September 24, 2015 - Industry News
The Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks will add new features for the 2016 model year, including integrated cruise control, powertrain grade braking, and diesel exhaust braking to enhance control, General Motors has announced.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Silverado HD, General Motors, Class 3, 2016-MY
September 24, 2015 - Press Release
Waste Management and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at Waste Management's facility in Toms River, N.J., the companies announced.
Tags: Waste Management, New Jersey, Heavy-Duty Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
PeopleNet has agreed to renew its sponsorship of the School Supply Program that gives out grants to classrooms for needed supplies, announced Trucker Buddy International.
Tags: PeopleNet, Grants, Trucker Buddy
The White House has issued new guidelines to Federal agencies to help accelerate the review and approval of infrastructure projects.
Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, White House, Highway Construction
Economic watchers got a mixed bag of reports on Thursday. One showed an easing in part of the manufacturing sector, including a measure of business investment. However, two others were upbeat regarding housing and the upcoming holiday sales season.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales
September 23, 2015 - Industry News
Ford introduced the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty with a number of enhancements including a lighter weight aluminum-alloy body.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Chassis Cab, Ford, Ford Super Duty
Eric Vos, Brian Blevins and Josh Nordick helped FedEx Freight sweep the top three spots in the 11th annual TMC SuperTech Competition.
Tags: Technicians, TMC SuperTech
Werner Enterprises is extending its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program from 12 to 24 months, after getting approval from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Werner Enterprises
The National Private Truck Council recognized 18 private-fleet truck drivers with its National Driver All-Stars award for excellence in customer service, safety, community service and adherence to company and regulatory standards.
Tags: National Safety Council, NPTC, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Private Fleets
Rates on the spot market showed little to no improvement over the past week, with little of the usual after-Labor-Day jump in available freight .
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
September marks another month of relatively subdued growth across the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to a preliminary report, and construction activity in the U.S. retreated in August.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Manufacturing
The EPA is serious about further reducing exhaust emissions and boosting vehicle fuel economy. But the agency official’s remarks suggested that it intends to be reasonable about it.
Tags: Emissions, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, GHG emissions, Technology & Maintenance Council
September 22, 2015 - Industry News
Eaton has added two optional features to the company’s UltraShift Plus and Fuller Advantage automated manual transmissions designed to enhance low-speed maneuverability.
Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions
September 22, 2015 - Press Release
Advanced Disposal opened its seventh compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its hauling facility in Macon, Ga., the refuse and recycling company announced.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Georgia, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
Fatal work-related injuries to commercial truck drivers last year reached their highest level in six years, per a summary of preliminary results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2014 just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Tags: Truck Drivers, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Truck Driver Safety
The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell by 0.9% in August when compared to strong July numbers.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
Trailer orders saw a significant increase in August due to a surge in the dry van market, according to the latest report from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Flatbed, Trailer Orders
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling station in Mississippi, the company announced.
Tags: Mississippi, Clean Energy Fuels, LNG Fueling Station, LNG
September 21, 2015 - Industry News
The prices of diesel and gasoline fuel dropped further for the week amid a volatile crude oil market, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Crude oil prices are moving higher amid concerns that low prices have led to too many crude production cuts.
Tags: Oil Prices, Economy, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices
Vipar Heavy Duty has announced that its VHD Equipment Network of distributors will transition into the Power Heavy Duty network on Jan. 1, 2016.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Mergers & Acquisitions, Distribution
Following three straight months of gains, existing–home sales dipped in August, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Economy, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Home Sales
Truck drivers are most interested in being able to reserve a parking space near major metropolitan areas. But nearly half of those recently surveyed are unwilling to pay to reserve any space.
Tags: Survey, ATRI, Truck Parking
September 21, 2015 - Product News
Aljex Software has partnered with HubTran to offer back office document management for its transportation management software.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Aljex Software, Document Management, Integration, Information Technology
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies for improving fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption, along with making plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) more affordable.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency, Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants
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