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December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Still Hearty Despite Small Declines, Construction Jumps

Manufacturing activity in the U.S. remains strong, despite small declines recorded in three reports, while the construction sector posted its biggest gain in nearly half a year.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

December 3, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Eyes Bigger Bite of the West

A Mack Anthem on a western highway. Photo:Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has thrown down a gauntlet, declaring it is now “well positioned” with products and services to command a bigger slice of the Class 8 pie in the Western United States.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Mack Trucks

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Former Mail Hauler Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Fraud Judgement

A Mount Crawford, Va.-based trucking company that hauled United States mail and its holding company have been ordered to pay more than 3 million in owed money and driver pay restitution for a fraud scheme that lasted for 18 years.

Tags: Hours of Service, USPS, Driver Pay, Crime, Trial

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Old Dominion Delivers Vice President Pence’s Christmas Trees

Karen Pence (right) poses with Old Dominion driver Preston after taking delivery of the official Christmas trees for the Vice President's residence.

Old Dominion has delivered the official Christmas trees to the Vice President’s residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C.

Tags: Old Dominion, Holiday Driving, Christmas

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Names New President, Makes Board Changes

Bart van Aerle has been appointed president of CWI, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Photo via LinkedIn.

Bart van Aerle has been appointed president of Cummins Westport Inc. The company has also appointed a new board chair and elected new members to the board.

Tags: Cummins, Leadership, Natural Gas Engines, People, Cummins Westport, Westport

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

Photo: Enterprise Truck Rental.

Enterprise Truck Rental is now offering Enterprise Telematics. Powered by Geotab, the telematics solution provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Enterprise Holdings, ELD Mandate, ELDs

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Taps Palmer as New Chief

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Justin Palmer has been named president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, effective immediately, according to the company.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Leadership, People, Promotions

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Celadon Issues Update on Refinancing Effort

Financially embattled Celadon Group announced that it has made another step toward refinancing the company, as it continues to restructure while under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tags: Leadership, SEC, Celadon Group, People, Refinancing

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Nominations Open for HDT's 2018 Truck Fleet Innovators

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is looking for the trucking industry's most innovative leaders. Learn how to nominate a fleet executive for the annual HDT Truck Fleet Innovators award.

Tags: HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the electronic logging device rule set for Dec. 18 — less than 3 weeks away.

Tags: FMCSA, Indiana, ELD, ELD Mandate

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

ACT to Study Potential of Electric Truck Market

Photo: Nikola Motor Company

ACT Research has announced that it is developing a multi-client study, examining the market potential in the U.S. and Canada for electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles through 2035.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Electric Vehicles

November 30, 2017 - Product News

Geotab Offers Roadside-Assistance Management System

Screenshot via Geotab

Geotab has announced the availability of Geotab Roadside, which offers roadside-assistance management to customers in the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: GPS, Roadside Assistance, Geotab, Uptime

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota to Build Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure at Calif. Port

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Motor North America is building what it claims will be the world's first fuel cell power generation play and a hydrogen fueling station at the Port of Long Beach to support its operations, the company has announced.

Tags: Toyota, L.A. Auto Show, Ports, Hydrogen Fueling Stations

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Hit Best Mark of 2017

Class 8 same dealer used truck volumes continued to climb in October, with the best month of 2017 so far, according to ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales, Truck Dealers

November 29, 2017 - Product News

BorgWarner Expands Distribution of Thermal Management Products

Photo: BorgWarner

BorgWarner announced that its commercial vehicle thermal management technologies will be available through the independent aftermarket distribution network by those currently distributing Delco Remy Genuine Products in the United States and Canada.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Distribution, Delco Remy, BorgWarner, Fan Drives

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Lockheed Martin Tests Autonomous System for Military Convoys

Photo: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s Autonomous Mobility Applique System has logged more than 55,000 miles in testing, during the U.S. Army’s Extended Warfighter Experiment at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Fort Bliss, Texas.

Tags: U.S. Army, Military, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Military Trucks, Lockheed Martin, ADAS

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Aims to Stay on Top in Mexico

Rollout on Nov. 15 of new Freightliner 360 2528, a Mexico-specific Class 8 truck. Photo: David Cullen<br />

Freightliner is maintaining an impressive 39% share of the Mexican commercial truck market as 2017 draws to a close — and is looking to build on that standing in 2018. HDT's Jack Roberts reports from Puerto Vallarta.

Tags: Freightliner, Mexico, NAFTA, Daimler Trucks North America, Global

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Western Star 5700XE Delivers Tree to Mich. State Capital

Image of 5700XE being loaded up with the Michigan state capital Christmas tree courtesy of Western Star.

The 2018 Western Star 5700XE, which was showcased at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in September, traveled from Atlanta to Stephenson, Mich., so a 61-foot white spruce Christmas Tree could be loaded onto a flatbed trailer and delivered to the Michigan state capital.

Tags: Michigan, Western Star, Christmas

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Electric, Hybrid Trucks to Exceed 1.6 Million Units by 2027

One of the electric trucks that are adding to the growth in future estimates is the Mitsubishi eCanter. (Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso)

The overall medium- and heavy-duty truck market is projected to continue its reliance on conventional diesel powertrain for the next decade, but hybrid and electric powertrains populations will increase, with volumes expected to grow from about 125,500 to 1.66 million from 2017 to 2027.

Tags: Truck Sales, Navigant Research, Hybrid-Electric Truck, Electric Trucks, Predictions

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Growth Revised to Highest Level in 3 Years, Consumers Upbeat

Total U.S. economic activity in this year's third quarter increased more than originally estimated, according to revised numbers issued Wednesday by the Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Gross Domestic Product

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Testimony: Fuel Rebate Fraud Was Open Secret at Pilot Flying J

In the ongoing trial of four former Pilot Flying J executives for their participation in a fuel rebate scam, recent witness testimony suggests a culture of openness existed about the fraud that appeared to be encouraged by top executives.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Crime, Trial

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Reefer Rate Hits 3-Year High, Van Lanes Surge

While the short Thanksgiving workweek meant fewer loads and trucks posted on the spot truckload freight market demand for capacity boosted van and refrigerated freight rates, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Considers Drone Test Program a Success

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz recently concluded a three-week test program in Zurich, Switzerland, that used drones and Mercedes Benz vans to make on-demand deliveries, calling the pilot a success according to a recent Bloomberg report.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, E-commerce, Europe, Last Mile Delivery, Drones, Vans

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Cyber Monday Sets Online Shopping Records

The Monday after Thanksgiving, nicknamed Cyber Monday, was the largest online shopping day in history for U.S. retailers, with $6.59 billion worth of goods sold – a 16.8% increase from the year before.

Tags: Economy, E-commerce

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Blockchain Group Expands to Include All Transportation Types

The group formerly known as the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance has expanded its mission and been renamed the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, reflecting its widened focus on all forms of transportation.

Tags: Information Technology, Freight, Logistics, Big Data, Blockchain, Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, Blockchain in Transport Alliance


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