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April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Rates Continue Struggling, Intermodal Pricing Continues Surge

Truckload linehaul rates struggled in March, according to a recently released measure, while intermodal rates moved higher for another consecutive month.

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

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Technicians Vie for Spot at TMC SuperTech

James Teglas, the top tractor winner, takes a closer look. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

After a two-day competition at U.S. Xpress’ Tunnel Hill, Georgia, facility, five tractor technicians and two trailer technicians will be heading to the national SuperTech competition held by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council — and the truckload carrier will have more insight into where its techs need more training.

Tags: U.S. Xpress, Technicians

April 21, 2017 - Product News

Pilot Flying J Carrying Transflo ELDs in Stores

Photo: Business Wire

Pegasus TransTech announced that its Transflo ELD T7 devices will now be distributed in Pilot and Flying J travel centers in the U.S.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, ELDs

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

2017 Safety & Compliance Award Nomination Deadline Extended to May 8

2016 Safety & Compliance Award winner Kelsey Wolfe of Southern Freight Services. Photo: Chris Wolski

The deadline has been extended for Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s 2017 Safety & Compliance Award, which recognizes trucking executives who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Events

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Griswold Joins MacKay as Director of Market Strategy, Sales

Ken Griswold Photo: MacKay & Company

Kenneth D. Griswold has joined MacKay & Company as the director of market strategy and sales for the Chicago-based management consulting and market research firm.

Tags: Leadership, People, MacKay and Co., Marketing

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Natural Gas Truck Sales Facing Headwinds

The natural gas truck market had a strong start to 2017 but it faces increased competition from traditional fuels, electric, and hybrid-electric options.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Refuse Fleets

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Heartland First Quarter Profit Slips 2.4%

First quarter earnings for trucking company Heartland Express Inc. edged lower from the same time a year ago as revenue posted a significant decline, according to figures released Friday by the company.

Tags: Heartland Express, Fleet Earnings

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Conditions Not as Bad as Recent Hard Numbers Suggest

There are good indications the U.S. economy will further strengthen following recent reports that conditions slowed a bit in the first quarter of the year and at the beginning of the second quarter.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Freight, GDP, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Gross Domestic Product

April 20, 2017 - Product News

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer Medium-Duty Propane Autogas Tank

Photo of ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-450 courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a 35-gallon propane autogas fuel tank for medium-duty trucks such as the Ford F-450 and F-550, the Livonia, Mich.-based vehicle modifier has announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Fuel Tanks

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Werner Falls 20%, Marten Transport Unchanged

Profit for trucking and logistics provider Werner Enterprises Inc. fell 20% in the first quarter of the year compared to the same time in 2016 while refrigerated carrier Marten Transport Ltd. reported the same earnings as a year ago.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Marten Transport, Fleet Earnings

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Promotes Christman to President of Operations

Navistar International has promoted Phil Christman to president, operations, responsible for procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership, People

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Now Offers 16,000 Pound Front Axle on Pinnacle

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks’ 16,000-pound front axle is now available for order on the Mack Pinnacle Axle Back and Axle Forward models.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Axles, Pinnacle

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Women and Men Leave Truck Driving Jobs for Different Reasons

Photo: Women in Trucking

A turnover survey of women drivers has found that dissatisfaction with tractors topped a list of reasons why the leave a carrier.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Women Drivers

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Deadline Imminent for Last Few Openings for Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange

Photo: Scott Bain Photography

The deadline to apply for a spot at Heavy Duty Trucking’s new networking and education event, being held May 8-10 in Scottsdale, Arizona, is Friday, April 21.

Tags: Events, HDTX

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Details 'Versatile' New VNR Regional Tractor

Photos: Volvo Trucks

After unveiling its new VNR regional tractor, Volvo Trucks provided more details at the ExpoCam truck show in Montreal.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, New Vehicles, Regional Haul

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

Photo of the Snake Creek bridge in the Florida Keys via Wikimedia.

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

Tags: Road Deaths, Accidents, Highways, Geotab

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Stertil-Koni Uses Drone Videography for Lift Demo

In the latest installment of “We Care,” the customer under the spotlight is Long Beach Container Terminal Corporation (LBCT), a leading provider of transportation and logistics services in and around Long Beach, Calif., the second busiest port in the United States.  (Image courtesy of Steril-Koni)

Steril-Koni's new video takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes look at LBCT and its utilization of Stertil-Koni’s latest super heavy-duty mobile column lifts – the ST 1130 – which have a lifting capacity of 29,000 pounds per column, or 116,000 pounds for a set of four.

Tags: Mobile Lift, Video Series, Steril-Koni, Drones, ST 1130

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

International Reveals RH Regional Tractor; Designed with Driver Input

International RH Series regional-haul tractor. Photos: International Trucks

International Truck has launched the RH Series, a new Class 8 regional- haul tractor that the OEM said was designed with driver input to help improve uptime, visibility, and fuel economy over similarly equipped models.

Tags: International Trucks, New Vehicles, Regional Haul, Navistar

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Unveils VNR Regional Tractor

Volvo's VNR 300 regional truck launched in Montreal on April 19, 2017. Photo by Jim Park

Volvo Trucks North America Wednesday launched a new regional truck, the VNR, to address what it believes is tremendous growth potential in regional and short-haul markets. Volvo says this truck will meet the needs of beverage haulers, grocery distributors, fuel haulers and many others engaged in local, regional and short-haul service.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Regional Haul

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Allison Inks Strategic Partnership with China Truck Builder

CNHTC/Sinotruk HOWO A7 tractor. Photo: CNHTC

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. and China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Corp. Ltd. have agreed “to explore a strategic partnership to optimize fully automatic transmission technologies for the Chinese market.

Tags: China, CNHTC, Sinotruk, Allison Transmission

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Tiger Cool Express Announces Funding, Leadership Moves

Photo: Tiger Cool Express

Tiger Cool Express, an intermodal firm specializing in temperature-controlled freight, announced that it has received commitments for significant additional funding from private equity backers Tiger Infrastructure Partners and Barings.

Tags: Intermodal, axle, Tiger Cool Express, Refrigerated Trailers

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota to Road-Test Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

After teasing the concept late last year, Toyota Motor North America has announced plans to operate a Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck in real-world use in Southern California this summer.

Tags: Toyota, Emissions, CARB, Port of Los Angeles, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Xantrex Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Freedom Inverter

Image: Xantrex

Xantrex produced its first Freedom Inverter 25 years ago for recreational vehicles, but quickly found a market for heavy-duty trucks with sleepers.

Tags: Xantrex, Inverter, Anti-Idling, APUs, Milestones

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA's New Senior Director Shares Goals

SURVANT

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, appointed George Survant as senior director of fleet relations. Through this position, Survant hopes to strengthen the partnership between the fleet community and NTEA’s core membership.

Tags: NTEA, Fleet Manager of the Year, New Hire

April 18, 2017 - Product News

Zonar to Take Asset Management Mobile

Photo: Zonar

Zonar has announced the Ground Traffic Control FieldView fleet management application for Android to help customers locate and navigate assets on mapping applications like Google Maps.

Tags: Asset Management, Zonar, Asset Tracking, Mobile Apps

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