April 21, 2016 - Product News
Boyle Transportation is equipping Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes on all steer and drive axles of its fleet tractors as well as on all of its new refrigerated trailers.
Tags: Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, Brakes, AIr Disc Brakes
April 21, 2016 - Industry News
Wabash National has appointed Dave Hill as the company’s vice president and general manager of Wabash Tank Trailers.
Tags: Leadership, People, Wabash National, Liquid Tank Trailers, Trailers
A truck component manufacturer and one of the nation’s largest truck dealer networks continue the trend of many businesses reporting lower first quarter earnings as truck sales are down from a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Truck Sales, Aftermarket, Dana Holding Corp., Rush Enterprises, Dana Spicer
U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced a bill to extend the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) through 2021 to continue to provide EPA grants to reduce diesel emissions.
Tags: Diesel Emissions, EPA, Diesel Technology Forum, Federal Grants, Legislation
April 20, 2016 - Industry News
UPDATED – Three large publicly held trucking fleets reported first quarter earnings on Wednesday with all showing a decline in profits from a year earlier.
Tags: Earnings, Knight Transportation, Landstar System, Fleet Earnings, Werner Enterprises
The Show-Me State is showing how the federal government could make it easier for vets to become truckers.
Tags: FMCSA, Hiring Veterans
April 20, 2016 - Product News
The Garmin 670 will now support the Teletrac Navman Drive suite of apps with routing, fleet management and compliance features for drivers.
Tags: GPS, Garmin, Fleet Management Software, Teletrac, Mobile Devices, Mobile Apps
After a surge in February, the American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased in March, taking away about half of the gains made the month before.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
U.S. trailer net order numbers in March missed analyst projections, coming in well below expectations, according to FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, FTR, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has promoted Scott Coyle to vice president, service operations for North America.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, New Hire/Promotion
A decline in available freight and an increase in truck capacity pushed spot truckload rates down across all three equipment types during the week ending April 16, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, TransCore, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
April 19, 2016 - Industry News
Three- to five-year-old trucks lost about 10% of their retail value and 2.5% of their wholesale value from the fourth quarter of last year to the first quarter of this year.
Tags: Used Vehicles, NADA Used Car Guide, Used-Vehicle Prices, Used Truck Sales, NADA
Daimler Trucks North America opened its nine-story headquarters building on its corporate campus in north Portland, Ore.
Tags: Headquarters, City of Portland, Daimler Trucks North America
A broad coalition of interest groups is lobbying Congress “to oppose any special interest anti-truck safety riders including changes to the truck driver hours of service rules..."
Tags: HOS, U.S. Senate, Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart
Traffic congestion on highways drove operational costs for trucking up by more than $49.6 billion in 2014, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, ATRI, Congestion
April 19, 2016 - Product News
Haldex has re-launched its Midland brand in North America as a value brand for aftermarket products.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Remanufactured Parts, HALDEX
Wabco has acquired Laydon Composites, a manufacturer of aerodynamic devices for heavy-duty trucks and trailers based in Ontario, Canada.
Tags: Aerodynamics, Wabco, Mergers & Acquisitions
A measure of truckload linehaul rates moved lower last month compared to a year earlier for the first time since May 2010 as intermodal freight rates continued their downward slide.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting public input on its Beyond Compliance carrier safety-recognition program.
Tags: FMCSA, Beyond Compliance
The number of housing starts in the U.S. fell more than expected in March, but home builder confidence in the market remains strong, according to two new reports.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Home Building
April 18, 2016 - Industry News
Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.
Tags: Toyota, Assembly Plants, Natural Disaster, Japan
The price of diesel fuel rose last week for the second straight week, but uncertainty in the crude oil market could curb the increases.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
April 18, 2016 - Product News
XL Hybrids, Inc. has introduced XL Link, a cloud-based data analytics system that measures key performance indicators, including MPG performance, and reports carbon dioxide emissions reductions in fleet gasoline-electric hybrids.
Tags: XL Hybrids, Analytics, Cloud-Based Technology, Mobile Apps, big data
Growth in freight shipments slowed in March, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report, while freight spending turned negative – but a longer-term view of cargo movements and the overall economy appears at least somewhat brighter.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
Purkeys has partnered with Maxwell Technologies to produce a portable jump starter called CAPS that's designed for heavy- and light-duty applications.
Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Jumpstarter, Engines, Purkey's Fleet Electric
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