August 30, 2016 - Industry News
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
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 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
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
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
“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
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
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 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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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 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
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
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
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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