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August 30, 2016 - Industry News

CRST Offers Apprenticeship Program for Military Veterans

CRST International has been approved for the Veteran Apprenticeship Program, offered through the Department of Labor and the Veteran’s Administration.

Tags: Recruiting, Veterans, CRST, Driver Pay

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

DOE Funds XL Hybrids' Electric-Powered Reach Vans

Photo of Reach van with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System courtesy of XL Hybrids

XL Hybrids, Inc. has received test funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the clean energy business’s implementation of the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System on the Isuzu Reach.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Isuzu Reach, Clean Transportation Funding, U.S. Department of Energy, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Up, Crude Oil Futures Slip

Source: DOE Energy Information Administration

Diesel and gasoline prices were up over the past week compared to the week before, according to weekly figures from the Department of Energy, but still lower than they were a year ago.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

Ritchie Bros. Acquires IronPlanet

Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has acquired online auctioneer IronPlanet of Pleasanton, Calif., for $758.5 million, the company announced.

Tags: Ritchie Bros. Auctions, Mergers & Acquisitions, IronPlanet, Auctions, Heavy Equipment

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

DOC Says 40% Tariffs Due on Truck Tires From China

Photo courtesy of Modern Tire Dealer

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says truck and bus tire manufacturers in China are dumping tires in the U.S. at less than fair market value, and those tires should be subject to tariffs of at least 20%. The tariffs are retroactive.

Tags: China, Truck Tires, Tariffs, U.S. Department of Commerce

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Releases Updated Manuals for Technicians

“By following each manual’s quality PMI program, fleets are provided a road map to follow for maximum return on assets and optimal component life of major vehicle systems,” said Carl Kirk, TMC executive director and an ATA vice president.

Tags: CSA, TMC, Continuing Education, TMC SuperTech, Preventive Maintenance, Technician Training

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

CIMC to Boost Container Chassis Marketing, Distribution

The initiative includes a new sales director, and will extend the builder's lineup of products to trailer dealers throughout North America.

Tags: Intermodal, Containers, Intermodal Chassis, CIMC

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

Luber-finer University Offers Quick Online Filtration Courses

The comprehensive training tool, which can be accessed from any Internet-connected device, educates users about Luber-finer filters, the filters’ competitive advantages and describes the science behind filtration technologies.

Tags: Training, Continuing Education, Filtration, Online Training, Luber-finer

August 29, 2016 - Press Release

Orange EV Approved for Calif. Incentives

Orange EV Class 8 pure-electric heavy-duty terminal truck. (PHOTO: Orange EV)

Orange EV announced that California fleets can save at least $95,000 per truck on the purchase of brand new T-Series pure electric terminal trucks with the extended-duty battery pack.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, California Fleets, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

MiX Telematics Adds Data Feature to Telematics Platform

The new solution creates a data cube that’s accessible via Microsoft Excel and automatically updated with fresh fleet data. (Photo: MiX Telematics)

MiX Telematics has added free feature to its MiX Fleet Manager solution called MiX Insight Agility that creates a data cube that’s accessible via Microsoft Excel and automatically updated with fresh fleet data, the telematics provider has announced.

Tags: Reporting, MiX Telematics, MiX Fleet Manager, MiX Insight Agility, Microsoft Excel

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

Great Western Adds Transcraft, Benson at Houston Dealership

Great Western Leasing and Sales announced the addition of Transcraft and Benson platform trailers at its dealership in Houston, Texas.

Tags: Wabash National, Flatbed Trailers, Benson, Transcraft

August 29, 2016 - Product News

WEX to Offer Messaging for Spendy Fuel Users

WEX, Inc. will roll out a driver messaging feature as part of its ClearView analytics platform later this year that will send text messages and emails to remind drivers to use less expensive fuel stations or fill fleet trucks with unleaded rather than premium fuel.

Tags: Driver Behavior, WEX, Cloud-Based Technology, Big Data

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Donates $25,000 to Louisiana Flood Relief

The flooding in Lousiana has affected some Love's locations and directly impacted 5 of its employees. Photo: Love's Travel Stop

Loves Travel Stops has donated $25,000 to the Salvation Army to help with relief efforts in Louisiana after severe flooding devastated the region.

Tags: Flooding, Louisiana, Love's Travel Stops

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

International Offers 4-Year Powertrain Warranty for DuraStar

Photo: International Truck

International Truck is now offering the Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package, a 4-year, unlimited-mile coverage term on certain models of its DuraStar medium-duty truck.

Tags: Cummins, International, Warranty, DuraStar, Powertrain, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Battery-Powered Trucks a 'Big Lift' for Calif. Utility

Recently, SCE took delivery of two lithium-ion-battery-equipped troubleman trucks, so named because they are used by troublemen, experts who are dispatched to investigate the causes of power outages. And, 22 more are on the way, according to the utility. (Photo: Southern California Edison).

Southern California Edison is investing in a new generation of environmentally friendly service trucks whose overhead lifts are powered by the same kind of batteries used in plug-in electric cars, according to the utility.

Tags: Southern California Edison, Troublemen, Battery-Powered Trucks, Bucket Trucks

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Names VP of Lehigh Valley Plant

Mack Trucks has named Rickard Lundberg vice president and general manager for its Lehigh Valley Operations. Photo: Mack Trucks

Rickard Lundberg has been appointed vice president and general manager for Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations effective Oct. 1

Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks, People, Manufacturing

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

One20 Membership Offers Free Driver-Centric Benefits via App, Tablet

One20 is a new membership-based service that aims to help improve truck drivers’ lives on the road with the help of an app that delivers everything from product discounts and point-of-interest information to health coaching and electronic logs — for free.

Tags: Information Technology, ELDs, Tablets, Mobile Apps, One20

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Moves Lower for 18th Straight Month

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: June 2015-2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT.

New Transportation Department figures show June marked the 18th consecutive month the total value of U.S. freight movements with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico declined from the same time a year earlier.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule

Image: FMCSA

Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.

Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, Regulations

August 25, 2016 - Press Release

TravelCenters of America Begin Accepting U.S. Bank Fleet Card

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank.

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands and Minit Mart convenience stores, is expanding its relationship with U.S. Bank by accepting a new single Voyager Fleet Card at its truck stop and convenience store locations.

Tags: fuel cards, U.S. Bank, TravelCenters of America, Convenience Stores

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

Photo courtesy of Rastrac.

Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.

Tags: Rastrac, Magellan, ELDs, Hours of Service, Vehicle Tracking, Mapping

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Fall but Are Trending Upward Overall

Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall, according to an ACT Research report.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Bendix Wheel-End Package Available on International Trucks

The Bendix ADB22X air disc brake. Photo: Bendix

A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International Trucks medium- and heavy-duty models.

Tags: Navistar, Bendix, International Trucks, Brakes, Wheel Ends

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Bestpass Makes Changes to Better Serve Owner-Operators and Big Fleets

Every Bestpass transponder Photo: Bestpass

Toll payment and management solution provider Bestpass has launched two new departments aimed at owner-operators and large fleets to provide more efficient and cost-effective service to those segments.

Tags: Tolls, Owner-Operators, Bestpass, Toll Management

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

California Toughens Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules

California is set to approve even tougher air-quality controls that would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, after the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 32 on Aug. 24.

Tags: California, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas, Regulations

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