Active Safety Systems, Daimler Trucks, Global
The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.
Tags: BYD, Class 8, Class 5, Electric Trucks, State of California
June 19, 2016 - Industry News
A "capacity imbalance" continued to affect the North American Class 8 tractor market, reflected in May North American commercial truck order numbers as reported by ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Truck Orders
June 17, 2016 - Global News
“Stralis NP is the first and only gas truck that has demonstrated it can be used in long-haul missions,” said Pierre Lahutte, brand president. Its range on LNG is up to 900 miles.
Tags: Sustainability, Natural Gas Vehicles, Europe, Euro VI, Iveco
June 17, 2016 - Industry News
Key New Jersey politicians along with activist groups, including the Teamsters union, on June 16 pushed for launching a more aggressive program to replace older trucks operating at the Port of New York and New Jersey to reduce the impact of air pollution on nearby residents, per a Journal of Commerce news story.
Tags: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Ports, Port Trucking
Truckworx Kenworth has relocated its full-service facility in Montgomery, Ala., into a new $6 million, 39,000-square-foot building with 21 service bays, including three bays dedicated for washing and conditioning trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, New Facility, Dealership, Truck Dealers, Alabama
June 16, 2016 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General has initiated an audit of commercial motor vehicle loading and unloading delays in response to provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act highway bill, which became law late last year.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA
June 16, 2016 - Product News
Volvo Trucks North America has launched Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks, a new option for fleet management built on Volvo’s integrated Remote Diagnostics hardware.
Tags: Omnitracs, Remote Diagnostics, Volvo Trucks North America, Telematics
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in response to a lawsuit brought against the mandate by the Owner Operator Independent Driverws Association.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, Lawsuits
Mack Trucks has expanded its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics, providing real-time GPS location information as well as performance data.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, Omnitracs, Telematics
Hot-button safety and compliance issues such as electronic logs and the technology at work behind tomorrow's autonomous vehicle will be discussed at next month's Fleet Safety Conference.
Tags: Driver Safety, Bobit Business Media, Fleet Safety, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events
Commercial trailer demand dropped in May compared to the previous month’s orders as part of a seasonal slowdown, according to the latest projection from ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Stifel Nicolaus, Trailer Orders
Retail prices inched up again in May, while a closely watched measure of inflation by the U.S. Federal Reserve remains slightly above a level that sets the stage for an interest rate hike later this year.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve
June 15, 2016 - Industry News
The latest weekly numbers on the spot truckload freight market are both a good news and not so good news situation.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
A high-profile truck crash in Georgia that led to increased calls for a collision-avoidance technology mandate has reportedly resulted in murder indictments for the truck driver and carrier involved.
Tags: Georgia, Crime & Fraud, Collision Mitigation
Big mergers and acquisitions deals changed the third-party logistics market in 2016, with XPO Logistics leading the way with $100 million worth of deals.
Tags: Amazon.com, Trend Analysis, 3PL, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics
Cardless fuel purchasing company QuikQ has announced that trucking industry veteran Tamara Wilson has been brought on as the company’s director of operations.
Tags: Fuel Cards, Leadership, Fueling, People
Agility Fuel Systems and composite CNG cylinder maker Hexagon Composites have announced a merger of the two companies, creating a new entity, Agility Fuel Solutions.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG
A decline in manufacturing activity helped push down the amount of output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities in May, while prices at the wholesale level moved higher for the second straight month, according to economic reports released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices, Business Inventories
Bendix’s German parent company Knorr-Bremse is making an acquisition to position it for future autonomous vehicle technology.
Tags: Bendix, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles
After recently enhancing its two key product lines, Reading Truck Body LLC is now actively taking orders and shipping its updated models of the flagship Classic II and SL service body lines to its customers.
Tags: Truck Bodies, Service Bodies, Reading Truck Body
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