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April 12, 2018 - Industry News

Hino, VW Ink Long-Term Strategic Partnership Deal

Hino's Yoshio Shimo and VW's Andreas Renschler announced a new strategic partnership between the to companies to develop new technologies. Photo: Joji Nishi

A new, long-term, strategic agreement reached by Hino and Volkswagen will evaluate technology cooperation between the two companies with a focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

Tags: Hino, Volkswagen, Future Trucks, Electric Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Partnership, Global

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

GlobalTranz CFO Wins Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award

Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz, was the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award. Photo: Women In Trucking

Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz, has been announced as the winner of the fourth annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award by the Women In Trucking Association.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, Women in Trucking Association, People, Women in Trucking, Logistics

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Names Head of Marketing, Sales, Service

Andreas von Wallfeld, head of marketing, sales, and service for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, photo courtesy of Daimler AG.

Andreas von Wallfeld was named as the new head of marketing, sales, and services for Mercedes-Benz Trucks as of May 1.

Tags: Promotions, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Germany

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Jump as Number of Available Loads Rise

The number of loads on the DAT network of load boards increased 3.2% and load-to-truck ratios moved higher for all three equipment types during the week ending April 7, which caused rates to spike.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Domestic Inflation Picking Up

While consumer prices declined for the first time in 10 months during March, there is increasing evidence that inflation is picking up at both the retail and wholesale levels.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Department of Labor

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Acquires 2 New Businesses

Inland Truck Parts & Service (ITP) announced its addition of two Texas businesses to its footprint of stores. The new stores will allow the company to better meet the repair and equipment needs of truck owners in the southwest region.

Tags: Inland Truck Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Repair Shops, Truck Equipment

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

Zed Connect Opens U.S. Headquarters

Zed Connect has opened its U.S. headquarters in Calabasas, Calif. Photo: Zed Connect

Cummins subsidiary company Zed Connect has opened its headquarters in Calabasas, Calif., housing the company’s executive staff, research and development, engineering, design, product management, accounting and marketing.

Tags: Cummins, New Facility, ELDs, ELD Mandate

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

Hundreds of PrePass Users Enrolled in NorPass and Oregon Green Light Programs

PrePass users who have enrolled are now able to bypass weigh stations at 44 additional locations in seven states. Photo: Help Inc.

Hundreds of PrePass users have enrolled in the NorPass and Green Light weigh station bypass programs in the 90 days since Help Inc. partnered with the Washington State Department of Transportation to allow interoperability between the systems.

Tags: Weigh Stations, Help Inc., PrePass, Weigh-Station Bypass

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

HazMat Hauler Shut Down for Moving Explosives Without Regard for Safety

Inspectors found RC Stone & Farms had transported explosive materials without following safety rules or filing proper paperwork. Photos courtesy FMCSA

The FMCSA has ordered Tennessee-based trucking company Rock Stone Company to cease all transportation of explosives and hazardous materials after it was found to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.

Tags: FMCSA, Hazardous Materials, Hazmat, Imminent Hazard, Out of Service Violations

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

ATA Launches Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council will be hosting a new event called the Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference, addressing best practices in fleet data management and cybersecurity.

Tags: Conference, ATA, TMC, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Data Management

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

Icahn Selling Federal-Mogul to Tenneco

Carl Icahn, chairman of Icahn Enterprises. Image courtesy of Fortune

Icahn Enterprises L.P., the parent company of Icahn Automotive Group LLC, is selling auto parts maker Federal-Mogul LLC to Tenneco Inc. for $5.4 billion. Tenneco plans to split Federal-Mogul into two entities.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Mogul, Tenneco

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Enter Next Generation in 2020

On-road testing of the new Silverado HD prototypes will begin in the near future and production is expected to start in the third-quarter of 2019. Photo courtesy of General Motors

The next-generation Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD pickups will debut in late 2019 as 2020 models, General Motors has announced.

Tags: Chevrolet, 2020-MY, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Large Pickups

April 9, 2018 - Industry News

Fleetcor Partners with Reimbursement Solutions Company

Logo: Fleetcor

Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. partnered with Motus to allow "grey fleet" drivers to pay for business expenses with a Fleetcor fuel card.

