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October 13, 2016 - Industry News

Sen. Schumer Urges Finalizing Speed-Limiter Rule

Senator Chuck Schumer

Influential Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) lent his support to the proposed federal rule that would mandate electronic speed limiters on commercial vehicles during an Oct. 13 campaign stop on Long Island.

Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, Chuck Schumer

October 13, 2016 - Product News

DAT Solutions Integrates Small Carrier-Focused Getloaded

Image via DAT Solutions

DAT Solutions has announced that Getloaded, a load board for smaller freight brokers and carriers, will be integrated into the DAT Network of load boards.

Tags: DAT Solutions, Load Board, Integration

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement

Image: U.S. Department of Justice

Detroit Diesel Corp. will pay $28.5 million, in a combination of fines and funding for pollution-reduction projects, to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, EPA, Department of Justice

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

BMW's Hybrid Tech to Power Workhorse Delivery Trucks

Photo of E-Gen step van courtesy of Workhorse Group.

BMW has signed a multiple-year supply agreement to integrate its i3 range extender (REx) units into the Workhorse step van to extend the range of the Class 3-5 delivery vehicles.

Tags: Workhorse, BMW i3, Delivery Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 13, 2016 - Product News

FourKites Receives $13 Million To Expand and Improve Platform

Photo: FourKites

Asset tracking software provider FourKites announced that it has raised $13 million in Series A funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, bringing total funding for the two-year-old company to $16.5 million.

Tags: Funding, Asset Tracking, Venture Capital, FourKites

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Slips Following Four Straight Monthly Gains

Freight Transportation Services Index, August 2011 - August 2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry fell in August after rising four straight months, according to new Transportation Department figures, and reflecting trends in the overall economy.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Post Weekly Gains

Fallout from Hurricane Matthew and the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy helped push spot market rates higher over the past week, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions, while a separate report shows rates in September were mixed when compared to the previous month and a year ago.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar: LT Truck Sales Already 'Great,' Joint GM Project 'On Schedule'

Navistar's platooning rigs stayed 15 to 30 meters apart during demonstration on the grounds' 3-mile oval track. Automated steering, also called "lateral control," is among the active features.

SuperTruck and a pair of platooning rigs were also demonstrated at the company's proving grounds in Indiana on Wednesday.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, SuperTruck, Truck Platooning, LT Series

October 13, 2016 - Product News

Aljex Integrates Truckstop.com Data Into TMS

Screenshot via Aljex

Aljex Software has integrated Truckstop.com data directly into its transportation management software system, the company announced.

Tags: TMS, Aljex Software, Truckstop.com, Software Integration

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Bridgestone Names Commercial Truck and Bus Tire President

Joseph Saoud Photo: Bridgestone Americas

Bridgestone Americas has announced that Joseph Saoud has joined the company as president of the truck and bus radial business at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Tags: Leadership, People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

October 12, 2016 - Product News

VehicleDowntimeView Helps Measure and Manage Downtime

Image via ARI

Fleet services provider ARI has developed a technology called VehicleDowntimeView that measures how long a vehicle is out of service and provides data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, ARI, Vehicle Tracking, Downtime

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

DOC Miscalculation Raises Tariffs on Truck Tires From China

The U.S. Department of Commerce has admitted to a miscalculation in its preliminary anti-dumping tariff rate for truck tires imported from China, raising the rates of every manufacturer and importer to 30.36% - nearly 10 points higher than the initial calculation.

Tags: China, Tires, Tariffs

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Appoints Congdon, Low to Board of Directors

Image via ATRI

The American Transportation Research Institute has appointed David S. Congdon, vice chairman and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line, and Robert E. Lowt, president and CEO of Prime, to its board of directors.

Tags: Leadership, Old Dominion Freight Line, ATRI, People, Prime Inc.

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Registration Open for 2017 Work Truck Show

Registration is now open for the Work Truck Show 2017 and Green Truck Summit, to be held March 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit, WTS, Events, Medium-Duty Trucks, Work Trucks

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers FlowBelow AeroKit on Cascadia

FlowBelow's AeroKit as a factory installed option on the next-gen Cascadia. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

FlowBelow Aero will have its complete Tractor AeroKit system offered as a factory installed option on the most fuel efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipment package.

Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Aerodynamics, Daimler Trucks North America, FlowBelow, Wheel Covers

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Isuzu Details All-New Class 6 FTR

Isuzu's new Class 6 entry to the medium-duty truck market, the FTR. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America).

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR

Tags: ICTA, Class 6, New Trucks, Isuzu

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA: New Final Rule Eases Way to CDLs for Military Vets

Image: U.S. Department of Transportation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a final rule that simplifies for current and former military personnel the process for obtaining a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Hiring Veterans

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices See First Significant Increase in Nearly 2 Months

After holding nearly flat for more than a month and a half, the price of diesel fuel increased by more than 5 cents last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

New Jersey to Hike Diesel Fuel Tax by 27 Cents

Gov. Christie speaking at announcement of fuel-tax deal with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (left) and State Senate President Steve Sweeney (right) looking on. Photo: New Jersey Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bipartisan deal that not only raises fuel taxes in the Garden State for the first time in three decades, it substantially hikes them— by 23 cents per gallon for gasoline and by 27 cents for diesel.

Tags: New Jersey, Fuel Tax, Highway Funding

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

Acquisition to Bring Automatic Truck-Loading Tech to U.S.

Photo: Ancra Systems

The Heico Companies has acquired Dutch firm Ancra Systems B.V. with plans to bring the company’s automatic truck loading/unloading system to North American markets.

Tags: Cargo Management, Trailers

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

Scania Awarded 2017 International Truck of the Year

Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

Scania's new R- and S-series trucks have been awarded the 2017 International Truck of the Year award by a jury of 25 European commercial vehicle industry journalists.

Tags: IAA, International Truck of the Year, Awards, Scania

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

ARI to Demonstrate Ways to Improve ROI

Fleet services provider ARI will demonstrate and discuss ways to improve a fleet’s return on investment at the upcoming Fleet Technology Expo, taking place Oct. 17-19 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: ARI, Return On Investment, Fleet Technology Expo, Speakers, Fleet Events

October 11, 2016 - Product News

Oliver Rubber Website Includes Redesigned Retread Selector

Screenshot via Oliver Rubber

Oliver Rubber Company has redesigned its website, oliverrubber.com, based on customer feedback, adding features like a retread selector and dealer locator to help users better manage their business.

Tags: Website, Tires, Retreads, Oliver Rubber

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

Photo courtesy of UPS.

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

Tags: UPS, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Delivery Fleets

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Still Seeking Carrier and Driver Input for Mayo Clinic Survey

ATRI is still looking for carrier and driver participation in a set of surveys it launched with the Mayo Clinic on the impact that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners has had on the DOT medical exam process.

Tags: Survey, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, ATRI, Medical Examiners

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