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August 19, 2015 - Industry News

Nissan Enhances Vans for 2016

Photo of 2015 NV cargo van courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's full-size and compact vans will receive light updates for the 2016 model year, including additional air bags, technology, and exterior colors, Nissan has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV200, Nissan NV, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, 2016-MY

August 19, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Begins Same-Day Grocery Delivery

Photo of USPS trucks in Venice, Calif., by Paul Clinton.

The U.S. Postal Service has begun delivering bottled water, fresh fish, and electronics in New York City as it begins a shift toward same-day delivery to compete with FedEx, UPS, and Amazon.com.

Tags: USPS, Delivery Fleets, FedEx, UPS

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Suit Alleges Defective CNG Equipment Caused Truck to Burn

The vehicle was only five months old and had been run only 3,000 miles before it caught fire during an ordinary customer run, the suit claims. The manufacturers say nothing was wrong with the equipment.

Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Fires, Cummins Westport, Agility Fuel Systems, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

A panel of representatives from the EPA and NHTSA listened to comments and suggestions for the proposed Phase 2 GHG rules. Photo by Steven Martinez.

EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, GHG, EPA, NHTSA

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Intermodal Freight Slows Shift to East Coast

Photo: Georgia Ports Authority

As intermodal freight enters peak shipping season at the nation's ports, West Coast ports appear to be slowing the diversion of freight to East Coast ports. At the same time, East Coast ports are working to extend their inland reach, according to published reports.

Tags: Intermodal, Ports

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 26,400 F-650/F-750 Trucks

Photo of 2015 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Company announced it is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 26,400 MY-2011-2013 and MY-2015 F-650 and F-750 vehicles in North America for a safety compliance issue with FMVSS 210 regarding seat belt anchorage.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Vehicle Recalls

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Truckload Rates Rising Rapidly, Intermodal Lagging

Truckload shipping rates continue to rise, while intermodal shipping continues to get cheaper, according to two of the latest monthly readings. A wider report on freight transportation showed a seasonal lull.

Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Jumps in July, Second Highest on Record

Graph courtesy ATA

The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 2.8% in July, following a revised drop of 0.4% during June.

Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Homebuilding Best in Years

The U.S. housing market continues to improve, with new home starts hitting their highest level in seven years and builder optimism the best in nearly a decade.

Tags: Economy, Home Starts, Home Building

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Nearly Flat for the Week

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel showed only a slight fluctuation for the week, barely extending a 12-week streak of falling prices, while gasoline prices in the Midwest spiked 30 cents due to a recent refinery shutdown.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

TruStar Opens Public CNG Station in Oklahoma

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Tulsa, Okla., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Oklahoma, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Volume, Rates Post July Decline

Spot market freight volume and rates fell in July, following a typical seasonal pattern, according to the latest DAT North American Freight Index.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

CNG Station Opens on Tenn. Trucking Corridor

Photo courtesy of Trillium CNG.

amp Trillium, LLC, a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Newport, Tenn.

Tags: Tennessee, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, ampCNG

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Wix Filters Parent Company Sold to German Company

Affinia Group, parent company of Wix Filters, is being sold to Mann+Hummel, a privately held global filtration company based in Germany.

Tags: Filters, Mergers & Acquisitions, Wix

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Details Emerging on Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Organizers of the 11th annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week announced a new leadership team, theme, and keynote speaker for the conference taking place Jan. 25-28, 2016, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket, Events, HDAW, Distributors, Suppliers

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Walmart Driver Wins Truck Driving Championship

Ronald Emenheiser, 2015 Bendix Grand Champion

Walmart driver Ronald Emenheiser was named the 2015 Bendix Grand Champion at the 78th annual National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships in St. Louis.

Tags: ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Bendix, Walmart

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

NACFE: Low Rolling Resistance Tires a Worthwhile Investment

Photo by Jim Park

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released its sixth fuel economy technology confidence report, this one covering the benefits of adopting low rolling resistance tires.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Carbon War Room, NACFE, Low Rolling Resistance Tires, Tires

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

California Grants $4.1M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission has approved about $4.1 million in grants for a number of alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

Tags: California, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Kansas Public CNG Station Opens

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Liberal, Kan., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Kansas, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Dealer Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Photo: Mack Trucks

TransEdge Truck Centers will be celebrating 25 years of operation on Aug. 25, with an open house at its flagship location in Allentown, Penn.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Anniversary, Dealers

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

ACT Raises Pay for Company Drivers and Owner Operators

American Central Transport is increasing pay for both company truck drivers and owner operators, the trucking company announced.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, American Central Transport

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts and Service Expands Fargo Facility

Photo via Inland Truck Parts

Inland Truck Parts & Service has expanded the capabilities of its Fargo, N.D., facility increasing the amount of service bays and adding Saturday hours.

Tags: Inland Truck Parts, Parts and Service, Facility Renovations

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Factory Activity, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Confidence

The amount of activity at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities turned in its best performance in eight months during July, according to a new Federal Reserve report on Friday.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Industrial Production, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment

August 13, 2015 - Product News

Propel Offers Renewable Diesel HPR in Southern California

Photo via Propel Fuels

Propel Fuels is offering its Diesel High Performance Renewable fuel at locations across Southern California, the company announced.

Tags: Biodiesel, Propel Fuels, Clean Diesel, CARB

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

Greenkraft Offers Propane Autogas Class 4-5 Trucks

Photo courtesy of Greenkraft Inc.

Greenkraft Inc. a California-based manufacturer of alternative-fuel trucks and alternative-fuel systems, is now taking orders from customers for its propane autogas Class 4-5 trucks, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Greenkraft, Class 4, Class 5

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