Tags: Reimbursement, Fleetcor, Mobile Apps, Fuel Cards

April 9, 2018 - Industry News

Veteran Transportation Analyst Launches Website for Industry Insights

Veteran transportaiton industry analyst Noël Perry has launched his own website, Transport Futures, where he will provide his own personal insights on a variety of industry topics. Screenshot via transportfutures.net

Noël Perry, Truckstop.com’s chief economist and former analyst for FTR Transportation Intelligence, has launched a new website called Transport Futures that will serve as a platform to share industry insights.

Tags: New Website, FTR, Truckstop.com, Market Analysis

April 9, 2018 - Industry News

Operation Safe Driver Week Set to Begin July 15

This year's Operation Safe Driver Week has been set for July 15-21. Photo: CVSA

Operation Safe Driver Week has been set for the week of July 15-21, 2018, with law enforcement around the country joining in on the effort to spot unsafe driving behaviors by commercial vehicle drivers and passenger vehicles.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Driver Behavior, Distracted Driving, Law Enforcement, Fatigue, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

April 9, 2018 - Industry News

SoCalGas Helps Calif. Fleets Acquire Natural Gas Trucks

Photo of a heavy-duty truck via Pixabay

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced efforts to help California fleets get more drivers behind the wheel of near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks.

Tags: SCAQMD, Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, SoCalGas

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Interim NHTSA Chief Nominated to Lead Agency

Photo of Heidi King, deputy administrator of NHTSA, courtesy of that agency.

President Donald Trump has nominated Heidi King to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than a year after taking office. King has been serving as the interim head of the nation's top road safety agency.

Tags: NHTSA, Safety, Donald Trump, Executive Appointment, U.S. Senate

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

ERoad Integrates with Descartes MacroPoint

Image: ERoad

ERoad, a provider of fleet management, electronic tax reporting and ELD compliance solutions for the transportation industry, has announced integration with the Descartes MacroPoint multi-modal supply chain visibility platform.

Tags: Supply Chain, ERoad, Descartes

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

TMW Integrates Purchasing Software with Navistar's OnCommand System

Photo: Navistar

TMW has integrated its TMT Fleet Maintenance Purchase Order module with Navistar’s OnCommand Connection/Part Information System.

Tags: Navistar, Parts, Software, TMW Systems

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

New Utah DOT Deputy Director to Focus on Future Transportation

Teri Newell Photo: UDOT

The Utah Department of Transportation has appointed Teri Newell as an additional deputy director for the department. In her new role, Newell is charged with helping guide UDOT as it works on issues relating to the state’s growing population, advances in technology, and the evolution of the transportation industry.

Tags: Utah DOT, State Laws, Utah

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Mobility Research Center Opens in Michigan with Microsoft Support

The American Center for Mobility provides a myriad of real-world environments with the ability to test under a range of driving environments. Photo: ACM

Microsoft is the exclusive data and cloud provider for the mobility center at the historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan.

Tags: Research, Microsoft, Safety, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Vehicle Testing, Michigan, Big Data

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Full-Service Truck Stop Opens on Highway 26 in Oregon

The new Plateau Travel Plaza near Madras, OR, features secure parking for up to 70 tractor-trailers. Photo: Plateau Travel Center

The state-of-the-art full-service truck and travel stop is owned by The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs which represents the Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute Native American tribes.

Tags: Oregon, Truck Parking, Truck Stops

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

E.L.M. Repair and Refrigeration Named HDA Truck Service Expert of the Year

E.L.M. Repair and Refrigeration of Edgar, Wis., was awarded the HDA Truck Pride Truck Service Expert of the Year at the group’s annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.

Tags: Awards, HDA Truck Pride, Parts and Service, Repair Shops

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-Series Trucks, Expedition for Shifter Cable

Photo of 2018 F-150 pickup courtesy of Ford.

Ford is recalling an estimated 350,000 2018 F-150 and 2018 Expedition vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmissions as well as 2018 F-650 and F-750 vehicles with six-speed automatic transmissions because a clip that locks the gear shift cable may not be fully seated.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Transmissions, Ford F-150, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY, Safety

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking Employment Surges, Overall Jobs Moderate

The number of U.S. non-farm jobs added in March moderated while trucking added the most jobs in recent memory, according to a new Labor Department report.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Employment

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