June 23, 2015 - Industry News
New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that requires side guards on 10,000 city and private refuse trucks by 2024 to reduce deaths and serious injuries during collisions with passengers.
Tags: Legislation, New York City, Refuse Trucks, Elected Leaders
David Carson is taking over as president and CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., following the retirement of Bob Harbin, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America has announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America
Soft manufacturing numbers are still affecting truck freight, with the American Trucking Associations' Truck Tonnage Index rising only 1.1% in May following a 1.4% loss in April.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index, American Trucking Associations
June 23, 2015 - Global News
Volvo Trucks announced that it has certified all of its Euro 5 engines for use with 100% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, a form of renewable diesel fuel.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Renewable Fuel, Europe, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels
The numbers are in and 2014 was the “best year for the supply chain industry since the Great Recession.” Nonetheless, the truck-driver shortage still greatly concerns the logistics sector.
Tags: Driver Shortage, State of Logistics Report
Jecka Glasman will succeed Todd Bloom as president and CEO for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) on July 1, the company has announced.
Tags: C-Suite, Mitsubishi Fuso, Promotions
Compared to the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, fleet attendee count for the now renamed and expanded show has so far doubled in 2015.
Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events, Bobit Business Media
A first look at May orders and shipments of manufactured durable goods, a key indicator for trucking freight.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
Truckers at the Port of New Orleans are sick and tired of handling damaged boxes that they don't get paid for and are protesting, according to a local TV station.
Tags: New Orleans, Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking
June 22, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped for the fourth straight week according to the weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Following an expansion of the Panama Canal in 2016, up to 10% of container traffic to the U.S. from East Asia could shift from West Coast ports to East Coast ports by 2020, according to research by the Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Robinson.
Tags: Ports, Panama Canal, Port Trucking
Across the United States, cargo theft is up 11% in March through May from the same period in 2014, according to the theft prevention and recovery network CargoNet.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, CargoNet
Overall, used GVW 3-8 transactions from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 accounted for 51.7 percent of total GVW 3-8 transactions in the U.S. market.
Tags: IIHS, Used-Truck Sales, Wholesale Prices, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 3
Ram Truck has increased the towing and payload capabilities of its 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups for 2016 through engine calibration, Ram has announced.
Tags: Ram Truck, Towing, 2016-MY, Ram Heavy Duty, Cummins, Diesel Engines
June 22, 2015 - Product News
SkyBitz has integrated ALK Maps with its InSight asset tracking and management web application, bringing real-time visualizations and interactive maps to the service.
Tags: ALK Technologies, SkyBitz, Integration, Asset Tracking, Information Technology, Navigation
Newly released figures show the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index once again remained higher in May than in each of the past three years, coming in 3.5% higher than May 2014 and 9.5% higher than two years ago.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
Fueled partly by an increase in sales to first-time buyers, existing-home sales in May rose to their highest pace in nearly six years.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Housing Starts
June 21, 2015 - Industry News
Stakeholder reactions to the rollout of the proposed Phase 2 federal GHG emission rules run the gamut from to cautionary to laudatory.
Tags: GHG, MPG, EPA, NHTSA
June 19, 2015 - Industry News
More than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines (MY-2007 or newer with near-zero particulate emissions), according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Diesel Emissions, Diesel Technology Forum, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Mack Trucks was awarded the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Maker of the Year Award by TU-Automotive at the TU-Automotive Detroit Awards ceremony in Novi, Mich.
Tags: Telematics, Fleet Management, Mack Trucks, Awards
NGVAmerica has commended EPA and NHTSA for its proposed new round of emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
Tags: Emissions, NGVAmerica, GHG, EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, NHTSA
The federal government’s top vehicle and clean-air regulators on June 19 formally announced their proposal for extending fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions rules, and predicted positive economic and health-benefit results.
Tags: MPG, GHG, EPA, NHTSA
Doonan Specialized Trailer announced that Michael Hinton has joined the company as the manager of marketing and inside sales.
Tags: Trailers, People, Marketing, Doonan
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1,771 Ram 4500 and 5500 cab chassis trucks in the 2014 and 2015 model years.
Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 5500, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ram 4500, NHTSA, FCA US
June 18, 2015 - Industry News
A bipartisan pair of Senators— Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)-- are lending their voices to the chorus opposing the nationwide legalization of twin 33-foot truck trailers via a rider to the T-HUD funding bill now under consideration by the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Size and Weight, Double Trailers
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