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March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hit Lowest Point Since Mid-December

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell again last week, bringing the price to its lowest level since Mid-December when the average price was $2.49 per gallon.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Announces Leadership Shakeup at TMC

Robert Braswell has been named acting executive director of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council, replacing Carl Kirk who has left the organization.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Highway Angel of the Year Rescued Driver Stranded in Flood

Melton Truck Lines driver Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., has been named the 2016 Highway Angel for his efforts to save a stranded fellow driver from rising floodwaters last year.

Tags: Driver Safety, Awards, TCA, Highway Angel

March 27, 2017 - Product News

Bestpass Offers Toll Management for Leased Equipment Providers

Bestpass has launched a toll management service for leased equipment providers called the Leased Equipment Toll Solution that includes not only tractors and trailers, but vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

Tags: Leased Vehicles, Tolls, Bestpass, Toll Management

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates Third Year

A TMAF trailer wrap was featured on a Jet Express rig in the display area outside the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo: Jim Park

Trucking Moves America Forward gave an update on its efforts to promote a positive trucking image at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week.

Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Trucking Moves America Forward, Public Relations, MATS, Image

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Loose Bolts

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

About 97,000 trucks are at risk for loss of vehicle control and diminished braking performance.

Tags: Isuzu, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Isuzu N-Series, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Cabovers

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Optimism Spurs Increased Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Predictions

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

There was a sense of optimism in the air at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week. As truck makers and suppliers made their presentations to the trucking press, many said thanks to solid economic indicators, truck orders are higher than they would have predicted just three to six months ago.

Tags: Economy, Class 8, Truck Sales, MATS

March 26, 2017 - Industry News

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Fleet After Ariz. Crash

The ride-hailing company has suspended its autonomous test fleet operations while investigating the collision.

Tags: Volvo, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Hailing, Accidents

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Named Finalist for B2B Journalism Award

Image: HDT

Heavy Duty Trucking has been named a national finalist in the 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence, which are awarded by the American Society for Business Publication Editors.

Tags: ASBPE

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Schneider National Goes Public With IPO Announcement

Photo: Schneider

Schneider National announced the launch of its initial public offering of 28,947,000 shares of Class B common stock at an anticipated price of $18-$20 per share valued at up to $580 million.

Tags: Economy, IPO, Schneider National

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt’s Chassis Routings Improve Serviceability

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt has implemented newly engineered routings in all configurations of the Models 579 and 567 as well as in the Model 389 to enhance serviceability across product lines.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Parts and Service, Model 567

March 24, 2017 - Product News

Pirelli Showcases U.S. Commercial Tire Lineup

Photo: Pirelli

Following its announcement last year that it would enter the commercial truck tire market here, Pirelli is showing its commercial tire product lineup at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Tires, MATS, Pirelli

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Model 579 Updates Aimed at Fuel Economy

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt has made changes to the Model 579 Epiq package that it says deliver an 8% fuel economy improvement for the 2018 model year.

Tags: Peterbilt, Fuel Economy, Model 579

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Readings Show Mixed Results, Lower Expectations

Orders for long-lasting durable goods increased more than expected last month while a snapshot of manufacturing activity showed it slowed this month and there were mixed results for housing during February, according to four new economic reports.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Now Operating Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engine

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine is a larger-displacement natural gas engine suitable for a variety of heavy-duty vehicles, including regional-haul truck/tractor, vocational, and refuse applications. (Photo courtesy of Cummins, Inc.)

Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), a drayage trucking company in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., has begun using one of the first Cummins Westport (CWI) ISX12 G low-NOx natural gas engines for its trucking operations.

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Leaders and Road Team Captains Deliver Policy Message to Trump

Photo: ATA

American Trucking Associations' members and a contingent of America’s Road Team Captains visited the White House for a conversation about issues affecting the trucking industry, including health care.

Tags: ATA, Infrastructure, America's Road Team, Health Care, Donald Trump

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Goodyear Names 34th Highway Hero at MATS

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepted the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show for saving the life of an incapacitated driver.

Tags: Driver Safety, Goodyear, Truck Drivers, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS, Image

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Safety Fitness Proposal; Leaves Door Open to Revisiting

Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced on March 23 that it is scrapping its proposed rule on a revised methodology for issuing safety fitness determinations for motor carriers.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Reveals Technology Showcase Trailer

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Wabco is debuting its interactive Technology Showcase Trailer for the first time at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show to highlight company innovations.

Tags: Trailers, Brakes, Wabco, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Navistar Expands OnCommand Connect Capabilities

Navistar unveiled three new OnCommand Connect Telematics offerings at the Mid-America Truck Show, including its new, OnCommand Connection Telematics.

Tags: Telematics, Navistar, Navistar OnCommand

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Allison TC10 Available for Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Later this Year

Photo: Allison Transmission

Allison Transmissions has announced that its TC10 transmission will be available from Paccar later this year in the Kenworth T680 and T880, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 truck models.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Allison Transmission

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Thermo King Debuts 3 New Power-Management Solutions

Thermo King Electric Power Jack Charger Photos: Thermo King

Thermo King debuted three new power-management solutions at the Mid-America Trucking Show to address increasing demands for power on the road for a wide spectrum of transport needs.

Tags: Charger, Thermo King, Reefers, Electrical System, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Falken Tires Shows Low Maintenance Concept at MATS

Photo: Falken Tires

Falken Tires displayed its Low Maintenance Concept at the Mid-America Trucking Show, highlighting the development and production techniques it uses to improve mileage, wear, durability and low-rolling resistance.

Tags: Falken Tire Corp., Tires, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Ingersoll Axle Launches New Steer Axle and Suspension Lines

Photo: Ingersoll Axle by Dexter

Ingersoll Axle by Dexter is launching the Smart-Steer 2.0 steer axle and Smart-Axl integrated suspension, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Suspensions, Axles, Ingersoll, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Up for Third Straight Month

Graphic: U.S. DOT

The year started out with trucking and the other four major transportation modes carrying more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in January than compared to a year earlier, according to new Transportation Department figures.

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

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