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November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: XPO, Roadrunner Report Improved Earnings

While many trucking operations have reported lower third quarter profits during this earnings season, there were two exceptions on Wednesday.

Tags: Economy, Roadrunner Transportation, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings

November 2, 2016 - Product News

Telogis Adds Optimization and Automation Features to MRM Platform

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Telogis is adding a number of extensions to its Telogis Mobile Resource Management software platform designed to optimize and automate processes.

Tags: MRM, Telogis

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

YTD Commercial Truck Registrations Fall 4.2%

The number of commercial vehicles in GVW Classes 4-8 registered this year through August fell 4.2%, mostly due to a steep decline in Class 8 over-the-road trucks, IHS Automotive has reported.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive, Diesel Engines, Class 7, Class 1

November 2, 2016 - Product News

XYpper Enters the Uber-for-Trucking Fray

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Startup company XYpper is joining the increasingly crowded “Uber for trucking” online freight-matching field, officially launching its new app and web-based system for carriers and shippers.

Tags: Freight, Brokers, Load Board, Freight Uberization, XYpper

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

OOIDA Not Throwing In ELD Towel

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While several trucking lobbies are applauding the court ruling that upholds a Congressional mandate to require electronic logging devices, the association that had sued to overturn the pending ELD rule has not yet given up the fight.

Tags: ATA, OOIDA, TCA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Rule

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Unilever Strikes Deal with Convoy to Move Freight

Unilever and Convoy sign the transportation partnership agreement. Seated, from left: Kees Kruythoff, President of Unilever North America, Dan Lewis, CEO of Convoy; Standing, from left: Seref Alptekin, Camille Chammas, Reginaldo Ecclissato, Senator Bill Bradley, Wendy Herrick, Grant Ries, Jonathan Atwood, Tinsley Corbett, Matthew Algar, Ramesh Daga Photo: Business Wire

Uber-for-trucking startup Convoy has struck a multi-year deal with consumer goods giant Unilever to move the company's goods through its online freight-matching service.

Tags: Unilever, Load Board, Uber, Freight Uberization, Convoy

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Turbine-Electric Hybrid Trash Truck Deployed

Ratto will deploy at least 15 Freightliner Condors retrofitted with Wrightspeed's Route turbine-electric hybrid powertrain over the next year.  Photo: Wrightspeed Powertrains

The Ratto Group says existing vehicles are being equipped with Wrightspeed’s Route heavy-duty powertrain consisting of a turbine engine, generator, battery pack and electronic controls.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Turbine Truck Engines, Hybrid Trucks, Wrightspeed

November 2, 2016 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds Bendix Collision Mitigation to Medium-Duty Models

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Peterbilt is adding the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology to its medium-duty Model 337 and 348 trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Market Load Availability Falls as Rates Barely Move

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While the number of available spot market loads fell and rates showed only little improvement in the final week of October, freight volume during the month was better than a year ago, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Alcoa Becomes Arconic

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The separation of Alcoa Inc. into two distinct standalone companies– Alcoa Corp. and Arconic Inc.—took effect on Nov.1.

Tags: Alcoa, Arconic

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Group Hires Former Aramark Fleet Manager

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Kevin Fisher has joined the Volvo Group as its national account lease manager for the Northeast Region, the company has announced.

Tags: Volvo, Aramark, Mack Trucks, New Hire

November 1, 2016 - Product News

Mahle Launches New 9,000-Part Brand

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Mahle Aftermarket has rebranded its entire gasket product line under the Mahle Original brand name.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Rebranding, Mahle

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Stoughton Lease Opens Dallas Area Branch

Stoughton Rental and Leasing Company has opened a new location in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas.

Tags: Leasing, Trailers, New Facility, Trailer Sales, Stoughton Trailers

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period

Photo via FMCSA

A 30-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed truck speed-limiter rule was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Continues Rebound, Construction Falls

New economic reports show the nation’s manufacturing sector continues improving along with consumer spending-- the latest signs the overall economy is gaining traction-- while a separate report shows construction activity has eased, but only just a bit.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Construction Spending

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Trucker Honored for Aiding Elderly Man in Rollover

Carl Debehnke Photo via TCA

For helping an elderly man involved in a rollover accident, the Truckload Carriers Association has named Carl Debehnke, a truck driver for N.C.-based Best Dedicated, a Highway Angel.

Tags: Awards, TCA, Highway Angel

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Petro-Canada Lubricants Acquired By American Petroleum Refiner

Dallas-based independent petroleum refiner and marketer HollyFrontier has agreed to acquire Suncor Energy’s Petro-Canada Lubricants business for $845 million.

Tags: Lubricants, Mergers & Acquisitions, Petro-Canada Lubricants

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Alabama Pipeline Explosion Will Mean Higher Fuel Prices in Some States

Photo via Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's Twitter feed.

An explosion in Alabama on what’s said to be the biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S. Monday will likely lead to a temporary price spike in diesel and gasoline in the Southeast states served by the pipeline and also may affect the Northeast.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel Costs

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

FinditParts Offers 2-Day Shipping for Most Commonly Ordered Parts

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FinditParts has launched an expedited shipping program that guarantees second-day delivery on select parts called FinditParts Express.

Tags: UPS, Aftermarket Parts, Online Tool, FinditParts.com, Shipping Service

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Court Dismisses Challenge to ELD Rule

A federal appellate court has upheld the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate, which now remains on track to go into effect starting on Dec. 18, 2017.

Tags: OOIDA, Electronic Logging Devices, Court Ruling, ELD Mandate

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Plateau Again, Crude Oil Hits Month Low

Diesel fuel prices in the U.S. have plateaued again, changing by less than a cent over the past three weeks, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Natural Gas Truck Sales Fall in Weak Freight Environment

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Eaton Launches Remote Diagnostics Tool for Automated Transmissions

Eaton recently launched IntelliConnect, a suite of connected solutions designed to improve uptime and efficiency. The initial module in the suite provides near real-time monitoring of vehicle fault codes.

Tags: Telematics, Eaton, Transmissions, Remote Diagnostics

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Group Delivers Sustainability Recommendations to UN

Image: High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport

Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt has submitted a report to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon with ten recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development.

Tags: Sustainability, Volvo Group, Multinational Fleets, United Nations

October 31, 2016 - Product News

PurePower Expands Turbocharger Lineup

PurePower Technologies is expanding production of its turbocharger product lineup, including turbochargers for light-, medium- and heavy-duty truck engines.

Tags: Remanufactured Parts, Turbochargers, PurePower Technologies

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